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Mama’s Love

The eighth annual Black History Program was held Super Sunday at the St. Paul Chapel M.B. Church at 8991 Richardson Ladning Road in Drummonds, where Dr. W.E. Gatlin is pastor. The event honored all past and presence African-American principals and assistant princials in Titpon County. The event featured St. Luke Mime Praise Team, soloist Vernita Strong, The Bell Singers, Pastor Fred Bailey, Minnie Bommer, Ain’t Jane and the Millington Navy JROTC. Devotion will be by Men of Vision and guest speaker will be Pastor Johnathan Roberson. The emcee was Patsy Johnson. The woman behind the program was “Mama” Tena Mebane Alexander (above left). She started the event years ago to honor members of the community of all races who have contributed to Tipton County from Drummonds to Covington. This year’s honorees were principals Varissa Richardson, Sabrina Matthews, Michael Hughes, Adrian Nathaniel, James Field; assistant principals LaToya Alexander, Marilyn Russell, Lela Williams, Octavia Crawford, Marvin Rayner, Cetrice Bounds, Barbara Teagues, Chantay Dupree, Carolyn Hayes, Joshalyn Harwell, Christy Ross, and Pastor Autrell Williams; former principal Charlotte Fisher; assistant former principal, Mamie Lewis; retired principals, Dorothy Davidson, Gloria Treadwell (above right), Isaiah Davidson, Frank Harris, Ricky Fayne, Dewight Fayne, Melvin Simth, Royal Smith, William O. Brooks, Ozell Wright and teacher Barbara Wakefield. 

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