Over the years I have honored so many family and friends, but on this Thanksgiving Day, I am so grateful for the opportunity to honor my father who achieved his 90th milestone this year. Some refer to him as Deacon, Headmaster, Principal, Teacher, Teach, Justice Of The Peace ( or simply J.P.), Grandpa, Uncle, but to me he is Daddy; the patriarch that has sit at the head of our table all of my life with our matriarch right beside him. Together they have provided their 6 daughters and 1 son with security, food, clothes, shelter, self esteem, principles and values that is their foundation and the eternal moral compass that continue to guide their lives and their children’s children. I had the pleasure and honor to attend church with my Dad and his friends at the East Queen Baptist Church in Kingston Jamaica where he has been a member of the church and senior choir for 50 years and it was also quite interesting and entertaing to meet and commune with some of his dearest friends over dinner in the Blue Window Restaurant at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston Jamaica.
Sydney George Murray
1947 Graduated Knockalva Practical Training Center (Knockalva High School).
1947-1950 Mt. Peter Primary School Hanover Probationary Teacher (Passed 1st year teachers training) Grade 3 Teacher.
1950 Winward Road All Age School.
1951-1953 Graduated Mico Teachers College (Mico University College).
1954 Montego Boys School.
1955-1959 Martin Primary School. St. Mary.
1959 -1962 Jacks River.
1962-1966 Limetree Garden. St. Ann.
1966-1973 Headmaster Rollington Town Primary.
1966-2016 Deacon, Soloist, Member; East Queen Street Baptist Church.
1971 UWI Scholarship
1972 Bachelor Of Arts University of the West Indies.
1974-1984 Principal Papine Secondary School
1984 Ministry of Education
1985-1992 Jamaica Teachers Association Cooperative Credit Union. Regional Manager.
1993-1997 Meadowbrook High School. Educator. (English Language, Literature, Religious Studies).
East Queen Street Honors Deacon Murray
East Queen Street Baptist Church, Kingston Jamaica
Blessing of Deacon Sydney George Murray
His 90th milestone was attained on August 21, 1926.
Created with a handheld camera during the blessing. SOMURRAY.COM
East Queen Street Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Roy Henry
Deacon Gary Soares
Thanks for making this event possible.