June 2011 Chatter

admin | 9/11/2011, 8:37 a.m.

On June 4, 2011, the wedding of the century took place between Harvey Lockhart and Lashonda Laneice Brown, at The Church of the Open Door before a crowd of family members, church friends and guests. The bride and groom chose Travaulya Wallace, recording artist/friend to provide the music and she sang the couple special songs as the lighting of candles took place, beginning with the seating of Leah Sands, grandmother of the groom; Caroline Williams, aunt of the bride; Dahlia and Harvey C. Lockhart, parents of the groom; and a ceremony trumpet fanfare to bring in the bridal party. Bridesmaids and groomsmen included Tashanda Carter and Brandon Douglass, Amber Covington and Joshua Lockhart, Shauntrell Johnson and Michael Lockhart, Caroline Lockhart and Joshua Montgomery; Krystal Fuller, maid of honor; Douglass Sands, best man; Stacy Lewis, Ashli Little, Stefanie McDonald and Tiffanie McDonald, hostesses; Patrick McKeithen and Ronnie Simon, hosts; and Gwendolyn Smith, wedding coordinator. With the playing of Its Just Beginning, the bride entered wearing an extra-long gown carried by Faye Lockhart-Smith and Shirley Archie. The couple participated in a call to worship, the charge of joining the husband in matrimony, declaration of intent, The Homily, prayer and communion with singing The Lords Prayer, followed by the sacred vows and presentation of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lockhart. The reception took place with the wedding coordinator introducing the wedding party and the first dance of the newlyweds and the bridal party joining the two. After cutting the cake and disposal of the bouquet and garter belt, the newlyweds continued to dance until the wee hours of the morning. The closing included paying a tribute in memory of Brenda N. Brown, mother of the bride; Brittany N. Brown, sister of the bride; and Kenneth Williams, grandfather of the groom. The newlywed couple celebrated their honeymoon in England. *************** The Miami Northwestern Class of 1963 was led by John Cleevers, spokesperson, as he addressed Rev. Dr. Joretha Capers, pastor of Ebernezer UMC by informing the congregation how the Class of 1963 feels at home whenever it attends the church. They enjoyed the singing by the Choraliers and the superb liturgical routine by M.A.S.K. Francena Hall Scott, founder of the Dr. Aaron Hall Scholarship Fund, was moved by God to present a $2,000 scholarship to Davidian Larmond, who will attend the University of Florida and Adrian Thomas, who will attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. The pastor recognized the Sentry Usher Board which celebrated 68 years of service as usher board number two and was establish in 1943 under Rev. W. O. Bartley and Leon Turner as president. Now the officers are: Delaine Bois, president; Corine Bradley, vice president; Hortense Collier, secretary; Annie Mae Nelson, treasurer; Timothy Smith, captain; Calvin McCrea, vice captain; Eleanor Taylor, chief; Rose Mobley, asst. chief; and Esther Thomas, chaplain. Membership consists of Jacquelyn Burroughs, James Dell, Reginald Davis, Gwenada Foxx, Flora Owens, Joyce Reid, Priscilla White, Priscilla Wilson and Dorethea Wolf. Honorary members include Lena Collier, Julia Jerkins, Armestice Scott, Margaret I. Smith and Christopher Smith. The Class of 1963 witness Rev. Dr. Capers introducing Rev. Joann Brookings, who has just returned from the West Coast, where she became license to preach and 40 members from the church supported on the trip. Her dialogue came from Blinded by Satan and she used Saul/Paul to explain her sins when she was doing everything the Devil tempted on her. She concluded by stating she can now see and she will obey God until the end comes. Kudos go out to the Class of 1963, such as Pat Taylor, Isabelle Everett, Betty Williams, Willie Fluges, Claudette Farrington, Portia Huleman, Willie Smith, Franklin Pinkney, vice president; Cynice Floyd, Jackie Mitchell, Willie Mumford, Barbara Talway, Bettie Holtcheo, William Richard, Hermaine Baillou, Prissy White and Barbara Shivers Potter. *************** Barbara Mason-Gardiner, chairman; Kay Sullivan, president of the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., begin its first regularly scheduled Life Skill Workshops. This joint effort is for women residents at the Jefferson Reaves Residential Treatment Facility, which is a part the Jessie Trice Family Health Center. The facility houses women and women with children up to five years of age. The goal of the program is to make the clients self-sufficient and prepare them to live productively upon leaving the program. You can participate by donating to Frank Collins, 305-637-6498. The Building Esteem presentation by mother and daughter include M. Leigh Toney, Goal Setting, Anna Maria Ellis, Work Ethics, Rebecca Fuzz and Vanessa Murray, Employment Preparing, LaToryn Gay and Donna Payne, Personal Grooming, Dorothy Blake, Managing on a Budget, Tonya Torres, Health/Nutrition, Rosetta Peterkin, Stress Reduction/Exercise. The WISH (Women Involved in Service to Humanity) Foundation other officers are Verna Endington, vice chair; Rebecca Fuzz, secretary; Tona Torres, asst. secretary; Vanessa Murray, treasurer; Linda Johnson, asst. treasurer; Norma Stiles, financial secretary; Dr. Susie Robinson, historian; Dorothy Blake, chaplain; and Jacquelyn Davis, parliamentarian. Members are Sandra Jackson, Erica Poscal, Priscilla Dobbs, Yvonne Edwards, LaTaryn Gay, Ann Henry, Juanita Miller, Bertha Milton, Tara Paschal and Edna Williams. *************** The Gamma Delta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.s recently held their Bud of Spring 48th Annual Rhomania under the theme: Expression of Love and Peace, at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami. Buds and male escorts included Mickia Collins and Charles Simpkins, Deveni Gibson and Christopher Joseph, Sheena Griffin and Juwan Wooks, Chelsea Nicole Hadden and Malik Gumbs, Cierra Diamond Howard and Devon Jenrette, Kijaundra Kilpatrick and Darius John, Merceadez Devonishia Marion and Kirston Clifton, Charissee Mellison and Aaron Jackson, Antonia Mobley and Brandan Fisher, Brandy Sims and Brashad Lewis, Dynasty Jamaya Tynes and Aaron Wanliss, Breana Janae Walker and Corey Wheeler, Monica Washington and Jamie Taylor. The program began with Dr. Edward G.Washington, leader of the Instant Attraction Band providing the music for Terriceda Newkirk, presiding; Claudia Slater, president; and the singing of Let There be Peace on Earth. Dr. Gwendolyn Robinson, presenter for the Essay Contest Mwanamugimu, gave out first place prize to Monica Denise Washington, second place, Kjaundra L. Kilpatrick; and third place, Merceadez Devonishia Marion; Budpreneurs presenters were Linda Tart and Annette Bradley. They awarded first place to Antonia Mobley, second place to Kjundra Kilpatrick, and third place to Mercea dez Devonishia Marion; the talent presenter was Genevieve Paul, who awarded first place to Antonia Mobley and Monica Washington, second place to Chelsea Hadden and third place to Merceadez Marion. Dr. Julie Myers had the honor of presenting the 2011 Buds and Escorts to the public, while Robert Slaters Im A Bud of Spring was played and the buds danced to Isnt She Lovely, choreographed by Nicole Robinson and the boys did a routine to My Cheri Amour to complement the Buds of Spring. Kudos go out to the officers and committee for a job well done. They included Claudia Slater, Basileus; Shirley Paremore, first Anti.; Dr. Rosena Wright, second Anti.; Ntiense Onokon, third Anti.; Dr. Julie Myers, GHrammateus; Britney Cochan, first Anti. Gramm.; Terriceda Newkirk, second Anti Gramm.; Linda Tartt, Tamlochus; Katie Williams, epistoleus; Michelle White, chaplain; and Lillian Davis, parliamentarian. Committee members include: Shirley Paremore and Terriceda Newkirk, Rhomania chairs; Annette Brantley and Linda Tartt, Journal chairs; Britney Cochran, Wilma Council, Lillian Davis, Irene Hansford, Juliette Higgs, Genevieve Paul, Gwendolyn Robinson, Ed.D.; Reatha Whitehead and Rosena Wright. Acknowledgements went out to supporters: Total Change and Empowerment Ministries, Bishop Curtis R. Brown, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church; Father John Cox, Florida Memorial University, Yvonne Bendross, Vernon Martin, Camille Harris, Dr. Richard J. Strachan, Ruthie Poole Glass, Joyce Herrivedux, Patricia Watson, Rich Formal Wear, Nicole Robinson, Bernice Crosby, Dr. Edward G. Robinson, My Dream Printing, Inc., Columbus Lee and Casa Trophies. Parents, if your daughter is going to the ninth grade for 2011-2012, sign her up by calling Ms. Slater at 305-691-0699 to participate in Buds of Spring 2012.