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People: January 23, 2013

caines | 1/24/2013, 4:30 a.m.

Mary Johnson-Robbins retired recently with 43 years of service at BB&T Bank. Mary is the daughter of the late Willie and Flora Barry Johnson and first cousin of our beloved Fr. Richard L. M. Barry and the Barry clan. Old time Miamians were saddened by the passing of Gloria Farrington-Bannister, wife of Herman Dutabug Bannister. Rest in peace Gloria, youll be missed by all. Make plans to attend our Miami Alumnae 2013 Founders Day Observance on Feb 16th. This event is open to the public and will be held at the Miami Downtown Hilton Hotel formerly the Omni beginning at 1 p.m. The cost is $50.00 Our chapter will honor Deltas Centennial and recognize Miami-Dade pioneer Black high schools. Get well wishes and our prayers go out to all sick and shut-ins: Clarance Cleare, Sr., Etta Mae Taylor, Grace Heastie-Patterson, Jackie Finley-Livingston, Gwen Ferguson-Clarke, Frankie Rolle, Naomi A. Adams, Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor, Princess Lamb, Stephanie Pitts, Paulette Gibson Derico and Claretha Grant Lewis. Wedding anniversary greetings goes out to the couple of the week: Leonard and Judith R. Wilcox, Jan. 13th; their 26th. Delta Sigma Theta sorors of Saint Agnes Episcopal Church burned 22 candles at our service last Sunday in memory of our 22 founders of our sorority that was founded on Christian principles on Jan. 13, 1913 on the campus of Howard University. Furthermore we were saddened to hear of the demise of the former national president (19th). Our sorors of Mobile, Ala. gathered for her Omega Omega ceremony. Her funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15th at the Mobile Convention Center. Get ready for the Memorial holiday weekend and join Saint Cecelia Chapters 17th Annual Scenic Bus Tour. Destination: Charleston, SC, May 24th-27th. Hearty congratulations go out to Malvern Mathis, newly-elected president of Saint Cecelias Chapter (Daughters of the King) of Saint Agnes Episcopal Church. Sharon Ware has been selected as Teacher of the Year for Robert Russa Moton Elementary School. Congratulations.