Vie Joyner honors her mom, Jean Joyner. She says, “she was my VERY FIRST GIRL CRUSH. I loved watching my mother when I was younger because I adored her! I thought she was just perfect.”
Karen McNeil honors her grandfather Europe Jackson. He will be 99 years old on January 31. She says, “When his oldest daughter passed away, he and my grandmother were heartbroken. But he kept working as a plumber to raise his 11 other children and his daughter’s only child, a girl. And that child is writing to you now to say how much she and the entire family love, respect and honor him.”
I know so many, but want to honor Evelyn Davis, my first Sunday school teacher. She gave us the word, taught us to be upright, was not afraid to knock you out, but loved and loves every child that came through St. Marks church until today.
So to every elder in my life and yours, THANK YOU. We are who we are because you were willing to do what you did. And today we honor you.
As always, I’m Jeff Johnson and that’s my truth.