Archive for the ‘Family/Friends Gatherings’ Category

Ren’s Memorial Message

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Many people wanted to read what Ren said at mom’s memorial. Here it is!

A year, and then some.

Monday, January 31st, 2011

January 30th, 2010. A year ago today, it was freezing on the east coast. I was receiving phone calls, texts, and emails from friends and family that flights were cancelled, or that they couldn’t leave their homes due to icy roads as the snowplows hadn’t made it by. In Columbia, the gathering for Mom’s graveside […]

Sunday January 24th, 2010 Obituary & Memorial

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Joellen died peacefully on January 14th, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Robert Cleveland and Ruth Naomi Williams. Joellen was an educator, writer and philanthropist. She treasured her time as a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend and a lover of life to those she held close to her heart. […]

Memorial Information in Celebration of Joellen

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Hello again, Since the 14th I have been overwhelmed with a massively generous outpouring of praise, thanks, and love for my mom. What an experience just these past few days have been. My thanks for everyone’s kind words and offers! In celebration of my mother, a memorial will be held on Saturday, January 30th.

Merry Ho Ho

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

It’s all happening. No matter how concealed the reasons may be, we keep looking for them.   In the last two days we have twice thought we were coming home, and twice had to confront the decision to stay. The most recent decision to stay, coming less than nine hours before her would be flight […]