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Tessie Hand Fuqua

corporation executive

Tessie Hand Fuqua, American corporation executive. Recipient Achievement award, State of Alabama, 1968.

Background

Fuqua, Tessie Hand was born on July 25, 1938 in Oakland, California, United States. Daughter of Clyde Vincent and Johnsey Juanita (Lee) Hand.

Education

Student, Public Schools, California. Student, Public Schools, Alabama.

Career

Executive secretary Fort McClennan, Anniston, Alabama, 1973—1976. Co-owner, co-operator Holland Tire & Service, 1976—1979. Sales associate Harris-McKay Real Estate, 1978—1981.

Department head Hudson's Department Store, 1979—1981. Senior clerk material control department Federal Maritime Commission Corporation, since 1981.

Religion

Every person was created for a purpose, and God has a plan and will for every individual.

Views

Marriage is a microcosm of our relationship with Jesus Christ. God meant for a marriage to help to understand, to some degree, God’s vast and intricate love for people.

Membership

Chairman North Talladega Cancer Crusade, Alabama, 1962. Prayer chairman Women's Missionary Union, Talladega, 1964, circuit pres, 1965—1967. President Talladega Federated Garden Clubs, 1965, Talladega County History Society, Alabama, 1973—1974, secretary, 1964—1973.

Past member Alabama Real Estate Commission. Member of Alabama History Association, Pilot Club (Talladega) (secretary 1960-1962).

Connections

Married Clyde Olan Watts, July 20, 1958 (divorced April 1973). Children: Tessie Lauretta, Clyde Olan II, Kelly Elizabeth, Scarlett Juanita, Rachael Abigail. Married James Kenneth Fuqua, August 31, 1984.

father:
Clyde Vincent Hand

mother:
Johnsey Juanita (Lee) Hand

spouses:
Clyde Olan Watts

James Kenneth Fuqua

children:
Tessie Lauretta Fuqua

Clyde Olan II Fuqua

Kelly Elizabeth Fuqua

Scarlett Juanita Fuqua

Rachael Abigail Fuqua

Politics

Baptist churches should celebrate the racial, cultural and theological diversity witnessed within its membership.