Sunday, August 2, 2015

Remembering Posey

Posey & Marilyn
One year ago today, at 8:24 pm, my father-in-law Posey Steele went home to be with Jesus. He was 88 years old. He fought hard for 8 days after taking after a terrible fall the previous weekend and suffering a severe head trauma, but it was time for him to go to "the mansion prepared for him" by his Savior. He left behind Marie, his wife of 67 years; daughters Marilyn, Linda and Carol; grandchildren Spring and Will; and great-grandchildren Danielle, Evan and Ryder as well as other extended family members. But to stop with his family would be to miss out on the wonder of Posey. He left behind the town of Elkin, NC, where it seems most everyone knew him from his days as a mail carrier, his retirement days working at the local Food Lion grocery store or his regular stops to have a biscuit with his boys at a local eatery. He left behind his beloved Poplar Spring Baptist Church, where he he served many roles over the years including that of deacon and faithful member of the choir. And perhaps most importantly he left behind a legacy of stories and memories for everyone who ever knew him. We all take comfort in knowing that Posey lives on in our hearts and minds because there will ALWAYS be one more Posey story to tell! He is missed. But we are confident that because of the grace and mercy of the love of God whose name is Jesus, we will see him again. And he'll probably be watching wrestling...

As we prepare for a few family days at the beach, I ask for prayers for the entire Steele family, but especially for Posey's loving wife, Marie. Losing a loved one is never easy; losing a spouse after 67 years is almost unimaginable. Her faith is strong, but her body is weak and her loss is great. It still hurts. Please lift her into the Light and ask God to give her strength as she carries on. We shall continue to lean on your prayers and a faithful God in the coming days. Be well, my friends.

Because of Jesus,

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