Greetings and blessings to you and your family from the Wesley Smith Chapel community.
The following events are coming up at local churches:
Happy special birthday to the following people: Torrio Warren and Evan Reid on Feb. 1; Bernestine Ezzell West, Anjanette Ramsey, Annie Oates and Joshua Graham on Feb. 2; Vivian Suggs Atkinson of Wilson, Ronald McDuffie, my beautiful cousin Rainah Simmons Davis of Goldsboro, Theresa Durham and Sharon Jones on Feb. 3; Isaiah Morrisey on Feb. 6; Elder Thomas Raynor, Elderess Janice King and Billy Martin on Feb. 7; my stepdaughter, Shalanda Bell of Detroit, Michigan on Feb. 8; and Minister Carl Faison of Faison on Feb. 10. May God bless each of you to have many more.
Happy birthday to mother Lila B. Ward on Feb. 18; Elder Jean Ward on Feb. 20; Jacob Graham on Feb. 24; Samyia Bess on Feb. 26; and Caroletha Langley on Feb. 28. We at the St. Luke Church family remember Deacon Kirk (KC) Smith who would have celebrated his birthday on Feb. 15.
Thought for the week
Our heart, prayers and sympathy are with the Family of Xzavier Pearsall — a humble young man gone too soon, leaving his baby girl, his mama and daddy and grandparents. Please keep the family in your prayers and most of all keep your opinions to yourself. You were not there so for God’s sake do not assume. It is hard enough that the family is going through a devastating time. Just pray and while praying, play for me as well.
Not everyone is given the chance to grow old, so appreciate and thank God for every single day of your life. Have a great, blessed and safe week. Remember to check on your loved ones. Tell someone you love them and greet them all with lots of love.