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Honor Dads 2014 Tribute (video)

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The video and profiles below are dedicated to fathers, surrogate fathers, grandfathers, and in a host of other capacities that strengthen families and communities. I pray that as the collection grows, we bless those who visit this page. This page is for you, the reader. The people you honor give life to this page. HONOR DADS is a part of an ongoing commitment to building galleries that celebrate special people in our lives. It joins other work underway, including HONOR MOMS, HONOR SIBLINGS, HONOR MENTORS, HONOR THE GROWING-UP YEARS, etc. Help us make HONOR DADS a success.

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Our Dedication for Fathers Day 2014
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Michael DeBerry

For a Hero 

Contributor: Lacy DeBerry (06/16/2013)
Relationship: * Brother
 
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My oldest brother is a role model to me. He has been married for more than 30 years, has served and retired from the armed forces. He has been actively involved in his church and community for many years. He is loved by his family and respected by many. I am thankful that he is my brother and has supported me in the good times and bad. He is my Hero and that's why I love and honor him today.
 
CELEBRATING DADS! @kennethdprice.com – Rev.  June 10, 2014
 

 

Lester Moody

Honoring My Step-Father on Father's Day 

Contributor: Pat Todd Ellis-Sims (06/15/2013)
Relationship: * Stepfather
File is attached: POP-MOODY.jpg
 
TRIBUTE:
 
My mother married Lester Moody on May 1, 1965. I was seventeen years old. We affectionately called him "Pop". He was a good and godly man. He was a man of his word. He was the head of our house and he ran our home in a Godly manner. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where he was an active member and was chairperson of the Trustee Board. He held that postion until his death in May, 1990.

My step-father loved my mother and me and my brother as his own. I loved him very much. We were very blessed to have him as a step-father. There was nothing he wouldn't do for us or our mom. He made sure everyone was taken care of.

He was the first Afro-American President of the Postal Union with the Post Office. He along with my mom, moved to Washington, D.C., to serve in this position until his term was over. He was a very humble man.

A little bit of me left when he passed away, but I know he is in heaven with our heavenly Father. Happy Father's Day Pop, I miss and love you.
 
CELEBRATING DADS! @kennethdprice.com – Rev.  June 10, 2014
 

 

Eddie W. Price

A "Betterer" 

Contributor: Kenneth Price (06/15/2013)
Relationship: * Father
File is attached: EddieWPrice.jpg
 
TRIBUTE:
 
A "Betterer". It’s how my buddy, Pastor Edward Dale, describes dad as someone who, “Made people around his better."

For nearly 50 years, dad and mom were like granite – worshiping together, owning own businesses, raising children, and yes enduring -- even the loss of children. To my sister, dad was a constant friend. And as girls do, she brought out the tenderness in a strong black man. To his sons, dad introduced the world of computer science that would inspire them to pursue the field. To his grandchildren, he would promote the necessity of education. And to his brothers, sisters, and many relatives, he would be everything from business investor, to caregiver, to spiritual leader, to problem solver. He cared for his family more than anything.

A bit on the conservative side, once dad threw away my visiting uncles' beer because he didn't want his children around alcohol. And while we loved playing sports, we talked less of that and considerably more about world events, economics, and the like.

Dad lived as a "servant leader". For instance, dad took extraordinary means of collecting bundles of discarded computer printout; periodically delivering them to recyclers. All to purchase a hydraulic van for his brother Junior, paralyzed by a senseless shooting. Dad underwent nearly 1,850 kidney dialysis treatments. But one such treatment I most remember took place during a drought several years ago. I happened to come home for lunch and while approaching my house, I noticed a truck on the front lawn. As I pulled it, there was dad, hauling soil in a wheel-barrel. A bit upset, I called out, "Dad, it’s 105 degrees out here. You just left dialysis. What are you doing? He turned slowly and said, "My son said he wanted a garden. I’m planting a garden for my son."

He loved us deeply. And yet, he emptied himself for others. Serving as a Big Brother. Sponsoring a girls’ softball team. Purchasing Bibles to give new church members. On and on, dad gave of himself.

In his last breaths, I held dad's head and whispered, "Thank you, it's been a good ride." The word "love" seemed inadequate. My eulogy of dad invoked John 15:13: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." I titled the eulogy "The Price of Friendship".

On this day, I’m still thanking you dad as my true friend.
 
CELEBRATING DADS! @kennethdprice.com – Rev.  June 10, 2014
 

 

Kenneth Price

Big Heart, Big Soul, Major Love for His Family, Especially His Daughters 

Contributor: Karla Chenault Kennard (06/15/2013)
Relationship: * Friend
File is attached: Fathers-day-to-Ken.jpg
 
TRIBUTE:
 
To Kenny,

I have always loved your photo albums filled with loved ones and your family. The pictures of your girls reflect the depth of the love you have for them- so I include them in my Father’s Day note to you, on this day, to honor you, to say – you are such a great Dad. They are so blessed to have you. You dispense such love, wisdom and Spirit into them that they will no doubt be filled as every girl should be. From all the stories I’ve heard about them growing up – from meticulously combing hair, to keeping them up all night doing homework projects to instill a spirit of excellence and achievement, the best stories are the ones being made now, and yet to come in the years ahead. Here’s to you on Father’s Day. ENJOY your celebration with them. From my heart to yours. God bless.

With love, Karla
 
CELEBRATING DADS! @kennethdprice.com – Rev.  June 10, 2014
 

 

Clifford Rollison, Jr.

Like Father, Like Son 

Contributor: Clifford Rollison, Jr. (06/15/2013)
Relationship: * Father
File is attached: Clifford-Rollison-Sr..jpg
 
TRIBUTE:
 
When I think about happy Fathers Day, I get happy and sad.

This man is one of the reasons I try to be the best father I can be. Although he died when mother was pregnant with me, I was left with alot to carry on. Loved his kids. Hard worker. Loved the lord, his church, and people. Sharp dresser.

Can I say ditto, me?
 
CELEBRATING DADS! @kennethdprice.com – Rev.  June 10, 2014
 

 

James William Todd

Father's Day Tribrute 

Contributor: Pat Todd Ellis-Sims (06/12/2013)
Relationship: * Father
 
TRIBUTE:
 
My father, James William Todd was born January 28, 1922, to the union of William and Nannie Pearl Todd, in Ghent, Ky. He was raised up in a God fearing home.They later moved to Lawrencburg, Ind. My father served in the Marine Corps. After getting out of the military, in October 1946, he was joined in holy matrimony, to my mom, Ruby Lawonda Williams. To this union, two children were born. My brother, Mark Wayman Todd and me, Helen Patricia Todd. My parents weren't married long, but as a child growing up, we would visit my dad in Indiana. We were raised in Addyston, Ohio and moved to Cincinnati in 1954. When I was about 10 years old, my dad had a life-changing experience and went back to the church and remained in church until he passed away in January 1998. In my adult years, I have so many fond memories of time spent with my dad that I will cherish for the rest of my life. He served as Chairperson of the Deacon Board for a number of years and ran the weekly prayer meetings, every Wednesday evening, until his health failed. I remember his favorite song he would sing in church, "The Little Wooden Church On The Hill". Everyone loved to hear him sing that song. He would always say to me, "baby girl live your life to ensure that your name will be written in the Book of Life." I've tried to do that. I was at his bedside when he took his last breath. I had peace in knowing where he would spend eternity. I just want to say, daddy, I miss you and love you and Happy Father's zday.

Love Always Your Baby Girl,
Pat
 
CELEBRATING DADS! @kennethdprice.com – Rev.  June 10, 2014
 
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