Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:46 am Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy birthday wishes to A’darius Ahmad Spencer, May 31, three years old, Drakes Branch, son of Tameka and Andrew Spencer, grandson of Virginia and Paul Hamlett Jr. of Saxe; Kimberly Foster, June. 2, Saxe; Jane Eagle, June. 2, Keysville; Betty Smith, June 3, Richmond; Diane Clark White, June 3, Mississippi; Marie Farrar, June 4, Chase City; Jerome Foster, June 4, Richmond; Henrietta Brooks Mosley, June 4, Red Oak; Micheal Foster, June 5, Northern Virginia; Cheryl Brodgon, June 5, Randolph; Beacher Hensley, June 5, Asheville North Carolina; Vernell Clark, June 5, Phenix; and Sadie Johnson, June 6, Red Oak. The gifts you receive today don’t compare to what you give to others every day. Happy birthday!

Get-well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you all are well soon. I’m sending you well wishes for your quick recovery and good health. You are in our prayers.

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one. Our prayers and good wishes go out to each home in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.


Time has a way of creeping up on you. Each and every day is precious, make the most out of every day. The world is revolving faster every day. You can’t change yesterday but you can make the most of today.

Something you wanted to do, do it. Someone you want to see, go visit them. Something you want to say, say it. For tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

If you love someone, tell them. If you are sorry for something you said or done, fix it while there is time. Make the change, see how when you go and change things to make them better you will
feel so much better about yourself.

Love and don’t hate. Don’t waste your time. Spend your time making your time matter.

News is due by 9 p.m. Friday. Any news received after this time will not be included in this column. News can be submitted by calling Virginia Freeman at (434) 568-0596.

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