Betty D. and Jerry W. Frick of Lexington recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 3, 1968, at Lexington’s Red Bank Baptist Church, where they remain members.
They have one son, Jerry (Vickie) Frick Jr., and two grandchildren, Jerry Frick III, 17, and Elizabeth Frick, 15, all of Orangeburg.
“We were married by Raymond B. Day, our beloved preacher at Red Bank Baptist Church for over 30 years,” Betty writes. “Although he has since passed, we honor him yearly by placing flowers in church for our anniversary.”
Both semi-retired, Jerry and Betty both volunteer at Red Bank Baptist and White Rock Baptist, where Day’s son is pastor. They also work part-time at South Lexington Baptist Church, a sister church of Red Bank.
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“We give God all the praise for our 50 years together,” Betty says. “We are truly blessed to have each other.”
In their own words
Q: How did you meet?
A: Jerry was looking through Lexington High School’s annual and saw my picture; he thought I was beautiful! He called me up for a date and he says as soon as I opened the living room door, he was smitten! This was in 1964.
Q: What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Betty: I’m pretty sure it was realizing my dream had come true and marrying the love of my life.
Jerry: Putting wedding ring on Betty.
Q: What do you wish you’d known your first year of marriage?
A: Everything! But we appreciate learning everything that has sustained us thus far.
Q: Tell us about a favorite moment in your marriage.
A: We visited Hawaii when Betty’s brother was stationed there with the Navy and were able to stay in the captain’s quarters and enjoy a private beach all our own.