In the Delicados Rose, Garden, beautiful, pretty and pink, special roses have been blooming, spread the rose petals and spreading fragrance for 50 progressive years.  The rose petals have a fragrance of kindness and love that is surrounded by a Delicado rose with the greatest gift reflecting God's love.  I am delighted to serve as your National President, while we celebrate the 50th Conclave of Delicados, Inc.  While pacing our steps, we reflect our fantastic "Golden Memories: Spotlight on Delicados".  Congratulations to the sisters who have been chosen as 2012 "Rose Buds' in ou golden birthday year.


Delicados, Incorporated remains firm in our effort to reflect and resolve while impacting communities under the theme "Golden Memories: Spotlight on Delicados."  Well done sisters for addressing issues that impact our lives and future generations.  We are pacing our steps daily, as we continue to reflect, support and execute our programs.  All chapters are doing a wonderful job with our National Projects, Programs and other Activities, which is evident throught this beautiful publication.  Your illustrious contributions and accomplishments in the areas of Health, Education, the Arts, and Cultural Awareness are dynamic.  Continue to exhibit the great work that you have done by sharing it with other chapters.  I am confident that your life will be enriched as you positively influence the lives of others.




Annette Brown-Boyce


Annette Brown-Boyce is the only daughter of the late Bessie and William Crocker Senior, born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. She completed the Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.  She continued her education and received her B.S and MA degrees from Hampton Institute (now known as Hampton University, located in Hampton, Virginia.)  In order to be aware of the latest trends in education, Mrs. Brown-Boyce took courses at Old Dominion University, graduated and received a degree in Administration.

Mrs. Brown was married to the late Dr. Thomas Brown Sr. And to that union was one son, Thomas Brown Jr.  Mrs. Brown married the late William Harvey Boyce in 1998.

She is a member of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where Rev. Granger Flythe serves as pastor.  She is a life member of the Virginia Women’s Missionary Society of the A.M.E. Church, NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the National President of Delicado, Inc.

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