Past Grands

Oziel Grand Chapter - Past Grand Worthy Matrons and

Past Grand Worthy Patrons


Sister Audrey M. Hopkins
Brother Clifton J. Hardy
Years Served: 2016 - 2018
Theme: Defining Loyalty and Integrity...Let Your Work and Your Walk Speak for You...You Never Know Whose Watching.
Scripture: What Shall We Then Say to These Things? If God Before Us, Who can be Against Us? Romans 8:31
Motto: "Committed to Serve, Willing to Work, Passionate About the Undertaking"


Sister Amelita B. McDowell
Brother Andrew Burroughs
Years Served: 2014-2016
Theme: Preserving the Past to Embrace the Future
Scripture: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13
Motto: "Presence Means Purpose" and "Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much"


Sister Janice E. Justice
Brother Cecil Allen Jr.
Years Served: 2012-2014
Theme: Fervently Celebrating 100 Years of Sisters and Brothers committed to Charity, Truth and Loving Kindness
Scripture:Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God
1 John 4:7
Motto:“Spread Joy, Light and Love” and “If It’s God’s Will”


Sister Daphne P. Roberts
Brother W. Spencer Person Jr.
Years Served: 2010-2012
Theme: Serving with Gladness
Scripture: For we walk by Faith, not by Sight. 2 Cor. 5"7
Motto: Always Act Faithfully


Sister Gwendolyn D. Jenkins
Brother Lawrence C. Hopkins
Years Served: 2008-2010
Theme: Returning to Our Roots, to Ensure Our Future
Scripture: "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." Pslam 133:1
Motto: F.R.O.G. Fully, Rely On God



Sister Virginia E. Staton *
Brother Arnold Williams
Years Served: 2006-2008

Theme: Connecting Together In Unity While Loving One Another
Scripture: "Love Bears All Things, Believes All Things, Hopes All Things, and Endures All Things." 1 Corinthians 13:7
Motto: “Putting Our Faith In Action,” 


Sister Patricia P. Poulson *
Brother Solomon C. Jones
Years Served: 2004-2006

Theme:Stars Create Joy, Peace, Progress and Prosperity
Scripture: “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they that mount up on wings as eagles shall run and not be weary; they that walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Motto: “I believe I can Fly” 


Sister Mary A. Hill
Brother Otis Appling
Years Served: 2002-2004

Theme: Disciplined, Dedicated, Devoted Sisters and Brothers Anchored and Poised for Positive Action 
Scripture: "An Now Abideth Faith, Hope and Love but the greatest of these is Love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
Motto: And now, Abideth faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love”. 


Sister Orphenia Fitzpatrick
Brother Isiah Cherry
Years Served: 2000-2002

Scripture: If God be for us - Who can be against us." Romans 8:31 
Motto:Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You. Their Scripture 


Sister Carolyn Hayes-Simmons
Brother Charles F. Williams
Years Served: 1998-2000

Theme: Caring and Sharing Above self – Serve through Volunteerism 
Scripture: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.  PROVERBS 3:5 
Motto: THE POWER OF “U” 


Sister Mark K. Nightingale
Brother J. Ronald Hyman Sr. 
Years Served: 1996-1998

Theme:  Random Acts of Kindness.
Scripture:  "Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you". 
Motto: Strength in Unity”


Sister Margaret C. Bruner
Brother Ronald P. Jackson *
Years Served: 1994-1996

Theme: "Forward into the 21st Century on the "OZIEL EXPRESS" on the Wheels of Courage, Confidence, Commitment, Cooperation, Communication and Charity while Loving One Another." 
Scripture:  Psalms 27:1-14; 
Motto: To God Be The Glory! 


Sister Helen M. Jones *
Brother Thomas P. Caldwell *
Years Served: 1992-1994

Theme: Be Ye All of One Mind and love One Another 
Scripture:  1st. Corinthians, 13th Chapter, Verses 1-13 


Sister Bernice E. Crawford *
Brother M. Rufus Mozee  *
Years Served: 1990-1992
Motto: "Faith and Action." 


Sister Mary Taylor *
Brother John M. Bettis
Years Served: 1990-1992

Theme: "Think Positive! Act Charitable! 
Scripture: For his anger endureth but a momentin his 
favour is lifeweeping may endure for a nightbut joy cometh in the morning. 
Psalm 30: 5 
Motto: "Back to Basics." 


Past Grand Worthy Matrons/Patron with no picture

  • 1909-1313 [Electa] Mary M. Daniels* No. 2 and  J.L. Merritt* No. 2
  • 1909-1913 [Crystal] Rebecca Bush* No. 3
  • 1913-1915 [Oziel] W.J. Douglas* No. 1
  • 1915-1917 Rev. J.P. Love* No. 48
  • 1917-1919 Armenia Bean* No. 6 and Rev. J.P. Love* No. 48
  • 1919-1920 [South] Armenia Bean* No. 6
  • 1919-1920 [South] Sara Meyers Smith* No. 6
  • 1919-1921 [North] Hallie Polk* No. 7 and Richard Height*
  • 1921-1923 [Oziel] Martha Epps* No. 10
  • 1923-1926 Lennie Hudson* and Pearl H. Walden* No. 2
  • 1925-1938 Pearl H. Walden* No. 2
  • 1938-1941 Rose Castor* 
  • 1941-1943 A.B. Broady* No. 2
  • 1949-1950 Samuel A. Llewellyn** No. 4

* Deceased 
** Died in Office