Alicia Camilla Tucker, daughter of William Johnson and Sarah Hughes, was born on November 2, 1911 in Reisterstown, Maryland at 22 Bond Avenue. She was one of 10 children with 5 sisters and 4 brothers. She departed this life on October 12, 2011 at the age of 99.
She received her education in the Baltimore County Schools and attended Morgan State College. She spent part of her childhood in White Plains, NY and Syracuse, NY.
She was the long-time owner of the Oakland Park Country Club in Randallstown, MD also known as the Hideaway where the fried chicken was legendary.
Camilla was civic minded and very special. She was one of the founders of Tots and Teens, a national social club for teen-aged boys and girls. She was also one of the first black female golfers in Baltimore. She was a founding member of the Pitch and Putt Golf Club of Carroll Park. Her favorite activities were playing pinochle and going to see Broadway shows.
She was a lifelong member of the St. James Episcopal Church at Lafayette Square where she was a member of the Altar Guild and St. Martha's Guild.
She married Ridgely L. Keyes and from that union, Theresa was born. She later married Louis R. Tucker, Sr. and from that union, Louis and Alice were born. Her greatest accomplishments were her children. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Camilla was preceded in death by her devoted son, Louis R. Tucker, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Theresa Sexton and Alice Tucker, son-in-law Curt Boren, grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
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