Mary Ellison of Brandon loves her flower garden in her back yard. But husband Dan's had to tend it for her this year because Mary got some very bad news from her doctor last winter. But from her chair in the living room she can see the flowers, and they are a comfort to her. But not as much a comfort as what she saw coming into the house from her back yard one day shortly after her doctor visit last winter.
Mary Ellison: It was cold and the wind had blown a lot of leaves up under the porch. So I got my broom and went out and swept. And when I started back in the door, I saw this image.
Walt: It's a place on the sliding screen door where what looks to be a ¾ profile of a face has been placed. Or stained. Or etched. Or something. It won't come off. It's easer to see with a black background behind it. But one day it wasn't there, the next it was. And WHEN it got there is maybe even more significant than what it is.
Mary: Before that I had prayed that, that God would send me a message. He put the face on the door to let me know that he's there with me, all the way.
Walt: And "all the way" will be "all the way" for Mary. The news from her doctor was that bad.
Mary: I think it's God that has put it there for a reason.
Dan: Everybody that I've seen come out here, and it's been a lot of people that's seen it. I think my whole Sunday School class has been out here, chill bumps pop up on their arms. And they just, they don't know what to say when they see it.
Walt: Is it the face of Jesus? A bearded man with a sad look with perhaps a tear flowing from his left eye?
Dan: God or Jesus, that's what I believe.
Mary: We really don't know what it is except I KNOW God put it there for me. VERY comforting to know that he is there with me.
Walt: And while the rest of us puzzle over the image, Mary sits peacefully. And you wonder which is the biggest miracle; the image on the door screen, or the comfort in such a time for her that it has brought to Mary.
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:13:14 GMT
Two elementary school girls were allegedly sexually assaulted by another female student. One incident happening while the two girls were at school. Two mothers are now speaking out about their daughters.More >>
Two Jackson mothers are speaking out after they say their daughters were sexually assaulted by another female student. One of the incidents allegedly happened at school.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:05:30 GMT
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.A spokesperson for the Mississippi DepartmentMore >>
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:07 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:07:42 GMT
Joseph Patrick Coates has pled guilty to three counts of sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 52 years in prison. The last eight years of the sentenced were suspended and he'll be placedMore >>
Joseph Patrick Coates has pleaded guilty to three counts of sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 52 years in prison. The last eight years of the sentence were suspended and he'll be placed on supervised probation following his release.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:28 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:28:21 GMT
Three on Your Side receives a complaint of tainted gas in Clinton Wednesday. Toby Latham said water in gasoline from Kangaroo Express on Springridge Road damaged his vehicle. According to the Byram motorist,More >>
One customer at a gas station in Clinton claims water in the fuel damaged his vehicle.
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:17 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:17:05 GMT
James Hutto interrupted his own capital murder trial Tuesday morning, angry that judge Bill Gowan decided against the admissibility of certain evidence. "None of that matters? F***. I don't give a f***More >>
Eighty-one year old Ethel Winstead Simpson was killed between 11:30 p.m. on September 13 and 1:15 a.m. on September 14, 2010. Prosecutors narrowed down the time frame Wednesday in the Capital Murder trial of James Hutto.More >>
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