News Flash

Sunrise City News

Posted on: October 21, 2020

City of Fort Pierce Seeks Community Input on N. 29th Street Renaming

The City of Fort Pierce seeks community input on the renaming of North 29th Street after long-time resident and Fort Pierce native, Fannie Lewis-Darden.

Fannie Lewis-Darden of 101 years old, has lived off North 29th for over 50 years.  The renaming of the street would be dedicated to Darden’s honor which extends from Orange Avenue to Avenue Q along North 29th. City staff would like to hear the thoughts and ideas of our community regarding the renaming, virtually, through an online survey. 

The survey will be available from October 21st through November 6th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Renaming29th 

About Fannie Darden:

Fannie Lewis-Darden was born in Fort Pierce, Florida, on December 24, 1919, to father Alfelton Lewis and mother Fallie Lewis. She is one of six children and attended school at Lincoln Park Academy. During her time in Fort Pierce, she met her lifelong partner, Mac Darden, and bore nine children. She has been a life-member of Saint Paul A.M.E Church and spent her career working as a homemaker for the Willis family on Delaware Avenue. 

Fannie is kind and warm; the type of woman who never met a stranger and treated everyone like an old friend. She is giving and compassionate, frequently opening her home to those in need. She holds the most remarkable propensity for forgiveness and leads with love always. What’s more, she has a great sense of humor! 

As a centenarian, she has lived through a host of historical moments from the Great Depression, several wars, the Civil Rights movement, the introduction of color television, the election of the first Black president, and a world-altering pandemic. Today, she spends her days gardening, reading her daily newspaper, and spending time with friends and family on 29th street, where she has lived for more than 50 years. She has always invested in her mental and physical health; hence, she takes pride in remaining relatively independent. 

She is the matriarch of a host of thriving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Her offspring have gone on to lead successful lives, some of their accomplishments include a son that recently completed his 26-year tenure as Command Sergeant Major with the US military, a son in the American Culinary Federation Hall of Fame, a grandchild who works as the Human Resources Coordinator for Fort Piece’s City Hall, a grandchild who competed in the Miss America pageant, two-grandchildren completing doctoral degrees, and a host of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren working in health care, architecture, education, real estate, and the police force. pageant, two-grandchildren completing doctoral degrees, and a host of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren working in health care, architecture, education, real estate, and the police force.


For more information, please visit: www.cityoffortpierce.com or call 772-467-3031.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Sunrise City News

City Manager's Report for December 2020

Posted on: December 3, 2020
Tropical Eta_Update 4_COFP

Tropical Depression Eta Advisory 4

Posted on: November 8, 2020
TS_Eta_COFP Advisroy 3

Tropical Depression Eta Advisory 3

Posted on: November 7, 2020
Tropical Update Eta_track_image

Tropical Depression Eta Advisory 2

Posted on: November 6, 2020

Tropical Depression Eta Advisory 1

Posted on: November 5, 2020

City Manager's Report November 2020

Posted on: October 29, 2020
crime rate_FPPD police cars

CRIME DOWN BY 26.7 PERCENT

Posted on: October 9, 2020

October 2020 City Manager's Report

Posted on: September 30, 2020
Pages from City Managers Report Sept2020

City Manager's Report September 2020

Posted on: September 9, 2020
Fort Pierce Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month

Posted on: September 9, 2020
FreeCovidTestingSlide

COVID-19 Update #24

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Back-To-School-Flyer

COVID-19 Update #23

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory 5

Posted on: August 2, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory 4

Posted on: August 1, 2020

Hurricane Isaias Advisory 3

Posted on: August 1, 2020

Hurricane Isaias Advisory 2

Posted on: July 31, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory 1

Posted on: July 30, 2020
Corona-Update Slider

COVID-19 Update #22

Posted on: July 30, 2020
City of Fort Pierce Job Fair Job Seeker Flyer

5th Annual City of Fort Pierce Job Fair

Posted on: January 6, 2020