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!
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.
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.
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.