In Memory

Lillie King (Singleton Summers)

DR. LILLIE KING,  Memorial Services for Dr. Lillie King will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, June 4th at Glen Leven Presbyterian Church, in Nashville, TN. A native of Birmingham, Dr. King, 88, died on May 16th. Dr. King, a nationally-known higher education development administrator, retired from North Carolina A&T State University in 1997, where she was Vice Chancellor for Development. Prior to her appointment at North Carolina A&T, Dr. King was Director of Development at Florida A&M University, where she administered and coordinated a campaign which raised approximately $15 million. As Director of Institutional Development at Miles College, she directed a capital campaign, which generated $1.7 million, at that time the largest amount ever produced by the college in a fund-raising effort. A graduate of Parker High School in Birmingham, Dr. King attended Talladega College and graduated from Alabama State University, with a B.S. degree in Science. She received the M.S. degree in Science Education from Tuskegee University, and continued graduate studies in radiation biology, genetics, nuclear physics and chemistry at Howard, Cornell, and Auburn Universities. She received a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. Dr. King was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. & Mrs. B.G. King, three brothers: B.T. King and Curtis King, of Birmingham, and Emmett King of Chevy Chase, Maryland; and one sister, Grace King Pharris of Birmingham. Dr. King is survived by daughter, Edythe Summers Nash (Norman) of Brentwood, TN; granddaughter, Karen Nash James, of Brentwood, TN; grandson, Mark Nash of Nashville, TN; sister: Carolyn Ogletree, of Long Beach, CA; sister-in-law, Gloria Calloway King of Birmingham; nieces and nephews: Gerald King (Jeunita) of Charlotte, NC; Kathleen King Harris of Birmingham; Michele Long (Reginald) of La Mirada, CA; Fletcher Ogletree, Jr. of Tucson, AZ; Gayle King of New York City; Sharon Gamble (John) of Weston, FL; Lynn Schwab (Ron) of Sunrise, FL; Caryn Harrison (Michael) of Laytonsville, MD, Robert King and Emmett King of Cleveland, OH. She is also survived by a host of great- and great-grand nieces and nephews and many loving friends.   Obituary

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