- Faith & Family
Congratulations goes out to the president of Saint Cecelia’s Chapter ECW and the Daughters of the King, Mrs. Leome Scavella-Culmer who
served as vice president for 20 years and president for 15 years and officially retired last month. She was recognized by Saint Agnes’ Episcopal Church and presented with a fitting plague for her dedicated service by the rector, Father Denrick Rolle on Sunday, January 27th.
Happy birthday to Florence Moncur, Jan. 30th; Henry “Sanky” Newbold, Jan. 31st and Gwen Bouie Thomas, Jan. 31st.
One of the many events leading up to the 115th anniversary of The Historic Saint Agnes’ Episcopal Church was a dance with live music, a DJ and the Junkanoos. Many community members, family and friends were in attendance and literally packed the Parish Hall.
The following members of Delta Sigma Theta went up to our nation’s capitol to celebrate their centennial: Shirley Clarke, Gloria Demps, Mona Jackson, Dr. Gay Outler, Brenda Bryant, Marsha James, Cynthia Bynum, Joyce Postell, Janice Hopton, Cheryl Fields, Jennifer Grant, Phyllis Way, Shirley Funchess, Maude Newbold, Judith Cass, Darnetia Parrott, Gerry Rucker and Antoinette Symonette.
Congratulations goes out to Mary Johnson-Robbins, daughter of the late Flora Barry-Johnson and Willie F. Johnson, Sr. and wife of General Lee Robbins. who retired from BB&T bank after 42 years of service as branch manager and vice president. She was surprised by her coworkers and bosses at the Miami Shores Country Club, last week and also presented with the key to the city and a proclamation on Jan. 10th as “Mary Robbins Day.” Once again, congratulations to her.
Get well wishes to all sick and shut-ins: Major Leroy Smith, Lillian Newbold, Clarence Clear, Sr. Earl Marshall, Claretha Lewis, Shirley Bailey, Etta Mae Taylor, Gwen F. Clarke, Charlie Mae Culpepper, Wilhelmina S. Welch, Evangeline Gibson, Lloyd, Norman Carey, Naomi A. Adams, Grace Heastie-Patterson, Princess Lamb, Jacqueline F. Livingston and Veronica O’Berry.
Elva Heastie-Gamble and husband Vance are in the city visiting the Lewis, Tynes, Heastie and Hanna families.
Members of St. Scholastica’s Chapter of Episcopal Church Women invite everyone to attend their Mardi Gras dance this Friday, February 8th in the church’s parish hall. Angelita Browne is chapter chairlady the group. BYOF/BYOB is the order of the day, but there will be food items sold also.
By Anna Sweeting