Hello, Ms. McGee! I recently received a copy of your biography of your uncle, and I just want to thank you for all the research and passion you poured into that project. I’m a first cousin twice removed from Mr. Meredith (a fellow descendant of William & Roxie Patterson through Esau Patterson’s line), and I have been amazed at all the family history you’ve collected. The stories that were passed down are inspiring, tragic, and hope-giving all at once, and I’m so grateful that you’ve captured them. (And that’s just after reading the first chapter!) So I just wanted to express my deep appreciation for your work, and I pray God blesses whatever you do next.
Best hopes from one distant cousin to another, Aaron T. Sheppard