In Memory

Uncle, husband, father, friend,

One beloved by God

Those left behind will mourn the end

Of your time on this sod.

But up above they celebrate

And welcome you within

To streets of gold and visions great

And joy that will not end.

While we knew you, you made us smile

Your love was always true

Your open heart and ready wit

Cheered all who spoke to you

So though our lives will feel your loss

And miss your presence here,

We know that all of heaven is glad

To finally have you near.

And when we pause to think of you 

O’er years and months and praise

We’ll be so grateful for your life

And give to God the praise.