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See you at the reunion!

Margo & Manny



 
  Daris Gamble
Monday, June 26, 2017
Helllooo family! I hesitate to type these words because they come without witnessed knowledge, but I'm definitely sure all had a splendid time. I await in anticipation of the details all that was experienced! Given Marsha's excellent history in organizing events it could only have been a "top-notch" affair. I can ruly say that I'm preparing myself for next year! Love All - Daris 
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  Inetta T.Murray/Cullars
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Just wanted to say hello family, hope everyone is enjoying summertime. Have lots of fun, keep cool, and stay blessed!
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  Daris Gamble
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Hello family! I write this apology in-lieu-of the mistakes made by the retailer used to produce those patches distributed. I've been battling with them to correct noted errors and will receive an finished product which we are accoustomed to. I truly apologies for those inconsistencies which diminished its proposed affect. - Daris
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  Daris Gamble
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Given today's rhetoric, in our lives, sensibilities have taken a vacation. Where a selfish era of entitlement has homesteaded. In spite of this I recognize our gatherings as a seeding of values that emboss our lives in a more positive light. Contrary to the influx of stupidity around us our alumnae, guardians, or venerable leaders aren't tolerating its presence one-I-ota. Thus, I thank my lucky stars that such love exists and persists throughout these times of confusion. This the legacy I saw Uncle Rafa was representing in his talks, his acts of kindness, and in his leadership in perpetuating our family history to the world around us. Maybe, even, outsiders can learn a-thing-or-two about the continuity of family and the values that bind.
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  Bria Rochelle (Whitehead)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
It's so awesome to be able to go back and look at all the memories I've made since I was a toddler! This family has taught me so much about life and how to live it. I love you all with all of my heart and I can't wait until San Antonio!!!
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  Daris Gamble
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Hello family-I'm sending thanks to all that attended this years reunion. The experience that was embraced was first-class. Seeing the new helm represent themselves was confronting to know that our legacy shall be preserved. I only wish I had more time to interact with each and everyone of you. Again, please extend thanks to Beverly & Moses for a "top-notch" venue. Their auspicious efforts prompted to the success of our reunion for which we all are accustomed. "For we can only control that which is within our control." And a salute to "Gabby" for adding that special something to the event. The Pentagon tour was exciting, as well as, informative. The words "thank you" can never express how appreciative we are. And in closing, Cornelius, for getting things done when ever-wall- around-you-was-constantly-closing-in. Keep up the good work!
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  Daris Gamble
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Hello family,
   I've recently received information on our upcoming 2015 reunion and I've enticed my young "brew" to fellowship with our legacy. It shall be, as always, a memorable moment etched in time. What a fitting place to meet under-the-umbrella of the first black President of the United States. Prayers go out to everyone to cuddle, drag, 'bag', or gag those young minds to this particular gathering. Having been stationed in that region for a time even I was unable to appreciate what it all meant. Maybe, in our reunion everyone will leave with a more deeper understanding of how fortunate we are to embrace such history. For, when I'm amongst family (reunion) I get a renewed charge of pride knowing that I'm not alone in validating our importance in this nation. As one body and coupled souls culminating in one generational trek to our phenomenal legacy. That everytime we gather our foot-print is ever so cemented in history.
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  Blanche
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Hi family,
I talked to a soon to be attendee Ms Khendyl Gamble, daughter of Shelia G to the family reunion.. She is planning to attend the reunion in Washington DC in 2015. Alton Felts, her brother plans to attend as well. He hasn't been since he was a young child with his mother Shelia. The clan here is excited about the upcoming reunion and get to be re-introduced to others. I failed to take pictures in Las Vegas this year, but look forward to somebody uploading theirs for viewing.
Please family, stay in prayer for our loved ones who have transitioned in the last two years. We are still grieving and missing them. SEE you in our nations capitol 2015.

 
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  Blanche Holmes
Thursday, July 31, 2014
We are a peculiar people set a side for God's purpose. I look forward to more involvement from our young people. I'm in the quardian group of the WHEW and look forward to our young men and women to step up and join us at the next family reunion. We have a lot of our matriarchs and patriarchs leaving us and going back home. We have to keep this great legacy going and embrace it. I will continue to notify my immmediate family of our rich, knowledgeable and resourceful WHEW family. All ideas  and suggestions please forward to Patrick Gaydon, President for review and possible implementation. We as a family have a Plethora of talent still unknown by others. Let's share and encourage by stepping out with boldness to spotlight that talent. This is a challenge for all our young people from 3-100 years of age. Get ready for the next year reunion. I am encouraged.  Blanche
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  Bill Rochelle
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Hey Family, it's getting closer to that time when we will all be together again in Las Vegas. I know and you all will  agree that there is no family like our WHEW family. I am so proud of how we keep our love as a family strong and sincere. Through the years and through our children we have proven it takes a village(WHEW Family) to raise a child. I have seen how the WHEW babies have grown to become successful adults and making significant differences in our society. Our closeness as family has provided the strength for our offspring to forge ahead in this harsh world and become triumphant. Hat's off to all of WHEW family for a job well done!   I Love You Guys Bill
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  Daris Gamble
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Hello Family!
    I send well wishes and pride felt applause to all in reciept of these greetings. I've received the reunion information and am elated that our gathering draws near. It's my wish that I visit with all my relatives on this occasion in celebration of our family. i truly hope to see you in Las Vegas! Daris
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  Thelma Jann Caison
Friday, January 3, 2014
A few days ago, I got a call from my cousin Robin Lesure. After talking for a while we broached the topic of reunions and she informed me of the Ellingtons (part of the WHEW family group)  annual reunions.  I was stunned to learn this and went searching to find out more about  the Ellingtons. I stumbled upon your very informative website and was Mother passed on as of 2012 but she was Thelma Corene (Colvert) Caison, New York.  She married Carl Hamilton Caison Sr  She was the first born child to James Lewis Colvert Sr and Gertha Lee Ellington.  You have listed all of her brothers and sisters with the exception of James Lewis Clovert Jr., he was the first born male and second child of James and Gertha Lee in Tuskegee, AL.  Almost all James' and Gertha Lee's children with the exception of John Colvert   are now deceased  including my mother as follows: (Mom) Thelma C. Colvert, Uncle James L. Colvert Jr. (Uncle Bubba), Aunt Arcelia Colvert, Aunt Trphenia Colvert Stephens, Uncle Elvert Colvert, Aunt Lorraine Colvert Whitlow.
What a journey your website took me on!
Jann
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  Robin Lesure
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Can't wait until next year
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  Daris Gamble
Monday, May 27, 2013
Hello Family, I send well wishes and love to all. Its that time for all to fellowship in our heritage as individuals, as parents, and forebearers of  family success. I look forward to showing off my family gathering amonngst a new city of wonder. I pray safe for all and good health.  Daris
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  blanche
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Great Job on the WHEW 35th reunion. That is a milestone by itself. Mary and all our cousins did a good job. Thanks for the memories I have and continue to tell everyone about our loving family. I look forward to another 35 years in the making for our young people.
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  Daris gamble
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Though it is time to pass the torch I want to say that the path you two have paved will be one easliy followed due to your dedication  and supreme devotion to family. You've set the bar quite high in that the next to follow will be well prepared to shoulder the responsibities you two have cared for far to long. As a "late bloomer" I'm proud to have witnessed such obilging courage you two have shown in your efforts to present all aspects of this family in a possitive light. I thank you and our youth thanks you. God bless you both!
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  Daris Gamble
Monday, August 15, 2011
Margo,
         During my short course of attenedance I recognized your heart-felt efforts to elevate the minds of our youth, not to a new heightened mindset, but to the level of consciousness that had given our ancestry the strength / courage to overcome all atrocities placed in their way. As I watched elder/peers gleam with such renewed faith; knowing that the message is amongst us. To you(both) Thank You could never be enough!
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  Daris Gamble
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Hello Family, 
    
It does my heart good to know that another reunion is near. And that I'm an inticate fiber in this American fruit bowl per birthright. In doing my homework I found that every individual, in this family, is contributing in its mainstay in history.....be it locally, scholastically, or as a humanitarian at-large. All of us, as a whole, shall and will always perservere historically with the good Lords blessings.  So say we al! Ha Ha Ha HA See ya soon!
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  Latonya Riley "Ellington"
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Hello everyone, looking forward to attending possibly the next WHEW Family Reuion 2011.  Me and my family have not been since the 1st reuion in Tuskegee and last one we had in Cleveland Ohio over 20 something years ago. My mom (Mary Ellington-Jones)is the daughter of Tom Ellington . She will be 85 years old on May 14th, 2011.  I see we Ellington's need to update our family tree.  Luv yu family!!!!

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  Patrick Gaydon
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Well it is almost that time again.  I always look at the ticker to see how months and days we have left.  The ticker is a fabulous asset.  My family and I are looking forward in seeing each and every one of you down in Panama City this year.  If you are able to please come.  Again, hope to see you in the great state of Florida.
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  BG Holmes
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I was delighted to be a part of the Host commitee in Atlanta, GA. Our Cousins:Yvonne Bryant and Carolyn Anderson did an excellent job. Don't forget our Willie (Jr) Whitehead who filled in with the food for hospitality night.
We were all of an unified mindset. I look forward to Destin, Fl in 2010.
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  Melissa G. Ellington
Friday, July 3, 2009
I have never been to an Ellington family reunion, it would be good to meet relatives that I have never met before.  Please keep me updated when the next reunion will take place.

As always God Bless & Have a blessed day!
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  LaShunda Smith
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be part of such a wonderful family! Cornelius and I can't wait to see you in Atlanta.

LaShunda Smith
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  Kimberly (Kimmi) McLean
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Hey everybody...

I truly can't wait for this reunion to get here. I'm looking forward to seeing all my family and having fun in atlanta. I know this will be a good year I just hope its not too hot outside. lol
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  Erica Singleton-Thomas
Sunday, February 8, 2009
This is my first time at the website. Great job to Margo and Manny. Well I'm the daughter of the Ruth Whitehead-Singleton. She passed in 2006. Her parent were Joe and Susie Whitehead. I hope to see ya all this year at the reunion in Atlanta...that's where I stay....
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  Chante'l Boyd
Friday, January 30, 2009
This is website is a good way for all of us to stay kind of in touch with one another. 

I am the daughter of Pinkie (Freeman) and Larry Boyd. The Grandaughter of Louise Johnson Moss . I fit in on the Huffman side.  Mother of Jordan Micah Amari Boyd age 2 1/2.


You all do such a wonderful job remember to stay blessed.

Live  Love and Laugh Cry if necessary.



Love you all truly.

P.S. Let us this year try to get the drama to a very low minimum by praying.

The music is excellent.
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  Tamieka Tavares
Thursday, October 2, 2008
The website continues to grow and be a great representation of the love within your family.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the W.H.E.W. reunion my husband and I attended and was impressed at the level of organization and detail so evident throughout the weekend.  This sight has inspired me to headup a web development project for our annual family reunion in Texas.  I look forward to the next W.H.E.W. experience.  Thanks and keep up the great work!  Love Meka & Mario
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  marion johson
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Thanks for the wonderful website!  I am the daughter-in-law of Wilson Johnson (Cleve, OH), who's mother was a Huffman.  Is there any one near me here in Canfield, OH???
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  Leslie&Doug Greenwood
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Your web-site is great!We were just looking at black family reunions and came across your family and happened to see someone from our church family(Mrs.Vicky Rogers and her lovely daughter.We are from New Jersey and we will have our family reunion for the first time in 20 years and your family web-site has given us some ideas,GOD BLESS your family and we will see you Mrs.Vicky in church on Sunday.
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  B G Holmes
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Great update on this website. Love the family pictures. See you in my hometown Orlando in 2008.
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  Norm Stringer
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
My family and I are really excited about this 30th reunion. This is a great web site...good job! The bit of history and pictures special. See you guys next week.
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  Charles Holmes (Helen Price's nephew)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Great idea for this site_ I'm not available to attend this year but I am proud to see that someone understands the urgency of keeping family together in these days and times or anytime_ Hope ya'll have an awesome time there_ Much love_ myspace.com/chawsholmes
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  Bill Rochelle
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Love your hard work!!! It's a great site.
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  Inetta Teresa Murray-Clayton
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Stay Blessed Everyone and I hpe to meet you all at the reunion! SMILE In case your wondering how i'm related. I am one of the youngest great granddaughters to "Will and Mary Whitehead. Barry Whitehead thier son marreid my grandmother Julia and their daughter Inetta jeanne Whitehead is my mother, "SMILE". I'm next to the youngest child. I am called( LIL Inetta) or Netta. All my life I've prayed to meet my family and share all the wonderful Blessings , God has Blessed me with. Startiing with my 6 Beatuful chilren,and my 13 grandchildren. Stay Blessed and see you all at the reunion. Smile.....
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  annetoinette adams
Sunday, April 29, 2007
I JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW WHO I AM BUT I AM INETTA WHITEHEAD GRANDDAUGHTER AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY I ENJOYED THE PHOTO'S I AM PLANNING TO ATTEND THE FAMILY REUNION THIS YEAR BECAUSE I WANT TO MEET MY FAMILY. I LIVE IN MUNCIE , INDIANA SEE YOU SOON.
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  Robin Lesure
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Website is great. Hey, I've got pics from a previous family reunion held in Atlanta back in the 80's. Will definitely be in Skegee in June.
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  Jennifer Leach
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I'm just surfing the Net and I came across your page. I love to see the Black Family come together in Unity! Just like the song says, "It's so nice to come together." I wish you guys much success at your reunion. Jennifer http://www.legettefamily.myevent.com
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  Ebony Boyd
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Hey Margo and Manny can't wait to see you in 130 days.I looking forward to another marvelous year with the family. Love, Ebony Boyd and the Anderson family.
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  Schanta Safo
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Hello family, Awesome job on the website. Look forward to seeing and meeting you all. Not sure when, but! I will keep in touch via website and email. My mother Mildred is the daughter of Lizzie Ellington and Rollo Menefee. Much love and peace to everyone. Cleveland, Ohio
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  Blanche Holmes
Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Hi Mannie and Margo, Great job on the website and reunion in Mt. Pleasant. It was truly First Class. I miss you all from the last three reunions. Hope this website encourages my children to come next year in Tuskegee, Al for our thirtieth reunion. You know there are some families that don't have reunions at all. What a shame. I'm bless to have a full and proud family that encourages knowledge and the pursuit of it. I will be bragging about your (our) professional website.You did a great job. See you in Tuskegee 2007 Love 'ya Blanche
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  Pat Alston - Ellington
Thursday, March 2, 2006
This site is awesome and it is quite obvious that a lot of hard work went into making it happen. Good Job. I really can't wait to meet some/all of you. I am so looking forward to attending, for the first time, the reunion planned in Charleston. Love to all of you, Pat
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  Patrick Gaydon
Thursday, March 2, 2006
Hey how do you post photos from other reunions. As you know I have plenty of them. I just do not have any from St. Louis. I surely would love to see some of those photos. I will send you pictures that I do have.
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  Susie Whitehead-DeShazo
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Great Job.... Thanks for providing a means for sharing family history, joys and loving times. Susie & Dean DeShazo
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  Orlando Whitehead
Monday, February 27, 2006
Love the website great idea.
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  Patricia Watson-Allen
Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Margo & Manny, What a great idea to post the information on the website. I will remember June 2005 my first attendance of our family reunion in Metarie, La.
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  HARRY SLAY JR
Saturday, August 27, 2005
GREAT JOB CUZ WILL DEFINITELY SEE YOU GUYS IN CHARLESTON LOVE YOU
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  Kim & Mike McLean & Family
Sunday, August 21, 2005
This is aboslutely beautiful. Great job, Margo.
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  Bill Rochelle
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
This is a wonderful site. We are a family that keeps up with our past by using technology of the future. What can I say...We Bad Like That! Great job Margo.
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  Tonya Ahmed
Monday, August 15, 2005
Margo and Manny: What a great site. Finally something that really represents the WHEW family . Thanks Lots of Love Tonya
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  Mary M. Upshaw
Monday, August 15, 2005
WHEW is on the move. The website is fantastic. I will search for old pictures to submit. ...This is GREAT!. Good luck, will see you in South Carolina.
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  Huldie Page of Oakwood Village, Ohio
Sunday, August 14, 2005
What a wonderful website!!! You better believe, it's saved on my FAVORITES. I am enjoying the photos and enlighten by the excellent information. Keep up the good work.
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  Aisha Carr
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Manny and Margo, The website is incredible! It brought joy to my heart to see the W.H.E.W. represented so well. I look forward to reading all the family stories and seeing pictures of my loved ones. Aisha
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