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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Powers' 50th Anniversary Celebration

Shirley Burnette of Kingsport met Wallace Powers of Chattanooga at a teacher's meeting in Chattanooga back in 1958.  It was a match made in Heaven.

After a year-long courtship, the couple were married in Kingsport on June 4, 1960.  They made their home in Chattanooga, and were blessed with three children, Denise, Ben and Cindy, who have been a joy to their lives.

This past year, the happy couple were made even happier, with a celebration commemorating their 50th wedding anniversary.  The event was held at the prestigious Walden Club in Chattanooga, given by their three children.

Click here to see a slide show of the Powers' 50th Anniversary Celebration held on June 4, 2010. The photos were taken by Nate Cox.

Wallace and Shirley's love for God, training in Christian Homes, and service in the church have been the motivating factors in their lives.  Wallace has served on the Deacon Board, and Shirley is a Deaconess in the New Emmanuel Baptist Church, where they have been dedicated members for many years.  They both teach Sunday School classes, and volunteer with the Angel Food Ministry.  Wallace is a member of the Men's Ministry, and Shirley is a member of the Virtuous Women of Excellence Women's Ministry.

The couple attributes the success of their union to the love of God and each other, mutual respect, understanding, trust, friendship, communication, devotion, and the love of their children.  One of the scriptures that has been a main guiding force in their lives is: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not onto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6).