2018 Emperor & Empress

Leonard & LaTonya Williams

2018 Grand Duke & Grand Duchess

Marvin & Raquel Sutton

Leonard and LaTonya were born in New Orleans, Louisiana. They met in 1982 at Gregory Junior High School, where they became sweethearts and ultimately got married in 1996.

Leonard was an All-State high school quarterback at Francis T. Nicholls and was awarded full athletic scholarships to Jones Junior College and the University of Tennessee-Martin. He continued his football career at the professional level in Milan, Italy for several years until he retired from the sport. Currently Leonard is in management at Lowes Home Improvement and have been employed there for the past eleven years. When not working, you will probably find him with a camera in hand, as he has a passion photography and now his photography business has grown.

LaTonya graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, where she was very active in numerous sports, extra curricular activities and was awarded homecoming queen. She went on to study journalism at Southern University at New Orleans. For the past 10 years, she’s been a Sales Specialist at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH). When she isn’t working, she’s an active Core Member of Resilience Entity, Inc. – an organization designed to empower the lives of diverse women and girls in today’s society.

The Williams’ are proud of parents and grandparents. Their son, Leonard Williams Jr. (and his wife Ashley) has blessed them with their first grandson and a granddaughter on the way. Their family relocated to Dallas, Texas in 2005, as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Even though the devastation of the storm uprooted them from the city they loved dearly, they still feel blessed for the life they now have. This couple has been able to remain grounded by their Christian values and love of God. The Williams family strives to continue to spread compassion and unconditional love through their service to others. It gives them purpose and they wouldn’t have it any other way.