Young Gifted & Black PRESENTS
4th Annual Victor Browne III & Keith Brian Washington
5 on 5 Memorial Basketball Tournament
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Young Gi ed & Black Board Members Ronald Wilcox
Third in Charge
YGB Members Jackie love
Dennis Washington and Family
Sandy Rivera and Family
Sharee Washington and Family
Mission Statement Young Gi ed and Black is a community based non‐profit organiza on geared towards building up our youth by ins lling good moral values, a posi ve a ‐ tude, self respect, respect for others, good sportsmanship, and conflict reso‐ lu on without violence through mentoring programs. Our goal is to create a safe haven within the community.
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Allen Brown Anthony Wilcox Apple Counseling Service Avenues for Independent Living Barlow's Auto Bob Budd (Red Eagle) Cardinal Reality Council President Dave Trovato Councilwoman Heather Tierney Diane Hill Dr. Anthony Bone (Wdby Medical) Dr. Geraldine Atkins Dr. Lori Lewis Dr. Monica Ed Hughes Expert Tree Sevice Friendship Fire House Geraldine Savdge Mar n, Ed.D. Gloucester County Cultural Heritage Good Wheels Used Auto Gordy Jiles (Jiles Cleaning Service) J&D's Discount Liquor Jessica Hamilton (RCC ‐ Library) Joe and Sharon Palimeno Joey Rhodes John Estrada Julie e Moss Kim Hughes
King of Pizza Pal Joey's Deli Pat (RCC‐ Library) White's Auto Body
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Victor Browne lll Founder of the Woodbury Summer Basket Ball League
Hugh Victor Brown III was born in Woodbury, NJ on May 17, 1958 to Hugh Victor Browne II and the late Erma Eleanora Browne. Victor had a love for sports and science that con nued through his adult life. Victor graduated from Woodbury High School in 1976 and a ended Catawba College, Glassboro State College and Thomas Jeﬀerson University. His love for science and helping others moved him to many years working as a medical professional and counselor at group homes. Victor made a powerful impact upon many in his family, church and community. His desire to please God was demonstrated in his commitment to service and in his eﬀorts to improve the lives of everyone he encountered. In 2001 two major milestones had a profound impact on his future. The first was his acceptance to the call to the gospel ministry, and the second was his star ng the Woodbury Summer Basketball League. Victor's concern for his community and the state of the youth in Woodbury mo vated him to start the league. It was through this league, that many young men and women were given an opportunity to develop rela onships with their peers, learn teamwork and improve their basketball skills. Victor o en ministered to them about salva on and having a rela onship with God. His guiding principle for the league was "If you put young people on one court, you can keep them out of another court." This speaks volumes in today's society, specifically in Woodbury and surrounding communi es. He was ac ve in City and County aﬀairs, a ended City Council mee ngs and became a member of the Concerned Black Men of Gloucester County where he con nued his voca on of service. Victor had an entrepreneurial spirit and always looked for opportuni‐ es to embark upon new businesses. Throughout his life he sought to help those in need and share the Good News with all who would hear. He could o en be found encouraging his nieces, nephews and younger cousins to strive for excel‐ lence. He dedicated his life to helping young people realize their dreams. His life although brief, has made an indelible imprint on the lives of many.
Keith Brian Washington
Keith Brian Washington was born on October 30, 1959. He departed this life on October 21, 2012. Keith a ended Woodbury High School where he achieved an abundant amount of success. He made major accomplishments in basketball, and track and field. His personal love for compe on and physical ac vi es led him to break many records that s ll hold un l this day. Keith went on to do many things such as being involved in local athle c clubs which led him to influence many chil‐ dren to follow in his footsteps. Keith has two daughters and one granddaughter that are very proud of the legacy that their Father has le behind.
Young Gi ed & Black Salutes Our Veterans Spec. Norris Simon Norris Simon born in Trinidad and Tobago the West Indies move to the United States Brooklyn New York in 1972 in 1974 move to Salem New Jersey where he a ended Grammar School and then went on to Salem High School a er 4 years of high school Norris enlisted in the United States Army second day a er gradua on at For Leonard Wood Missouri a er basic training Norris did his AI T schooling at Fort Lee Virginia a er Fort Lee Virginia Norris was sta oned at for 20th and supply Pedricktown New Jersey
Master Sergeant Marshall Walker Marshall Dudley Walker “Buddy” was born in Camden, New Jersey on July 24, 1962 to Carol Z. Walker, nee Barber and the late Marshall Dudley Walker, Sr. During the late evening hours, on Sat‐ urday, 17 March he departed this life a er a long illness. Buddy a ended school at Woodbury High School in Woodbury, New Jersey where he graduated in 1980. On May 12, 1981, he enlisted in the Air Force ‐ REG‐AF and was based in England AFB, Alexandria, Louisiana. During his 20 year military career, he was sta oned at Bentwaters AFB in Ipwich, England, U.K., Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, North Carolina and Langley AFB in Hampton, Virginia, where he re red on October 31, 2001. He served a ten month tour of duty in Desert Storm. Buddy was not content on just comple ng a "3 year s nt" in the service ‐ entering and depar ng as a Private. He con nued his military educa on a ending USAF NCO Academy; training as a recruiter; training on the F‐15 Flight Con‐ trol and Integrated Flight Control Systems and other training that lead to his re re‐ ment rank as Master Sergeant (MSGT). Buddy received numerous meritorious service medals and commenda ons.
Before commencing his military career, Buddy married Sharon (Sherri) Lee Bundy from Mullica Hill, New Jersey on October 24, 1981. To that union, two sons were born; Mar‐ shall Dudley, the 3rd (Trey) and Brandon Tyrell. In December 2002, they moved to Acworth, Georgia where they spent their last 5 years. A er re rement from the U.S. Air Force, Buddy worked as Associate Manager of Flight Opera ons at Lockheed Mar n, Marie a, Georgia. He was well‐liked and respected by those he supervised.
Buddy was a loving, devoted husband, father, and son. He was an avid fisherman and motorcyclist. He o en referred to his bike as his "baby". As a true home team fan— following and roo ng for the Philadelphia Eagles was a favorite pas me. Buddy is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sherri, two sons, Trey and Brandon; his moth‐ er Carol Walker (Robert Wilcox); sister, Yve e Usher (Anthony), brother, Brian (Sharon); 6 Aunts, I Uncle; two God children, Lance and Jus ce Cook; a cousin, Candice, whom he thought of as a daughter; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other rela‐ ves, and friends.
Young Gi ed & Black Salutes Our Veterans Woodbury Resident and Marine, Victor Browne, holds his Congressional Gold Medal that he received in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. An eternally proud member of the famed all‐black Mon ord Point Marines, Browne died, three years a er being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, highest civilian honor for dis nguished achievement in the mili‐ tary, in Washington, D.C.
The life‐long Woodbury resident, brother of noted actor Roscoe Lee Browne, was 90. He believed he was among the first from New Jersey recruited as a black Marine.
Sergeant Major James T. Adams Jr.
Sergeant Major Adams has dedicated his life to serv‐ ing both his country and his community. Since en‐ lis ng in the United States Marine Corps in 1987, he has served in‐country and abroad, been assigned to nine U.S. Embassies and provided support for the 1993 Presiden al Summit with President Bill Clinton and Mr. Boris Yeltsin from the Commonwealth of the Republic of Russia. Sergeant Major Adams currently serves as the Reserve Aﬀairs Sergeant Major for the United States Marine Corps Headquarters. His per‐ sonal decora ons include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy & Marine Corps Commenda on Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
Sergeant Major Adams has strong es to Rowan College at Gloucester County and the surrounding community. A na ve of Dep ord Township, he ob‐ tained his associate degree in Police Science from Gloucester County College (now RCGC) and a bachelor’s degree in Law & Jus ce from Rowan University. He served for 25 years with the Gloucester County Sheriﬀ’s Oﬃce, Department of Correc‐ ons, Woodbury, N.J. and culminated his law enforcement career as an instructor at the Gloucester County Police Academy before his re rement with full honors in 2013. 8
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Woodbury honors Henry Dickerson with plaque WOODBURY‐ On Saturday, June 18, 2016 the Afro‐American Project, in conjunc on with the City of Woodbury, will celebrate the in‐ stalla on of a plaque in dedica on of Henry Dickerson (1794‐1877), at 11:30 a.m., as part of Juneteenth. The dedica on will take place at the plaque, near the corner of Broad Street and Barber Avenue (plaque faces Broad Street), with Woodbury City Council‐ man Theodore Johnson Jr. (Ward 2) and Gloucester County Freeholder Jim Jeﬀer‐ son conduc ng the ceremony. Following the ceremony, a endees are invited to light refreshments at the Carpenter Street School (51 Carpenter Street), a short walk or drive from the plaque. Henry Dickerson, husband to Sophia and father of eight children, was an AME (African Methodist Episcopal) minister, landowner, civic leader, and patriot. In 1862, he leased land he owned in south Woodbury to the Union Army for Camp Stockton, which was a Civil War training camp for the 12th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. In the late 19th century, son John Dickerson became the first African‐American elected to the Woodbury School Board. And in 1880, son Rev. William Fisher Dick‐ erson, Doctor of Divinity, was elected the 13th Bishop of the AME Church — the first from New Jersey. A noted educator, Rev. William Dickerson lectured and preached up and down the East Coast, as well as outside the United States in Cana‐ da, England, France, and Switzerland. As part of its larger mission to educate ci zens in local African‐American history, the Afro‐American Project champions the life and work of Henry Dickerson and his family, in par cular as key supporters to the Union Army during the Civil War. The Carpenter Street School was built by Joseph Tatum in 1840 and served as the first school in the Woodbury district in 1881. According to the N.J. Historic Registry, the building is a "rare antebellum survivor" that co survivor" that could be the state's "oldest exis ng schoolhouse built for African‐Americans." For more informa on about the Afro‐American Project, contact Gloria Holmes at 856‐845‐1630. 16
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