Montez Bethea Morrow, a former GSU employee was funeralized Wednesday at the Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church in Grambling.She was born September 9, 1921 to James William Bethea and Alice Watson Bethea. Her siblings included three brothers and four sisters.
After attending public schools in White Plains, N. Y., she matriculated at Virginia State University obtaining a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in business administration.
Montez pledged Delta Sigma Theta and was also an active Golden Life member for over 60 years.
Although she did complete some courses from Columbia University, she obtained her master’s degree in health, physical education, and recreation from New York University.
Education remained a high priority in her life as she was a professor at Winston-Salem Teacher’s College in North Carolina, Philander Smith College in Arkansas, and Grambling State University in Louisiana where she retired after more than 20 years of service.
Montez was married to Archibald Haldane Morrow for over 60 years. To this union, three sons were born. Her husband, three sons, and great-grandson, Jacobi Manual Brooks, all preceded her in death.
Montez enjoyed cooking, international travel, her sorority, hosting card games eapcially her bridge parties and church.
She departed this life Friday, Sept. 5.