Ceremony to take place at Missionary Baptist Association Church Building in Marianna
By Sid Riley
Twenty five years of blissful bonding deserves a celebration. That is why Bishop John McMillion and his wife of twenty five years, Exhorter Sharon McMillion are renewing their vows as a restatement of the love they share for each other. The original service in 1983 had fifteen bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, two flower girls, a ring bearer, and two to carry the bride’s train. The renewal service will be almost as large, with twelve bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, a ring bearer, a flower girl, a bible carrier, a bell ringer, and two to carry the bride’s train.
One outstanding aspect of this special event is that the seamstress who made the bride’s dress and twenty one other bridesmaids and wedding party dresses will be 101 years old in October! Her name is Mary Francis White (Ms. Singy); she still drives, plays the piano, and even does her own home repairs.