Hello Jon. It has been a while, but we remember our days at Country woods. Faye and I now attend Briar Hill Baptist Church in Florence. We moved from Terry to Richland in January 2016. Our niece Nancy Baker, and husband Aaron is still at Country Woods. I was looking at the church’s sermons on the website and saw one on grief you shared January 2020. I did listen and thought you covered the subject well and with your heart. As you might remember, Our son Lane, drowned in Lake Dockery at Byram while he was fishing September 1998. It is still a mystery as he was a good swimmer. Lane is buried at the city of Terry cemetery. And by the way, Lane’s Birthdate is January 26, the day you gave the message in 2020. It appears I was supposed to listen to you today in January. Jon, you always have been a good listener, from the first time we met in your office. The Pastor at Briar Hill is Malcolm Pinion, you may know him. In January 1999 Faye and I started attending a group in Jackson called The Compassionate Friends. It is a self help group for grief of parents whose children have died. We have been a part of that group since 1999. We have been chapter leaders several times, treasurer, data base administration, and now Regional coordinators for Mississippi. I say all that to say we have met a lot of grieving families that do as you said in your message, “just be there”. The group will meet again when the Covid virus lets up, at Fondren Presbyterian Church on Old Canton Rd. 7pm 2nd Tuesday each month. You might look at the chapter web site at tcfjacksonms.com. There is a tab for newsletters. Maybe we can talk sometime.
Your friends Rex and Faye McCord
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