Thursday, May 13, 2010


May 12, 2010

Dear family members:

We would like to share and extend congratulations to Wayne G. Jones Jr. He is the son of Debra (Bobo) Dudley, the grandson of Willie Ann & Johnnie Huff and the great-grandson of the late Willie and Sarah Vinson. Wayne will be graduating in June 2010 from Hutchinson Central Technical High School located in Buffalo, New York.

Wayne has been accepted and granted a 4 year undergraduate scholarship to attend Canisius College through the Higher Education Opportunity Program which also includes an all inclusive graduate program. In addition to being one of the 28 Jesuit colleges in the nation, Canisius is consistently ranked among the top regional colleges in the northeast and considered to be the place “where leaders are made”. Canisius alumni make substantial contributions in their careers, their communities and their services to others.

On behalf of Wayne and his entire family we ask for your prayers not only for Wayne but for all the children of Hansie Solomon decent who are seeking higher education.

Congratulations Wayne!!!!!!!!! Go Griffs!!!!!!!!

Publisher’s Note: We certainly want to add our congratulations to Wayne and everyone who has helped to raise and inspire this fine young man. And thank you Debbie for sharing this information. By sharing this good news you have reminded me to remind others that it is the time of year to send positive information about you and your family to us for the newsletter.

We are looking for information about graduations, promotions, awards, community service, or anything that would make you proud. Please send information and photos to us at

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Reminder - Aundria Hawkins Ford Book Signing Today!

A last minute reminder to come to the Border’s Book Store in Solon, Ohio between 1-4pm this afternoon (Saturday, March 20) as Aundria Hawkins Ford signs copies of her acclaimed book From The Pastor’s Daughter. Details at

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Reunion Information Request

Dear Family & Friends,

The Detroit Chapter needs YOUR HELP to update their database for Reunion Mailings. PLEASE check the list below and provide any address information you have so Detroit can share the good news about the upcoming Family Reunion.

Please respond to and I will update our on-line files and pass the information along to the Detroit Chapter. THANKS for your help. We cannot do it without YOU!

Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Tinsley
Ms. Lisa Jessie
Ms. Sharon Vinson
Mrs. Madgie Walker
Mr. & Mrs. Darnell Williams
Ms. Phyllis Cumberlander
Mrs. Laquita Roberts
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Davis
Mrs. Anne Goolsby
Mr. & Mrs. Monroe Vinson Jr.
Ms. Monica Vinson
Mr. Jack Spencer
Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Coleman
Mr. Michael Ford

Also, please make any donations payable to Dorothy Taylor (Check or Money Order) and send c/o Anthony Taylor. If you need Anthony’s Address, please e-mail your request to

THANKS AGAIN, and as an FYI, the Detroit Chapter expects to share more details of the upcoming reunion in early April, including events and fees.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Homegoing Program for Brandon Vinson

Dear Family and Friends,

As you know, our beloved family member Brandon Vinson recently passed away.

Thanks to Jean Ford for sharing a copy of Brandon's Homegoing Program. The program is available at

Please keep the family in prayer.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Homegoing Arrangements for Mr. Brandon Vinson

Dear Family and Friends,

Homegoing arrangements for Brandon Vinson are shown below:

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Visitation: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Service: 1:30 pm.
Burning Bush Church
14849 7th St.
Victorville, CA. 92395
(760) 241-6221
(760) 241-0732 Fax
For Directions to Burning Bush Church, please scroll down and fill in form

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For Directions to Burning Bush Church, please fill in form above.

Arrangements are entrusted to:
Hall Memorial Chapel
14444 7th St.
Victorville, CA. 92395
(760) 245-6200

Please keep Brandon's wife Sylvia and the entire family in your prayers.

Our thanks to Beatrice Vinson for providing the information for us the share with you.

Family in the News

Dear Family & Friends,

The latest issue of VISIONS Newsletter includes articles about family members on pages 4, 5, and 6. Click on the link below for stories and photos from (1) Carrie Stewart’s Birthday Party; (2) Aundria Hawkins Ford upcoming Book Signing; (3) The Play “ . . . And The Children Spoke” by Margaret Ford-Taylor.

This issue also contains several other articles. Hope you enjoy and we welcome your feedback.

Henry & Dianne Ford

Thursday, February 11, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to Janet Derr-Littman

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Janet Derr-Littman and the EXCELLENT example she continues to set in the field of Education. See details at

Monday, February 8, 2010

Homegoing Arrangements for Mrs. Annie Keith

Dear Family and Friends,

We previously reported the passing of Mrs. Annie Keith. Mrs. Keith is the mother of Hilda Ford and mother-in-law of Hudson Ford of Bedford Heights, Ohio.

Homegoing services have been finalized and are detailed below:

Peace Baptist Church
2674 East 63rd Street (At Beaver)
Cleveland, Ohio
Friday, February 12, 2010 – Wake 9:30 AM – Service 10:00 AM - Directions Below:

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Arrangements are being handled by:
Gaines Funeral Home
9116 Union Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Please keep the family in your prayers.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Hilda Ford or to Mr. & Mrs. Hudson Ford, Jr.

If you need address information, please forward an e-mail request to and we will respond after verifying your e-mail address.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dexter Da'Shon McWhorter

Dear Family and Friends,

We are sad to report the untimely passing of Dexter Da'Shon McWhorter. Dexter is the grand-stepson of Bobby and Beatrice Gillespie of Cleveland, Ohio.

Homegoing details for Dexter can be found at:

Please keep the family in your prayers.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Homegoing Service for Robert Vinson

Dear Family & Friends,

The following information has been received regarding Homegoing Services for our beloved family member Robert Vinson. We urge you to access the link at the bottom of this message to leave condolences to help comfort and strengthen the family. Also, please keep them in your prayers.

Vinson, Robert
Mar 24, 1942 - Jan 26, 2010

Preceded in death by parents, Sarah and Willie Vinson; brothers, Earnest and Melvin Vinson. Survived by wife, Johnnie; son and daughter-in-law, Darryl and Shelda Vinson; daughter, Sharon Vinson; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and April Daniels and Cary and Angela Daniels; 10 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Gwen Vinson, Monroe and Pat Vinson, Emmett and Deana Vinson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie Ann and John Huff, Fannie and John Heritage, Doris and Arthur Hunt; sister, Beatrice Vinson; godchildren, Delrita, Suni, ShaShaWana; host of other loving relatives.

FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, January 30, 12pm at King Solomon Baptist Church, 3202 Evans with VISITATION one hour prior to the service at Church. Entombment Hillcrest Mausoleum. Memorials may be directed to the family. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500

The complete posting along with an on-line Guest Book can be found below:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Family Reunion Dates & Location Announced

Below is information regarding the Dates and Location of the 2010 Family Reunion.

If you prefer you can view and print the information in PDF Format by clicking

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Greetings… from the Detroit Chapter of the Hansie Solomon Family Reunion

January 6, 2010

Dear Family & Friends:

We are honored to host the 2010 Hansie Solomon Family Reunion. This letter is to inform you of the dates and location for this year’s reunion. The dates are Thursday, July 29th through Sunday, August 1st, 2010 at the Courtyard Detroit Downtown in Detroit, MI. The room rate is $99 per night (plus tax) for king or queen rooms. You have until Thursday, July 8, 2010 to make your reservation at the reunion rate, however; we ask that you make it as soon as possible to ensure that your preferred room is available. There will be an additional charge for parking, which we are still negotiating.

We are not going to sell raffle tickets this year due to postage costs, however; if you would like to make a donation towards postage or other supplemental items it will be greatly appreciated. We also ask that you send an email to the address below indicating the name, telephone number, and age of the individuals who will attend the 2010 family reunion. This information will be used for planning purposes as we are still planning fun-filled activities. In our next mailing we will notify you of parking and registration costs, along with the itinerary for the weekend. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Anthony Taylor at (313) 204-8163. To make your reservation please contact:

Courtyard Detroit Downtown
333 East Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 222-7700

See you soon & have a blessed year!

The Detroit Chapter
Hansie Solomon Family Reunion

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