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I attended a real old fashioned home-going celebration, one that you don’t see much of these days.
Lizzie Pearl Harrell’s celebration of life was truly a special celebration. Honoring how special she was and more special because she and my (deceased) daughter, Janice, were friends and classmates. Pearl was a firm person with a sweet spirit, despite the odds.
Her celebration was held at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Alexander City where Pastor Robert Hargrove III is overseer. Pastor Hargrove couldn’t have done a better job sending Pearl to her other home.
He preached from the book of Mark, subject “Don’t Quit Now.” He spoke to everyone, including the family. Pearl did not quit serving God, singing praises to the Lord and helping others despite her disability, and we people of God must do the same. Don’t quit.
It was a wonderful message, and their choir, which Pearl was a member of, did such an awesome job; it seemed like Pearl was alive and up there singing with them. A family member danced and praised the Lord the entire service, something Pearl would have wished for. Well her wish was granted and honored.
Butch and I attended another special service on Saturday for a unique misunderstood man of Rockford and Coosa County who was misunderstood by few and loved by many. Mr. Lewis Scarbrough was honored in memory in a heartfelt way by Mr. John Harris; former Judge of Probate Terry Mitchell; Mr. Raymond Shaw; and Mr. Scarbrough’s daughter, Denise; and others did quietly.
Mr. Lewis was truly a kind businessman. He was my business mentor. He taught me a lot about real serious business and with love. I loved Mr. Lewis. I understood him, maybe because I am misunderstood many times by people who criticized, as they did Mr. Lewis.
They would be all in the Kool-Aid and did not know the flavor. However, he kept pressing on with the help of God. I loved that about him. He had a vision that was out of this world.
Terry Mitchell and Denise said you couldn’t put him in a box because there was no box for Lewis, and that is a fact. He was more like God than some of us. See, you can’t put God in a box like some of us try to do
I believe Mr. Lewis loved being unlikely or just had that gift. Sometimes there is a blessing in being unlikely. Sometimes people try to take advantage of you when you are kind and likable.
Mrs. Jo (Lewis’s wife) and I had many conversations about Lewis being kind and people taking advantage of him, we thought. However, God had his back all the time.
Mr. Lewis helped make Coosa County what it was, and we will truly miss him.
Happy birthday to a lovely lady of Union Square, Mrs. Lynn Taylor on June 28. We wish her many more blessed ones to come.
Birthday wishes go to all June babies.
Let us pray for the sick and this world of troubles.
Happy wedding anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Asberry Scott on June 24 – 33 years of bonded love.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
“Be humble or you will stumble.”
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