Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
She will be buried Saturday in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Hineston, Louisiana. Her final resting place will be there with her family.
What follows is from the February 19, 2006, blog (link). She had some more stories, Mrs. Jim and I will compile and post them soon.
"I was born in 1917, in Poplarville, Mississippi. We came to Louisiana when I was four. We made our home at Camp 19 [near Elmer, Louisiana]. That was in an old logging camp."
- Vacation--a visit to the Holy Land in 1980
- Food--McDonald's Double Cheeseburgers and Dr. Pepper
- Dislikes--mushrooms, she knows where they are grown
- Also dislikes--crawfish, they were Papa's fish bait
- Thing to do--go to Sunday school, she doesn't miss
- TV program--the news, then most anything, she doesn't watch ball games
Scripture verse--Ephesians 4:32, "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." She taught every child in the nursery that verse. And she showed them how to follow that rule.
Oh yes, Mema has never held a driver's license. She does have a 'back seat driver's license' given to her by the State of Louisiana to be used as an ID. Mema is good at her back seat driving while telling us her many, many, funny stories. Family Life Humor
Cliff Morrow said...
My family will know I've passed on the day I allow a wait staff to sing Happy Birthday.
Well Happy Birthday to her. Great post. Nice lady.
Sun Feb 19, 07:10:35 AM CST
That Mema sure is something!!! We have all of her stories memorized!! The cake I made is just about to go in the oven for us to celebrate. One great thing about church beginning at 11 AM!!
See you this afternoon and 'happy birthday, Mema!'
Sun Feb 19, 07:54:16 AM CST
Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...
Aww! What a great tale of Mema! Happy Birthday to her!
Sun Feb 19, 09:59:21 AM CST
Great story about a fine lady! Happy birthday to her and may God Bless her with many more healthy years!!
Sun Feb 19, 11:03:59 AM CST
Congratulations Mema! What a life! My mother, Helen Jacobs, celebrated her birthday the same day, the 18th. She would have been 94!! She's resting in peace now.......
Judy Gottsch, your cuz
Sun Feb 19, 01:37:43 PM CST
What! No sombrero?????? Happy birthday Mema..and many more.
Sun Feb 19, 04:35:30 PM CST
Useless Man said...
Happy Belated. If only we can all be so blessed to live such a long life!
Tue Feb 28, 12:25:18 PM CST
lose a parent, no matter what age we
are when it happens. Take care,
Tinking of you and te family at this time. Merle.
How thankful that she is where you will meet her again.
Like Wess and Sue Adams have always said and I often repeat..."You haven't lost something if you KNOW where it is!"
I sure do love that little doggie of your's!....from Terry
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I am sure Mema will have a wonderful party in heaven.
Take care xx
My deepest sympathy at this very sad to you both on the passing of much loved Mema.
Take care Jen
very nice and dignified, as well a child of God.
I am sorry for yours and Mrs Jim's loss. God Bless You.
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