|DELTAS and FRIENDS CELEBRATE THE 102nd BIRTHDAY of MARGUERITE WARREN|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 09 August 2012 09:57|
Amid the charming, Tuscan setting of Brio’s Restaurant at Brookwood Mall, Delta sisters of Birmingham Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, celebrated the 102nd birthday of Marguerite Bascomb Warren, their oldest living member, who was born on July 29, 1910. Held on Saturday, July 28, the birthday luncheon was attended by over 50 family members, sorority sisters, church members, and friends. The festive affair began with greetings from Sarah W. Mitchell, president of Birmingham Alumnae Chapter, who also coordinated the banner celebration. Constance Nealey presented a very moving and memorable invocation, which set the tone for the specialness of the occasion, followed by Bonita Chaney, the chapter’s chaplain, who blessed the food. Gloria Dennard, who served as Mistress of Ceremony, kept the gathering lively with fun, entertaining facts about the year 1910 when Warren was born. A beautiful bouquet of red roses was presented from the chapter to Warren by Sarah W. Mitchell and Shirley Taylor, the chapter’s vice-president, followed by various well-wishing tributes to Warren and the presentation of a large basket of birthday cards and other printed messages from friends and family across the nation, including the Honorable William Bell, Mayor of the City of Birmingham. Mary Hughes photographed the various groups of guests as they spoke.
Choosing from an array of delicious, Tuscan dishes, guests feasted, laughed, and enjoyed themselves immensely as they mixed and mingled. There representing the chapter were: Loretta Allen, Eleanor Allen, Helen Heath, Gubray Brooks, Bettina Byrd-Giles, Patricia Byrd, Debra Bates, Valerie Cottingham, Brenda Rudolph, Verada Williams, Rosie Brown, Earlie Simmons, Jewell Gardner, Janice Wilson, Carolyn Turner, Rosa Hanks, Julia Henderson, and Marsha Vaughan. Also at the gathering were Kwani Dickerson and her husband and Melvin Brunson and Arturo Murphy. Representing Westminster Presbyterian Church were Harold Dennard, Sr., Eugenia Henry, Pearlie Thomas, and Debra Love.
Alesia Love, Warren’s granddaughter, thanked family and friends for sharing in this momentous occasion with her and shared some favorite memories of life with her grandmother. The luncheon ended with a poetic tribute by Gloria Dennard to Warren, which was titled, “Marguerite.”