Marione J. Herman

Published 5:49 pm Saturday, March 29, 2014

DURHAM – Marione Willene Jackson Herman, the oldest of three children of the late Genester Brown Jackson and the late William Arthur Jackson, was born September 30, 1941 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Her family relocated to Durham in 1954.  She departed this life on March 26, 2014 after a long struggle with breast cancer.

Marione was a 1959 honors graduate of Hillside High School. She matriculated at North Carolina College (NCCU), taking a major in French and a minor in Spanish. She graduated cum laude with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963.  After attending NDEA Foreign Language Institutes at North Carolina Central, Kansas State Teachers College and West Virginia University, she was awarded the Master of Arts degree in French (1972) by NCCU. She did further graduate studies at Atlantic Christian College, UNC-CH, and East Carolina University.

She was employed by the Hertford County Board of Education in 1963 where she taught French and Spanish at the R.L. Vann School until 1970. With the advent of integration, she was transferred to the Ahoskie High School where she taught foreign languages until retirement.

Marione began her walk with the Lord at Mt.OliveBaptistChurch in KingsMountain. She later moved her membership to White Rock Baptist Church in Durham and then to New Ahoskie Baptist Church. Upon her move back to Durham, she reinstated her membership with White Rock where she was an active member with several ministries until her health prevented her participation.

She was married in 1964 to Harry T. Herman who preceded her in death; they were the parents of one son, H. Todd Herman who survives. She is also survived by her grandson, Gabriel Tariq Herman; her devoted former daughter-in-law, Shannon Monroe Herman; her loving brother and sister, Walter A. Jackson and Sue J. Jarmon (Mack); Florence Moore (sister-in-law); Howard Herman and Michael Herman (brothers-in-law); nephews and nieces, Rev. Paul Moore (Audrey), Gerald Moore (Cathy), John Moore (Kim), Patricia Vaughn, Michael Vaughn (Rosalind); other nieces and nephews;  a host of cousins; faithful and dear friends, Laretta Lassiter and Ethel Tyree; her White Rock Baptist Church family; her sisters of the Ahoskie Alumnae, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and all of her former students who have called and expressed their love and concern.

At her request, her remains have been cremated and there will be no services. Fisher Funeral Parlor in Durham is assisting the family.