Grandma Mattie Birthday Tributes
As we celebrate the Birthday Month of Grandma Mattie, let us take a moment to honor Aunt Jean, Aunt Ernestine, Cousin Judson, Cousin Opal, and all of our Elders, for the wonderful legacy they have bestowed upon us. I pray God will continue to bless and prosper them richly in every area of their lives.
As a tribute to the amazing woman that Grandma Mattie was, I would like to extend KUDOS to three of our amazing young sister cousins, Natalie Smith-Dryer, MA, LPC, (the daughter of Cousin Carolyn Smith, and Granddaughter of Aunt Lee Quency); CeCe Olisa, Social Influencer and Girl Boss, (the daughter of Cousins Henry and Francine Oputa, and Granddaughter of Aunt Rosa and Uncle H.T.); and Rabiyah Karim-Kincey aka Rah, Actor (my daughter, and Granddaughter of Aunt Jean and Uncle John).
Cousin Natalie is a remarkable licensed mental health professional, who in my opinion should have her own talk radio and television show. Natalie shared with us during the 2018 reunion, opening our eyes to a variety of mental health issues that can affect our everyday lives. I tip my hat off to Natalie for her current information on Sexual Assault.
For a copy contact Natalie at email@example.com.
I have fallen in love with Cousin CeCe’s YouTube blogs, where she shares her life as an open book with thousands of people. As a prominent Social Influencer, CeCe is among the select few that have been invited to give TED talks. This is a really big deal. I found CeCe’s talk to be educational, enlightening, and inspiring.
I encourage you to view her talk on YouTube, TED Talk by CeCe Olisa, (https://youtu.be/ivNNgdCsY7o)
Cousin Rah’s speech, “The Waters Brought Us,” that she performed at our 2018 reunion, still warms my heart. As a talented actor and creative thinker, Rah beautifully captured the essence of Grandma Mattie. If you videotaped or recorded the speech at the reunion, you may want to view or listen to it again in celebration of Grandma Mattie’s Birthday, which was January 10th.
For a copy, contact Rah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year and Blessings Family.
Cousin Deborah Broadous
Broadous Family National President
As you know, National Vice Chairman Kenneth Broadous is leading the charge on developing the Broadous Family's Youth Council. At the 2018 Reunion, the youth exhibited so much excitement for a youth council as they expressed their desire to be involved.
So, let us help make that happen!
To that end, please forward names of young people in your respective branches; no worries about whether they are interested or not. The goal is to involve our family's young people and help them learn about their very rich heritage.
Please send names and contact information or if questions, contact Kenneth: email@example.com
Thank you, Bernardean Broadous
Broadous Board of Directors Chairman
Broadous Family Youth Council
I trust God you all are well.
As you all know, at the 2018 Broadous Family Reunion in Grapevine TX, the Broadous Family Board of Directors voted to establish a Youth Council so that the youth in our family can serve as advisory to the Board of Directors and participate in the family business.
To that end, several attempts have been made to obtain information from those persons who are interested.
To date, only four people have expressed interest. Thank you four family members who stepped up. So let's get started.
On Saturday, 18 May 2019, I am hosting a conference call; so, please conference in to:
(712) 770-4035 - Access Code 949256
at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time
at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time
at 11:30 a.m. Central Time
at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
During this conference call, we will:
1. Establish some general parameters
a. Youth Led
b. Organizational Structure (Officers)
c. Consistent & Structured Meetings
d. Meaningful Projects
2. Develop Mission Statement and Set Goals
3. Identifying Roles and Responsibilities
5. Assign Tasks with a time line
6. Schedule another meeting for strategic planning
7. Any other ideas you deem appropriate to formally launch this council.
I look forward to creating the Broadous Youth Council. Your input is crucial . . . so, call in; invite others; share this information with other family members who may not have access to the Internet.
Be well in the Lord
Bernardean Broadous, Chairman
Broadous Family Board of Directors
Prayer Request for Hugh B. Flake, II
Please pray for Hugh B. Flake, II, [son of Hugh B. Flake, Sr. and grandson of Mattie Broadous Flake], who is in ICU in Fort Worth Texas.
Hugh B. Flake, Sr. can be contacted at (916) 761-8664
Prayer Request for Family of Judson Davis, Jr. (Judd, Jr.)
It is with heavy hearts this prayer request comes to the Broadous Family as a mighty man of God, Cousin Judd, Jr. is gone on to be with the Lord. Please constantly uplift his parents, Elder Judson, Sr. and Mary Ann Davis, his wife, Deborah Davis, their children and of course his siblings Rebecca (Becky), Keith and Elizabeth (Lizzy)
Effective Monday, April 8, 2019, if you would like to send flowers, you can go to www.Californiacremation.com; go to the obituary section; click on Judson Davis, Jr. and you will be able to order flowers and/or post a tribute.
As a Veteran in the armed forces, Cousin Judson, Jr. will be honored and laid to rest in Military National Cemetery in San Diego, CA.
The homegoing services for Judson Davis, Jr. will be Monday, April 22, 2019 as follows:
Deliverance Worship Center
2774 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley CA 91977 (San Diego area)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Viewing
11:00 a.m. Services Begin
2:30 p.m. Burial Follows at :
Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
If possible, our Cousin Deborah Davis (Judd, Jr.'s widow) is asking family members to wear colors of brown, gold, cream or burnt orange for the funeral services.
If questions arise, please contact Bernardean Broadous at (626) 798-6132
Spotlight on family member Natasha (Williams) Butler
New school in Portland, Oregon aims to change the narrative for children of color.
To read the full article, please Click Here
Natasha is the great granddaughter of Nealie Broadous Owens
Prayer Request for Judson Davis, Jr (Judd, Jr.) and Family in San Diego, CA
Dear Broadous Family,
Cousin Deborah Davis, Judd, Jr.'s wife authorized and requested this message be posted on our Family Website.
Please pray for Cousin Judd Jr., as his health is rapidly declining. He has been battling and suffering from brain tumor(s) for a while. Cousin Judd, Jr. is now in hospice in Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.
Your prayers are requested. Please do not visit nor call immediate family members.
If anyone has questions, Cousin Deborah Davis asks that you call me, Bearnardean Broadous. I can be reached by telephone at 626.798.6132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so-o-o-o-o much for your prayers.
Agenda Items for Feb. 4th National Officers Meeting
The National Officers will be meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019. If you have an item you would like addressed, please forward it to me at email@example.com.
Cousin Deborah Broadous
We are praising God for Cousin Shauna Williams who no longer has a trach, is breathing and eating on her own, and is talking strongly. Shauna has also been released as is resting comfortably at home. Shauna thanks everyone for your prayers.
We are also praising God for Cousin Louise Williams who was released from the hospital a couple of weeks ago. She is doing well, enjoying her family, particularly her Grands. Louise sends her thanks for your prayers.
Cousin Angela Hilson shares that she became a Grandmother on Friday, January 25, 2019. Her Daughter, Cousin Danisha, gave birth to a 3lb. 14oz. baby girl named Callie Kay. Danisha had an emergency C-Section. Danisha and little Callie are doing well says Cousin Angela. Congrats Danisha and Angela. Welcome to the family Cousin Calli Kay.
Cousin LaNita Broadous sent word several months ago that her son, Cousin Miquail Broadous Jr. and his wife, Tasha, became the proud parents of a baby girl, Sevyn Shai, 6lbs 7 oz, on September 15, 2018. Congrats Junior, Tasha, and LaNita. Welcome to the family Cousin Sevyn.
Cousin LaNita also notifies the family that Cecil Thompson was adopted into her family as a son by she and her husband Cousin Bishop Miquail Broadous Sr. several years ago. She invites the Broadous family to embrace Cecil, his wife Kisha, and their daughter Kennedy, as family. Welcome to the family Cousins Cecil, Kisha, and Kennedy.
Cousin Deborah Broadous
Broadous Family National President
Corporate Prayer Update and Thank You
Family, thank you for joining us for Corporate Prayer on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The three family members that requested prayer or their families requested prayer for them, Cousins Louise Williams, Zelna Banks Windt, and Shauna Williams, are all doing better, and thank you for your prayers. Cousin LaNita Broadous, whose Mother (Mother Berry) is still in Hospice Care at home, thanks you for your prayers, and is asking that we continue to pray for her and her family during this time of transition.
A special thank you to Cousins Gilbert Ross, Derwin Jackson, Myron Bradford, Deborah Broadous-Bradford, Patrick Sanders, George Merriweather, Mary Merriweather, and Kenneth Legrand Broadous, for leading our prayers. Each prayer was Powerful and filled with God’s Love. Again, thank you.
Love you all, Cousin Deborah Broadous, National President.
2019 Family Worship Service Live Stream Update
The 2019 Grandma Mattie Birthday Celebration Family Worship Service live stream is cancelled for 2019. However, on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in celebration of Grandma Mattie’s Birthday, we encourage families & groups of families to attend worship service together. Family corporate prayer may be held on that day as well. Information pertaining to the Corporate Prayer will be made available.
Thank you, Deborah Broadous, National President.
Condolences to the H.T. & Rosa Broadous Family
Dear Family, our Nephew/Cousin, Rev. Arthur Broadous, has passed away. He transition home to glory on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. The family thanks you for your prayers, and ask that you continue to pray for them during this time.
Thank you, Cousin Deborah Broadous
Broadous Family National President
Condolences to the Manus Family
Family, please join me in extending our condolences to the Manus family in the passing of Cousin (Jodie) Damaris Williams, the brother of Cousins Ronnie Manus and Shauna Williams. My heart truly is saddened to hear of his passing. We had such great times together growing up. Our prayers are with you family.
Cousin Deborah Broadous, Broadous Family National President
Northwest Region Worship
The Northwest Region will worship with Northeast Community Fellowship Church at 10:00 am on Sunday November 11, 2018. This will be the first of many services we will attend with our cousins Pastors George and Mary Merriweather.
Let us all Come together for a “Broadous Good Time” in the name of the Lord.
Northwest Region’s Annual Christmas Dinner
The Annual Christmas Dinner for the Northwest Region will be held on Christmas Day 2018 beginning promptly at 1:00 pm.
The address is Alliance High School at Meek 4039 NE Alberta Ct., Portland, OR. We are asking that each family bring a dish. The meat will be provided. Please pass the word on to other family members.
Thank you, much love, Ronnie
Prayer Request from Cousin LaNita Broadous
Dear Family, Cousin LaNita Broadous, Cousin Miquail’s widow, is asking for prayer for her Mother and her family. Her Mom, Mother Berry, suffered a stroke a few weeks ago, and then was diagnosed with Cancer. Mother Berry is in Hospice Care at home with LaNita and her family. Thank you all,
Cousin Deborah Broadous, National President.
Please pray for Shauna Williams. She is in ICU battling pneumonia and COPD.
Shauna is the Daughter of Marvis Williams, the Daughter of Jessie Broadous Manus.
Update on Delia Broadous
Delia is home after spending nearly a month in the hospital and rehabilitation. She is improving after what was thought to have been a stroke, but what turned out to be a severely pinched nerve that affected her left side. She is improving daily. She would like to thank everyone for the prayers and well wishes.
Praise Report for Elder/Cousin Judson Davis, Sr.
Uncle/Cousin Elder Judson is doing fine; as you know he just celebrated his 93rd with a visit from Cousin/Elder Opal Lee. He is doing very well - still going to the church office a couple of days of week; his new slogan is "93 and it's all about me"
Prayer Request for Cousin Malele
Cousin Opal Lee is asking for our prayers for Cousin Malele who recently had a stroke and is in rehab
Update on Delia Broadous
Delia has been released from the hospital and is now in a rehabilitation center. Her health has somewhat improved. Let us remember to keep Delia in our thoughts and prayers.
Family Members in Hawaii
Kevin Broadous and his wife Robei have reported to be doing well in among tropical storm Lane in Hawaii. The potential hurricane was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. They reported that there were heavy winds and rain. They were stocked up with all of the necessary supplies for the approaching storm. Let us keep Kevin and Robei in our prayers.
Kevin is the son of Leon Jr., the son of Leon Sr.
Hospitalization of Delia Broadous
Delia Broadous, the widow of Lavel Broadous, (son of S.Q. Broadous), is in the hospital in Portland, OR. The family is asking for prayers. Her condition is slowly improving although they are still waiting for test results. This is Delia’s second time in the hospital in recent weeks. She is asking for no visitors at this time. Her Granddaughter Adteise has updated
Ronnie Manus, President, Northwest Region
Continued prayer request & praise report for Elder/Cousin Judson Davis, Sr.
Praise the Lord, Elder Cousin Judson Davis, Sr., is doing well. He was released from hospital on Wednesday August 15, 2018, and is raring to go back to his office at Greater Pentecostal Temple in Kansas City where he ministers to the Lord's flock. Oh yes, by the way, Elder Cousin Judson is still taking the stairs in his home - will be 93 years old on 9 September. PRAISE GOD! "Ninety-three, Oh taste and See" the Lord is good!
BOD YOUTH COUNCIL MEETING
BOD YOUTH COUNCIL MEETING scheduled for 18 August 2018 is rescheduled to 25 August 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Regional Officers Meeting Cancellation
The Regional Officers meeting that was scheduled for August 18, 2018 has been cancelled. National President Deborah Broadous will contact each Regional President to Reschedule.
Aunt Ernestine's 90!
Aunt Ernestine (wife of SQ Broadous) celebrated her 90th birthday on August 13, 2018 with an Ice Cream Social
The event was held at the home of Mary Merriweather ph 503.890.4315
75 NE Holland Street. Portland, OR Please contact Mary Merriweather at 503.890.4315 with questions
National Dues Announcement
At the 29 September Board of Directors meeting, the Directors corrected the National Dues from $55 a year ($30 for Grandpa Zack’s Birthday and $25 for Grandma Mattie’s Birthday) to $30 a year per adult person.
Effective January 1, 2019, the due date to pay National Annual Dues is January 1st each year.
Dues may be paid by personal check, money order, cashier’s check (make checks payable to: Broadous Memorial Fund), or online.
Please contact National Treasurer Joe Roland at 817-980-7054 for the mailing address, directions to pay online, or with questions
Bereavement Notice: Jodie Damaris Williams
Grandson of Jessie L. Manus, son of Marvis (Manus) Williams
Contact: Shauna Williams 562.826.1981 (sister of Damaris)
Elder/Cousin Judson Davis, Son of Rebecca Broadous Davis had a stroke soon after they returned home from the Reunion. Ronnie Manus spoke with His Daughter, Rebecca, on August 3, 2018. She is asking for prayers for Her Father. Cousin Bernardean spoke with Cousins Judson and Mary Ann on August 4, 2018. PRAISE the LORD, NO paralysis anywhere and NO distorted speech. He is as alert as ever before; Elder/Cousin Judson is STRONG and of SOUND mind. Elder/Cousin Judson Davis, Sr. expects doctors to release him on Wednesday August 8, 2018. HALLELUJAH!
Remember Cousin Judson in our prayers
Love and well wishes can be sent to:
Judson Davis, Sr
Greater Pentecostal Temple
Kansas City KS
From Cousin James Earl Broadus - Prayer Request Update
As everyone knows, I recently had another stroke. I am doing well. Doing a lot of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and seeing my neurologist. As I get older the parts start wearing out along with being hard headed makes them wear out faster. So I am telling all of you young people that if you are a (Broadus, Broadous) you are predisposed to Diabetes. Men get your check-up.
We need to learn to love each other regardless. In my opinion when we were in our mother's womb, God put a spirit into that body/vessel or whatever you want to call it. That spirit was clean and pure. Unblemished by this Word or ourselves. No one knocked on their mother's tummy and said I want to have curly hair, I want to have straight hair, I want to have blue eyes, I want to have brown/green eyes I want to be tall, or I want to be short. I want dark skin, or I want light skin. I want to be born into a rich family. We had nothing to say about how we came here, yet we blame each other for those very things that we had no control over. I say all of this to say, once you get here, you can treat people right, or you can be a fool.
Laying in your crib in the Hospital when you were born. the ugliest person could have walked up to your crib and you would have started smiling, laughing and giggling and showing love because that is the type of spirit that was put into that vessel. Have you ever seen a baby with an AK-47? I will not go on but one of our jobs is to give that spirit back to the LORD in as close as a perfect condition like it was when you received it. Yes the body will go back to the dust from which it came and the spirit (provided it is cleaned up) will go back to the spirit from which it came. You get the idea.
If you have questions or would like to speak with someone within his immediate family, please contact his son Terrence Broadus – 425.280.6992
To watch a quick video recap of the 24th Triennial Broadous Family Reunion
To watch a recap of the 24th Triennial Broadous Family Reunion banquet
2018 Broadous Family Reunion Portrait
Order your 2018 reunion portrait by clicking HERE and entering the following information:
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NORTHWEST'S ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY GATHERING
Please join the Northwest region as we come together at Woodlawn Park on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 at 1:00pm
This potluck will bring us together as we play games, delight in each other's cooking, enjoy family time, and get reacquainted.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Wanda Lois (event coordinator) directly.
JENNIFER BROADOUS-SCURLOCK (LEON, SR.)
"When God stretches you, don't be afraid. Prepare. Take a deep breath. Take a step forward, and enjoy the blessings".
- Jennifer Scurlock
From the 2018 Reunion host committee:
The Grapevine Hilton, which is the host hotel is at capacity for Thursday, June 28, 2018, however rooms are still available for the remainder of the reunion days. Arrangements are in place for overflow accommodations at the Hyatt Place which is next door to the Grapevine Hilton. Their rates are $119.00 plus tax, per night. When reserving, please request the Broadous Reunion Group rate. Rooms at the Hyatt Place can be reserved for any or all nights of the reunion. To reserve a room at the Hyatt Place, please call 972.691.1199
The Board of Directors approved a plan for the Broadous Family Historian for each region headed by National Vice President Kenneth Broadous. With the re-launch of the Broadous Family Website, our family has the potential to come together and share valuable information with one another 365 days a year. Our first meeting was February 24, 2018. Please see calendar.
Meet Brandy Williams of Garden Butterfly in South Central Los Angeles
Read the interview here about our cousin
The Board of Directors has approved a position of "Sergeant at Arms", which will be implemented at the General Business meeting at the 2018 Reunion in Dallas Ft. Worth
From West Region President Jeffrey Duncan
Bernard Ward (Cousin Jeffrey Duncan's wife, Patricia Ward-Duncan's oldest) son passed away on March 28, 2018. Bernard had been very ill the past few weeks, and the family removed him from life support.
Bernard's service was Friday April 6, 2018 at 11:00 am
8837 E. Palmdale Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93552
Jeffrey Duncan is H.T.'s grandson, Son of Alicia Broadous Duncan
From Antony Tyrone Robinson (great Grandson of Almon (Buddy) Broadous:
The wedding of his daughter, Kiara Kirkendall to Jonathan Johnson will be on February 20, 2018 at 2pm in New Orleans. The address is 5400 Congress Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126
Board of Directors Meeting March 24th 2018 @8:00 AM (PST)
from Cousin Brandy Williams (Granddaughter of Lee Omia Clegg):
South Bay Junior Academy in Torrance, CA was honored to be the recipients of the City of Torrance Green Award when we created our sustainable garden in December, 2015. We were awarded the Be Water Wise grant, Orchard Supply Hardware Community grant and the Health Ade grant through the Whole Foods Foundation.
South Bay Junior Academy, along with the help of our friends and experts, Mike Garcia, owner of EnviroscapeLA and Brandy Williams, owner of Garden Butterfly LA are helping to create and revolutionize the sustainability movement in the greater South Bay area and could not be happier to bring this aesthetically pleasing and scientific center to our students, school, and community.
Join us Friday, February 23rd at 9:30 AM at 4400 Del Amo Blvd. in Torrance, CA for the dedication of our aquaponic system, and meet with experts Mike Garcia and Brandy Williams.
The Board of Directors approved a plan for the Broadous Family Historian for each region headed by National Vice President Kenneth Broadous. With the re-launch of the Broadous Family Website, our family has the potential to come together and share valuable information with one another 365 days a year. Our first meeting is February 24, 2018. Please see calendar.