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Jul 30, 2021 - 3:40:50 PM
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22462 posts since 7/6/2005

Today Mom died at age 94 of COPD. She gave me her love of music and always encouraged me through band and orchestra and later in my pursuit of Bluegrass. She secretly bought my first cornet because my Dad would never have spent the money. She taught me hymns to play by ear and was always my biggest fan. She attended my performances and was always ready to compliment or offer constructive comments.

In 2007, she was awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, NC's highest civilian honor, for her volunteer work in tge community. She loved people and loved helping. We were so blessed. She was a woman of immense talent in crafting and was a HS teacher in Ohio and a real estate broker in Florida before she retired to NC. She helped raise our kids and took care of her mother who died in 1989. An avid reader, she also gave us her love of books and lifelong learning. She always had time to talk with me and truly cared about my many interests in life.
I know she now is communing with the Saints and I look forward to our great reunion.

We miss you, Mama...

Edited by - beegee on 07/30/2021 15:43:52

Jul 30, 2021 - 3:43:31 PM
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58989 posts since 10/5/2013

My sincere condolences, Bob. My Mom passed in 1994,, it’s never easy.

Jul 30, 2021 - 3:49:07 PM
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10338 posts since 10/5/2006

My heartfelt condolences, Bob. A life well lived but that doesn’t ease the pain of parting. My mum passed on in 2010. Gradually it helped ease the pain to realise she would want me to continue enjoying the life and gifts she worked to give me, as your mom did for you. It takes time.

Edited by - m06 on 07/30/2021 15:57:47

Jul 30, 2021 - 3:50:03 PM
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11461 posts since 2/22/2007

Sounds like a long, good, life. You were blessed.

Jul 30, 2021 - 3:54:27 PM

35 posts since 7/26/2021

It sounds like you have a lot of amazing memories of her and that she had a huge impact on not only you but all those around her. I hope your family grows closer through this and can be there for each other to share the happiness of her memory.

Jul 30, 2021 - 3:55:22 PM

3851 posts since 7/8/2010

Sorry, Bob. She just stepped around the corner.

Jul 30, 2021 - 4:01:22 PM



2936 posts since 6/27/2013

Regardless of age, it's always toughest to suddenly become an orphan. Take peace in knowing that you'll see her again some day.
My Mom was stolen away in 2012. She too was an angel.

Jul 30, 2021 - 4:30:44 PM
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13753 posts since 5/24/2005

I am glad she had a long wonderful life. My condolences to your loss.
She sounds somewhat like my mother, who is 94, survived her bout with COVID in a care home, and now remains in hospice care due to her bad heart and extreme dementia. She was ready to move on, not sure what Gods plan has been for her these last several months, but we keep praying. Brad

Edited by - rinemb on 07/30/2021 16:31:21

Jul 30, 2021 - 4:37:26 PM

Bart Veerman


5018 posts since 1/5/2005

Sorry for your loss Bob.

Jul 30, 2021 - 5:15:41 PM



34163 posts since 3/5/2008


Sorry for your loss...

Jul 30, 2021 - 5:24:28 PM

1268 posts since 9/6/2019

Sorry for your loss Bob. Your mom sounds like an amazing woman.

Jul 30, 2021 - 5:36:36 PM

403 posts since 5/22/2021

My condolences... You will meet again someday...

Jul 30, 2021 - 7:37:39 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)


25127 posts since 6/25/2005

Condolences, Bob. It’s never easy.

Jul 30, 2021 - 9:19:35 PM

12398 posts since 1/15/2005

Sorry to hear of your loss Bob. I felt the same way when I lost my mother. They are just so special. You were so fortunate to have her for so many years.

Jul 30, 2021 - 11:44:10 PM

3771 posts since 4/22/2018

God bless Bob.

Jul 31, 2021 - 12:29:01 AM

2426 posts since 3/29/2008

Very sorry to hear that Bob. Sounds like she lived a good and full life, and will be missed by many.

Jul 31, 2021 - 4:46:18 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)


26304 posts since 8/3/2003

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can empathize, I lost my mother at 94 and it was a crushing blow to me. I had been her caretaker for over 4 years. Just know that your mother is now in a better place and you'll see her again someday.

Jul 31, 2021 - 5:41:20 AM



15205 posts since 9/27/2007
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Sorry to hear this Bob.

Jul 31, 2021 - 6:09:22 AM



9795 posts since 7/1/2006

My condolences to you and your family.

Jul 31, 2021 - 7:24:08 AM



1814 posts since 11/3/2016

Condolences Bob

Aug 1, 2021 - 11:08:31 PM

Paul R


14890 posts since 1/28/2010

My condolences. You have nothing but good memories to carry you through.

Aug 2, 2021 - 2:11:12 AM
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1606 posts since 8/8/2012

My condolences.

Aug 2, 2021 - 4:37:46 AM

4322 posts since 12/6/2009

condolences for can never replace a mom. lost mine in 94....she was the family glue.

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