REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Friday, May 2, 2014

In Memory of Ellie

On  May 1, my niece Ellie Jolene passed away on her 38th birthday.  She had been ill for several months, but basically had not been really well for two or three years.  I lived with her parents (her mother is my youngest sister) for a few months in 1976 when I first began teaching here; I went with them to the hospital the night she was born. She was 3 1/2 years older than our eldest son, and she and her two younger sisters and our two boys grew up together.  Years later, when Ellie had two daughters of her own, I often took care of them, beginning a generation of great-nieces that has grown to a total of 5.


May 1976  -- holding Ellie

11 comments:

Kerry said...

So sorry. How sad. I'm glad you have that picture though.

Bonnie said...

It's always heartbreaking to hear of someone dying in the prime of life. Condolences to you and the family, Evelyn.

Lisa Gordon said...

I am truly so very sorry, Evelyn.
Hold onto your wonderful memories.

Gail Dixon said...

Evelyn, again, I am so sorry for this tremendous loss to your family. I can't imagine how heavy and sad your heart is right now. God bless her mother (your sister) and her children. I will keep praying.

Debbie Warren said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ellie, Evelyn.

Daniel LaFrance said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing anyone so young is impossible to comprehend.

Hold on to your treasure.

jyothisethu said...

heartfelt condolences...

bailey-road.com said...

I'm very sorry for the loss to you and your family, Evelyn.

Daryl said...

so very sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So incredibly sorry for your loss. She is with the angels now. xo Karen

Ida said...

Evelyn, I am so sorry to hear that you lost Ellie. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as your grieve her loss. Treasure those precious memories.