It was a very long weekend for our family and friends.
On Friday and Saturday, the 7th and 8th, family and friends gathered to say final goodbyes to our beloved sister, cousin, friend, and loving devoted wife of 39 years to Rev. Maurice Dickerson of Memphis, Vivian
Stewart Dickerson. She was the oldest daughter of the late Alexander and Imogene Stewart of Jamestown.
Vivian was a member of Mt. Nebo M.B. Church of Memphis, and Pastor James H. Joyner officiated. After a lovely service,
the kitchen staff from Mt. Nebo displayed hospitality along with a lovely repast. The family wishes to thank everyone including R.S. Lewis and Sons, the West Clinic Staff and everyone for the calls and prayers.
On Saturday, the children of Rev. Kevin King Jr. of Covington treated him to a surprise 60th birthday celebration at the Frazier Center. Yes, he was very surprised and daughter Tamara and son Shantee' outdid themselves in a big way.
Rev. King is pastor at New Hope M.B Church (Hawkins Community), in Burlison. Long time friend, Rev. Darryl Wynn, pastor of Covington’s Mt. Zion M.B. Church, was host. Special guests were Elder and Mrs. Ed Reed, pastor and first lady of Covington Church of God in Christ; his mother, LaRue King Albriton; aunts Florence Trent, Mildred Sherrill and Gloria Sherrill; uncle Rev. Pink Sherrill Jr.; and a host of family and friends. Speeches were made, gifts presented and a lovely dinner was enjoyed by all. Rev. King’s brother from Pensacola, Fla., Sgt. Ret. Michael King, and his family were also on hand to share in the fun, along with Rev. Andrews. Special photographers, Mr. and Mrs. David Smith of Memphis were on hand; along with camera man Percy Armstrong. The disc jockey was Doc Richardson Jr. from Drummonds.
Sunday March 9, after morning worship, Michael Prince King Jr. was christened by his uncle, Rev. Kevin King Jr. at New Hope M.B. Church. Parents are Sgt. Ret. Michael King Sr. and wife Allison of Pensacola, Fla. LaRue King Albriton is the proud grandmother. A host of supportive family and friends were on hand for this happy occasion. Dinner was enjoyed afterwards, in the home of Michael Prince's grandmother, LaRue King Albriton.
J.C.H.O's annual "It Takes Ten" event will be held on March 22, from 4-8 p.m. at 804 Bert Johnston St. All tickets are $10. This year’s theme is "Southern Style" featuring a southern styled menu. All ten tables will furnish the entertainment. The public is invited. For more information, contact president Rev. Pearl Andrews or program coordinators, Given Cooke and Pam Cobbs Springfield.
We are praying for Doris King, Ruth Alston, Katarine Harber, Flossie Woods, Eva Heaston, Eugene Baxter, Birdie and Clark Jones, Jessie Lawson, Carlotta Jones, Willie Reed Jr. and family, Connie Brown, Gertie and Charles Coleman, Katerine Richardson, Charlene Sneed, Beaulah Wakefield, Rev. Darryl Rozzell, Joseph Heaston Sr. and family and Jeremiah and Cindy Burton.
Happy Birthday this week to Cameron Burton, Verna Adams on the 8th; Faye Wherry on the 9th; William Booner and Jared Gray on the 10th; Rhonda Harber, Spencer Ferchee and Darryl Wakefield Sr. on the 11th. Happy Birthday y’all.
St. Paul's missionary class is the first Saturday of the month at noon with Pastor W.E Gather teaching. The public is always welcome.
Our prayers are with the family of Gertrude Ewell Matthews, member of St. Paul, who passed away March 1. Her service was held on Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m. at the church, with Pastor W.E Gatlin officiating. Jefferson Mortuary of Millington was in charge. Let us keep Gavester Matthews and her family in our prayers.
This is all for now, remember, "Whatever you throw out, make sure there's no more use left in it!"