People, June 13 - 18, 2012

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Everyone who joined the Saint Agnes Chapter of the Daughters of King on their annual outing Memorial Day weekend to New Orleans enjoyed themselves immensely. Ted Abraham, Bobbi Brown, Flora Brown, Martha Dortch, Janet Brown, Lynda Cook-Taylor, Gail Roberts, Shirley Moore, William and JoAnn Park, Kendra Clark, Ardie Edwards, Janelle Hall, Phillip Simmons, Hillary Simmons, Beverly Simmons, Terri Lynn Kelly, Sandra Wallace, Malvern Mathis, Doris Hunt, Pamela Smith and DaphneSumpter. Congratulations to Stephanye Johnson (mother) whose two sons who are maintaining high GPAs at their respective schools. Kraig is a senior at FAMU (4.0 GPA) and Alexander is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania (3.5 GPA) Their grandmother is the late Cynthia Clark. Our get-well wishes and prayers go out to all of you! Gloria Bannister, Peggy Greene, Thomas Nottage, Elouise Bain Farrington, Marvin Ellis, Shane Hepburn, Inez McKinney-Johnson, Edythe Jenkins-Coverson, Jacqueline Finley-Livingston, Frankie Rolle, Princess Lamb, Kim Cooper, Ted Moss, Louise H. Cleare, Larcenia Bullard, Bennie Norwood and Sheri Futch-James. A very happy wedding anniversary (belatedly) to: Lorenzo and Shatawn L. Daily, June 4th: their 18th; Horace and Bertha Johnson, June 6th: their 47th; Lemuel R. and Diona S. Moncur, June 7th: their 4th. May all of you enjoy many more as you strive to keep the vows and covenant of your marriage. Cyril Lloyd Tank Johnson was laid to rest in his beloved adopted home in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tank as he was affectionately known was a sports legend in his time. He loved Bethune-Cookman University (College during his day) with a passion). He is credited with creating the Florida Classic Football game in 1978 with FAMU Athletic Director Hansel Tookes. He was a great guy to know and will certainly be remembered by All Cookmannites. Our sympathy to all family members. Father Bernard M. Griffith and his congregation at Christ Episcopal Church in recognition of the churchs 111th anniversary and its designation as a historic site held their celebration on May 20th. Rev. Barbara Williams, former rector of Transfiguration Episcopal Church whose family are pioneers of Coconut Grove and Christ Episcopal Church since the early 1900s, was their speaker. Hearty congratulations to our former president of Delta Sigma Theta Shirlyon McWhorter-Jones who received the Broward County Business and Professional Womens Professional Achievement Award. More persons who went to New Orleans, Louisiana: Doris Hunt, Pamela Smith, Margaret Moncur, Daphne Sumpter, Steven and Lucy Newbold, Dorothy Joseph, Betty Spence, Gwendolyn Franklin, Winston Grant, Paula Campbell-Stone, Ryan Everette and Patricia Denagall. Hearty congratulations go out to one of our former Delta Debutantes. Kristen Harris, who graduated from Howard University with her Pharm-D degree. Kristen was a recipient of a Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship for $5,000 in 2006. Sharon Heath was recognized by Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce 2012 Elayne WeisburdExcellence in Education Award as a finalist at Feinberg-Fisher K-8 Center. Additionally, she was recognized for the Special Judges Award for 18 years of dedication and commitment to special needs students. Heart Congratulations! D. Kevin McNeir, my favorite writer and the senior editor of The Miami Times, did a stellar job as the inspirational speaker for Horace Mann Middle Schools promotional exercise last Wednesday. He teamed up with Channel 10 News Anchor Neki Mohan who served as the keynote speaker. Both did an outstanding job encouraging our children. Kevin will also be one of this months honorees after being sponsored for recognition by Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Miami-Dade County Public Schools school board member. His award will be presented today, June 13th, prior to the start of the boards meeting. Keep up the good work. In the fall of this year, Miami Alumnae Chapter will have a new president of Delta Theta Sorority. I wish to congratulate our outgoing president Shirlyon McWhorter-Jones for an outstanding job she and her cabinet did. Well Done, Thy Good and Faithful Servant! Our newly-elected president is Brenda Bryant our former financial secretary who did a superb job as our financial leader. Best wishes as you take the helm of leadership for D.S.T. By Anna Grace Sweeting