Krewe of Agape announces royalty

Published 12:07 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Krewe of Agape Carnival Organization announced this year’s King and Queen. This year’s theme is “Agape Salutes Michael Jackson.”

Vernon Bailey Jr.

Vernon Bailey Jr.

Captain Agape XV is Chester McDowell of Garyville.

Chester is married to the former Alona Baloney of Garyville and they have two children, Connor and Cole. Chester is employed as a Registered Nurse.

King Agape XV is Vernon Bailey Jr. of LaPlace. Vernon is married to the former Shelita White. They have two children, Nia and Trey. Vernon is a detective with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Queen Agape XV is Michelle Piearson of LaPlace. Michelle is the mother of one daughter, Courtney.

Michelle is employed as a sergeant for the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Debutantes include:

Alexjandra Sarai Williams is the daughter of Ron and Anna Lumar Williams of LaPlace.

Michelle Piearson

Michelle Piearson

Ayana Dionne Henry is the daughter of Kim and Penny Henry of LaPlace.

Lorynn Joy Valdez is the daughter of Robert and Leah Valdez of Gramercy.

Kimberly Joelle Leonard is the daughter of Monica Pierre and Hilton Leonard of LaPlace.

Kayla Amari Johnson is the daughter of Norward and Keeva Johnson of LaPlace.

Whitney Dominique Joseph is the daughter of Whitney and Tammy Joseph of LaPlace.

Le’Mon Rans Smith is the daughter of Tequilla Smith and Ronnie Kelly of LaPlace.

This year’s ball takes place at Landmark Best Western Hotel in Metairie on Jan 2.

Tickets are available for purchase.