Madeline A. "Susie" Loyal, SSA worker, dies

She had worked as an accounting clerk in Woodlawn

  • Madeline A. Loyal
Madeline A. Loyal
March 17, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Madeline A. "Susie" Loyal, a retired Social Security Administration worker, died March 7 of respiratory failure at Northwest Hospital. She was 71.

Madeline Ametra McDuffie was born in Bennettsville, S.C. She attended the Laurinburg Institute in Laurinburg, N.C., before moving to Baltimore, where she graduated in 1958 from Dunbar High School.

While at Dunbar, she played the clarinet and was a member of the school's marching band. She attended what is now Morgan State University.

She began working at the Enoch Pratt Free Library during her high school years and continued doing so after graduation.

In 1970, she joined the SSA in Woodlawn as an accounting clerk. She retired in 1990.

Mrs. Loyal, who lived in Woodlawn for more than 40 years, enjoyed cooking and entertaining and caring for her nieces and nephews, family members said.

Since the late 1940s, she had been an active member of United Baptist Church, where services were held Monday.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Robert Loyal, who is retired from the Health Care Financial Administration; a son, Joseph A. Loyal Sr. of Baltimore; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

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