- Date of passing: Jan 7, 2014
|Let the memory of Nancy be with us forever|
"Happy b- day gramma. I can't believe you haven't been with me for over a year now. I love you and not a min goes by that I don't think about you. I am so empty without you and yearning for some purpose. I miss your love and affection. I'll never be able to fill the void that you filled. But gramma I'm happy that your safe and secure. No more heartache and worry. I know your by me and I feel you all the time. But I miss you something terrible. Please relinquish the thoughts that would keep me from you. I love you! I love you! I love you!"
"Gramma I miss you. You were my everything. I take comfort in knowing your surrounded with the closest friends and family. Ill never forget you and will always be in my mind. Be with me, watch over me. Ill see you soon"
"Even though my memories are few because we lived on the West Coast nearly my entire life, I still cherished the times I had with my aunt Nancy. I remember as a child going to their home and thinking what a beautiful woman she was, not just in physical beauty but in gentleness and heart. I will always remember her soft sweet smile. My father (her older brother) Robert Downing and my mother Lavonne Downing always spoke lovingly of her. My father would at times tell me how much I reminded him of his sister Nancy, yet I never really knew how I was like her but I always knew it was a beautiful compliment. She will be missed."
"I love you Aunt Nancy! I look forward to walking with you through the lavender fields of heaven. Thank you for loving us all and bringing us to God through fervent prayer."
"I am so eternally grateful for being given such a loving beautiful mother. It is a gift ...there are too many things in my heart that I could never express them all about my sweet mommy. I can only hope that I can begin to fill her shoes with my life by loving others the way she did .. When Christ took on our sin is the way my mother took on others burdens . I feel like a huge piece of me is gone , but I know that Jesus will comfort me ! I love you mommy .. Please be my angel and watch over me I need you by my side..."
"What a incredible lady you were, Nancy. You touched so many lives without even realizing it. Your gentle ways, kind kind spirit, wisdom, and most of all, the LOVE you had for the LORD. Your life wasn't easy, but you persevered, heart aches were there, and you loved anyway, you gave without thinking twice, and the list could grow. Thank you for allowing me to see what a Christian walk is all about. You will be missed, FOREVER! " I Can Only Imagine" dancing in the Light of Our Savior."
"What can I say about this beautiful woman who showed me Jesus in her journey. She is my Aunt Nancy. When you spoke with her she made you feel as if you were the only person in the world that mattered. Everyone thought he or she was her favorite. I know I did. When she spoke you would listen, her counsel was wise and godly and loving.
Never was there a discussion or a phone call without the name of Jesus in it. She was the first one you would call to pray for you and she did! He was her comfort, her strength, her joy, her love and her reason for being. I am so joyful she is with Him and her family in Heaven now. She was ready for peace and rest and all that Paradise is.
I have so many memories that I can't begin to share them. My childhood days with her and Uncle Pat and the kids in the 50's and 60's was the best of times. Pam and I would spend hours talking and laughing about these memories giving us such joy. We were a close knit family.
My Aunt and my mother, her sister, Rosemary took care of thier own mother, Mary. They taught all of us about what love is. They taught us about joy and laughter and God. They gave us children no better gift then this. Their relationship as sisters was the closest I have ever witnessed. They were inseparable, as if twins. They were best friends and confidants. They shared a life that was rich and full and remarkable as they grew up. They married brothers and shared life together along with their children.
My grandma Mary, my Aunt Nancy and my own mother Rosemary have been the greatest influences in my life. They taught me to be a loving, kind and strong godly woman. I will miss you sweet Nancy but I know where you are and I will see you again.
I love you Pat, Laurie and Liz. Thank you for sharing your mother with not only our family, but with so many who came to her."
"Thank you Betty … She loved you so… I pray God leads you and gives you strength to do as Gramma always told you…"
"An Angel here on earth has left us today..She was and always wil be the light of so many lives..She was my grandmother through Christ..She was my dearest friend , she was the comfort I would.seek in my times of despair..She is now in the arms of the Lord..She is now at peace..I will miss her more than my words can express..She was in my life for such a short time but she will be with me always..I love you Grandma.."
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