Mable Ephriam, mother to popular television justice, Mablean Ephriam, died at her home recently. She was 98 years old.
Ephriam, described by many as a caring and generous woman, was born Sept. 29, 1911 to Laura Rawls and Tom Strong of Crystal Springs, Mississippi. She relocated to Memphis, Tennessee at age 15, where she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.
Mable met and wed Robert T. Ephriam in July of 1934, giving birth to their first child a year later; nine others would come in the years that followed. Three preceded her in death.