Orlando, Fla. — Adeline Baldwin Tinsley was an Oviedo resident for more than 70 years.
She lived on Avenue B off County Road 419 and was considered a driving force of change and fellowship in the community.
Tinsley was a founding member of the Oviedo Citizens in Action, an organization created in the late 1950s to close the gap between the black community and the local government and increase participation among lower income families.
“She extended every effort to help those in need as she directed them to resources that would benefit and assist them. Through her kindness and compassion, Mrs. Tinsley played a vital role in shaping our community,” the city says in a news release.
Tinsley passed away in 2019.
On Saturday, Oviedo renamed Avenue B after Tinsley in a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local officials, community leaders, her family and friends.