And just like that, tomorrow marks a year since my maternal grandma, Lela Mae Jones, went to be with God. I still miss her more than words can say, but I know she lived a full, long life. I have no regrets about our relationship. As my way of paying tribute to her, here’s a […]
It was a Wednesday morning when I got the call my daddy had died.
February 24 is a unique day for me. My grandma Ida B. Sparks and my great-aunt Rosie Mae O’Bryant both passed away on that date—my grandma passed in 1992 and Aunt Rosie in 2017. I’m celebrating their lives and legacies today with this poem, which I wrote after my grandma passed away.