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IN MEMORY OF OUR DEAREST AUNT CATHERINE WHOM THE LORD CALLED HOME TO GLORY ON 11/17/10 AND WE CELEBRATED HER HOMEGOING IN JACKSONVILLE ON SATURDAY, 11/27/10.  Aunt Catherine was the oldest and last surviving child of Isom Martin.

HARRIS Ms. Catherine Harris, 99, passed Nov. 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Moses Harris. She is survived by numerous caring relatives, friends and caregiver Nettie F. Flagg. Funeral service will be held 11 AM, Sat., Nov. 27, 2010 at St. Matthews Miss. Bapt. Church, 3731 Moncrief Rd., Pastor George Price, Officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, Fri., Nov. 26, 2010 at the Mortuary. Arrangements entrusted to C. L. PAGE MORTUARY, INC., 3031 Moncrief Rd., CARLA L. PAGE, LFDIC.

Published in the Florida Times-Union on November 25, 2010



THANK YOU JAX FAMILY FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY!
We want to Thank Nettie Fare and her family, Gert, Rodney and Ronald Jenkins, the Moss family and all other family members for being the great hosts while we were all there for Aunt Catherine's funeral.  Since the time was too short, the family who traveled from afar are planning a trip back to Florida sometime in 2011 to spend more time with all of you.
 
KELLIE'S FATHER-IN-LAW PASSED AWAY:
Kellie's father-In-Law passed away and his funeral was held in Detroit on Saturday, 12/11/10.  Kellie is Julia Wright's daughter.

WE ARE SO SORRY TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF OUR DEAR UNCLE JOHNNY GLEE, A CENTURION,  WHO WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD AT THE RIPE AGE OF "104" AND HIS FUNERAL WAS HELD SATURDAY, 01/22/11.   WHAT A BLESSING TO HAVE LIVED THAT LONG.

Ike, Nett and family attended the funeral of our dear Uncle Johnny Glee in Greenville, FL and there were a large contingent of family from Madison that many of us don't know about, including a couple that Jerome Flagg had worked with and didn't know they were related.  This is just another sign that our family is huge.  Uncle Johnny's has two sisters in their 90's and they all look good for their age.  We will meet them when we visit Madison in September.  Please click Memorials for Uncle Johnny's obituary.
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MARION WORDLAW SCHOLARSHIP AT KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY (KSU)
We would like everyone to please give a donation to Marion's scholarship fund at KSU.  Ike distributed donation forms to everyone.  All it takes is a few dollars from each of us for a major contribution from our family.  The Scholarship package with the donation can be found at {INSERT LOCATION}

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FIRST SERGEANT RODNEY JENKIN'S ARMY TOUR OF DUTY (AUGUST 2011 INSTEAD OF MAY 2011):
On August 31, 2011, Rodney will leave for his last tour of duty to Afganistan and Kuwait and will return June 2012.  Let's keep Rodney, his wife Rowena and family (including his twin Ronald) lifted up in prayer as he prepares to deploy.  We know the Lord will cover and protect him in his absence and return him to us safely without harm.

Let's also thank our troops for serving our country and for protecting our rights.
Marilyn's Wed Gary Robinson on Sunday, 06/26/11
Marilyn's Wed Gary Robinson on Sunday, 06/26/11
NEWLY WED
  1. Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Gary Robinson:  On Sunday, June 26, 2012, Marilyn (aka NuNu) got married to Gary Robinson at a beautiful ceremony at Mt. Olive COGIC (her Grandfather's Church) in Waterbury, CT.

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ENGAGEMENTS

    1.    On Friday, 08/05/11, Tamara (Tammy) Carr (Ladell's daughter)
           got engaged to Tony.  The wedding date is set for
           September 8, 2012.


     2.   In November 2010, Marilyn Clemon (Johnnie Clemon's baby
           girl NuNu) got engaged to Gary.  Marilyn and Gary Robinson 
           have a 3-year old son, Malik.  Wedding date was Sunday,
           June 26, 2011.





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BABY ON THE WAY!

CONNECTICUT:

The stork will soon be here to deliver a baby so dear to:

  1. Brian Jones (Velma's oldest son) is expecting his first child on January 20, 2012.
  2. Michael Clemon (Johnnie's eldest grandson, his daughter Michelle's eldest, and Lillian's first greatgrand child) is expecting his second child on xx/xx/xx.
  3. Troy Butler (Johnnie's grandson, his daughter Marietta's eldest) is expecting his first child on January 21, 2012 (Lillian's birthday).
  4. Toria Antrum firstborn due on xx/xx/xx (Jay McPherson's daughter and Mae's granddaughter)

 
 

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WELCOMING NEW ARRIVALS!

DETROIT:
  1. IT'S A GIRL!  Toria Antrum firstborn arrived in January (Jay McPherson's daughter and Mae's granddaughter). 
  2. IT'S A BOY!  Proud father Londeen second child arrived on xx/xx/xx.  He has a daughter, Lisanna who is three years old.
  3. IT'S A GIRL!  Bruce Wilson became the proud grandpa of his 13th grandchild (India and Chelsea's sister) two weeks ago and he now has 7 grandaughters and 6 grandsons.  What a blessing this is!  Let's all CONGRATULATE Bruce, India and Chelsea on this new addition to our family!
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UPCOMING GRADUATIONS:

Mark your calendars!  Click on Upcoming Events for more details. 

Whether you are finishing pre-school, 5th grade, middle-school, high school or college, we want to know when you graduate so we can praise and congratulate you on your hard earned accomplishment.  Let's encourage and pray for all those who are graduating that the Lord will keep them focused and on track until they finish the course! For those who are not quite there yet, don't lose heart, we pray that the Lord will keep your eyes on the prize to the finish!  We are so proud of every single one of you!


DETROIT:
  1. India Wilson (Bruce Wilson's granddaughter) High School Graduation in May 2011 
  2. Dominic Payne (Bruce Wilson's youngest daughter) College Graduation in 2012
  3. Bruce Wilson Seminary Graduation with Ph.D. in 2012
MARYLAND:
  1. Gwen Clemon completion of Certificate in Human Resources at Cornell University in 2011
  2. Dedria Ellis (Gwen Clemon's oldest) College Graduation in May 2011
  3. Brittany Ellis (Gwen Clemon's baby girl) High School Graduation in May 2011
CONNECTICUT:
  1. Hannah Miller (Mildred's granddaughter) graduated from Kindergarten in June 2011.  Way to go, Hannah!
  2. Alandre Ricks (Shirley Clemon Wright's grandson and daughter Ronnyka's eldest) graduated from 12th grade at SMSA (Sport and Medical Science Academy) magnet school in Hartford.  YEAH!!
  3. Ronnyka Ricks (Shirley Clemon Wright's daughter) College Graduation in 2011
  4. Chivonna Clemon Curry (Kelly Clemon's daughter) College Graduation in 2011
  5. Tamara Carr (Ladell's daughter) College Graduation in December 2011
  6. Marilyn Clemon (Johnnie Clemon's daughter) College Graduation in 2012
  7. Gloria Clemon Vance's College Graduation in May 2012
  8. Ashley Vance (Gloria's baby girl) College Graduation in May 2012
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SCHOLASTIC NEWS

DETROIT:
  1. Chelsea Wilson (Bruce's granddaughter and India's sister) has achieved a 3.9 GPA - Way to go Chelsea!  Consider that Chelsea is only in 9th grade, in an all girl Catholic school, runs track competitively and is the top on her team.  Keep up the good work, Chelsea!  What an achievement! 
  2. India Wilson (Bruce's granddaughter) received a college scholarship to an all girl school in AZ.  She received 5-6 medals running track qualifying for the State Tournament. Now with that success India may be our first Olympic champion in the family! We're all cheering for you India! 
  3. Kevin Wilson's daughter won a scholastic award and was sent to Washington D.C. for the second straight year.  Both of Kevin's daughters have GPAs higher than 3.0 and they both play instruments.  What ambition!  We are so proud of you both! 
CONNECTICUT:
  1. Travis Butler (Johnnie's grandson and his daughter Marietta's baby) started college in July at UCONN.  We are so proud of Travis!  Let's all pray that Travis will endure through the challenges of college and not get discouraged when the way gets tough!  For we know that the Lord will give him the strength needed to succeed beyond his expectations. 
  2. Brittany Ellis (Gwen's baby girl) will be started college on-campus at West Virginia on 08/19/11, her first time being away from home.  We are so proud of Brittany and are praying for God's loving arms of protection over her to keep her safe from harm.  We pray also for traveling mercies as she goes back and forth driving/riding through the hills of WV.  We wish you much success in your first year, Brittany!
  3. LiTrisha Jones James (Velma's eldest) will be re-enrolling in college on 09/06/11 to finish her Bachelors Degree.   
For all those starting back to school in the Fall 2011 we are praying for a very successful year for you scholastically.  Be encouraged to know that nothing worth having comes easy and that hard work always pays off eventually!  Wishing you a great year!
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SPORTS NEWS

DETROIT:

  1. Both of Bruce Wilson's grandson's play football.  His two sons both coach their teams and they and their wives have done an outstanding job with their boys!  Go Teams!  We will keep everyone informed on their wins.


CONNECTICUT:

Way to go Alandre Ricks (#40 white jersey with glasses) for your team, SMSA Tigers, win against Conard Chieftains at the Doc Hurley Classic Tournament on 12-17-10 in Hartford.  Alandre is Ronnyka Ricks' son and Shirley Clemon Wright's grandson.  Alandre is 16 years old and a senior at SMSA (Sport and Medical Science Academy) magnet school.
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RETIREMENTS:

DETROIT:

Bruce Wilson will retire in May 2011 after 32 years with the U.S. Postal Service.  What an awesome career and inspiration you are, Bruce, to the family!  It is difficult to find anyone these days who has worked for one organization that long!  You are certainly a role model that everyone should emulate, especially the men in our family.

Bruce will have a lot more time on his hand after May 2011 and he is accepting invitations to preach so make sure to add him to your church calendars for a speaking engagement.  Let's pray for Bruce as he starts to transition to his second life, and hopefully of rest and relaxation!  Here is Bruce's email address wilson3607@att.net.

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MILITARY NEWS:

CONNECTICUT:
          1.  Alandre Ricks (Shirley's grandson and daughter Ronnyka's
               eldest) has joined the Marines and will be leaving for Basic
               Training in December 2011.  Let's all pray for Alandre to be
               kept safe from harm and that the Lord keeps him with a mind
               stayed on Him!

FLORIDA:
           2.  Rodney Jenkins (Rosa/Sugar's grandson and one of Curtis' 
                twin sons) departs for 10-month tour of duty in Afganistan (2 months) and Kuwait (8 months) on 08/31/11.  
    

When you see or talk to Alandre and Rodney, please Thank them and the other troops for serving our country and for protecting our rights!