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Order of service included mistress of ceremonies Gloria Murray, Sylvia Foster, Pratt Hardley, Opa-Locka Dance Ministry, Opa-Locka Chorus, and Presentation of Families, the main objective of families donating monies for a successful rally.

Each family picked up a basket and filled it up with envelops while announcing the amount. The amounts arranged from $10 up to $300. The total amount will be announced at the next activity.

The next activity will be the gospel choir from Bethune-Cookman University. Alumni notified to make donations are Dr. Cynthia and William Clarke, Pernella Burke, Dr. Geraldine Gillard, John and Annetta Williams, Charlie and Dorothy Davis, Wayne Davis, Audley Coakley, Richard J. Strachan, Martha Day, Nancy Dawkins and Kathy D. Thurston.

Rev. Moody spoke on Taking Care of Gods House and the return will be reciprocal.

Rev. Brookins gave remarks filled with dignity and pride for the end result of the program.

The funeral of Annie Woods Mickens filled Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 15th with an enormous group of family members, church members, and friends.

Mickens was born in 1923 to Joseph and Annie D. Woods. She was the youngest of nine children while seven preceded her in death and her mother died before she was two-years old, while being raised by her aunt Ethel Brewster. She graduated from Miami Jackson Senior High, Miami Dade, and served as a home manager until illness took over.

She was a faithful member of Ebenezer under Dr. Rev. Aaron Hall. She left to stay with her daughter, Debra, in North Florida for three years and returned back to Miami and Ebenezer UMC under Rev. Dr. Joreatha Capers.

Songs she requested were Amazing Grace, Oh It Is Jesus, Eyes on the Sparrow, Who Holds My Hand, and It Is Real. Paying tributes were made by Eddie Broussard, Monica Broussard, Pricilla and Howard Lewis, Gregory Mickens, Joann Johnson, Debra Mickens, Vince Mickens, Beverly Mickens, Morgan Jones, Nakita Broussard and Courtney Mickens.