Crossing Over

Our dear Elizabeth crossed over to the other side this morning. Even though you try to prepare yourself for the inevitable, the reality of losing a loved one and having to say goodbye still has a way of slapping you in the face! Never mind that she was 105 years young, it was hard to see her go.

Many of you know that Elizabeth was not my mother but a dear, precious friend of some 30+ years; however, I realize that many of you don’t know that. I got to know her intimately these past few years while my husband, daughter and I cared for her around the clock. She was like a grandmother to me, but she was more like a mother to my husband (he had lost his own mother at age 15). The picture I have of my husband saying goodbye to Elizabeth this morning, I will never forget. I love the way he loved her!

Elizabeth’s feistiness, wit, and humor held her in good stead for all these many years. She was easy to love, a precious gem to all who knew her. She loved life, she loved people, and she loved her God.

In the days ahead, much preparation needs to be done. We are also planning a Memorial Service at our church next week. Elizabeth’s funeral will be held in Tulsa as she wished.

I thank everyone for their love and support extended our way. I thank God for the Blessed Hope that one day we shall see our loved ones again that went on ahead to glory! Imagine the grand reunion Elizabeth is having with her Savior, family, and friends!

I have blogged about Elizabeth several times. Here is one of my posts about her.

So long for now Elizabeth. May you rest in peace with no more pain, dancing with your Father God in fields of grace. Until we meet again.


Bronze sculpture in the Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George, UT

In Loving Memory …

Elizabeth Bearden

January 6, 1911 – August 12, 2016


Filed under Blessed Hope, In Loving Memory, Loss of a Loved One

22 responses to “Crossing Over

  1. I really like that photo of the sculpture.

  2. Sorry for your loss, Mary. I lost a dear friend like yours a few years ago, and I think of her every time I pass my refrigerator, where I have her picture permanently attached for viewing.

  3. My condolences. It sounds as though she lived a rich full life. How inspiring.

  4. God bless and comfort you Mary and family. What a treasure to have been part of this lovely woman’s life. ❤

  5. So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. I know you will meet again one day.

  6. Prayer surround you my precious sister!

  7. Mary Jacobson

    Mary, so sorry for the loss of your sweet friend, Elizabeth. How wonderful to have had her in your lives and for y’all to take such good care of her in her final years. She had an amazingly long life.

  8. PreshenP

    Condolences to you and your family on the loss of yours precious friend. This is a very sweet and touching post to her. May she rest in eternal peace.

  9. Susie Bookwalter

    Sorry for your loss praying for you during this time.

  10. So sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers your way.

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