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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Toomer NAACP 2006 Image Award Winner

Blake Cole, son of Marianne Reid Cole, grandson of Susie Toomer Reid, received the NAACP 2006 Image Award, for Outstanding Male Student. The plaque read:
  • NAACP & Rowan University presents to Blake Cole for Superior Achievement and Academic Excellence


Cousin Blake, and his twin brother Brent have entertained the Toomer Family at reunions for many years, since they were lil guys. But they are grown now. You make the family proud! We thank you for making us look good. This is exciting news.

All of you Rowan, Glassboro State, NJ Teacher’s College grads, leave your cousin, nephew, Blake a comment. I know that many of us have gone through this university.

Picture of Blake, suspenders down, and Brent Cole, relaxing in E. A. Reid Hall, after performing for the 1992 Toomer Reunion church service at Greater Mt. Carmel, COGIC. The hall is dedicated to their beloved grandfather, Uncle Lija to the Toomer family.

15 Comments:

  • At 10:51 AM, Anonymous wilmette reid said…

    Hello Blake:

    Congratulations!! It is very hard for me to comprehend that you are an adult now. However it is very easy to be extremely proud of you.
    Continue in God's Blessings.

    Cousin,
    Wilmette

     
  • At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Mom and Dad Cole said…

    Hi Blake,

    Dad and I are so very proud of you and how God is blessing you. I know Grandmom and Grandpop Reid are smiling down from Heaven right now. Keep up the good work son.

    Love you always and forever, Mom & Dad

     
  • At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Pamela Reid said…

    "YOU GO BOYS!!I am extremely Godly proud of my twin nephews,Blake and Brent;I always knew you'd be a "DOUBLY"great success after committing your lives to Christ at an early age and after posing for your momentous photo with the late Bishop Patterson!...I love you,"Aunt Pam"!

    To Shamele,Floyd and all relatives who help produce our family blog/website,I give you much love,respect and my prayers-All information that I read on our site was WONDERFULLY ENLIGHTENING and makes me prouder than ever to have TOOMER blood running through my body!Thanks for the hard work to accomplish this milestone!.....I love you,Pamela Reid(Daughter of the late Susie Mae Toomer Reid and Elijah Reid,Sr.)

     
  • At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Susie Reid said…

    Oh my goodness! The blog is so nice. Shamele is a gem to our family.

     
  • At 2:06 PM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    Reids Break the Blog;-)

    Hey guys, it so wonderful that you could stop by. When I opened my email (I get blog comments) ALL that I could see is Reid Reid Reid and Mom & Dad Cole (your sister is pretty crafty). I love it!!! Blake has all of his cheerleaders. Stay tuned, there is more to come.

    Sue you too are a gem. One day, I dream, that we will Toomer together.

     
  • At 2:27 PM, Blogger Beverly Leggett said…

    Hello Blake:
    Congratulations! Anything that is Dream-able...is also Reach-able! Go for it.....and make it happen! All The Best! Thanks for the e-mail. Love, The Leggett Family

     
  • At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations Blake:
    You know, as always, I'm very proud of you and your brother. However, this is your time and I know you worked very hard. Continue to keep God first and this is just the beginning of accolades in you life.

    Aunt Gwen (Knight)

     
  • At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Blake L. Cole said…

    wow! thats all i can say after reading the ladder comments--Its so encouraging to receive enlightening words from a family you know who cares. From the time my twin brother and i came into this world, when it was feared that one of us would be mentally ill, i can say the family hasnt changed. Because it was then at that time, that my late grandmother Susie Mae Toomer Reid earnestly prayed us through a healthy birth, and it is now at this time that i must confess that it is the prayer of family that has brought me thus far. Truly the prayers of the righteous availeth much, and as in the words of my late grandfather Elijah A. Reid Sr...To God be the glory!

    God bless you

     
  • At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Brent Cole said…

    HEY KINSFOLK...

    Whoa...look at that picture---I mean aren't them boys just handsome!!lol..

    Hats off to you brozuff, job well done. I couldn't of done it any better myself, lol. But anyway man, you know although im the OLD HEAD out of the two of us God knows that I look up to you man. Keep up the hard work ock, and Im praying for you.

    To Cousin Shamele, wow you are trully a blessing and inspiration. I don't know where this blog idea came from but trully it is amazing. I mean, a website where family can get together and chat and fellowship. You trully outdid urself on this one...Remind me to give you a great big hug the next time I see you ok. Love yall.

    Love, Brent

     
  • At 10:57 PM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    You can hug me if I don't hug ya first!!! Yes you guys were, are, adorable lil MurHerbs or HerMurs. I know that your parents look at all four of their boys and think "Wow, our boys"(almost out of the house! LOL)

     
  • At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hats off to you Sir Blake,

    Congratulations for you achievement and may many more blessings be bestowed upon you!!

    I know that your parents are Godly proud of you and all of your brothers for all of your accomplishments. I certainly am!

    Love ya,

    Uncle Floyd

     
  • At 8:38 AM, Anonymous DJ Wiggins said…

    I cant post a comment to the site, because my job’s internet blocked my access. Tell the boys I’m proud and keep up the good work; The Sky is the Limit.

    Love,

    DJ

     
  • At 8:43 AM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    RTFL :-0

     
  • At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    God parents are responsible for guiding you through life and filling in for parents who are no longer able to care for you.
    God has guided you both and your parents have raised you the best they could.
    Saying that while all others are surprised at your accomplishments thus far, I expected it and much more. After all you are a Coleid.
    Half Cole and half Reid. Keep up the good work.

     
  • At 2:27 PM, Blogger LIA "TOOMER" NICHOLS said…

    HEY CUZN! NOT ONLY ARE YOU GUYS HANDSOME SCRUBS, BUT YOU ARE AN OVERACHIEVER. WHAT A WONDERFUL THING FOR A TOOMER TO BE. I AM SO HONORED TO BE IN THIS FAMILY. DO YALL KNOW THE WORLD LOOKS UP TO US(SMILE). MY PRAYER IS THAT OUR FAMILY WILL CONTINUE TO SUCCEED INDIVIDUALLY AND CORPORATELY. WE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW IN LOVE BY THE GRACE OF GOD.

    COUSIN,
    LIA

     

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