“I would like to take a few moments and say a BIG ‘Thank You’ to Tennessee Pastors, Members, and Friends, for being so sweet and kind to me during the death of my husband, Gene. On our journey from earth to Heaven, we were blessed to be able to minister with you for (14) wonderful years. We enjoyed being with you, at your local church, home, etc., you were a great blessing to us.
Many local churches sent beautiful floral arrangements, some of you sent personally, many many cards, phone calls, and expressions of love. I will never, in this life, be able to repay you for your kindness to me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you. You are the greatest people on earth, in my book.
My special thanks to Brother and Sister McKinley for all they did. He even canceled (out of town) appointments to be with us (Jeff, Regina, and me).They were at our home continually ministering and helping me. I could not have made it without their help. Their son, Shaun, helped me so much with the programs, etc. My Pastor, Verlin Thornton; was continually ministering to us at our home and the service, the singers, Londa and Dwight, Duke and Shirlene, speakers, etc., the list goes on and on.
Everything happened so quickly. The doctor told him on March 14th, he had inoperable cancer, he passed away on March 28th (2 weeks later), with a wonderful group of pastors, members, and friends singing ,songs of victory, to him for about 1 1/2 hours. He slipped away in the arms of Jesus.
Please pray for me, it was so hard to see him go, even though I know he is in a better place, he preached about Heaven for (63) years, now it is a reality to him.