noun \-ˌhu̇d\ 1 a : the state of being a sister b : sisterly relationship 2 : a community or society of sisters; especially : a society of women in a religious order 3 : the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns. The combined sisters of the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church at 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Shared by Drusilla Duncan King [Thank you, Sister King.]
To: Drusilla Duncan King Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:12 PM Subject: Obituary- Sister Mildred Lee Crawford Stevenson
Please be in prayer for Marva, Dedra, Byron, Derwin and family.
A retired teacher with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 7:50pm at the Baton Rouge General Hospital in the Butterfly Wing. She was an 82-year-old native and resident of the Scotlandville area in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Viewing and family visitation at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church at 8:30am Friday, May 16, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Rituals at 9:30am and religious service at 11:00am, to be conducted by the Reverend Jesse B. Bilberry, Jr. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Survived by her two daughters, Marva Elise Stevenson Spears and Dedra Michelle Stevenson, both of Baton Rouge; two sons, the Reverend Byron Charles Stevenson and wife Sonya, of Houston, Texas, and Derwin Earl Stevenson and wife Clarissa, of Baton Rouge; three grandchildren, Claire and Cydney Stevenson, both of Houston, Texas, and Maya Stevenson of Baton Rouge; sister- in-law, Mary Stevenson, of Los Angeles, California; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Stevenson, parents, Charles Earl and Elnora Crawford, Sr., brother, Charles Earl Crawford, Jr. and son-in-law, James M. Spears. She was a deaconess and member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. Arrangements by Miller and Daughter Mortuary, Zachary.
Published in The Advocate from May 12 to May 16, 2014
The Sisterhood Ministry will honor the Mount Pilgrim members who have graduated from college and high school and the persons who have retired this year with a breakfast honoring them at 8:00AM Sunday, May 25. Please pass this message on to them as their invitation. A flier is attached.
Darren Ellis, Jr.
Lillie D. Franklin
Freddie Darnisha Ward
Also attached is the Vacation Bible School flier as requested by Sister Sandra LaFleur. The annual VBS staff preparation meeting is Tuesday, May 27.
The Word doc. is a guest application for any lady age 20 or older who has had an incarcerated loved one. A special weekend retreat is in the works for these ladies. One does not need to be in communication with the incarcerated person to be eligible for this special weekend which is free to guests.
This link to an awesome video was shared by our Advisory Council leader for Angola Kairos
probably received the news that Sister Wynette is in need of your
prayers. Thanks to Sister Drusilla King for being on top of that news
for us. She was suddenly hospitalized so as you read this, please stop and lift her up in prayer.
Scott is making phone calls for help in the kitchen for the breakfast
on Sunday. We also need to know how many are coming, including
Sisterhood members, so we can get an approximate number for buying
supplies. Reply to this email if you will be there. Only one grad has
sent regrets BUT I haven't heard anything from the rest to say they are
I am checking on the check
tomorrow morning so if anyone wants to volunteer to help shop, give me a call at 223-5094. We also need help with the decorating either Saturday afternoon or Sunday at 7:30AM.
bag of about six bibles that was left in the office for me had the
names of the grads who did not pick theirs up last year. So those will
not be in the count of the ones to be purchased.