Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community!
Congratulations to Dr. Willam Barber, who was recognized and given an award by Gov. Roy Cooper on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh. Rev. William Barber has been a civil rights activist for many years. Cooper presented the N.C. Award to Barber, the state’s highest honor for accomplishments in fine arts, literature, science and public service.
Here are some events coming up at local churches:
Elder Dorothy McDaniel, an associate minister at Gospel Light UH Church on Hillsboro Street in Mount Olive, and the founder of Miracles of Faith Church Ministry invites you to purchase the three books that she has written entitled “Supernatural Encounters” published in 2016, “Wake up the Sleeping Giants” published in 2014 and “Caregivers Heart, Hands and Health” published in 2019. The books are available through Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. McDaniel also has a prayer line on Mondays.
Franklin Davis and the Angels, Bridgett Barfield, Stephene Cox and Judy Dianne West had lunch on Friday at Western Sizzlin and yours truly was the guest. Happy 46th anniversary to Rachel Whitfield and her husband of Garner on Nov. 20. May God bless you to have many more happy years from your luncheon friends, Franklin Davis and the Angels. Since you couldn’t be there on Friday, Rachel, I took your place and had a great time. Happy special birthday to Lonnie Hawley of Cary on Nov. 22. Lonnie is the business manager of the Supreme Angels and former member of Willis Pittman and the Burden Lifting of Richmond, Virginia.
Happy special birthday to my special cousin, Oletha Ward, on Nov. 15 from your husband, Larry Ward, and your children along with the Ezekiel and Annie Ward family reunion; from Elder Dante and Dr. Schenita Randolph; Joshua and Kaelyn; and especially, yours truly. Happy birthday to Felicia Davis, Nov. 17 from your husband, Franklin Davis. Happy special birthday to each and everyone who celebrated their birthdays in November.
Happy eighth anniversary to Drs. Kengi and Chandra Bass of Cary, who celebrated Nov. 11, from your mother, Patricia Ward Bass, and father, Horace Bass, of Clinton; grandparents, Ezekial and Lillie N. Ward; your uncle and aunt, Reginald and Irnita Ward and family of Maryland; Lonnie and Cynthia Ward Manley of Raleigh; Elder Kenneth and Vesta Freeman; the St. Luke Church family; the Ezekial and Annie Ward family reunion; and grandmother, Christine Bass of Mount Olive.
Happy birthday to the following people: my handsome cousin, Samuel Lewis, on Nov. 20; Ruby Martin Simmons, Nov. 26; Steven Fletcher on Nov. 20 of Durham; Joy Jones, Nov. 20; Lauren Peterson of Clinton, Nov. 20; our bass guitar player Al Chance of Fayetteville, Nov. 20; Elder James Crawford, Nov. 25; Ava Cole Brewington of Goldsboro, Nov. 25; Craig (DC Redskin) Faison on Thursday; Deidra Morrisey on Friday; Bishop Devin Pickett, Nov. 25; Albert (Pookey) Williams, Nov. 20; and to the best secretary there is Keisha Monk on Saturday of JB Rhodes Funeral Home in Goldsboro. May God bless each of you to have many more. Happy birthday Luby and Ruby Martin on Nov. 26.
Happy special 73rd birthday to Sam Lewis, Nov. 20 from your daughter, Stacy Lewis, Tracy Lewis and your grandchildren along with the Ezekial and Annie Ward family reunion.