A death in the family

United States
September 12, 2017 3:16pm CST
My aunt died this morning from Alzheimers. My uncle, who is in the early/mid stage of the disease, was sitting by her bed when she passed. I got the call and when I got to their house, he was still sitting there, a couple of hours later. She was in a nursing home for a short while, but I'm glad she was at home for her last days. My husband is planning to give the eulogy at her funeral if he's well enough. (In bed with a cold or bronchitis.) Actually, this aunt and uncle are the few of my relatives he really loves! When my father died right after retiring to NC, my aunt and uncle let my mother, brother, sister and I live with them for a while. Many times when I was still working full time, my aunt would call me and say, "Stop by on your way home. I've got supper for you all." No one ever left her house without something good to eat, whether it was collards, chocolate pecan cake, pulled taffy, sweet potatoes and ham, and of course her famous sweet tea. She was legendary for her iced tea. She will be missed by this community, her church, her husband and children, and especially by me.
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@mandala100 (23909)
• Hong Kong
12 Sep
@1creekgirl I'm so sorry to hear this my friend. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family and may the soul of your aunt rest in peace.
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• United States
12 Sep
Thank you, Peter. I know she's with Jesus.
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@mandala100 (23909)
• Hong Kong
13 Sep
@1creekgirl That's right my friend.
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@Platespinner (16913)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
12 Sep
Sorry for your family's loss, Mrs Vicki.
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@Happy2BeMe (60106)
• Canada
12 Sep
So sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a lovely lady.
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• United States
12 Sep
Thanks, Laurel. She was a down to earth country woman that I really admired and loved.
@TRBRocks420 (57461)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Sep
RIP to her and, sorry for your loss.
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• United States
13 Sep
Thanks, TR
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• Pamplona, Spain
12 Sep
Very sorry to hear that about your Aunt all condolences to you and your Family. She was a very nice woman too.
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• United States
12 Sep
Thanks, she was a REAL person, nothing phony about her.
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• Pamplona, Spain
12 Sep
@1creekgirl The way you wrote about her there tells us that she was for REAL. Bless her I would have loved to have known her too.
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• United States
13 Sep
@lovinangelsinstead21 She was the president of our ladies circle at church for many years. When she started getting sick and couldn't attend the meetings, we didn't have the heart to elect a different president. The vice president actually did the job, but my aunt was still the president. We all loved her.
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@nanette64 (11971)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Sep
Alzheimer's is just so devastating @1creekgirl . Your aunt sounds like she was one fabulous woman.
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• United States
13 Sep
She may not have been the world's definition of fabulous, but she was a God fearing, family loving, good woman. She grew up really poor, the last of about 13 kids, but she was so generous with everyone. No one could fool her either.
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@nanette64 (11971)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Sep
@LadyDuck (109602)
• Switzerland
13 Sep
I am very sorry, how sad it is to die with this terrible disease that steal your memories.
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• United States
13 Sep
It really is a cruel disease.
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@LadyDuck (109602)
• Switzerland
13 Sep
@1creekgirl It is, both for those who suffer of it and their relatives.
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@Tina30219 (23232)
• Onaway, Michigan
13 Sep
Sorry for your loss.
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• United States
13 Sep
Thank you, Tina
@Tina30219 (23232)
• Onaway, Michigan
13 Sep
@1creekgirl Your welcome
• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep
I'm so sorry for your loss. =( She sounds like she was a lovely person.
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• United States
12 Sep
She had a mind of her own, but if she loved you, nobody else better not mess with you!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep
@1creekgirl That's so good, defending ones we love is so important.
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@KrauseHome (32392)
• United States
17 Sep
Sorry to hear of the loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Cherish those memories.
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• United States
17 Sep
Thank you so much.
@Christinb (377)
13 Sep
Am so sorry for your loss Vicki
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• United States
13 Sep
I appreciate that, Christine.
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@Srbageldog (2670)
• United States
13 Sep
My sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.
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• United States
13 Sep
I appreciate the kind words.
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@Kandae11 (22207)
12 Sep
Sounds like she was a wonderful person. RIP.
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• United States
13 Sep
Thank you, Kandase
• United States
12 Sep
So sorry to hear that your aunt passed away. My sincere condolences to you and I know you will keep her memories close to your heart.
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• United States
12 Sep
I have so many warm memories of her. There was nothing pretentious about her.
@FayeHazel (8554)
• United States
12 Sep
I'm so sorry for your loss
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• United States
12 Sep
Thanks, Faye.
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@Corbin5 (70689)
• United States
12 Sep
My condolences to you and your family regarding the passing of your dear aunt. It sounds like she was a lovely person.
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• United States
13 Sep
She really was special in important ways, not a self serving way.
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@Juliaacv (19628)
• Canada
12 Sep
I'm so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy. I hope that your husband is feeling better and can speak at the service. Take care.
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• United States
13 Sep
Thanks Julia. I'm taking him to the doctor tomorrow so hopefully he will be better by Friday.
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