Family and friends of the late Isaiah Burton Sr. had a celebration service fit for a kind-hearted Christian family man last week. The husband of the late Willie Mae Clewis Burton was laid to rest Friday morning, after final goodbyes were said at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, in Memphis.
The father of 11 children, Isaiah was an Air Force veteran, and as a carpenter, helped build the Millington Naval Air Station. His biggest achievement was as a farmer, however, later on he enjoyed driving a school bus in Tipton County for 34 years.
Our uncle and aunt were much loved and are already missed by so many people they touched, especially my siblings and me, his brother Nehemiah’s children.
Our family wishes to thank Barlow’s for their services; Bright Hill M.B. Church, especially Pastor S. P. Cole and the kitchen staff; and all of the medical teams for their loyal devotion.
The Jolly Corteria Club meeting was held Friday afternoon in the lovely home of member Dollie Burton Boykins, of Covington. A delightful repast was served and enjoyed. This Sunday after church, the club’s basket giveaway will draw tickets in the home of Secretary LaRue Albritton, of Jamestown. I have five tickets in that drawing, I might win one of the two baskets. It could happen?
On Sunday, Nov. 17, associate pastor of Bright Hill, Rev. Pearl Andrews, brought the message, “Mind your own business,” from I Thessalonians.
Prayers for pastor of Bright Hill, Rev. S. P, Cole, who was under the weather last Sunday morning.
Others in need of prayer are Olivia Malone (Baptist East), Eugene Baker (Baptist East Rehab), David Sneed (Methodist North), Preston Holland Jr. (awaiting surgery), Bessie Slayden (recovering at home), Katarine Harber, Connie Brown, Carlotta Jones, Jessie Lawson, Eva Heaston, Clark and Birdie Jones, Rev. Darryl Rozzell, Clyde Cooke, Jennie Stewart, Flossie Woods, Beaulah Wakefield, Mary Ballard and family, Rudolph Boykins, Willie Reed Jr. and family, Ruth Alston, Charlene Sneed and the family of Mary Battles Haynes, who passed away last week.
On Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Civic Center in Millington, St. Paul M. B. Church family and friends honored Pastor and Mrs. W. E. Gatlin for 20 plus years of loyal service.
A worship service celebration was held on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the church for the couple. Special guests were St. Stephen M. B. Church and Pastor and Mrs. McGarity of Covington. A lovely dinner was served afterwards. As usual, the kitchen staff of St. Paul’s was in top form. Sister Aretta Williams and her committee did an outstanding job to make this event a high success.
Families around St. Paul’s are now geared up and excited over preparing for Christmas. Decorations can be seen popping up all over.
St. Paul’s continues to accept non-perishable food items. Drop off is at the church.
North Star Community Church members will enjoy a Thanksgiving feast Nov. 24 after a morning service. Rev. Steven Miller Sr. is pastor. The church is located on Raleigh/Frayser Road in Memphis.
Happy birthday to Amos (A.E.) Miller, Nov. 10, and Dusten Hall, Nov. 18.
This is all for now, if you read it here, it was given just that way! Remember, “Poking fun at anyone can poke a lot of holes into a relationship or a situation.”
Until next time.