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Hearty congratulations go out to Dr. Nelson L. Adams, a Miami native who has worked tirelessly across racial, ethnic and religious lines to improve his hometown. Perhaps the ultimate model of a leader, Nelson Adams is a fixture in a variety of areas of our community. Dr. Adams received the 2014 Silver Medallion and he truly exemplifies what it means to be the best as he inspires us to enrich our own lives. George Knox says his longtime friend and I am pretty sure that many of us can say the same. Hats off to you Dr. Adams. Your dad and mom would have been extremely proud of you. By the way Dr. Adams beloved mother and was a Miami native who was laid to rest in Tuskegee, Ala. with her beloved son giving her eulogy. Their father is buried in his hometown of Mobile, Ala.
It is very fitting and nice that the Joint Service Committee and the sponsoring congregations of Christ Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, The Church of the Ascension, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, The Historic Saint Agnes Episcopal and Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration saw fit to honor the The Rev. Father Bernardo Diomedes Tomas and the Reverend Shedrick Edward Gilbert. Both men served their church and community well and with distinction. Congrats to their families also. Will see you at the fourth Lenten service in Coconut Grove where my cousin in Nassau, The Reverend Father James B. Moultrie, will be over to preach. See you there everyone.
Happy wedding anniversary greeting go out to Horace and Bertha Johnson who have been married for 49 years. Continued blessings for all of the couples celebrating anniversaries this month.
Jennifer Deveaux-Robinson, daughter of the late Ada Mae McKinney-Deveaux and Richard “Rocky” Deveaux returned home a few weeks ago to attend the funeral of her aunt Edna and cousin Donzaleah. Regina Davis-Cook, who lives in Columbia, Maryland came to her former home to visit her brother Elston B. Davis, who is a patient at Mercy Hospital. He is recovering from heart surgery. Regina is also visiting her father, Elston Davis and her sister, Annette E. Davis. Regina was here for one week with her family. Miamians were
Happy birthday to all of you born in the month of February. May you all enjoy many more. Zandria Postell, Herbert Rhodes, Jr., Donna Turner, Stephen Newbold, Sr. Darris Williams, Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Thomas Fisher, Sylvia Sands, Dwight Jackson, Jr., Jack Swilley, Muriel Parker, Ashley Williiams, Muriel Parker, Ashley Williams, Calysis Parks, Byron Clark, Elton Clark, Paulette Derico, Antionette
Hearty congratulations go out to the following persons who were voted on the “vestry” as the results of the “vestry election” at Saint Agnes on Jan. 29. 3 year term: Torin Wallace, Oscar Branyon, Sr., Steve Carroll, George Wellington Davis. 2 year term: Herbert Rhodes, Juanita Armbrister, Joan P. Ballard and Evelina Bestman. 1 year term: Janet Brown, Malvern Mathis, Barbara Burrows and David Wilson.
Very sorry to have heard of the death of “Edna DeVeaux” who moved along with her husband to Jacksonville many years ago. Edna was a member of Saint Agnes Episcopal Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and worked as a secretary at Dunbar Elementary. She was a kindergarten Sunday school teacher at St. Agnes. She is the sister of Richard “Rocky” DeVeaux. Mrs. Harriet Outen is her aunt whom she lived with for many years.
Wedding anniversary greetings go out to the following couples: Rev. Shedrick and Mrs. Wilma Gilbert, 67 years Thomas and Agnator Nottage, 58 years Linzy and Paulette Hayes, 24 years St. Agnes had a patronal cruise to Nassau, Bahamas for the weekend in observance of our patronal celebration scheduled for Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. The event celebrates our rector Father Denrick Rolle and the preacher will be DeAngelo Bowe. Please join us if you can. A reception in our parish hall, Blackett Hall, will follow the service.
Wedding anniversary greetings go out to the love birds of the week: Willie and Louvenia A. Totson, 40 years Get well wishes and prayers go out to all of the sick and shut-ins: Donzaleigh McKinney, Leila O’Berry, Rosemary Braynon, Evangeline Gibson, Thomas Nottage,
I do hope everyone enjoyed Christmas. Have a safe and happy new year! Two very fine young ladies died last week, Frances Brown and Barbara Patterson. It was a terrible shock to me. They were loved by many and will be missed by all. My love goes out to both families. Wedding anniversary greetings go out to the following couples: Fletcher C. and Ida Young, 17 years. Michael D. Davrye G. Smith, Sr. 21 years. To all of us born in the month of December, happy birthday. Here’s to many years of happiness for all of us. Get well wishes go out to all of the sick and shut-ins:
Wedding anniversary greetings go out to the following couples: Cecil and Clothilda Brown — 13 years Harford Eton and Carolyn Howell, Sr. — 40 years H. Wendell and Gail M. Stirrup — 44 years
I hope your birthday was grand, Kia Moncur. Kia turned 2 years old on Dec. 8. She is the daughter of Lemuel and DeAnna Moncur and granddaughter of Florence Moncur. Happy belated wedding anniversary to Daryl and Gail Moses — 21 years.
Congratulations to Dr. Enid Curtis Pinkney and Dr. Walter T. Richardson, who received the 2013 “Positive Living Award” at the Alliance for Aging. Both recepients of the award are notable pillars in the community. In the company of the recipients were: Frank Pinkney, Dory Lingo, Ruby Rayford, Cecilia Stewart and Maud Newbold.
Happy wedding anniversary to the following “love birds” of the week: Valarie Henry Baker and John Baker Nov. 26, 23 years; William and Cathy Wanza, 36 years; Alfred and Edith Barr, 43 years. Congratulations to Torrian Wallace and his Doctor’s Charter School cross country tea
A birthday celebration in honor of our cousin and adopted sister Janet Roberts-Symonette was a night to be remembered. Janet was escorted into the beautiful fall-decorated ballroom by husband Anthony. Janet’s lovely daughter Antoinette proved to be a most fitting hostess and Aundre paid a beautiful tribute to “mother” as our Delta sorors serenaded “Janet” with our sweetheart song. Happy birthday dear sister.
Katherine Letitia Fields and Marcus Kehyee-Marsh were married Sat., Oct. 12, at Trinity Episcopal Church in New York City. The Rev. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones officiated the ceremony. The wedding party included the bride’s sister, Edda Fields-Black, matron of honor, bridesmaid, niece Meri Black and nephew Master Akhu Black. Also participating
On October 5th, my sister Gayle Sweeting celebrated her birthday with eight of her close friends with a one-day cruise aboard The Superfast Cruise to Bimini. Joining in the celebration were: Faye Kelly, Kathy Peacock, Elaine Jinks, Vonna Richardson, Gina Garvin, Kim Watson, Shandra Smith, Mayla Beason and Lashonda Hanna. Everyone had a good time.
Congratulations to our new first family at Bethune-Cookman University [B-CU], Dr. Edison Jackson and his wife, Mrs. Florence Jackson, who celebrated 50 years of marriage on Oct. 19th. They are the parents of two children.
On Oct. 5th Mrs. Willie Pearl Porter celebrated her 102nd birthday with her church family and the Miami Black Nurses Association (BNA) who worshipped together at the Church of the incarnation, Sunday Sept. 29
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.
Recently the U.S. Congress honored the four little girls killed 50 years ago by the Ku Klux Klan in the bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama church.
Miamians were saddened to learn of the demise of Julie Smith Clarke and Henry “Sanky” Newbold, both well-known throughout Miami. I will miss both of them fondly. They were loved by many and will be missed by all.
Returning home on the sad journey to bury their beloved mothers, aunts and cousins, Jacquelyn Finley-Livingston, Helen Finley-Spires and Audrey Finley were family members: Terrence and Vernal Livingston, Sr.; Flai Livingston-Richardson and husband Bobby; Shelly Spires Powers, husband Gregory and children; Brenda Hepburn-Eddy and son Roderic Knowles.
“Celebrating 100 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service” was the memorable theme that ignited the vision and insight for all D