Darlington native receives award
On Sunday, July 12, 2015, the 9th Masonic District under the leadership of District Deputy Kevin N. Brown attended church service at New Zion Baptist Church in Sardis, SC as a manifestation of honor in the memory of Brother Johnny “Son” James, Sr.
Brother James was a charter member of Morning Light Lodge #430 located in Florence, South Carolina.
Joining Morning Light Lodge were several other brothers from Riven Rock Lodge #60, as well as Sisters from Naomi Chapter #93, Order of the Eastern Star.
While the purpose of the visitation was to commemorate the memory of Brother Johnny “Son” James, the members present found it befitting to also award District Deputy Brother Kevin N. Brown, 32°, an accolade illustrating his dedication and hard work to the 9th Masonic District which consists of close to 900 brothers within 24 lodges located in Florence County, South Carolina.
“This isn’t about me,” says Brown, “This is about preserving our heritage and never forgetting about those who left us as gatekeepers of the wisdom they shared and illustrated through their lives and legacies.”
Brother Brown also states “I give all honor to God, who is the head of my life. I thank him for placing me in the midst of the Brothers of the 9th Masonic District and the Eastern Stars. I also thank my family and the great communities of Darlington and Florence which have been very receptive to the service of the 9th Masonic District.”
Brown asserts that the 9th Masonic District is just getting started, and Florence and surrounding areas will continue to see the efforts manifold exponentially.