- Faith & Family
So sorry, my column did not make the ‘news’ the week before last. Anyway, I will attempt to rewrite some of the “newsy news” (smile).
Thomas “Doda Bug” and Gloria Bannister celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 13th and were given a dinner by Gloria’s niece, Karen Henderson and her niece’s husband, Harris. The Bannisters were surprised by their niece who presented the couple with a proclamation from the city for their 60th wedding anniversary. Again, happy, happy!
The ladies of the St. Scholastica’s Chapter of the Episcopal Church Women will observe “Youth Day” on Sunday, April 15th at the 10:45 a.m. service. Their Youth Day speaker for this year is Ladarius Albury-Williams, son of Miranda Albury and Harry Belafonte Williams of Ft. Pierce. He is the grandson of Thomas Albury, Jr. This Youth Day service will be held at the Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church.
Get well wishes and our prayers go out to the sick and the shut-ins including: Patricia A. Ebron, Ernestine Ross Collins, William “Bill” and Jessie Mae Pinder, Wilhelmina Stirrup-Welsh, Mildred “PI” Ashley, Sue Francis, Jacqueline F. Livingston, Venda-Rei Gibson, Phillip Wallace, Louise H. Cleare, Lottie Major Brown, Thelma Dean, Cheryl Silas, Elouise B. Farrington, Joyce Gibson-Johnson, Naomi Adams and Winston Scavella.
Did you know that “Old Glory,” our U.S. flag, was born in Philadelphia on June 14th, 1777? Or that the flag symbolizes the patriotic ideals of a nation “conceived in liberty” and is admired around the world? We should all be proud to display “Old Glory.” Just a little history lesson for those who did not know this information on “Old Glory.”
Pamela Marshall, daughter of Earl Marshall and Judy Jones, and Jermaine Lake were married on March 4th at La Vie Roes Banquet Hall. The parents of the groom are Kenneth and Christine Richardson. Congratulations to the newlyweds and their parents.
A big hello to Joycelyn Newbold-Smith from all of your friends and buddies in Miami. We think of you often. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.
Bethune-Cookman University’s Miami-Dade Alumni Association will have its Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Gala on Friday, May 4th at the Rusty Pelican. Wayne Davis is currently the president. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The attire called for is semi-formal wear.
LaDarius Nottage, grandson of Ellestine McKinney Allen, will be among those graduating from Bethune-Cookman University on May 12th. Congratulations to all of our graduates. May all of your dreams come true to you! These are your best days. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
By Anna Grace Sweeting