Kesler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church announced that Nekeisha Lindsey is its 2017 Woman of the Year.
Each year, a woman at Kesler Chapel is selected and voted on by the women of the church as the Woman of the Year.
“This individual is usually someone who has worked tirelessly in a variety of ways in support of the church’s ministries,” Winnie Bennett said in a church news release. “This year, Lindsey’s outstanding commitment, faithfulness, and selfless devotion to her church make her a most suitable candidate for this recognition.”
The theme for the Woman’s Day program is “The Divine Woman: Past, Present and Future.” The program will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Kesler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 708 Salisbury Street, Wadesboro. The speaker for the event will be Tan Kirby Davis. Davis leads a consultancy and training practice with a focus on leadership development, strategic diversity and inclusion, talent management, and workforce engagement. She is also on the staff of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
Lindsey was born in Charlotte but reared in Anson County, where she attended the Anson County schools. She returned to Charlotte, where she attended King’s College and received an accounting certification. Lindsey also attended South Piedmont Community College and received an associate of arts degree in business administration. Lindsey worked for 25 years with the Anson County school system in several capacities. She currently works for Alpha Health Services of Anson County.
Lindsey is active at Kesler Chapel A.M.E. Zion in many ministries: she is the director of the senior choir, director of children and youth programs, vice-president of the stewardess board, treasurer of the Sunday school, member of the usher board and the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, and the lay council.
She is the daughter of Osborne and Angela Lindsey of Wadesboro. She has one brother and a sister-in-law, Victor and Caroline Lindsey of Raleigh. Lindsey has two sons, Warren, 27, and Camden, aged 17, both of Wadesboro. She has one grand-son, Ken’Yon Lindsey, 6, also of Wadesboro.