Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #76

Couple: Juanita Wilkinson and Ray Charles "Sugar Ray" Leonard

Date of Wedding:  January 19, 1980

Place: First Baptist Church (Highland Park, MD)

Officiant: Rev. James B. McCord

Fun facts:

The couple met as teenagers in Prince Edwards Coounty, MD.

The couple's anniversary is also the bride's birthday.

Their first date was via telephone when the bride was 14 and the groom was 15.

The couple almost called off their wedding ceremony because they had a fight hte day before the wedding.  They changed their minds and took their vows in front of 800 guests.

The couple's son served as the ring bearer.

The couple divorced in 1990.

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