Published 10:04 am Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to Deon Freeman, June 13, Lynchburg; Racheal Folkner, June 13, Saxe; Effie Stovall Townsend, June 13, Rice; Bennie Davis, June 13, Keysville; Latoya Brogdon, June 14, Greenboro, North Carolina; Garland Clark, June 15, Keysville; Belinda Gee, June 16, Darlington Heights; Willie E. Tucker, June 16, Boston; James Jones, June 16, Drakes Branch; Nadya Pettus, June 17, Red Oak; Nasheim Pettus, June 17, Red Oak, Twins; Zayveon Boyd, June 17, Charlotte Court House; Mable S. Walton, June 18, Drakes Branch; Chantell Pulliam, June 18, Fort Mitchell. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays to come. Happy birthday!

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

Anniversary wishes to Calvin and Sharon Stovall, June 13, 20 years, two daughters, Drakes Branch and John and Judy Hedricks, June 17.

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

Thought for the week: No one is always busy. It just depends on what number you are on their priority list.


Live your life for God, and God will lead your life to a world full of love and true happiness. When you have someone special in your life, don’t ruin it by making stupid decisions.

It’s OK to cry if you are in pain. Remember, tears are prayers too. They travel to God when we can’t speak. Some people come in your life as blessings, others come in your life as lessons. If others are jealous, you are doing something right.

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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at vstars@