Monday, September 1, 2008

David Leland Jones, August 21, 1920 - September 1, 2008

Dad died this afternoon at about 4:40. Demetrios and I had arrived at his bedside half an hour earlier. Mom was also there, and a long-time friend of the family, John. Dad appeared to try to respond, to look at us when told we were there, but was unable.

As it is Labor Day, the dining room where Mom lives wasn't serving an evening meal, so we ended up taking Mom to a restaurant for a late supper. Then, as she expressed no particular need to have us stay, and showed no sign of any such need either, we turned around and came back home.

I can't even begin to tell you how bizarre and surreal all this has been for us.

16 comments:

Tony-Allen said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I don't know what to say except I give my utmost condolences.

Elizabeth said...

Memory Eternal to your beloved father.

May God comfort you all as you grieve your loss ........

Rosko said...

May the Lord make his memory to be eternal.

I'm praying for him, you, and your entire family.

DebD said...

So sorry Anastasia.

Memory Eternal.

Prayers continue for you all.

Fr. Gregory Hogg said...

May his memory be eternal! (How strange...It was six months ago to the day that my own father reposed.)

Adam Roe said...

My prayers are with you, Anastasia. May the Lord comfort you and your family.

William Weedon said...

My condolences, dear. Prayers arise for you and for him. May He who is the Destruction of Death and the Lover of Mankind hold you and your family close in these days.

JTKlopcic said...

I am so, so sorry. Memory Eternal.

Ezekiel said...

May his memory be eternal!

The last months for you remind me of these words:

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me."

Emily H. said...

We are sad to hear this news. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

Grace said...

Please give yourself and Baba hugs from me, and anyone else who needs one. I'm glad he wasn't alone. Wishing you great strength and comfort,
GL

Michelle Melania said...

I've been absent from the blogging community for over a week and I am so sorry to come back and see the news of your father's passing. May his memory be eternal. You are in our prayers.

Christopher D. Hall said...

Memory eternal! All of you are in my prayers.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Heartfelt thanks to all of you! I pray daily for everyone who reads my blog, and especially for those I know read it.

Anonymous God-blogger, I deleted your comment because you had signed it -- just on the theory that you might like to remain anonymous. NOT because I didn't deeply appreciate your kind note!

Dixie said...

Dear Anastasia, may your dear father's memory be eternal and may you and your family find comfort in our risen Lord who trampled death by death.

James the Thickheaded said...

Memory Eternal!
My prayers for your father and his meeting with the Lord, and for you and your family in your grief.