Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:31 am Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy birthday wishes to Corliyah Stovall, Feb. 15, Drakes Branch; Nan Lambert, Feb. 15, Saxe; Annie Pearl Dailey, Feb. 16, Saxe; Jessica Moorefield, Feb. 16, Randolph; Jacob Moore, Feb. 16, Randolph; Estelle Haskins Cowans, Feb. 17, Md.; Anthony Friend, Feb. 17, Drakes Branch; Sarah Linsey Prophet, Feb. 17, Drakes Branch; India Spencer, Feb. 18, Charlotte Court House; Deloris Friend, Feb. 18, Drakes Branch; John Foster, Feb. 19, Farmville; Alexis Davis, Feb. 21, Randolph.

Be happy. Today is the day you were brought into the world to be a blessing and inspiration to the people around you.

May you be given more birthdays to fulfill all of your dreams. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Andrew and Tameka Spencer, Feb. 15, Drakes Branch, six years. They have two sons and a daughter. May God bless you with many more happy years together. Happy anniversary.

Get-well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers for a quick recovery.

I hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day, even though it’s on a weekday, you can still celebrate this weekend. Show the one you love that they are a very special part in your life.

Thought for the week: One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else, closer to them than any family member. Perhaps, this person carries within them an angel. One sent to you for some higher purpose to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. The reason for their presence will become clear in due time.


Relationships are like crystals, you don’t realize how much you love it until it breaks. Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting and of all relationships. Be honest. That is what’s going to maintain relationships.

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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. Her email address is