This last Christmas; The Tree of Precious Memories was once again a great success.
I was very much humbled to have so many people step up to help those in need.
This was the 21st year of The Tree of Precious Memories. I started this project with the Lord after the death of my daughter Gidget passed in 2002. Gidget was a kind and loving person who never met a stranger. Through her death God told me to help the children and of course I asked How? And within 3 months after her passing the Tree of Precious Memories was born.
Through the years we, all – those that donated, have helped many children and some elderly that I am told need help through the concerned. This is achieved through the devoted and caring people of DeKalb County and surrounding areas.
This past year the Tree was so beautiful with all the names of loved ones, those who have passed or in Honor of those in need of prayer. All the names that are written on ornament are lifted up to the Lord on Christmas Eve. The Tree is put up on Thanksgiving and taken down on New Year’s Eve. It sets at my front door for all to see at my home in Liberty.
Every name on the Tree goes with every gift that is given to those in need.
The Tree of Precious Memories has helped to ease my pain by helping others and the memories of Gidget DeShealea Ashford Patterson and your loved ones to live on.
The Tree of Precious Memories is made possible through the loving and caring people like you.
I would like to take this time and thank all who donated to the Tree of Precious Memories this past year and who they thought of in prayer, honored, or remembered.
Emma Flesher, Memory of Gidget and Rachael Richardson
Gerald and Pat Tate, Honor of Lainey Rose Tate
Clear Fork Methodist Church, Prayer for Israel
Ms. Sherell, Memory of Dorothy Long
Charotte Bratten, Memory of Louise, Charlie, and Chuck Sparks
J.D. Bratten, Memory of Larry Bratten
Jacob Hale, Honor of Gloria Hale
Alexandria Methodist Church, Prayer for the White family
Paul and Judy White, Prayer for Cody White and family
Brush Creek Methodist Church, Prayer for all
Gary Crook, Honor of Noelle
Mr. & Mrs Scott Haugh, Prayers for everybody
Ms. Kyra, Memory of Robert Watkins
Tammy Pack, Memory of Billy Pack
Amanda Vaughn, Memory of Effie Lee Ellis
Melody Carpenter Jaquinta, Memory of Mary Jane Carpenter and Craig Carpenter
JC Driver, Prayers for all in need
Debra Malone, Prayer for the world
Sean Driver, Memories of Onice Driver, Ethel Gothard, Jean Clayton, and Peggy and Joe Hale
Shannon Cantrell, Memory of Prentice Cantrell
David Taylor, Prayer for all the Taylor family
Dewayne (Ace Hardware), Prayers for Walt Stock
Danny Hale, Prayers for the world
Steve 9Dispatch S-Dept.), Honor of Jeffery Sean
Pokey, Prayers for DeKalb County Sheriff Dept.
Buck & Buck Attorney, Prayers for Frank Buck
Vester Parsley, Memory of Jossie and Clayton Parsley
Bratten (Butch) Cook, Prayer for family
Daniel Seber, Memory of James and David Seber
Alexandria Auto Parts, Memory of Jack Underhill, Prayers for Faye Underhill
Suzanne Slagger, Memory of Joyce Robertson
Woodbury Ins. Agency, Prayers for the world
Cantrell’s Furniture, Prayers for Stacey
Woodbury Funeral Home, Prayers for the world
Charles & Judy Anderson, Prayer for our Military Soldiers
The Tree went up with In Memory of Gidget Ashford, Bobby Charles Martin, Donna Kay Florida, Sandra Lee Brown, Jim and Novella Brown, Susie Gerrell Merriman, and Julana Martin.
Thank you all once again. May God Bless and if I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me.