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Lawanda Pope

Published 10:28am Saturday, December 15, 2012

Name: Lawanda Pope

Lawanda Pope says that having two daughters and a grandson are her proudest achievements. -- James Artis | Tidewater News

Age: 51

Occupation and title: Manager at New Dixie Mart

Children’s names and ages: Dimetrice, 25; LaToya, 21

Church affiliation: New Mt. Zion Baptist Church

\If I could change my name, I’d make it: Wanda

People say I look like: My mother

Favorite movie of all time: “Love and Basketball”

TV show I never miss: “The Word,” a gospel program featuring Bishop Charles Ellis

The secret to happiness is: Knowing Jesus and keeping it real

I wish I knew how to: Sing
Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “Amazing Grace”

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Cabbage, fish, chicken

Three words that best describe me: Lovable, kind, friendly

One superpower I wish I had: Bring everybody together on one accord

Book on my nightstand: The Bible

My proudest achievement: Having my two daughters and grandson, Jayden

My most humbling moment: Home alone and relaxing

My most recent trip: Florida

My life won’t be complete until: I meet Jesus

My friends think I’m: Humorous
I really lose my cool when: People disrespect others

Favorite pro sports team: Washington Redskins

Favorite color: Black

Best life lesson I’ve learned and who taught you: How to stay humble and treat everybody the way I would want to be treated. My father.

Best decision I’ve made in life: Accepting Christ in my life

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: American Red Cross

What give me the blues: People not having a purpose in life

Best childhood memory: Playing with my siblings

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