Shabreka Lenora Farrey, daughter of Gracie Lunsford
Farrey of Albany, GA and the late Acie J. Farrey, Jr. and
Seward Sawba Jartu, son of Mr. Albert Jartu and Mr.
and Mrs. Emmanuel Freeman of TN, wed on June 9,
The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Lunsford, Sr. of Albany, GA and the late Mr.
and Mrs. Acie Farrey Sr. of Akron, OH.
The groom’s grandparents are Mrs. Rachael Askie
Cooper of Boston, MA, and the late Mr. Frank George
The ceremony was performed at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church, Albany, GA with the Rev.
Dr. Daniel Simmons officiating. The flowers and candles
were offered in loving memory of Shabreka’s father by
Music was provided by vocalist Mr. Gabriel Powell.
Miss Farrey was escorted and presented in marriage by
her brother; Mr. Acie Farrey, Jr. the bride wore a white
satin halter A-line gown with beaded lace appliqués, and
a chapel length train. The gown’s fitted bodice gradually
flared from the waist and the hem was bordered by lace
cut-outs. The bride’s ensemble was completed with a
floor length veil with scalloped beaded edges. Accentuating
the bride’s wedding attire were beautiful diamond
earrings, a wedding gift from the groom.
Dr. Kajuana Pearldelia Farrey of Albany, GA, sister of
the bride, served as maid of honor. Mrs. Kayla Willis
Mitchell of Hampton, VA, friend of the bride served as
matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Michella Farrey,
cousin of the bride, Akron, OH, Miss Jonna Brenae
Lunsford, cousin of the bride, Fitzgerald, GA, Attorney
Onyema Anene, friend of the bride, Atlanta, GA, Miss
Bethany Jean Lampley, cousin of the bride, Albany, GA.
Mrs. Dedea Zaza, cousin of the groom, Boston, MA
and Mrs. Mardeea Clark Jartu, sister-in-law of the
groom, Atlanta, GA, Miss Meshay Farrey, cousin of the
bride, Akron, OH and Mrs. Serenity Johnson, friend of
the bride, Albany, GA served as flower girls.
The groom’s best man were Mr. Sewell Jartu, of Atlanta,
GA, twin brother of the groom, and Mr. Corey
Cross, friend of the groom, Albany, GA.
Groomsmen were Mr. Alex Covin, cousin of the bride,
Mr. Ryan Davis, friend of the groom, Mr. Jeremy
Dumas, friend of the groom, all of Albany, GA. Mr.
Jonathan Harp, friend of the groom, Mr. Oscar
Merideth, cousin of the bride, Atlanta, GA and Mr.
Alex Stonecipher, friend of the groom, Perry, GA.
Serving as hostesses were Miss Camile Colson, Miss
Tatnai Whitehead, and Miss Frenise Venisee, all of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, all of Atlanta, GA,
friends of the bride Matyka Holton and Diandra Randle
of Atlanta, GA, and cousin of the bride, Miss Nia
Moyer of Atlanta, GA.
Mrs. Michele Lunsford Newton and Mrs. Kimberly
Merideth Taylor served as wedding coordinators. Others
assisting in the wedding were Ms. Doretha Farrey, Ms.
Sharon Farrey and Mr. Robert Farrey, all of Akron,
The reception was held at the Hilton Garden Inn’s
ballroom in Albany, GA. The bride and groom honeymooned
in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The couple will reside
on Atlanta, GA.