Can't you feel her presence? The glow that we receive when we read her insightful posts?

I see this thread, I contemplate her name, and I feel raised up. Now I see Jack's name and I think of humor and laughter, as he has made some great contributions to our joke section... whatta pair!

Both of them raise our spirits in different ways.

And we hold them in the light to raise theirs.
Dear Friends,

It is with a very heavy heart and tear filled eyes that I write you now.

My beloved Deb has gone on to her heavenly father's embrace. She is now reunited with her beautiful Mom and all her pain and suffering is at an end. She passed away yesterday, Wednesday morning at 10:27 AM.

Her services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 3rd at Eighth Street Baptist Church (Belt Line @ Skyline Rd.) in Grand Prairie. The funeral arrangements are being taken care of by Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie, 733 Dalworth, 75050.

InLove had a great deal of love and respect for everyone of you. Her time at CR was a cherished time for her and all of you made her life a little lot better every day. She enjoyed the mental sparring and debate.

My friends don't mourn her death, celebrate her life. That is what she tried to do every day.

God bless you all,

My friends don't mourn her death, celebrate her life. That is what she tried to do every day.
Blessings to you and yours.

I honor and celebrate the individual I knew from her posts, and messages. I will feel that presence for the rest of my days. She is and always will be another lightpost that helps me stay on the path.
Jack, may strengh be with you.
The light and love of Deb always.

peace and love to you ....... Ciel
Randy,,,I just looked back and Deb's final post was on 10/24. She was talkling with me about how great Emmy Lou Harris was and is. The sweet songbird.

Anyone who wishes to remember Deb for who she really was, an uplifting spiritual presence, should listen to some of Emmy Lou's music.

From now on, whenever I hear a songbird, you know who and what I will be remembering in my heart.

And remember what adjective Deb used most often when referring to CR...beloved.

I am so saddened to hear of her passing. She will be very missed here. May you find much comfort in her loving memory. Earl
Jack, my condolences. Deb was a lovely person, and I feel blessed to have known her through CR. Her posts were uplifting to me, and I will really miss her. Love to you and all her family. I always think when I hear of someone passing, that we feel the loss but they are given great joy in going to their true home with God.

She is now truly wrapped "InLove" in a way that only comes with our return to God.

Blessings to you and yours,
Randy, I have no words. This news hits me like a physical blow. I am so sorry for your loss.

Deb was a wonderful kind person and has helped me with her words and faith on many occasions. It's amazing how much someone can touch our life even when we never meet them in person. I am thankful for her life, her friendship, her love. I will always remember her.


*the :kitty:, ferret and lunamoth delegations are less peppy than usual, :kitty: a bit more bedraggled. Shadow Nightstalker has returned, but his mournful cries fill CR*

I shall light a yartzeit candle and say Kaddish for her the day of her funeral. :(

I shall miss many of her lighthearted posts, PMs and emails (I have the PMs and emails she sent me saved.) I hope you will contact me through email (I hope you received the one I sent) since I, too have gone through this with my mother (oh, sh!t! :eek: Mom and IL together, possibly chatting about me! :eek:)

Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
Ouch. My thoughts are with your family. My prayers go with my sister, I shall love her always and I feel so honoured to have spent time with her.

I am so sorry.... I haven't yet experienced how it feels to lose someone you love and are so close to, that must be.... (there isn't a word I can think of that can even match it.) terrible... I admire your strength, my thoughts are with you and the girls in these very hard times.. And as you said, celebrate her life, hard to put in to practice I am sure.... But, I am sure that is what she would have indeed wanted.... With memories of happiness and good times, she truly lives on in our memories... "The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure, life." - Lucan.
Dear Jack - I offer my sincere condolences. Deb will be sorely missed by us here.

I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to exchange some messages with her before her time of passing.

Love & Peace,

... Neemai.

"The Supreme Lord is the maintainer of all the innumerable souls in existence; and He resides in the heart alongside every living being as their dearmost friend. Those who can see this truth within their own hearts and in the hearts of others attain to perfect and eternal peace."

It is obvious how much you two have affected this community. I so honor you for informing us, and allowing us to share in this time, it is truly a blessing.

We've shared only a short time here with her, and a virtual time at that, but we have so enjoyed her here. I also read thru past discussions. She questioned, she contemplated, she nudged...we've all benefited from that experience.
Sometime back, I had a private conversation with Deb concerning how much she missed her mother (I guess it wasn't long after she lost her). She said that she was finding some solice in listen to Paul Simon. I suggested she listen to this one:

Mother and Child Reunion
by Paul Simon

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reu-nion
Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine.
I cant for the life of me
Remember a sadder day
I know they say let it be
But it just dont work out that way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reu-nion
Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine.

I just cant believe its so,
And though it seems strange to say
I never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

But I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
When the mother and child reu-nion
Is only a motion away,
Oh, oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh the mother and child reu-nion
Is only a moment away

She had forgotten about this song and really appreciated reminding her of it.

Now that the reunion has come, she is happy again.

My prayer are for you and you family, Jack. I celebrate her life and the memories of her words here on CR has brought comfort and smiles to me. Won't be long before we are all reunited.

Love & Peace,


I am sorry to hear the news. May her rebirth be auspicious.

Thanks for letting us know, Randy. Deb had a great spirit. I will miss her presence here very much.

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

--Kahlil Gibran

Such sad news. Certainly a loss for us here.
Peace for your family.