Name: Louise Lankford-Morings

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2007

Age: Approaching 52

Occupation and title: Franklin City Health Department-Resource Mothers Program Coordinator for Western Tidewater; WLQM - Gospel Program Director and Radio Announcer

Spouse’s name: Ray T. Morings

Children’s names and ages: Jamie Lankford Morings, 18, computer science major undergraduate at PDCCC then ODU

Church affiliation: First Baptist Church, Franklin

What’s the best part of your day? Early morning before 8 a.m.

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Become a civil rights activist

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? Mainly to be near my mom and other immediate family

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? The first week I would entertain at home,

financially providing for everyone who needed to see me and whom I needed to see to come by for a visit. The second week I would spend at home alone, undisturbed and just relax.

Favorite food: Baked chicken wings, rice and string beans

Favorite weekend destination: A gospel quartet singing concert

Favorite college sports team: The Maryland Terps

Favorite pro sports team: The New York Knicks

Favorite color: Black and all shades of fall colors

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Be sincere, trust and hold fast to God and He will fight all of your battles. My mom, Mrs. Irine Lankford

Favorite Bible verse: To. numerous to name. The Bible overall is a favorite for me.

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To trust God in everything

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? The American Red Cross

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. Being under pressure brings out my best.

What’s your hobby? MoGospel Promotions (desktop publishing)

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? Jan. 1, 1972. I was 16, the youngest of nine children. My dad, siblings and all of my grandparents and friends were living. Let’s start again from there.

What gives you the blues? Remembering great times with family and friends

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? I shelled and cooked some peanuts

What’s your best childhood memory? Having all of my brothers and sisters home at the same time

Tell us one true thing. God has the ultimate power over everything and everyone

What frightens you most? The fate of those who are not sincere

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? Probably to Hawaii. Seems like a nice place to retreat.

Who’s your favorite ex-president? President John F. Kennedy

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? That everyone be treated fairly, justly and equally through the criminal justice system

What last brought tears to your eyes? Remembering how my mom and I would travel almost everywhere together. I could always count on her to go with me anywhere, any day and anytime that I called.

If you could invite three guests - living or dead, from anytime in history - to dinner, who would they be? My God, my mom and my dad

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? A houseboat, food and water

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? All music - utmost gospel — The Sensational Nightingales of Durham, N.C.

Tell us about a TV show you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. Law and Order SVU, it gives the viewer both sides of the system.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Steve Harvey

What’s the last book you read? The Holy Bible

To whom are you grateful and why? I am so grateful to God for just being God, for always being by my side, for guiding my every direction and answering all of my prayers.