First Posted: 1/15/2009
Myrtle Long Knox, of Weldon, died Saturday at her home.
The funeral was Thursday at St. Matthew AME Church, the Revs. Phillip R. Blair, Benjamin Foust, William H. Cheek and other ministers officiating. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Knox was a retired educator and civic leader in Halifax, Northampton and surrounding counties. She was a devout and faithful member of the St. Matthew AME Church and the Second Episcopal District, where she served in numerous positions.
After 41 years as an instructor in the Weldon, Halifax, Northampton and Wilson County school districts, she worked as a housing specialist with the Roanoke Chowan Housing Authority. She served 14 years as a member of the Weldon City Council as well.
Knox was a life member and a subscribing Golen Heritage member of the Halifax County NAACP. She was also a board member of Region L. Council of Government, National Association of University Women, Retired Teachers Association and the Order of Eastern Star, Precious Jewel Chapter. Her educational training was recieved at Halifax County Training School, Bricks Junior College, Shaw University, A&T State University, East Carolina University and UNC Chapel Hill.
Surviving are a sister, Beatrice L. Bowser and a brother, Gearld E. Long, both of Weldon.