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.