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Dr Maya Angelou: Memorial Service, Part 2

Starting at 10:0 AM EST – First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the service at Wake Forest University

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104 Responses to “Dr Maya Angelou: Memorial Service, Part 2”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    June 7, 2014 at 11:34 am

    _/l\_

  2. 3 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

  3. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    June 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

    The memorial has been wonderful. So many memories and anecdotes.

    Go with God, Dr. Maya Angelou. You were indeed a blessing upon this earth.

  4. 5 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:38 am

  5. 6 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:38 am

  6. 7 donna dem 4 obama
    June 7, 2014 at 11:39 am

    “Stand”

    What do you do when you’ve done all you can
    And it seems like it’s never enough?
    And what do you say when your friends turn away
    And you all alone,alone?
    Tell me,What do you give when you’ve given your all
    And it seems you can’t make it through?

    Well you just stand when there nothing left to do
    You just stand,watch the lord see you through
    Yes,after you’ve done all you can, you just stand

    Tell me, how do you handle the guilt of your past?
    Tell me, how do you deal with the shame?
    And how can you smile while your hear has been broken
    And filled with pain, filled with pain?
    Tell me what do you give when you’ve given your all
    Seems like can’t make it through?

    Child, you just stand whenthere’s nothing left to do
    You just stand, watch the lord see you through
    Yes, after you’ve done all you can, you just stand

    Stand and be sure
    Be not entangled in that bondage again
    You just stand, and endure
    God has a purpose,Yes god has a plan

    Tell me what do you do when you’ve done all you can
    And it seem like you cant make it through?
    Child, you just stand,you just stand, stand

    Don’t dare give up through the storm, stand through the rain
    Through the hurt,yeah,through the pain
    Don’t you bow, and don’t bend don’t give up, no, don’t give in
    Hold on, just be strong, God will step in and it won’t be long

    After you done all you can, after you done all you can
    After you gone through the hurt, after you goune through the pain
    After gone through the storm , aftr you gone through the rain
    Prayed and cried, preyed and cried
    Prayed and cried
    Prayed and cried, oh my

    After you done all you can you just stand

  7. 9 HZ
    June 7, 2014 at 11:39 am

    ‘Stand.’ The brothers are making Dr. Angelou smile and say, “Amen, Amen.” Beautiful!!!HZ

  8. June 7, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Dr Maya Angelou will be an inspiration for all future generations.

    Congrats on 1st MP!!

  9. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    June 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

    So much….THIS.

    She really had that rare ability to cut through the BS and get to the heart of the matter.

    To have that confidence, wisdom, and know your place in the world. Wow…wow…wow.

  10. June 7, 2014 at 11:42 am

    An historical day for Ukraine …

  11. 16 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:43 am

  12. 18 GGAIL
    June 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I’m crying just seeing FLOTUS

  13. 19 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

    FLOTUS is speaking!

  14. 20 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

    FLOTUS is speaking! :)

  15. June 7, 2014 at 11:45 am

  16. June 7, 2014 at 11:47 am

    “During his time in Tampa as commander of U.S. Central Command, Marine Gen. James Mattis said he saw no evidence to confirm that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, released in a prisoner swap last week, collaborated with his captors.

    “I have never seen one bit of verified or confirmed evidence of that,” Mattis said in a phone interview with The Tampa Tribune. “Not one bit. You hear things and it was second- and third-hand.”

    Other information “specifically discounted” reports that Bergdahl, captured by the Taliban in June 2009 after leaving his outpost in Afghanistan, was working with his captors, he said. Mattis declined to comment on what that information was because it remains classified.”

    More at the link in the tweet:

  17. 23 donna dem 4 obama
    June 7, 2014 at 11:48 am

    “Carried a little black girl from the south side of Chicago all the way to the White House” – SNAP!!!

  18. 25 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:50 am

  19. 26 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

  20. 27 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:52 am

  21. 28 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2014 at 11:54 am

  22. 30 HZ
    June 7, 2014 at 11:54 am

    “May her memory be a blessing for us all.” First Lady Michelle Obama.HZ

  23. 33 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Did my FLOTUS rip it up or whut?!!!

  24. 37 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 11:58 am

  25. June 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

    OMG, FLOTUS is the VERY BEST.

    I feel in so many ways, SHE KNOWS US.

    • 39 HZ
      June 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Oh, Meta, my heart leaped with a spring of humanity of a fountain of hope, love, grace, and beautiful as our beautiful First Lady spoke. Oh, what a time to be a part of two’ Phenomenal Women’ to have graced our space. We have been placed in a space during this time that is so wonderful to take into our being to walked on his both there steps.

      {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now.” Dr. Maya Angelou…Dedicated to Oprah Winfrey.HZ

    • 41 jacquelineoboomer
      June 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      I found that quote earlier and typed it up to save. Thanks for giving me the nice graphic to print – it’ll be on my wall and I’m sending it to my granddaughters!

  26. 43 Nerdy Wonka
    June 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    YES! YES! YES!

    Thank you First Lady Michelle Obama!

  27. June 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    • 56 HZ
      June 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Hello our beautiful Zizi. Yes, she did. She was mowed the every one of the detractors’ yards in the nation today. She always make me proud and I know she made Dr. Maya Angelou proud with smiles of, “Speak my daughter, Speak, my daughter. Speak. Now let them feel it, Now let them feel it..” IMHT. (In my humble thoughts)HZ

  28. 57 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

  29. 58 Nerdy Wonka
    June 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  30. 61 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm

  31. 62 Nerdy Wonka
    June 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm

  32. 63 anniebella
    June 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Wasn’t our First Lady fantastic? I am so proud of her.

  33. 65 GGAIL
    June 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Wait for us Maya.
    Her Pastor spoke very well.

  34. 66 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:15 pm

  35. 67 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

  36. 68 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

  37. 69 Don
    June 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Every time Michelle said the words “black woman” I smiled just a littel bit more.

  38. 71 anniebella
    June 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    There is no reason for the right to hate this woman so much, except she is a proud “BLACK” woman.

  39. 72 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm

  40. 73 GGAIL
    June 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Give her son strength Lord.

    • 74 HZ
      June 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Guy, may your beautiful and loving mother memories always be for me: all those who respected her and her space take this beautiful celebration of her memory in my heart to lift me to a place of doing the works of faith that is my driving force to love, appreciate, accept, and help others.

      May I always remember that she did not tolerate malice and disrespect for her home and personal space. So, I pray that my spirit will always remember that I will always carry this, first being taught to me by my grandmother, grandfather, and precious mother. Through her writings and speeches, these lessons will lift up my spirit to receive God’s most loveable and cherished gifts provided to me to walk this earth daily to reach out and be touched by the lives of greatness.
      Dr. Maya Angelou, so in my quiet moments I pray that I will always reflect on how to recognize these core principles that began with my mother, grandmother, grandfather, and Dr. Maya Angelou who all taught me how to respect myself as a young lady. That worth will forever be in my spirit and my space, I humbly pray. HZ

      {{{{{{{{{{{{ She is in the arms of the essence of her private faith and the angels who lifting her to a higher space is ushering her before a loving God who loves us all with such sweet grace. .}}}}}}}}}HZ

  41. 75 Don
    June 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    black woman black woman black woman!
    black woman black woman black woman!
    black woman black woman black woman!

  42. 77 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

  43. 78 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Truth right here!

  44. 79 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Okay, I was fine until he read his sonnet to his mother.
    Eyes leaking again.

  45. 80 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm

  46. 83 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm

  47. 85 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

  48. 86 yardarm756
    June 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Now THAT was a HOMEGOING!

    • 87 carolyn
      June 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      I LOVE that term “homegoing!” It is beautiful and celebratory.
      I want you all to know, I have not even listened yet, but have just read comments and quotes, and this senior white woman is in tears of joy and sensed love. Amazing, what you on this blog can do. The beauty of a great soul shines through. Thank you all.

      • 88 yardarm756
        June 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm

        Your statement shines another light on this blog and it is that of a “cultural exchange”. We’ve all learned something here and that is a beautiful thing. :)

    • 89 Dudette
      June 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Amen Brother! She’s looking down smiling!

  49. 91 vcprezofan2
    June 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    It is ALWAYS, always beautiful to CELEBRATE a life!
    This is something I discovered as a teenager when a deacon`s wife from my church passed on. Before that I had never known that a funeral/memorial service could be a time of sorrow-tinged JOY. Dr. Angelou’s celebration was terrific – she done good, touching and changing many, many lives!

    “Well done, Dr. Maya! Well done!”

  50. 92 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

  51. 93 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

  52. 94 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    MAY YOUR BLESSED SOUL REST PEACEFULLY IN GOD’S ARMS AND WHEN IT RAINS MAY YOUR WORDS DROP PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM HEAVEN.

  53. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    June 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    As Mrs. Obama described the fact that Dr. Angelou was challenging all the young black women out there to be their real selves, I was thinking that ~ off in the corner, quietly listening ~ were a whole lot of young white women like myself and others who heard her, too. Decades ago. And I know her words reached all the men who love and loved us, those who also heard her sing through her poetry and other gifts. She “just loved people,” as her pastor said ~ and she was a gift to the world, for sure. The whole wide wonderful world that had her in it. #NationalTreasure

    • 97 hopefruit2
      June 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Indeed Jacqueline…And as FLOTUS said in her tribute, Maya spoke to ALL women, including a white woman from Kansas… :) :)

      • 98 jacquelineoboomer
        June 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        … and this white woman from New Jersey! :) I feel conflicted about being so uplifted by her memorial service, because she’s not here with us. But I am. She was truly a black cultural icon, almost like a Black Madonna painted for all of us in a portrait that we get to hang on our walls, but she was also a womanly icon.

        I kidded my son when he stopped by during the memorial that, as Maya had once written about her “terrible, wonderful mother,” he could write about me someday because we’re ALL terrible, wonderful mothers! (He didn’t say he wouldn’t, so that’s a start.) :)

  54. 99 Dudette
    June 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm

  55. 101 GGAIL
    June 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you Chips for hosting this Memorial Service so we could attend it together as Dr. Angelou`s extended family.

    • June 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      A pleasure GGail, thank you, one of those very, very beautiful and poignant occasions, we’ve had so many. No words for the First Lady, except: a national treasure.

  56. 104 HZ
    June 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Yes, I give my thanks to Chips along with GGail and all of our beautiful and wonderful TOD Family. Chips, I have always felt in my deep core that you are a gentle soul and firm and speak and show your works through truth. Your precious love for life, compassion, enormous fountains of knowledge, and pure respect give my heart a song each day, I am honored to be a part of this beautiful family.

    There is a Sweet, Sweet Spirit but no nonsense in this beautiful space. Thank you, Chips. ((((((((((((( I love and respect your goodness of life, my Chips.)))))))))))))))HZ


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