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For her outstanding contributions as a music teacher, Mary is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Joseph P. Petro of Pembroke Pines, Florida.

There are persons who come into our lives and touch our souls.  In doing so they leave an indelible mark, which even with time, is not erased.  Sr. Mary John Lampkin was one of these teachers. She was my seventh grade teacher who not only led by her words, but also by her example.

As a group, all boys, the class was a real challenge.  Sister always expected the best from us and never lost faith in the class.  Always treating us with respect, she seemed to have answers to many of life’s questions.  When she left at the end of my seventh grade year, I was heart broken.

Today, sister is ninety years old.  We have kept in touch through the years.  Even today her spirit still lights up my life.  I am honored to pay her this tribute.