Hold on My Sisters: May the Presence of the Lord Surround You with His Mercy

Hold on My Sisters: May the Presence of the Lord Surround You with His Mercy

by Oveta White

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477535226
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

I was born in New Orleans La, the fourth child and daughter of six children born to Clara and Oliver White. My parents are Christian people; my father converted to Christian Science when I was very young and my mother is still National Baptist. My father is deceased. My mother and oldest sister Naomi Favre live in our original family home in New Orleans, LA. My other sisters and their family live in New Orleans, LA. Five of us grew up living next to our mother's church. As a result, the 5 White youngsters were always available for anything the church had to do with the youth; all programs, choirs, Jr. Ushers, festivals and carnivals. My parents decided a long time before any of us were born, that the best schools for their children would be Catholic schools. So my mother (a maid) and father (day laborer) sacrificed and sent all six of us to catholic schools; elementary and high school. I attended St Phillip the Apostle Elementary School. St. Philip, the Apostle Church and school was located in the 9th ward, of New Orleans, Louisiana. Then I left St Phillip after the 7th grade to attend St Mary's Academy (SMA), an Afro-American all girl high school. Their classes started at 8th grade. African-American nuns, Sisters of the Holy Family, taught the school. This was my second exposure to African-American nuns. There was so much joy in my heart and spirit, I attended every function and participated in all activities. I graduated in May 1973, salutatorian of my class. I played sports in high school and won a volleyball scholarship to the College of Santa Fe (CSF), Santa Fe NM. So off to college I went. I attended the College of Santa Fe for two years, but I transferred to the University of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While in school I joined the NM Air National Guard. I was an enlisted heating systems specialist. I graduated with a BSED in Secondary Education. Then I decided to go to Howard University in Washington DC to get a Masters in Education in Counseling. My commander, Colonel Cecil Lynn, encouraged me to pursue a commission in the Air Force. So I did and was commissioned in Jan 1985. I spent the next 24 year serving my country and traveling all over the world. I was a Communications Officer, getting exposure to the Information Technology field. I retired in July 2008 as a Lt Colonel. As I look back over my life, I thank God for the many blessing He poured into my life. I truly enjoyed my military life.

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