DAY 29 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

Monoday, JANUARY 30, 2023 @ 11:52 AM ET

DAY 29


Our sister, Joyce, passed away at 12:54 AM, January 30, 2023. It’s ironic that this is also her birthday. She came in on that day and went out on the same day. All of the family got to say their goodbyes. Clyde showed up with his entire family. Old wounds were healed, and everyone hugged and kissed each other at the hospital. I think a miracle occurred when Clyde, Tony and Carol finally made up right before Joyce left us. I never thought that would ever happen.

Arrangements are being made as I sit here and type this journal. Tony and Carol are working together to finalize everything.

I want to thank you Nonnie for being there and adjusting everything around me. I clearly was not thinking about the Book Discussion which was scheduled for today. I forgot to put my collection in the collection basket at church because my mind was all over the place. I’ve been a step behind since this journey started. Nonnie, you were there for me, and all the members, you were right there with me on this journey. So kind and so caring; every one of you. You are my second family.

I love you all!

I will keep you posted. God Bless Everybody!!

Shirley Slaughter

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About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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14 Responses to DAY 29 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

  1. Hi Shirley, my deepest condolences on your loss. I’m so happy to know loved ones are with you during this difficult time. Please know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. ((Hugs))!

    Donna M. Atwood
    D.M. Atwood


  2. It’s beautiful when family members can come together at this sad time. I’ve heard that righteous people die on their birthdays. I’m sure your sister was one of them.


  3. Patty Perrin says:

    You have my heartfelt condolences, Shirley. What a comfort it must be to know that your family reconciled in the hospital before Joyce left. She must have entered Heaven with a light heart, grateful for the birthday gift of a loving, united family. Keeping you and your family in prayer.

    Love and blessings,

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  4. Linda Mims says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Shirley. I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer.🤗

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  5. Dear Shirley, my deepest condolences to you and your entire family on the passing of your sister. She left a miracle behind, with the healing of wounds in your family, and, free of Jer pain now, must be smiling down on all of you. I hope that will give you comfort. God bless you and your family.

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  6. Shirley–I’m so sorry to hear that your sister passed away today. I hope memories of Joyce bring you and your family comfort as you gather to remember her life. My thoughts are with you. Take care.

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  7. Shirley, Joyce is at peace. I know the family has wounds to heal, but Joyce herself if at peace. Thank you for all you did for her. She knows how much you love her.

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  8. pdoggbiker says:

    Our condolences, Shirley! Thank you so much for taking us on your journey. Joyce is in a better place now and I see that her death brought the family back together again. Too bad it had to be a funeral to get everyone to make up. Prayers continuing!

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  9. Karen Black says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, Shirley.

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  10. I am thankful that your family made the effort to find peace with one another. What a blessing among the sadness! I’m happy you are surrounded by family and love, Shirley. Sending you hugs.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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  11. patgarcia says:

    Hello, Shirley,
    My heartfelt condolences for you and all your family.
    Take care.
    Shalom aleichem

    Liked by 3 people

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