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People: July 18, 2012

caines | 7/19/2012, 5:30 a.m.

Get well wishes and our prayers go out to each of you with wishes for an early recovery: Joycelyn Burroughs-Smith, Gloria Bannister, Kim Cooper, Yvonne Johnson Gaitor, Willie Williams, Dwyane Wade, Roxie James Williams, and Rev. Fr. Samuel J. Browne. Hearty congratulations go out to Rev. Father Terrance A. Taylor who will become the third rector of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Friday, July 20th at 7 p.m. Reverend Canon Richard M. Barry will preach Fr. Taylors Service of Institution. Saint Agnes Church will host a 2012 Political Forum sponsored by The Miami Times on Thursday, July 26th and Friday, July 27th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A reception follows both forums in the churchs Parish Hall. These events are information gathering forums to see where the candidates stand on issues relating to the well-being of our community. Mark your calendars. Do plan to be present - see you there! Congratulations to the following honorees who are Past Commander-n-Chiefs and Past Loyal Lady Rulers. All of the following were honored June 30th, 2012 at Violines Banquet Hall: Honorary Past Commanders-n-Chiefs John Reid, Sam Williams, Theodis Worthey, Johnny King, Chauncey Edgecombe, Willie Powell, James Brimberry and Jasper Gore. The honored Past Loyal Lady Rulers were: Charlie P. Albury, Rosebud Byrd, Margaret Blake, Eliza Bullard, Louise Dean, Doris Grant, Elois Johnson, Mildred Johnson, Ethel Johnson, Lona Mathis, Aurelia Major, Ercell Major, Louise Payne, Classie Perkins, Mae Thurston, Joyce Trobidge, Carrie Tutt, Philistine Ward, Annette Williams, and Shirley Worthey. My sister Gayle D. Sweeting and I were elated to have her daughters and their families visit with us for a few days. Coming down from their adopted home in Atlanta, Georgia, Antionette and LaCory Patterson and their three sons - Damarius, Delvin and Dashaun - also Shalisa Gee and her two children Alisa and Cameron also live in Atlanta and are all in the school system there. Their mother, Gayle, returned home with them to spend a few days. Congratulations to Serena Williams who won her 5th Wimbledon title defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win the championship in England. Reatie Miles, spent one week with her daughter Patricia Brooks, grand-daughter Sherry and great-granddaughter Simone in Marlsboro, Maryland. Rita also joined in the happy birthday celebration of her sister Ernestine Henley, who observed her 83rd Natal Day, while Reatie was visiting. Hearty congratulations goes out to BCU Wildcat, Elestine McKinney-Allen who was honored by her beloved alma mater for her many years of service and becoming a life member of her college alumni. The following Wildcats attended our 44th annual convention to the Motherland Daytona Beach: Local Chapter President: Wayne Davis, Shirlyon McWhorter-Jones, Elestine McKinney-Allen, Robin Moncur, Barbara Johnson, Sumner Hutchinson, John Williams, Gloria Greene, Audley Coakley, Chiquita Davis, David Davis, Chakebia Davis, Larry Handfield and Gleandeal Johnson-Young.