Sonya Richards White-SSG
Sonya is the oldest of her mother’s three children. She was born in Reading, PA and has been in Charleston, SC all of her life or since the age of 2. Sonya joined the Army National Guard at the age of 29. I thought I was not going to be able to compete. It has been 20 years and now I am embracing retirement.
During that time, I gave birth to Sierra Denise White; I only have the one child. She also had to make sacrifices for the choice I made to serve this state and country. I started out as a Medic and ended as a Logistician. I have participated in two deployments, three storms and the G8 Summit. If I had to do it all over again, I would not change a thing.
Now that my weekends are free and my vacation is not in uniform somewhere training in the heat, I just enjoy life. I engage in spending time with my daughter, worshiping at Greater Union Baptist Church, socializing and crocheting blankets for little bundles of joy.
My dream is to work with fellow Veterans that need a helping hand with maneuvering through this thing called life. I was blessed with that job as a Community Resource and Resiliency Coordinator at VECTR. I really enjoy what I do. Once my work is done, I pray that the Lord will put me where he sees fit.
Governor H. Henderson Jr.
Governor served 2 years in the United States Navy before his military career was cut short due to injury. Governor is happily married to his wife of 21 years and they have a 15 year old son. Governor and his family worship in a non-denominational setting to embrace the opportunities of diversity.
Governor and his wife spent the past 18 years in the Metropolitan Atlanta area but relocated to Michigan in 2017, and are continuing the quest to engage with diverse cultures while exposing their son to the same.
My hobbies include running, working out and swimming, when not spending quality time with the family. My current occupation is Director of Security for a major corporation in Michigan. Safety and security have been my passion for the past 24 years. After being medically discharged from the Navy, I wanted to continue in a career path which would give me an opportunity to serve and protect. During my public service career, I was afforded the opportunity to serve with the Georgia Department of Corrections, as a Correctional Officer, and elite Tactical Squad Member. I then went on to become a certified police officer, where I had the opportunity to serve the citizens of Macon, GA. While always looking for growth, I moved to the Metropolitan Atlanta Area, and served for the Henry County Police Department as a Narcotics Detective and for the Atlanta Police Department as a Burglary Specialist, General Investigator, and Sex Crimes Investigator. My valuable experience positioned me to serve in the capacity of an investigator for the District Attorney of Fulton County (GA) in the Crimes Against Women and Children's Unit before relocating. It was through the discipline and courage instilled in me by my military service, which allowed me to serve others for 24 years with pride and dignity.
Kenneth Miller moved to Warner Robins, GA after serving 22 years in the US Army. Kenneth is a Christian and an active member of his church and served as a deacon, choir member and member of both the transportation and security department(s). During his spare time, Kenneth is found gardening and expressing his undying love of classic cars.
In 1988, right out of high school, Kenneth joined the Army. During his training as a Ranger in a Black Ops unit, he had the opportunity to deploy with a Transportation Unit in Ft. Benning, GA. In 2008, he transferred to Ft. Carson, Colorado where he became the NCOIC of Operations and Headquarters Battalion Master Driver (167FSC). Months later in Afghanistan during his 5th deployment, Kenneth sustained several combat-related injuries eventually causing his medical retirement in 2012. If you asked him today, like most veterans,
"I was cut short by my injuries... but I'd do it all over again just a little different."
Kenneth recently relocated to Canton, GA, where his daughter competes on the Junior Olympic gymnastics team in Roswell, GA.
1SGT Kenneth Miller is the recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star (4th award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (3rd award), Army Service Medal (3rd award), among many others. He contributes his success and support to his unwavering family and friends.
Pastor Beverly Flowers, M.Div
Branch of Service:
United States Air Force
Rank & years of service:
Technical Sergeant (TSgt), Active Duty 12 years & 8 years Reserve (20 years combined total served). Seventeen of these years were served as a Substance Abuse Counselor. She retired from the Military at Robins AFB, 1994.
Spouse & children:
Rev. Joe Flowers, Jr., Army Captain, Veteran. They share together a combined total of 6 daughters.
United Methodist Church. She received her Master of Divinity Degree from Gammon Theological Seminary, Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), located in Atlanta, GA. After graduating, Pastor Flowers served as an Ordained Elder within her denomination. She also served briefly as a Chaplain at the Dublin Veterans Medical Administration Center (GA.) Pastor Flowers retired from Asbury UMC, Savannah, GA., June 2012, after having completed 24 years of ministerial service, serving many churches within the United Methodist denomination.
Currently, Pastor Flowers teaches Ecumenical (Community), Noon Day Bible Study, Senior’s Ministry at Kelley Chapel UMC, in Decatur, GA. She also continues to preach once a month in Macon, GA at Joycliff UMC and other churches when invited.
Reading, walking, learning to line dance and Tai Chi.
Current employment job title:
Entrepreneur, call center agent from home.
Pastor Flowers is honored to serve GOD and country.
James Willard Keener Jr. (Jimmy)
Jimmy served in the US Army for three years (1977-1980) and received the rank of Specialist 4. Jimmy is married to his lovely wife Leslie and they have 4 children: daughter (Terri), son (Christopher), step-daughter (Melissa), step-son (Jonathan). Jimmy also has 7 grandchildren: 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. Jimmy is a Christian who loves hunting, motorcycling, woodworking and cooking. Jimmy is a Disabled Army Veteran with a non-service connected disability who received a SEGAMI Healthcare Grant in July 2017.