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Our Patriarch, Perry Anderson Smith, III, has finished his incomparable journey.

He lived a life of service to others. He was a leader in the civil rights movement, a pastor for 52 years at First Baptist Of North Brentwood and a lecturer at Howard University School of Divinity.

He was a husband, a brother, our oldest cousin, a mentor and confidant to many. But most of all he was a friend of God.

We will miss him dearly.

NY/NJ/CT Crew 2021 Update…

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Hi Family,

COVID-19 is still an unfortunately reality this year. As a result, we would like to do something to acknowledge, as well as honor, our rich heritage — while remaining safe! Physical contact as a family still isn’t the best option this year but, we still want to get your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas on what can be done. Please think outside of the box and consider anything that can be done safely and/or virtually (games, Zooms, Social, Group calls, etc). We are totally open to your creative ideas!!!

Please share the word with other family members!!! Thank you in advance for your understanding and assistance!!! Stay well and safe!! 🙏🏾❤️💯

URGENT UPDATE…

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DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO POSTPONE THE 2020 REUNION UNTIL 2021.

We prefer that registration and registration deposit fees already paid be rolled over until next year, but will refund any at your request.*  We are also planning a virtual reunion for later this year, details TBD.

We hope you all are doing well, stay safe, take all precautions and WASH. YOUR. HANDS!!

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We would still love to hear from you…Don’t let ‘Rona stop you from gossiping!!  Submit your BLABBERMOUTH TODAY 🙂

*If your dues were paid through PayPal, your refund will be less any PayPal processing fees incurred.

Sad News…UPDATED

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Hi Family.

I am very saddened to report that Aunt Zeraline Verner passed away today. Her smile was a light that could melt the coldest of hearts. She will be missed.

The service will be held on Saturday, February 15th.  Details are listed below:

Viewing: 8 – 10am
Funeral: 10am

Both will be held at:
St. James A.M.E. Church
588 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

c/o Whigham Funeral Home
580 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

Sending love to you all.

Perry Smith UPDATE…

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Hi Everyone, I hope this holiday season finds you well.

I wanted to let everyone know that Perry had a fall and broke his hip. He had surgery yesterday and everything seems to be going OK. He says this is the first time he’s broken anything in over 85 years of living!

Keep him and Connie in your prayers.

— Much love, see you in NYC 🙂