Last night I went to a funeral. The fact that it was held in the evening was a bit unusual. It was the “home going” for a 94 -year-old woman I’ve known most of my life. I wouldn’t say I was a close friend but I certainly knew her and had once attended a wedding shower in her home. Her oldest daughter was a year older than me but I was probably better friends with the daughter who was a year younger.
This woman held a place in the lives of many people all around the world. She was the wife of one of the officials of the UPCI and as a result was known to many. It was endearing to learn last night that she worried if anyone would come to her funeral, a concern I share. She didn’t need to worry; the church was nearly full and the service was live streamed as well.
She had four children. Each of their families was represented by a speaker. A group of grandchildren sang a special song for her. There were one or two congregational songs in the program between speakers. As expected, several ministers spoke as well.
All in all, the funeral lasted over two hours. It was a right royal send-off for a very special lady.