My mother, Dorothy McCormick of Mount Pleasant, has been an amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother for her four children and their families. She has been a model of strength when faced with adverse situations. When widowed at the age of 36 and left with four children ages 2-12, she continued to live on the farm and provide a loving home for us. With that same strength and acceptance, her family has watched her face each new transition in her life. Now at 97 and living in assisted living, she continues to be a "teacher" to her family as to how to live one's life. On her 90th birthday, mom gave each of her children and grandchildren a wonderful book she wrote of her life. In her own words, we have her life history ... her childhood, school years, married and working life, travels, etc. It is truly a book that we treasure now and will be treasured by generations to come.
Jeanette was talented in so many aspects of her life. She was a genius with words and writing even though she never pursued that path. Many have seen her posts on Facebook. Jeanette was also an amazing baker. Aside from that, Jeanette enjoyed making TikTok videos and playing games on her phone, arts and crafts, and cuddling on the couch watching movies.Most importantly Jeanette was a terrific mom. Her children were her life. There was never a day that went by she didn't brag about all four of her beautiful babies. Jeanette is survived by her loving fiancé, (her Thunderbuddy), Ashley Conner, of Louisville, KY, her four children, Connor McCaa, (10), Aubrey Atencio, (6), Abigail Atencio, (5), and Mazikeen Harris, (17 months), all of New Mexico, her amazing mammaw and pappaw, Merv and Diane Reichle of Booneville, KY, her mother Julie Toan, of Booneville, KY, her father, Bubba Rice, of Indiana, a brother, Austin Reichle from Indiana, and a sister, Brittany Rice from Louisville. Also a special nephew, (her hubby), Andrew as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Debra Fay Yuhas -daughter of the King, wife to the love of her life Dave, devoted sister to her family, loving mother to her 3 children, the best Grammy (7 grandchildren), Great Grammy (3 great grandchildren), and Auntie (too many to count) ever, and a beautiful friend to every friend and stranger.
Wilbour leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Dianne Washington; three daughters, Delisha (Rufus) Armstrong and Chinikka Ferguson both of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Lateeta Carson of Houston, Texas; his dog, Zoey; five grandchildren, Jaylen Armstrong and Jakayla Boyd of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Brad Washington Jr., Shaniya Carson, Jayceon Carson of Houston, Texas; two god children, Mya and Charleston Eatmon of Hephzibah, Georgia; two sisters, Mary Helen Carson and Ethel White of Vicksburg, Mississippi; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Cosey; three sisters-in-law, Terri (Walter) Cosey, Lynniese (Greg) Mayfield and Ava (Eric) Cooley of Vicksburg, Mississippi; three brothers-in-law, Erwin (Thelma) Cosey, Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama, David (Laurice) Cosey of Brookhaven, Mississippi and Richard Cosey of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
And then she took the little boy out of bed and placed him onher bosom; the elder branches, full of blossoms, closed over them;it was as if they sat in a thick leafy bower which flew with themthrough the air; it was beautiful beyond all description. The littleelder-tree mother had suddenly become a charming young girl, but herdress was still of the same green material, covered with whiteblossoms, as the elder-tree mother had worn; she had a real elderblossom on her bosom, and a wreath of the same flowers was wound roundher curly golden hair; her eyes were so large and so blue that itwas wonderful to look at them. She and the boy kissed each other,and then they were of the same age and felt the same joys. They walkedhand in hand out of the bower, and now stood at home in a beautifulflower garden. Near the green lawn the father's walking-stick was tiedto a post. There was life in this stick for the little ones, for assoon as they seated themselves upon it the polished knob turned into aneighing horse's head, a long black mane was fluttering in the wind,and four strong slender legs grew out. The animal was fiery andspirited; they galloped round the lawn. "Hooray! now we shall ride faraway, many miles!" said the boy; "we shall ride to the nobleman'sestate where we were last year." And they rode round the lawn again,and the little girl, who, as we know, was no other than the littleelder-tree mother, continually cried, "Now we are in the country! Doyou see the farmhouse there, with the large baking stove, whichprojects like a gigantic egg out of the wall into the road? Theelder-tree spreads its branches over it, and the cock struts about andscratches for the hens. Look how proud he is! Now we are near thechurch; it stands on a high hill, under the spreading oak trees; oneof them is half dead! Now we are at the smithy, where the fire roarsand the half-naked men beat with their hammers so that the sparksfly far and wide. Let's be off to the beautiful farm!" And they passedby everything the little girl, who was sitting behind on the stick,described, and the boy saw it, and yet they only went round thelawn. Then they played in a side-walk, and marked out a littlegarden on the ground; she took elder-blossoms out of her hair andplanted them, and they grew exactly like those the old peopleplanted when they were children, as we have heard before. Theywalked about hand in hand, just as the old couple had done when theywere little, but they did not go to the round tower nor to theFredericksburg garden. No; the little girl seized the boy round thewaist, and then they flew far into the country. It was spring and itbecame summer, it was autumn and it became winter, and thousands ofpictures reflected themselves in the boy's eyes and heart, and thelittle girl always sang again, "You will never forget that!" Andduring their whole flight the elder-tree smelt so sweetly; henoticed the roses and the fresh beeches, but the elder-tree smelt muchstronger, for the flowers were fixed on the little girl's bosom,against which the boy often rested his head during the flight.
Barb was a loving, caring and devoted wife, supportive and selfless mother, extraordinarily fun grandmother, thoughtful sister, strong believer and a gracious friend. She was a beyond generous kind soul exuding love and light. She had a giving and genuine heart, gifting spirit and gracious soul. She was most proud of her beloved husband and her big family always putting others before herself. She was a best friend and cheerleader always knowing just what to say to soothe the heart. She was a pet whisperer and lived her life to the fullest. She met everyone with a warm heart, smile and contagious laughter. She was a strong woman of faith and lived life by example with a sparkle in her eye. She was a gifted teacher and nurturing mother.
We hear so many strong words, loving, laughing, generous, intuitive, supportive, giving, selfless, devoted, many more.When Barb arrived you were not allowed to be alone, the room changed and it was magic. Our deepest thoughts to the family, stay strong, you are not alone. Love Scott and Karen and family.
ANGENYPatricia Ann "Pat" (nee Smith). Pat passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, surrounded by her family; she was 79 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Frank and Mary (nee Foster) Smith. Devoted wife of 59 years to John W. Angeny; survived by her sister Joanie Sprague and loving sister to the late Mary Hall, Edna Ehleben, and Frannie Austin; beloved mother to Jack Angeny (Kim), Karen Dougherty (Charles "Bud"), Kim Quigley, Kate Aspen (John); cherished grandmother to Jack, Nicholas, Chuck, Shannon, Courtney, Amanda, Elizabeth, Alicia, Kayla, Karly, and Rachel; treasured great grandmother to Morgan, Caleb, Brianna, Brayden, Tessa, Carter, Colin, and Madelyn. Loving aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was a truly remarkable wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She was selfless, generous, and completely devoted to her family.
Despite many challenges and hardships Nancy remained committed to her faith in God. Throughout life she carreid the hardworking ethic learned on the farm. Beloved by those who knew her, she was warm and welcoming to everyone she met and was known for her charm and wonderful personality. She looked for the positive in life and the good in people. She was generous and sought to find and provide words of wisdom on how to face each day no matter how difficult or challenging. She was a loving and devoted mother to her girls and, to the end, was their greatest supporter. She remained spry and energetic throughout her life, and her beauty and enthusiasm will never be forgotten. 2b1af7f3a8