‘The International Service’ coming up Aug. 18


Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community!

Several events are coming up at nearby churches:

  • LifeChangers Kingdom Ministries, 270 Motorcycles Road, Clayton, will present Miracles of Jesus sermonettes at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, featuring Elder Angela Whitehead, Minister Pugh, Elder Michelle Johnson, Co-Pastor Yolanda Bennett, Brother Sean Lee, Prophet Dexter Smith and Minister Andre Dubin. Apostles Leroy and Francine Hargett invite you to come and fellowship.
  • An appreciation celebration will be held for Sister Teresa Baker at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, Mount Olive, with a musical concert featuring Design For Purpose and more. We invite all churches to come and show love to Teresa Baker.
  • Fore Christ Church, 770 N. Church St., Mount Olive, will present “The International Service” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Pastor Justin Heath will deliver the message and invites all to attend.
  • RRCM Youth ministry will present “The Generation of Separation” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at 3741 Junction Blvd., Raleigh, featuring guest speaker Reginald E. Ward Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland. Pastor Elder Gary and Carla Williams invite you to attend. Reginald is the son of Reginald and Irnita Ward and the grandson of Ezekial and Lillie N. Ward of Mount Olive.

    In memory and thanks

    The Cleveland Johnson family would like to thank each and every person who has shown love, support, prayers and played other parts in making the family comfortable after the passing of Cleveland Johnson. Thank you to Garris Funeral Home for providing a beautiful service.

    Our prayers, sympathy and love are with the family of Judy Dianne West whose husband, Sam West, passed away at 6:18 Wednesday morning, July 31, at Kitty Askin Hospice in Goldsboro. As you know Dianne’s husband was bedridden for 12 years and what an amazing woman, wife and best friend she was for her husband. Sam is free and God has transitioned him with his new body, legs and everything.

    J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home handled the arrangements for the West family. A homegoing celebration was held in Albany, New York, Tuesday afternoon.

    Keep Dianne, of Dianne’s Boutique, and the entire family in your prayers. You can check on Dianne when she returns from New York. She sends her love to each and every one of you.

    Bertha Greenfield, 66, died on Sunday, July 21, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. A homegoing celebration was held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Goldsboro’s St. Mark Church of Christ where Bishop Alton Smith officiated. Burial followed in the First Congregational Cemetery in Dudley.

    A homegoing celebration for Edna Stevens Stokes was held at noon on Thursday, July 25, at Mount Olive’s Evangelical Fellowship Center where Rev. Curtis Lee officiated.

    Happy anniversary!

    Happy 30th anniversary to Elder Leotha and Dr. Phyllis Forte, who celebrated July 22, of Clayton. May God continue to bless you to have many more. I love you both very much.

    Happy seventh pastor’s anniversary to Elder Clifton Jones and lady-elect Jennie Jones who celebrated July 28. I love you both.

    Happy birthday!

    I would like to wish a special happy birthday to:

  • Ray Robinson on Aug. 11
  • Arapahoe’s Elder Brenda Taylor
  • Gloria Walls and Victor Boykin, who both celebrated on July 27
  • Pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman, who celebrated July 21
  • Betty Lou Hill, who celebrated July 23


    Congratulations to Marlon Coley, a former Charger, who has returned to his alma mater Wayne Country Day School. Coley was hired as assistant athletics director and assistant basketball coach. Coley played high school basketball at Wayne Country Day from 2010 through 2014.

    After graduation, he attended Campbell University. Two weeks after graduating from Campbell, the head of Country Day School, Todd Anderson, sat Coley down and told him the job was his if he wanted it. And Marlon jumped at the opportunity.

    Coley is the son of Clara Coley and Marlon Coley Sr. He is the grandson of Theresa Ward Jackson and the late Shelton Jackson and the great grandson of mother Lila Bell Ward.

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