Sunday, January 13, 2008

Ellis Ray Heair

Today, January 13, 2008 has been one year since my grandfather went home to be with the Lord. In October, 2006 he underwent surgery for mouth cancer. He stayed for a while in the VA in Memphis and was later transferred to a nursing facility in Starkville, MS. Early Saturday morning, January 13, 2007, I got a call to say he had passed away. I did get to see for Christmas 2006 and knew his days were become fewer. He never was able to really speak again and was still being fed through a feeding tube. I am grateful that before after his surgery I was able to spend a day with him in the hospital.

At his funeral on January 15, 2007, I shared a tribute I wrote about him. Only the Lord gave me the courage and the words to say. I wanted to offer a memorial to him. My childhood was greatly enriched having him as a "Grandpa". I am thankful he is now in heaven, free from pain, but miss his voice and face.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Allison, what sweet words about your grandfather! I have missed my Pa-Pa since he dies when I was a young teen. I have very precious memories as well!

I love the title of your blog! I can't wait to read more!

Have a good day!

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