The Red Bank Church service began with hymns led by Gary Lirley. Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome. It was announced that Sister Willene Adams had passed on to Heaven. Her funeral will be held at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10:00 a.m. Internment will be at the Goodhope Cemetery. A meal for her family and friends will be hosted by the Red Bank Church, Thursday, Feb. 28 at 12:00 noon. Willene was loved by everyone and especially remembered for her love of music and her dedication to use her musical talents for the Lord. She was a Charter Member and loyal servant of the Lord in the Red Bank Church. She loved to teach God’s Word to all ages, but especially to children. She was our church pianist for many years. I have a picture of her with a shovel helping to dig the first amount of dirt for the foundation of a new addition to be built onto our church. Another picture shows her helping to lift the first wall frame of that same addition which was to be used, at that time, as kitchen, bathrooms and fellowship hall. Her husband, Charley Adams, was by her side in both pictures. They were both faithful workers in the Red Bank Church. Their family members are also faithful workers in their churches. God blesses those who are a blessing to Him. We will miss Sister Willene’s presence in our church and in our lives, but our memory of her will always have a constant, precious presence in our hearts and minds.
Brother Les took some time Sunday morning to reminisce about Willene Adam’s service to the Lord in the Red Bank Church. He even pulled the Charter Member Plaque off the wall and read the names of those who were the first to give of their time, talents and tithes to help build the building and fellowship of the Red Bank Baptist Church. The names of Willene and Charley Adams were among those names. He said that he was so happy that he was privileged to get to talk and pray with Willene a day or two before she went to be with the Lord.
The morning message was about Faith. The Scripture was taken from Hebrews 10 and 11. It likened Abraham’s faith to the faith that each Christian should have in the Lord they say they trust. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11: 6.)
Visiting with Maxine Lirley was Jeane Huff, Alice and Gary Lirley, Irene Swearingen, Ralph and Barbadeen Laughlin and Brother Les Hallmark.
I forgot to mention in last week’s news that Jerry and Jeane Huff gave a mission offering to commemorate their wedding anniversary.
Well folks, I’d better get this sent to the Herald. I’m running a little late. Take care.