"Aunt Sally, July 19, 2021
Nancy and I were saddened to hear of Dave's passing. He will be sorely missed.
When we face such times of loss, it is easy to say We can find comfort knowing there is life past death but it is hard path to walk, for the separation is very hard, even in the midst of believing.
For the pain is real, and the hope oft seems to be blurry, for our eyes are full of tears.
All I know is this. Every moment I spent with you and Dave was precious, for you made each other better. Such memories do sustain, and such memories will be borne by our enduring and endearing hope.
For we know that we each are heart, soul, mind, and body. When our body is failing, and when our body fails, we have hope hope that soon becomes reality.
For this is our reality: Our heart, soul, and mind will be clothed in a new body, a fully intact, never to decay or die body. Dave's hope is now his reality. In truth, none of us are far behind.
So our separation is but for a moment, then our reunion will be for a million moments. Our reunion with Dave will be a forever reunion; and not just with Dave, but with all those we have lost on this earth. Our hope is spending forever with a God who loves us, and His Son, who showed us love by risking His forever to give us this hope of life past death. For this hope is not just what we have for Dave, it is the hope we share with Dave.
May this hope shine through today's tears, even as Dave is deeply missed.
With aching hearts and hopeful joy,
Phil and Nancy Lifsey"
"So sorry for the loss of your husband David, it was a sad day to hear this news. David was a good friend of my husband Robert L McAllister its truly a difficult time for all that knew him. God Bless the Family. David will be sadly missed by all..."