A golden anniversary celebration was held for James Louis and Rosa Lee Thomas, lifelong residents of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on June 27, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the afternoon. This loving couple started their journey over 50 years ago and celebrated with their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren at the Urban League Empowerment Banquet facilities in the historic district on Sistrunk Boulevard. The bridal party was composed of the entire Thomas clan which included their seven children; Andre, Sharon, Valecia, Patrick, Carolyn, Constance and Rodney. The grandchildren included Kashia, Keonte, and Keith Sutton, Jr., Kendra, Brandance, and Kenneth Williams, Shatoria Hudson, Kennedy Allen, Chelsea Adams, Andre Gibson, Jr., Jerome Hawthorne, Tyler & Christopher Cespedes, Cedric & Calvin Clark, Jr., and Brandon Thomas, Sr. Great grandchildren included Andre Gibson, III, Collin Clark, Riley Shannon, Paris Jones, Keonte Sutton Jr, Casmir Rhodes, Calvin Clark, III, Carrington Clark, Brandon Thomas Jr., Bailey, Branaria, & Breuanna Thomas, and Major Prescott. Along with great nieces Leah Williams and Jamya Witchard.
The golden celebration and vow renewal was witnessed by over 250 guests and was officiated by Brother Henry L. Ward. Truly God has blessed this marriage and their legacy will live on for many years to come.