Elizabeth Gignilliat Downs, CCAS BA ’58

Elizabeth Gignilliat Downs, CCAS BA ’58, passed away on Nov. 11 at the age of 75. Downs was born on Dec. 4, 1936 in Savannah, Georgia. She was a graduate of Savannah High School, Armstrong Junior College, and The George Washington University. She also received a master in arts at Emory University. Downs served as a social studies teacher at public schools in Portsmouth and Salem, Virginia for more than twenty years. She was also a board member for the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority and was an active volunteer and church member in the communities in which she lived.

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