||MRS. IRENE FLACK, Cafeteria Chief Baker
|The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - January 21, 1981
Deceased Name: Irene Flack, Baker, Mother Of Popular Singer
Irene Flack, 69, a retired chief baker at Wakefield High School in Arlington and the
mother of singer Roberta Flack, died of cancer Saturday at her home in Alexandria.
Mrs. Flack, who was born in Weaverville, North Carolina, moved to the Washington area in
the early 1940's. She began working at Wakefield in the mid-1950s and retired in
She was a member of the Lomax A.M.E. Zion Church in Arlington. She was the organist
of the Senior Chior there, the organist and director of Youth Choir, and a member of the
Missionary and Stewardess boards and of the Church Women United. She also was in
charge of the church's Women's Day activities.
Her husband, Laron, died in 1959.
In addition to Roberta Flack of New York City, survivors include one son, Leroy Flack of
Oxon Hill; two other daughters, LaRene Flack of Oxen Hill, and Ingrid Flack-Myers of
Atlanta; one sister, Della Baird of New York City; two brothers, Gilbert and Pindar
Council, both of Arlington, and five grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the
Lomax A.M.E. Zion Building Fund, 2706 South 24th Road, Arlington.