i miss you dwayne

Shared by Zhakeria Bruton on December 26, 2013

I remember that thier was a day that i use to go to my aunt house which is his mother to bug him because i love him so much. I am 14 years of age and out of those 14 years my 2nd/ favorite cousin Dwayne c. has showed me alot and really want to thank him for that

HE IS GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN AND IN MY EYES HE WILL ALL WAYS BE THIER WHEN IM UP OR DOWN BECAUSE THATS HOW HE WAS BORN AND RAISED EVEN THOUGH WE USE TO GET MAD AT EACH OTHER I ALWAYS KNEW HE LOVED ME THE SPIRT THAT HAS GROWN ON HIM IS POWERFUL ENOUGH FOR HIM TO CHANGE THE LIVES HE DID AS WELL AS MINE

God has began to bulied a stonger army and in his arms i fill very protected over the years that i started to get to know GOD he has blessed our family within his kingdom 

R.I.P Dwayne i miss forever and ever  and i pray to god for my cousin in law MRS VALISHA C i love the both of you so much

But as im writing this letter im crying of tears of JOY because im so proud to call you family but i can also here you say 'Z ITS OK BECAUSE IM HERE FOR YOU NO MATTER WHAT' 

IMA MISS THAT BIG PRETTY SMILE WAYNE I LOVE YOU <3<3<3<3
BY ZHAKERIA BRUTON
FROM HOME TOWN ; MIDWAY NC
REST IN PEACE
AND...........SMILE
 

Shared by Madeline Kelly on December 14, 2013

to valisha shamra's daughter i am sure  that god will find another great man of god 
for you god bless you 

Death Hasn't WON!!

Shared by Dameian Battle on December 6, 2013

In moments like this, it feels -- it feels like death has won. But the bible says that love is stronger than death. Your hearts are heavy, tears flow down. Your spirits are wounded. I feel that too. I didn't have the privilege of knowing him as long as many of you have done. I understand what it is to be in pain. You look around and everybody you love and everybody you can count on and everybody you can trust seems to be slipping through your fingers. And it feels as though death has won. The first family, when Cain killed able, it seemed like death had won. Noah escaped the flood. Still he died. It looked like death had won.

Isaiah was an eagle-eye prophet, he could see thousands of miles and years away. Still he died. It looked like death had won. Habaka had come as a prophet to Israel, spoke truth so powerful and so profound, but no matter how close he was to God, still he died. It looked like death had won. We've seen scientists and astronauts and politicians and great thinkers of the ages and no matter how profound and prolific or bright they were, still they died. It looked like death had won. But the bible kept saying that love is stronger than death. And like two gladiators in a fight. Every time they enter into the ring it looks like death has won... Love rolled into the ring and said wait a minute, death. You've been bullying people for a long time. But I want to set the record straight. Love is greater than death. But early Sunday morning, love rolled up his sleeves and said wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Snatched great death and took the sting out of death and the victory out the grave. I want you to understand in a very practical and pragmatic way that death has NOT won.

Your tears may flow. Your pain may come. The flowers will wither. The cards will all be filed away. The phone will stop ringing. Mama said, they're going to stop ringing after a while. Cakes and pies all stop coming. Don't you dare think that death has won. You will learn what all of us know who have lost people that we love. You'll be driving down the street one day and you'll hear Pauls voice talking in your head. Something he said or something he did will pop up in your spirit and you'll giggle inside of yourself as if he were sitting in the car with you. And you will find that people that you really love, they may leave you outwardly, but they never leave you inwardly. May the love of God, the peace of the Holy Spirit, the sweet communion of knowing that you are a child of the king keep you through this period in life when it might appear as if death has won, but it's alive. Love will last forever, for God is love. (Some shared from Bishop TD Jakes)

Pastor Dameian Battle, MBA

Upcoming Ministries

Inspiration for Bishop and Pastor Summerfield

Shared by Crystal Smith on December 4, 2013

Bishop and Pastor Summerfield

I sincerely hope you find peace during this time of loss. As a parent I do know that it is never easy to watch our child hurting. You are very strong and encouraging Parents and Pastors. I do know that you are more spiritual then natural. However, now my prayers for you are in over drive. Having felt the pain of feeling useless when my daughter buried someone dear to her. Feeling like I wanted to do something besides prayer to bring the smile and joy back. I feel your pain now. Just know that I am constantly praying.

You picked a good man for your daughter. He truly was all that you could have wanted. He kept her smiling. He loved God and her. You don't do Facebook but I do. I have to tell you that he impressed me. He publically expressed his love for your daughter and God consistently over the past few years. He truly was genuine. I know that with all your teaching and his love she will be fine.

I pray that you heal soon from losing your son in law. May your whole entire family rest in knowing Valisha did get to experience the Love you teach about us having. They truly exemplified the perfect husband and wife role.

Stay encourage.

Love Crystal  Smith

 

Word of Encouragement to Valisha Cockrane

Shared by Crystal Smith on December 4, 2013

Valisha

Love you girl and hope you know many others do too. You are strong and you are blessed. It may not all add up right now . However, because of your relationship with our GOD. I know you are fine! I know you can still smile cause Dwayne left his smile, faith, love, peace, and encouragement with you. Now with the upbringing and the foundation you have I knew you would bounce back. Then Dwayne was your other half so I know you have a double portion for this transition he went through dear. Knowing his relationship and his walk has to give you some peace. I read his postings and see HE was truly a man with a heart for GOD. ON FIRE FOR GOD AND HIS PEOPLE!!!

He was so genuine and the same each time you saw him. Just hold on to that ok. It truly helped me for sure. I knew he was special. I always loved to see how you two were. Just know that God set it up that way for you to have Dwayne as your first Love.

Now you have all faith bottled up in you with what you already had. You now have the Love of God and of Dwayne along with his Faith topped off with your very own. You are a walking power house. Keep your head up. Know that each day will be better then the day before ok. I speak from losses of loved ones who loved Christ. This loss hit home too. But, I am here to tell you. We can do this! I heard the saying so many times that God won't put no more on us then we can bare. You know I always tell you that you like a lil sister. So, I am here if you ever need me. Now you have so many people looking out for you from the love of Dwayne.

Along with your entire church family and friends. I will continue to lift you up in prayers, praise and worship. I pray that you will smile just hearing the kind words from everyone Dwayne has touched here and on the website for his Tribute. May God bless and keep you and your family.

Crystal

Dwayne Was One of The Good Guys

Shared by Crystal Smith on November 30, 2013

I can honestly say Dwayne was one of the good ones. I didn't know him on much of a personal note like many. However, what I did know about him was impressive. He always was mannerable, neat and friendly. He always smiled. He always was mild tempered. He was on fire for God. He was focused on his work in the ministry.

My last conversation with him was at the Fall Festival.  I will share the last picture I took of him. It symbolizes how much he loved his church. I couldn't get him to stop working to go take a picture with his wife. Then she was talking. Both of them loving people and the ministry like they do. I had to just settle for getting one with them in the same area. We laughed about it.

It will be different not seeing him around the church. He had a warm friendly spirit. I am so glad I got to meet him. I always thanked him for the kind of mand he was to lil sister Valisha. I knew he was just what the doctor ordered. They were a perfect match.

Although we won't understand what GOD did and why. We all know Dwayne is excited to be chosen for such a time as this. So Dwayne I celebrate you brother.  This page is created so everyone you impacted can share their stories. We love you man. Rest peacefully.

Sister Crystal Smith

Word of God Church Family, Raleigh, NC

 

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