My dear Mawmaw passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 @ 1:00 am, cdt. We were by her side and watched as drew her last breath. She was very peaceful and just went to sleep. We felt God's presence so strongly and rejoiced as He held her hand as she crossed death's river.
We were blessed to have spent the last 5-6 days with her. It was such a time of reflecting and family togetherness that makes one weep and laugh all at the same time. Reminiscing with loved ones about how Mawmaw has always been the heartbeat of our family. She was a care-taker in every way. Very loving and generous with all she had to give. You didn't leave Mawmaw's house without some homemade cat head biscuits and gravy and most time her famous salmon patties to finish it off with. I'll never forget those times of sitting around and listening to her singing the funniest old folk songs you've ever heard, and also the good 'ole gospel sacred harp hymns. We sang those as we sat and watched her spirit leave this world. A true Christian lady would sum her up the best.
I pray that I will remember all that she was and try to be half the woman she was. I will miss her. Would I wish her back? Never. Her dementia is gone. She is reunited with Pawpaw,Uncle Ronnie and all her family and friends that have gone on before her. Most of all she is with Jesus. She has finished her course and kept the faith. For that I'm blessed. Praising God for allowing her to part of my life and the lives of my children.
Love you Mawmaw and look forward to seeing you again someday. Until then....