CONSTANCE VIVIAN HURTT, was born to the late Bessie L. and Jesse H. Hurtt on December 29, 1944 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she departed this life on September 12, 2020. She was a lifelong resident of East Baltimore. Constance was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System. Attending Charles Carroll of Carrollton Elementary School (#139) and receiving her High School Diploma from the Historic Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in 1963.
Constance, affectionately known as Connie, was Baptized at Historic St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. She joined the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Ct. SFX # 2257. The first Court for Women of Color in the State of Maryland. She supported this organization for over 20 years. Connie was always willing to share her culinary skills. Her sister Jessica would quickly raise her hand and say "Connie will cook it". Her signature coleslaw and mac & cheese always received rave reviews from those who ate it.
Constance demonstrated an excellent work ethic through out her lifetime. She secured employment immediately after graduating high school at the State of Maryland, Rosewood Center. She worked there for several years. Connie loved to cook and began to fine tune her culinary skills while employed in the dietary department at The Ralph Young School for Boys. Once again seeking State employment, she secured a position in the dietary department at the Maryland Training School for Boys. Always seeking advancement, in 1972 she accepted a promotion and was transferred to the dietary department with the Division of Correction (DOC) at the Central Laundry Facility in. Sykesville, MD. During her tenure with DOC, Connie received numerous awards and commendations to include Employee of the Year. She achieved the rank of Lieutenant which she held until retiring in 2003.
Connie had a quiet demeanor which demonstrated respect , integrity, dependability and most of all Love. She was devoted to her family and was always there when needed. She was "Solid as a Rock". In 1966, Constance and Ulysses S. Avent were joined in holy matrimony. This union gifted the world with two adorable sons: Patrick J. Avent and Douglas C. Avent. Later in life Connie met Barry Alexander, who would become her life partner. Barry came with three bundles of Joy: Brandi, Byron and Barry. Together they raised their blended family of five.
Their home was full of love, kids and pets. They had every variety of pet, some most unusual. Just to name a few: cats, dogs, ducks, rabbits, frogs and turtles. Connie was a very devoted and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother/grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will truly be missed.
Connie was preceded in death by Barry Alexander Sr., Barry Alexander Jr. and Patrick "PJ" Avent Jr.
Connie leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Patrick J. Avent, Douglas C. Avent (Tarsha) and Bryon Alexander, daughter, Brandi Alexander; sisters, Sheila M. Hurtt & Jessica L. Hurtt; grandchildren, Kara, Essence, Cheyenne, Antwon, Myra, McKenna, Brittany, Breyon, Brooke, Reginald, Breann, Barry and Kalib; great grand children, JayDen, Audrie, Braelyn, Bellamy, Anthony Jr. and Arkeno; niece, nephew and great niece, Ebony, Kurt and Ryan and a host of other family members and friends.
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