Judge Deborah Gambrell honored at Black History Month Banquet

By Jeff Daley jdaley@wdam.com

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Judge Deborah Gambrell was honored Sunday evening at the Jesse L.Brown Lodge Black History Month Banquet.

The banquet is in it's 12th year and is the lodge's keynote event of the year. Proceeds from the banquet go to support the many programs the lodge supports in the community throughout the year

Gambrell was recognized for her more than 30 years in the legal profession as a lawyer and justice court judge. and also for her many civic and religious affiliations. She most recently was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour to be the 10th District Chancery Judge.

"I'm really humble and appreciative that the lodge has selected me to follow a long line of people that have accomplished so much more than I have, said Gambrell. "I'm just honored and grateful and I hope I live up to everything they expect of me in my new position"

Keynote speaker for the banquet was United States Federal District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi The Honorary Carlton W. Reeves.

Copyright 2011 WDAM. All rights reserved.