Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community! Our prayers and sympathy are with the family of Betty Lou Hill, who passed away on Thursday morning, Oct. 10 at a hospital in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Haskin Funeral Home Chapel in Goldsboro. For visitation with the family, you may visit at the home of Ralph and Carolyn Allen, 201 Pollock St., in Mount Olive or call Carolyn at 919-221-2379.
Several churches have events coming up:
Happy anniversary to Curtis and Jerrica Robinson, who celebrated Oct. 19. Happy sixth pastoral anniversary to Pastor Doretha Brown of Parkers Chapel Church in Goldsboro on Sunday, Oct. 20. Happy anniversary to our mother pastor Elder Doretha Brown.
Happy special birthday to Evangelist Vondra McClain, who celebrated Oct. 24, from your husband, Marshall McClain; your daughters, grandchildren, sisters and brothers; your church family, Elder Anthony Ezzell and the First Baptist Church family of Calypso; your second church family, Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church family along with Women On The Move For The Lord +2. May God bless you to have many, many more. I love you for life, my friend.
Happy birthday to Apostle Edna Cavanaugh of Richlands, North Carolina, who celebrated Oct. 21. Happy birthday Apostle Francine Hargett on Oct. 23 of Clayton; Angee Greene on Oct. 23 of Thomasville; Christol Pigford on Oct. 23 from your mother and pastor, Elder Shirley Pigford, and the Gospel Revival Uplift Church Ministry; Evangelist Kristie Wells on Oct. 23 from your mother and father, your pastors, Apostle Preston and Jesse Grimes and your Holy Ghost Cathedral Church family.
Happy fifth anniversary to Elder Scottie and lady Tonya Rodgers, who celebrated Oct. 25, from your Holy Temple Church family of Calypso and from Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church family. Happy special birthday to Evangelist Jackie Wells on Oct. 25, from your sisters and pastor, Elder Betty Wells, and the New Jackson Tabernacle Church family of Mount Olive; and to Claudia King from your mother and father, Joe and Lela Mae King, your uncle, aunts, pastor, Elder Donald DeWitt, and the Goshen Disciple Church family and your entire Barfield and King families.
Sister Cheryl Ammons and the St. Luke Usher Board would like to say a special thank you to Elder Beulah Pickett and the Burning Bush Church Choir, usher and congregation of Faison for rendering the service for their Ushers Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Special thank yous are also extended to the St. James ushers of Mount Olive; St. Jude ushers of Warsaw; Goshen Disciple Church ushers of Faison; First Baptist Church of Calypso; Cannan Church ushers of Fayetteville; Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly vice president of ushers; Burning Bush ushers; and to each and every one who supported and showed love to ushers doing the Ushers Anniversary.
Please keep Mother Betty Boykin in your prayers. She had surgery and our prayer is for a fast healing. God is so awesome. She is a great amazing woman of God and an example of how God is a healer. Get well soon Mother Betty. I love you and we love you from Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church family along with your pastor, Elder Scottie Rodgers, and the Holy Temple Church family of Calypso.