by Lynn Jones-Turpin – Freddie and Almaria “Peacock’ Williams recently celebrated their 50th Golden anniversary inside the Potters House Kingdom Plaza. The intimate gathering of family and friends was complete with golden themed decorations and cupcakes. Almaria is a 1969 Stanton High School graduate and husband Freddie is a native of Bainbridge, GA.
“When I first saw her with her parents pull up to the dormitory in their 1965 fury and she had on green and yellow, I fell in love,” said Freddie. Although her budding husband quickly asked her out for a date, he immediately gave her a nick name and thus the name “Peacock” was born.
The still blushing bride reminisced on how they met on that Bethune Cookman-College campus decades ago.
“He said I’m naming you peacock, which to him is the prettiest bird in the world,” said Almaria.
After graduating, the couple married August 30, 1972. Freddie graduated with a degree in marketing and retired from Brown and Williams Tobacco Company, while the former Miss McClain graduated with a degree in Business Education and Administration and worked at a brokerage firm and taught for 20 years in the Broward County Public schools as a special needs instructor.
The couple are the parents of one son and in their spare time enjoy travelling and bird watching!
Their key to a 50 year marriage is honesty and communication.
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