Name: Amy Lemley

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 14, 2008

Age: 35

Occupation and title: In-home health care and housekeeping

Spouse’s name: Randy Lemley

Children’s names and ages: Chris, 19, (deceased); Brittany, 17; Emily, 9; Devon, 13; and Shane, 5.

Church affiliation: Christian

What’s the best part of your day? My first cup of morning coffee

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Be an actress

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? I was born here and have been here all my life.

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? At the beach

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite weekend destination: Anywhere other than where I’m at all week

Favorite college sports team: None

Favorite pro sports team: The Redskins

Favorite color: Brown

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Not to take life for granted because you can be here today but not tomorrow. My son, Christopher Turner

Favorite Bible verse: &uot;The Lord redeems His servants, no one will be condemned who take refuge in Him.&uot; Psalm 35:19

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To be a mom

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? Breast cancer awareness

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. I would have liked to be a singer.

What’s your hobby? Cooking and, believe it or not, cleaning

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? The last time I saw my son

What gives you the blues? Not having my son with me; he passed away on Sept. 12, 2005.

What’s the most southern thing you’ve ever done? Cooked a hearty Southern dinner

What’s your best childhood memory? Riding bikes with my friends until dark

Tell us one true thing. I love my family.

What frightens you most? Other people’s ignorance

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? North Carolina so that I could be closer to the rest of my children

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Ronald Reagan

What last brought tears to your eyes? A poem I read

If you could invite three guests n living or dead, from anytime in history n to dinner, who would they be? Charlton Heston, Loretta Lynn and Brad Pitt

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? A cell phone, a radio and lots of water

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? Country, Rock and R&B; Rascal Flatts

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. Honestly, I haven’t seen a really good movie lately.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? The wrestler Kevin Nash

What’s the last book you read? A recipe book

To whom are you grateful and why? My parents. If not for them I wouldn’t be here today and I wouldn’t be the person I am today.