Bobby and Ernestine Lipkins Celebrate Their 50th
Sojourner’s Truth Staff
On August 23, 1969, Bobby
and Ernestine Lipkins exchanged wedding vows at Shiloh
Baptist Church. On August 24, the Lipkins renewed those vows
at the same church – Shiloh Baptist – with their three
children, and virtually all of their 11 grandchildren and 14
great grandchildren, in attendance.
After the church ceremony,
the once-again newlyweds and their hundred-plus guests
headed over to Club 300 to dine, dance and partake of a
wedding cake that was a replica of the original one they
enjoyed in 1969.
Bobby and Ernestine are
both Toledo natives who grew up in the same neighborhood,
one street apart. They both attended Waite High School,
several years apart. Bobby retired from Detroit Edison after
32 years; Ernestine from the former Sheraton Hotel on Secor.
Terrance, Kenny and Bobbie
Jo are the couple’s three children.