Birthday Celebrations Archives

Mrs. Ethel Lee Ivory celebrates 95th Birthday

June 6, 2019

By: Veronica Owens Have you ever been in awe of an elder that you just met, even though you felt that you knew them for a very long time? Well, with this one lady, I had this same encounter and what a pleasure it was to meet her. Mrs. Ethel Lee Ivory was born in… [Read More]

WI’s first African American auto salesman celebrates 80th birthday and retirement

May 2, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, well known car salesman, Oscar Johnson, Sr., celebrated his milestone 80th birthday and retirement party at Hilton Garden Inn at Park Place. Johnson is Wisconsin’s first African American auto salesman, working in car sales for more than 51 years and has spent the last 40 of those years working for… [Read More]

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Princess Tranaysia Hopkins

April 18, 2019

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Tranaysia Hopkins was princess for a day as she celebrated her sweet 16th birthday party at Court Lanes North, 4707 W. Mill Rd. Tranaysia was joined by family and friends who joined her for dinner, cake, presents, a rose presentation, dancing and partying. Tranaysia’s father is André Hopkins, and her… [Read More]

Local sisters celebrate 83rd birthday together

March 14, 2019

Flora Rieves and Lola Neely (insert) celebrated their 83rd birthday with family members and friends this past summer. These ladies are formerly from Shreveport, Louisiana. The birthday celebration was held at the home of the late Arthur Tyler and Addie Tyler located on First and Center Street. Rieves and Neely have been upstanding community contributors… [Read More]

Alicia Walker celebrates 50th Birthday

October 25, 2018

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Alicia Walker celebrated her 50th Birthday with family and friends at Aloft Hotel, 1230 N. Old World 3rd Street. “Happy 50th Birthday Mrs. Walker!”

Emmit Williams celebrates his 98th Birthday

October 11, 2018

On Monday, October 1, 2018, Mr. Emmit Williams celebrated his 98th birthday with four generations of his family, at Canaan Baptist Church, 2964 N. 11th St. Pictured with Mr. Williams (center, seated) are his children Raymond Muhammad; Albert Williams; Brenda Oglen; Marvin Horton; daughtersin- law Lisa Muhammad and Margret Horton; and their children and grandchildren…. [Read More]

NASA’s Katherine Johnson honored with statue, scholarship on 100th birthday

September 13, 2018

Taraji P. Henson portrayed Johnson in 2016’s “Hidden Figures.” West Virginia State University honored NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson’s 100th birthday with a statue and scholarship dedication on Saturday, August 27, 2018. Hundreds of people ― including 75 of Johnson’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren ― attended the event honoring the woman who was portrayed by Taraji… [Read More]

Happy 90th Birthday to Ms. Sedette Ward

September 6, 2018

On Saturday, August 25,2018, Ms. Sedette Ward (inset) celebrated her 90th birthday with her family and friends, who came from far and wide, to a birthday luncheon at Maxie’s Restaurant and Lounge, 6732 W. Fairview Ave. Ms. Ward celebrated with a Mardi Gras theme complete with Maxie’s Cajun, Creole and BBQ food. “Laissez les bon… [Read More]

Community leader Josephine Moutry Hill celebrates milestone birthday with a ‘Royal Affair: All Hail the Queen’

August 31, 2018

On Sunday, August 26, 2018, community activist and business leader Josephine Moutry Hill (inset photo) celebrated her 75th birthday with a ‘Royal Affair: All Hail the Queen,’ at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, 3020 West Vliet Street. Josephine was joined by her family and friends who all wore Afro-centric attire to help celebrate her… [Read More]

Highlands At Riverwalk celebrates July and August Birthdays

August 31, 2018

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, Highlands At Riverwalk Senior Apartments, 10954 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, hosted their bi-monthly birthday celebration for residents and their family and friends. This event celebrated all the residents that had a birthday in July and August; a total of 13 residents celebrated with fun, games, food, and fellowship. “Happy Birthday… [Read More]