Published 9:32 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to Racheal Fields, Nov. 28, Richmond; Mary C. Haskins, Nov. 28, Drakes Branch; Valerie Morton, Nov. 28, Stone Mountain, Georgia; Jehkyah K. Shepperson, Nov. 29, Richmond; Nikira Gilmore, Nov. 29, Cherry, North Carolina; Camari Stovall, Nov. 30, Drakes Branch; Flora White, Nov. 30, Charlotte Court House; Jakale Vaughters, Dec. 1, Clover; Lucy M. White, Dec. 1, Keysville; Mary Ferrell, Dec. 3, Keysville; Barnaby ‘Barney’ Prophet, Dec. 3, Drakes Branch; Barbara Powell, Dec. 3, Charlotte Court House; Virginia Spencer, Dec. 4, Charlotte Court House. Happy, happy birthday! I hope the day has been blessed with the presence of those you love most and many magical moments.

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 and thoughts 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. You have our deepest sympathy.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I did and I am looking forward to Christmas.

Thought for the week: Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.


People who are truly worthy would never see any good in making others feel unworthy of themselves. It’s so ironic that it takes so much time for people to realize your real value. They come knocking right when you have finally closed your door.

The people truly worthy to be in your life are the ones that help you through hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass. Distance sometimes let you know who’s worth keeping and who’s worth letting go. Not everybody is worth your time. Choose wisely. Don’t give anyone the power to insult you just because they can’t see your worth.

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