Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day of Sorrow

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.

2 comments:

  1. How sad and impatient I feel for you and the horrible repercussions of the illness that prevents you from participating in your dear friend's farewell service. I am so sorry to hear of his passing but joyful that we know he is now celebrating his arrival to see his Lord! I rejoice with you in your remembrances of his impact on your life and others. He sounds like a soul who shall be earnestly missed, but who's light will keep on burning through those souls whom he touched while here. I love you and am praying for you and your disappointment in not being able to be there with John.

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