Celebrations of Life: March 2014

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Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

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Cora Pruitt died on March 18, 2014 in Compton, CA.  She was buried on April 4, 2014 at the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, CA by Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary in Inglewood, CA.
Ancestral Surname: PRUITT
Ancestral Line 1: (Samuel Wilson Pruitt –> William (Cora Mae) Pruitt)

Archie Nelson, Jr. was born December 23, 1941 and died on March 20, 2014 in Slidell, LA. He was buried on March 29, 2014 at the Green Cemetery in Slidell, LA by Doyle’s Funeral Home in Slidell, LA.
Ancestral Surname: STOKES
Ancestral Line: (Henry Stokes –> Jennie Stokes Nelson –> Archie Nelson, Sr.–> Archie Nelson, Jr.)

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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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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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Celebrations of Life: 2013

I decided to create a series of posts dedicated to those relatives (distant or close) with whom I share a common ancestor by birth or by marriage. I wanted to start with those that I know transitioned in 2013 and honor them here so that they will hopefully always be remembered.

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He Loved You More
(Author Unknown)

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me”
With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay.
A Golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

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Rubbie Mae Dampeer was born March 11, 1934 and died on August 22, 2013 in Pachuta, MS.  She was buried on August 30, 2013 at the East Galilee Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Rose Hill, MS.
Ancestral Surname: DUKES
Ancestral Line: (William Dukes –> Lillie Mae Dukes –>Rubbie Mae Jordan)

Richard Edwards, Jr. was born February 19, 1940 and died on October 7, 2013 in Brookhaven, MS.  He was buried on October 12, 2013 at the New Hope Cemetery in Quitman, MS by R.E. Tyler & Daughter Funeral Home in Brookhaven, MS.
Ancestral Surname: EDWARDS
Ancestral Line: (Richard Edwards, Sr –> Richard Edwards, Jr.)

Rosie Lee Thomas was born November 10, 1951 and died on October 19, 2013 in Wellington, TX. She was buried on October 26, 2013 at the Fairview Cemetery in Wellington, TX by Adams Funeral Home in Willington, TX.
Ancestral Surname: STERLING
Ancestral Line: (John Sterling–> Thomas Sterling–> Rosie Lee Sterling)

Ruby Pearl Sellers was born DOB and died on October 23, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. She was buried on November 2, 2013 at the Washington Park North Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN by Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals in Indianapolis, IN.
Ancestral Surname: EDWARDS
Ancestral Line: (Roberta Edwards –> Curtis Edwards –> Ruby Pearl Edwards)

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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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