Wow! Woke up this morning and seen on Facebook that my friend has gone on to Glory.
I am going to miss my friend. He was the Church, Dallas Cowboys, North Carolina Tarheels and SouthWest Edgecombe faithful.
Last year my friend rode with me to Roxboro to a SouthWest Edgecombe High School Girls Basketball playoff game. We left real early, we stopped and ate and just had a good time. He would always send me a message when SouthWest were playing if he was not there asking what is the score or who won because he knew I was there videoing. I would always send him a schedule a couple of times and send him the scores of the girls and boys games.
Since my friend had moved from down the road from dad after a previous flood, I would see him at the Post Office or the Shell Station often. He had the Cowboys all over his car and I had the Carolina Panthers so we would always point to each other cars. He would always ask me how my dad was doing.
My friend would talk about North Carolina Tarheels also. He loved the heels. Although the heels is my team, I look at some of the games but not like he did. So he could tell me all about them.
I went to the hospital to see my cousin about a month ago and her husband said come and go with me. I had no clue where we were going and when we got to my friend’s room, we went in and he was glad to see me and I was glad to see him. I didn’t know he was back in the hospital on that evening. He talked the whole time I was there and he was telling me about all he had went through but he was a strong brother.
The following are some photos I took of him over the past 2 years or less. The most recent is back in November when he had been in the hospital and the doctors had given him up, he came to Pines Chapel and the guest Pastor Bishop Jessie Jones seen him sitting out in the audience and ran to him. What a moment. See it for yourself.
The following is a video of my friend when he came to Pines Chapel after the doctors had given him up. But God! God gave him one more Sunny Day and that was November and this is March. Eccles. 3. God is . . . God will . . . It was not his season then but this morning I read somewhere that somebody said they got a call around 6:00 AM that my friend was gone to glory. Family it’s alright now! Family cry, laugh shout, do whatever your heart desire. Some day soon . . .
Click On Photo To Watch Video When The Pastor Came Down And Gave My Friend Some Love
Arrangements will be announced later Willoughby Funeral Home Inc.