09 June 2009

Requiescat in Pace, Ed

I am Resurrection and I am Life says the Lord;
Those who die in me shall live forever.

For several weeks we have been praying for Bonnie's husband, H. Edward Spivey Ph.D.

On 23 May I received an e-mail from Bonnie informing me that Ed died 22 May, 2009. Bonnie requested that I not post the news until the family could all be notified and arrangements finalized.

Services will be held 12 June at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina.

Many of us remember Ed from his comments on Fr. Jake's blog. He didn't post often but when he did his comments were noteworthy.

Our prayers are extended to Bonnie and her family, and for Ed as he has begun the greatest journey of his existence -- the journey into eternal life.

Let us pray:
    O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of thy servant Ed, and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with Bonnie and her family, and all those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord,
And light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed
though the mercies of God, rest in peace.