By: Voice & Viewpoint Newswire

Dr. Shirley J. Lewis, “A Class Act” culminates eighty five years of experience with an impressive celebration and welcomed 110 family and friends. The elegantly beautiful affair was held in the White and Royal Blue adorned Anchors Atlantic Room in San Diego on August 20, 2022. 

Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Shirley Lewis

The quadragenarian and her guests enjoyed a delightfully planned celebration that included a social hour, Prayers and Testimonies, extremely talented entertainment of Musicians, a singer, and a dancer who moved the guest to embrace the commemoration and joined the event with great enthusiasm. Several close friends assisted in the planning of this ceremonial event.  

Guests were welcomed at 5:00 p.m. After “Let’s get this party started”, Mistresses of Ceremony Iris Anderson and Gina Jackson introduced each of the talented entertainers. Disc Jockey John Phillips delighted the guests the entire night with his Oldies and Goldies. In this parade of gifts on the program was Pastor Delores Korokous, a gospel Medley (Delores Fisher), The “Goodness Of God” Testimonies (Connie Smith, Ann McPherson, Iris Robeson, Iris Anderson and Dr.  Shirley J. Lewis), “God Is” (Armond Washington) and guests joined in to sing. Itr was a high point of the night.

A sumptuous plated dinner of Steak, or Glazed Salmon Filet or a Vegetarian meal was served at each table. To tempt the sweetest tooth, chocolate or Vanilla Cupcakes were served.  

Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Shirley Lewis

Later, a talent extravaganza was presented. Kevin Green with his mouth organ, Loren Chatman-Hunter recited a powerful poem, “Class Act”, about Dr.Lewis (whom she met 1996) of Charlotte Allen’s choreography set to Claire De Lune, and a poem, “Midway”, recited by Dr. Lewis. It was a celebration of hope. 

Francine De Witt-Haynes sang ”On The Sunny Side Of The Street” and all joined in. Line Dancing by Patricia Murray’s Team showed off their fantastic moves. Great music enticed guests to the dance floor to dance the night away.

Guests included DeMarlon and Lucy (Daughter) from Irondale,Al; Cameron Hill (grandson) Ramona,CA; Tina Moore and Daughters; Rosemary Pope (FDSRC): Donald and Mary Jackson;; Dr. Josie Pete and Cheryl (ASU, Dr. Debbie Flint (USC); Donald and Jeanette Lander; Brenda Allen-Brown; Phillip Harris; Vikki Henton; Dorothy Robinson; Josephine Russ; Game Club; Delta Sigma Theta Sorors; Alpha Kappa Alphas; NCNW members; Omegas; Lambda Kappa Mu members and many others. 

Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Shirley Lewis

It was a marvelous Birthday Celebration. Thanks to all who helped plan it and those who came to celebrate it.