Medical professionals honored

Published 11:00 pm Monday, October 1, 2012

Sweet Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Brundidge celebrated its Annual Men and Women’s Day on Sunday and recognized 10 of those from the Brundidge area who are serving their communities through the medical profession.

The theme for the annual recognition program was “Men and Women on a Christian Journey.

Recognized for their Christian walk and their service to others were Latavia Barrow, respiratory therapist; Marilyn Harvey and Latosha L. Williams, registered nurses; Peggy Land, Sonya R. Lee and Keisha Ray, licensed practical nurses; Michael Bivins, DyJerlynn Lampley Copeland, Tim Lee and Sabrina Pennington, physicians.

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Constance Bivins was recognized as a “Special Jewel” for her long and continuous service to the Brundidge community and her support and encouragement of its young people.

“I thought that this group of people was phenomenal,” said Henry Moore, Jr., program leader. “For such a large group from a small community like Brundidge to have excelled in the medical field is something we can all be proud of. Not only have they excelled from an educational standpoint, they have all decided to give something back to their communities.”

Moore commended the honorees on their accomplishments and on being positive role models for young people.

“As role models, they can share in the successes of the young people they mentor,” he said. “Young people are more influenced by what they see than what they hear and this group is setting good examples for young people to follow.

“Children are born unlimited. We limit them by their environments. So, we must always go to the extremes when it comes to kids. This group of honorees is making a difference now and for the future by the examples that they are setting for our young people and the good they are doing in their communities. They are to be congratulated.”

Moore said, when people leave their home communities and go out into the world, they are a reflection of their homes and their communities.

“This group speaks well for all of us,” he said.