From press reports
Mrs. Suretta Bernice McQueen- Nunn is a God fearing woman who has blazed her own trails. She is a pillar in her community, an unselfish humanitarian , who has given of her time, money, possessions and services for the betterment of, not only, her next door neighbor, but for those in need in her community at large and the state.
Mrs. Nunn was not entrusted with wealth in the monetary sense, but she has been able to find an excitement in giving that is unique and distant from every-other in her circle. One of her favorite quotes is: “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. The impact of her generosity can be felt nationally. The more she gave, the more freedom she experienced. It seems as if, God blessed her as he knew that she would to a blessing to others. Mrs. Nunn was honored as one of Mississippi’s Ageless Heroes for her service to her community and state. Her community clothes closet and community garden provided clothing and fresh vegetables to those in her community. These were just two of the reasons she was chosen for this service award. She has also served and volunteered in the following capacities:
• Sunday school teacher 56 years
• Usher 73 years
• Choir member 50 years
• District Missionary leader 10 years
• Missionary Society member 54 years
• Mother of the church
• NAACP life member and she was recognized the local, top fund raiser in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 2nd runner up 2002
• Louisville Public school District Parent of the Year Award 2010
• Good Neighbor Award 2011
• NAACP Volunteer of the Year Award 2008
• Winston County 28th Annual Freedom Fund Winner
• 1995 NAACP Dedicated Service Award
• 4H Club Leader 50 years
• Planted, cultivated, harvested, and shared her community garden 65 yrs. which included cooking and delivering meals to the sick and shut in , people in need, and offered to share with others as well.
• Winston County School District/ 1998 Teacher’s Choice Volunteer Award
• The Eastern Star’s Palace of Children’s Leadership Award 1975
• Most recently, she was interviewed by a TV news network for the contributions she has made to the NAACP and her efforts to ensure the civil rights of others in her community and state.