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Lillian Irene Breland
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1907
State Line
Greene County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 2006
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

A 1929 graduate of Millsaps College who later earned M.Ed. and M.A. degrees at Mississippi College, Irene Breland taught English in Mississippi for forty-one years, most of them in the Jackson Public Schools. Even at the age of ninety-nine she not only remembered every student she had ever taught but also many details about the students' families, interests, and careers. Her life was long, full, and active, and she was a positive influence on thousands of teenagers. Within twenty-four hours of the mugging that led ultimately to her death, her former students had raised $30,000 in reward money to help catch the mugger, who unfortunately has not been found. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Elza Breland (1875 - 1934)
  Minnie Peaster Breland (1874 - 1965)
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Breland (1903 - 1903)*
  Lillian Irene Breland (1907 - 2006)
  Minnie Elza Breland Turner (1911 - 1983)*
  Daniel Eugene Breland (1913 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Leakesville
Greene County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 02, 2006
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