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Yvette Schexnayder Calloway

 

Yvette Schexnayder

Yvette Schexnayder

On July 19, 2014 I attended the Schexnayder Family Reunion held in Houston, Texas. We were bless to have present my oldest living Schexnayder ancestor Yvette Schexnayder Calloway, she is 93 years young. She was escorted by her son Alfred Calloway. She was honored with a beautiful bouquet, love and admiration from everybody in the room.  Yvette was born in Patterson, Louisiana. Her parents McClennan Schexnayder Jr, and Sybil Chapman. She married Clarence Coleman Calloway around 1940. She had four sons and one daughter. She also had the honored several years ago by the city of Houston, by naming a park after her in the South MacGregor area.  Stated by Jennifer Friedberg, “Calloway earned the honor by serving as a precinct judge, civic club leader and organizer of a MacGregor cleanup crew. Yvette worked to keep the South MacGregor neighborhood clean, beautiful and safe, ensuring that South MacGregor be re-engineered to prevent cars from running into homes or the bayou,” stated by TIRZ board chair Zinetta Burney. Calling in via cellphone, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, thanked Calloway and her family.”They’re an institution,” she said. She cited Calloway’s “feistiness” and said she “is deserving of the admiration, respect and commendation of Congress. She is a jewel of Texas.”

Yvette Schexnayder Calloway

               Yvette Schexnayder Calloway        

Yvette's children

Yvette’s children:  Kenneth, Ercelle, Alfred and Clarence M. Calloway

Yvette’s son Troy Calloway

 

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AAGSAR New Kids On The Blog

To Our Ancestors,

… we stand before you now, your living legacy, the flesh and blood of our collective dreaming, and we realize with a knowing deeper than the flow of human blood in human veins that we are part of something better, truer, deeper.

We speak your names.
We speak your names.

“We Speak Your Names” Pearl Cleage, pg. 15

AAGSAR: You Got Roots? – New Kids On The Blog

We Speak Your Names” Pearl Cleage, Contributing Guest Blogger Kristin Cleage of Finding Eliza

 
 

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New Kids On The Blog #BLOGFEST2014

New Kids On The Blog.

 
 

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15 Minutes of Fame~ Downes, Cephas, Flamer, Replanted Zion M.E>

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