“A mother to all” is how one of Mrs. Emily Ann Myrick’s grandchildren described her. Whether it was dressing and feeding local school children at PS 46 or caring for all 22 of her children and grandchildren, Mrs. Myrick was a true believer in the magic of helping. Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1928, Mrs. Myrick immigrated to Williamsburg at age 7 with only a bus ticket. After marrying her husband, George Myrick, they moved to Fort Greene and together had all their children. Her husband tragically died when 10 of them were still minors. As if raising 22 kids wasn’t enough of a challenge for her, she went on to obtain her masters degree at the age of 71. Education was a major theme of her life, with her working as a guidance counselor at PS 46. Being educated was very important to her, with her pushing its importance to everyone close. She was also president of Fort Greene Houses for many years. Other values that she held close were respect and an unwavering belief in God.