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Union Square resident Mrs. Pat Windsor hosted their yearly Prater family reunion on Saturday, June 11, with 47 people in attendance from near and far. They all enjoyed the reunion with lots of fun, jokes, laughter, and good eating.
However, some family members were not as strong and healthy as in past years, but they still came and enjoyed the fellowship and laughing about something Pat’s granddaughter said at the gathering.
Pat had bought special equipment to place in the bathroom and walkway for whoever needed them or just wanted to use them for convenience.
Her granddaughter said to her, “Oh my, your house looks like a nursing home.” Everyone got a big kick out of that with lots of laughing. However, her granddaughter said it just for a good laugh. It gave the reunion more happiness, and that’s what a family reunion fellowship is about, some good old fashioned fun.
Pat always tries and wants everyone in her home to be comfortable, and everyone took advantage of it. The weather was perfect for the occasion.
The death of my nephew Terry Davis Johnson saddens me and many others, but we know he is at peace now. Terry was one of the kindest nephews of mine, and I loved him so much. He was precious to the family.
I didn’t see him as much as I wanted because of the distance apart we lived, but whenever we did see each other it was wonderful. It was all about Auntie.
Terry had strong faith in God and was a strong believer of what God can do. His Service of Love was very warm, held at Wright’s Funeral Home in Alexander City, with him being laid to rest at Mt. Sinai Church Cemetery in (Ray community) Alexander City.
Minister Tyrone Edwards did his eulogy, speaking highly of the faith Terry had and love he had for everybody. Music was performed by Bro. E.J. Calhoun.
Arriving at the repast at Mt. Sinai’s fellowship hall, we were welcomed by Deacon Joe Belyeu; his wife, Mrs. Jackie Belyeu; and Mrs. Doris Gamble, faithful members of the church. They are three of my favorite people.
Former Coach Joe Belyeu has always blessed me while coaching at Central High School Coosa County, and he blessed me even more at the repast while serving the food. It’s funny, but it is real. Most men don’t know the difference between a chicken breast and a thigh, but my Joe did. While helping Jackie and Doris serve, he was on the money.
He asked, “What part do you want?” and when they said breast, he knew exactly where to put the fork (smile). I wanted to tease him, but it wasn’t the time.
If you are going to do anything, do it right, as he was one of the best basketball coaches of all times. He serves well in his community of Coosa County. He and Jackie are one of the greatest couples, always working together, and Joe’s sister Doris is right there on the sideline working with them. She is one of the best volleyball coaches of all time. Mother Ruby Belyeu taught them well!
Happy birthday in memories of Pastor Earlie Leonard on June 21 and my mother, Beatrice Johnson, on June 20.
“God can’t stop loving you.”
“I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.” – Jeremiah 31:3
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
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