The Women's Ministry at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church welcomed the new first lady, Bridgett Nicole Turner, at an afternoon tea at the church on Saturday (April 20th).
The tea was attended by 300-plus ladies adorned in their finest. First lady Turner says she loves to dress-up. She requested the attendees wear hats, pearls and gloves.
The MBCC Fellowship Hall was decorated in spring colors. From the bow-covered chairs to draped-tables dressed with pearls, the setting was fit for a queen.
There were myriad presentations, including one from Turner's sorority (Delta Sigma Theta), singing, dancing and a very special gift – a gorgeous hat and matching purse.
The occasion coincided with Turner's birthday. After the birthday song, she was jokingly treated to a birthday cake bearing the pink and green colors of Alpha Kappa Alpha. The Men's Ministry joined the gathering as waiters and servers.
Turner recently moved to Memphis with her husband, the Rev. Jason Lawrence Turner, who delivered his first official sermon at Mississippi Boulevard on Easter Sunder, March 31. The first lady gave birth to their first child, Josiah, in January.
A graduate of Fisk University and the University of Tennessee, College of Law, she is a former assistant district attorney, having served in Nassau County, N.Y.