In honor of black history month I need to take the time to recognize one of my heroes. She raised my brothers and I from diapers and taught us many things about the world we live in. She also taught us that anything is achievable. Anything can be accomplished if you just put your mind to it.

In her life time she raised over a million dollars for the N.A.A.C.P. She played piano and organ at Palestine Baptist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of Jericho. She donated land to Victoria for development. She taught me more about life than any other person I have ever known and everything she taught me was, and still is useful.

Gone from this earth, but not forgotten, Mrs. Charlotte Dement has a permanent place in my memory just as sure as she has such a place in the minds of all those whose lives she touched.