Women’s Elite Club
The Women’s Elite Club, Inc., of Plaquemine presented seven debutantes during their 45th Debutante Cotillion held on June 17, at the White Castle Community Center. The theme of the event was “Garden of Elites.” The event was co-chaired by Connie Ben Hamilton and Nadine Carlin. The current president of the organization, which has been in existence for 68 years, is Sandra Jordan.
Kurisen Kerriaune De’Shae Thomas, daughter of Minister Michael and Josie Thomas, of Addis, reigned as queen of the cotillion. Honored as maids were first maid Ariel Achantay Mellion, daughter of Michael Mellion and Tory Carter, of White Castle; second maid Angel Treshon Elzy, daughter of Terry and Angela Elzy, of White Castle; third maid Shannon Leigh Wooding, daughter of Shirley and Shelia Wooding, of New Orleans; debutantes Jewel Shabrie Watley, daughter of Kevin and Renee Watley of White Castle; Elana Kathryn Ricard, daughter of Jermaine Smith and Kimberly Ricard and granddaughter of Alfred Ricard, Jr., of Plaquemine; Warneisha Michelle Mellion, daughter of Warren Mellion and Wendy James, of Plaquemine.
Serving as escorts were Stavious Thomas, son of Minister Michael and Josie Thomas; Michael Wendell Delone, son of Chante Delone; Daniel Edwards, son of Daniel Jones and Lisa Edwards; Edmond Collins, son of Alethia Collins; Charles Joseph Harris, son of Charles Harris and Sharon Villia; Eric Carlin, Jr., son of Eric Carlin, Sr. and Diane; Jacoby Martin, son of Elliot and Joyce Martin.
(Pictured Above) Princesses were: Meghann G. Williams, Carlace Alayna Thomas, Leigha Emani Russ, Marissa Kamyra Plant, and Laila Simone Hampton.
Presented by the Women’s Elite Club are from left to right : Jewel Watley, Shannon Wooding, Warneshia Mellion, Queen Kurisen Thomas, Elana Ricard, Angel Elzy and Ariel Mellion.