For Seniors Only: Senior Spotlight- Sandra Crump
Sandra Kay Lawson Crump, Ms. Kay.
When and where were you born?
December 1st, 1953 in Reidsville, NC.
What do or did you want to be growing up? (Did you become this? If not, then what did you become?)
A Singer. Yes. I became a Professional Vocalist, recorded a Contemporary Gospel 45 record; “Watch What You Say” and “Faith” Presently in the Recording Studio recording a CD of Heavenly Music “Somewhere” and “Believe”, will be released soon.
Did you have an after-school job? What was it?
Babysitting my cousins.
What extra-curricular activities were you involved in?
I was the First Black Chief Cheerleader of Reidsville Senior High School, Chorus, Girl Scouts etc.
Did you go to college or trade school or do military service? Describe.
Attended A&T State University, (Business Management) and Forsyth Technical Community College (Accounting) Dale Carnegie (“How To Win Friends and Influence People”) Aspiring to attend Wake Forest University (Life Coaching Certification).
Who were your heroes when you were a child?
What major historical events do you remember from your childhood?
The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Name one person in your life that has made the biggest influence. Why?
My Father Ed Lawson Jr. He showed me to be Happy with Life. I remember the fun we had singing and dancing together and have long conversations about Life.
What activities do you participate in that keeps you physically active?
Walking, jogging and lifting weights at the Glade St. YWCA. I enjoy Line dancing.
What activities do you participate in which keep you intellectually challenged?
I love to read Spiritual and Self-Help Books. I’m reading; Complete works of H. Emilie CADY; Lessons in Truth, How I Used Truth and God a Present Help. This is and amazing must read Book for Truth Seekers.
What advice for healthy aging do you have for the next generation ofseniors?
Seek Spiritual Truths. The Practice of Self-realization. Learn how to go Within. Meditation is really a journey back to the space to find Peace and Happiness. Be Active with Life! “Association brings about Assimilation” Consciously Associate with Positive People. Exercise, Eat Healthy, Share your Wisdom with others. Be your Authentic Self and Love Everyone.
Is there anything that scares you about the
No. One of my favorite scriptures is “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Mt. 6:33) My GOD is not a God about fear. I’m blessed to have the PEACE of GOD within Me that passeth all understanding.
What do you like about being your age?
Knowing that “Age is the dawn of Wisdom” is empowering. I’m a Seeker of Truth and I realize that we need a
knowledge of the way our mind works. Which will enable us to fulfill our desires. As a person thinks, feels and believes, so is the condition of his mind, body and circumstances. I Have come to a point of Awakening and I’m thrilled to have the confidence to Share the Heavenly Knowledge that has been given to me from My Heavenly Father.
If you were granted two wishes, what would they be?
“Let There Be Peace On Earth And Let It Begin With Me… is some of the lyrics of one of my favorite songs. And it gives a wonderful message of how to acquire that wish. I also wish to Live to be 120 years young! In good health and sharing Life with My Family and Friends. Fulfilling my purpose to make a difference in the world.
Anything else you would like to add?
I’m a Minister and attend Unity of Winston-Salem, NC. Sing on the Choir. Active in Transmission Meditation; A simple group mediation providing both a dynamic service to the world and powerful, personal spiritual development I’m the President of The Forsyth Chapter AARP; Wemeet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Noon at the Senior Services Building. President of theForsyth Chapter American Business Women Association; We meet every 3rd Wednesday
at 5:45 pm at The Piedmont Club in the BB&T Financial Center, 200 W. Second St, 19th Floor. Precinct Chair and very active my community. A Silpada Representative (Fine Sterling Silver) and A World Ventures “MAKE A LIVING…LIVING!” Representative (Travel Club). Happily married to Elder
Melvin Crump have three children Tinakay Caesar, Jessica Slade and Tyki Lawson-Oates and Blessed with six Precious Grandchildren. I tell people that I love my grand-kids, because they have Head Lights and Tail Lights… I love to see them coming, and LOVE to see them leaving!!! Life is WONDERFUL!!!