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'Boss Lady' gets Mother's Day surprise as she honors others
BY DONNA ROGERS
Mothers filled the
room at The Enterprise
Center on Thursday, May
7, in anticipation of the
announcement to come:
Who would be Mother of
Listeners of The Light
(1340 AM WPOL)
Christian radio station sent
in letters to nominate their
Mother of the Year.
Station officials sorted
through the letters and set
tled on three winners and
numerous honorable men
But a surprise presen
tation popped up when
Anita "Boss Lady" Dean
Amette, the mistress of
ceremonies, received an
honor of her own.
Her daughter D'Tonya
Dean was on the program
for the first time in the 15
years the Mother of the
Year program has been
produced. She was sched
uled to sing, but before
doing so, gave her testi
mony about her mother,
who helped her survive
"I just want everyone
to know 1 love you so
much, I thank you so
much," D'Tonya Dean
said. She called her moth
er a praying mother.
Dean-Arnette told the
audience: "She said I am a [
praying mother and I had a
praying mother, too."
The theme for this year
was "A Praying Mother."
Dean-Arnette said she
also was in a domestic
abuse situation; for her it
was for 25 years.
"But God ..." she
said. "Have you ever been
in a 'But God' situation? .
Has He ever brought you I
"When I think about F
my good God and what
He's done for me ... I'm
not ashamed to call on His
Listeners could nomi
nate a mother, mother fig
ure, sister, mentor, grand
mother, etc. Winners won ?
various prizes, including
trips to U.S. cities, gift
certificates and baskets
and other goodies.
The Mother of the
Year is Carolyn Jones. Her
nominating letter was
written by her daughter,
is Annie Mae Isaac. Her
nominating letter was
written by her sister
McMillian and Geraldine
The third-place winner
is Rev. Mattie Ruth Hood
Smith. Her nominating '
letter was written by her i
sister Marilyn Hood.
Photo by Roslyn Payne of Trinity Studios
The Mother of the Year from 2014,
Maxine Gwynn, passes the torch to the
2015 Mother of the Year, Carolyn Jones. fc
Photo by Erin Mixelk for the
a special recog
nition during the
Mother of the
Year event spon
sored by The
Light (1340 AM)
She is 90 years
old but continues
to recognize peo
ple on Sunday
mornings on The
Photo by Erin Mizclk for the
Winston-Salem Chronicle .
Arnette gets a
hug from her
D'Tonya Dean at
the Mother of
the Year event at
Center on May 7.
Family center honors Nigel Alston
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Work Family Resource Center
(WFRC) honored the works of Mr.
Nigel D. Alston during the 5th Annual
Children's Champion Luncheon, on
April 14, 2015 at the Forsyth Country
Growing in popularity and in size,
this event spotlights the importance of
high quality child care and recognizes
local doers and thinkers committed to
improving the lives of children and
families in our area. Alston joined the
elite circle of "champs" as the 2015
Donna Lambeth Children's Champion
Award recipient. Nigel is no stranger
to our community. He is a native of
Winston-Salem, a graduate of
Livingstone College, a member of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and an
active community leader. He serves as
a motivational speaker, trainer, a
columnist and serves on numerous
boards and council throughout the
Piedmont Triad area. In fact, he played
an instrumental role as one of the
founding board member of Work
Family Resource Center nearly 25
Before the audience of educators,
organizational leaders, clergy mem
bers, family, and friends Alston
humbly accepted the WFRC Donna
Lamheth Children's Champion Award
and shared his perspective on
resources, friends, and hope. He noted,
. .at the end of the day, money comes
and goes, friends come and go, but
without hope we have nothing." He
encouraged event goers to give know
ing that hope lies in the future of our
children. Former Executive Director,
Donna Lambeth, partnered with
Katura Jackson, present-day Executive
Director, in officially acknowledging
Mr. Alston for his deep commit
ment to serving children, families, and
connecting with people for the greater
good of our community. Additional
support from Kaplan Early Learning
Company and HR Applied Solutions
helped make this event possible.
Visit WRC's website. at
www.workfamilyresource.org or call
336-761-5100 for more information.
, Submitted Photo
Katura Jackson, Executive Director of Work Family Resource Center and Nigel D.
Alston, 2015 Donna Lambeth Children's Champion Award Honoree
from page B4
L. Fortson is the host pastor.
Sunday School Anniversary
Union Chapel Baptist Church Sunday school Department will celebrate its 85th
Anniversary on Sunday, May 17at 5 p.m. at 300 West 25th Street. Dr. Serenus
Churn and members of Mount Zion Baptist Church will be the special guest.
* Church Anniversary
Reverend Dr. James L. E. and First Lady Elvita A. Hunt, along with the mem
bers of New Birth Worship Center, East Bend, N.C. will celebrate their 18th church
anniversary Sunday, May 17, 2015. Reverend William Conrad, of Mooresville,
N.C., will deliver the message for the morning worship service to begin at 10 a.m.
The celebration will continue as Pastor Reggie Hunt, of Conerstone Summit
Church, in Boone, N.C., brings the uncompromised word at 3 p.m. All are cordially
invited to join in the worship experience at both services. The church is located at
1033 Newbirth Drive, East Bend, N.C. 27018. For more information call 336-699
3583 to go to www.newbirthexperience.com.
New Bethel Baptist Church Women's Ministry will
have a Women's Day program on Sunday, May 17, at
the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service, located at 1016 N.
Trade Street. The guest speaker will be the Honorable
Judge Denise Hartsfield. The scripture is Romans 12:1
and colors will be white and red. The public is cordially
invited to attend Dr. Kendall Jones is the host pastor.
Starting May 18
Holy convocation Celebration
The 35th Annual Holy Convocation of Macedonia Holiness Church of God of
the Apostalic Faith Inc. begins on May 18 to May 23 with services starting at 7:30
p.m. The final service will be held on Sunday May 24 at 3 p.m. The theme for the
convocation is "Jesus Lives Within Me." There will be guest speakers each night.
The public is invited to come out help us life up the name of Jesus Cach night.
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Golcr Metropolitan AME Zion Church located at 1435 East Fourth Street will
hold their monthly Lunch and Learn seminar Wednesday, May 20, 2015, from 1
p.m. - 2 p.m. Thomie Douthit, of Douthit Funeral Services, will be the speaker.
Preparing & Planning For Life's Final Chapter will be the seminar topic. Planning
ahead can help you make informed and thoughtful decisions about how you want
your family and friends to celebrate your life and honor your memory. A free nutri
tious meal will be served and attendees are eligible for a door prize drawing.
Everyone is invited to attend and receive spiritual, physical, and intellect food to
empower their mind, body, and soul. For more information contact Mertice
Williams, Coordinator, at 336-993-2237. Reverend Johnny L. Ruff is the pastor.
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Starting May 21
Women Seeking Wisdom
The Women Seeking Wisdom Conference will be held Thursday, Friday and
Sunday, May 21, 22 and 24 at Miracle Temple Deliverance Church, at 2930
Prescott Drive. The Conference theme will be "Stand Firm," taken from Ephesians
6:10-17. Speakers will be: Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m., Co-Pastor Earline White
(Abba Father Ministries); Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m.. Pastor Alice Mitchell (Miracles
Outreach International Church); Sunday, May 24 at 11 a.m., Worship Speaker
Prophetess Camille Calhoun. There will be singing, teaching, preaching, fellow
ship, freedom from bondage and dynamic worship.
Bishop Charlie Jenkins and the Miracle Temple Congregation and Apostle Barry
Spates and the Calvary Ministries Congregation are sponsoring the conference.
For conference information please contact Joan Gray at 336-201-2155 or e-mail
gray322004@ yahoo .com.
Seven Up Program
Steward's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at 198 Anderson Road, Rural Hall, N.C.,
will have its Seven Up Program on Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m. The Seven Ups are
wake up, dress up, hush up, stand up, look up, reach up and lift up. The public is
invited to attend. Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is the host pastor.
Youth Choir Anniversary
New Birth Worship Center (NBWC) Youth Choir will celebrate their 18th
Anniversary on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM. The guest choirs will be youth
choirs from Tabernacle United Church of Christ of Yadkinville, NC, and Mt. Olive
Baptist Church of Winston Salem, NC. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. The
pastor at NBWC is Dr. James L.E. Hunt. The address is 1033 New Birth Dr. East
Bend, NC. For additional information, please call 336-699-3583 or visit our web
site at www.newbirthworshipcenter.org.
Bishop & Lady Stephone Samuels
invite the public to their 10th pastoral
anniversary on May 31. The guest speak
ers will be Pastor Anthony Wilson from
Cathedral of Refuge at 11 a.m. and Pastor
Kedrick Lowery of Grace Church of ?
Durham at 4 p.m. Please join with us are I
we celebrate! The Church is at 4880 I
Burnette Drive, Winston-Salem, NC I
Holy Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Center, 5307 Peters Creek Parkway, will
celebrate the pre-anniversary service of Pastor Richard C. Miller Sr. on Sunday,
May 31, at 4 p.m. All are invited. The guest minister will be Pastor Larry Cutler and
Old Town Baptist Church of Galax, Virginia. Come join the celebration of 31 pas
toral years of service. For more information, call the church administrative office
Bishop & Lady Stephone Samuels