On Friday, we said ”Goodbye” to Lucy. We want to thank everyone who joined us for her homegoing. It was a beautiful ”send off” and we are grateful to Pastor John Hedgepeth of Northwood Temple for a beautiful message about an exemplary life. Lucy is finally at rest after a very long struggle with her health. We are rejoicing in the fact that she has ceased from her labors.
Lucy served for thirty years as the Secretary Treasurer of Rehoboth Ministries. We could not have stayed on the mission field if we had not had someone stateside to oversee our finances. Lucy was incredibly competent and did it all with joy, asking nothing in return. Prit used to tease her by saying, ”Mom, this year we’re going to double your salary.” With her quick wit, she would reply, ”Yes, and zero times zero is still zero!”
We include a final tribute to Prit’s mom, a well-loved poem by Alfred Lloyd Tennyson entitled “Crossing the Bar.”
Crossing the Bar
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Dearest DanaSue, I am so sad to hear that Prit and you are having to feel such a tide of grief. I say many prayers for you and your mission. I wish I could help in other ways. If my health would allow, I would go with you in a heartbeat.. I did turn out to be a pretty great critical care nurse( If I must say so myself) and I know that I could make minor difference that way. But at this point in my life, that is not an option. I keep praying for a positive change . and my faith will not fade . Say a prayer or two for me if you get a second. I love you. Jewell
Dear, Sweet Jewell, I so enjoy having you back in my life and again and hearing from you! Thank you for your prayers. I wish you could come too and am so sorry about your health issues. Do you ever get to Fayetteville? We’ll have to have another get together with the girls in Wilmington again (this time with you included) and just take a day for each other. I have prayed for you and will continue to do so. Love you much! Dana