St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Blessed to be Blessing honors Judge Reynolds

Blessed to be Blessing honors Judge Reynolds

L'Observateur
Published/Last Modified on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blessed to be Blessing non-profit organization hosted its third annual Christmas “Let me Love you Brunch” on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Choice the Event Place (formerly the Lace). The event was to benefit many of the less fortunate families and children of parents who are incarcerated. During the last two years, Blessed to Blessing non-profit organization has partnered with many children agencies in the parish such as Office of Community Services, River Parish Mental Health Clinic and the St John Sheriff’s Department to distribute toys to needy children.

The guest speaker and honoree of the event was Rev. Judge Penny Brown Reynolds. She was awarded with the FDL, Altruism award in honor of Frank Dwayne Lewis.

Rev. Judge Penny Brown Reynolds is the associate pastor and first lady at Midway Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.
She has been blessed to have achieved a distinguish position in Georgia’s history as the first African American to hold the position of executive counsel, making her the first black to serve as a lawyer for a governor in the Southeast.

Her servant leadership has led her to create the Judge Penny Brown Reynolds Foundation Inc for over 10 years, she provided scholarships for college bounded high school students, so that she may pass the legacy of academic excellence to the next generation.

Reynolds has served as president emeritus of the Georgia Chapter of the International Women’s forum and is the proud founding chair of the Judicial Section of the Gate City Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Bar Association. Reynolds is the author of “7 Steps to Peace of Mind” and co-authored “Women and the Law: A guide to women’s Legal Rights in Georgia” and has several published articles.

United States Congressman Cedric Richmond proclaimed Dec. 4 as Rev. Judge Penny Brown Reynolds Day and she received the key to St. John the Baptist Parish.

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