We’ve got our beautiful bundles of joy! Princess Denise, five and a half pounds, 19 and a half inches long and Princeton Marcese, five and a half pounds, 19 inches, came bouncing into our hearts on Aug. 9, he at 10:49 p.m. and she at 10:51 p.m. at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.

Proud parents are Darren and Princess Daniela Stone. Proud grandparents are Darren Stone Sr. and Carolyn Stone of Memphis and yours truly and the late Elder Willie L. Tate Sr.

Proud great-grandparents are Pastor Parly Stone, Pastor of Gethsimane M.B. Church in Memphis and her husband, Mr. Euley Stone (*Pastor, Parly Stone). Princess was able to go home on Saturday, however, her brother, Princeton is having a minor problem tolerating his milk; he should be home now, he was due to be out on Tuesday.

They both are just as cute as little buttons! Congratulations to the proud families!

On Aug. 26 at 10 a.m., there will be a women’s conference sponsored by Pastor Bryant of Paradise M.B. Church of Covington. Hosting this event will be God’s Grace Gospel of Jamestown and Pastor O. Pearl Andrews. Theme “Phenomenal Women” breakfast will be served at onset with lunch immediately following.

Guest speaker is Deaconess JaCinta Jones of the G.G.G.C. and Millington. 

Men are also welcome, this event, which in on Saturday, will be opened to the public.

Our prayers are with Robin Sherrill Ruth Alson, Beverly Sherrill, McGee, Floyd White Sr., Mary Burton, Judy Sherfield, Therman Boddie, Rudolph Boykins Terrance “T” Sherrill, JaCinta Jones and John Jones Sr., Pink Sherrill Jr., Amanda Gray, Mama Lyte, Amos of Glady Miller Sr. and family, Doris King, Gigi Baker, Mary Ballard, Johnny Thompson and Melody Burton.

Happy birthday on the 18th to my baby brother, David Allen Burton.

A special thank you for being one of my top weekly readers, Rhonda Gail Heaston McLin, now of Milwaukee, Wisc., thank you for being an avid reader of this girl’s column every week. Cousin Rhonda, you and your family are always in my heart and in my prayers!

This is all for this time, also in my prayers are my dear friends in Drummonds, Flossie Woods, Beulah Wakefield and “Papa” Jessie Lawson.

Remember, “The best time to do a good deed is every day!”

Until next time.

Lisa DeLancey is a staff writer for The Leader, focusing on education. She is a 2016 graduate of The University of Memphis.