WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Nancy L.P. Fowlkes of White Plains died Saturday, Nov. 23. She was 89.
Fowlkes was born Aug. 26, 1924, to Amos M. and Nettie B. Pinkard. She grew up in Mount Vernon and graduated from A.B. Davis High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Bennett College in North Carolina, a master's degree from Syracuse University, master's in social work from Smith College in White Plains, and a master's in public administration from Pace University. After college, she worked as an assistant editor for the Virginia State Teacher's Association and director of publicity at Bennett College. Upon returning to New York, she worked at the Westchester County Department of Social Services serving as a social caseworker and then as supervisor of Adoption Services and Foster Care.
Fowlkes was active in a number of organizations including the White Plains Community Chest, YWCA, Interfaith Council, NAACP, Advisory Board at Eastview JR./HS., Regency Bridge Club, Westchester County Urban League, Mt. Vernon Concert Group, Board of Directors of Bethel Methodist Home, Scarritt-Bennett Center in Tenn., and the Gum Moon Residence in Calif. She was a member of the NASW, Academy of Certified Social Workers, Jack and Jill of America, the NANBPWC, and Zeta Nu Omega Chapter of AKA Inc.
In the United Methodist Church, she has served on the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Women, Administrative Methodist Board, New York Conference Program Division, Episcopal Residence Committee, District Council on Ministries, Trustee Board, Superintendent's Committee, Board of Ordained Ministry, Mission Leadership and Women's Division. She chaired the 100th Anniversary and Finance Committee, of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a lay speaker, president/member of the United Methodist Women, trustee, and Sunday school teacher.
Fowlkes is survived by her daughter, Wendy D. Fowlkes; a granddaughter; two nephews; five grand nephews; and family and friends. Her husband, Vester G. Fowlkes, died earlier.
Calling hours are from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30 at Lees Funeral Home, 160 Fisher Ave, White Plains, followed by a service at 10 a.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church, 130 South Lexington, Ave., White Plains, N.Y. 10606.
For more information, please visit: www.LeesFuneralHome.com
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