- Faith & Family
St. Paul AME’s Pastor Bernard Anderson had the honor of officiating the wedding of his daughter Olitha B. Anderson and Aaron W. Brunson as family members observed. Those in attendance with Bernard and Ollie Anderson, parents of the bride, included: Anthony and Loretta Brunson, parents of the groom; James and Betty Simon, grandparents of the bride; and Eddie and Juanita Brunson, Sr., grandparents of the groom.
Other members of the wedding party included: Bernasha Anderson, maid of honor; Wesley Brunson, best man; Mysia Anderson, Kendra Pollock, Kenesha Pollock, Joy Brunson, Courtney Brunson and India Anderson, Jr., bridesmaids; Aryana Womack, flower girl; Aubrey Brunson, Jr., Phillip Brunson, Chris Pierre, Artium Arbyumi, Warren Rogers, groomsmen; Aaron Brunson, Jr., ring bearer; Aidan Brunson, honorary ring bearer; and Destiny Brunson, Debra Blackman, Chelsea Clark, Deandre Green, Shemariah Bennett and Zachary Bennett, ushers.
The bride arrived in a white Rolls Royce and was escorted by her father. Upon reaching the altar, she and her husband participated in a traditional ceremony with the addition of the “Lord’s Prayer” and the ritual of jumping the broom. Following the recessional, the bride and groom led the entourage to The Renaissance of Coral Gables for the reception and celebration before going on a honeymoon in Las Vegas.
Deacon William Cunningham, 89, left a legacy when he died Dec. 11, and was funeralized at the Church of God of Prophecy where many people came to pay tribute including Lily Q. Oden, councilwoman whose resolution highlighted many of the contributions Cunningham made to the City of Miami Gardens. “Chatter” provided music during the wake, playing a medley of Christmas songs.