Coming off the road from another family funeral. This time my first cousin, Glo Dean King Davis, now of Jonesbrough, Tenn., formerly of Covington, the wife of Ralph Davis, mother of Ra Londa and daughter of the late Kevin Reese King Sr. and of LaRue King Albritton of Jamestown. Keep the Davis and King family in your prayers. 

I traveled in my car with Uncle Willie Farrow and Aunt Gloria Sherrill Farrow of Covington and I was the driver up there. Wow! On the trip back, thank God for my cousin and Aunt Gloria’s son Roger Sherrill of Brownsville who was a big help.

Pastor O. Pearl Andrews of God’s Grace Chapel Church, Jamestown, ran the Sunday services for Pastor Kevin King Jr. of New Hope MB in Burlison. We were able to be there as we got in Saturday night we left right after the funeral. It came quite a snow Friday night early into Saturday a.m. right before the funeral’s start. By the time we got out of Knoxville, the roads were all clear. 

I saw cousin Debra Burton at the funeral. She looked well after a bout of knee troubles. Didn’t get a chance for a visit due to us having to leave right after. She’s formerly of Jamestown. 

On June 30, 2018, a tailgate picnic is scheduled in Centennial Park in Millington for all of George R. Ellis alumns. For more information, contact Jessie Cook. 

On our prayer list: In hospital (BMH-Tipton), Minister Pink Sherrill Jr. and Deacon Jessie Lawson. We visit both on Sunday after church. They’re doing well. Ruth Alston, Flossie Woods, Rudolph Boykins, Connie and Christian Brown, Mary Burton, Mary Ballard, Jessie Cook, Lela Mason, Clyde Cook, Theron Alston, James and Fannie Johnson, Amanda Gray, Doris Deberry, the Richardson family and Rhonda Heaston McLin. 

The Christmas Cantata will be Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark “The Saint” Church on Wilkinsville Road, Pastor Redwell. They will feature the adult choir and it will stream live on TV. The public is invited out for a lovely time in Christ at Christmas. 

Happy birthday to all of you this week. 

All for now. Remember, “When you can fully receive Christ in your heart, this Christmas and for always, you will have received the Greatest Gift!”

Until next time ... 

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