Agatha Best: Ninth of Ten 2020 Jefferson Award Winners
Lives are changing at Life Changing Worship Center in Delmar, Md. That’s especially due to one of its faith members: Agatha Best. Her list of ways she helps others is long. It includes volunteering for Shore Up Energy.
“I do to the homes where people can’t get out and apply for energy…a lot of seniors, single mothers, single parents,” Best said.
Zach Smith, who nominated Best for a Jefferson Award, said, “She was a blessing to me and my wife when we first moved to the area. She helped us find housing, helped us with our electric.”
He also helps hurting hearts through her widow ministry.
“The Lord impressed it upon my heart to deal with widows,” Best said. “I’m a widow myself, so I’ve been down that road. And I know there’s a lot of widows who just need someone to talk to.”
Best’s son, Prophet Robert Best said the retired – but not really retired – florist even honors others with her own special ceremonies that she organizes every other month.
“If they’ve done things throughout their life but she feels they haven’t been honored for it, then she will bring it in, contact their family, contact people out of town, pull it together for each person. And she’ll put on a service for them,” he said.
These are just a few of the reasons why Agatha Best is a 2020 Jefferson Award winner!
About the Jefferson Awards
WBOC is proud to be a local partner of the Jefferson Awards, which are presented to unrecognized citizens on Delmarva who provide extraordinary public service. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service.
The 2020 Jefferson Awards are made possible through the support of our local sponsor, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.