Today was another day filled with reflection, emotion, and personal memories of another friend and brother in Christ who has passed from this life to the next. “Cecil” Michael McCann was an old friend and married into my extended family. He married my first cousin, Melissa Willis, many many years ago. A celebration / memorial service was held for him today at his home church, New Hope Baptist Church, in Hohenwald.
He did not prefer “Cecil” although that is what we all called him in the old neighborhood. You see, he grew up two doors down from my homeplace, down on Mullins Street. Gosh, I could tell you some stories! But, I won’t… at least not here in such a public setting. Maybe, if you knew us all back then, I can share a story or two over coffee – someday. Now, Michael was a little older than I, but we were close way back in those teenage years. I was also close to his brothers, especially Randall. I was good to see him and the other family members there today… in Hohenwald, TN.
Ok, I won’t get too lengthy with this post, but allow me to make a few comments and observations. Then, I’ll post a few pictures from the day… just a few. God bless you and thank you in advance for praying for all of the McCann family as they grieve the loss of Michael.