Monday, August 28, 2017

Heart of Gold

It's been three weeks ago yesterday that I lost my closest friend. I met her 12 years ago at our church and she has been such a treasure to our family.

Nancy Joy was born 5-7-1947, just 70 years old and exactly 6 months older than me.

She had suffered from heart disease for several years, open heart surgery and pace makers, this episode they could not pull her out of  it.  I went to visit her the day before she entered the Lord's presence, I will always be thankful I made that visit to the hospital.

She was not only my friend but a close friend to my Mom and my sis Katy who passed away 2 years ago.  Katy and Nancy were thrift shop buddies, Nancy would pick her up when they were in Kansas City and shopped until they dropped literally. Even though Katy had learning issues, Nancy treated her as an equal, never any different.

She helped many young person in our choir with needs even though she didn't have the funds to take care of many of her own. She had a HEART OF GOLD.

Here's a few snapshots I took of her. Most of these are church programs--this one at the "Easter Old Time Event".

Third from the left
Center stage

She loved to sing and give praises!!!

With her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughters.

Our choir sang at her Celebration of Life and this bouquet stood in her regular spot. Nancy you see was a tenor and the group was always known as "The Tenors and Nancy".

Nancy Joy was with me during my sis Katy's mastectomy, her heart surgery, and ultimately her death.  She was my over-the-road traveling buddy too and I will truly miss her sweet spirit.  See you some day dear friend.

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Roger Owen Green said...

I'm very sorry you lost your good friend. I lost one of my choir buds this summer. Choir people are the best.


K V V S MURTHY said...

Thanks for sharing.

Hildred said...

Losing friends is heart-breaking, - as you get older so many of them leave, and soon you find that all those with whom you have shared life's experiences, good and bad, are no longer around to reminisce with.....sad(:

ABC Wednesday said...

Ohhhh how sad this is!!
I am so sorry for your loss, wishing you all the strength you need to deal with this!!!

I hope you have a wonderfull as possible
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Anonymous said...

nice person

carol l mckenna said...

oh I am so sorry for your loss ~ It hurts so deeply to lose our loved ones ~ And she was too young and too precious to leave so soon ~ Sending lots of reiki healing hugs to you ~ xxx ~ Wonderful tribute to your dear friend ~ thanks for sharing ~ ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

Betty said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Over the years I've lost quite a few friends and it's never easy. In fact, just the other day I "visited" some of my friends on Find A Grave. I was surprised at how long some of them have been gone. Sometimes it seems like yesterday.

Annesphamily said...

I am sorry you had to lose such a precious friend. She sounded like a really terrific gal. BIG COLORADO HUGS for you my friend and I know you will see her on the other side someday.

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