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Pats Bits and Pieces

“The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those who published it.” Psalms 68:11

Greetings everyone. I pray that all is well. It’s been a minute since I’ve written a column, but I promise I have been very busy and a little bit under the weather.

Many have asked about the benefit program we had with Vicki Yohe, and I promise to have the details and highlights for you shortly.

So much has transpired since the last column. But first and foremost, our deepest condolences to the family members who lost the father and child during the shooting that took place here a few weeks ago. Every service that I attended, it was spoken about and prayers were going up on behalf of the families.

Deepest and heart-felt condolences goes out to Evangelist Willie Faye Webb and family, as well the Damascus Church Family. The late Shannon Webb was a dear and personal friend of mine. I was deeply saddened to hear about his sudden passing away. Everyone who knew Shannon and his mom were deeply touched and hurt. We will always remember his smile and his wonderful singing voice. Everywhere I went, if he was there also, he would make his way to me after the service and greet me with a big hug and a smile. I was so happy when he announced that he had been called to preach the gospel. My response to him concerning his preaching was “You have been singing it for years, so you just as well slow it down and speak it.”

Shannon was supposed to join us in Hazlehurst for the Vicki Yohe concert by special request.

My niece, Shaniqua Johnson, was one of his students at Brookhaven High School, and she has numerous hilarious stories that she loves to tell about Shannon. During her 21st birthday party, he made it his duty to come and be a part of her celebration. If he told you he was coming, he made it his business to be there. That’s just who he was.

He will be truly missed. Please continue to lift up the family in prayer as well the other families who have lost loved ones.

In a future column within the next few weeks, I would like to introduce you all to my oldest biological brother, Dr. J. D. Littleton. He has a very unique and inspiring story, and I would like to share it with our young people. All of his life, he wanted to become a doctor and with the help of the Lord, he was able to accomplish that dream and now he practices medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee. My sisters and I spoke with him last Saturday, and he’s planning to come home on May 1. We’re also in the process of planning a program in order to give back to the community by way of a scholarship.

We do have pictures from the concert with Vicki Yohe. I will go through those, and we will share the pictures.

I’m trying to catch up on all of the news, so please be patient with me. I went walking at the park not too long ago, and I walked 4 miles in the wrong shoes. I aggravated a pre-existing condition, and I had to go to the emergency room. Doctors and shots, I try to stay away from, but this time I was very glad to get stuck with the needle. I thank God for Dr. White at KDMC. I didn’t have to say much to him, it was quite obvious concerning my pain and now I am all better. I promise I will get your stories out to the community.

I also solicit your prayers because I will be the guest speaker at several revivals this month and next month. Please pray that God will grant me traveling mercy as I endeavor to do His work and His will.

Please, please pray for our children. Until next time, God Bless!!

To contact Pat Butler you may email her at butler1685@att.net