Myrtie was bom on April 1, 7947 in Andalusia, Alabama to the late Nina Monroe Sparrow and Everett Poindexter, Her Childhood and teen years were spent in Crestview, Florida. The family moved to Long Island, New York where she attended High School and was a basketball player. After relocating to Rochester, New York she continued her High School Education and graduated from James Madison High School in June 1967.
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Myrtie accepted the Lord as savior at an early age. She was a Founding member of First Church Divine, Non-Denominational. lnc., under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Lloyd T. Oldham. She was an active member, a Trustee and member of the Pastor's Aide Society.
A great loving mother of one son, Torrie Poindexter, Two daughters, Latecia Terry and Tiera Poindexter
Myrtie was employed with the Xerox Corporation for 34 years. After her retirement she devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for family' gatherings especially cooks in the summer and shopping . . .
Myrlie transitioned from this life on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Predeceased by her parents, Nina Monroe Sparrow and Everett Poindexter, brother Allen Sparrow and her favorite Aunt Della Monroe Johnson,
Myrtie leaves loving memories to be cherished, a special friend John Webber, son, Torrie Poindexter of Tampa, Florida, daughters, Latecia and Tiera Poindexter of Rochester, New York. five sisters, Gertrude Smith of Rochester, N.Y." Angela Sparrow of Schenectady, N.Y., Eunice (Adlai), Linda (Theodore) of New Orleans, La., Dora Jean (Willie) of Alabama, seven brothers. John, Ossie, Andree, Aaron all of Rochester, N.Y., Everett (Diane), Terrance and Price of Alabama.
Grandchildren, Andre, Kaazim, Chaston, Torlanda, Terrell, Wallace, Catera, Cardeay and Zayden A host of aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, other relatives