Mid-South families celebrate Easter Sunday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South families celebrate Easter Sunday

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The Peabody Hotel hosted a delicious Easter brunch complete with desserts. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) The Peabody Hotel hosted a delicious Easter brunch complete with desserts. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Although kids like Easter egg hunts, parents say the most important thing is family and faith on Easter. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Although kids like Easter egg hunts, parents say the most important thing is family and faith on Easter. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Members of Temple of Deliverance Church celebrated Resurrection Sunday with songs and praise. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Members of Temple of Deliverance Church celebrated Resurrection Sunday with songs and praise. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Christians all over the world celebrated Easter Sunday on April 5. Here in the Mid-South, people took part in church services, Sunday brunches, and of course, Easter egg hunts.

At Temple of Deliverance Church near downtown Memphis, members celebrated Easter as "Resurrection Sunday." They used music and praise to honor Jesus.

"I'm so excited on the Resurrection Sunday, because when I think about the great price that Jesus paid for you and I," said Temple of Deliverance's Bishop Milton R. Hawkins.

Just a short distance away from the church, hundreds of people enjoyed a lovely Easter brunch at the Peabody Hotel. A harpist underscored the meal as diners feasted on the hotel's famous desserts, roast beef, seafood, and other delicious dishes.

Meanwhile, in the Peabody's convention center, the American Atheists wrapped up their four-day national conference with panel discussions, lunch, and a movie.

Kids all over the city celebrated the holiday with their families. One family took a carriage ride downtown, while others took pictures with the Easter bunny at the Bass Pro Store on Macon Road.

Ten-year-old Twainah says she takes pictures with the Easter bunny almost every year. Her 6-year-old brother, Stephen, knows all the best places to look for Easter eggs during an egg hunt.

"In bushes or, like, behind stuff," said Stephen.

Parents say the best part of Easter is spending it with family and focusing on faith.

"Most important part is to be with your family and remember Jesus," said Carol Rial. "Not just the eggs."

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