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Celebrations of Life: February 2014

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The Final Flight
(Author Unknown)

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the end of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My Life’s been full, I savoured much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’ touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.

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Bob Edwards was born March 30, 1918 and died on February 3, 2014 in Quitman, MS.  He was buried on February 9, 2014 at the Mount Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery in Shubuta, MS by Enterprise Funeral Home in Meridian, MS.
Ancestral Surname: EDWARDS, SHANKS
Ancestral Line 1: (George Edwards –> Will Edwards –> Bob Edwards)
Ancestral Line 2: (Richard Shanks –> Viola Shanks –> Bob Edwards)

Willie Mae Stokes was born August 15, 1941 and died on February 8, 2014 in Jackson, MS. She was buried on February 17, 2014 at the Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery in Shubuta, MS by Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in Meridian, MS.
Ancestral Surname: STOKES
Ancestral Line: (Taylor Stokes –> Alonzo Stokes –> Charlie Stokes –> Alonzo (Willie Mae Welch) Stokes)

Mary Lee Edwards was born May 14, 1922 and died on February 11, 2014 in Newton, MS. She was buried on February 22, 2014 at the Mount Levy Cemetery in Shubuta, MS by Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in Meridian, MS.
Ancestral Surname: EDWARDS
Ancestral Line: (George Edwards –> Willie Edwards –> George (Mary Lee) Edwards)

Sadie Warren was born February 13, 1941 and died on February 14, 2014 in Meridian, MS. She was buried on February 22, 2014 at the New Hope Cemetery in Quitman, MS by Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in Meridian, MS.
Ancestral Surname: STOKES
Ancestral Line: (Taylor Stokes –> Alonzo Stokes –> Charlie Stokes –> Sadie Stokes)

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Celebrations of Life posts are meant to document the recent transition of relatives (distant or close) that share a common ancestor by birth or by marriage. Ancestral surnames and lines depict the surnames and lines from my family tree and each begins with the ancestor we have in common. The information provided has been gathered from online obituaries (all linked when available) and/or funeral programs that are in my possession. If you have information of the passing of a relative that is not listed, please contact me.

© 2014 Amy L. Cole and Tracing Amy: My Ancestral Journey. All rights reserved.

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6 thoughts on “Celebrations of Life: February 2014

    • It has been a lot, but I know it has brought the family closer. That is what prompted me to start this post series. I don’t want to loose the information that I have knowledge of now. Thanks for stopping by!

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