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Postal worker part of history
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Brunell Ocana, who has local ties, is the first African-American woman letter carrier in Jesup. - photo by Photo provided.
For the past 19 years, Brunell Ocana walked the streets of New York delivering the mail as a U. S. Postal Service letter carrier. Today, she proudly walks the streets of Jesup as the first African-American woman letter carrier within the city.
Ocana, who joined the postal service in 1987, returned to her Holmestown community in Liberty County to care for her father. She began to work for the postal service in Jesup around April 2006.
“I still miss New York, but not the cold weather. I gave up walking in the snow for driving in the heat all day, it's a bit of culture shock that took some adjustments, but I love my job and dealing with the public,” Ocana said.
Before leaving New York, she was honored for her dedicated and loyal service by the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees of New York and local 813.
“I’m happy to be home, proud to make history, but even prouder to be an employee of the United Sates Postal Service,” Ocana said.
“We are very pleased to have her, she is a great employee,” Betty Murray Postmaster of Jesup Post Office said.
Ocana is the daughter of Queen Helen Scott and the late Norman Scott of Midway.
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