Loss of a great Friend

I have known Helen for probably 50 years or longer.  I went to school with her middle son, her husband was a bus driver for the school.  Her husband passed away about 6 years ago and she has been in a nursing home about 8 years.  I have visited her every Monday now for over 3 years at the nursing home.  I have visited her in the hospital, went to the ER with her, over the past 6 months, off and on.  Her health has gradually deteriorated the past 3 months.
I was at the hospital this morning, met her son and his wife, as the Doctor examined her and gave us his findings.  She was not responsive, and the prognosis was not good.
Helen went to be with the Lord, at 7:30pm this evening.  Her son called me and I have been asked to preach her funeral.  It will be an honor to do so but, it will also be tough for me.  She was quite a woman and a wonderful mother.  I am blessed to have known her all these years.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

I pray you all can celebrate her life as you mourn the loss. A dear friend of mine passed away in Massachusetts on Valentines\' Day . I wanted badly to go to her funeral, but wasn\'t able to.
deleted_user
deleted_user

You will be a blessing to the family. My heart is with you as you do this final favor for a friend....In Christ, Dale..Brandon\'s mom
deleted_user
deleted_user

Yes, knowing this woman and her family as you do, I too think you will be a blessing to this family as everyone says their goodbyes to her. Wishing you peace as you do your final good deed for this woman. Truly your friend, BarbaraWawa (Barb)
starbright1949
starbright1949

I agree, you can tell the family some things they don\'t even know. Really it is a help especially if it is funny.~~Debbie
Community LeaderSunCloudJD
SunCloudJD

Im so sorry for your loss Peewee.. that would be very hard and take courage when you\'re hurting as well.. I know I couldnt do it..sending you love and a blessing..x
concettah
concettah

May God comfort your heart and the hearts of her family as you adjust to her short seperation from you to be in Glory with the Lord Forever. May the Lord give you the strength and the words to speak as you say your good bys at her funeral, In Jesus Name Amen! God\'s Blessings be upon you , connie