Kathryn Brown Bibbins
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Norfolk - Kathryn Brown Bibbins, 106 ,departed this life on January 2, 2014 at The Norfolk Health Care and Rehab Center. She was the third child , born to the late Daniel D. Brown and Hattie Steptoe Brown . An older sister, Harriet B. Fulford and a brother Allen D. Brown preceeded her in death.
Kathryn attended Norfolk Public Schools, received a B.S degree from Hampton ( Institute) University and a Masters' degree from New York University. She had a lifelong love of education and began her journey as an educator teaching English at Booker T.Washington Jr. High School. This journey ended , in 1971 when she retired as principal of Lindenwood Elementary School.
She married C. Arnett Bibbins in 1936 and this union lasted until his death in 1957. She leaves behind a daughter Kathryn( Kitty ) Hill, a son in law, W. Carlton Hill, a grandson W. Carlton Hill Jr, three great grandsons, Carlton, Calvin and Carrington Hill, two nieces, Harriett Goodrich( Eugene) and Lucille Layne ,three nephews, Allen(Harriett), Robert and Donald (Beverly)Brown, and a host of great nieces , nephews, cousins, and special friends.
The Funeral service will be held At St. Johns' A.M.E. Church, Bute Street on Wednesday, January 8, at 11 a.m. with the Rev John Burton presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations to the Church's Blitz Mortgage Fund be sent to St Johns' Church in memory of Ms. Kathryn B. Bibbins. Graves Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 5, 2014