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Ada A Minor-Pair

Ada A Minor-Pair, Mother, business woman, author, historian, race relations pioneer, born in Selma, (Dallas County, Minter, Shepherdville,  to Earl (Sally McMillian) Minor, proud former Down the Bay resident, alumni, Emerson School, 1951 graduate, Central High School, Mobile,  received Secty. Science Degree, Spaulding Business College; studied, Selma Univ.; received, Certificate of Religious Studies, Southern Bapt. Sunday School Board, Nashville, TN. Became the first African-Amer. secty. the Baptist Fellowship Center. A 30 year coordinator of the Bapt. Women’s World Day of Prayer. In 1984, made it possible for New Liberty Park Bapt. to be the first black church elected into the Mobile Bapt. Assoc. with her late husband, Rev. Herbert Pair, Jr., Pastor. Established Pair’s Secretarial Service in 1961, later known as Pair’s Printing and Graphics, former board member, Africatown Direct Descendants of the Clotilda Committee, NAACP, Bi-Racial Committee, City of Mobile, coordinator, Women’s Workshop, Old Landmark Mission. Bapt. Women’s Conv., former member, Sage Avenue Bapt. Church, co-owner, Victorian Teal Art Gallery, member, Mt. Zion Bapt. Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, son, Herbert E. “Mannie” Pair III; daughter-in-law, Debra Zoe Houston; granddaughter, Sophia Houston; brother, Earl H. Minor; sister, Georgia M. Minor, Selma, AL; 7 sisters-in-law, 6 brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins of the Minor\McCrea, Pair, Bell, Draine, Blackmon, Henson, Coleman, Beaton, Gohagen, McMillian, Coates, Families. Visitation: Fri. July 16, 1-5 pm., Christian Benevolent Funeral Home, 201 N. Hamilton St., Homegoing Service, Sat., July 17, 10:30 am, Greater Mt. Olive #2 Bapt., 251 N. Lafayette, Live Stream:Mt. Zion Facebook, Lieu of Flowers\Donations: Mt. Zion Baptist Building Fund, 1012 Adams St., Mobile, 36603 OR RESIDENCE: 565 Surrey St. Mobile 36617. Special Memorial Art & Collectible Open House (Show & Sale), Sun. July 18, 1-5 p.m., Victorian Teal Art Gallery, 357 Congress St. (downtown, DeTonti Square Historic District), (251) 232-9022.