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Hyatt, Vergie H. comment (0)

June 15, 2006

First Baptist Church, Addison
Winston Baptist Association

Favorite Verse: Psalm 19:14
Favorite Hymn: “How Great Thou Art”
Hobbies: Gardening, sewing
Family Status: Widowed after 55 years of marriage to Owen; three children, Harlon, Gary and Patrinka; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren

Vergie H. Hyatt is 88 years old and very active at First Baptist Church, Addison, in Winston Baptist Association. Hyatt sings in the choir and organizes senior events for about 65 church and community members. Since age 6, she has been involved with the Alabama Baptist State Singing Convention, in which singers of all ages from Alabama and other states gather one weekend in October to perform songs from the new convention songbooks.

Q: What led you to work with the singings?
A: When I grew up, we had a pump organ in my room, and I picked around on that organ and taught myself the notes. I’ve always loved music.

Q: Why have you continued this activity?
A: I love good singing and I like to be involved in it. I can sing all parts — alto, soprano, tenor and bass.
There are all kinds of singers, but it’s better if we live like the songs we sing.

Q: How do other family members support you?
A: My husband loved to sing, and we went to a lot of singings together. We would direct songs together. He was singing when I met him.

Q: What do you get from the ministry?
A: I get the blessing and the joy that I have in it. When we sing, we just forget about everything else.

Q: What difference will ministry make for you in the future?
A: I think it’s helped me enjoy my life. The music just means the world to me.

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