- Faith & Family
Corrections for the information I reported about the Calendar Tea held at The Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church on Sunday, Nov. 13. First prize was the fall season months September, October and November; second prize was the winter season months of December, January and February; third place was the summer season months of June, July and August; and fourth place was the spring season months of March, April and May. Again, congratulations to all of you and remember everyone is a winner for the work and service that you do.
Get well wishes and blessings are sent to Wilhelmina Stirrup Welch, Melanie Clarke, David Wilson, Ernestine Ross- Collins, Sue Francis, Ella Mae McKinney, Frankie Rolle, Mildred “PI” Ashley, Ebenezer “ Scrooge” Edwards, Inez McK. Dean Johnson, Jackie Finley Livingston, Louise Hutcheson Cleare and Ernest Knowles. May all of you return to good health soon. Wedding anniversary greetings go out to “ love birds” Theodore and Gladys Moss, Dec.8th, their 55th, John F. and Kimberly Jackson, Jr., Dec.10th their 17th. Hearty congratulations also to state Senator and Mrs. Oscar ( Melissa) Braynon on the birth of their second son tagged Brandon Glen, born Nov.10th, which coincidentally is the same birthdate as his deceased paternal grandfather. Receiving the Living Legacy Award from the Sigma Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity on Nov.13 was my soror Dorothy Bendross Mindingall. Our congratulations to you from all of your Delta sorors. Gayle Sweeting-Gee was elated to have a visit from LaCory and Antoinette Patterson, and their three sons ; Shalisa G.Williams and her two children Arlisa and Cameron. They are my sister’s Gayle children and grandchildren who now make Atlanta their home.
Returning home to attend the 60th birthday party of an old friend was C-Etter Sneed, who currently lives in Jacksonville. Her parents Doil and Bertha Sneed were elated to see her. More congratulations to the super president, class of 49, Percy Oliver, from the school known as “not the largest but the best, “ who was honored and given a surprise celebration for his community service. The event took place on Dec.5th at Picadilly Cafeteria in Hialeah. Oldtimers will remember Percy as a star football player who was the first Black player on the Big Ten football squad at the University of Illinois and the first Black football player to play in the North-South Shriners game. Other firsts for Percy include being the first Black principal to become president of the Greater Miami Athletic Conference.
At one time drafted by the Green Bay Packers, Percy declined the offer. A real great and talented guy you are Percy and all of your native Miamians and friends salute you. In UNITY ( UMOJA ) with members from Delta Sigma Theta , Miami Alumnae Chapter , Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., came together on Nov. 12th to support Camillus House. The group served and helped to prepare food. Kudos go out to Aisha Brooks, Keitta Givens, Daphne Kinng, Marcia Samuel and Simona Waters- Smith.