A death in the family
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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@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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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.