Saturday, September 28, 2013

Evelyn Lowry

On Monday September 23, 2013 at 4:52pm my mother Evelyn Lowry departed this earth to spend eternity with her Lord and savior Jesus Chris. Two weeks ago she had severe internal bleeding for three days. The doctors did not know what to do. They kept giving her blood and eventually her bleeding stopped. Her time in the hospital, due to her dementia, was very hard on her because she did not know where she was or why she was there. She went to a hospice facility that could provide nurses that were better suited for her special needs once the bleeding stopped. When she arrived there she was so happy and thought she was at a resort. We talked about my kids (who have not been kids for a long time) and that I should take them to the park while she stayed in bed and rested. She ate a meal and after making her comfortable, so she could go to sleep, I went home. However, through the night it appeared she must have had a stroke. She struggled to talk and grasp things with her hands. After a few days I believe she decided to go and be with the Lord as she had no desire to eat or drink for four days. During her last days our family was with her at her bedside talking to her, praying over her, singing songs and reading scripture. When the end was eminent, I would watch her jugular vein when she momentarily wouldn't breath to make sure she was still alive. When I was playing the song "I'll Fly Away" to her, she listened to the song while I was looking into her eyes. As the song finished, she released the last breath of air and I saw no movement in her jugular vein and knew she had left us at the end of the song and "Flew Away".
 The service for Evelyn Lowry will be held on Thursday October 3rd at 4pm to celebrate her life. The service will be located in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando on John Young Parkway.




Mattie Jones said...

I can't say that I know how you feel at this time and I don't know your pain, but the Bible recommends, " Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with people who weep “,so until your tears turn into joy, for this reason; I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one.-Romans 12:15. I would also like to share my belief on the resurrection hope with you(Acts 24:15). Soon Jesus will fulfill God's will on earth, by raising up and restoring back to life, those who are now sleeping in death; with the wonderful prospect of living forever on the restored Paradise earth, where sickness and death will no longer plague mankind.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. Until that blessing unfolds and you share in the reunion with your deceased loved one; may Jehovah God grant your family peace and comfort, during this grievous time.-Isaiah 66:13.

Kelly said...

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ms. Lowry. Losing a loved one is something we all wish we never had to go through. Thankfully, God has promised us that soon "death will be no more" and "no one will say I am sick." He also gives us the hope of seeing our loved ones who have already fallen asleep in death (Revelation 21:3-4, Isaiah 33:24) May these scriptures give you a measure of comfort and hope.