Norma Manis's Journal
Services for Mama
Written Feb 25, 2013 4:08pm by Nancy Procaccini
2 VISITATION TIMES AND LOCATIONS ON TUESDAY:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH FROM 2-4PM
MULKEY-MASON FUNERAL HOME
740 SOUTH EDMONDS LANE
LEWISVILLE, TX 75067
(From Dallas: I-35 North to Fox Ave. take Left to Edmonds take Right)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH FROM 6-8PM
LAUREL LAND FUNERAL HOME in Oak Cliff
6000 SOUTH R.L. THORNTON FRWY
DALLAS, TX 75232
(From Downtown Dallas: I-35 South to Laurel Land Rd. take Left)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH at 1PM
PRESTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH
6801 W. PARK BLVD. @ Midway
PLANO, TX 75093
OFFICIATING: Dr. JACK GRAHAM
(Burial will be at Laurel Land, immediately following service)
A lesson in dying
Written Feb 23, 2013 7:30pm by Laurie BowersIt is with much regret that i tell you Mama has passed away today at 2:10 pm.
I never wanted to lose the hope that she would recover, but as the days dwindled, it was not looking to be the case. Up until last night, i was hoping for any sign, perhaps in some miraculous way. I miss mama. I wanted so badly to bring her back home to Lewisville, as thats all people want to do when they get sick is get back home.
Friends, whenever in your lives you think of your loved ones, especially a parent, nearing the end of their years, it seems now that it was always a fleeting thought, or perhaps you want to think they live forever. A hard dose of reality has hit home these past days. Im saying this perhaps so that you can be ready for the reality of what could happen. I was not ready and I was not ready to let go. But we have to let go. A stark reality. I am so thankful that she left promptly and comfortably. It could have been very different.
The doctor came in today and said it could be 24-48 hours. I finally realized this is the end. Life as i knew it is about to change forever. Finality. As i was about to leave, i was crying and reached down and told her how much i loved her and was going to miss her and for her to watch over me from Heaven and kissed her. I went downstairs and got in my car, and a friend that was visiting her called me and said Laurie your mother just died. I had barely started the car.
Another hard dose of reality.
But glory be to God. She is at a place where there is no more weeping. No more pain, her eyes can see. She is reunited with her loved ones. She saw angels as clear as day already, as she would point and tell me to look, look, look, look, Laurie. Call it what you want, but i call it angels watching over her. She looked lovely, nary a wrinkle on her face, radiant and peaceful. She was ready to go Home. My dear, precious Mama is gone. The Lord just received a prized possession, and I am so blessed that i was her daughter. She will live in my heart until the day i go home and see her again. What a wonderful day that will be.
May God bless her richly in Heaven. She fought the good fight, she never, ever lost the faith. Her reward is eternal life.
Written Feb 20, 2013 4:58pm by Vicki Gosdin
Dear Loved Ones,
I just want to let you know how much me and my sisters appreciate the love, prayers, and support of you ALL. Your Guestbook entries, phone calls, texts, emails, etc. have been such an encouragement to us and a wonderful tribute to Mama. Her life has touched so many and she continues to touch the lives of everyone she encounters, even in her illness.
Mom's condition remains unchanged as of today, but we still pray and know that she is in the Most Capable Hands on earth and in heaven. She has such a peaceful look about her that can only come from the One whose Peace surpasses all understanding.
With Love and Heartfelt Gratitude,
P.S. The picture is of Mom at the lake, her second favorite place to be besides the diners.