I just want to thank everyone who ever showed Jessie Mae Hemphill a bit of genuine kindness in any way. Even all you anonymous bus bench strangers, waitresses, people on the street, or any other who encountered her and were nice to her. She genuinely appreciated that and she was certainly worthy of your respect and your kindnesses small and large. It meant the world to her.
She was very kindly and generous to me and I am both proud and grateful I had the chance to get to know her a bit even if from far away.Jessie Mae