I talked with this young wife and mother recently and realized I needed to interview her for this column. Sharli Moulds Daigle was born October 15, 1984, in Conehatta, Mississippi, to Charles and Judy Jones Moulds. Born about five years later, her sister JoLyn is now married to Jared McElhenney and their children are Jack, 4, and Jordyn, 1.
We are all wondering when we can expect to hear good news coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic. This morning, thinking of its effects upon Decatur, my thoughts turned to the families of two of my elderly neighbors who had been living in locked-down nursing homes. Ms. Sue Weaver and Ms.
Ms. Cheryl L. Comans, the first daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Comans of Decatur, was helpful to me in my attempt to write about the Comans family. It is a bit more difficult when doing a phone interview, but it works, as more are learning to do it in this pandemic.
Back in 2000, we moved here to Decatur, where we were warmly received and have since enjoyed residing. One of the experiences I personally enjoyed so much was singing in the Clarke-Venable Baptist Church choir for a number of years. During that time, I got to know Mrs. Charlotte Ann Griffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
This past week Jews commemorated Passover while Christians celebrated the Resurrection of Christ. Yet people could not gather in their churches and synagogues for special services as every year before. All of us, remembering Passover, can see the parallel between the plagues of Egypt and the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world this year.
The pandemic situation did not take God by surprise, though it surely did a lot of us! I called Rev. Mark Vincent to ask for a quote concerning the virus, as I found it was going to be difficult to do a story on someone at this time. He recommended I go speak to Rev. Ryan Reed, Pastor of Midway Baptist Church of Decatur, Mississippi.
What a day we are in! An online post proclaimed, “We are living in the last of the last days!” Some might say, “But earthquakes, wars, and pestilences have been occurring for millennia.” Yes, but Jesus said they would increase in the latter days, just as birth pangs come faster and closer together.