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My dear friend(s)

‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ (part 86)
My dear friend(s)

by Wanda Clay

Rev. Enoch Fuzz and Marilyn Robinson.

When we are going through our life’s journey, we never know the true influence of the people we meet along the way until we make those reflections. At this point in 2022, we are all riddled with memories of loved ones, friends, associates, and famous well-known people. Life is being repositioned because of a pandemic, along with other diseases and illnesses, changing our circle of relationships.

Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, remains on his journey with stage four lung cancer after his diagnosis two years ago. One day he mentioned he had received notices of death every day by phone, text, email, or the news. Many of us have also received these notices, but we cannot become numb to the deaths of so many. Such deaths automatically ‘strike a reflection’ of the person reported on relative to our relationship to them.

Rev. Fuzz shares the following refection upon the ‘going home’ service of his dear friend, Marilyn Robinson. He said he cried through the whole service, had dreams of his dear friend, and continues to grieve:

“Memories of my friend Marilyn Robinson bring about reflections on all the friends and loved ones who’ve gone during the pandemic,” said Rev. Fuzz. “There are so many victims from our community that it seems life can never be the same once the COVID is over, e.g., the many community leaders from Sen. Thelma Harper; Rev. Percy Clark of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church; our friends Rev. Oscar Myles, Elder Richard Lloyd and Rev. Kirk Adkinson. The old church song says: ‘Every year has a number, somebody’s gone.’

I doubt that I’ll miss anyone more than my dear friend and sister, Marilyn Robinson. I started working with Marilyn in 1986 on the Minority Business Development. I eventually served as her first vice president of the NAACP Nashville Branch. Marilyn was dedicated to our community. Whenever I talked with Marilyn, she was always about helping the people. So many people are gone and I’m left here. When I ask myself ‘why,’ I turn to the Lord to do His will.”

There are so many things that can be taken from Rev. Fuzz sharing thoughts concerning the death of his friends. While some are mentioned and some are not, the list would be too long to write. Yet when he asks God why he is still here, Rev. Fuzz quickly notes that the Lord does His will. While he remains on his journey, he still prays. He prays through the grief and through the pain, never ceasing while continuing to move forward with the issues of life and concern for other people.

Rev. Fuzz continues to pray for each of you and “the whole wide world,” because you are an important part of his journey. It is asked that you will keep praying for him as well. Also, check out his status on Facebook as he gives praise through word, songs and photos. You will be blessed. Thanks for reading and sharing ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ each week.

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