Peri’s Memorial

  • I want to let you all know that I am absolutely blown away with how many of you have already reached out!  This is another testament to how much Peri influenced people.  Amazing!  Please know I am getting you messages and want you to feel comfortable sending them.  Please do not be offended if my response is slow, or maybe not at all.  I also want to give you the info for the memorial service.  I know it will be no surprise to you, but Peri has given me a few instructions about this!

    Date: Tuesday, 2/4/2014

    Time: Visitation at 1:00PM – Service at 2:00PM

    Place:  Balmoral Presbyterian Church
    6413 Quince Road
    Memphis, TN 38119

    Please, in lieu of flowers, make donations to;

    Madonna Learning Center
    7007 Poplar Avenue
    Germantown, TN 38138


    Balmoral Presbyterian Church
    6413 Quince Road
    Memphis, TN 38119

  • Peri’s suffering and pain has come to an end.  She fell asleep and did not wake up this morning.  I was talking with her the night before last and she was explaining to me, in great detail mind you, how the banana split she wanted needed to be made.  She spoke about how every year on her birthday her mother got her a banana split from Baskin Robins.  Needless to say, I was getting her that banana split at 8PM that night!  Later that evening she started to slip back into an unresponsive state.  As we continued to talk I noticed that she seemed to be staring off in the distance.   I asked her what it was that she was seeing.  Her response was one word, HALOS!  That was the last thing that she spoke to me.  HALOS…WOW!

    Our family is strong.  We are all supporting one another.  I am so glad to have such a strong family.  One comprised of a conglomeration of both her side and mine.  Together it makes a pretty cohesive unit.  It can be a bit odd and strange at times, but a strong cohesive unit, nonetheless.  I love them all.

    I can’t name all the individuals from outside our family that have made this horrible experience tolerable.  I would leave someone out and I don’t want to do that.  So to all of you, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  My kids and I will need you as we continue our lives without Peri.  That seems so odd to say.  I can’t imagine our lives without her.

    I will get more specifics to you as to her service.  This is what I know now.  It’s going to be at Balmoral Presbyterian  Church in Memphis, TN.  Her birthday party is now going to be a combination of her memorial and birthday celebration.  I will post those specifics once they are nailed down.

    As I write this I feel that there is a sweet sweet spirit in this place.  It’s not only The Lord, but Peri is by his side holding his hand….

0 thoughts on “Peri’s Memorial

  1. “Halos.” Tears for you and Bill and family. If love could keep Peri here, Cecilia, yours would have done it! Peri was strong in mind, physically exhausted. Heaven shines brighter today. She will shine brightly forever in your hearts. I’m so glad you shared with her that last banana split. My tears are yours today. Love you. Hang in there.

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