Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Brown celebrates 80th birthday
A celebration in honor of Mrs. Tennie Brown’s 80 birthdays was conducted recently in the Anderson Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, in the Santee Circle section of Moncks Corner.
The Rev. Oscar Cash Jr. is the host pastor.
Ms. Susan Smalls presided and opened the devotional program with Scripture, taken from First John 4:7-11. The scripture reading led in to the identification of the one special ingredient placed in all of her foods: “Love.”
It was said that Mrs. Brown’s potato salad, potato pie, collard greens, etc, were always overflowing with it. It was also stated that time and again, she always gives you her heart, and plenty of food to eat when you are with her. Not only do you get to enjoy the food and love when you are with her, but she, without hesitation, makes certain that you also have lots of food to take home with you.
This woman of God serves in so many capacities in her community, church and family.
The dedicatory portion of the program began with the song “The Solid Rock,” which was spiritually uplifting. The second scripture reading came from Isaiah 46:3-4.
Following the reading of the powerful scripture, Sister Estelle Codes delivered a powerful and uplifting prayer.
Everyone was warmly welcomed to the occasion by Master Shamel Palacios, a great grandson. Remarks were then brought by a daughter, Sister Louise Brown, which was followed by performances of songs by the grandchildren.
Words of appreciation were then brought from great grandson Malik Brown, who spoke of the love they all shared for this fantastic great-grandmother. His comments were elevated by additional expressions by a grandniece, Sister Janee Chisholm, who stated as she spoke about the honorees cooking skills, “She put her foot in it!”
Additional comments were provided by Cassandra Thomas, a friend of the family; Sister Alma Brown, representing the Gether’s family; Sister Nancy Manigault; Sister Lillie M. Jasper; the Rev. Ruth Gregory; Deacon Louis Manigault; the Rev. Willie D. Rivers, who sang “Jesus is Real to me;” and Deacon Marshall Manigault.
Closing remarks and the blessing of the birthday meal were provided by the Rev. Oscar Cash Jr.
A wonderful program and feast were enjoyed by all present, as a mighty woman of God was celebrated.
Appreciation is expressed to Sister Nancy Manigault and Sister Claudia Varnish for sharing this information with us for printing in the Trilogy Column.
Antioch Deacon’s Auxiliary Anniversary
The Deacon’s Auxiliary of the Antioch Baptist Association conducted its 17th Fellowship Banquet, May 18, in the Day Dawn Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Pineville.
The program began with remarks from Deacon Edward Carter, President of the Deacon’s Auxiliary. Following the welcome, scripture, invocation and reading regarding the occasion, the blessing of the meal was provided by the Rev. Joshua Prioleau, host pastor.
At the conclusion of the main course and the reception of dessert, the speaker of the afternoon, Rev. Rep. Jerry Govan of Oliver Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Orangeburg, SC, was presented to attendees by Deacon Rep. Joseph Jefferson Jr.
Get Well Wishes
Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, James Pinckney, Annie Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls, Margie Prioleau, Dorothy Williams, Rufus Smalls, Annie L. Williams, Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Victoria Middleton, Naomi Fashion, Monica Booker, Betty Ravenell, Barbara Manigault, Hazel Crawford, Rufus Smalls, and all others that are under the weather, shut-in, hospitalized or in need of care and attention.
We continue to keep them in prayer and in our good wishes for total recovery of health.
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