Native daughter in elite company

A Blackstone native has been named one of Southwest Florida’s 25 Most Influential Black American Achievers.

Barbara Rhodes Melvin, 47, is a 1988 graduate of Nottoway High School and the youngest daughter of Joe & Grace Rhodes of Irvin Street.

Barbara and 24 other honorees have been identified and confirmed by their peers as being “top achievers, influencers, and community builders who perform their duties with integrity and honesty and make a substantial impact in Southwest Florida. These exceptional achievers have a proven track record in their respective fields while also dedicating their time, talent and treasure to philanthropic endeavors to enrich the community.”


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