Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Birthday wishes to John Gee, Jr., Dec. 7, Farmville; Daisy Williams, Dec. 9, Drakes Branch; Christina Friend, Dec. 9, Keysville; Darnell Jackson, Dec. 9, Nathlie; the Rev. Tyrone Brown, Dec. 10, Saxe; Douglas Wilmouth, Dec. 10, Drakes Branch; twins Brian and Ryan Craighead, Dec. 10, Saxe; Aliyah Marable, Dec. 10, Drakes Branch; Mary Foster, Dec. 10, Randolph; Lamont Hart, Dec. 11, Oxford, N.C.; Sally Kohut, Dec. 13, Keysville. God promises to fulfill the number of our days. Happy Birthday, enjoy the gift of this day.

Get well wishes to all the sick and shut in. I hope you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers. Don’t worry, we are here to stand alongside you as you work to recapture your good health.

Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Linsey, Dec. 7, South Boston, 56 years. Happy Anniversary, may your marriage be blessed with love, joy and companionship for all the years of your lives. God bless you both.

Thought for the week: You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter.

Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your moments away.


Angels shine from within because the light of God lights their spirits. Angels are messengers, but sometimes we misunderstand their language.

If angels rarely appear, it’s because we all too often mistake the medium for the message. Angels sail back to God on the sea of joy. If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place.
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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at