ForeverMissed
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Shared by April Merrick on February 22, 2020
I first got to meet Mrs. Gwen when i was 15 years old about to be 16 years old and pregnant with my oldest daughter daisy. Everyone was trying to tell me what to do and won't listen to me but Mrs. Gwen she was there for me and told me its my decision not nobody else has a say in the matter it was my baby and not theirs she said I could choose adoption or keep the baby and I end up keeping the baby that it wasn't For Mrs. Gwen i wouldn't of been able to know what to do. And I'm so greatful that she was a part of my life and will miss her so much.

Resolution in Memory of Mrs. Gwendolyn Poteat

Shared by Albert Poteat on February 22, 2020

Ms. Terri Hurte
5116 N. W. 163rd Street Edmond, OK 73013
thurte@aol.com
Resolution in Memory of Mrs. Gwendolyn Poteat

February 21, 2020 

Be it resolved that on February 10, 2020, Mrs. Gwendolyn Poteat gazed at the Pearly Gates, standing on the street of gold, totally amazed!Her heart full of joy, leaving this life, embracing her new eternal life with the Father!She basks in the glory of El Shaddai, God Almighty! Oh, the peace and comfort that comes from being with the Lord.There is nothing greater!

I met Mrs. Poteat while working for City Care’s THE CLUB Afterschool Program.We hit it off right away! Both of us sassy, fun-loving and following our heart’s passion, working with teen moms.I was one of the privileged people who taught life skills class with Gwen at Putnam City Academy and ventured to Arizona with her to Young Lives Teen Moms Christian Camp. Yes, our team flew to camp with five moms and 7 babies.Drove 2 or 3 hours to the campsite in the mountains of Arizona so that our teen moms could have a week to be regular teens for a while during the Summer.It was so rewarding.It’s one of my fondest memories.What I love about Gwen is her can do attitude.We are both creative and love pushing a few limits…teamwork at it’s best!

Even after we no longer worked together in the teen mom ministry, I always considered Gwen my mentor and spiritual mother.I would call Gwen when my career path was changing, when I was considering running for an office in my sorority, when my teen cousin started having children and I was overwhelmed trying to assist her, when I thought I had met someone who could potentially be the One…he wasn’t. Gwen would let me get it all out! Tilt her head to the side and start her sentence with;” Now you know that doesn’t make any sense.”She always shared Godly direction and sound spiritual advice.I’m going to miss having her support, unconditional love and understanding.Gwen always had HOPE!

She believed in breaking generational curses and transforming lives, restoring hope to people while empowering them to change.That’s why I love her so!

Family and friends let us take up Mrs. Gwendolyn Poteat’s charge which is embodied in Psalm 78:4 Tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.

Lovingly Submitted,



Ms. Terri L. Hurte

Let a copy of this resolution be given to the family as a testament of fondness for the departed.

She was a teacher!

Shared by Katie Holt on February 15, 2020
She was the first person to teach me how to memorize scripture. As a matter of fact, Isaiah chapter 50 verse 7 was the first scripture I ever memorized. She also taught me that scripture was the sword we needed when the battle comes.
My story is: 
I was at work and I was called into the office. I was told that they were deciding whether or not they should fire me. I was left in the office with someone else a manager, she was talking about something to I guess keep me nice. My mind was racing and I reminded myself to speak the truth and at that time it was psalm 112:7-8 I personalized it. Stayed calm and ended up with my job spared and I have been there for 2 years on the 3rd of next month. Gwen was right knowing God's word is what will change our perception on hard situations. When I was quoting that verse I was able to tell the Lord "it's cool whether I lose this job or not. I'm going to shake their hands and say thanks for letting me work here". When they told me I wasn't going to be fired I felt so much relief and thanked them and God. She taught me really well I could not have asked for a better Godmother.

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