Zeta Phi Beta Sorority inducts new members

Published 5:15 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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GATESVILLE – Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (local Alumni Chapter in the Roanoke- Chowan area) announce the recent induction of four women into the Sorority.

The induction ceremony took place at Central Middle School in Gatesville.

The newest members of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority are, from left, Briana Simons-Pittman, Judith Boone, Kenya Harrell and Precious James. Contributed Photo

The inductees are Judith N. Boone of Murfreesboro, Kenya Harrell of Gates, Precious James of Hyattsville, MD (formerly of Gates), and Briana Simons Pittman of Lithonia, GA (formerly of Ahoskie).

Sorority members involved with the ceremony and reception were Emily Cross, President of the local chapter, Kelly Eure, Membership Intake Coordinator, Alisha Melton, Jeanette Holley, LaGina Hanson, Bernice Holley, Clara Horton, Janie Smith, Carrie Douglas and visiting Sorors Jonia Holley from Alexandria, VA, Dr. Melissa Daniels Newton from Danville, VA and Carla Riddick from Clarksburg, MD.

Friends of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Amicae) in attendance were Debora Gatling, Mildred Hawkins, Sarah Montague and Kedera Simons.

A reception for invited family and friends was held in Central Middle Schools gymnasium where Soror Kelly Eure is the Principal. The gymnasium was beautifully decorated by Soror Carrie Douglas in white linen chair and table coverings which was highlighted by the royal blue bleachers in the gymnasium.

The newly inducted Sorors (changed into blue and white attire) entered the reception by singing the “Zeta Train ”. They were accompanied by Soror Alisha Melton with a ” ZETA STICK” who read a bio-poem about each to the audience.

Other attendees were Brothers John Horton and Pedro Holley (who was on hand with Greek paraphernalia to purchase from Holley-Fonville Greek.com) from Elizabeth City and members from other Greek organizations.

Refreshments were served and gifts were given to the new Sorors.