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M. Elbertha Garnett

The Family of Mrs. M. Elbertha Garnett, affectionately called "Sister", "Aunt Bertha", or "Cousin Bertha", wishes to announce with deep regrets her passing on Thursday, June 3, 2010, in her 92nd year. This sad event occurred at the residence of her son and only child Eric S. Cox Sr. and his wife Magretta, in Washington DC.

During her extensive career as an educator in Liberia, her many students affectionately called her "Teacher Garnett" and subsequently "Teacher Knott" after her marriage to Mr. Arnold Knott, now deceased, a music teacher at William V. S. Tubman High School.

At the beginning of her career in education, she taught at the Lott Carey Baptist Mission School in Brewerville. During the establishment of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) by the Liberian Government, an initiative funded by USAID, Mrs. M. Elbertha Garnett played a leading role in creating the African Studies Program with emphasis on researching Liberian languages and the formation of the Cultural Troupe at the William V. S. Tubman High School. This tour of duty required her to travel extensively throughout rural Liberia along with several delegations from USAID. The deceased last served as Supervising Principal, Ministry of Education, Republic of Liberia. She also assisted her church with their educational endeavors and became Assistant Principal of the Seventh-day Adventist Junior and Senior High School in Monrovia.

She leaves to mourn her loss her son Eric Cox Sr. (Magretta), several grand children, great grand children, many nieces and nephews, two sisters in law, Rev. Dr. Genevieve Garnett and Mrs. Thelma Garnett and a host of relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010.
Viewing: 10:00am - 11:00am
Service: 11:00am - 1:00pm

The First Church of Seventh-day Adventists
810 Shepherd St., NW
Washington, DC 20011

Eric and Magretta Cox: 202-723-2254 / 202-577-3599
Baysle Cox: 011 23177517 254
Eric Cox, Jr.: 301-256-4492

Area Hotels:
Crowne Plaza Silver Spring
8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-589-0800
Average Rate: $126

Marriott Courtyard Silver Spring
8506 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-589-4899
Average Rate: $119

Comfort Inn
7990 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (301) 565-344
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