Friday, August 6, 2010

The Loss of a Loved One

Sandra Denise Taylor, Nisha's mother, went home to be with the Lord on August 5th, 2010.

Nisha and I were in Michigan taking a few weeks to pack up our belongings and move out of the mission home in preparation for departure this winter. We were woken by a phone call at 6:50a.m. on Thursday with the news that her mother passed away during the night. This came as shock to the family for she was only 55 years old and had no known ailments. We found ourselves adjusting our priorities and schedules in order to be with family during this difficult time. We rejoice in the testimony of her mother's faith in the Lord Jesus saving her from her sins and the hope that it brings to those who have the same faith.
Psalms 116:15 says "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

Sympathy is expressed to her husband, John Taylor; children, Nisha (Jon) Harris, Jason (Erin) Adams, and Heather (Bryan) Neal; six grandchildren; and her mother, Margie Smith.

Denise Taylor was a faithful servant of Christ who expressed her love to her Saviour, family, friends, and co-workers. It's never easy to lose a loved one who was so close and dear to you. Our family has count it a privilege to have known her as mother, mother in law, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.