2015 Christmas Mother
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Christmas Mother 2015
Mrs. Gayle Walters
Gayle and her husband, Al, moved from the Brandermill community to Powhatan in 2001. Gayle is a Richmond native having grown up in the Bon Air area of Chesterfield County and graduated from Huguenot High School. Al was born and raised in Georgia, but has lived in Virginia most of his adult life. They have 2 teenage granddaughters who live in the Chester area with Al’s son, Ed, and daughter-in-law, Alexis. They attend The Brandermill Church regularly, where both are church elders as well as serve in various capacities in the church. Gayle currently is on the finance committee, is a church trustee, and serves on the board of the Brandermill Preschool.
Gayle was a school teacher while living in Pennsylvania for several years. When she moved back to Richmond, she taught fourth grade for 2 years and the fifth grade talented and gifted class for 3 years at Grange Hall Elementary School in Chesterfield County before entering the field of real estate. She has been a real estate agent and broker since 1987, and has had her own company, Gayle & Company, Inc., REALTORS, since 1998.
Gayle is a 40-year cancer survivor and her very life has always been attributed to nothing short of a miracle (and really smart doctors). That’s why her theme, “EXPECT MIRACLES”, is so appropriate for her year as Christmas Mother. Large and small miracles happen all around us on a daily basis as we reach out to help others. The Christmas season itself is all about the heavenly miracles! Gayle’s hope is to show everyone in Powhatan that you shouldn’t just believe in miracles, but come to expect seeing miracles on a regular basis and know they can make their own miracles happen. Everyone needs to expect that a miracle will happen in their lives!
The Christmas Everyday Committee not only provides food and gifts to families, children, the elderly, the disabled, and others in need at Christmas, but the committee volunteers work all year long to meet the needs of folks in Powhatan. Our goal is to see that no person in our community goes hungry or cold, no person is lonely or forgotten, and no child is without hope of miracles, especially during the Christmas holidays.