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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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Congratulations and heartfelt support are sent to Kelly Curtis who, as a member of the U.S. Women’s Skeleton Racing Team, will represent the United States at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. There are several pictures of her on the skeleton sled, just google her name – Kelly Curtis Princeton, or Kelly Curtis bobsled.

Kelly, daughter of Mr. John and Mrs. Deborah Curtis and youngest of four, was born, raised, and educated in Princeton, New Jersey. Kelly was a noted athlete throughout her Princeton High and The Lawrenceville School years and as a student at Springfield College.

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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