Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Good bye to my Great Aunt Jaunita
I just wanted to publicly say good bye to my great aunt. She passed away this week at the age of 85. I am afraid I don't have a picture of her handy as we are packing to move. She had been suffering with dementia for several years. The last time Jack and I saw her she didn't know us at all. She was a wonderful, Godly woman full of love and care for others. She and her husband Moody loved to serve and care for others. They adopted their niece and raised her as their own always thinking of her as a daughter. She was the only child they ever had. Moody drove people to the doctors offices even when he himself was battling bone cancer. It barely slowed him down. Jaunita took great pride in caring for her home, family and extended family. That was her way of serving the Lord. Bible study and inviting new church members to her home were important to her. Sadly, after Moody passed away, Jaunita's health began to fail. She spent the last few years in the nursing home. Some of that time she shared a room with my grandmother her sister-in-law. It is our small town nursing home and a couple family members work there so they both got wonderful care until their passing. Good bye Jaunita until I see you again in Heaven. I will remember your sweet smile and loving ways.