I don’t know if I can do this, but if I can’t maybe someone else can finish it for me.
I do not possess the verbal skills to express my and my family’s feelings right now. We are so very sad, yet we are happy to be surrounded by good friends and family. We are here on such a sad occasion, but I have something to say. One member of each of the marriages in this will room will go through what our family has gone through in recent days. It is an extremely tough time, and without the love and support provided by of all of you – it would have been impossible to endure. Wherever you are when this dreaded time comes for you – I hope you are blessed with the same love and support we have received from the people of this wonderful community.
On most days when Nelda and I awoke I would say to her “What can I do for you today to make your day better?” I would get comments like “just love me”. “just be yourself”, or there would be a project she needed help with. I did that for a very selfish reason – If I could improve her day; by default, mine was improved.
She was a special lady to me, and I am sure to you. Some of the recent comments from friends on Facebook used words to describe her like “Precious”, “Lovely Lady inside and out”, “Fabulous Woman”, “Very sweet and amazing”, “She was one of a kind”, and “Loved by many”.
Let’s all remember the good times, and thank God that everyone in this room had their lives enriched by knowing her and having her as a friend.