They did nothing. A change has to be made

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Greetings from the Smith Chapel Wesley Community.

Black Lives Matter has been the subject for the past three weeks. I’m asking everyone to please do not stay home in November. Let’s get out and vote. A change has to be made and I know if we all get out and vote, a change will come.

I would like to share this information with the readers of the Wesley Smith Chapel Community: George Floyd called out for his mama, who died two years before he was handcuffed, face down, knee on his neck and they did nothing. He called the officer sir, but they did nothing. He begged for his life. He begged for water. He begged for mercy, they did nothing. His nose was bleeding.

His body was shaking. He lost control of his bladder, they did nothing.

He shouted, “I can’t breathe,” they did nothing.

He said it 12 times, “I can’t breathe,” they did nothing.

One last time he gasped “I can’t breathe,” but still they did nothing.

A firefighter asked that they check his pulse, they did nothing. He lost consciousness, they did nothing. The medical staff begged them to stop, they did nothing. The four officers watched while he was crying out for his mother — an adult man crying for the woman who gave him life.

How he feared to join his mother in death and still they did nothing. A black man, a gentle giant murdered because he was black and they still did nothing.

Rest in peace. Let justice be done. Please keep the world in prayer. Please vote!

Upcoming Services
  • St. John OFWB Church, 440 Jim Grady Road, invites you to worship on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. with the pastor. Elder Demaris Stevens.
  • New St. Delight United Holy Church, 693 Suttontown Road, invites you to join them live at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning. The pastor, Elder Travis Gardener, invites you.
  • Holy Temple UH Church of Calypso invites you to a drive-in outdoor worship service at 11 a.m. with Elder Scottie Rogers inviting you to come and fellowship.
  • Goshen Disciple Church of Faison, where the pastor is Elder Donald DeWitt, invites you to join its service on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m.
  • St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, invites you come and worship on the first Sunday morning in July at 11 a.m. with Elder Kenneth Freeman delivering the message. Please, we ask that you wear a mask, keep a distance of 6 feet, and wash your hands. Mark your calendar for the first Sunday in August at 11 a.m. when we will celebrate homecoming. No dinner will be served. We invite each of you to make your Homecoming Building Fund pledge of $25, $50 or $100. We are inviting all family and friends to come and join us for homecoming.
Happy Anniversary

June 11: Elder Woodrow and Evangeline Grandy, celebrating 37 years.

June 12: Dennis and Belinda Ward, celebrating 43 years; Larry and Teresa Baker, celebrating 32 years.

Happy Birthday

June 1: Elder Shirley Howard of Wilson; Elder Lonnie Manley of Raleigh.

June 3: Dr. Hattie Lofton of Smithfield.

June 6: Terri Threatt of Albany, New York.

June 7: Shirley Riddick, who was given a surprise birthday dinner.

June 9: Katrina Armwood of Chicago.

June 10: Charmaine Henderson Lassister.

June 11: Rosa Smith; Elder Demaris Stevens of Wilson.

June 12: Tim King of Durham; Linda Boykin; Johnny Underwood; Adiyah Caroline Davis of Goldsboro.

June 13: Genia Darden.

June 16: Vivian Simpson Monroe.

June 17: Vicky Wallace.

June 19: Tiara Bynum; Rekana Bowden.

June 21: LaToya Snoopy Stalling; Tiffany Moore; Shante Boseman.

June 23: Ann Cromartie Bumba; Deborah Truzy; Pamela Flanagan Henderson; Evangelist Karen Tyler; Carolyn Lewis; Elderess Helen Evans of Fayetteville; my nephew, Bryan Oates of Clinton.

June 26: Dr. Chandra Rowell Bass of Raleigh.

June 27: Tonya Haygood of Charlotte.

Prayers and Sympathy

Our prayers and sympathy are with the family of Darin Dancy, whose mother Ernestine Dancy Thompson died Wednesday, June 10, at the age of 68.

A homegoing celebration was set to be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 15 at the JB Rhodes Funeral Home in Goldsboro. Darin and Elderess Eugenia Dancy would like to thank each and everyone for their prayers, phone calls and whatever part you played in providing comfort. The Ezekial and Annie Ward Family Reunion sends much love and prayers to your family in this difficult time.

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