FLINT (CCN) — A well-known East Side Flint minister passed away last week, but her small church is moving forward with a special service today (Nov. 14, 2021). Echoes of Faith Holiness Church will hold what may be it's final service in honor of Betty Rogers.
The service will be led by her grandson, Enosh Fee. He made a Facebook announcement on Saturday, writing: "Join us tomorrow at Echoes Of Faith Church 1502 Jane Ave Flint, MI 48506 for a special service. My grandmother rarely ever cancelled a service. She always went forward through so much. Tomorrow we do the same. Many have asked how they can help us in the time of loss of my grandmother, Betty Rogers. Being present and with us means everything."
Fee said he wasn't sure what would happen with his grandmother's church now that she has passed away.
Fee said in a Facebook Live video that events in his life have positioned him to possibly open a church of his own, but said he wasn't sure if his grandma's church would be the right place.
Fee and his grandmother were long active in the East Side Business Association while Fee was in printing sales at both Fed-Ex Kinko's and Kendall Printing.
Echoes of Faith Holiness Church became a staple on the East Side under the leadership of Fee's grandmother. It was a non-denominational church but Fee said, "My grandma raised me and my two sisters. We grew up in the basement of her church. There was a lot of love. She was very loving but frustrating, too, because she was very stubborn — full of fire and brimstone with her Pentecostal ways."
Fee announced his grandma's Nov. 11 death via Facebook, telling friends: "It’s with a heavy heart, and much tears that I have to share the news that my grandmother passed away this morning at the age of 80.
Thank you all for your love and prayers... My sister Tracie and I were able to be with her for her last breath. Landen was telling her I love you as she entered eternity. I’m processing. Don’t be surprised if you see me randomly jump on incoherently to vent. Its therap. Thank you for your love and support during this time. "
Fee had announced earlier in the day that his grandma had moved to the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Funeral services will be announced later and Fee stressed that the special Sunday service at his grandma's church won't be a funeral service.
PHOTO CAPTIONS: The photo at left is of the long-time East Side Flint church of Minister Betty Rogers. Below is a gallery of photos.
HOLLYWOOD (CCN) — Flint native Terry Crews has joined the "Year of Giving Campaign" by the web site known as Bold.org. The former NFL player and Hollywood actor who now helps host the hit TV show America's Got Talent has announced that he is creating a $20,000 gift for the web site's scholarship platform committed to fighting student debt through philanthropy with its "Year of Giving Campaign."
The "Terry Crews Creative Courage" scholarship will be awarded in an effort to continue to lift up amazing creatives by providing an incredible opportunity for a struggling artist chasing his or her dreams. One student will receive $20,000 to use toward their artistic development and education.
Scholarships have always been a big part of the Flint Southwestern High School graduate's story. Before he earned the football scholarship that eventually launched his professional football career in the NFL, Crews won an art scholarship. He worked hard to pursue his career and get extra funding for school.
Bold.org reveals that the scholarship provided by Crews is available to anyone pursuing an education as a musician, artist, animator, architect or another art-related career or hobby.
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured above at left is Terry Crews. He's a Hollywood actor and host on the hit TV show America's Got Talent. Crews grew up in Flint and played football at Southwestern High School before eventually making it to the NFL.
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