Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Tribute to my Mom


My Mom passed away Saturday morning at around 3am. She had been very sick for the past 2 months and got a lot worse on Wednesday. Thankfully, she went peacefully in her sleep and didn't have to struggle too long. Her obituary read:


CORA JACQUELINE ‘JACKIE’ ROBINSON
SYLACAUGA — Cora Jacqueline “Jackie” Robinson, 77, of Sylacauga, Alabama, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.
She was born July 1, 1931, in Shelby County, Alabama, daughter of the late Jarrett A. Vick and the late Cora Lee Threadgill.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles William Robinson of Sylacauga; sons, Charles Ray Robinson and his wife, Jo Ann, and Joel L. “Joey” Robinson, all of Sylacauga; daughters, Sandra Gleason and husband Charlie of Sylacauga, Deedra George and husband Adam of Helena, Alabama, Kendra Ricks and husband Dale of Fayetteville, Alabama; sister, Ruby Robinson and husband Oscar, Jr. of Weogufka, Alabama; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by a loving son, Greg Robinson.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Stephanie Kelley and New Beacon Hospice.
Family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 7, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Services will be held at Radney-Smith Funeral Home Chapel Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Gwathney and the Rev. Paul Vick officiating.
Interment will follow in the Talladega Springs Cemetery, Talladega Springs, Alabama. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


It has been really hard the last few days. Even though we were expecting her to pass away and thought we were prepared, I found out quickly that I was not ready. It was really hard realizing that I would never see or speak with her again. I know that she is in heaven now and will always live in my heart and mind, but still, nothing replaces being able to call your mom up to ask her how to do this or that. She will be so missed!

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Deedra, I just wanted you to know that I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family through this very difficult time. I know that your mom is in a much better place, free from her suffering and I know that you are so lucky to be able to join her in heaven oneday.Remember that is always here for you and God will help you through this sad time.
Love and prayers, Debbie Fulgham

Lisa said...

Deedra, I am so very sorry. Noone can take the place of our mom, I know you will miss her deeply. It is a comfort, I am sure, to know she is with God and that you WILL see her again and then be with her forever. Lean on God during this time, my friend, He has you in the palm of His loving hand.
You and your family will be in my prayers. I know this has been a tough year for you. God LOVES Deedra, don't forget that!

Our Place said...

I know I was not ready to give her up. I miss her soooo much!! I just want to pick up the phone and call her. I know it gets easier, but I just don't know how. We just have to be ready ourselves to go see her one day!!
Love ya,
Kendra

Our Place said...

I know I was not ready to give her up. I miss her soooo much!! I just want to pick up the phone and call her. I know it gets easier, but I just don't know how. We just have to be ready ourselves to go see her one day!!
Love ya,
Kendra

Jenn said...

I have been praying for you!

Leigh said...

Oh, Deedra, I did not know. Mu deepest sympathies. I imagine that is a very difficult thing.

I wish I would have sent this poem (below) to you sooner.

I see the countless CHRISTMAS TREES around the world below
with tiny lights like HEAVEN’S STARS reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so SPECTACULAR please wipe away that tear
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.

I hear the many CHRISTMAS SONGS that people hold so dear
but the SOUND OF MUSIC can't compare with the CHRISTMAS CHOIR up here.

I have no words to tell you of the JOY their voices bring
for it is beyond description to HEAR THE ANGELS SING.

I know HOW MUCH YOU MISS ME, I see the pain inside your heart
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.

I can't tell you of the SPLENDOR or the PEACE here in this place
Can you just imagine CHRISTMAS WITH OUR SAVIOR face to face

I'll ask him to LIFT YOUR SPIRIT as I tell him of your love
so then PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your HEARTS BE JOYFUL and let your SPIRIT SING
for I am spending CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN and I’m walking WITH THE KING.

~ by Wanda Bencke
© Copyright 1999



You are in my prayers.
Leigh