- Faith & Family
Hearty congratulations go out to two stalwarts in the community — Father Richard L. M. Barry and Deacon Shedrick E. Gilbert. “Shed,” as he is affectionately known,
received numerous awards this year. Among them were the BTW Alumni Association Unsung Hero Award and the Man of the Year award from the King of Clubs of Greater Miami for outstanding community service. He recently announced his retirement from the deaconate and active ministry at The Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church and was presented with a beautiful glass plaque by Father Barry on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Enjoy your retirement Deacon Gilbert.
The men and boys of our beloved St. Agnes held a superb Men and Boys Day service and celebration with Harold Meadows and Lemuel R. Moncur co-chairing this event. We thank the men of the parish for such a glorious celebration including the cooks and servers.
Get well wishes and prayers are sent to Thomas Nottage, Gloria F. Bannister, Peggy G. Greene, Shane Hepburn, Elouise B. Farrington, Inez M. Johnson, Charles Mobley, Marvin Ellis, Princess Lamb, Wilhelmina S. Welch, Veronica O’Berry, Kim Cooper, Yvonne-Johnson Gaitor, Yvette McKinney, Willie Williams and Selma Ward.
Wedding anniversary greetings go out to all of our love birds of the week. William and Fredericka L. Johnson, June 24th, their 23rd; Father and Mrs. Samuel J. (Lottie) Browne, June 25th, their 52nd; Ronald P. and Kim Wright, Sr., June 25th, their 29th; Herbert J. and Fredra Rhodes, June 25th, their 18th; Samuel E. and Taneka G. Rolle, June 26th, their 13th; Stephen C. and Lucy Newbold, June 29th, their 27th; Archbishop James and Lady Margarette Flowers, July 8th, their 63rd. Happy anniversary to all of you.
Roderick Knowles, now living in Burlington N. C., recently visited his grandmother, Joyce Major Hepburn, for two weeks.
Sympathy goes out to Leo and Vincent Albury on the death of their mother, Mary Taylor Albury, last week. She was a superb cook and an outstanding church worker.
Elestine McKinney Allen and Robin Moncur were in Daytona Beach last week for the annual BCU National Alumni Association convention. Elestine received a gold clock and cord for her lifetime membership. Congratulations Wildcats. Congratulations are also extended to Malvern Mathis who retired from Assurant Specialty Property as a systems manager. May you enjoy your retirement that you so richly deserve.
By Anna Sweeting