Chairman & Founder, Dr. George B. Jackson
2016 MLK-SAC Community Service Award Winners
Mayor Joe G. Bennett,
City of Thomasville
Mariel Gomez de le Torre, Thomasville City Schools
Chairman, George B. Jackson and President, Tommy Walker made the pilgrimage to Columbia, SC to take items for the flood victims. Our prayers are with all the families impacted and pray we have helped in some small way. A big thank you to all those that helped with clothing, items, etc. A big thank you to New Beginning, Bishop Sam & Annie Thompson, Clover, SC. We will be making another trip in the upcoming weeks... toiletries are needed, so please help us help our brethren!
David was born May 19, 1936 in High Point, NC to parents Joe and Lilly Gordon. He graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in 1955. He attended High Point College where he earned a BA is Psychology in 1959. When his father Joseph died in 1966 being an only child he took responsibilities of owner and operator of Gordon Furniture.
Since 1961 David has been happily married to the former Sarah Coher. They have two children Lance Gordon and Roxann Spandorfer. Roxann and husband Michael have two sons, Adam and Jacob. He has been a faithful member of Temple Emmanuel Congregation for many years.
Gordon's Furniture has served the community for over 55 years, providing generation of customers with quality furniture at discount prices. Gordon greets everyone with a warm smile and a friendly handshake because he believes in "random acts of kindness" and "teaching not what we say but what we do".
Tami E. Davis
Tami is the daughter of Joann Davis and James Holt. She is a 1976 graduate from Thomasville High School. After graduation she worked for Thomasville Furniture for 30 years before Plant D closed in 2006. Tami is the proud mother of two sons, Lamont and Brian. Tami has four grandchildren that she adores, Eboni'e, Ta'ron, Jay, and Kendall.
Tami enrolled at Davidson County Community College (DCCC) in the Criminal Justice Program concentrating in Paralegal Studies. She graduated from DCCC in 2008 with honors. Tami is one of 15 original founders of Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship (CFCF), Thomasville, NC; where she has served as an usher for 9 years and also serves as an armor bearer to the 1st Lady of CFCF.
Recognizing that many people in her community were suffering due to massive layoffs in the city Tami (who was herself unemployed at the time) brought the idea of a ministry to feed the hungry to her congregation. In March 2007 the Brown Bag Ministry was launched, serving and delivering 40 nutritious lunches every Friday throughout Thomasville. After 3 months that number increased to 80 lunches per week. Since its inception more than 15,000 lunches have been packed and delivered by Tami Davis and her dedicated staff of volunteers.
Tami is currently employed by AA Cleaning Services, Greensboro, NC.