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In Church Women United, a Valiant Woman is a woman who has given service to CWU, her own church, and her community for an extended periods of time. She does not have to always be a leader, but can be someone who leads in a quiet way through her example. We have found individuals who live the Gospel message in her every day life. Church Women United Recognition of Valiant Women at ALL levels, local, state, regional, and national is encouraged!
Meet the women in CWU in Virginia who have been honored with a Valiant Woman Award:
CHARLENE VAUGHAN BUFORD was recognized
by National Church Women United as a Valiant Woman; on November 4, 2016
at the World Community Day Celebration, at Gillfield Baptist
Church. Charlene Buford is a grateful daughter to Esther B. Sykes, who was raised in and became a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, VA where she is the Moderator of Presbyterian Women. Charlene is the proud mother of three daughters; Cooky (Joselyn Harrison), Candy (Rev. Dr. Carolyn Buford) and Pat (Verelyn Buford-Williams), and a prouder grandmother to three grandsons, JaCari and DeQuincy Harrison and Malik Buford-Williams.
Charlene is a graduate of Peabody High School in Petersburg, Virginia. She is the Secretary for the Peabody High School National Alumni Association, President of the local Unit of Church Women United Petersburg/Tri-Cities and Regional Coordinator for the Eastern/Central Area CWU area in Virginia.
Charlene retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Registered Nurse after more than 35 years of service at Central State Hospital. She is a member of "All that Hats" Red Hatters, Petersburg Chapter.
"Declare today that you won't stress over things that are out of your
control. People will be people, jobs will be jobs, but one thing
is for sure, God will be God. Let Him handle it". Psalms 46:10