ALLEYNE, Barbara M.
Barbara M. Alleyne went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, (July 20, 2011) at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Barbara was born in Hartford to the late William and Rupert (Williams) Murray on January 24, 1930 and was their only child. Barbara was educated in the Hartford School System, and was a graduate of Fisk University, Nashville, TN. She returned to her community and taught for 30 plus years in the Hartford School System. Her passion was community service. She was very active in many community service organizations, including LINKS, John E. Rogers Foundation where she served as president. She founded and secured funding from the community as well as through grants for the Sorority's SAT Program held at Weaver High School for 30 plus years, and directed it until she became ill. This highly successful program has helped hundreds of Hartford area high school students prepare for entrance into college. She was past president of CT Valley Girl Scouts, she was one of the founders of the Juneteenth Committee which is celebrated annually in Hartford. Barbara was a longtime, faithful and committed member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. "Oh, how she loved Delta"! She was made in 1951, in Alpha Beta Chapter at Fisk University. She was President of the Hartford Alumnae Chapter from 1961-1963, served as the Chapter Custodian, as well as on numerous other committees. Barbara was an active, dedicated, and faithful member of Union Baptist Church. She served as Chairperson of the Church's Archival/Historical Committee, as Co-Chair of Women's Day in 2010, and Chair in 2011. Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband, Joseph Alleyne; her loving daughter, Susan Alleyne both of Hartford; her sorority sisters, as well as a host of cousins, other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m., at Union Baptist Church, 1921 Main St., Hartford. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield. Her family will receive friends Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the church with an OMEGA OMEGA service prior to the funeral service. Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.