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Elizabeth Corbett, churchwoman, volunteer June 18, 1925 -- March 12, 2006

A memorial service for Elizabeth Moore Corbett of St. Petersburg, Fla., a former resident of Amherst, will be at 11 a.m. March 31 in St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 738 Pinellas Point Drive South, St. Petersburg.

Mrs. Corbett, a native of Flint, Mich., died Sunday in St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, of complications from lupus. She was 80.

She took pride in relating that she was the daughter of the first black physician in Flint.

Mrs. Corbett was valedictorian of the University of Michigan Class of 1946.

She moved in 1997 from Amherst to St. Petersburg, where she was active in church and civic organizations. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and Caregivers United. She was secretary of Chapter 44 of the Florida Life Care Residents Association.

Mrs. Corbett was an active member of St. Matthew's Church and was an organist, vocalist and soloist. She was a supporter of fine arts in the Tampa Bay area. She also was head of the Westminster Suncoast Choir and a Hospice volunteer for many years.

Her husband of 52 years, Frank, died in 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Elizabeth of St. Petersburg.


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