Rev Meddie Pauline <I>Manigault</I> Bannister

Rev Meddie Pauline Manigault Bannister

Death 27 Feb 1993 (aged 92)
Burial Opa-locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Plot H11
Memorial ID 187153458 · View Source
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Pastor Meddie Pauline Manigault Bannister was born in or near Orangeburg County in South Carolina in 1900 and eventually migrated to Miami, Florida, where she and husband Edward were one of the first to purchase land off NW 74th Street and 17th Avenue near Liberty City.

She received her Full Ministers License on Friday May 28, 1943, and in 1960 made history by becoming the first woman of color to lead a South Florida/Miami congregation of the Church of God of Prophecy (Liberty City) which was founded in 1886 in Cherokee County North Carolina and formerly organized in 1903 by Minister Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson. The church currently (2018) serves over 1.5 million members in over 10,000 churches and 135 nations around the world.

Pastor Bannister was also an entrepreneur who operated the neighborhood's candy house and recycled paper and cardboard long before those programs were adopted by municipalities around the United States. She has influenced others, myself included, to pursue entrepreneurship and is now included in the QCT Miami Black Heritage Tour.

She and Edward had 9 children.

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  • Created by: Juan "Jay" Whipple
  • Added: 6 Feb 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 187153458
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Meddie Pauline Manigault Bannister (23 Nov 1900–27 Feb 1993), Find a Grave Memorial no. 187153458, citing Dade Memorial Park, Opa-locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Juan "Jay" Whipple (contributor 46996213) .