a priest's musings on the journey

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Rest in Peace, Uncle Snake

Jerry William Shores departed this life into eternal union with God late this afternoon. His body had given up days ago, but his spirit lingered. The Hospice nurses told the family it seemed that he was waiting for something or someone before passing on. The doctor asked us all to tell him that it was ok to die. The last few days were beautiful; his room was filled with the hymns we sang in church when I was a child and my grandfather was still with us (as the pastor of our church). Some told him stories- remembrances of his youth and life. In the midst of crying, laughing, singing and praying, Uncle Jerry departed this life for his home with God.

Rest Eternal Grant unto Him, O Lord; May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Him.
May the souls of all the departed rest in peace and rise in glory everlasting. +

Thanks to all who have lit candles and offered prayers.
:: posted by Padre Rob+, 7:07 PM

3 Comments:

We pray Jerry sleeps in the protection of Christ's Resurrection. And we praise God you were there as he entered glory with God. How wonderful that you all were with him as a community, as a living liturgy.

+ May his memory be eternal.
Blogger JN1034, at 2:13 AM  
So sorry to hear about your loss.
Blogger Chris, at 3:26 PM  
May the angels sing him into Paradise. Glad he was surrounded by the love and presence of his family at the end.
Blogger Jane R, at 7:37 PM  

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