Greetings and love from the Wesley Smith Chapel community.
Several events are coming up at local churches.
Hearts and prayers
Our prayers and sympathy are with the family of Nancy Reid, who recently lost her sister in Philadelphia. Please keep Reid, who is the professor of Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly School of Religion in Goldsboro, in your prayers.
Our hearts, prayers and sympathy are with the family of Wayne County Commissioner John M. Bell, who had served the residents of Wayne County District 3 since December 2001. A homegoing celebration was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Goldsboro Raleigh Assembly, 211 Hooks River Road in Goldsboro with Apostle Stephanie Hart officiating. Viewing was held on Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Maxwell Center, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro. He is survived by his precious wife, Annie Lou King Bell of the home, and his daughter, Renita Bell Cole.
Happy anniversary to Pastor Donald and Lady Dewitt.
Happy anniversary to Eugene and Stella Wolfe who celebrated March 10.
Congratulations to Joy Pate who was chosen as Teacher of the Week at North Duplin Elementary School and appeared on WITN Channel 7 News on Wednesday morning. Pate is a graduate of North Duplin High School and is now a teacher at North Duplin. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work and your dedication.
Congratulations and happy retirement to Gloria Lynette Ezzell who has retired from the Duplin County Board of Education. Enjoy your retirement and your life of traveling.
Happy 92nd birthday to Elderess Velma McKinley on March 6. More birthday wishes are extended to: Joshua Ammons on March 3; Bobbi Mae Ammons on March 9; Amos Ward and Kenny Freeman on March 17; Isiah Graham on March 18; Theresa Ward Jackson on March 20; Dennis Ward on March 27; Sherman Rudolph Ward on March 29; and Teresa Baker on March 14 from Elder Kenneth Freeman and Mother Vesta Freeman and the St. Luke Church family.
May God bless you to have many more!
Happy 23rd anniversary to Greg and Katholeen Galloway, who celebrated Jan. 31, from your St. Luke Church family and Elder Kenneth Freeman and Mother Vesta Freeman. We love you very much and appreciate you giving 100% to the church. You are so much appreciated and loved. Personally, I thank you for assisting me and driving me. Real friends are not easy friends but I must say I have some real friends.
Thank you Dianne West, Katholeen, Vondra McClain, Carolyn Allen, Karen George, my nurse Mary Ward, Carolyn Ward, Dorothy Inez Ward, Gwen Walls Oates, Grace Cooper, my brothers Ronald and Dennis Ward and to others who have been a part of the village. I just can’t name them all, but these regular people are always there.
Thought for the week: Never take your friendship for granted. Cherish every moment of the time that you spend together. Have a blessed, safe and happy weekend. Love to each of you.
I would also like to extend a special thank you to all who attended Family and Friends Day at St. Luke Church. I extend another special thank you to my cousins, Kenneth and Jerily Lee, who were without their tractor. I love you, Kenneth. Please come again. It was a pleasure to see you.