DCN Inspiration Award – Thank You Tekyia Mozell For Your Kindness And Words Of Encouragement

My heart is so heavy that I did not do this before Tekyia expired a couple of days ago but I strongly feel she knew I had much love for her as we met over the years at meetings, banquets and the telephone calls when she would call me to tell me to call her Grandma Mattie Mozell when I get a moment. I would say ok I am going to do it right now because she would tell me that she was on the phone with her Grandma at that time.

Over they years I was encouraged by Tekyia’s energy to go out and help others inspite of her condition. Tekyia could have easily chosen to just be about Tekyia but I believe she is like some folks that learned early on what her purpose was here on earth. I believe that we shared that same purpose, that she and I knew that our calling was to help somebody as we are passing along this journey. I believe that Tekyia knew that if she just helped somebody that her living would not be in vain.

I remember meeting Tekyia for the first time and she was smiling and she was smiling the last time I seen her. I have never heard her speak about her being on dialysis. I found out about her condition through her Grandma and some others close to her and myself.

I remember Tekyia going to school seem like every since I been knowing her. When she was attending ECU we used to talk regularly over the internet and by phone sometimes.

Tekyia was one of the youngest, strongest young women I have ever met. We worked on committees to get Rocky Mount Councilmen Andre Knight, Reuben Blackwell and former Rocky Mount Councilwoman and now NC House Representative Angela Bryant and some others get elected. During the past Senate District 3 election she worked on the Frankie Bordeaux campaign and I ran into her from time to time as I captured some events that he attended on video. I also spoke to her on several occasions during that time sharing information with her about the election process.

Tekyia I am quite sure has done so much that I don’t even know about however I know just enough and that is she was a jewel to Rocky Mount NC and everywhere she lived as she went to school locally and abroad.

I will always remember Tekyia my inspiration all the days of my life.

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Edgecombe County Public Schools Delays Vote on Redistricting Plan After Edgecombe County Political Affairs Group Presents Alternative Plan Monday October 10, 2011

Allison Riggs voting rights attorney with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice presented the legality of the presentation by the Edgecombe County Political Affairs Group. See the presentation by Riggs and other speakers.

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School board delays vote on redistricting planSource: Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO – The Edgecombe County Board of Education decided to table a vote on redrawing the board’s district lines at its regular board meeting Monday.

During the public hearing regarding the proposed redistricting plan, an alternative plan was proposed by Edgecombe County Political Affairs Group. (Paid Content)

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Margiotta defeated; Wake school board’s power to be decided in run-off – Source: WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County voters on Tuesday elected four Democratic-backed candidates to the Wake County Board of Education, but one race will likely end in a run-off next month.

That race – between District 3 incumbent Kevin Hill, a Democrat representing north Raleigh, and Republican challenger Heather Losurdo – will determine whether there will be a shift in power for the governing board of the state’s largest school system. (Read more)

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Homegoing For Tekyia Mozell Rocky Mount NC (Pope Funeral Home)

My condolence goes out to Mattie Mozell and Carter families on the loss of your love one Tekyia Mozell Rocky Mount NC.

I will truly miss Tekyia because she was such an inspiration to me. She was one of the youngest strongest women I have ever met. I miss her calls when she used to live in Greenville and she would see me online and she would call me or send me a message and say Grandma wants you to call her. Tekyia loved her Grandma however I know she loved her mom too. I met her mom one time.

When I used to run into Tekyia and her Grandma they looked so beautiful together and they both always had a smile on their faces that just brightened up the room.

When I received the call last week that Tekyia’s body had rejected the dialysis, she has been on my mind every since. I had an uncle who was on dialysis and I know what he went through so I sort of felt her pain. Everyday I was waiting to hear how she was coming along and then when I felt the time was getting near, I was waiting on the call to hear that she was finally resting in peace. It was sad to read on her facebook page that she had expired but my heart rejoiced knowing that my friend, my inspiration storm was over and she was resting in peace.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

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