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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling come home...

My sweet mother passed away Tuesday, April 10. She had been bedridden for almost a year because of an ulcer on her backside, along with old age. She was alert, could talk to you, feed herself, even put her clothes on by herself. But Easter Sunday, she was incoherent and going in and out of sleep. We took her to the ER where she was diagnosed with double pneumonia. It was downhill from there. Thursday was her "good" day when she ate breakfast, but later that day, she lapsed back into needing oxygen. We brought her home on Sunday, but she never responded to anyone. She passed early Tuesday morning.
She loved to quilt and this is a picture I have of her doing what she loved.
She was a beautiful woman, in her younger years and even in death. This is my favorite picture of her and Daddy....
We arranged some of her quilts, along with photos for her viewing.

The Hospice preacher sang Rock of Ages because she used to sing or hum that while rocking babies. Every grandchild has had that privilege.
The night she passed, Alan Jackson was on TV singing the hymns that he had made an album for his mother. The last song that he sang was "Softly and Tenderly", so that was the closing song we choose for her at graveside.
Eva Jeanette Nance Yost, age 88.
Children - Charlotte, Pam, Jimmie,Jr., and Tammy
Grandchildren - Janet, Micki, Craig, Scottie, Sayra, Walter, Jay, Ben, Bobby, Shane, and Olivia
Great-Grandchildren - Ashton, Kayla, Gavin, Sloan, Della, Maxel, Amelia, Travis, Trenton, Vivien, and Jethro
Great-great Grandchildren - Xander, Josh, and Declan

We will all miss you, Mama/Grandma! 

1 comment:

moreofhim said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you and your family.

Such a beautiful memorial for your mother! I love how you displayed the quilts she made. Your choice of hymns was so lovely, too.

Blessings - Julie