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.
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
George and Cobboril “Beatrice” Davis will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Saturday, August 17, and continue their celebration by worshiping August 18, at 9 a.m. at The Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church. Hearty congratulations to the love birds of the year. May you enjoy many more!
Miamians were saddened to learn of the death of Ernest Sidney. Deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Ethel Pearl, sister Nancy Dawkins and neice Martha Clayton Day. Deepest sympathy to all of you. Also our deepest sympathy goes out to the Finley family who lost three relatives last week. Sisters Jacquelyn Finley- Livingston, Helen Finley-Spires and Audrey Finley. Shalisa Gee was in Miami last week from Atlanta to visit her mom Gayle and aunt Anna-Grace. (My other niece and her family also lives in Atlanta with her husband LaCorrie and three sons and also my brother Ivern.)