Hammonds wins Senior Ms. Lumbee crown

By: Staff report

PEMBROKE — Wanda Hammonds took home the title of 2018 Senior Ms. Lumbee at the pageant held Monday.

“I am proud and honored to be representing the Lumbee Nation, the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi,” Hammonds said.

Hammonds, a resident of Lumberton, is married to the Rev. Jimmy Hammonds. They have four children, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Her talent was vocals. She performed the song “More Than Anything.”

“Mrs. Wanda is very well spoken, genuine, kind-hearted and will take her duties as an ambassador to heart,” said Kristie Revels-Hunt, Senior Ms. Lumbee pageant director.

The other contestants were Dale Hunt, Sharee Strickland, Marilyn Bullard and Vanessa Jacobs.

The 2018 Lumbee Ambassadors will be announced in the July 15 edition of The Robesonian.

Wanda Hammonds, a Lumberton resident, was crowned the 2018 Senior Ms. Lumbee on Monday. Hammonds is shown wearing her American Indian regalia during the pageant at Robeson Community College.
https://www.mypembrokenc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_DSC_2199_ne2018759376716.jpgWanda Hammonds, a Lumberton resident, was crowned the 2018 Senior Ms. Lumbee on Monday. Hammonds is shown wearing her American Indian regalia during the pageant at Robeson Community College.

Staff report