CHAPTER ONE“Amaaaaaazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost,
But now am found,
Was blind, but now I seeeee.”
Miss Novella Edmonds sings as everyone screams and cries at my cousin Jasmine’s funeral.
“Help me, Jesus,” she says, and makes her way back to her seat in the choir stand after singing and shouting all over the place.
“Help me, Lord. Help me,” she says between verses as Miss Fitten fans her with the paper fan that has a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and his family on it. Miss Fitten is...