In 2000, Mary Kelton-Smith heard the call from God to start Tennessee’s first affiliate chapter of Sisters Network, Incorporated, a national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization. By putting God first in her life and choosing Him as her Great Physician, her faith gave her strength during her spiritual walk and breast cancer journey. She empowered and inspired many.
For her commitment to serving others and eliminating the silence about breast cancer in African-American communities, Mary was recognized as the “TOP 40” people under 40 by the Tennessean, Outstanding Affiliate Chapter President by Sisters Network, Inc., by the Nashville Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc., as a “Local Hero” from BMW of Nashville, and by Lifetime Television. With each honor, Mary became more committed to using her gifts and notoriety to make a difference in the lives of others affected by breast cancer.
Mary faithfully served as Sisters Network Nashville’s (SNN) first president until 2012. On July 5, 2013 Mary passed from time into eternity and is now at eternal peace in the Lord’s arms.
Her dedication and legacy of spreading breast cancer awareness, hope and her labor of love is carried on through faithful and united sisters of the Sisters Network Inc.–Nashville Chapter.
Your contributions toward helping spread breast cancer awareness and supporting sister survivors are greatly appreciated.
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