The Waller Family Reunion
Beckley, West Virginia
July 16, 2014

The Hubbard Family from Virginia 


This is a family member from Virginia. The Hubbard Family lot of his relatives came to or retired from the University of Delaware.
The University of Delaware web site:

The Greatest Sin by Abdullah Hubbard
At his book signing at MeJah’s Book Store in the
former Tri State Mall on Naamans Road in Claymont, Delaware.

A book about a man confused about his religion and chooses Islam over Christianity but he put his wife before his God, Allah and his life was in turmoil so he decided to kill his wife. Abdullah about ninety seven (97) days to write it but six (6) years to get the finished product on the market.

Abdullah talking about how he did not do this on his own.

He had help by a lot of people and having the Lord in his life
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Hubbard Family Reunion 7.17.2016

The 1st big picture below is the Milton Family and his kids.  Milton married Mary Alice Hubbard.  The rest of the pictures are the Hubbard’s family.

They all are from Virginia from Pennsylvania or Halifax County somewhere down there.  When they moved to Delaware they all got their start at the University of Delaware http://www.udel.edu/

   Hubbard Family Reunion - 7.17.2016

                  This is the whole family

More Hubbard Family Members




This is the day that the Lord Has Made...


While at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center he was the head of the NAACP and did a good job at it. He referred a lot of inmates to my re-entry program that we were able to help.He is very intelligent man. He writes grants, is a paralegal and was instrumental in creating my re-entry program, and he need work.He is standing with Jerome Waterman who did twenty-four years at James T. Vaughn. There will be more to come pertaining to Adbullah he is up and coming member of our community.

Abdullah Hubbard is partially blind.He came through Harriet Tubman Safe House for counseling and I told him just how to go about making it in the world today. He had just done seventeen years (17) and ten (10) months with all but two of those years at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.  The last two years he did at George Town to complete his time.  I Earl W. Woodlen, Jr., was with him through the whole time being his friend and mentor.

Hubbard Family Reunion 7.17.2016

The 1st big picture below is the Milton Family and his kids.  Milton married Mary Alice Hubbard.  The rest of the pictures are the Hubbard’s family.

They all are from Virginia from Pennsylvania or Halifax County somewhere down there.  When they moved to Delaware they all got their start at the University of Delaware http://www.udel.edu/

   Hubbard Family Reunion - 7.17.2016

                  This is the whole family

Lun Edward Thompson
The Church of God at Iron Hill
He was a Pastor for fifty-five (55) years there.
He retired from the University of Delaware after fifty-five (55) years as well.

Pastor Dickerson led the Sermon 
on January 1, 2017

We are here to pick them up not to bring them down
Book of Joshua 24th Chapter Verse 14th of the Old Testament

"Now therefore fear the Lord and Serve him in Sincerely and in Truth as for me in my eyes we will serve the Lord"

Clarence L. Dickerson worked at the DuPont Deepwater Plant from 1969 - 1980 then at Airluiqude from 1980 until he retired from there at 2013.  He was a graduate of De la Warr High School class of  1969. He resided in the Dunleith community at that time.



Bishop Thompson and Harry Hubbard were friends growing up.  People wold be looking for them and found them in the woods having bible studies.  They were road dogs if you saw one you saw the other. They came to Delaware and Harry came through working the University of Delaware. They remained friends the whole time Bishop Thompson has been preaching over fifty four (54) yeas.  Harry is a deacon at Iron Hill Church.

I asked Bishop Thompson why Harry and he said I can trust Harry I have know him since he was a kid.

 Romain speaking at the Poor Man Banquet 



 Romain Thompson at the Mothers Day get together at
Bishop Thompson's Church


Bump Waller was marking Jake Hubbard telling the story of how when he first came to the University of Delaware and worked until he retired.  Bump Waller's mother (Mary Hubbard) married Milton Waller.

Pastor Thompson returning to
Iron Hill Church in Wilmington, Delaware

 Louise and Christine in front of the sign of the Church

Bump Waller travels everywhere on vehicle

  The Church of God at Iron Hill

Grandma's 96th Birthday


Pastor Thompson going to

 Cluster Pine Holiness Church in Gretna

 

 Christine Word went to the owners of the one acre property where Iron Hill Holiness Church is today and asked to buy the property.  There was a mechanics shop at the rear of the property at that time.  She made a deal with the owners to purchase the property for one thousand ($1,000) dollars with a payment of fifty ($50) dollars a month.

Christine had the deacons do the paperwork involved.  Deacon Harry Hubbard and somebody else went to do the paperwork to acquire the property.  After the property was obtained they started having services at the area where the mechanic's shop was.

Later they tore the shop building down and built a Church there and called it Iron Hill  Community Church.  Christine Word helped to start a lot of Churches in Petersburg and Richmond Virginia and in Delaware.

Christine is ninety-three (93) years old now and lives in Lynchburg Virginia.

Pastor Miller came up from Cluster Pines Holiness Church in Gretna, Virginia to attend Pastor Thompson's 55th anniversary at Iron Hill Church.
Pastor Dickerson did the preaching on that day.

 Bishop Dickerson's Wife

 

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The Case of Odell Waller an
Injustice in Virginia
Injustice in Virginia 

Odell Waller Article by John Dewey

Waller Family Career Tree

Price Waller's Family Tree 

 Romain Thompson at the Mothers Day 
Bishop Thompson's Church

  

Bump Waller standing in front of his car.

Bump Waller was marking Jake Hubbard telling the story of how when he first came to the University of Delaware and worked until he retired.  Bump Waller's mother (Mary Hubbard) married Milton Waller. 


Christine Word and Louise Woodlen

  Christine Word and Louise Woodlen entering the Church

Pastor Miller of Cluster Pines Holiness Church


Evangelist Priscilla Thompson - Bishop Thompson's Daughter's CD's of her leading Prase and Worship and Iron Hill Church

Bishop Miller and Wife

Cluster Pines Church

The Case of Odell Waller an

Injustice in Virginia
Injustice in Virginia 

Odell Waller Article by John Dewey

You can access John Dewey''s Article above.  Pages 356, 7 & 8 are shown below so you can get an idea on how Virginia treated people of color in the 40's.  You can learn more about the case at the above websites as well

Pastor Thompson returning to
Iron Hill Church in Wilmington, Delaware

Later they tore the shop building down and built a Church there and called it Iron Hill  Community Church.  Christine Word helped to start a lot of Churches in Petersburg and Richmond Virginia and in Delaware.


 Grandma's 96th Birthday

 

Bishop Thompson Wife

 

 

Below is the Flour Store we used to go to for supplies.Bump Waller is standing outside.

All of my family that  came from Virginia relocated from one of the counties listed below.  These Counties were only about ten (10) miles apart from each other like the distance between Wilmington to Newark Delaware.

The Wallers lived in the white mans house back in the day and picked and sold their tobacco. At the end of the year after all proceeds were collected they paid their rent for the land where they stayed, the store bill, and if there was any money left maybe one person got one (1 ) pair of shoes because that was all the money that was left. They were extremely poor back in those days.

Then one day Price came to Delaware in the early 60's and found a job at the University of Delaware which paid a lot more than anything down there in Virginia. After a while he returned to Virginia and told the family about the job opportunities in Delaware so everyone, the whole family dropped everything and move to Delaware.

We want to thank the University of Delaware for having the confidence in the Waller family and hired a lot of them and helped them to succeed.

This is the store where they shopped for groceries and from time to time the kids would sneak a penny or two and buy candy.

Below is the first school we went to, a two room house (left) then later a larger one was build next to it (right), that would accommodate many more children.

Below is the first school we went to, a two room house (left) then later a larger one was build next to it (right), that would accommodate many more children.

Back in those days black children had to ride in the back of the bus but my mom was very light skinned she was able to set up in the front seats.

On the left is the Staunton Baptist Church which our whole family attended and the next picture is of the cemetery where a lot of our family member were laid to rest.  Sam Waller was one of them to be buried there.

Below is some remains of the house that the Wallers grew up in down in Virginia.  I had to get a couple of pieces of wood from the house that holds so many good and bad memories from those days in Virginia.

Madeline Waller-Barksdale-Frazier was the last Waller to retire from the University of Delaware.

She was Born April 6, 1931 and retired from the University in 1991. She worked there for thirty-eight (38) years.
She was a domestic worker until she was hired by the University of Delaware.
The Wallers we know retired from the University of Delaware are: 
Emma Patrick, Irene Gaskin, and Milton Waller.
Below is a list of all our family members that worked at University of Delaware that hailed from Virginia:Wallers, Patricks, Hubbards, Tuckers, Words, Leroy and Betty Boyd, Evon and Bobby Gene Brooks, Irene Gaskin, Emma Patrick, Clarence Dickerson, Marshall C. Miller, David B. Hall, Preston Hall and the Reverend Lun E. Thompson.
They all attend the Church of GOD in Christ on Iron Hill Road off Old Baltimore Pike

Halifax County
South Boston
Brookneal County
Pennsylvania County
Cody Houses County
Greta
Appomattox County 

Hubbards

Words

Tuckers

Thompsons

Millers

Wallers

We mostly ate turkey wings, turkey necks, ham hocks or either cabbage and potatoes with meat or string beans, potatoes and a meat and on rare occocions we even had to eat the bark from a birch tree.

We are still growing tomatoes, here is a picture of Earl and Governor Jack Markell who stopped by to try one for himself.

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Price Waller the history of a a man determined to make a better life for his family. From Virginia tobacco fields to the Univeristy of Delaweare in Newark, Delaware.

This is the house where Price Waller raised his family back in the early fifties. Since then it has been left to decay and run down.

 

Here is a picture of the road going through the tobacco fields to their house where the Price Waller family worked from time to time picking and taking the Tobacco for Curing

Over all the Wallers were praying and religious folks who were devoted to Jesus.  They read the bible all the time and hold bible reading in their home and a lot of the family would come to attend a socialize.  Below is one of my family members Bible that they read from back in those days.

Wallers History from Virginia picking Tobacco to Newark, Delaware working at the University of Delaware.

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This is what Madeline accomplished while working for the University of Delaware. This can happen even when you're picking tobacco in Virginia. She Moved to Delaware where there was work. Which she found through hard looking and perseverance.

She owns her own home (below two (2) pictures) and has two (2) daughters, left.

Aunt Irene's Birthday at Madeline's House
March 3, 2013

Madeline Barksdale Frazier

A Celebration of her Life 

 Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller

He is a member of the Waller family from Halifax, Virginia and the Long Island Tobacco Fields

Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller is the Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A highly sought after revivalist, lecturer and musician. Dr. Waller is a true visionary who has been described by Upscale Magazine (February 1999) as “an individual who has been called to operate far beyond the restraints of traditionalism”. Dr. Waller’s partner in ministry and marriage is Ellyn Jo Waller, the leader of Enon’s Women’s Ministry and a devoted mother to their two daughters, Elynn Morgan and Eryka Lynn.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Waller was born on April 8, 1964 to the late Reverend Dr. Alfred M. Waller, Sr. and Mrs. Belva J. Waller, his earliest spiritual influences. After graduating from Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Dr. Waller continued on to Ohio University in Athens where in 1985, he was awarded a Bachelor. Degree in Music Business (B.G.S.). Dr. Waller was licensed to the gospel ministry on June 7, 1987 and ordained on November 27, 1988 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. A gifted singer and musician as well as preacher from 1987 until 1990 Dr. Waller utilized both gifts as Minister of Music at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Waller has earned a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Ministry to Marriage and Family (D.Min.) from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

In September of 1990, Dr. Waller accepted the call to the Pastorate at First Baptist Church of Donora in Pennsylvania where he remained until June of 1994. In July of 1994, Dr. Waller became the Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. God’s anointing on his pastorate has been evidenced by unprecedented numerical and spiritual growth. As a result of Enon’s growth four worship services — one on Saturday evening and three on Sunday morning. Discipleship is under girded by three weekly bible study experiences —including the “Hour of Power” lunch hour study in center city Philadelphia — and a number of other Christian education experiences. A web—based bible study is also being developed and more than fifty plus ministries meet the needs of the Enon family and the surrounding communities.

Responding to the specific needs of the local community, Dr. Waller led Enon’s membership to establish the Enon—Coulter Community Development Corporation (ECDC), a non—profit community development corporation that provides educational and support services to children and families. Under Dr. Waller’s leadership, ECDC sponsors Innovative programs, including a pre—school preparatory program for neighborhood children, an after school advanced computer program for teens, and a Christian summer camp experience.

With a varied and extensive ministerial background, Dr. Waller has lectured at numerous institutions throughout the United States including Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and The National Bible Conference presented by The California State Baptist Convention. He also continues to minister in song, both as a soloist, and with the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Mass Choir.

Bishop Milton Waller

Milton Waller was working at the University of Delaware and one day he said GOD called to him to go his work so he left his family and moved to Virginia to start a Church for Praying.  He founded the Old Church in Long Island, Virginia.  He later came back and got his family.  He picked up his wife Mary Alice Waller, she was a Hubbard.  Milton had his own business cutting trees down in Virginia while he was starting up the Church.

Milton Waller @ Old Church

This is Milton's first house and the pump where they had to get the water for their needs.  They also only had an outhouse to use back then.  That is Mary Alice, Milton wife by the well.

The Tombstone of Milton I. Waller in back of the Church in Virginia where he was buried in 2006.

Milton Waller was working at the University of Delaware and one day he said GOD called to him to go his work so he left his family and moved to Virginia to start a Church for Praying.  He founded the Old Church in Long Island, Virginia.  He later came back and got his family.  He picked up his wife Mary Alice Waller, she was a Hubbard.  Milton had his own business cutting trees down in Virginia while he was starting up the Church.

Here we are walking from the old Church all together right into the new Church.  They then tore the old Church down.

Anyone who needs help with Art, Entertainment or Christian Comedy contact Andrew (Poppa Jake) Waller.  He lives in Maryland and is a member of  Thompson Church in Newark, Delaware

One daughters (left picture) retired from PNC Bank.

The other daughter (also left picture) stills works for the State of Delaware.

Life is more than a series of unrelated happenings. It is a journey, an exodus from sin and selfishness to the promised land of a deeper relationship with God. Join Pastor Waller as he follows in the footsteps of Moses and the children of Israel, in the journey of growth we all must take.

In October 2004 Pastor Alyn E. Waller’s personal music project was released — a CD entitled “With His Permission”. Pastor Waller waited seventeen years to hear the Lord say, “Yes and Amen” to the completion of this work. It is only with His permission that this project has come to fruition.

 In November 2004 — Radio Outreach began on WURD 900 AM in Philadelphia; Sunday evenings “Hour of Power” — also on Wednesdays (2005) — “It’s Family Time” his co—host, his lovely wife, Mrs. Ellyn Jo Waller. In August 2007, the WURD Outreach ministry ended and the Lord blessed — with another broadcast on Praise 103.9 FM WPPZ., which officially began September 8, 2007.

 Pastor Alyn E. Waller wrote his first book “Enjoy Your Journey”— International release date was March 28, 2006; Philadelphia book release date — April 5, 2006 — on December 13, 2007 — a Journal for this book was published, released and available for purchase. This publication was printed in Korean — June 2008.

 Pastor Waller spent ten days in Seoul, South Korea — preaching the Gospel at the Myung Presbyterian Church, the Yoida Full Gospel Church and The Suwon Full Gospel Church. The attendance for these worship services ranged from 80,000 persons to 100,000 persons.

 July 29, 2006 — the Lord answered the prayers of The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church with the completion of the new edifice and the Inaugural Worship Service. Enon Tabernacle is now one Church in two locations. — Enon West and Enon East — A Place Where People Encounter God”. — Dedication Service was held on Saturday, September 16, 2006 The Lord blessed Enon and as of October 2007 — Enon has 12,000 plus members.

 October 2006 — Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller was nominated by the Mayor of Philadelphia to serve on the new City Board of Ethics.

 Pastor Waller in 2007 and in the summer of 2008 has led and will lead members and friends of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church congregation to Kenya, Uganda and Capetown, South Africa; to serve, to give a helping as well as to share in Ministry — spreading the Word and sharing The Gospel of Jesus.

 October 2008 — Pastor was appointed to the Kimmel Center Board of Directors, Kimmel Center, Inc., Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 Dr. Waller is involved with numerous service organizations and has been awarded countless honors for his leadership in the community.

 

 Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

http://www.kimmelcenter.org/about/waller.php

 

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://enontab.org/

 

ow here we are entering the new Church built next to the old Church.


This is Andrew, Audrey, Angela, Annette, Andrea and Anthony.

This is the Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Bishop Milton Irvin Waller a beloved man by his family and the community.

Madeline Barksdale Frazier

A Celebration of her Life 

Bishop Donnell's Church

formally Bishop Milton Irvin Waller's Church

Ernest Waller

The picture on the right he is with his daughter Bell.  He has four children.

James Waller's House

James Waller from Fairfax, Virginia to New York, New York

James Waller left Halifax and moved across the river to Campbell County, Virginia in 1941 at the age of 11.  He left Campbell, Virginia in 1941 and move to Norfolk, Virginia.  He started to work at the shipyard in 1943 making fifty cents ($.50) an hour.  He also worked quite a few other jobs in Norfolk from time to time.

A lot of his relatives worked and retired from the State of Virginia.  Joe Lewis retired as a Sanitation Engineer for the city of Virginia Beach.  Virginia Little as well.

Arthur Lee retired as truck driver for the Sanitation department after forty two (42) years too.  His sisters worked for quite a few companies while in Virginia to help with the family expenses.

James loved his boat, Church and his people and did whatever was needed to help.

A lot of the his family members are buried down the road in the Cemetery from the Church in CTec in Virginia Beach where they attended Church in Virginia.

James moved to Steveadoes, Virginia in 1952 still working at the shipyard when he heard in 1955 that in New York they were paying two dollars ($2.00) and hour as a rigger.  So on July 4, 1955 he moved to New York to work and got a job as a rigger.

While in new York situations caused him to have to do thirty (30) years.

Not long ago James stopped off in Delaware and stayed two (2) or three (3) years.  

Just long enough to buy a house.  Then he when back to Virginia Beach and bought another house in CTec on Beautiful Street.  

A lot of his family members live on that street today.

James came up to see Earl at 700 Buttonwood Street

Joe Lewis is shown here with his daughter and Louise Woodlen. Loucenda Buie is standing in the back. He used to have a band and would play local clubs and sing a lot

Dude and Joe Lewis had houses on Shore Drive next door to each other that was about fifty (50) yards from the Beach.If they had not sold their property they would be millionaires today.

James in hat - Christine in Back and a Brick Mason on Left

James in hat - Christine in Back and a Brick Mason on Left

Here is O.C. and Cardelia Waller posing with a friend by their car

This is a picture of one of the houses James bought when he stopped by in Delaware before moving to Virginia. is a picture of one of the houses James bought wh

Joe Lewis is shown here with his daughter and Louise Woodlen. Loucenda Buie is standing in the back. He used to have a band and would play local clubs and sing a lot

Gen Little and her son Connell  below (Right)

 

Here is Sister Gail with Mom and James Waller Posing in front of a Car.

Her Daughter Veronica Little worked in Banking for thirty (30) years. She also owned houses and was a land lord renting them out.

Ossie Lee Waller a Celebration of Life 

 

Celebrating the life of Ossie L. Waller another man to be admired.

Ossie L. Waller (O.C.) retired from the Norfolk Sanitation Department.

Norfolk, Virginia Waste Management Division.  He worked there for thirty (30) years.

O.C. was my step Granddaddy when I came to Virginia he would take me fishing on the pier all night.  He would give me a five ($5) allowance every week.  He used to take me on the garbage truck and teach me how to hustle.  I am Earl Woodlen Jr.

http://www.norfolk.gov/index.aspx?NID=371

The Tobacco Fields and Louise Waller below taking some Tobacco to be cured.

 

Gen Waller was a Professional Pet Groomer and Retired from Virginia Beach Animal Control. She was President of the NAACP for two (2) terms beginning in 2002. Gen as a Certified Homeless and Care Giver and Volunteered at Homeless Shelters.

Her Daughter Veronica Little worked in Banking for thirty (30) years.  She also owned houses and was a land lord renting them out.

Celebrating the life of Joe Louis Waller August 24, 1936 to January 9, 1996 a man to be admired.

Virginia Beach Bridge Tunnel Website --  http://www.cbbt.com/

If Joe and Dude Waller had not sold their land they would be millionaires today.  when you walked out of their house you where within fifty yards from the beach.  The Bridge Tunnel was only fifteen miles from their homes.

Joe Lewis Waller retired from the Virginia Beach Sanitation Department.

Virginia Beach Waste Management Division

http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/pw-waste-management/pages/default.aspx

Virginia Beach Bridge Tunnel

Another Tobacco Curing House

This is the story of Sam Waller of Halifax, Virginia and his daughter Louise

These next three pictures are of the outhouse they had to use since there was no indoor plumbing.  At times there would be snakes inside the outhouse so you had to be careful and look around good before doing your business.

This picture is the road going up to Sam Waller house.  On Sunday morning my Grandma Cadelia Waller would be cooking fried chicken in gravy. Her favorite meal was greens potatoes and meat, turkey wings, turkey necks, ham hocks or either cabbage and potatoes with meat or string beans, potatoes and meat.  Where I am going with is this, their whole meal was made in one pot.  That is what is why they lived so long.  As you know they had no running water inside so they had to pump it out of a well.  Back in those days they only had an outhouse to use the bathroom too.  Many times my Grandma would tell me she saw snakes in the outhouse and had to run them out.

Sam and his family picked tobacco for a living. After they sold their tobacco maybe one person got one pair of shoes because that is all the tobacco was worth, they were very poor.

Back in the day my mom worked for a white  lady and sometimes brought back some extra food for us which we desperately needed.

The white folks used to look out for the Wallers all the tome.  I heard a story about one of my relatives wife accidentally killed her husband who use to beat her all the time.

At the trial white folks came from over 100 miles away to testify on her behalf.  They told the judge how she used to come to work beat up and with black eyes after her husband had beaten her the night before.  After the judge heard all the testimony he hit the gavel turned the light out and left the court room case closed.

Back in the day some of my relatives used to get locked up for drinking white lighting or moonshine and their boss wold come to the jail and tell the jailer Earl works for me and he would be let go. Over all the Wallers were praying and religious folks who were devoted to Jesus.  Most of the Wallers were buried at the graveyard by by Staunton Baptist Church which they attended almost every Sunday.

Besides Tobacco, Cotton was also grown and had to be picked at harvest time. 

Below right is a wood heater that everybody would gather around in one room to keep warm in the winter.Life was hard in those days.

 

Cardelia Waller 

Harold Waller 

Celebrating the life of Harold Waller another man to be admired. He also retired from the Norfolk Sanitation Department.  Norfolk, Virginia Waste Management Division.  He worked there for thirty (30) years.

http://www.norfolk.gov/index.aspx?NID=371

Below is Harold's son Jackie Waller in front of his home.  He left Virginia with he was twenty (20) joined the Air Force and retired as a Master Sargent.  He was in the Air Force for twenty (20) years as well.  Now he works for the Government outside of Maryland, can't say what he does but it is important.
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Below is his family.

In the picture below left, top left is Kaya Waller his middle daughter, top right is Ashley Waller his oldest daughter, in the center is his wife Damaris Waller, bottom right is Bianca Waller his youngest daughter and of course the far left is Jackie Waller.

Anthony Waller who fought for his country went on to be with the Lord.

 On the left is a picture of Louise Woodlen and the picture on the right is a lady who looked just like her when she was younger.

Sam Waller 

Left is a picture of my mom’s brother James before he had a nervous breakdown and had to go to the hospital in St. Petersburg, Virginia.  We would go and visit him at least once a month and check on him and feed him.

 

 On the left is a picture of  Harold Waller and the picture on the right is a man who looked just like him when Harold was younger.

Jackie went in the Air Force at twenty (20) and retired at forty (40) as a Master Sargent.

 Louise Waller Woodlen Story

 Louise Woodlen was a Diesel when she wanted something she would not take no for an answer.  She got what she wanted in life,  She traveled around in her Mobil home to see the World.

 Louise was born in 1936 in Halifax, Virginia and worked in the Virginia School System as a Custodial Engineer for thirty five (35) years and retired from there.  Then in 1952 she moved back to Delaware to a home in Belvedere and lived there for ten (10) years.

This is a picture of Louise Waller as a child.  When she went to school she would sit at the front of the bus because no one knew who her daddy was down there in Virginia

 Below top is the house in Belvedere where she lived.  Earl and his sister Joyce were born while they lived there.  Her first job was at a mushroom plant then she became a domestic worker for awhile.  Ten (10) years later she wanted to move to a bigger house so she told her husband Sam she wanted to buy a house.  Her husband said how you going to buy a house?  Louise said she was not going to the projects so she worked hard to not have to do so.

 My Mom worked at Dr. Waxteens house and also cleaned his dental office off Kirkwood highway making seventy-five ($70) dollars a week.  Earl and Joyce used to go with her to help out by making the beds and vacuuming.  The first thing our Mom taught us was not to touch or pick up or move anything in the house because the owners knew exactly where everything was.

 

In 1967 or 1968 we moved back to to Virginia to Norfolk.  Immediately afterwards Mom bought his house and took my Grandma out of the ghetto.  It had two apartments where grandma and Earl lived upstairs and the rest of the family lived downstairs.  Earls room was on right side of the house.

 

 In 1980 my mom asked me to find her a house.  I got the biggest house i could find at 704 N. Van Buren street.  It was a three story house but it was not on the listed on the market.  I went to see Ms. Braunsteen who had a real estate office that I knew.  (She later sold me two other houses and held the mortgages as well).

About a month later somehow the house was listed.  

My mom put in a bid for two thousand five hundred ($2,500) dollars and she was able to purchase it.  

She and my sister Joyce moved in it and stayed in one room at a time until they all were fixed.

 The picture below right in 1984 or 1985 after my mom went down and picked up James is of the family who came up to see him when he was released from the Hospital.  There was Louse Woodlen, Herald Waller, Aunt Bee my Grandma's Sister and Ernestine Tucker the one with her back turned to the camera.  James stayed with Cardelia Waller when he came up to Delaware. 

 Louise traveled to New Orleans, Chicago, California, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Canada, Alabama, Florida in her mobile home below.

This is Earl and his grandmother just coming back from the Brandywine feeding the ducks.

 Louise's Mom Cardelia Waller was born on October 1, 1936 in Halifax, Virginia and passed away on February 5, 2002.  She attended the Virginia Public School System.


Flowers for my MAMA 


  In 1965 or 1966 Louise saw a little house in Dunleith that was for sale but the white man who owned it needed five hundred ($500) dollars down but she told him she only had three hundred ($300).  She looked at him and a moment later he said to her that he would put a second mortgage on the house for the other two hundred ($200) dollars he wanted for the down payment for her.  Earl went to the first through the fourth grade while they lived there.

 The picture on the right is of the Waxteen Family.  In front left is Mrs. Louise Richardson who worked for the Waxteens too.  Front right is Louise Woodlen with Earl in back next to Mrs, Waxteen.

 When we were young we were very poor and had to go to the surplus lines to get the food we needed.  We used to get Cheese, Milk and anything else they had that we could use.  It came from the New Castle Avenue Firehouse.

 In 1970 my Mom and Dad were getting back together so we moved in 1967 to Sinica Road in Camby Park,  We were one of the first black families at at that time to live in that development across the street from McDonalds.

Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers all over the world.


To my Mother Louise Woodlen who was a Waller, thank you mom for making you get my own belts and switches, I appreciate it.
Mothers Day Jolly Senior Club

April 11, 2017 at 11:00am. 

For my Grandma's eightieth (80th) Anniversary people came from all over to visit with her. Her sister Gracy Stone from Gretna, Virginia came to visit for awhile. Grandma and her sister along with other old time friends had a good visit while there were here.

 Cardiella Waller was bed ridden and my mom would come and turn her all the time so that she would be more comfortable.  That is Louise sitting in the chair beside her, looking after her, she loved her Momma.

Here are two of the boys I went to school with in Norfolk, Virginia Curtis Willoby (Curtbug) and Jerome Hall.  they came up to see my Grandma and I when she was feeling ill.

 Louise has a cleaning lady who comes in every two weeks making $50 a day.  Today she is able to pay for someone to help her clean instead of her helping someone else clean their house.

 

 

Family and Friends

 

In 1967 or 1968 we moved back to to Virginia to Norfolk.  Immediately afterwards Mom bought his house and took my Grandma out of the ghetto.  It had two apartments where grandma and Earl lived upstairs and the rest of the family lived downstairs.  Earls room was on right side of the house.

 In 1970 my Mom and Dad were getting back together so we moved in 1967 to Sinica Road in Camby Park,  We were one of the first black families at at that time to live in that development across the street from McDonalds.

In 1980 my mom asked me to find her a house.  I got the biggest house i could find at 704 N. Van Buren street.  It was a three story house but it was not on the listed on the market.  I went to see Ms. Braunsteen who had a real estate office that I knew.  (She later sold me two other houses and held the mortgages as well).

About a month later somehow the house was listed.  

My mom put in a bid for two thousand five hundred ($2,500) dollars and she was able to purchase it.  

She and my sister Joyce moved in it and stayed in one room at a time until they all were fixed.

 Louise traveled to New Orleans, Chicago, California, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Canada, Alabama, Florida in her mobile home below.

 

Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers all over the world.


To my Mother Louise Woodlen who was a Waller, thank you mom for making you get my own belts and switches, I appreciate it.
Mothers Day Jolly Senior Club

April 11, 2017 at 11:00am. 

  The picture below right in 1984 or 1985 after my mom went down and picked up James is of the family who came up to see him when he was released from the Hospital.  There was Louse Woodlen, Herald Waller, Aunt Bee my Grandma's Sister and Ernestine Tucker the one with her back turned to the camera.  James stayed with Cardelia Waller when he came up to Delaware. 

 

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 Here are some of the people who came up to my uncle James’ funeral from Virginia and all around.  James Waller, Lucile, the Stone family from Gretna, Virginia and Cardelia Wallers sisters and daughters and L. G. who retired from Amtrak.

This is Earl and his grandmother just coming back from the Brandywine feeding the ducks.

  Cardelia Waller's Virginia Driver's License from 1981.

 Thomas Clay (TC)

 Thomas is a Bull in that whatever he decides to do he goes after full force and gets it done... his way.

 James Waller and Joshuia Buie, James Brother's Son 

 

For my Grandma's eightieth (80th) Anniversary people came from all over to visit with her.  Her sister Gracy Stone from Gretna, Virginia came to visit for awhile.  Grandma and her sister along with other old time friends had a good visit while there were here.

 Here are some of the people who came up to my uncle James’ funeral from Virginia and all around.  James Waller, Lucile, the Stone family from Gretna, Virginia and Cardelia Wallers sisters and daughters and L. G. who retired from Amtrak.

Here are two of the boys I went to school with in Norfolk, Virginia Curtis Willoby (Curtbug) and Jerome Hall.  they came up to see my Grandma and I when she was feeling ill.

 Louise's Mom Cardelia Waller was born on October 1, 1936 in Halifax, Virginia and passed away on February 5, 2002.  She attended the Virginia Public School System.

At six (6) years old he got a standing ovation for his piano recital at Church.

 He started with beating on pots and pans because he loved drums and singing with Mr. Joe.  Mr. Joe loved this little guy.   From drums he went to piano then guitar and lead singing.  He was the leader nobody could tell him anything he wanted to do it his way he wanted to sing his songs the way he wanted to sing them and do what he wanted to do.

TC at the Iron Hll Church as a child.  He brought his drum sticks to play along.  He came with Louise Woodlen and her tambourine.  Bishop Thompson and his wife Nanny (the worship leader) can be seen on his right and Mr. Miller playing guitar.

 Today he has a son and his name is Tyrire Clay who is three (3) years old now and is following in his daddy's footsteps with drums, piano and guitar.

1. Can't Wait.mp3

2. Flash Back.mp3

3. I Am Nothing.mp3

4. Not My End.mp3

5. I'm Here (1).mp3

 Louise has a cleaning lady who comes in every two weeks making $50 a day.  Today she is able to pay for someone to help her clean instead of her helping someone else clean their house.

Thomas was five (5) years old when he first came to live with the Woodlens.  He was a happy little boy but was very hyper.  One day he was told not to eat that apple and he snuck and ate it anyway and ran all through the house because of the sugar in it.

He was on Ritalin and the doctor had prescribed one a day to calm him down.  One a day was too much so Ms. Woodlen gave him 1/2 at bedtime so he could sleep at night and not fall asleep in school.

 At the age of fifteen (15) Thomas left to stay with other people than his family.

 Today he has a son and his name is Tyrire Clay who is three (3) years old now and is following in his daddy's footsteps with drums, piano and guitar.

aboveTC singing and saying I love you forever about Jesus Christ and GOD.

Below is TC's Dad Derral Scott.  Mr. Scott was a Chaplain and worked for the Department of Corrections. 

 Thomas Clay - Still Pushing CD

Raymond Sincere

Ray is one of T. C. Clay’s boys.  They grew up together.  I used to watch them ride their bikes in neighborhood when they were kids.  At the Indonesian –American Dangdut Festival he came up to me and said you do not know who I am do you?  I said no I sure do not.  I am Ray Sincere, I used to hang around with T.C. riding bikes and playing basketball in neighborhood there on 7th Street. 

Rissa and Ray

NSR Entertainment and Fathership Foundation supported by City of Wilmington’s City Council, Indonesian Embassy in USA and Consulate General New York. which Theo Gregory is the President of Wilmington’s City Council and he is also running for Mayor.

The people below are from DC, Delaware and Philadelphia the Tri-State area.

Soon after returning to Delaware Louise, Joyce's Mother wanted to leave Earl Sr. so she bought a house on 704 N. Van Buren Street in Wilmington.  Joyce bought a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle and went to Delaware State College and graduated in 1978 with a degree in Business.  Joyce came home and got a job at K-Mart but only stayed a month because of how she was being treated at work in Bel Air, Maryland.

Joyce saw a reggity old building that was for sale for 15,000 dollars on Second Street from a Mr. Kersland.  She put 1,0000 dollars down and he held the mortage.

Leroy Landon below used to come and get a fish sandwich from Joy.

He must have loved them because that is about all he purchased there for lunch.

Mayor Dennis Williams (a Detective in those days) used to come and get and buy two piece chicken with and fries.  That was his usual lunch there at Joys.

Joy at work doing what she loves and talking with people who come in to visit her.

Joyce Woodlen

Don't Worry, Be Happy.mp3

This is her theme song Don't Worry Be Happy

because she has been happy all her life.
She is happy as a lamb and just as cute.

Joyce first lived in Belvedere behind Marietas Liquor Store then moved to Dunleith before moving to Virginia

Then she moved to Norfolk Virginia when they shot Martin Luther King, Jr. and the rioting in Wilmington, Delaware started.  Joyce, Earl, Louise and Rex their German Shepard all moved along with her.  The Nation Guard stopped us and made sure we were not taking anything hot down south with us.  We all stayed in Virginia for about four (4) years before moving back to Delaware.

Joyce went to J. E. B. Stewart Elementary School in Norfolk Virginia in the late 60's while there

Joyce had an arcade in the front of the building with pinball and games at first but that did not bring in enough money so she went to beauty school to get her license to cut hair.  Joyce has been doing hair every since and has been in business for herself after coming wright out of college for 30 years.

Joyce does what she can for the community whenever she can.  Below she is handing out condoms to the girls in the community and shows her support for Law Enforcement when they had to come into the city to take it back.

Flowers for my Sister Joyce 

 Here they are getting ready to leave the country.  Mr. Woodlen Sr., his daughter and his wife.  The next picture is of the Woodlen family.

The St. Francis Van is checking Earl Woodlen, Sr's. blood pressure because

Mr. Woodlen was going to go out of the country.

The St. Francis Van helps a lot of people with medications, physicals, check ups where they otherwise would not be able to get this type of care.

The St. Francis Hospital has several Ambulances servicing Wilmington working with the Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals.

The Website for St. Francis Hospital is

 Booker Word Family

 Booker Word married Christine Waller and now she is a Word.   Booker retired from the University of Delaware. They had one daughter Ernestine who was a Word but now a Tucker.  Ernestine had four sons Joe, Eric, Larry  and Ithran Tucker.  She also had two daughters Caroleen and Charlene Tucker.  Christine was a housewife.

These are family members Abraham Gilbert and Booker Word, who was married to Christine Word who was a Waller.

This is Abram (Abraham Gilbert)

This is Booker (Booker Word)

 Christine Word's Virginia Diver's License.  She is ninety-three (93) she is still holding service in the building all this time.

 The tobacco house where it was stored till ready to be cured.

 Ernestine Tucker

Ernestine Tucker in her younger days. 

The Barn where Ernestine's parent's cured the tobacco in the 40's

She retired from the school system in Long Island  Connecticut and moved to Delaware.

She retired from the school system in Long Island  Connecticut and moved to Delaware.

After moving to Long Island, Virginia she purchased a double wide house around the corner from her Mother's double wide home where she resides at now.

After Ernestine moved from Long Island, Connecticut she purchased this home off of new castle avenue and now it is a church.

She sold the first house then bought this one on Hessler Blvd, New Castle, Delaware.

Ernestine had four sons Joe, Eric, Larry  and Ithran Tucker.  She also had two daughters Caroleen and Charlene Tucker.  Christine was a housewife.

Caroleen Tucker

Caroleen Tucker the memory of a Great Lady and Friend.



 Caroleen Tucker's funeral.  The man on the right was Caroleen's son.  Her sisters and brothers were there also with her Mother and Grandmother and family members.

This is a picture of her brothers and sisters and family's members in their younger days together.

Pepsi (Eric Tucker) a business man and Grandma's favorite, Joyce Ann Woodlen.

 

Eric Tucker speaking at one of his wife's events.  She is a Bishop

This is young Larry.  Pretending to be talking to Louise on the phone.

 Madeline, Ernestine and Louise used to travel all over together, having a great time.  They are on an Island somewhere in this picture.  See how family roll together.

                                     University of Delaware

On the left is the University of Delaware bus coming to the Pal center to let the community know what the University of Delaware has to offer.

 

On the right is the Pal center who helps young kids.

http://www.palw.org/


Police Athletic League

Address: 3707 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19802

Phone:(302) 764-6170

                University of Delaware Students and Security 

University of Delaware Rowing Student

Eric Tucker (Pesi) as a baby.  He got that nickname because he was always drinking Pesi as a kid.  He was Grandma's (Christine Word) favorite grandson.

Christine Word came up from Lynchburg Virginia to Delaware and went to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center to see Paul (162414) and Preston Tucker (125464).  One has been in twenty eight (28) years and the other thirty (30) years.

She had prayer with them to one day come home.  Please write them somebody help them.

I was riding by and saw the University of Delaware Bus loading people so I stopped to talk to the young people who where there. I told them that a lot of my family retired from the University of Delaware. I though it was and is a very good school. I told them that they were the ones who would be running the world in the coming future.  They replied back that they deal with all classes of people and that they do not see people as a color but as human beings. I said that sounds familiar.

These are the guys watching over the University of Delaware to keep things safe for the students.

This man from the University of Delaware capsized in his boat and I (Earl Woodlen) was there to help him come to shore. After speaking with him he told me where he was from and I told him that a lot of my relatives retired from the University of Delaware.  I am just glad to be able to help someone affiliated with the University of Delaware which helped my family when we came from Virginia to Delaware.

One of my family came to Delaware in the early 60's and got a job at University of Delaware.  He made $60 dollars for the week.  He whet back to Virginia and told the family and then we all came to Delaware to get a fresh start in life.

I want to thank the University of Delaware for helping the Waller family.

The lady in wheelchair on the right is Martha Farmer. I'm Earl Jr. and that's my baby there. 

This is the Boyd family from Virginia

 This is Leroy Boyd 
and his Daughter 

Below is the Boyd’s Family Reunion at Banning Park on July 24, 2016. 
They all came to Delaware from Virginia between 1955 through the 60’s, one by one until the whole family was here.Almost all of the family was able to acquire work at the University of Delaware.
With such large family, I heard that whenever there was a funeral they would have it at night because the family members would have to take off from work to attend.
 They came from Halifax and Pittsylvania County.

Betty, Ella L., Ella E., Barbara, and Nancy.  They all grew up together in the country.  They all came to Delaware and worked at the University Of Delaware.  Nancy is still working but all the rest have retired.

 

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