Sunday, July 21, 2024

Giving honor to the queen

Ken Young with his mother, Yvonne Myers of Oakland.

Ken Young (Clark County School District Police Department captain, Captain, gospel recording artist): “I don’t think there is enough room in this publication to really capture all of the joy that my mother, Yvonne Myers of Oakland, has brought me over the years. I credit my mom with a lot of my current success; she gave me some foundational tools that have carried me through every aspect of my life. Early on she introduced me to the world of words through reading and writing; she taught me the  value of appreciating other people’s time and efforts; she taught how to fight systematic enemies without balling up my fists. Most importantly, she instilled in me that success is measured by selfworth and not material gain.”

Rev. Kelcey West and his mother, Sandra K. West.

Rev. Kelcey A. West (Pastor, Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church): “One of favorite mother-and-son memories from my childhood occurred during the summer of my junior year of high school. For it was that summer that my mom, Mrs. Sandra K. West, increased my weekly allowance so that I would not have to work. And although I spent every evening with my friends, I spent every morning sitting on the porch playing Scrabble and watching ‘$25,000 Pyramid’ with my mom. The conversations we shared really helped prepare me for life.”

Bill "Cat" Lee with his mother , Margaret, and late father, Justice.

Bill “Cat” Lee (Old School 105.7 FM): “My mother taught school back in the day, when I was a kid, and she was an event planner for the NCO Club near Mainz, Germany, where we lived during the 1970s. My mother’s unending sense of humor kept people she knew and just met in stitches. There was never a dull moment or a dry eye in the house— whether we had company or it was just us five. Since the early 1980s, she has operated her own in-home business preparing tax filings for clients. Once that busy time passes, she books trips to Atlantic City, New York and Washington, D.C. And yes, Vegas is in her plans. All the while, she takes online classes at a local area college. Today, she is 80-plus — proud of it — and a cancer survivor. I’m constantly amazed by my mom!”

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