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Irma DeTiege Scholarship


Irma DeTiege Scholarship 2016 Recipient Jessyca Smith

Praise God for you and the late Irma DeTiege, who came from nowhereville, during a time when Blacks had nothing but themselves. She loved education especially at Mezpath Baptist Church where school was taught by the late Mrs. Maude Tucker Eddy. She taught Irma and all the brothers and sisters to dream and think big. There's a bigger world than this farm and plantation. Maude Tucker not only taught education, she taught manners, being polite and respectful. Her wisdom to the children of that time was a bigger vision which only God knows helped them to see. While picking cotton, toiling and s...

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