Her Life


27-08 Ribbon In the Sky

Footprints One night I had a dream--
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way,
but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
"I don't understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
"When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

...Mary Stevenson

<p><strong>Savannah Marlene Barlow Doss, </strong>age 54, of Austin, Minnesota died Friday evening, October 7, 2011, at the Adams Health Care Center in Adams, Minnesota. She was born on January 12, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Clarence Williams and Inez Ephraim. She attended school in Chicago, graduating from Gage Park High School. She made her home in Chicago until 1995 and then moved to Austin, Minnesota in 1996 to be near her children. Savannah loved to cook, watch movies, work on puzzles and fish. She was always willing to help those in need.</p> <p> </p> <p>Survivors include three children, LaTrina (Charles) Jones of Mesa, Arizona, Eddie Barlow of Bayport, Minnesota and Charles (Sherri) Barlow of Austin, Minnesota; twelve grandchildren; six sisters, Gwendolyn Edwards, Edna Barlow, Ada Barlow, Doycline Ayer, Christine Ayer and Christine Ephraim all of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Ricky Barlow of Chicago, Illinois; her boyfriend Tommy Leidal of Osage, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Williams and Inez Ephraim; one grandchild; four brothers, James Barlow, Jr., Leonteen Barlow, Lester Craig Barlow and Michael Lee Barlow and one sister, Lorlene Gillespie.</p> <p> </p> <p>Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shari Mason, officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday</p>