Greetings and Happy Fourth of July from the Wesley Smith Chapel Community!
I would like to send a hearty, blessed “happy birthday” out to my daughter, Schenita Arlene Davis Randolph, who celebrated Sunday. Dante celebrated his wife on a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they attended the Essence Festival July 1-6.
As many of you know, my daughter celebrates her birthday the entire month of July along with her son, Joshua Alexander, who will turn 14 on Thursday. Wow! No more baby. Joshua, my first grandson, is a teenager now.
Yours truly spent four days in Mebane with the kids. They demanded that I do no laundry, no cleaning, no cooking, no NOTHING and I did just that. Thank you and everyone for your prayers. I’m still healing and taking therapy to recover from my back surgery. It is a long process. I love each of you and appreciate the true prayer warriors. I’m so thankful for my pastor and assistant pastor, Elderess Velma McKinley, and my church family, for Apostle Lester Coward, Pastor Gertie Stevens, Minister Carl Faison and Pastor Janice Williams, Pastor Clifton Jones, Elderess Dorothy McDaniel, Elder Ernest and Evangelist Sadie Watson and so many more.
Happy special birthday to my beautiful sister for life, Evangelist Temika Michelle Newkirk Powell, who celebrated June 28. May God bless you to have many more. We love you, from your husband Elder Terrell Powell, from Holly Grove Clinton, from your mother and father, Elder Carolyn and Elder John Newkirk of Rose Hill, and your entire family.
Happy special birthday to Evangelist Brenda Taylor of Arapahoe, who will celebrate July 31, from yours truly Glenda and Carolyn Allen.
In memory of my mother, my brothers and my granddaddy, I would like to say a happy birthday to our Mama Ethel Weeks Ward on July 17; my brother, Arnold Ward, on July 17; Vancie Ward Jr., better known as Pete, on July 23; Carlton Ward, better known as Butch, on July 10; and Granddaddy Pervis Weeks on July 18, from your daughters, Niecy Weeks and Earlene Moore, and your grandchildren, Glenda, Dennis and Ronald. We love you.
You are gone but never forgotten.
Happy birthday to Betty Lou Hill on July 23 from your sister, Carolyn Allen.
I also want to wish a happy special birthday to my awesome, amazing, beautiful sister-in-law, Dorothy Inez Ward, on July 27 from your husband, Ronald Ward.
We at the St. Luke Church family would like to say congratulations to our pastor, Elder Kenneth and Mother Vesta, along with their daughter, Rosebud, on the birth of their baby boy, Cardell Saint Freeman, born on June 16 at 1:21 p.m. at Novant Health Medical Center in Matthews. We love you all from assistant pastor Elder Velma McKinley and the St. Luke church family.
Happy anniversary to Kerry and Charlene Frazier of Calypso on June 28, from your sister, Patricia Jones.
Happy special birthday to my son’s nephew, Darrell Barksdale, of Raleigh, on June 28, from your mother, your son, Cameron Barksdale, and your entire family. We love you.
And I also want to wish a happy special birthday to Charmaine Lassister, who celebrated June 10; Pamela Flanangan, who celebrated June 23; and Kyndria Granny Boyette and Kendrick on June 28. May God bless each of you to have many, many more.
Happy birthday to Jamal Jones, who celebrated July 5, from your wife, Joann Todd Jones, and your beautiful children. May God bless you to have many more.