Wed | Feb 26, 2020

A splendid 60th celebration for Mary

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:20 AM
The Gleaner's Mary Dick (second left) cuts her birthday cake with (from left) - husband Reverend Devon Dick, children, Duvaugn, Dr Deon Dick, Dane-Marie and grandchildren Catherine and Emma at her 'Street Party' themed 60th celebration at Sea Gardens in Montego Bay, recently.
Birthday girl, Mary Dick.
Mary Dick and husband Reverend Devon Dick in a loving embrace at her 60th birthday party recently.

At age six, she was like wine, just brewed and ready to be cast, at 16 she was aerated, at 60, Mary Dick, has mellowed and is among the finest wines distilled in Jamaica.

The 60-year-old birthday girl, who holds the position of assistant manager, HR Services at The Gleaner, wearing a signature red dress, was celebrated by her husband Reverend Devon Dick, her children and close friends in what was tagged ‘A Street Dance’ at the Sea Gardens Beach Resort in Montego Bay recently.

A lover of dancing, Dick is renowned for being the last person to leave a dancefloor, and so her husband selected the indomitable Dwight Richards and Friends to ensure the tradition lived on.

With rain threatening to ruin the big plans of an outside affair, the birthday celebration had to be moved indoors, but that did not stop the lustre that made the event a memorable one.

Dick was celebrating her birthday and her 33rd wedding anniversary at the same time, and had a lot to be grateful for.

Those who turned out to laud the “phenomenal woman” had much to say.

“Any lady that could be married for more than 30 years and maintain her charm and youthful looks must be a phenomenal woman. She is a good wife. She has embraced the Dick’s family as her own, because of her love for my brother,” remarked her brother-in-law Ainsworth Dick.

While her friend Clayton Hall, who she has served with on the Teacher’s Credit Union committee, sang her praises and Melva Armstrong her study partner during her Masters programme, described a woman who nothing fazes, as she takes things in stride.