- 71 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 28, 1944
- Place of birth:
Eden, Mississippi, United States
- Date of passing: Dec 21, 2015
- Place of passing:
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States
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"My heart and face cannot help but smile every time I think of my precious Aunt Molly. She will always be in my heart as a mother to me. Some of the happiest childhood memories I have are being with her.
Her sweet singsong voice and happy heart was healing and comfort to a timid little girl who had never been away from her mother.
When my mom put me (7 or 8 yrs old) and my two sisters on a bus and sent us to Mississippi, it was Aunt Molly who welcomed us into her home as if we were her very own. And being there at her home I experienced a whole new view on life. She was the one who introduced me to all my other family. I had no idea I had so many relatives!
She taught me how to have a happy outlook on life and find joy in truly the simplest things. From eating butterbeans (I'd never even heard of those before) to shelling peas, walking barefoot in the rain & splashing in water puddles, singing Zip a Dee Doo Da, and getting a "penny for my thoughts".
She always wore a smile which of course made her beautiful. She also always took care of herself and really enjoyed doing girly things. She polished her nails, styled her hair, wore perfume, took bubble baths, liked pretty jewelry and pretty clothes. And liked to have pretty things all around her. She decorated her house with beautiful things all around but it was never cluttered or gaudy. She had style and class!
I'm so thankful that my children have gotten to know her. And what is amazing is that even though they have never had as much time with her like I did they love her just as much! And of course she loved them like she did me.
I'm so very thankful for having Aunt Molly in my life and rejoice that she is getting to experience all the beauty of Heaven because she trusted Jesus as her Lord and Savior!!! I praise God that I will get to see her again one day!
Chuck, Eddie and Jeff...thank you for sharing your mom with me! I bet it was tough to have a worrisome litte kid around all the time who always wanted to do everything ya'll were doing. Thanks for including me. I love you guys so very, VERY much! You each have a special place in my heart.
"Thinking of, and missing, my beautiful sister Molly today. Remembering all the 'out of the blue' conversations we'd have...especially where she'd say "Oh, Melba! I called you? I was trying to call Eddie." But many times she'd call just to tell me she was sitting on the front porch watching the white squirrels and I'd say "Get me a picture!" and her answer was always "You know I don't take pictures"...so I never saw her beautiful white squirrels that she loved so much and I wish I had. When I sit and look out my dining room window, I do see an abundance of purple Phlox, thanks to plants she brought me from her yard many years ago. Crazy, but that's now a very comforting feeling. Though she's no longer here with us, the legacy she leaves behind is totally awesome. Just awesome. I love you so much Molly."
"Molly's mind was never still. She was always thinking of ways she could make life better for those around her. If she felt someone was in limbo and indecisive about what to do for the day, she was right there with a suggestion and a plan! And her ideas always included enjoyment and beauty. If anyone ever lived life to the fullest, it was Molly. She truly loved people and felt it was her duty to ensure their time while around her was fully lived. She had such a zest for living. And she could not contain her joy; but wanted it to spill over on to those around her. She was mischievous and funny. She was a hard worker. She was a good care giver. She was artistic and talented. She was a good hostess. She was a good neighbor. She was a precious sister, and right now, my heart is broken! I will miss our frequent phone conversations. Molly, darling, I will see you in heaven, and that is what comforts me now."
"It's been the most amazing privilege to have Molly in my life these past 11-12 years. Having lost my mom years ago I was able to see her as a new mom and have loved her as such. She was always so vibrant and lived life to the fullest, whether working in her beautiful yard, putting together community Christmas events, traveling all over the country, or most of all loving her family. She is a wonderful soul who will truly be missed on this earth but never ever forgotten. Love you Miss Molly!"
"What a terrific woman! Among the multitude of things that made her unique and special, Molly was a people person and faithful friend; a loving wife, mother and grandmother; always involved in her community and quick to respond to a need; she was someone who never met a stranger.
Her love for life was clear in the way she lived, and she will be sorely missed in the days going forward."
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