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Our Black History... Mrs. Ella Armstrong Wagner


February 27, 2020

Mrs. Ella Armstrong Wagner

The end of Black History Month 2020 is near. In recognition of Black History, I am blessed to honor the eldest member of our church and community, Mrs. Ella Armstrong Wagner. Who can find a virtuous woman? Her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs 31: 10) Mrs. Wagner is a resident of the Holly Ridge LA community south of Rayville LA. She was born August 4, 1920, to Steve and Liddie Jacob Armstrong on the Carl Earl Plantation, on Clear Lake. She's the oldest of her siblings: Leola, Steve Jr., Nancy and J.C. Her family moved to Rayville when she was 7 years old into a shotgun house, the rent...

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