Amelia Andrea Colbert King, 83, a retired D.C. public school teacher, former Sunday school superintendent at Liberty Baptist Church and family education teacher at Hope Christian Church, died of cancer Nov. 1 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. King, a Washington resident for most of her life, was born in Takoma Park. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1935.
After working as a domestic to help her husband send their three children to college, Mrs. King went back to school herself.
Mrs. King graduated from Antioch College and received a master's degree in early childhood education from the University of the District of Columbia in 1981.
While in graduate school, she was a teacher's aide in the D.C. public school system. In the 1980s, she was a preschool teacher at several elementary schools.
During the 1970s, Mrs. King was active with the National Association of Household Workers, an organization that worked to bring dignity and income security to domestic workers.
Her husband, Isaiah King, died in 1990.
Survivors include three children, Lucretia Tolliver of Valparaiso, Ind., and Colbert I. King and Cranston King, both of Washington; a brother, Robert Colbert of Bowie; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.