Running once more, there is always so much to do. With my busy schedule now and coming up, it’s pretty hectic to say the least. 

There’s been so much sickness around us lately and even a few deaths of very dear, dear family and friends. 

On Sunday, we lost another great lady, a pillar to her community, a devoted wife, mother and member of her church and, of course, a delight to all who met her. “Mama” Flossie Woods of Drummonds, and of St. Paul MB Church, is already missed. She was our “Christmas baby” born on Dec. 25, which she wore so elegantly. 

To her children, God has received another angel into his realm of glory. To the church of her heart, and the Pastor W.E. Gatlin who she adored, you’ve lost a devoted saint. And to all of us who knew and loved her, she was a true friend as well as a loving mother for us all!

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. 

George R. Ellis alumni are doing a tailgate-style picnic on June 30 at Centennial Park in Millington, behind YMCA. Bring your food and games with you, but remember, no beer in the park. For more information, contact Jessie Cook in Jamestown. 

Prayers also for the Franklin-Bell families (sister at Methodist Hospital), Christine and Connie Brown, Minister Pink Sherrill Jr., Terrance “T” Sherrill, Robin Sherrill, Therman Boddie, Ruth Alston, Theron Alston, Rudolph Boykins, Jessie Lawson, Clyde Chok, Lela Mason, Floyd White Sr., Doris Deberry, Amanda Gray and Rhonda Heaston McLin and family of Millington. 

Happy birthday to Arial Boddie on Jan. 5, Sherman and Therman Boddie on Jan. 9 and to all celebrating theirs this week. 

That’s all for now. Remember: “Being a friend means you’ll always have at least one.”

Until next time.

Echo Day is The Leader's managing editor. To contact her, call 901-476-7116 or email