About Marilyn: After graduation, Marilyn attended Fisk University in Nashville TN. She was the third generation to attend this African American Liberal Arts University. As an English and Elementary Ed major she went to get her Information Science degree in 1971 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She began my 36 year teaching career as a Library Media Specialist. Marilyn loved working with young people. They were considered her children since Marilyn was not blessed with any. Marilyn married in 1978 and moved to the Hampton Roads, Virginia. area. Marilyn became a widow three years later. She moved back home in 1986 and has enjoyed experiencing the fabulous transformation of Detroit.
In October 2014, Marilyn married Gerald Smith.