It’s so hard to say goodbye to someone whom you’ve known for so long and have build such a strong relationship with. This is precisely the case with Wynesha Joy Medley. This was a phenomenal woman of God, someone whom I’ve known for almost a decade. When I first got saved, Wynesha, or Winnie as she was nicknamed, was one of the first to reach out to me and became my sister in Christ, my prayer and Bible study partner, my accountability partner, my confidant, my encourager, and to sum it up, someone whom grew to become one of my best friends. We could talk to each other about anything. But most of our convos were centered around God, ministry and notes from her pastor’s sermons. Lol. 😂

The bond I developed with her was so pure, and it was stronger than any other bond I’ve had. In fact, the connection I felt between us was so great, I remember one day in particular when I just outright asked her if she would marry me. Lbvs. However, that wasn’t God’s will for our relationship. Nevertheless, Winnie and I still remained close friends over the years. She had a heart for God, the lost, praise dancing, serving children, graphic design, and had dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. At the age of 26, she had a bright future ahead of her. 🙌

With that being said, I find it so disheartening to hear how her life was so violently and unfairly taken away from her. She was the victim of a domestic violence assault last week Tuesday, but fortunately, her killer was brought to justice last night. It took me a while to actually post this because I was in a state of shock, confusion and complete disbelief all week. But the reality of her death finally hit me today. 😔

We became friends via MySpace many years ago, and would often talk about how we couldn’t wait to finally meet each other in person, but the opportunity never presented itself because she ended up moving. Her viewing will be this weekend at the church she grew up in, which I just found out is right down the street from where I live. I plan on attending to show my respects. Though we’ve been friends for years, it’s sad to know that the first and last time I’ll ever get the chance to actually see her in person will be at her funeral. 😢

Rest In Him, Wynesha Joy Medley. You lived your life with purpose, have touched many lives including mine, and have left a legacy for yourself. I know without a shadow of doubt in my mind that your salvation was secured and that you will have a place in heaven with Jesus. This isn’t goodbye, this is just see you later. Much love, sis! See you on the other side. ✌

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  1. Good Morning Mr Transparent, I wanted to reach out to you to say your testimony at the homecoming for Wynesha was heartfelt and pure and it so exempified how her soul touched all of those who were fortunate to haveo come into her presence. She was my neighbor for several years when she resided in North Miami and it was a delight to see first hand her love for God. She would have my 3 children in a circle at her family home and teach them about the love of GOD. I felt like she was an extension of my own family and I will forever miss her presence on this Earth. Thank you again for your loving testimony and may GOD forever continue to bless you and your entire family.

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    1. Thank you, Andrea, for sharing with me your experience with Wynesha. She was indeed heaven sent and was a blessing to every life that she touched. I’m forever grateful for the impact she left in my life. God bless you!

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