Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Plans

For those of you who have known Tom--always "Tommy" to me--it should come as no surprise that many plans for what would happen at the end of both of our lives were already documented. I am so thankful for that! An otherwise hard process of going through details of burial yesterday was made much easier by knowing what he wanted, what I wanted for him and the support and input of Tommy and Marty. Today I have a few errands, a few more phone calls to make and then plan to enjoy being with family.

There will be a graveside service at Lakewood Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 12, with the memorial service at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4000 Ridgewood Rd. , Jackson, MS following at 2 p.m. Visitation will be after the service in the church parlor.

Thank you for the many expressions of sympathy, prayer support and the shared memories of Tom and how he touched your lives. I have always said that he, more than any other man I knew, was the man of Psalm 15.

Blessings,
Pastor Margaret

3 comments:

Dot said...

Coming! We will see you after the service at Covenant. Going through old photo today..I know I have some of Tommy at Church camps...
Prayfully thinking of you today.
Safe travels for all.
Enjoy your family today.
love, dot

Douglas said...

Hi Margaret. I only learned this morning of Tom's passing. Walter Bieri offered both of you up in prayer during our Friday Morning Men's Bible Study at about 6.a.m. It saddens me to know that Tom is not with us. But, I really, really, know he is in a better place. Debbie and I both offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May His blessings comfort you and provide strength. <>< Doug Veale

Richard Bethel said...

Our prayers are with you. I appreciated yours and Tom's ministry so very much. The first Sunday that we went to FOPC, you prayed the pastoral prayer. We felt the presence of God and knew we were home. Thank you for the influence you have had for the Kingdom. As you know so well, God will be with you and give you comfort in the days ahead. -Richard and Joann Bethel (now with Epiclesis)