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Paradise Village was the location and present residence of Dr. Carrol W. Waymon. The gathering for the occasion was a Who’s Who among San Diego’s African American elders. “Dr Waymon” as he has been known by many over the decades and “Carrol” to those of us over seventy who have worked, walked and fought with him over the years. Born May 15, 1919, he has been a Civil Rights Activist, Community Organizer, author, Psychologist, Educagor, Mentor and friend to all.
Among those present to celebrate with him were Mr. Leon Williams who is now 96 years of age and Bishop George D. McKinney; Dr. Dorothy Smith and her husband. The pictures of this intimate gathering tell the story. There was a welcome, libation, prayer, good food, good company, heart- warming stories as many have shared so much for so many years with Dr. Waymon. There was also a great cake with much love and appreciation for a life well lived.