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In Remembrance 1

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Maxie Fletcher passed away on Dec. 14 at age 106.

In Remembrance

Queen Maxie

The opening day of a brand-new year, the Lord would birth a queen,

And soon the world would come to know the quiet joy it gleaned;


It was not on the grandest stage or in a brightly crowded room,

But rather with a gentle voice Your legacy ensued;


You quietly gave sight and sound in witness and in name,

By simply being an adoring wife, a mother and a flame;


You brightly shined this darkened world as nurturer and song,

And calmed the fierce and raging storms, by burning bright and long;


Your witness bears a legacy extending multi fold,

Accomplishing a host of dreams crescendoing your mold;


Each one producing newer thoughts extending grander teams,

Yet following your gentle voice, producing all your dreams;


Though showing signs of slowing down, you never lost your fight,

And yes, you choose to share your views with force at times and might;


But even in your hurt and pain you weathered every test,

And taught us all the graceful joys of living long and blessed;


It’s not within a boisterous sound, with fluent words or ways,

But rather with a gentle voice, Your legacy remains;


Your quiet song will forever play for us assembled here,

Each quiet note will linger strong each day, each month, each year;


And as we pause to say farewell and thank you for each day,

We thank the Lord for sharing you to teach the better way!


A Tribute by Rev. Gregory Smith

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WJHCS Trustees Accomplishments and Honors:


Honoree: Leighton Newlin

Date: January 5, 2022

Elected: Princeton Councilmember


Honoree: Rev. Gregory Smith

Award: Ordination and Installation as Pastor

Date: November 20, 2021

Awarded By: Second Calvary Baptist Church, Hopewell, NJ


Honoree: Shirley Satterfield

Award: Community Engagement Award

Date: November 17, 2021

Awarded By: Princeton University and Pace Center for Civic Engagement


Honoree: Shirley Satterfield

Award: Liz Erickson Impact Award

Date: October 28, 2021

Awarded By: NonProfit Connection



Honoree: Bob Hillier, FAIA

Award: Reginald F. Lewis Community Service Award for Excellence in Business

Date: February 12, 2021

Awarded By: First Baptist Church of Princeton


Honoree: Shirley A. Satterfield

Award: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Date: January 16, 2021

Awarded By: New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)


Honoree: Rev. David McAlpin

Award: Recognition Celebration

Date: January 30, 2021

Awarded By: Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church

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