Monday, May 13, 2013

Rip: Kathryn Buchanan

Kathryn Grisso  Buchanan
Kathryn (aka Kathy) Grisso Buchanan
April 19, 1950- May 9, 2013

BUCHANAN, Kathryn Grisso, 63, of Midlothian, passed away May 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip W. Buchanan. She is survived by her two daughters, Maggie B. Rice and husband, Jeremy and Tina A. Buchanan; granddaughter, Sydney Claire Rice; her sister, Debra Lowe; and brother, Benjamin Grisso. She graduated from Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind and was a member of the Richmond Club of the Deaf. A funeral ceremony will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Bliley's - Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. Interment will be private.

Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch 2013

When A Friend Bids Goodbye...

© Kathrine Yee Baraquia

My dear friend,
close your eyes...
hold my hand,
and hear me whisper...

For the times I was lost,
you were there to look for me.
Will you believe me when I say I love you more than you'll ever know.
Will you trust me when I say ...this time you have to let me go.

My dear friend, I must leave.
The world no longer needs me.
It's my time to be gone, until we meet again someday.
Don't you cry now, I know I'll be okay.
Trust that I'll never forget you.
Don't be sad now, just close your eyes until it's through.
Hold my hand, don't open your eyes yet...
wait when I no longer whisper..

My dear friend, you'll be fine.
I'll be up there watching over you.
For the times I'll be gone, don't ever forget
the words I whispered to you.

God calls on my name... and I have to let go of your hand now...
Please don't cry... and smile for me.. 
because I'm with the one who made us friends.

Remember, I'll always love you.
so come, wave me goodbye...
It'll be painful but we have to...
Hug me, hug me tight, feel the words I can no longer say.

My dear friend, I'm going to miss you.
just pray because I'll always listen.
and one day, when it's your time,
I'll be there for you...
Just like the way I used to.
...I love you...

(I mean, WE love and missed you, Kathryn.) 

Friday, May 10, 2013

RIP- Richard Allen Justice (We miss YOU!)



JUSTICE, Richard Allen, 74, of Henrico, Va., went to be with the Lord on
Wednesday, March 8, 2013. He is at peace rejoicing with the Lord. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Marlyn Crawford Justice and Ben Loree
Rodgers Justice; and three brothers, Jerry, Mark and Julian. He is
survived by his wife, Helen Brewer Justice; daughters, Terri Justice
Mulvin (Tom) and Sara Justice Durrett (Jeff); grandchildren, Rachel and
Andrew Mulvin and Kayley and Zachary Durrett; and a host of nephews and
a niece and their children. Allen graduated from Virginia School for the
Deaf and the Blind located in Staunton, Va. He was very active with
organizations for the deaf including VA Baptist Conference of the Deaf.
He was active at Oakwood Baptist Church before helping to establish Deaf
Mission at First Baptist Church located in Richmond, Va., and then
serving as pastor for the deaf at Deaf Baptist Chapel located in
Norfolk, Va. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in
the chapel on May 18, 2013 at 2pm in 2709 Monument Ave.,
Richmond, Va.

"Jesus Calls Us"
Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult
of our life's wild, restless sea,
day by day his clear voice soundeth,
saying, 'Christian, follow me;'

as, of old, Saint Andrew heart it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for his dear sake.

Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world's golden store;
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, 'Christian, love me more.'

In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
'Christian, love me more than these.'

Jesus calls us! By thy mercies,
Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.

Poem by Cecil Frances Alexander

Thanks to Harriet/Richard and Sally.