Friday, June 22, 2012

Heaven Welcomed a New Angel Tonight

Over twenty-eight years ago, I married and gained a mother-in-law.  She welcomed me into her family with open arms and a warm heart.  For twenty-eight years this wonderful woman treated me not like a son-in-law, but like her own flesh-and-blood son.

She enriched my life by simply being a part of it.

For those who may not have known, my wife's mother has been seriously ill now for some time.  Her struggle ended this evening.  Darlene passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Your thoughts and prayers for my wife's family is appreciated.

Heaven welcomed a new angel tonight. 

Frances Darlene Coltrane
Born: March 24, 1940
Died: June 21, 2012


  1. I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your wife's family.

  2. I know that feeling. 72 is just too young. Back in August 2011 my grandma passed away when she was 71. Sorry for your loss.


  3. Sorry for your loss. But I'm happy you were able to have such a wonderful mother-in-law and to be able to know her for that long. Our thoughts are with you.

  4. Darlene always supported Latisha and I being together. She always excepted us together with open arms. I will truly miss her.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family.


  6. Very sorry, Jeff. Prayers for you and your family.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Words are never enough at times like these, but know that we are thinking of you at this sad time.

  8. I thank you all again for your kind words, thoughts, prayers and expressions of sympathy. It's never easy losing ones we love. Their time with us always seems too short.

  9. May the Lord bless and keep your family, Jeff.

  10. Im very sorry for your loss!
    And especially for your wives loss. I cannot imagone losing my mother! She is my best friend!

    Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  11. She's gone home, and she's no longer in pain. Remember her life and her love for you and your family.

  12. My deepest appreciation to all of you. She didn't fear dying; she just didn't want to die while alone. Surrounded by loving family in those final hours, being alone was one fear she never had to face. The presence of so many by her side served as a testament to how many lives she unselfishly touched.

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    1. Thank you, Cristina. I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet you in person though.