Our First Lady… Lady Michelle Hedgemon
Michelle Hedgemon was born in Macon, Georgia on March 24th, She
spent most of her childhood in Hattiesburg, MS, where she was
spiritually raised in Hattiesburg Church of God In Christ under
the tutelage of Elder Bobby & First Lady Ola Carpenter.
Lady Hedgemon has
always had a heart for serving others and knew that an education
and career in the health care profession would allow her to continue
her passion. For over a decade she has served as a licensed caregiver
and nurse, having attained her certification as a Licensed Practical
Nurse from Pearl River Community College in 2001 and later receiving
her licensure as a Registered Nurse from Meridian Community College
in May 2007.
Lady Hedgemon, due
to the diligent nurturing of her parents; Kenny and Mary Floyd,
has a heart for family. She met and married LaBaron Hedgemon,
the love of her life on March 24, 2002. God has blessed them with
three beautiful children: daughters, Alaysia Tionna and Alasyn
BaLeigh and one son LaBaron Hedgemon II.
has a heart for serving her church family and women of the community.
Specifically, her heart is to minister to young ladies and women
in need of restoration and direction to the path of becoming the
preeminent woman, mother, sister or friend that God desires them
to become. As First Lady of Freedom Rock Christian Fellowship she
serves as leader of Women of The Word Ministry, an organization
for women at Freedom Rock Christian Fellowship Church that strives
to provide virtuous women with a living example of how they can
accomplish their dreams through the ministry of the ministry’s
theme: “Birthing, Bonding, and Building”. Lady
Hedgemon is also founder of the Little Ladies Seminar,
a summer enrichment program for little girls sponsored in conjunction
with LaBaron Hedgemon Ministries, Inc. and is also an active board
member of Center of Pregnancy Choices, where she has served
since 2011. She also is currently Vice-President of 24/7 Developments,
LLC, a for-profit real estate business founded by she and Pastor
Hedgemon in 2009 and aptly named after the day of their births!
Tionna is the eldest of the Hedgemon children who has
demonstrated the ability to successfully manage a perfect balance
between academics and athletics. She attends Northeast Lauderdale
Jr. High where she is a High Honors student and, just like both
of her parents, is an avid sports enthusiast. In basketball, she
is a dominating starting power forward (Pastor Hedgemon and First
Lady were both basketball starters throughout high school, so
she got her basketball talent honest-VERY honest!) In fast pitch
softball she is an up and coming infielder and power hitter. In
track and field, she has positioned herself as one of the best
shot-put and discus throwers in the region. In her own words she
has stated that when (not if) she goes to college she wants scholastic
or academic options that will allow her to attend for free!
BaLeigh is the middle child of the Hedgemon children.
She is affectionately called Baleigh but most members of Freedom
Rock refer to her as the “real boss” of the Hedgemon
household. She is outspoken, driven, brilliant, has a smile that
would light up the darkest night, and knows no stranger. She loves
to dance and sing and just like the typical 4-year old girl, she
is a classic Daddy’s girl, through and through!
just 18 months, LaBaron II, or as the church
family calls him, BJ, has mastered using his Dad’s I-pad
and loves the microphone! Despite his age and size, he has a serious
demeanor, knows exactly what he wants, and will not be intimated
by his big sisters in ensuring that he gets it! When BJ comes
onto the scene it is business as usual!