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
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.
“Old Timers” of Miami were saddened by news of the death of Gwendolyn Heastie Welters who was funeralized at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church last Thursday.
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.