Monday, September 25, 2017

Ruth F. Austin

Ruth F. Austin, age  87 of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Orlando Lutheran Tower.  She was born in St Thomas, Virgin Islands,  on August 5, 1930 daughter of the late Clarita (Blyden)  and William  Macks.  Ruth was employed in the Division of Licensing for the US Government and was a member of Sanctuary of Praise Ministries, Church of God by Faith of Orlando.  

As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by many.  Her Christian life and spirit will remembered in the lives of all who knew her.   Ruth's life will forever be cherished by her son Deane Austin of Orlando;  three sisters Inez and Mae Marks both of the Bronx, NY; Grace Roberts, of Orlando; niece Kishma Vincent of Jacksonville and special friend Ada L. Figueroa of Atlanta.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.


Phazeurite said...

It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love; and when it happens , the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your love one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your love one is up in heaven. The bible, holds a out a much different hope. At Job 14:14,15, it says that the God of comfort Jehovah, yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them alive on earth. I really hope this thought brings family and friends comfort.

M Jones said...

I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Jehovah, the God of all comfort, will soon eliminate all grief and provide permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Christ’s] voice and come out”! (John 5:28, 29) God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa. 25:8) Then, instead of having to “weep with those who weep,” all earth’s inhabitants will “rejoice with those who rejoice.”​—Rom. 12:15.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for your loss! I recently lost my grandfather and I know how difficult the grieving process can be at times.
While many believe that death is just the natural course of life,  the Bible teaches us that this was not God's original purpose for mankind.  When he created Adam and Eve, God originally intended that they and their offspring live forever, healthy and on a beautiful paradise earth.  Of course,  we know that Adam and Eve disobeyed thus condemning mankind to continue to grow old and die.  But does that fact leave us without any hope?

No, in fact the Bible actually gives us a wonderful hope for the future! Not only does God promise that he will get rid of death forever and that no one will ever die again  (Revelation 21:3,4) but he also promises us that he will bring them back to life (John 5:28,29) and we will see them again.  This wonderful future hope is something that I look forward to everyday and it brings me great comfort to know that I will soon see my grandfather again,  healthy and vibrant!
I hope the my message has brought you some measure of comfort.  If you'd like to learn more about this and other Bible topics, I encourage you to follow the links below which will take you to a Web site that is a great Bible study tool that I use often  to help answer Bible questions.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!