Born deaf at Asheville, NC; entered the North Carolina School for the Deaf at age 5. After graduation, became a housemaker and mother, but at age 30 returned to college, graduating Gallaudet University in 1992. At Gallaudet, she learned of and became an ardent discipline of De'VIA. Her main specialty was small sculptures made of polyform modeling compound; she also did painting and drawings. For a living, she worked as a freelance interpreter for deaf-blind persons, while continuing to experiment and develop her art, until her life was cut short by cancer.
Deaf Artists in America, p.341-344.
13 October 1957-3 January 1995