Agnes W. Justice, school librarian

March 14, 2013

Agnes W. Justice, 102, a librarian in Arlington County Public Schools from 1956 to 1971, died Feb. 26 at a senior living facility in Charlottesville.

Her death, from cardiopulmonary arrest, was confirmed by her daughter Caroline Dessouky.

Mrs. Justice worked at schools including Cherrydale Elementary, Maury Elementary and Page Elementary.

Agnes Estelle Wren was born in Wrens, Ga. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., in 1933 and a second bachelor’s degree, in library science, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1936.

Mrs. Justice was a librarian at schools in Henrico County, Va., and Greensboro, N.C., before setting in the Washington area in 1944.

She was a longtime resident of Arlington, where she belonged to Little Falls Presbyterian Church, and moved to Charlottesville a decade ago.

Her husband of 56 years, Samuel “Marion” Justice, died in 1997.

Survivors include three daughters, Janette Griffin of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Caroline Dessouky and Alice Justice, both of Charlottesville; eight grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters.

— Emily Langer

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