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.


Susie said...

My sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved Great Aunt Juanita.
She sounds like a wonderful, special lady and I'm sure you will miss her.
My prayers are with you..

Lili said...

Jaunita would have appreciated this tribute, Michelle.
Bon courage for the move.
Take care!

PEA said...

Dearest Michelle,

I am so sad to hear about your Great Aunt Jaunita's passing...she sounds like she was a wonderful person and much loved. I've also just recently lost an aunt to Dementia...she was 87 years old and knew no one the last couple of years....so very sad. Maybe my aunt and your great aunt are having a tea together right now in heaven:-) xoxo

~Velda said...

I'm so sorry for your loss

Debra said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about your aunt. She sounds like my favorite kind of person--someone with a heart for God and home. My own favorite aunt passed away last Christmas Day ... and now I will pray that God will continue to comfort you and give you anticipation of seeing your aunt again someday in Heaven! Blessings, Debra

Meari said...

My condolences on your aunt's passing. It was a nice tribute you wrote about her. :) ((hugs))