#FarrisStory: "Growing up I watched as he helped anyone that truly needed help"

"Though he is gone now, my father was and will always be the biggest inspiration in my life. The man that i call my father was actually my uncle. He and his wife (the woman I call mom) brought me home from the hospital. Even though he was not my biological father he never treated me any different. Growing up I watched as he helped anyone that truly need his help. He never turned his back on anyone and taught me how to be the man that I am today. I recall the things he taught us and how he raised all of his kids and use those wise teachings everyday in raising my own kids. Although he has been gone almost 16 years and only got to meet 2 of his 6 grand kids he is and will always be a big part of our lives. Everyone that knew him knew he would give you the shirt off of his back the food on his plate and a prayer to send you on your way." - Chris from Pearl, MS