Biloxi Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain does about 150 weddings a year. Saturday in his courtroom he performed one that he finds to be very special. He joined Kiwana Harrison and Gregory Davis, both of who are blind. Their eyes may be blind, but their love is as clear.
"I became blind in 1995, I have an eye disorder," bride Kiwana said.
"Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony," Judge Albert Fountain said.
"I started losing my sight, Christmas of 1998. There was a poison in my system that elevated my blood pressure that destroyed the nerves in the back of my eye," groom Gregory said.
"Do you Gregory Davis take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife?" Fountain asked Gregory.
"I do," Gregory replied.
"Do you Kiwana Harrison take this man to b+e your lawfully wedded husband?," Fountain asked Kiwana.
"I do," responded Kiwana.
"Gregory, if you'll take the ring and place it on her finger, repeat after me please. I, Gregory Davis, take the Kiwana Harrison to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse. Till death do us part," Judge Fountain said and Gregory repeated.
"Kiwana, go ahead and take the ring and place it on his finger, repeat after me please. I kiwana Harrison, take the Gregory Davis to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better of for worse. Till death do us part," Judge Fountain said and Kiwana repeated.
"That when God has joined together let no man pull us under, by the power vested in my by a judicial official of the state of Mississippi and the county of Harrison I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride. (Kiss & smiles)," Judge Fountain said.
"I'm very happy, I mean, you know. With God's blessing, as long as we just keep him in our life, we're going to have a wonderful life," Kiwana said.
The Davis's will be traveling to the Caribbean for their honeymoon. The couple met at the Louisiana Center for the Blind. They say it's the best school for any blind person who wants to live independently.