Youth fundraising event at Embry AME Church circa 1949
The wedding of Phillip "Billy" Matthews of Laurel and Vera Johnson of Lakeland in May 1939 was recalled by guests as one of the grandest events the community had seen. Members of the wedding party are, from left to right, Eunice Johnson, George Walls, the groom, Gertrude Walls Corprew, the bride, Benjamin Briscoe, Jr. and Pearl Brooks Briscoe.
Campbell- Kennedy wedding at Embry AME Church
Wedding reception of Pearl Lee Campbell and James Edwards III at Embry AME Church parish hall.
Elizabeth Campbell and her daughter Mary Anne Campbell
At May's wedding
Wedding day of Carol Jean Matthews with her parents Jean Ann and Carol Matthews along with Carol Jean's sister, Avis along with her brothers left and Barrett left.
Navahoe Street, 48th Ave & Melbourne Pl William A. Albaugh Block 18 Lots 14 thru 21 Project Parcel 22-1
Betty Smith, Frankie Brown
The newly wed Mary Ann and George Smith in the sanctuary of Embry AME Church
Wedding of Pamela Randall bride is shown with her father, Thomas Randall, Sr.
Attendants for the wedding of Pamela Randall. The ceremony took place at Embry AME Church
Mary Ann is shown placing a flower on the lapel of her father Maseo in preparation for her wedding. The image was taken at their home on Navahoe Street. The wedding service and reception took place just a few blocks away at Embry AME Church
Mr. and Mrs. Smith depart after their wedding at Embry AME Church
Mary Ann Campbell at home prior to her wedding
Members of the family of Carol Jean Matthews pictured on her wedding day.
On October 15, 1966, Pamela Randall became the bride of James Boardley at Embry A.M.E. Church. Their wedding party included from left to right, (first row) flower girl Secethia Boardley and ring bearer Robert Fields Jr; (second row) Sandra Randall, Sandra Douglas, Pamela Randall Boardley, James Boardley, and Sylvia Mizell. (Courtesy of the Randall family.)
Left is George Smith right Franklin Lockerman At the wedding of George Smith and Mary Ann Campbell. The location is the parish hall of Embry AME Church
Jacqueline, Janet and Agnes Randall at wedding
Assorted images including They are from left to right Louise Smith, Ethel and her husband "Mr. Lock" Dory in 1939, Cora Gross circa 1925 and a wedding picture of Phillip "Billy" Matthews and Vera Johnson
Wedding of William Sharps and Lucille Giles
Scrapbook page of wedding pictures. Collection of photos, wedding of Vickie lee fields, related to the Hamlette family at 1st Baptist
William Sharps of North Brentwood and Lucille Giles of Lakeland were married March 15, 1945, at Embry A.M.E Church. Rev. W. E. Mosley presided. The formal wedding reception was held at Lakeland Hall. Members of the wedding party include, from left to right, Harry Braxton, Evelyn Giles, Omega Giles, Blanche Sharps, Vera Matthews, Wallace Sharps, Mary Braxton, the bride, the groom, Lola Giles, George Walls, Cecilia Brooks, Robert Fields, Shirley Randall, Margaret Sharps, Cozette Johnson, and James Weems. The flower girls are (left to right) Patricia Barber, Shirley Tyner, and Edna Tyner.
Loretta and Harry Braxton, Jr
collection of photos, wedding of vickie lee fields, related to hamlette family at 1st Baptist (Source: master photo log.xls)
Wedding party and officiant Embry AME Church pastor R.H. Baddy at Embry AME Church during the marriage of Mary Ann Campbell and George Smith both of Lakeland
On April 5, 1953, Saxoline Briscoe married Sherman Campbell at her home on Lakeland Road. The bride’s father and siblings pose with her in this picture. From left to right, are Joseph Louis Briscoe, Spencer M. Briscoe, Mary Ruth Briscoe Jackson, George Phillip Briscoe (father of the bride), Saxoline Briscoe Campbell, and Joseph McDonald Briscoe. (Courtesy of Joseph Louis Briscoe.)
Jacqueline, Janet and Agnes Randall at wedding
Wedding of John C. Bowie and Viola Gross of Lakeland. Shown are left to right Mary Ford,(bride's aunt) Viola Gross Bowie, Mr. Bowie unknown and unknown. The marriage ended in divorce in 1950.
Wedding of Mary Ann Campbell and George Smith at Embry AME Church
Wedding of Violetta Sharps (center back) and Billy Jones Pictured are the bride with sisters Melonie left, Pamela to the right and her youngest sister Joy front
Wedding of Lakelanders George Smith and Mary Ann Campbell at Embry AME Church
Kathleen Campbell Kennedy and James Tyrone Kennedy in a wedding portrait in Embry AME Church
Keepsake made from wedding certificate and glass from window taken from Embry AME Church where their ceremony and reception were held. The glass was obtained when the building's windows were replaced.
Home weddings were popular during the 1950s and 1960s. Mary Day and Samuel Hollomand were married on June 20, 1962, at the home of the bride’s parents. Rain forced the ceremony to be moved indoors to the living room. The Hollomands built their home and raised their family in Lakeland, where they continue to live. (Courtesy of Mary Day Hollomand.)
In their get away car after the wedding are the newly married Kathleen Campbell Kennedy and James Tyrone Kennedy
Mary Ann Campbell has garter placed in preparation for her wedding. They are in the bride's home on Navahoe Street
Wedding Portrait Their ceremony was in the home of the bride's parents on Pierce Avenue
Dervey and Thelma Lomax in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary renewed their vows in a garden event at their home on Navahoe Street. Rev. Milton Covington, their pastor from First Baptist Church officiated just as he had fifty years before.
Wedding of Billy Jones and Violetta Sharps took place on the grounds of the bride's family home in the eastern part of Lakeland.