• Her crosses are a silent witness daily
By Linda Green

Jude Gant wears crosses wherever she goes every day. Photo by Linda Green.

The wearing of crocheted crosses has become a silent witness for a local woman.
Jude Gant, 45, of Dearing, wears crosses made with yarn and crosses made from metals as a way “to be inspired to do better everyday.”
The employee of a local eatery for nearly seven years is frequently positioned at the drive-thru and said she often gets comments on the crosses she pins to her uniform.
Gant and her colleagues receive crocheted crosses from a couple that hands them out whenever they come to the restaurant.
“I am happy to receive them,” she said. “The crosses help me maintain sanity and give me peace. They also remind me of how I was raised as a Catholic.”
The former Bronx, N.Y. resident and U.S. Army veteran said the cross and everything the cross symbolizes has been part of her life.
“The cross recognizes love of God, peace and how to keep going,” she said. “Cross-wearing has always been with me,” adding that the cross also represents strength.

To read more on this story, see the Thurs., Feb. 13, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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