Services for Mamie Lee "Auntie Name" Harrington Greene Townsend, 80, Indianapolis, a pioneer in child development and an Indiana Jefferson Award winner, will be at 1pm Aug 4 in Faith United Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).She was a charter member and elder of the church. Calling will be from 4 to 8pm Aug 3 in Stuart Mortuary and from 10am Aug 4 in the church. Entombment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. She died July 28, 2001. Mrs. Townsend founded Auntie Mame's Child Development Centers in 1969, after accepting a challenge issued to blacks by the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. "Dr. King said, 'Our people do nothing to help one another,'" Mrs. Townsend told The Indianapolis News in 1987. Because of her own experiences as a working mother and in response to King's challenge, Mrs. Townsend opened a development center to help prepare black children for school through the concepts of "self-discipline, self-respect and self-control." After moving to several locations, the center found a home at its current location in the 3100 block of Emerson Avenue. "I always wanted to help someone who was trying to help themselves." Mrs Townsend said, "and I soon learned the need for our service was not isolated to low-income people. "most working parents needed the type of service we provided," she continued. "Helping prepare children for school was my primary goal rather than just being a baby-sitting service." When she retired from the center in 1987, the program had an enrollment of more than 550 children.Her daughter, Roselyn Greene Cole, is now the executive director of the center. Previously, Mrs. Townsend worked for RCA Corp., Naval Avionics Center, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service at Fort Benjamin Harrison and the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Madame C.J. Walker Business and Professional Women's Association, Coalition of 100 Black Women, and Indianapolis Black Republicans. Mrs. Townsend was a charter member of Forest Manor Neighborhood Association, and a charter member and president of Indiana Licensed Child Care Association. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta and Gamma Phi Delta sororities. She served on the Metropolitan License Review Board and Metropolitan Board of Zoning and Appeals and was appointed by Gov Otis R. Bowen as a charter member and vice chairman of social services. She received numerous awards, including the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1987, The Indianapolis Star's Indiana Jefferson Award in 1977, Distinguished Public Service Award in 1977, and National Rose Pin Award for Outstanding Community Service from Gamma Phi Delta sorority in 1979. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamie L. Harrington Townsend Scholarship Fund, in care of Teacher's Credit Union. She was the widow of Calvin Lewis Townsend. Survivors daughter Roselyn R. Green Cole, sister Johnnie Johnson, 3 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren.