Locals Salute Father’s Day with tributes

   Thousands of dads in the Monroe community were showered with praises Sunday as they joined the rest of America in saluting Father’s Day.

Phones were busy, social media was flooded and words of praise were given from grateful sons, daughters,wives and grandchildren wishing them a great day and showering them with praise.
GSU football great, Broderick Fobbs had words of praise for his father Lee Fobbs. Broderick said he has being trying to imitate his father for 42 years.

Rev. Chandler Hawkins celebrated his anniversary and Father’s Day at the same time. His wife told the world,
Well,well, I celebrate 28 years of marriage with my best good friend, ride or die, babies FATHER, grandbabies G-Daddy, Pastor of St. Matthew Baptist Church, somebody’s mentor, MAN OF GOD, the best part of me, My husand.Love forever and always.

Tonya Adair decided thought of all that her father was to her and said, “
I count it a real blessing to be able to honor this man! Happy Fathers’ Day Weekend to the greatest dad ever! My dad, Superintendent Emeritus Billy Caldwell is such a caring ,wise father. He still likes spending time with his children and continues to impart wisdom in us.”

Roger Thompson received a great surprise from his wife Shari Thompson, she bought him a new fishing boat, but she says it probably means that she will see him less now, but she loves him for being a great husband and father.

Theallonda Rolland praised her twin sons Marvin and Marlon who are now dads themselves.
Across the city praises for fathers rolled in dispelling the myth that good Black fathers do not exist while on a boat fishing with his sons or watching sports and Western movies with his girls, the time spent with him is always calm and reflective.