Recognizing September as
Sickle Cell Awareness Month
What a great weekend of celebration for the Reverend Enoch Fuzz on September 28th and 29th. On Saturday the public gathered on the lawn of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, 819 33rd Ave. N. to celebrate Pastor Fuzz’s birthday!
As he is a little bit ‘different’, his birthday was celebrated a little bit different. In 1981 Fuzz and other community leaders met with Mayor Fulton to request that Sickle Cell disease would be recognized on the 4th Sunday in the month of September. Fast forward…September is named Sickle Cell Awareness month. Fuzz used his birthday as a platform to share information about Sickle Cell disease as there were several organizations that represented different facets of Sickle Cell awareness.
Sister Hattie Black and the Pastor’s Aid Club of Corinthian coordinated this wonderful event as a birthday block party, gospel concert and community friends roast for his 40 years in the ministry.
The day was also complete with lots of food and desserts and birthday cake!
On Sunday morning, Pastor Fuzz’s sister, the Rev. Barbara Beloch presided over the morning worship service at 11:00 a.m. as she and his mother, Savannah, travelled from his hometown, Memphis, TN to be with him for the weekend.
This weekend that celebrated Pastor Fuzz was summed up in a tribute request from Geraldine Heath, Managing Editor of the Nashville PRIDE Newspaper. She said, “Fuzz is not like little Boy Blue who was fast asleep…” she made reference to his ongoing concern to know all about the sheep, the cow, etc., his flock of sheep. Heath also mentioned his well-known sermon about the eagle. She said, “I believe he thinks he is one,” as he continues to soar year after year with his family, church family, and community, always on his agenda.
Fuzz made note of each of his church organizations, church members, family members, friends and associates by saying, “They are the best in the whole wide world.”
The sermon topic for the morning worship, “What Will You Do for The Man of God?” was preached by Dr. David Ricks who repeatedly said, “I’m just talkin’ ‘bout what I’m talkin’ ‘bout.” Ricks message was spoken from the book of 1King 17:19 and he said, “The folks with least, God uses them for the most.”
What can be done for the man of God [Enoch Fuzz] that gives limitless as he is always “just talkin’ ‘bout what he’s talkin’ ‘bout–Jesus.”