Altar hangings dedicated in memory of Vaunita O. Johnson

Children of David Glenn and Vaunita O. Johnson (Uncle Dave and Aunt Vaunita) had a wonderful occasion to gather together this fall at Grace Episcopal Church, 906 Pike Road, Mount Meigs, AL. On 16 October 2011, altar hangings were "Given to the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Vaunita Johnson" by her children. Four of the seven living children were present for the dedication. They are pictured here (l to r): Jeanne Susanne Yancey, Mildred Gwendoyn Cohen, Orson L. "Pete" Johnson and Wylie Charles Johnson. Jeanne's husband Dr. Tom Yancey and Pete's wife Jean Johnson were also present. The Rev. David Peeples and The Rt. Rev. Henry Nutt Parsley Jr., Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, officiated.

This lovely church and its beautiful gardens were much loved by Vaunita Johnson. She attended services at Grace Episcopal often over the years after the family's long-time house of worship, Trinity Episcopal Church, 101 Prairie Street, Union Springs, AL, closed. (Note: In 2003, some years after it was de-sanctified, Trinity Episcopal Church became the Red Door Theatre. Productions at RDT still delight the residents of Bullock County and many visitors from across the state. Find out more.)

See more photos of the day. Many thanks to church secretary Terri Via for providing these pictures. Thank you to Rev. Peeples and all clergy for a lovely service and to the parishioners of Grace Episcopal for their gracious hospitality.