Friday, June 1, 2012
A Tribute to Nonnie
This past week Wayne and I accompanied Greta, Bryan, and Aurora to St. Louis for the funeral of Bryan's grandmother, Martha Flynn, a precious woman of faith. This is a poem I wrote in her honor, for she was dearly loved.
A TRIBUTE TO NONNIE
A wonderful woman is no longer with us,
Heaven’s now her glorious home;
Wicked cancer took our gracious Nonnie from us –
Her life’s revered, a sacred tome.
Nonnie blessed our lives richly with her gentleness,
We applaud her skills in knitting, tennis, and bridge
Shared with infectious gaiety.
Nonnie touched children’s lives as a renowned teacher;
Her heart was filled with compassion.
She loved Tony, Pat, Bryan, Greta, and Rori,
Bob earned her devoted passion.
Nonnie’s funeral mass was a touching tribute
To an exceptional woman;
Hundreds of loved ones came to honor her; they stayed,
Prayed, and sang ‘til worship was done.
Beautiful music and words of Holy Scripture
Brought comfort to the hearts of all;
Family fellowship in the home of the Moore’s
Gave endearing closure to all.
We want to carry on the legacy she left:
Love for God, love for family,
A Christian lifestyle and joyful worship of God,
Kind to all, ever neighborly.
We thank God for His gift of Nonnie in our lives;
We’ll carry her love in our heart.
Our memories of her are precious and many –
The tears flow freely as we part.