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Black history – who is Fuzz?

‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’
Black history – who is Fuzz?

by Wanda Clay

Rev. Enoch Fuzz

Every week readers of this journey are reminded that Rev. Enoch Fuzz is the pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church and that he has been battling stage four lung cancer since his diagnosis in early 2020. Readers are also reminded of the deeds that he does to be of service to the community through a variety of resources and connections. Readers are reminded that Rev. Enoch Fuzz has been a conduit for a plethora of individuals, ministries, businesses, and organizations that range from pastors to community services. Readers are reminded of the activities that he remains involved in as he continues to go through his day-to-day health issues, along with the gospel and his preached word. While readers are reminded of these many facets that make up the life of Rev. Fuzz, one might feel pretty confident in knowing who he is.

But Enoch Fuzz didn’t just one day become this amazing community connection. It was a process that led him to be who he is and what he is to the community and to the institution of ministry as a pastor and a man of God’s word. During this month of Black History in 2022, I want to share his relevant story. Readers were informed last week that I would share his biography. As his weekly writer, let’s begin with an introduction and ask that as you read this intro, you may think of how you came to meet our beloved friend.

As a long-time associate of the Nashville PRIDE newspaper, I met ‘Rev. Fuzz’ in 1988, the year The PRIDE began. My mother, Geraldine Heath, was the ‘managing editor’ and Dr. Larry Davis and Dr. Cynthia Hodge, professors of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College, were the publishers and founders. You know Rev. Fuzz to always be on the front lines, so as it remains to this day, Fuzz was on the front line of this new, exciting, ethnic, positive newspaper now hitting the city of Nashville! Who knew what his contributions would amount to as the years passed? As space permits, next week, you will read a full biography to close the end of Black History Month as it is represented by our true family, friend, pastor, and mentor, Rev. Enoch Fuzz.

If compelled to do so, feel free to email <wcconnects@gmail.com> with a short word that explains how your connection to Rev. Enoch Fuzz has encouraged you. He has always been a friend and one who shows great faith and confidence in me. I am grateful to know someone so unafraid of never compromising himself or his thoughts to any and everyone in the most honest and blunt manner. He may sometimes make others cringe with his words just because they’re not so bold, but he speaks his mind and continues to ‘make things happen’ that others cannot. He is also the epitome of ‘being yourself.’ He does a lot of joking around and has maintained his sense of humor throughout his cancer journey. He is a serious worker, and yet he jokes while he works.

I thank him for his confidence in me to write about his life, specifically about his journey with cancer. It is not an easy time in his life, yet he makes strides to only look forward to being cancer-free in the next two years.

While you’re reading, I’m sure you’re thinking of how you came to know Rev. Fuzz. You’re probably also thinking about his attitude and demeanor upon your first encounter with him. If you’re a longtime friend or associate of ‘Fuzz’s,’ you may also be wondering if his push to excel was in part due to his origins of being a proud young man from Memphis, Tennessee.

I look forward to sharing his weekly journey, ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ and encourage readers to share it. Continue to pray for complete healing for Rev. Fuzz. He continues to pray for each of you and “the whole wide world” as an important part of his journey. Also, check out his status on Facebook as he gives praise through words, songs, and photos. You will be blessed. Thanks for reading and sharing, ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ each week.

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