The nine Everett siblings are preacher's kids. We were raised in the church. Dad became a Pastor of his own church, King Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in West Oakland in the 1960's. Dad moved to Albany New York and handpicked the late Reverend Memphis Jenkins, of the famous Jenkins’ BBQ on 7th Street in West Oakland, to become the new pastor of his beloved King Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
I never felt closer to my dad than the night I had to spend my birthday writing his obituary for his home going celebration the next day. As I looked through hundreds of photos and family histories it was as if I was discovering a man that I had not known.
His remaining siblings knew him when he was a child and they had stories I had never heard before. His church family filled in more of the picture with their own stories of the man who had been their Pastor for 35 years. My siblings shared stories and finally it was left to me to tell the world about my dad. It was just me and my dad late into the night and it turned out that it was the best birthday present of all. R.I.P Daddy.
Before we decided to get matching t-shits or tops we wore dreadful nylon black uniforms bought from uniform stores.
The Way We Were: Before we were "Super Q"
Virginia Everett Wessinger, the oldest of the nine Everett siblings, gave the family business Everett and Jones Barbeque its first logo 'Super Q." Virginia tells the story that popular culture was fixated on the first Superman movie which had been released in December of 1978, and everything was super this or super that, so she thought why not “Super BBQ.” She dropped the BBQ and settled for “Super Q” and the rest is history.
Check out the slideshow below of Everett and Jones Barbeque t-shirt fashions over the years