Welcome to the Green, Ledbetter, Taylor Family Reunion website!
Our formal reunions began in 1987 to celebrate the lineage of Mrs. Annie Green Ledbetter Taylor (known as Mama Taylor). Mama Taylor had five children - Doretha, Jerome, Demetrice, Marjorie and Alveretta. We proudly celebrate this rich, God-centered legacy by formally gathering as a family at least every other year.
This year we, the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of JC and Alveretta Sourie (Mama Taylor's youngest daughter and son-in-love
) look forward to hosting you July 20-23, 2023 in Tulsa, Oklahoma commemorating the 36th year of GLT family reunions!!
Planning, Re-Planning and Planning again
- As many of you know, we completed all plans for the 2020 reunion. The pandemic then required us to cancel 2020, 2021 and 2022 based on your feedback and survey responses. Per our communications last year, as soon as venues began booking for July we started planning for 2023. Little did we realize we would need to change multiple vendors and venues as the committee worked hard to ensure the reunion remained fun and affordable for families.
We host in Oklahoma every ten (10) years as the GLT elders decided decades ago to always return back home at regular intervals. So, our committee has been involved in hosting (4) GLT reunions. As we say in Oklahoma, "it's not our first rodeo." Yet, nothing quite prepares you for pandemic/near-endemic planning of an event like ours. All of this also transpired during peak inflation with tremendous market uncertainty, labor shortages and supply chain disruption, but with God's help, we have finalized our third update to the reunion plans and we can't wait for you to enjoy it.
Our 2023 Theme and Scripture -
THE GLT CONTINUES ...
Cherishing our Legacy
Psalm 145:4 MSG
"Generation after generation stands in awe of your work; each one tells stories of your mighty acts." Psalm 145:4 MSG
In addition to our weekend theme you will note on our Weekend Schedule
page that each day's sub-theme celebrates the unique gifts of GLT.
- We have chosen Tulsa, Oklahoma as our host city. Alveretta and JC's youngest child, Cecil lives in Tulsa, which is 40 minutes from the GLT family's original home base in Muskogee. We chose Tulsa because Cecil is there but also because of the city's rich history, particularly for Blacks - it is the home of the 1900s Black Wall Street where Black businesses and families created a thriving self-sufficient community. We also chose Tulsa as there are many great activities for all ages.
- Ranging from a fish fry while the kids enjoy the O'Brien Park Splash Pad, to cultural and educational activities including an exclusive tour of Greenwood Rising,
the new Black history museum
ranked #7 on USA Today's 2022 Best New Attractions, to The Gathering Place, a 100 acre riverfront park recognized by Time Magazine as one of the World's Greatest Places that was also ranked #1 in USA Today's 2019 Best New Attractions. Plus, there will be lots of fun and reconnecting throughout the weekend. We will end our 2023 gathering in Muskogee worshipping at the newly-renovated family home church, Dean's Chapel Baptist Church.
It is exciting to see so many of you making plans to participate. We look forward to reuniting with you as we gather to celebrate our rich heritage.
The Lineage of JC & Alveretta Sourie and the 20
/23 GLT Reunion Planning Committee