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About Us

The Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on November 6, 1976, at the Holiday Inn, by fourteen women with the vision of Sorors Maggie Ree Walker and Gloria Johnson Hebron to establish a chapter in the Vicksburg-Warren County area.  Then Southern Regional Director and future 19th National President Yvonne Kennedy installed them into the Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter.  Our mission is to continue to expand the sorority’s commitment of providing public service to our local community, addressing national issues, and supplying assistance toward international crises.


We continue to support service and civic organizations that are committed to promoting human welfare such as Mountain of Faith Women’s Restoration Shelter, American Cancer Society, and The Salvation Army. We are also life members of the Vicksburg Branch of the NAACP.


From humble beginnings and over forty valuable years, our membership has increased to more than 100 sorors. Ever mindful of the sorority’s mission, we continue to uphold our commitment to service and dedication to the community and citizens of Vicksburg-Warren County. 

* Deceased

Chapter Presidents 

Gloria Johnson Hebron  - 1976-1978

Jessica Hayes Williams  - 1978-1980

Audrey Simpson Knox  - 1980-1984

Bessie Barnes Otis - 1984-1988

Deborah Fairley Dent - 1988-1992

Jackie Pierce Beard* - 1992-1994

Mattye Sue Havard* - 1994-1996

JoElla Walls - 1996-1998

Ruby Burks - 1998-2002

Bobbie Bingham Morrow - 2002-2006

Nellie Foster Beard, CPA - 2006-2010

JoElla Walls - 2010-2012

Bobbie Bingham Morrow - 2012-2016

Loretta Brantley - 2016-2020

Elmira Ratliff - 2020-Present


Charter Members 

Rosa Hicks Parrott*

Ruby Nichols Regan

Annie Carol Straughter

Wilmer Reese Terrell

Maggie Ree Walker

Bettye Wiley-Sydney

Mattie Douglas Wilson

Delesselyn Watson Broome

Mary Catherine Brown*

Gloria Johnson Hebron

Johnnie Bernice Coleman Johnson*

Audrey Simpson Knox

Delores Spencer Newball*

Bessie Barnes Otis

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