Fuller-Sheffield Funeral
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Austin, TX 78702
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Georgia Mable Myers


October 27, 1920 - August 27, 2012

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Our beloved sister, Georgia Mable Myers, was born to the union of Will and Kate James Myers on October 27, 1920 in Marshall County, Woodville, Oklahoma. She was the fourth born of five children. Her family attended Rock Hill Baptist Church and at an early age she joined and was baptized.
Mable, as she was lovingly known by friends and family, attended elementary and Jr. High School in Dennison, Texas. Having completely lost her sight by age thirteen (13), she was transferred to what was then known as the Texas Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute for Colored Youth in Austin, Texas. When the State Colored Orphans' Home was combined with the institute in 1943, the name of the facility was changed to Texas Blind, Deaf, and Orphan School. After high school graduation, she attended Prairie View A&M University, where she defied the odds as a blind college student and received her bachelor’s degree in the 1940s. She went on to complete post graduate work in Boston, Saltillo, Mexico and the University of Texas at Austin. She received a Master’s Degree in Education. Once settled again in Austin, she later joined 19th Street Baptist Church. For 38 years she taught English and Spanish at the Texas School for the Blind before retiring in the mid-1980s. Blessed with a beautiful voice, her favorite pastimes were singing and playing the piano. Until her health failed, she remained active with her church and her community organizations, including the Beta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she attained the rank of “Golden Soror” (50 years of membership); the Austin Capital City Lioness Club, of which she was a charter member; and later the Austin Capital City Evening Lions Club.

Georgia Mable Myers was preceded in death by: her parents; two brothers, James Berry and Lawson Myers; and her sister, Ernestine Berry.

She leaves to cherish her memories: a sister, Willie Edith Nelson; 3 nieces, Gloria Myers, Leonece Wauke, and Patrice Myers; one great nephew, Jmar Akai Montgomery; two great nieces, Ajia Merai Montgomery and Akimi Clarek Wauke; one great great niece, Sohaliah Myers Montgomery; and a host of family and friends.