Who We Are.......Meet Granny's Angels

We are a team of young women who believe in giving back and supporting those in need. We learned from the best - our grandmothers, Zera Amerson Hampton and Annie Mae Robinson Covington, and our darling mother, Mae Florence Covington Hampton, who gave tirelessly of their own time and money to help others for many years. We come together from schools, businesses, civic and religious groups, families and friends. We too provide assistance to others in our community using our own money to support requests for assistance and have since received overwhelming requests.  We hope that you will help us by being a part of this initiative and helping others spread their wings. You'll be glad you did. 

Jean Barnes

Inspired by God for the vision and by my parents and grandparents for the mission, I am very proud to be a part of Granny’s Angels making it possible to support our community and transform lives. Remembering our past while embracing the future with new opportunities is why I enjoy being a part of Granny’s Angels. An opportunity takes money and each of us. Our aim is to pay it forward by offering opportunity for those in need who also want to make a difference in this world. It is an honor to serve in this capacity knowing that I have been called to care! It’s a family affair and gratifying to pay it forward by helping others help themselves!  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, an Associate’s Degree in Executive Administration. I currently serve as a Board Director with Johnston Community College Foundation and as a member of the Clayton Woman’s Club.

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Ruth Hampton Smith

Salvation and education are the foundation of my life. Being a member of Granny's Angels means so much to me as I "try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud" (Maya Angelou quote). I'm a 2009 graduate of Strayer University with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management. I'm also a 2013 graduate of UNC-Charlotte with a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree in Special Education-General Curriculum for K-12. I am currently fulfilling my passion as an educator of students with disabilities with Wake County Public Schools.

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Priscilla Hampton Green

Being a part of Granny’s Angels to me is special because we strive to have a positive impact in the lives we encounter, our mission is to help not hinder, to be selfless not selfish, to encourage not discourage. Granny’s Angels are mothers and daughters whose life experiences have taught us to pray, keep our faith and stand still and let God guide our decisions.  At some point in our lives, we are all going to be faced with situations that are out of our control and in that moment you look to someone for support - not an opinion. Growing up with positive influences in my life like my parents and grandmothers as well as having the Angels as my inspiration is why I want to continue helping others.

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Cristal Atkinson

Faith in God, family, love, tranquility, joy, charity, smiles and laughter are all the important qualities that reflect who I am. I have always been a giver and a peacemaker from my youth. Nothing makes me​ feel more fulfilled than to be able to pray for and help others. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. This is what makes it such a joy, blessing and privilege to be a part of Granny’s Angels. I have always felt that God blesses us so that we can bless others.​ 

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Vera Diggs

I have been providing agency services to families and children for over 20 years. I currently serve as an Education Licensure Specialist ensuring that educators are certified to render services to students in the state of North Carolina. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University. I have always had a passion for helping others and making them feel special. “Working in the community and giving back is something I enjoy. My goal is to be able to shed some light where some may feel like they’re living in a dark moment. Granny’s Angels has opened the door for me to broadly share my gifts of love and compassion. I want others to know that no matter the circumstances, there are people that truly care.” 

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Latissa Hampton

I have worked in education for 11 years and currently serve as a High School Counselor.   I hold a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling.  Giving back to my community has always been a strong passion. I have come to realize that this passion has derived from a calling upon my life to not only work for and with our youth, but with our entire community! Being a part of Granny’s Angels has opened doors for me not only to fulfill my passion and calling for helping those in need, but to do so with God’s love and kindness.

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Monique Hampton

I am a recent honor graduate from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a degree in business management. I am currently employed as an office manager for a mortgage company. The goals that I aspire to accomplish in my life derive from my faith in God and having the support of my family. I was raised to not only rely on faith, but to also put forth the effort to achieve any goal that I set for myself. I feel very proud to be apart of Granny’s Angels, because we are striving to help our community in every way possible!

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Jasmyne McNeil

My n​ame is Jasmyne McNeil, proud mother of four beautiful babies and a member of Granny's Angels. I am currently in the process of pursuing my bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. I am grateful to be a part of Granny's Angels because it allows me the opportunity to help others while teaching my children the joy and willingness to give. It is my hope to not only be a light to my children but to countless others in the community as well.  

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Markisha Atkinson

I love God and I have a passion for giving. It really intrigues me to see others emotional state change from being worried and saddened to being happy and grateful after I have been blessed to help them. My great grandmothers, my grandmother (Mae Hampton), and my mother (Cristal Renee Atkinson) have all been a positive role model for caring and reaching out to help others. This is what has inspired me to do the same thing. I love helping others who need assistance. This is why I am so proud to be a part of Granny’s Angels.

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Amanda Jackson


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Ebony McNeil

My name is Ebony McNeil. I attended Fayetteville State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a minor in Psychology. My philosophy-of education is that all students are capable of learning no matter their economic status, disabilities, race, and/or other unknown challenges that may confront them. I believe that with the help of Christ, and a safe and caring learning environment we can change lives academically, physically , and emotionally. It is my prayer always that I can make a difference in the lives of my students and their family and leave a positive impact on their lives. Two of my specialties in which I feel is my calling are caring for the elderly and teaching kindergarten. I also enjoy creating bulletin boards and crafting. Being a part of Granny’s Angels allows me the opportunity to spread abroad the greatest gift that anyone could ever give to someone else which is LOVE!

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Angela Jackson

My name is Angela Jackson. Having Christ first and foremost as head of my life and a loving family has inspired me to answer the call of nursing. I attended Kaplan & Bryan universities and enjoy devoting a great deal of my time and services taking care of others in the medical field of 40 years to include phlebotomy which is my passion. My field of study is worth it all as it brings me great joy at the end of the day just knowing that having placed a smile on someone’s face, being a good listener, and/ or a word of encouragement that I’ve been blessed to give has made a difference. It all reminds me of the golden rule “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.”  Being a part of Granny’s Angels enables me to fulfill my purpose in helping others.

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