Christmas Breakfast at Day Dawn enjoyed by all

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Photo Provided Barbara Jefferson Ragin is all smiles at her recent retirement gathering.

The Day Dawn Baptist Church Adult Missionary Auxiliary, with support of the pastor, officers, members and friends, conducted its annual Christmas Breakfast Program on Dec. 11 in the fellowship hall.

Sister Catherine Gourdine presided, and in her usual manner, did an outstanding job.

Devotional services were provided by Sister Beulah Stewart, Sister Ernestine Glover and Sister Deloris Dantzler. Following the singing of carols, reading of scripture and the delivery of a moving prayer, everyone was warmly welcomed by Sister Beverly Smith. The response was provided by Sister Thelma Casey.

A beautiful poem, written by her sister, was beautifully read by Sister Elaine Rivers. At the conclusion of the rendering, the meal was blessed by The Rev. Ronald Casey, pastor of Prosperity Baptist Church in Strawberry.

A delicious breakfast, to nourish the body, was enjoyed as all present prepared to receive the spiritual food, which was to be delivered by Evangelist Barbara Ravenell of Birthing of Miracles Ministry in Alvin.

Evangelist Ravenell was presented to the assembly by Sister Elizabeth Jones and came forth to deliver her message, following the singing of additional carols led by Sister Beulah Stewart.

The message was well received as it spoke to the heart, mind, body and soul of the Christmas spirit and the love of God and one another.

Ragin Celebrated

Mrs. Barbara Jefferson Ragin, a native of Pineville, and a daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Omega B. Theirse Jefferson, was celebrated on Dec. 13 on her retirement from the Hillsborough County School System.

Her most recent assignment was as the Director of the University Area Community Centers in the Tampa, Florida School System.

Barbara‘s term in the educational arena encompassed 44 years of dedicated service, in numerous states and in varying positions.

She began her professional career as a speech pathologist, in Seneca, SC.

Following her marriage to her college military sweetheart, Barbara and husband Tindal traveled to a number of states and cities based on military assignments.

In each of those states, her skills shined through, and she was provided with opportunities to showcase her training, skills and intellect.

Her 44 years saw her serving as a speech pathologist, program supervisor, assistant principal, principal and director of Adult Education Program Centers.

The retirement reception, conducted in her honor, featured numerous recognitions and accolades, from numerous system representatives, family and friends.

The beautiful evening was well coordinated and Barbara was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the special attendance by her siblings. We congratulate her on her years of service and wish her well on her retirement.

Keeping in Prayer

Sister Earnestine M. Williams; Sister Earnestine G. Williams; Sister Loretta White, St. Stephen Nursing Home); Sister Annie Lee Graves; Sister Viola J. Middleton; Dr. Hattie Martin; Sister Elizabeth Jenkins; Brother Lamont Halback (home); Brother Clossie Williams; Sister Mary Middleton; Sister Shirley Cleveland; Sister Regina Robinson, home: Sister Gracie Williams; Sister Norma Ketcham; Sister Bertha Lee Williams; Sister Annie Lee Crawford; Sister Lillian Williams; Brother Christopher Prioleau; Sister Vanilla Thompson; Sister Emily Jones; Sister Lucille Edwards; Sister Christine Manigault, and all others that are under the weather and In need of our prayers, thoughts and service

Items of Interest

Send Items of Interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, S.C, 29468; email, or telephone (843) 567-4182.


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