Avon Shardey Stoutamire, age thirteen, is the adopted daughter of the late Daphine Stoutamire. She has three sisters, Lovely, Angie and Mary. Avon is the proud aunt of two nephews, Joel and Cam Cam.
She is presently an eighth grade student at Johnakin Middle School, Marion, SC, where she is a member of the Beta Club. She is a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Marion, SC. When she was adopted and started attending Mt. Pisgah, the members took her in as if they had always known her. They mean so much to her and are very supportive. Avon sings on the choir, a member of the junior ushers, serves as secretary of the Sunday School, and president of the junior missionary.
Avon states that her mother taught her right away the Golden Rule, "Treat others the way you want to be treated". She loves to help others whenever possible. She could not imagine what life would be like or where she would be if she hadn't been adopted. She is grateful for all that has occurred in her life.