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State lawmakers honor humble servant Don Wildmon

The Mississippi House passed Resolution 125 last Thursday, mourning the loss and honoring the life and legacy of American Family Association founder Rev. Don Wildmon, who passed away in late December at the age of 85. AFN spoke with State Representative Donnie Bell, the author of the resolution.

"The life and legacy of Mr. Wildmon was pretty special for Mississippi," he shares, "but not only Mississippi, but for the whole U.S. And [because of] what American Family Association and American Family Radio, which he founded, means to our country and to our state, it was well worth the recognition."

The resolution lists 33 findings (or 'whereases'), including the first one, which states:

"On December 28, 2023, the immaculate Author and Finisher of our soul's destiny summoned the mortal presence of dearly beloved, Reverend Donald Ellis Wildmon … to eternal rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, rendering great sorrow and loss to his family, friends, and to the great Magnolia State."

The resolution documents a litany of Rev. Wildmon's accomplishments, and recognizes his widow, Lynda, as well as all his surviving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren by name – among them ...