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Chatter That Matters: October 9, 2013

10/10/2013, 9 a.m.

Miamians were saddened to hear of the recent death of A. Janie Henderson Reeves, the mother of The Miami Times’s publisher, Rachel J. Reeves. The funeral was held last Thursday. Deepest sympathy to Rachel in her great loss and her son Garth, who lost his beloved grandmother.

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Anna Sweeting

Sorry I missed your birthday bash last weekend Fredericka D. Wanza but it couldn’t he helped. Heard how fabulous last Saturday and Sunday were for you. Happy! Happy! May you continue to enjoy all of your birthdays!

Congratulations to Malvern Mathis, the newly-elected president of “Daughters of the King” at St. Agnes Episcopal Church. Welcome madam president. Leome S. Culmer served as the former president. Well done thy good and faithful servant.

Speaking of our “Daughters of the King,” St. Cecelia’s ECW Chapter’s 26th annual prayer breakfast was a fantastic success. The following women took an active part in its success: Bethany Addison, Rochelle Allen, Ellen Bethel, Contstance Collie-Blackman,Quinn Fisher, Bernadette Ingraham, Eva Johnson, Justina M. Brown, Margaret Moncur, Cecily S. Newbold, Anna Pratt, Elestine Allen, Donna A. Turner, Elizabeth Blue, Fredricka Fisher, Eddrea Goodmond, Chanel Jackson, Fitzhugh Johnson, Florence Moncur, Robin Moncur, Dr. Gay Outler, Audrey Strachan, and Sheryl Troutman.

Get well wishes and prayers go out to the following sick and shut-ins: Leila O’Berry, Rev. Shedrick Gilbert, Barbara Patterson, Marjorie Wake-Sharpe, Leanora Bryant, Frances Brown, Louise Cleare, Earl Carroll, Wilhelmina S. Welch, Thomas Nottage, Freddie “Jabbo” Johnson, Herbert Rhodes, Winston Scarella, Marcus Terrell, Thedore Moss, Barbara Kee, Gladys Moss, Cecil Stanley Newbold III and Wellie Neal.

Very sorry to have heard of the death of the mother of Barbara Coleman-Burroughs and mother-in-law of Dr. Roland Burroughs of New York City. Virginia Coleman died last Monday. Sympathy to the Coleman and Burroughs family.