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Elise M. Galloway

January 23, 1936 June 24, 2021
Elise M. Galloway
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A Home Going Service will be held Friday, July 2, 2021
Viewing: 10:00 a.m.
Service 11:00 a. m.
Wood Funeral Home
5537-39 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Interment: Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, PA

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Elsie May Galloway, daughter of the late William Amos and Marie Nichols Jackson was
born on January 23, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Elsie departed this life on June 24, 2021. Sister of Dolores M. Mosley (preceded in death), Othelia Jackson, Leon Jackson and Florence P. Jackson. Reared in a Christian home, Elsie attended Zion A.M.E. Church in South Philadelphia with her parents and siblings. At an early age, she accepted Christ and became a member of Calvary A.M.E. Church. Elsie faithfully attended Church School and became a member of the Choir. She had a passion for singing and participating as a member of the Women’s Missionary Society.

Elsie was educated in the Philadelphia, PA Public School System and graduated from Edward Bok Vocational Technical School in 1953. Prior to graduation from High School, she attended classes at Fleischer Art School. Elsie expanded her course of study in Accounting at Temple University. Elsie worked in sales at Snellenburg’s Department Store for several years after graduating High School until she married and began to travel with her husband, a Serviceman of the Air Force.

Elsie and Johnnie Edward Galloway (preceded in death) wed in 1956 and from that union came Gregory Edward (preceded in death), Mark Anthony and Marlynne Theresa. Elsie and Johnnie travelled during his years of service in the Air Force and after completing his service they settled in Elizabeth, New Jersey. While there Elsie joined Mt. Teman A.M.E. Church. When she moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1971, Elsie joined Bethel A.M.E. Church where she became a Sunday School Teacher, joined Missions, was Stewardess and sang on the choir. She was employed in full-time work with various agencies wherever she resided. However, Elsie was the first African-American woman to work at the Lycoming County Court House in Williamsport, PA. She worked as a clerk in the Tax Assessment Office for 16 years. She also became a board member of the Bethune Douglas Community Center and was held in high regard in her Church and community.

Elsie moved back to Philadelphia in 1987 and joined Mt. Pisgah A.M.E Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her church home and held church membership for over the past 30 years. She was a member of the Chancel Choir, Stewardess, a member of the Women’s Missionary Society and the former Florida Grant Women’s Missionary Society where she was the Historian and Statistician. She had the great opportunity of travelling to Monrovia in Liberia, Africa in 2002 where she ministered during a Missions trip.

Elsie enjoyed food, sweet baked goods and ice cream. She was also a seamstress and enjoyed making clothes and traveling.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her sisters, Othelia and Florence, her brother Leon, her son, Mark Galloway, her daughter Marlynne Galloway, her grandchildren Colin Wright, Theresa Fulp, (Andrew Wright preceded in death), Oni Galloway, her 9 great granddaughters, Unique Lopes, Tez’Staja Andrews, A’Nasja Wright, Naomi Redd, Arianna Galloway, Alirys Wright, Abigail Beasock, Anna Fulp, Heaven Fulp, her nieces Pamela Mosley, Velma Davis, nephews, William Mosley, Robert, Jr., Leon and Christopher Smith, her great niece, Danielle Smith, her extended Mosley family, special people in her life: Darlene and Leroy Foreman, Barbara Wood, Lillian Smallwood, Miss Eloise, Michele and Richie Sabb and a host of extended family, friends and neighbors.
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