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Letter: A simple but inspiring message

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I went to church on Sunday. I went to Antioch Baptist Church to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King and his 90th birthday. I went to hear directly from a very accomplished and inspiring young woman who graduated from MHS in 1995, Sareeta Spriggs.

She started by thanking her mom and dad, Faye and Donnie Spriggs of Cardinal, and her two sisters and her three other “moms” that were helpful friends while growing up in Mathews. She gave bouquets of flowers to numerous friends and, for me, the most unsurprising bouquet was given to a person that most helped her along the way. That person was Edith Turner.

Sareeta went on to speak for an hour-plus, and not a boring thing was shared with me. She said, “We are going to suspend all that accomplishment stuff. You can read that in the newspaper.” Her simple but inspiring message was the meaning of W.O.R.K.—be Willing to work hard; Organize, look for Resources and, lastly, show...

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