Ann Martin

2 children
1 grand-child
1 great-grand child
Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13
Hobbies: Spending time with her dog

Words of wisdom: “Stop the violence!”

Mildred Colbert

1 child
2 grandchildren
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 121:1-8
Hobbies: Shopping and spending time with her grands.

INTERESTING FACTS: Married for 37 years to Otis.
Retired from the Department of Corrections after 35 years of service.
More importantly, the Lord has delivered her through 2 battles of cancer.

Words of wisdom: “Always put God first in everything you do; Seek his guidance and you cannot fail!”

Gladys Henderson

5 children
9 grand-children
7 great-grands
Favorite Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23

INTERESTING FACTS: Serving the Lord, being faithful and being kind one to another.

Words of wisdom: “Be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart and have hope in the Lord.”

Doris Williams

Favorite Scripture: James 2:14

INTERESTING FACTS: She love to show love and does good to others. If she can help you, she will never say bad things about anyone.

Words of wisdom: “Obey your parents.”

Bessie Williamson

Married to Artis
Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13
Hobbies: Listening to gospel music

INTERESTING FACTS: She loves God and will do anything for anyone if she can. Loves good Christian fun!

Words of wisdom: “Stay focused, stay in church and put God first in everything.”

Clarence Bess

Married to Vivian
2 children
2 grand-children
Favorite Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:10
Hobbies: Fishing and barbequeing

INTERESTING FACTS: Very patient, enjoy seeing people enjoy themselves and doing what God has blessed them to do.

Words of wisdom: “Learn the bible, the word of God.”

Mary Helen Davis

4 children   
11 grand-children
12 great grand-children
Hobbies: traveling, attending Black History events.

INTERESTING FACTS: She is very special in God’s sight.

Words of wisdom: “Ask Jesus to help you. Learn to pray, study and learn to read.”

Gwen Laster

1 child
2 grand-children
Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:11; 4:13; Proverbs 25:11
Hobbies: Reading

Words of wisdom: “Keep God first and follow your dreams. You can do all things through Christ.”

Sylvia Darby

7 children
11 grand-children
Favorite Scripture: John 3:16
Hobbies: Writing

Words of wisdom: “If you have a problem with getting old – die young!”

Bernard Williams

Married to Valarie
4 children
4 grand-children
1 great grand-child
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 51
Hobbies: Reading

INTERESTING FACTS: Loves his pets, Bobby, Sha Sha, and Lonesome.

Words of wisdom: “Obey your parents.”

Frankie Mae Allen

11 children
46 grand-children
39 great grand-children
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 23
Hobbies: arts & crafts, gardening and fishing

Words of wisdom: “Keep your hands in God’s unchanging hand.”

Julian Canty

Married to Naomi
5 children
14 grandchildren
6 great grand-children
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 40:31
Hobbies: Watching football and walking

INTERESTING FACTS: Played minor league baseball with the Yankees farm League. Honored retiree of TECO Energy Company

Words of wisdom: “Obey your parents children!”

Dorothy Jones

Married to the late Solomon Jones Jr.
1 child
2 grand-children
Favorite Scripture: John 3:16
Hobbies: Reading

INTERESTING FACTS: Love children and caring for the elderly.

Words of wisdom: “Mind your business, that’s a full-time job!”

Otis Colbert Sr.

Married to Mildred
1 Child
2 grand-children
Favorite Scripture: John 4:24; Acts 20:28
Hobbies: Car Repairs and building old cars.

INTERESTING FACTS: A hard worker and always willing to help others.

Words of wisdom: “Stay faithful!”

Emily McMillian

6 children
8 grand-children
Favorite Scripture: John 3:16
Hobbies: Cooking

Words of wisdom: “Stay Focused!”

Mildred Moore

4 children
16 grand-children
8 great grand-children
Hobbies: Sewing, decorating, and singing.

INTERESTING FACTS: Is a people person and love helping people.

Words of wisdom: “Always keep God at the head of your life; you will be successful!”

Albert Bradley

Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 18:21
Hobbies: Reading books

INTERESTING FACTS: Desire to be a teacher, wants to learn to drive a jet, be a pilot and travel.

Words of wisdom: “The man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good work.”

Johnnie Mae Holloway

3 Children
8 grand-children
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 100; 150
Hobbies: Cooking and sewing
INTERESTING FACTS: Love to read the Bible.

Maxine Williams

3 children
7 grand-children
Favorite Scripture: Psalms 1
Hobbies: Listening to gospel, watching basketball and football games.

INTERESTING FACTS: Love good food!

Words of wisdom: “Stay in the church, obey your parents, and love the Lord!”

Esther Milton

5 children
18 grand-children
15 great grand-children
Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:11-13
Hobbies: Sewing, cooking, and writing.

INTERESTING FACTS: One of the first African American meter maids at USF in the 1970’s.

Words of wisdom: “Show up in life! The difference between try and triumph is a little umph!”

Nettie Matthews

4 children
3 grand-children
2 great grand-children
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 23
Hobbies: Reading and Writing

Words of wisdom: “Give God some of your time, serving while you can!”

Beulah Crompton

1 child
4 grand-children
5 great grand-children
Favorite Scripture: John 14:1-3
Hobbies: singing

INTERESTING FACTS: She is a loving person and loves everyone!

Words of wisdom: “Be strong in the Lord. Do what God says do and obey your parents!”