|Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church
Index: Tommy L. Holtz, Gethsemane Baptist Church, Hastings, Palatka Memorial Gardens, Palatka Florida, D. A. Boyd
and Sons, Tommy Lee Holtz, Quincy, Annie Mae Robinson, Annie Mae Holtz, Antioch Baptist Church, St. Augustine, Mt.
Nebo Baptist Church, Orange Mills, N.A.A.C.P., Junior Chamber of Commerce, St. Johns River Baptist Association, Holtz
Plumbing and Appliance Co., Barbara Holtz, Michael Atterbury, Jessie Mae Johnson, Mrs. Clifford Carswell, Mrs. Mamie
L. Anthony, Rev. Robert Holtz, John Holtz, Ruben Holtz, Lindsey Holtz, Ormond Beach, Eva Phillips, Jacksonville, Clifford
Curtis, Susie Green, Orlando, Pamela Holtz, Victor Holtz, Lametia Holtz, LaTany McNeil, Travis McNeil, Henry Lyons,
Rev. Cyrus A. Weaver, Ruth Mitchell, R. Killion, Mrs. C. M. Harris, Mrs. C. M. Harris, Mrs. Evelyn McKnight, Deacon
James Merkerson, Deacon Joe Davis, Rev. James Wright, Rev. Frank Giddens, Deacon Harold Davis, Bro. Mose King
Sr., Deacon Terry Nimmons, Otis Singleton, Charles E. Harris, Charlie Rowe
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Merkersons Have Reunion (January 27, 1979)
The Merkerson family of Hastings held its first family reunion at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, Hastings,
recently when 72 family members gathered for this momentous day.
A Special Program, beginning at 6 p.m., including musical selections, devotions, guest speakers and sermons.
Among those presenting solos, duets and other musical offerings were Mrs. Janet Lichter, a special guest, and Mrs.
Carletha Merkerson, Girreadux and Carusha Jones, Raphael Merkerson, Tedra and Todra Andersson, The Mersons
Brothers, and Mrs. Sylvester Merkerson, and the junior choir of the church and the Gethsemane senior choir.
Addressing the congregation were the church pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Steward, Elder Thomas Cave, and several longtime
Many others of the family participated in the rpogram and a special tribute was paid several who have died. These
included Mr. and Mrs. John (Idelia) Merkerson, Ira J. Merkerson Sr., Mrs. Bunnie Merkerson Jr., Mable Merkerson, and
|Rev. and Mrs. Jeremiah Steward