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Local columnist and retired educator Vennda-Rei Gibson transitions

Vennda-Rei Gibson
Vennda-Rei Gibson

Shock and tremendous sadness overcame many in Miami’s Black community upon learning of the death of Vennda-Rei Gibson, long-time columnist for The Miami Times highly-anticipated weekly record of community social events and celebrations, The Social Whirl. 

An avid reader and prolific writer, Gibson was also a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools educator. She was a proud alumna of Tennessee State University and Miami Northwestern High School, a member of the Dade County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Just Us and other organizations. 

Gibson’s family and friends will celebrate her life via the following schedule:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018

The Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church
1750 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami FL 33136

6 PM - Memorial Services
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Links, Incorporated 
Just Us, Inc.

7 PM - Litany Service

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 10, 2018

The Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church
1750 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami FL 33136

 

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Related link: Celebrating the Birthday of Bea Hines and the Birth of Miami's Black Scribes

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