The Church of the Resurrection, at 3501 Cedar Lane, recently bid a fond farewell to its parochial vicar, Kevin Segerblom. For two years Father Kevin helped Rev. Michael Boehling with weddings, funerals, counseling and assisting the infirmed. Jeff Foster, the cluster parishes coordinator, says Kevin did a wonderful job. Kevin is now the new pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Salem, Va. Last month, the Resurrection congregation had a pot luck reception to honor the outgoing clergyman. The church's new vicar is David Cupps.In an article about Churchland history a few months ago, I mentioned that Village Flower Shop owner Tom Parker remembered an African American man who sold vegetables from a cart pulled by a mule. I asked if any Your Corner readers knew anything about him. I got an e-mail from Stella Williamson, who said the farmer, nicknamed "Budgie," traveled from Nansemond County into Churchland to sell his produce. Stella and her family moved to the area in 1932, just before the hurricane the next year. "We kids were excited about the hurricane," she says. Some of her favorite childhood memories involve trees on her family's property. There was a magnolia tree that she talked her younger sister into climbing. The younger girl got stuck in the tree, and Stella had to get their father to rescue her. In the family's backyard, there was a sycamore that sat near their water pump. Though the house is long gone, the tree still stands. It's in the field at the intersection of Churchland Boulevard and Towne Point Road.
Church's Vicar Now a Pastor
The Church and Community in Action group plans to offer a church ...