A dear friend has passed away in Charleston. Cadwallader "Quaddy" Jones and his wife Lucy were some of the first people I got to know when I started attending Church Creek PCA church, Charleston SC, in January 1980. After John and I were married, we became one of many, many people they had out to their beach home for visits, cook-outs and sometimes we house sat for them. What fun that was, their home was on the beach front on Sullivan's Island!
He was one of the finest men I ever knew, and one of his daughters is a good friend. He and Lucy were born the same years as my parents and I had been raised to call my parent's peers "Mr. & Mrs." but they quashed that right off, saying they were just plain Lucy and Quaddy. We all sang in the church choir together for years. Quaddy had been ill for several years with Alzheimer's and went to be with his Savior Wednesday evening, 25 Aug 2010 at 88 years old.
What makes this sadder for me is that I cannot travel the distance because of this illness. John is going down tomorrow and will attend the funeral Monday. Sometimes I just hate this illness. It's a 4 hour drive and I would be exhausted before the first hour was up, and be a burden on everyone. It just breaks my heart.
If you want to read about him, there was an article in the Charleston paper here. John served as an Elder alongside Quaddy for many years at Church Creek and we had deep respect and love for Lucy and Quaddy and their family.
Many blessings on the family.