Nubian royalty announced
Nubian Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s second annual Tableau Mardi Gras Ball is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Natchez Convention Center.
Nubian’s 2013 theme is festivals of the world. Entertainment will be provided by TUCKA the king of swing, Tonya Youngblood and Juess Right, a performance by Casa Samba Dance Group of New Orleans, and the emcee will be Dr. Calvin Mackie an award-winning mentor, a critically acclaimed author, an internationally renowned motivational speaker and a successful entrepreneur. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased from any Nubian member or by calling 601-597-8063 or 601-392-3344.
King Calvin Hill
Calvin Hill was born and raised in New Orleans, to the late Rodney and Audrey Hill. He is the third of five children. Hill attended New Orleans public schools and studied business.
His earlier years of work experience included being a waiter at the Fairmont Hotel. He later worked as an account server for 20 years at the Federal Reserve Bank. He also worked as a bookkeeper for 10 years at Hibernia Bank and Trust. Hill is currently the owner of an 18-wheeler and contracts work driving across the country.
He is the proud father of five children, Calvin Jr., Nicole, Milo, the late Clay and his baby girl Chloe.
Some of his hobbies include camping, traveling, arts and crafts and spending time with family and friends. His favorite arts and crafts activity is making pottery. He enjoys the idea of taking clay that has no shape and developing it into a beautiful form.
Hill likes to be considered a historian of sorts in his family.
Hill’s mother was crowned queen of the Executive Twenty Social and Pleasure Club for several years. His stepfather was named King of the same club. His nephew was also the first page.
Queen Linda Sherbia
Linda Sherbia is the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. A.T. White and wife of the late Michael M. Sherbia. She is also the proud parent of one daughter, Lauren Nicole. After graduating from Ferriday High School, she attended Southern University of Baton Rouge, where she received a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Shortly thereafter, she was recruited and worked for a division of Texas Instruments (Geophysical Service, Inc.). She processed seismic data for oil companies
Because of the declining health of her parents, she returned to her hometown of Ferriday. Through the University of Louisiana at Monroe, she received her master’s degree plus 30 in education, administration and supervision. She has taught mathematics and science in Concordia and Catahoula parishes.
Presently, she teaches algebra-I and pre-algebra at Morgantown Middle School in Natchez.
Sherbia is a member of the following professional organizations, National Committee of Teachers of Mathematics; National Education Association; and Mississippi Association of Educators.
A very active member of her church, Saint James Baptist Church of Frogmore, she serves as secretary of the finance committee and program/activities committees.
Her hobbies are shopping, traveling and spending quality time with her family.
Chieftess Rosalind Hargrave Banks
Rosalind Hargrave Banks is the mother of twins, Mia and Maya. She is the daughter of Theresa Hargrave and the late Robert Hargrave Sr. She has a brother, Robert Lee Hargrave Jr., and a sister, Raven LaShay Hargrave.
She is a 1997 honor graduate of Natchez High School. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy in 2002. She has completed additional graduate study at Florida International University in Miami, Fla.
Banks has worked as an occupational therapist for nine years, and she is registered and licensed in Mississippi and Louisiana.
She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the NAACP and she is a member of New Zion Baptist Church.
Banks experiences great joy in serving her community through volunteer work with the elderly.
Annually, she works diligently to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. As a cancer survivor, she enjoys speaking to other cancer survivors about her journey and how to always look to your faith, family, and the love that lives within you.
Banks enjoys attending concerts and comedy shows, shopping with Mia and Maya and coordinating weekend girls’ trips with friends.
Baroness Nedra Hackett
Nedra Neysa Hackett is the daughter of the late Gloria Bindon and the late Stacey Woods. She is also the granddaughter of the late Hattie Beth Woods and Dorsey Harris.
Hackett is the proud mother of two sons, Chambliss Woods and the late Private Rijius Woods. She is also the future wife of Michael Richardson.
Hackett is a 1988 graduate of North Natchez High School and received her bachelor’s from Texas College in Tyler, Texas.
She is currently enrolled at Alcorn State University pursuing her master’s of education.
She is currently employed as a fifth-grade math teacher in the Natchez-Adams School District housed at McLaurin Elementary.
Her hobbies include doll collecting, softball, shooting pool and doing anything related to children.
Countess Janelle Graham
Janelle Jordan Graham is the daughter of Alexine Jordan and George and Barbara Jordan.
She currently resides in Byram. Graham is the proud mother of three, Kia, Kobe and Kaleb. She has been employed at her alma mater, Jackson State University, for the past 16 years as an accountant/auditor III.
She attends Greater Pearlie Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson under the direction of Dr. Stephen F. Mason.
She serves on the youth ministry, Jesus Using Sisters Ministry and GPG Mass Choir. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing and helping others.
Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
Duchess Alexine Jordan
Alexine Duncan Jordan is the oldest daughter of the Rev. Cicero Quinn, Jr., Eliza McQuarters Quinn and the late David Duncan of Natchez. She currently resides in Brookhaven where she taught school for 39 years at Mamie Martin Elementary School.
She is the mother of two, Jeffrey and Janelle, and the grandmother of four, Kia, Kobe, Riahnna and Kaleb. Jordan attends St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of the Rev. Joe Leavy.
She has been active at St. Paul for decades in many capacities. She enjoys tutoring children at the after school tutoring program she started after she retired.
She is a member of Friendship Temple No. 698, Daughters of Elks where she serves as Vice Daughter Ruler.
She also serves as a Board Member for the “O” Foundation. Her favorite scripture is Psalms 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Lady Veronica Elery
Veronica Lasha Elery is the daughter of Pamela Elery and Henry and Ronnie Floyd. She is also the granddaughter of the late Frank Dent, Anna Dent and Monroe and Vera Elery.
Veronica is a 2002 graduate of Natchez High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2006 and a master’s of art in teaching in 2009. She also received a second master’s degree in counseling in 2012. All degrees received are from Alcorn State University.
She is currently employed by Natchez-Adams School District where she’s a seventh-grade math teacher at Morgantown Middle School.
Her hobbies include traveling, shopping, reading and spending time with friends and family.