S: Gladys Marcus Williams - Our Forever Blooming Rose
FC: GLADYS MARCUS WILLIAMS OUR FOREVER BLOOMING ROSE
2: A MOTHER'S LOVE | A mothers love is special Her heart is pure and kind, And no matter what she's doing She'll always find time. Time to stop and listen, And wipe your tears away. To smile and make things better In every single way. She goes about her business Doing what she has to do, But you know that if you need her She is always there for you. So when you say a prayer tonight, Say thanks to God above. For giving you the privilege To have known a mothers love. By Wendy Thopliss
3: Momma Gladys and Rev. Hopkins | Happy 83rd Birthday Momma Gladys May 13, 2012
4: Since my youth, O God, you have taught me and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come. Psalm 70: 17-18 (NIV) | Momma Gladys with grand and great-grand children on her 83rd birthday | Our love will last forever and grow stronger and stronger with each passing day
5: The Andrews Family Joyce, Ross, Tony, and Marissa | L to R: Henry Craig, Davon, and Tommy Jr.
6: The Pinkins Theresa & Sam | Belinda and LaKai (Mother & Daughter) | Katrenia Kaye and Kamryn (Grandmother & granddaughter) | Momma Gladys' children, grandchildren & great-grand children gathered to celebrate her 83rd birthday.
7: Henry Craig and Davon (Father & Son) | Breakfast at the Williams' table | Mary, Marissa and Alonah | Mary and Ken
8: Back Row: Traynard, Terrance, Bobby Front Row: Alonah and Robert, III | Traynard and Zaedyn | Extended family and friends shared many happy moments over barbecue and hot fish in Momma Gladys' backyard.
9: Belinda, Mary, Tanae & LaKai | Tanelle & Zaedyn | Dinner is served...
10: Cierra Tanner | Tanelle Shivers & LaKai Smith | Robert Pinkins,Jr.
11: Standing: Lakai and Henry Craig Seated: Davon and Marissa | Momma Gladys' legacy continues, second and third generations.
12: Joanne, Belinda, & Sherrill | Frances Styles | Cora Odom | K. J Jackson
13: April Tanae Shivers
14: Marridean Hayward & Willa WIlliams | Ronnie & Linda Marcus | Tommy Jr. offers the blessing.
15: Annette Evans, Emma Thompson & Oppie Johnson | Carrie Scott, Jessie Lee, Ruby Daniels, Annie Thomas, Helen Williams & Ophelia Lee
16: A Sister is a true friend who listens with her heart. | Jessie L. Lee | Oppie L. Johnson | Our Golden Girls
17: GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF SISTERHOOD | Standing L-R: Gladys Williams, Marridean Hawyard, and Annie Thomas Seated: L-R: Cora Odom and Carrie Scott | The Volunteer Worker's Club Sisters We are not Sisters by birth but we knew from the start God put us together to be Sisters of the heart
18: Sisters-in-law | Bessie Williams | Glennelle Marcus
19: Momma you know we love you, you're the queen of our hearts... | You were there for us to love and care for us. Momma, lovin' you is like food to our soul (excerpts from "Mama" by Boyz 2 Men)
20: Back Row L-R, Joyce, Tommy Jr, Cliff, Conrad Front Row L-R, Theresa, Mary, Momma Gladys, Tommy, Sr., Katrenia, and Belinda (missing is Henry Craig) | Tommy Sr. and Gladys were united in marriage in 1952 and to this union nine children were born and reared in a deeply rooted GOD fearing family where reverence to GOD was not only expected, but required. Conrad (Mickey), the loquacious and oldest off-spring never met a strange; Johnnie Belinda lives in metro Atlanta, mother of LaKai and is employed by the U.S. Postal Service; Theresa has been married to Camilla native Robert Pinkins (Sam) for over 30 years, the mother of three and grandmother of five. Theresa and Sam are the world travelers of the family; Tommy, Jr. lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC, earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management and works as a Human Resource Manager; Katrenia Kaye, a registered nurse, earned an Associate degree in nursing, is the mother and grandmother of two resides in Albany; Clifton resides in the suburbs of Denver, CO, served a tour in the US army, has been married for over 20 years and works as a Correctional Officer; Henry Craig followed his older brother to Washington, DC, is the father of five and is employed in the grocery industry; Mary, the mother of two, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, lives in the suburbs of Atlanta is an entrepreneur and Realtor; Joyce (Tony) is the married mother of two, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, resides in the Atlanta suburbs and is employed in the financial services industry. | LOVE SHALL KEEP US TOGETHER, FOREVER!
21: FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS | "I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Play, smile, think of me. All is well." (excerpts from What is Death?) | Tommy Sr., husband, daddy, & grand-daddy, was called from labor to rest on November 21, 2007 | Mickey was called home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2004