At 1 p.m. today we will hold a memorial service for Florence Hughes. Mrs. Hughes died this past Saturday evening in Hospice Care. She was 80 years old and leaves behind her husband, Arthur, children Ian Hughes and Janice Morris, and grandchildren who include Gregory and Andrew Morris.
Mrs. Hughes is pictured above adding flowers to the cross Easter 2005 in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection. Every day we hold a funeral or memorial service is Easter. The service today will be a joyous one and all are expected to wear bright clothing in keeping with the Easter nature of a Christian memorial service. While this may not be typical, it is appropriate and in keeping with the Hughes Family wishes.
Florence may have been always and everywhere an Englishwoman who believed in keeping everything in its proper place and all things tidy. She also knew that tea could cure any ill. Yet she had a mind of her own. She liked her clergymen a bit on the untamed side in terms of their preaching, vestments and the like. And she loved singing hymns and deeply enjoyed worship services, especially Palm Sunday, Easter and Christmas Eve.
I trust she will enjoy the Easter-like memorial service we will hold today in her honor as we commend her soul to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Rev. Frank Logue, pastor