Bricker wrote a glowing nomination of Pease, who is the central point of support among their group of friends. During the past decade, Pease has helped her best friend Laurie Jones as she battles cancer, including taking time off work to help her recover from surgeries and transport her to and from chemotherapy. During this time Pease also lost both of her own parents and her husband. According to Bricker, “Through all of her losses, Julie finds the good. She puts others first and cares for everyone else.”
“This group of girls is so special in my life,” says Pease. “They are my encouragers, my safe place and the people that I can be myself around. I know I can trust them. In the good times and bad times, there will always be laughter! I love these girls.”
Along with three other friends from church – Sandy McNutt, Laurie Jones, and Stephanie McVay – the women will now get an all expenses paid, “over-the-
“There were so many nominations telling us about incredible women overcoming difficult situations and inspiring others that choosing just one was very difficult,” says Sevierville Chamber of Commerce marketing director Amanda Marr. “We chose Julie because she epitomizes the selflessness of true friendship and I really think other women will relate to her because of that.”
In addition to the free trip Pease and her friends will receive, they will also have the starring role in Sevierville’
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