Nellie Evon Britt-Stith

Published 5:34 pm Friday, September 12, 2008

Name: Nellie Evon Britt-Stith

Age: 45

Occupation and title: Wal-Mart customer service manager

Spouse’s name: Samuel L. Stith

Children’s names and ages: Kimberly E. Britt, 23, and Samuel J. Stith, 5

Church affiliation: Scott’s Revival Center, Rev. Evelyn Square

What’s the best part of your day? Getting up. Thanking God for another day.

If you could select another profession, what would you do? I would go to school to be an FBI agent because I like helping others.

Why do you choose to live in Franklin? I was born and raised in Franklin and everybody knows me. I am a people person.

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? I would spend my time shopping in New York.

Favorite food: Sharon’s chicken salad

Favorite weekend destination: Spending time with my family anywhere

Favorite college sports team: Norfolk State University

Favorite pro sports team: Washington Redskins

Favorite colors: Red and white

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Treat people the way you want to be treated. It was taught to me by my parents, family and friends on Stonewall Street.

Favorite Bible verse: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Matthew 7:12

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To go to college

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know? My son was born at 23 weeks and if it wasn’t for prayer and God he would not be here today. But, by the grace of God, he is now 5 years old.

What’s your hobby? Singing, helping others and going to church

What’s your best childhood memory? Going to school, singing in the choir and being able to work with the basketball team

Tell us one true thing: For God I live and for God I die.

What frightens you most? If I couldn’t go to heaven

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? I would like to live in Maryland.

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Bill Clinton

What last brought tears to your eyes? When I gave my life to Christ

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? Bible, phone and water

What kind of music do you like? Gospel

Who’s a famous entertainer you admire? Tyler Perry

What’s the last book you read? Bible (I read it every day.)

To whom are you grateful and why? I am very grateful for my son, who was born early, and the doctors said he would never live a normal life. They told me he would never walk, talk, eat on his own, etc. But God said he would be OK. My son is now 5, and everything the doctor said he wouldn’t do, he is doing. So I give all the praise and glory to God.