I began my journey as a Catholic when I converted from the Baptist faith to the Catholic faith at St Rita’s Church in 1989. Later that year, I moved my faith practice to Queen’s Parish.
My husband Jim and I were married in 1991. We have three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Our son is 50 and lives in Florida, our oldest daughter is 46 and lives in Jackson and our other daughter is 43 and lives in Calgary, Alberta.
I retired in 2013 and am certainly enjoying retired life. Prior to retirement, I worked with my husband for twenty-six years at our manufacturing company in Jackson. Simultaneously, I owned and operated Sherry’s, a retail businesses in downtown Jackson for twelve years. My time is now devoted to family, grandchildren and volunteer activities.
I have been committed to our Parish Perpetual Adoration since it began in 1993. I am a Eucharistic Minister at Mass and have taken Communion to a homebound parishioner. I previously served with St Vincent DePaul Society, the Arimathean ministry and I volunteer at various parish events.
Hope for the Future
My hope is that more parishioners will return to the Church and realize the importance of the Body and Blood of Christ in our lives.
John 3:16 is the first verse that I ever learned. Therefore, it is my “go to” verse to non-believers. However, the verse I need to remind myself of is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”.