Meet the future Mrs.

A great photo of Jameal

Jameal N. Addison was born on June 13  in sunny, Sumter, South Carolina to parents Buster and Carletha Addison (they are also the parents to Kardell & Jarod Addison 🙂 ). A proud native of the Palmetto State, Jameal attended elementary, middle and high school in the city and participated in many activities during her time there. In her youth, Jameal enjoyed participating in Girl Scouts -through which she earned the Silver Award, playing the cello, joining and leading line the high marching band’s school flag line and working in the community part-time as well. After graduating from Sumter High School, Jameal enrolled at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Throughout her four years in Winston-Salem, Jameal attended the South Fork Church of Christ and actively participated in activities with the College and Young Adult group. Additionally, while at Wake, Jameal became interested in and committed to working in the public service sector.  While at Wake Forest, she volunteered with Brewer Road Iglesia de Cristo as an elementary math and language arts tutor, worked as a Public Relations intern at a local non-profit and participated in many other community service and extracurricular activities. Additionally, Jameal excelled in the classroom, consistently earning the Dean’s List honors, serving as treasurer of the Mortar Board National academic honors society, being inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta honor society and being recognized as the 2008 Outstanding Sociology student by her professors in the department.

After graduating from Wake Forest University, Jameal enrolled at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA where she completed her Master’s degree. While at Harvard, Jameal served as an officer in the  student government, volunteered in various efforts in the community, and attended the Church of Christ in Roxbury, MA.

Currently, Jameal is employed as an Analyst at the Government Accountability Office where she works on behalf of the U.S. Congress to help federal agencies to improve performance, strategic planning and realize efficiencies. She is a member of the Beltway Church of Christ and has thoroughly enjoyed serving and ministering to others in a variety of capacities there. Her family at Beltway keeps her very busy, fulfilled and happy, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermo-dynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.

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Comments

  1. Diane T. says:

    You are an awesome young lady. You and Doug will be a great team for the Lord and all He has made. God Bless You both and your families.

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