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2013 Cotillion & Beautillion

A Diamonds & Pearls Affair

Presented by: Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha & Kappa Alpha Psi - Southampton High School – June 8, 2013

Franklin/Southampton VA Alumni Chapter

Lambda Psi Omega Chapter


Classy, tasteful and graceful are synonymous with elegant. On this special occasion, elegance will be revealed throughout this evening. The ladies of Lambda Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, welcome you to our Fifteenth Biennial Debutante Ball – “Diamonds and Pearls.” A debutante is defined as a young woman making her formal entrance into society. This year, the members of Lambda Psi Omega have tried to expose our debutants to workshops and activities to help them become young women. Each activity, each workshop and each community service project was carefully planned to help them grow, to expand their horizons, to enlighten them and push them out of their “comfort zones”. These enriching experiences have contributed to each debutante’s elegance as they are presented this evening. To our Cotillion Debutantes, their families, friends, and businesses, we extend our gratitude and appreciation for your involvement and interest in our cotillion efforts. The cotillion proceeds benefit our scholarships. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded at Howard University, Washington, DC, in 1908. It is a bond of sisterhood and commitment to service to all mankind. It has an international membership of women who are college educated with various achievements who find a sense of satisfaction through their community service. Our chapter extends Congratulations and Best Wishes to all of our cotillion debutantes. May God’s richest blessings be yours. We, the ladies of Lambda Psi Omega love you.

Sincerely, Syretha Wright Syretha Wright President

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED LAMBDA PSI OMEGA CHAPTER . . . . Officers . . . . President Vice President Recording Secretary Asst. Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Financial Secretary Official Hostess Chaplain Ivy Leaf Reporter Parliamentarian Official Hostess Sergeant at Arms

Mrs. Syretha Wright Ms. Cherese Parker Ms. Taryn Hailstock Ms. Patricia Sowell Mrs. Karen Edmond Mrs. Sandra Smith Mrs. Daphne Miller Ms. Martina Rawlings Mrs. Delores Rose Ms. Rhonda Chambliss Mrs. Alfreda Talton-Harris Mrs. Diane Giles Ms. Martina Rawlings . . . . Members . . . .

Joronda Baxter Carolyn Burwell Sitrina Bynum * Rhonda Chambliss * Sylvia Claud + * @ Karen Edmond * Lillie Faison Diane Giles Euvonne Granby Gwendolyn Gray Taryn Hailstock Alfreda Harris Diane Harris * Dorothy Hill * Ruth Hopkins + * Annie Johnson + * @ Andrea Leonard Shaniqua Livingston Carol Logan + * Daphne Miller *

@ Golden (50 + yrs.)

Marian Nottingham + * Alice Parker Cherese Parker Margorie Peete Martina Rawlings Teresa Rawlings Audrey Riddick Delores Rose + * Traci Tate Pam Scott Anitra Smith Sandra Smith Patricia Sowell Shanette Wilkerson Jacqueline Williams Callie Williamson Keisha Woodley Kristen Wright Syretha Wright *

+ Life Member

* Silver Star (25 + yrs.)

Franklin / Southampton (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. P.O. Box 983 Franklin, Virginia23851

Polemarch Larry Blunt Sr.

Vice Polemarch Terry K. Rawls

Keeper of Records Hurley Daye

Asst. Keeper of Records Rev. James Ricks

Keeper of Exchequer Victor Picot

Asst. Keeper of Exchequer Robert Hill Jr.

Strategus Larry Jones

Lt. Strategus Raymond Parker


I am honored to extend greetings on behalf of the noble bond of the Franklin / Southampton (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. It has been a pleasure to see these young gentlemen develop and grow during their experience as beaus. While stereotypes suggest that many of our young males are predestined to fail in society, we believe that positive examples of manhood, scholarship, and service will help them overcome these stereotypes and be examples of good citizenship for other young men to follow. We believe in that old African Proverb that states, “It takes a village to raise a young man.” The Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi plan to be the elders in this village. Our Beautillion Chairman, Mr. Robert Hill, Jr., and the rest of our members would like to applaud the young men for epitomizing strength, courage, and commitment in the program this past year. We recognize the tremendous potential each of them has as future leaders and we are so proud to have had the opportunity to work with them. To the ladies of the Lambda Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., please know that it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you on this vision of a Beautillion – Cotillion Ball. We congratulate you and the Debutantes. You have worked very hard and accomplished much. We are honored to have had the opportunity to collaborate with you.

Rev. Kenneth Zollicoffer


Exc. Board Member

Larry Blunt

Kenneth Madison

Larry Blunt President

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Hostesses – Emerging Young Leaders Maliyah Barrett

Niara Ford

Amari Long

Candice Blow

Layla Freeman

Kayla Powell

Tionne Boone

Shemia Jarrett

Janay Sweat

Ushers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shawn Battle Armon Cheeseboro Paul Wyche Caterer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela’s Catering Make-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cynthia Walloe Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paula Dozier Men’s Formal Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Menswear Franklin Cleaners Rev. Pauline Majette Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rodney Brown Scrapbook Judge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Imagene Mallory Lighting/Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dalton Fonville Trophies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tony’s Trophies Cotillion Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fishers Net Web Solutions Barbara Reid Robin Jones Kelli Sweat Time Magazine Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mack Graphic Design Administrators & Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southampton Middle School Southampton High School


PART II – “THE DEBUT” Ms. Cherese Parker & Mr. James Artis PARENTS PRESENTATION OF DEBS/BEAUS DEBS/BEAUS EXPRESSIONS – “A Style of Their Own” PART III - AWARDS CEREMONY PRESENTATION OF AWARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Alfreda Talton-Harris Mr. Robert Hill, Jr. Beautillion/Cotillion Co-Chairs (Essay Contest, Savings Poster Challenge, Perfect Attendance, Highest GPA, Mr./Miss Congeniality, Best Scrapbook, Appreciation Gifts to Debs and Beaus) SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Daphne Miller Mr. Victor Picot

CROWNING OF MISS COTILLION 2013 /MR. BEAUTILLION 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miss Essense Williams 2011 Miss Cotillion PART IV THE WALTZ FINALE

CLOSING REMARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter Presidents RECEPTION – COMMONS AREA

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Blow School: Southampton High School Sponsors: Anitra Smith & Patricia Sowell liss

Parents: Mrs. Sharon Sykes School: Southampton High School Sponsors: Keisha Woodley & Yvonne Rose

Parents: Mrs. Amy Hicks & Mr. James Hawks School: Franklin High School Sponsors: Pam Scott & Lillie Faison

Parents: Mrs. Melissa Hill & the Late Robert Hill Sr. School: Southampton High School Sponsors: Cherese Parker & Traci Tate

Parents: The late Chief Humphrey Idisi & Mrs. Freida Galloway-Idisi School: Franklin High School Sponsors: Diane Harris & Sandra Smith

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Darden School: Southampton High School Sponsors:Audrey Riddick & Andrea Leonard

Parents: Mrs. Valerie Willis & Mr. Roger Stephens School: Franklin High Schol Sponsors: Norletta Edmond & Carolyn Burwell

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Whitfield School: Southampton High School Sponsors: Euvonne Granby & Margorie Peete

Parents: Mrs. Esther Brown School: Franklin High School Sponsors: Larry Blunt & James Artis

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Patrice Cosbert Sr. School:Windsor High School Sponsors: Kenneth Madison & Terry Rawls

Parents:Mrs. Sandra Sykes School: Southampton High School Sponsors: James Ford & Brian Graves

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rawlings Sr. School: Southampton High School Sponsors: Kenneth Zollicoffer & Hurley Daye

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Smith Sr. School: Franklin High School Sponsors: Victor Picot & James Ricks

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Cofield Jr. School: Southampton High School Sponsors: Anthony Ray & Raymond Parker

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Earl Sumblin School: Franklin High School Sponsors: Gerald Johnson &Walter Brown

Parents: Mrs. Eileen Everett School: Southampton High School Sponsors: Charlie Harris & Larry Blunt

Armirah Stephens

Ellis Cofield, III

Melia Hill

Clinton Smith

Victoria Blow

Travis Brown

Victoria Congratulations And Best Wishes

“Let your life, like the ivy, be a help to mankind and a wreath for thee.�

Patricia R. Sowell

Victoria, “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.� Jeremiah 29:11

You have everything you need to fulfill your God-given destiny and there is no limit to what you can accomplish as long as you keep Christ first in your life. Ms. Anitra Smith AKA Sponsor

Congratulations Victoria

A & B Custom Design “We’re only as good as our last job.” Owner Alvin Blow Franklin, VA

Congratulations Victoria Blow

Jenkins Plumbing, Electric, and Septic

In Honor of Victoria Blow

From Mom, Dad, and Trevor We Love You So Very Much! We are so very proud of you! To God Be the Glory!

Presented On Behalf of Miss Victoria Blow In honor of the late Rev. Melvin Earley

I submit this to you: Bloom where you are planted, and climb until your dreams come true! God Bless You‌ Elder Beulah Earley

Best Wishes Victoria!

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Parker and Deb’s Hair Studio Staff


TORI We are so proud of you! Carolyn B. Walker Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Pi Rho Omega Chapter

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Faith First, Family Second, Career Third 804-212-8508

Congratulations Tori As you debut into womanhood! Always keep this powerful verse in your mind and heart‌. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. We Love You! Aunt Ellen & Uncle James (Blowsie) Blow

Love and Life My Message of Love to You Love begins with a smile, Grows with a kiss, and ends With a tear. When you were born, you were Crying and everyone around You was smiling. Live your life so that when you Die, you’re the one smiling and Everyone around you is crying. I will love you always‌ Congratulations my sweet and lovely Victoria!

“Auntie Pam� Walker Virginia Beach, Virginia You Are Amazing as you are. Stronger than you know. More beautiful than you think. Worthier than you believe. More loved than you can ever imagine. Passionate about making a difference. Fiery when protecting those you love. Learning. Growing. Not alone. Warm. Giving. Generous. Quirky. Sexy. Funny. Smart. Flawed. Whole. Scared. Brave. And so, so, so.much.more. Be Strong. Be Confident. Be You.

-Copyright: Tia Sparkles Singh, 2011 Congratulations! Tina Boyd


If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it then you can achieve it. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path. Rev. James W. & Valerie P. Ricks

Congratulations Victoria

Leatrice Patterson New Mercy Fellowship Ministry Courtland, VA Robert E. Gay, Sr., Pastor

“If it is the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassion fail not. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 Weekly services are held at the Courtland Ruritan Club on Old Plank Road. Sunday Services consist of: Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. Bible Study on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. “Changing the Community, One Soul at a Time”

Congratulations Victoria Blow

We are very proud of the young lady that you have become. May God continue to bless you in all of your endeavors. Mr. & Mrs. Larry Logan

Congratulations Victoria

We are so proud of YOU!! Eric & Patricia Packenham

Congratulations Victoria

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Congratulations Victoria

Be blessed‌Love You! Monica Glass

Congrats Victoria! Let us take you where you want to go. Our business is to serve you. Serving you is our business Leon Artis L.A. Adventures

Congratulations and Best Wishes

Dr. Conrad M. Gilliam


Gwendolyn M. Goode

We Love You Victoria

The Callaways

I love you my granddaughter.

Much success to you! Rev. Sylvia Walker

Congratulations Victoria!!! We are proud of you in what you have accomplished. Best wishes in your future endeavors.

Milton, Charlene, & Anfernee Artis

Paula Frances

Congratulations Miss Victoria May God continue to bless you in the 2013 Debutante Cotillion!

Beulah Land A.M.E. Zion Church

Congrats Victoria! Young Farmer’s Club of Ivor, Inc. 36102 Seacock Chapel Road Zuni, VA 23898 Mailing Address: PO BOX24 Ivor, VA 23866

Congratulations Tori I am so proud of your achievements & success you have made thus far. Continue to do so & make me proud.

A non-profit organization designed to perform a service to improve the community & maintain a civic center or club house/park for the general use & comfort of members of the community & adjacent Community & adjacent counties. For more information contact: John Scott, President (757) 859-6675 Thomas Greene, Vice President (757) 859-6126

Love You Auntie Phil

Victoria From your great grandmother and your uncle, we love you! Congratulations.

Mrs. Lover Kate Guy & MacDaniel Guy

Congratulations Victoria You are destined for Greatness. May God continue to shower you with His amazing blessings, grace, and mercy.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johnson

Victoria Blow Best Wishes And God Bless!

Congratulations Victoria

Continue to succeed in all of your activities! Blowses and Grandma

Mrs. Debra Hart

Congratulations Victoria


You’re a lovely young lady. We’re very proud of you.

Remember, out of the will of God there is no such thing as success; in the will of God there cannot be failure. Much success to a marvelous young lady!

Mrs. Ramonia Robertson Martha and Leon Harris

Congratulations Victoria

We wish you the best in all your future endeavors Ernest and Sylvia Claud

Congratulations Tyreckka

Congratulations Tyreckka Hawks

“Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say; I have no pleasure in them.� Eccl 12:1 We Love You! The Faisons

Tyreckka, In the twinkling of an eye 17 years have passed by and I am amazed at how you have grown into such a beautiful young lady. No one has to tell me how lucky I am to have you because I’ve known from the day you were born you were more than a gift from God. Through the years I have seen you take life’s good, bad, and ugly all in the taste of love, you continue giving unconditional love and acceptance to all that cross your path and Tyreckka that’s special. You are at the top of my list when it comes to my fondest thoughts so I celebrate this moment in time with you. In closing I would like to tell you and all that read these words that you have added so much happiness to my life, yeah you have spoiled me a bit, but don’t ever think I don’t love you and appreciate you as my daughter because I do…and love you with all my heart.



Tyreckka, From the moment I laid eyes in you, I knew that you were special. God had blessed me with a second beautiful baby girl. We have watched you grow from that beautiful baby girl to a beautiful, intelligent young lady. I am very proud to be your mother first, but also your friend. The mother and friend that has the willingness to listen, the patience to understand, the strength to support you through it all and the heart to care and be there for you. Tyreckka, God has great plans for your life and know that there will be many trials and tribulations along the way. You can overcome every trial and every tribulation by your faith in God. Always do the right things even when no one is watching you or you think no one is watching you. Trust your instincts. Remember your manners. Never let possessions own you. Nurture your friendships. Keep your hands clean. Believe in yourself. And be grateful. Tyreckka, stay focused, there will be many distractions, keep your eyes on the prize and don’t settle for anything less. We Love You, Mommy & Al


We are proud to support you throughout your journey as a debutante. Congratulations and best wishes. Love Your God Family, Melissa, Robbie, and Lia

Tyreckka, You are beautiful and smart. Your smile, joy, and laughter light up any room. Reckka you are blessed, don’t change who you are. Continue striving for success by being and doing all those things that makes you that special person. I love you and admire you for being the beautiful young lady that you have become. Stay strong, positive, and focused and know that the best is yet to come. Remember I will always be there for you.

Love You, Tierra

Congratulations Tyreckka

Continue to keep God first in your life. God has great things in store for you. Love, The Sweetney Family Congratulations to Debutante Tyreckka Hawks

Speed Weight Training Fitness Center located at 20 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, New Jersey, would like to congratulate Tyreckka Hawks.

Congratulations Debutante Tyreckka Hawks For your academic excellence, athletic tenacity, and all around elegance.

Franklin High School Volleyball Team and Coach Erica Smith-Ingram

With Gratitude

Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. The eight of us have created bonds that will last a lifetime. We have grown so much and become close throughout our journey and activities. Being a debutante has helped us gather many skills that we can carry with us and use in the future. Thank you Lambda Psi Omega chapter for this opportunity. Tyreckka Hawks 2012-2013

To Tyreckka, You are a beautiful, amazing, and resilient young lady that I am so proud of; please continue to strive for the best because the world is yours.

Love, Cheryl


Always do the right thing even when no one is watching you. Use logic when making decisions rather than exercising your emotions. Youth like beauty with time will fade, character endures forever. Pa Pa and Gramma



God Bless You

Congratulations on the start of your life’s journey to reach the brass ring. I’m very proud of you. Love You Aunt Doreen

The Murphy Family

Good Luck Tyreckka

Tyreckka, Stay on the battlefield. God’s got you.

Allie and Sheri

Love You, The Morris Family

Congratulations Tyreckka

We Love You Precise Lawn Care Jeff & Sarah White (757)342-3266

Congrats Tyreckka

Congratulations Tyreckka

Joyce Williams

Congratulations To Breana Nicole Whitfield

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thine ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Best Wishes in all of your future Endeavors Your Sponsor Soror Euvonne Granby

Congratulations Breana Nicole Whitfield

“Visualize your dreams, make your plans, set your goals, and work hard to achieve them. Don’t let anyone or anything take your dreams away. Don’t be afraid to negotiate the forks of the forks in the road to success, and don’t quit.” God has blessed you with the strength and ability to achieve, above and beyond. Keep the faith, praise God, and reach for the stars.

I’m So Proud of You Your Sponsor Soror Margorie Peete

Breana We are proud of the beautiful young woman that you have become. We are extremely delighted to support you in all of your future life endeavors. We pray that you continue to excel and succeed beyond your expectations and grasp the many blessings that God has in store for you.

Love, Uncle Bo, Aunt Kenya, C.T., and Chris

Congratulations Breana!!!

First Baptist Church 318 Hall Street Franklin, VA 23851 Pastor Dwight Shawrod Riddick Seeking-Teaching-Reaching 757-562-5178

Congratulations Breana Whitfield

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Breana, So many times in life we allow things to go unsaid. Time moves very swiftly, and it has a way of catching us with things undone. Nevertheless, time waits on none of us, and it can’t be stopped by any of us. One day we look at you and you’re our adorable little girl. As time passes, you are now a beautiful young lady. Words alone cannot express how proud of you we are. We have watched you exercise your passions and your gifts. With that said, we hope you are as equally proud of yourself, as we are of you. We will continue to encourage and pray for you. You can achieve anything you set your heart and mind to pursue. We have never seen you give up on anything that you had a passion for, Even when you are faced with opposition and challenges; you remained determined and followed it through the end. We encourage you to trust God and allow Him to direct your path in life. Those times when we are not there, always remember that He is. Keep all of His promises in your heart. We love you and we are so very blessed to have you as our daughter. Love, Mom and Dad


You have angels watching over you and smiling---Great Grandma Libbey Jones Butts, Great Great Grandma Laura Jones Whitfield, Great Great Great Grandma Mattie Palmer. The Palmer Family


We want to take this opportunity to say how very proud we are of you. As your grandparents we have had the pleasure of watching you grow into a beautiful and mature young lady. We continue to pray for your continued success in life, and we wish you all the best in everything you aspire to be and do. Remember, you will always be Me-Ma’s angel. We love you, Me-Ma and Granddaddy


Congratulations Breana

I would like to take the time out to say I love you and wish you nothing but the best on your journey.

C.W. & Sons LLC Buying tracts of timber to sell

Love, Nana



I want you to know I am proud of you! I hope you have fun on your journey & wish you much luck.

From, Ms. Brenda

You have grown from a baby to a young woman. We would like to wish many blessings upon your life.

From, Mr. and Mrs. Turner


Congrats Breana!

I would like to congratulate you and encourage you to continue to strive to be your very best. Best Wishes, Mrs. Barbara B. Reid

Steven P. Hearne DDS

Congratulations Breana Breana Whitfield

I’m proud of you and your accomplishments. I wish you the best with school and life as you venture forward. Love, Shante

The Watford’s LeAndrew – Kisha LeAndra – Kevin

Best Wishes Breana!

Boykins Girl Scout Group #5073 P.O. Box 425 Boykins, VA 23827 K. Watford, Leader

Chasity My niece, my sweet pea. You are a blessing and I thank God for bringing you into my life. You have a joyful spirit that touches everyone who knows you. You have a sensitive heart and a caring way that makes me feel so loved. You are more than a wonderful person; you are a blessing from God.

Aunt Lawanda (God mom)

Chasity I am so proud of you. I have seen you grow and become a mature young lady. May God continue to bless and keep you.

Love You Punkin, Mommy

Chasity To my baby sister, I love you so much and I am so proud of you and all the things you’ve accomplished. You have grown into a wonderful young lady. Continue to grow and follow your dreams and may God bless you! Love always, Shayna

Congratulations Chasity We are so proud of you!

We love you, Uncle Carl and Aunt Betty Washington, D.C.


We are happy to see you progressing into an awesome young woman. We wish you the best. Love, Uncle Steve & Aunt Frances


You go girl!!! I am so proud of you for your accomplishments. Love You Nikki

Congratulations Chasity Newsome Fellowship Around the Word Church 101 North High Street Franklin, VA 23851 (757)516-2720

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42 NIV)

Congratulations Chasity

Gurganus Peanut Outlet


You came into our lives in a special way. You have become our baby. We know you will do well in life. You are a smart and ambitious young lady. Remember to put God first in your life and pray daily. Remember your lessons from “Grannie� also. Dot, Ann, & Debra

Congratulations Chasity

Best Wishes! Make your mama proud! Love, Katherine & Ryan

Best Wishes Chasity


We are so proud of you. Congratulations!

Jim & Judy Dorn Congratulations Chasity

Phil and Renee Jennings

Congrats Chasity

Way to go on your cotillion! Love, Aunt Shirley & Uncle Jessie

Bobby’s Muffler & Tire Pros

Congratulations & Best Wishes Debutante


Chasity M. Newsome

We wish we were here to share this moment, but you will always be in our hearts.

Margaret M. Jones

RIP Mama & Papa

President ECSU Peninsula Alumni Chapter


Congratulations Chasity!

“The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.� -Oprah Larry & Virginia Hawkins

Good luck in your cotillion. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hardy


Congratulations Chasity!

Be all you can be with love in your heart. Picture Delilah B. Porter

Keep up the good work. Cynthia Johnfinn


In all you do remember to keep God first. Congratulations! “Vette” and “grandkids”


Success and happiness shall come your way in the future! Keep up the good work! Lisa Justice



My cousin, I am so proud of you. We love you!

Get it girl! You are doing great things!!! We love you.

Chris, Markus, and CJ

Congratulations Chasity

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. -Proverbs 3:5-6 Wilma, Charles, & Jerrell

Uncle TC & Aunt Suza


I am so proud of you and your cotillion! Continue to excel and never stop wanting to achieve your dreams! Malcom Ashe


Chasity, I am so proud of you. I wish the best!

I am so proud of your accomplishments thus far. I know that with your personality and zeal you will be nothing short of a true success as you pursue your dreams and goals. I love you, Aunt Carolyn & Uncle Danny

Congratulations Chasity

Best Wishes! May God bless you with much success. Calvin & Alease Austin & Family

Love you, Aunt Nellie

Congratulations Noodles

I love you so much! Love, Brittany & Ljay We love you! xoxo

Congratulations Cousin Chasity

Much love and success! Love, Audrey, Bill, & Whitney

Congratulations Imani

We are proud of you. We wish you much success at William & Mary.

Imani We are so proud of you. God has a blessing for you. Keep God first in your life.

Pastor Jeremiah & Lady Janice Cole And Mount Tabor Baptist Church Newsomes, VA

Congratulations Imani

Yvonne Rose

Congratulations Imani When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. George Washington Carver Lots of love and big hugs from your family in Rochester Sheila, Preston & Sandy, and Shelly Clements Best wishes to a young woman of grace, dignity and perseverance. Our hearts are filled with love and pride. You have the world’s attention and we can’t wait to see what you will do next!

Congratulations Imani

We wish you much success in all you do. Love you, Mary and Teresa


You have brought so much love and joy to me and your family. We are so proud of you. Always strive to be the best in all that you do. – Love Mom

Best Wishes Imani

Jacquline Rose

Congratulations Imani

Mona Murphy

Congratulations Imani 2013 Debutante


Congratulations Imani!

I am so proud of you. Take care of your Uncle Mitchell when I get older.

We wish you much success in all you do.

Love, Uncle Mitchell

Tabitha and James

Armirah, Your thoughtfulness plays a part in who you are and all that you do. Along with prayer and your tenderness too, kindness and caring, gentleness of heart, full of faith. Keep doing your part; I am so proud of you.

Best Wishes, Mr. Jerry

Congratulations Armirah We celebrate you on this milestone in your life and we pray that God will continue to order your steps.

The Jobe Foundation, Inc. “It Can Be Done�

Armirah Our beautiful niece. We hope and pray that you are successful in all of your endeavors. May God bless you and keep you. We love you very much!!

Aunt Nessa & Uncle Russell

Congratulations Armirah I have watched you grow up and I believe the most valuable contribution parent can make to his child is to instill in her a genuine faith in God. You are on the path of greatness. Life is hard, but God is good all the time.

Love You, Dad and Cora

Congratulations Armirah

We, the Lady’s of Zaki would like to send warm wishes and much success to Armirah Stephens. We hope that your drive and determination, commitment to excellence and academic achievements will be of great example to the upcoming youth. Keep up the great work! President: Jackita Walton - Vice President: Tenecia Walton

Armirah Stephens May today be the beginning of a beautiful year that’s blessed with joy and happiness and filled with the love of God. You are a special young lady. Keep up the good work.

Best Wishes, William “Bill” Banks

Congratulations Armirah Stephens

First Baptist Church 318 Hall Street Franklin, VA 23851 Seeking-Teaching-Reaching 757-562-5178

Armirah I have an important message for you. It may come as a surprise because this message is not repeated nearly often enough. Are you ready? You are greatly admired. It’s worth repeating. You are greatly admired. Not just by your family, by others too. Some of your admirers are close acquaintances, others are teachers, even strangers, but they all hold you in high regard. Why? Because you are a special young lady whose faith walk we can see. I am so very proud of you Armirah.

I Love You, Mom (Valerie Willis)

Armirah Stephens I have no prophetic words or scripture for you. I want to let you know that I am in awe of you. Your drive and determination is to be admired. Stay focused because your steps are ordered by God. Be blessed and be a blessing. Malika Treynhem Suffolk Social Services

Best Wishes Armirah

Congratulations Armirah

God has a purpose for your life. Be confident. Walk In It Rev. Jennell and Pastor Riddick

Armirah Stephens

Couldn’t let this day pass without saying how proud I am of you. From a little girl into a beautiful young lady inside and out. Keep God first. God’s blessing on your life, Herbert Hunter

Congratulations Armirah You are a wonderful young lady. May God’s blessing carry you far.

God bless you, Robin, Patrice, & Richell

God Bless You Armirah

Our life is not without design and purpose. It will give to us exactly what we need when we need it. Love you, Kenisha, Tyrone, Elijah, & Ajah

Congratulations and Best Wishes Armirah

My future Spelman Sister, the best is yet to come! Alexa A. Harris, PHD

Congratulations Armirah A - Admired R- Respectable M- Meekness I-Intelligent R- Responsible A-Angel H- Honorable All are true characteristics of my baby sister. Love Your Brother, Kumasi, Tiffany, Adrianna, Kynara, Azariah

Congratulations Armirah

You did it, as I knew you would. Keep up the good work. Soon we will be calling you “Doctor Stephens�. My cousin the neurologist. God bless you always Love Gia & Cubbie (Peter)

Congrats Armirah

All you really need to succeed in life is good humor, good luck, and good friends “B.F.F.” Best Friends Forever. We Love You Armirah, Tish, Neek, Nisha, & Trell

Armirah Stephens

It is a pleasure to extend my best wishes to you. Hard work and dedication pays off. You are awesome “cuz”. Keep it up! Love, Frank, Brittnay, NaShawn, Aniyah, & Collin

Congratulations Armirah

Best Wishes! May God bless you! Antioch Franklin Southampton Chapter #72 Order of Eastern Star

Armirah, May God continue to bless you and keep you. Continue to lift up your eyes to hills from whence cometh your help. Your help cometh from the Lord. We love you and are praying for you.

Love, Rev. Ronald & Rev. Virginia Cary


Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education. I’m so proud of you. Love, Uncle Will


May the blessings of God shine on your life forever. Keep God first always. Best Wishes, Barbara B. Reid

Congratulations Armirah

May God continue to bless you.

Mrs. B.B. Jones


Follow your dreams and you will go far. Blessings, Mrs. Britt

Congratulations Armirah

Congrats Armirah

Always keep God first in everything you do.

May God bless your life and dreams for the future.

God bless you, Lenora & Winston

Congratulations Armirah

We wish you joy and success in all you do. May God lead and bless you. Love, Tora, Kelli, & Janay Sweat

Nicole & Jayla Greene

Congrats Armirah

God bless you!

J.T. Deloatch FBC Media Ministry

Bless You Armirah!

Congratulations Armirah

Wishing you all the best this world has to offer. Love, Tenecia, David, ShaiQuan, Ameer, & Shaimeer

Congratulations Armirah

Joan C. Chambliss

Congratulations Armirah Keep up the good work.

Ellis, Bonita, & Trey Cofield

God Bless Sybill Moore

Best Wishes Armirah

Congratulations Armirah

The sky is the limit, keep reaching higher.

You are a sweet young lady. Keep up the good work.

Monica, Janetta, Ariel, & Nayla

Teresa Lewis



Keep up the good work.

May God continue to bless you. Congratulations!

Mrs. Briggs

Jocelyn & Ronnie Adams

Congratulations Armirah

Miss Armirah K. Stephens

Continue to spread your wings and fly.

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”-Jerry Rice

Deborah W. Faulk

Armirah Stephens

Best of luck in your future endeavors. May God continue to lead & guide your footsteps. Rashad & Cheryl Tanner


Joice Whitehorn Member, Zeta Epsilon Omega Suffolk, VA

Congratulations Armirah

Friends are the flowers for the heart because everything grows with a little love. You are a sweet young lady. Queenie & Donald Cross

Best Wishes Armirah


May your future be filled with much success and happiness.

All of God’s testings have a purpose. Someday you will see the light. All He asks is that you trust Him, walk by faith, and not by sight. We are proud of you.

Ms. Denise Washington

Best Wishes Armirah

It helps to remember that the journey, not the destination, is important to God. God bless you, Mr. Lavon, Mrs. Sendy, TT, & LJ

Your Grandparents, Geneva & Earl Bynum

Congratulations Armirah

Family is like flowers that bloom all year round, everything grows with a little love. We love you, Candy, John, & Jaylen


To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. Proud of you, Grandma Lizzie, Aunt Janet, & Lizzanne


I’m happy to call you family. I’m happy to call you friend. You are doing a great job. Keep it up! Love, Mary Wiggins & Family

God Bless You Armirah

In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6 Little Rays of Sunshine

Good Luck Armirah

We’re so proud of you! Keep believing and achieving! Bonnie, Craig, Hollie, & Caitlin Lansing

Best of Luck Armirah

Almeta Morris & Alicia Reid-Britt

Congratulations Armirah

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

God bless you, Bishop D. Stefan Adams & New Mount Zion Church Family

Congratulations Armirah

Walter Smith

Best Wishes Armirah

God Bless You!

Annie Johnson

Congratulations Armirah

Congratulations Armirah

Keep your eyes on God; He never takes his eyes off you.

Melissa Mabry Best Wishes Armirah

Dorothy Blunt

God bless you, The Mathews Family

Congratulations Armirah

God Bless You! Henry, Stephanie, & Alexis Olds

God Bless You Armirah

May your future be filled with much success and happiness. Alice and Bruce Baxter

Armirah Happiness is a way of travel not a destination.

Good Luck, Mr. Rufus

Melia Brook Hill 2012-2013 Debutante

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

Love, Robbie

Melia, I am proud of the beautiful young lady that you have become and I know your dad is smiling also. May God continue to bless you in all your endeavors.

Love, Mom Melia Hill

The Virginia State Police, Area 34 Office, Franklin, VA, wishes Melia Hill all the success and support throughout her journey. We share in the Pride and Honor of presenting Melia as a Debutante. Members of the Area 34 State Police Office: First Sergeant Gregory A. Jackson, Area Commander Sergeant Jeff Singleton Sergeant Allen D. Williams Secretary Senior Teresa Bryant Mize Troopers: C.W. Amburgey C.T. Bocock S.L. Bowman, Jr. J.W. Carr Senior Trooper K.L. Darden B.K. Edwards C.K. Fleming Senior Trooper R.J. Harvey Senior Trooper H.B. Johnson S.W. Johnson N.L. Johnson Senior Trooper M.A. Mumford, Jr. K.L. Morrison J.W. Sparks J.A. Vance

Congratulations To our “SOARING” debutante Melia!!!

From your friends at Delta And United Airlines Richmond, VA

Melia Brook Hill

We are so thankful to God for all of your accomplishments. Always remember, “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.� Philippians 4:13 Love, Grandma T. and Mr. Everett

Melia, We are proud of your many accomplishments. God as a great plan for you. Continue to believe and all things are possible.

We love you, Melissa & Robert Hill

Congratulations Melia Continue to work hard and strive for excellence. Best wishes to you.

Robert A. Hill Sr. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #56

Robbie, You get on my nerves a lot, we have fun, and our relationship is unexplainable. Within the year we’ve become closer than ever and I couldn’t ask for any better. Love Your Little Sister, Lia (Duck)

Dear Mom, Thank you for being there for me every step of the way. I wouldn’t be the young lady I am today if it weren’t for you. Love Always, Lia

Dear Debs, This year with you all has been a great experience. You all are great friends and I wish you all the best.


Thank You Grandma and Mr. Everett for supporting me throughout this journey. I couldn’t have done it without you. Love, Lia

Congratulations Melia I have watched you grow over the years and you have become a smart, beautiful, talented young lady. Continue to do great! Love, Uncle Maurice

Melia I have watched you blossom into a bright & beautiful young lady. Congratulations!

Soror Cherese Parker

Congratulations Melia Hill You can do all things through Christ!

Shona Whitfield Sykes Spring ’94 Theta Rho Alpha Kappa Alpha-VCU

Congratulations Melia Philippians 4:13- You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. There is nothing too hard for you!

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parker Sr.

Robert A. Hill Sr.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #56 Southampton Co. /City of Franklin Proud to support

Melia Brook Hill 2012-2013 Debutante

Congratulations Melia

Michelle Buchanan Saunders Real Estate Professionals

Congratulations Melia

Best Wishes! Lee Family

Congratulations Melia

You have a bright future ahead of you. Continue to strive for excellence. Sonya Williams

Melia Hill We are so proud of you. Congratulations! Mr. and Mrs. Russell Warren

Congratulations Melia

ABC Self Storage You Store It, You Lock It, You Keep the Key 562-7070 or 562-7272 1440 Armory Drive, Franklin, VA

Congratulations Melia

Dionne Edmond

Congratulations Melia


You are a beautiful young lady. I am proud of you. -Abby Morris

This is your day continue to shine bright. -Ivy Melton

Congratulations Melia

Congratulations Melia!

Great Work! -David Carr

The best is yet to come. -Exxon Franklin

Congratulations Melia

I am always here for you and I love you. I am so proud of you. Shawn Battle

Congratulations Melia

Yvonne Rose

Congratulations Melia

Keep up the great work! Nick & Jackie Sledge

Melia Hill

Barnes Painting

Melia Hill

Shine bright and continue to strive hard! You are ready to soar. Congratulations!

To My God Sister Melia,

Through the years we have become the best of friends. I am very proud of you for everything you have done & will do in the near future. We have a bond that can never be broken. Always strive to be the very best Lia. Continue to put God first & always remember the sky is the limit. You are capable of doing whatever you put your mind to. Thank you for always being a support system in my life and I love you. Congratulations Melia Brook Hill!! Love Tyreckka

Anthony Freeman

Melia Hill

Congratulations Melia

You are an outstanding young lady. I am so proud of you. Carroll Cannon

The 3 Boones Uncle Anthony, Diana, & Kanesha

Congratulations Melia

Congratulations Melia

Love, Grandma Clara and Antonio Hill

Congratulations Melia

David Jenkins

Granddaddy Henry

Congratulations Abigail Idisi

Baxter Brothers LLC Michael A. Smith, Owner

Congratulations Abigail

Smith and Smith, LLC Owner Michael A Smith 757-635-8695

Congratulations Abigail!

It has been interesting observing you develop into an intelligent young lady. Keep God in front and doors will continue to open. Love You. Aunt Lue and the Late Uncle Lee

Miss Abigail Idisi When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. -Alexander Graham Bell

Love God, live well, and be blessed! Brandon, CJ, Ryan, Nikkie, Lashele, Josiah, and RJ Harris

Abigail, The life each of us lives is the life within the limits of our own thinking. To have life more abundant, we must think in limitless terms of abundance. Thomas Dreier

Best wishes and blessings! Charlie and Diane Harris

Abigail Idisi Congratulations And Best Wishes! Diane H. Harris-Sponsor

To a very special young woman,

Abigail Idisi

Congratulations on being a debutante! - Love, Aunt Paula

Congratulations Abigail

We are so proud of you. Love your sister, Millie & Family Nigeria

Congratulations Abigail!!!

First Baptist Church 318 Hall Street Franklin, VA 23851 Seeking-Teaching-Reaching 757-562-5178

Congratulations Little Cuz, Abigail

Your Sponsor, Sandra Smith

Congratulations Abigail

Hope you know how loved and blessed you are and how proud I am. Let this be a night to remember. Love, Grandmother Rose

To my princess

Abigail Continue to dream, continue to aspire, continue to be yourself. Congratulations!

Love, Mommy, Rosemary, & Emily

Best Wishes Abigail

Enjoy! Your journey this is just beginning. Uncle Joey, Aunt Vanessa, Madison, and Tyler

Congratulations Abigail

Love, Auntie Jeanie

Congratulations And Best Wishes To The 2013 Beaus Travis Brown Ellis Cofield Destin Everett Samuel McDonald Donovan Cosbert Anthony Rawlings Jr Clinton Smith Jr Resharrd Sumblin


I love you. I want you to keep yourself in good spirit in the Lord. Keep your work up because that will always be remembered in sports, school, and church. Keep up the good work. Love your mother, Selina Smith

Congratulations Travis Brown

Continue to let God use you. Total Care Taxi

Clinton Smith

I love you; do well in school and in the future. We love you. Mrs. Romine Carter Wynn Clinton Smith Congratulations! Behold how good & how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1 Rev. Dr. Ronnie R. Mitchell Mars Hill Baptist Church Capron, VA

Travis Brown Congratulations! Continue to work hard & remember you can do all things through Christ. Generations Youth Ministry Full Gospel Kingdom Church Franklin, VA

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