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Wedding Announcement for Crystal and Chris!

We would like to share with you the exciting news about the upcoming wedding of our daughter, Crystal Singletary, to Christopher Cameron. Crystal is the granddaughter of Barbara Lambert (Chicago, IL) and the great granddaughter of (the late) Robert and Emma Lambert of Tunica, Mississippi.


The wedding will take place on May 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Crystal and Chris have selected a venue that will provide them with a small, intimate wedding experience with 60 guests. Unfortunately, we will not be able to extend an invitation to all family members and friends.
All of those who cannot attend in person will have the opportunity to watch the wedding ceremony online. The Livestream details are available on Chris and Crystal’s wedding website on the home page: theknot.com/chris-crystal

We would like for the full family to share in the celebration by attending a party that will take place in the Chicago and Washington, DC area next year. An open invitation will be sent to all family and friends. We hope that you are able to honor us with your presence and attendance.
We appreciate your understanding and ask that you pray for the bride and groom as they embark on this next stage of their lives.

In Christ we remain faithfully,

Clarence J. Singletary and Cassandra Booker

Virtual Family Reunion *UPDATE*

A lot has happened since we last saw each other in 2019. If you have any family updates you’d like to share during the virtual reunion, such as births, marriages, accomplishments, graduations or certifications, please respond to this email. Please send me your announcements no later than July 23. I will compile all of the announcements received so that they will be presented on July 31.

If you are planning to participate in the Recipe Contest, Talent Show, or T-shirt Design Contest, please submit your entries by the corresponding deadline (see below). Be sure to use the subject line LAMBERT in your email submission. Please review the attached flyers for more information.

ContestDeadlinePlease submit entry to:
Talent ShowJuly 16Veronica at vadams6@kent.edu or Jeanette at newgreyfox36@yahoo.com
T-shirt Design July 18Veronica at vadams6@kent.edu or Jeanette at newgreyfox36@yahoo.com
Recipe July 24Carolyn at drcjno1@aol.com

Family Reunion T-Shirt Design Contest

Will you design the t-shirt for our next reunion? All children ages 5 – 16 are invited to participate! Selected design will be announced on July 31.

Dear family,

We are excited to invite children to take part in designing the t-shirt for Washington, DC reunion between July 7-10, 2022. CLICK ON FLYER BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.

Eligibility:

● Children ages 5-16 years (adults may assist with spelling and placement only)

● A family member (your child or grandchild/children)

Design Requirements:

● The family name (Lambert – Harvey – Govan – Turner) must be on the front or back

● The reunion city’s name, date, and year must be on the front or back

● Please use the template provided below

● Be Creative – create a fun design with bold and bright colors (no more than three colors)

● Indicate the base color of the shirt

● Include your name with your submission

● Each child who submits a design will be rewarded at the 2022 reunion for participating

Selection Criteria:

• The committee will select the winner of the contest

• The winning t-shirt design will be announced on July 31, 2021

Deadline: July 18, 2021

If you have any questions regarding the t-shirt design contest, please contact Jeanette Walton (901-650-0391) at newgreyfox36@yahoo.com or Veronica Adams at vadams6@kent.edu. Please submit all entries via email to Jeanette or Veronica by July 18, 2021.

If you would prefer to submit via mail, please using the following mailing address:

Jeanette Walton

5047 Bartonwood Drive

Memphis, TN 38141

Good luck!

Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth Cousins! June 19th celebrates the day in 1865 when the slaves of Galveston, Texas were told by federal Union troops that they were free. By then the Civil War was over and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery had passed in Congress but news traveled slowly in those days and parts of the Confederacy continued with slavery until Union troops showed up. Now, what about slaves in Tennessee?

Well, in Tennessee slavery had officially continued until then governor, Andrew Johnson proclaimed all slaves were free on October 24, 1864 . You see Tennessee was not included in the original Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. That presidential order only applied to slaves of states in active rebellion against the Union. Nashville had been occupied by Federal troops in 1862 and was not considered in “active” rebellion so slavery continued.

You can only imagine how happy our ancestors were when freedom finally came on the plantations of John Walker Jones and his son Caleb! FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST! THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE’RE FREE AT LAST!