This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Elizabeth Ann Hager, 83, born on September 28, 1928 and passed away on January 31, 2012. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on January 8, 2020
One day closer to see my beloved mother again...one year later to have lost her. Dying faithful did not make it any easier. I talked to a 'former hospice' nurse who worked in that area where you passed. The tears flowed once again talking about the events that led up to my mom's death. She feels that I returned a 'gift' comparable to the one my mother gave me in educating me to be a 'godly' person...I simply told my mother it was 'ok' to leave, ok to sleep, she had worn her body as thin as it could be worn and that people hold on to life unless a person is 'given permission' to die. It's like they can 'exhaust' themselves of that 'will to live' and just relax and pass. Sounds reasonable because my mother was always my support and she wanted me to go on living without her.  I will forever mourn such a wonderful person and mom. It's much better now although I still yearn for the family I 'should' be having but I've grown to 'manage' without them. Not at all happy that they do not 'yearn' to be with me in Jehovah's ample hands to handle any 'strife' they may feel keeps them from serving him. However, Jehovah says to pray for 'courage'...I have none so rely heavily on HIM...HE also says to pray for 'trust'...I do that, even though when my losses are great I trust that one day they will no longer be losses. My family will then be 'world wide' and I will never lose another single one. I 'do' trust Jehovah and my actions have shown it. Hard? You bet it's hard. You don't keep a baby at your breast three years and say it's easy to lose him to the 'world'. You don't have a dedicated son who doesn't give it the 'all' it takes to care whole heartedly for the mom that suckled him as well. You especially don't have a daughter that commits to loving you as much as she did the mom that trained me to be a good mother and have her fall out of 'grace' for same. The devil and his demon hoard have been on my heels. I'm no less a sinner than all humans but I gave my guts and am proud of the love that I extended to the crew I call 'family'...but guts, nor glory can hold on to a person's heart that has no 'desire'. I can't 'drag' them to see you once more. It's up to each to 'have and to hold'...I tried, I failed, I won but I've especially lost. Lost great! I now have NO family. Brother's n sister's, Jehovah's people...but it's just not the same. Mother has lost her cupboard. So wait, wait, wait...I'll surely wait, till I'll see my mother walk through that 'earthly gate'...I don't believe in talking 'to' the dead but oh how much comfort I get in writing in the 3rd person to officiate the loss I feel of my dear mother...Libby, libby, libby, on the label, label, label...I can't wait to see you sit again at my table, table, table. Wait to you meet your counterpart...don't think she's as quiet as you but she is sure loved by as many people as loved you. And she can't wait to meet you...great grandma Libby...No more Mammaw, no more Gigi...just great grandma Leeby...till we can all be family again. Hope Dad is there as well.
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on November 8, 2019
Life is really hard without my mother's guiding hand in my life, I have no family to crowd out the sadness...My mom brought me up when my countenance was low. I hold on to that which she taught me and continue to be loyal to the God she loved, but with great sacrifice. I shed many tears and live with such sorrow. I so wanted a happy family but am remiss to have none. Paradise alone can bring my desires to fruition. Longing to be with those who truly love me. I am an unloved mother, wife and fear with a lack of understanding grandmother as well. I'm afraid I relate to Job so well. My prayer is that soon I too will die faithful as he. My soul is indeed in Jehovah's hands. Looking forward to his 'call' I love this song. Can't wait to be with Miss Maxi...I just don't get it.............why?  Just why?
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on November 8, 2019
Linda Lady has passed away also and what a LADY she was...we all are sinners but our godly traits are what Jehovah sees. I look forward to seeing our friend again. She was such a kind person. I pray that Jehovah sees my life as worthy. My body is wearing out speedily I believe I too shall await Paradise in the sleeper car.  Miserable woman I am to have lost two beloved children to Satan's world...with them go several of my sweet grandchildren unless they remember Nannie's teachings. I LIVE WITH A GREAT SADNESS THAT MY HUBBY GAVE UP...Dad will have lost his only son...I loved and gave my all to be his complement...so, so sad!!! His parents will not understand either. Sorry Nana and Pop, I really tried. Jehovah please help me before it's too late...
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on March 18, 2019
Well...it's soon here Mom...can't believe I got 'old' too...may even join you in the sleeper car. Not much on naps although to awaken to that beautiful paradise...I can garden forever!!! I have the delight of my life's picture up with you and Dad's.  She longs to see her great grandma libby...she really wants to meet you. She answered in her own words when Brant Neal asked who is especially looking forward to seeing someone in the resurrection...guess you bonded with her during that 4 D picture event. She's a busy one. I can't believe I can't be in her life...maybe I can hope someone will pull a car out of their hat for me. My faith is strong, I can't wait to romp with you again. No longer a 'partner in crime' though...Jehovah won't allow that...lol Please, people make my work valuable again. I can't get out in the ministry like before so if you want your bible questions answered either visit JW.ORG or email me. My mother was in the full time ministry for 22 years...she steered me towards helping people as well. So, we are living in the same circumstances during Noah's time. 'Take Note'...this world's wicked will soon be destroyed. Meek will be left over in it as their inheritance...want to meet the meek...Go to a Kingdom Hall in your local area and tell them your experience here. My mom can't hear my words but if you read this obit...she would be pleased to meet you in the New World...on the horizon!
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on February 10, 2018
Phew...so much closer to see your 'nap' end! You never wanted your naps to end but I am guessing this will be a jubilant awakening. Cant wait to see you in your 1st tutu. No legs Libby dancing on a floor not in her heart. Can we have more fun? To be so close in an ugly world I think we will accomplish many things together Jehovah willing. Lots of Jehovah's loyal ones look forward to meeting you. I just received a sweet letter from one of your close friends aware of my discouragement lately and she knew one way to encourage me was reminding me of how close we must be to seeing our smiling Libby again. Your ballerina days await you! I await you too pensively!!!!!  
MY MOTHER/MY FRIEND/JEHOVAH'S LOYAL ONE  
COME LORD JESUS
Posted by Heather Pierce on January 31, 2013
Today one year ago we lost this beautiful loving caring wonderful lady grandmother friend and inspiration to all of us. I still feel like it was just yesterday its so hard to grasp. I miss you and love you!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on January 31, 2013
My mother left a gargantuan void in my life. I've given up life as we know it. Just waiting to see her again...
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on November 21, 2012
Today I thought of my mother and how happy she would be that one of those she loved sat beside me at the Kingdom Hall. She knew, I knew...he had to "find out". But, the fact of the matter is that he misses her a lot. He knows that the "only" way to see her again is to trust that Jehovah "cannot" lie...it's HIS purpose and no one can thwart it...The resurrection will be awesome!!!
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on July 2, 2012
Well, it's been months now and the sadness is deminishing although I miss her like nothing I've ever lossed. I have an appointment that I'm working hard to keep. As life and happiness fails me in this old system I hold on to the life ahead with both my mother and my father and all those that I await seeing in the New World.
Posted by Barbara M Nardone on February 12, 2012
I said sorry to hear your mother.Your mother no more sick no more suffering,no more cancer.Your mother went to heaven see her husband now.I missed your mother. Your Family and Friends comfort your mother . I feel sad her alot. I watched your slide show your family and friends and deaf people my computer I saw your Facebook .Your Friend Barbara marie Nardone
Posted by BARBARA WELSH on February 11, 2012
Dear Gail, your mom was A friend for 49 yrs. she was funny and a joy to serve Jehovah God with.she was a great householder for me in the 1970's and in the field service also.she made a great chicken salad sandwich! always had a smile and a kind word ! we all look forward to seeing her in the paradise new world soon to be here!!!!!! love Barbara and Jim
Posted by Crystle Barton on February 11, 2012
Longing for the day when we will greet our dear friend, Libby in the paradise. I have fond memories of Libby & my Grandmom meeting Kristyanna for the 1st time when she was just 3 weeks old. I will always remember fondly the times your mama stopped and picked me and Kristyanna up and treated us to lunch. She had such a loving way about her. A heart full of love for Jehovah and her friends.
Posted by Janet Schey on February 11, 2012
Although, we spent very little time with Libby and Gabby, we will never forget our visit with them.. Sweet Libby, so quiet and mild, was a joy to be around. We enjoyed having them with us on our little vacation in Virginia.. We look forward rto being with her again, in Paradise.
We have fond memories in the meantime! Mel and Jan
Posted by Heather Pierce on February 10, 2012
Miranda Lambert- Over you says it best in this new song!!!
But you went away
How dare you?
I miss you
They say I’ll be OK
But I’m not going to ever get over you
Posted by George Pierce on February 10, 2012
Mom was the greatest mother-in-law a person could ever have,she was a very faithful and true christian anyone sould be.She was always there when you need her.,if there were personnel problems she always went to the bible to help you out it was never her words. I remenber always saying (settle it before the sun settles) Love you alway
Posted by Linda Lady on February 10, 2012
Dear Gail and family,
Libby was a wonderful friend.there are no words to describe how great she was.She was very kind, caring and a great listener. We will miss you Libby,your wisdom and your kind words.If i could have had another mother it would have been you.We will always remember you.
Love always Linda and Bill
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on February 6, 2012
For me she is gone to soon, my mother, my friend, my sister in faith, my teacher, my everything...she never disciplined me with the "rod" it was always with scripture...Eccl. 3: 1 - almost a nemesis, was to keep this "chatty Kathy" at bay during meetings. I saw the bible come to my lap expecting me to read, "there is a time and a place" for speaking...

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Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on January 8, 2020
One day closer to see my beloved mother again...one year later to have lost her. Dying faithful did not make it any easier. I talked to a 'former hospice' nurse who worked in that area where you passed. The tears flowed once again talking about the events that led up to my mom's death. She feels that I returned a 'gift' comparable to the one my mother gave me in educating me to be a 'godly' person...I simply told my mother it was 'ok' to leave, ok to sleep, she had worn her body as thin as it could be worn and that people hold on to life unless a person is 'given permission' to die. It's like they can 'exhaust' themselves of that 'will to live' and just relax and pass. Sounds reasonable because my mother was always my support and she wanted me to go on living without her.  I will forever mourn such a wonderful person and mom. It's much better now although I still yearn for the family I 'should' be having but I've grown to 'manage' without them. Not at all happy that they do not 'yearn' to be with me in Jehovah's ample hands to handle any 'strife' they may feel keeps them from serving him. However, Jehovah says to pray for 'courage'...I have none so rely heavily on HIM...HE also says to pray for 'trust'...I do that, even though when my losses are great I trust that one day they will no longer be losses. My family will then be 'world wide' and I will never lose another single one. I 'do' trust Jehovah and my actions have shown it. Hard? You bet it's hard. You don't keep a baby at your breast three years and say it's easy to lose him to the 'world'. You don't have a dedicated son who doesn't give it the 'all' it takes to care whole heartedly for the mom that suckled him as well. You especially don't have a daughter that commits to loving you as much as she did the mom that trained me to be a good mother and have her fall out of 'grace' for same. The devil and his demon hoard have been on my heels. I'm no less a sinner than all humans but I gave my guts and am proud of the love that I extended to the crew I call 'family'...but guts, nor glory can hold on to a person's heart that has no 'desire'. I can't 'drag' them to see you once more. It's up to each to 'have and to hold'...I tried, I failed, I won but I've especially lost. Lost great! I now have NO family. Brother's n sister's, Jehovah's people...but it's just not the same. Mother has lost her cupboard. So wait, wait, wait...I'll surely wait, till I'll see my mother walk through that 'earthly gate'...I don't believe in talking 'to' the dead but oh how much comfort I get in writing in the 3rd person to officiate the loss I feel of my dear mother...Libby, libby, libby, on the label, label, label...I can't wait to see you sit again at my table, table, table. Wait to you meet your counterpart...don't think she's as quiet as you but she is sure loved by as many people as loved you. And she can't wait to meet you...great grandma Libby...No more Mammaw, no more Gigi...just great grandma Leeby...till we can all be family again. Hope Dad is there as well.
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on November 8, 2019
Life is really hard without my mother's guiding hand in my life, I have no family to crowd out the sadness...My mom brought me up when my countenance was low. I hold on to that which she taught me and continue to be loyal to the God she loved, but with great sacrifice. I shed many tears and live with such sorrow. I so wanted a happy family but am remiss to have none. Paradise alone can bring my desires to fruition. Longing to be with those who truly love me. I am an unloved mother, wife and fear with a lack of understanding grandmother as well. I'm afraid I relate to Job so well. My prayer is that soon I too will die faithful as he. My soul is indeed in Jehovah's hands. Looking forward to his 'call' I love this song. Can't wait to be with Miss Maxi...I just don't get it.............why?  Just why?
Posted by Barbara Gail Pierce on November 8, 2019
Linda Lady has passed away also and what a LADY she was...we all are sinners but our godly traits are what Jehovah sees. I look forward to seeing our friend again. She was such a kind person. I pray that Jehovah sees my life as worthy. My body is wearing out speedily I believe I too shall await Paradise in the sleeper car.  Miserable woman I am to have lost two beloved children to Satan's world...with them go several of my sweet grandchildren unless they remember Nannie's teachings. I LIVE WITH A GREAT SADNESS THAT MY HUBBY GAVE UP...Dad will have lost his only son...I loved and gave my all to be his complement...so, so sad!!! His parents will not understand either. Sorry Nana and Pop, I really tried. Jehovah please help me before it's too late...
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Shared by Barbara Gail Pierce on November 10, 2012

Living without my mother is difficult but I've adjusted.  My husband and I reminisce a lot at night about seeing both my mother and father soon.  His parents are awaiting him in death to see that he indeed had gotten the "truth" and will be on the earth ready to greet them when they come back to live again. 

 

I'm not sure if I should leave this memorial up or just be happy that it was used to express our thoughts.  No one additionally leaves a comment so I'm thinking that it has earned it's reward and that I'm happy that it served a good purpose.  If anyone visits and thinks that I should keep it up, please leave a message.  Love to all.  Gail

Best friend Betty

Shared by Barbara Gail Pierce on July 2, 2012

Coffee, coffee, and more coffee.  Can't wait to see you two drink coffee again.  I loved how mom and Betty came into the truth together and were such loyal friends.

Shared by Barbara Gail Pierce on July 2, 2012

I miss her so much.  She was my existence.  I will keep my appointment.