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People: January 25, 2012

caines | 1/14/2012, 8:20 a.m.

Happy, happy belated birthday wishes to a wonderful lady Mrs.Dorothy Edwards, who celebrated her 98th birthday with her church family at The Historic Mount Zion Baptist, Rev. Ralph Ross, pastor. After an uplifting worship service the 98 year young Edwards, and her family, were feted with a dinner by her church family. Congratulations to you. Many of us remember that Dot , as she is affectionately called, is the widow of Oscar Edwards, Sr., who was a football coach and Dean of Boys at you know. . . Not the largest but the best, Booker T. Washington High School. Many prayers and well wishes are still sent to all sick and shut-ins in our community. Get well wishes are also expressed for Patricia Allen-Ebron, CharlesRed Knowles, Winston Scavella, Frankie Rolle Harding, Mildred Ashley, Clarenda Sargent and Alfred McKinney. Last weeks Business section of the Miami Herald featured a story on women lawyers... Making their own tracks. We are proud of Attorney Yolanda Cash Jackson who was one of the lawyers featured. Yolanda is the daughter of Ida Storr Cash and the late James Cash. Have to say it. . . and shes a Delta and we are proud of her. Regarding tickets to the annual Absalom Jones observance on Saturday, February 18th, please be informed that again, there is a luncheon and a fantastic fashion show following the service. This significant occasion will be at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens and the preacher will be The Right Reverend Eugene Sutton, Bishop, The Diocese of Maryland. If you are interested in attending the luncheon you may see Cupidine Dean, Arnett Hepburn, Janelle Hall, Flora Brown, Carolyn Mond or any member of The Union of Black Episcopalians. You are encouraged to come as we remember Absalom Jones, an abolitionist and the first Black ordained as a priest in the U.S. Another belated birthday greeting goes out to Brenda Hepburn-Eaddy. Sympathies are extended to Irene Russell-Hart, Deloris Hart and their families upon the death of their brother Willard Hart who was funeralized on Saturday, January 21st at St.Paul A.M.E. Sincere congratulations to Reverend Samuel J. Browne on the 52nd anniversary observance of his ordination to the sacred priesthood. Father Browne was ordained a priest on January 16, 1960. Father Browne is the husband of longtime Miamian Lottie Major Browne. The couple live in West Palm Beach with daughters Mary Anita and Angelita. Dr. Dorothy Bendross Mindingall is to be applauded for the outstanding job that she does on behalf of our children as a member of the School Board of Miami-Dade County. She mails an annual report School Matters that keeps our community connected and informed about our children and schools. Please continue to keep up the good work. So pleased to bring news to you because, after all, you are the people! By Anna Sweeting