Published 9:53 am Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to Milow Lacks, Oct. 17, Drakes Branch; Megan Parker, Oct. 18, Baltimore, Maryland., granddaughter of Virginia Lee, Drakes Branch; William Andrews, Oct. 18, Phenix; Alfreda Davis, Oct. 18, Charlotte Court House; Tremaine Pugh, Oct. 18, Charlotte Court House; Britney Foster, Oct. 18, South Boston; Rosetta Griffin, Oct. 18, Randolph; James White, Oct. 18, North Carolina; James White, Jr., Oct. 19, North Carolina; Jessica Tharpe, Oct. 21, Saxe; Kelvin Helmick, Oct. 22; Bylinda Dailey, Oct. 22, Saxe; Stella Stearnes, Oct. 23, Drakes Branch. 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 for a quick recovery.

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. Sympathy to the families of Ruby Allen, the families of Russell Jerome Foster and the families of Allen Lumpkin. You all have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: We should be thankful for every day that God gives us.


Our hearts weeps for our loved ones gone on. We miss them every day. Our love for them shall forever be in our hearts. We think about the good times we shared with them, they loved us as much as we loved them.

We should be thankful for the time God gave them to us. God has a time set for all of us to leave this world, for we know they are in heaven and one day we shall meet them again.

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