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Michael Strickland (#47524219)
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Bio Photo Have worked with a local geneology group in Walton County for a short while, photographing graves in area cemeteries. Enjoy very much finding another cemetery that is not well-known and making available the information found there.
I have become persuaded of one thing while working area cemeteries. When I meet these people in Heaven, whose headstones I've photographed and whose obituaries I've helped post, it will be apparent to me when I see them as to who they are. I'll be able to say, "You are so-and-so, who was buried at such-and-such a cemetery. I took a photo of your headstone, and there were two (or three or however many) children's graves beside you." If it is not public knowledge right away as to why his children died so young, I can ask him there, and find out what happened. I may be giving license to an over-active imagination, but the Scripture does say that we have no idea what is in store for us over there, and these fanciful ideas that pop up about these things may come no where close to what all will actually be the case when we find ourselves in Heaven.
Well, how do we get there? We should do good deeds, you might say; and that's good, but it will never pay our way into Heaven. It's like a street urchin thinking that by giving two pennies he has found on the street to a millionaire that he happens to meet, that somehow the wealthy person will be enriched by his gift. The gift is good, but it doesn't make a dent in the financial situation of the other.
No, we must be covered by something much more valuable than good deeds, or acquired finances, in order to find ourselves in Heaven. We must be covered with that which cannot be bought--the Blood of Jesus Christ, who allowed His Blood to be let out so that all our sins and our sinfulness could be atoned and done away with. He also did more than that, for He rose again from the dead after three days, showing that He has power not only over death, but over sin, over the grave, and over all that can stand between us and Him in Heaven.
So, there are many people I plan to meet in Heaven, who have also believed in the finished work of Jesus, who have believed that what He did for them is enough to take care of all that can come between them and a loving heavenly Father, a Father who wants them to be with Him, and Who sent His Son to make that way possible. I invite you to ask Jesus to forgive your sins and sinfulness as well, so you can also meet many people in Heaven, the ancestors you research, the many geneological links that you work to establish, and the people living that you enjoy being with here on earth. The way to Heaven that Jesus has provided in His finished work is the only sound way to arrange for a definitely promising future in eternity. I invite you to ask Jesus to forgive you sins and come into your life be your Lord and Savior.
The other option, Hell, is one of separation, anguish, and never-ending disappointment and screaming terrors. I encourage you to make arrangements to miss that place--with all possible speed!
You have a loving Heavenly Father Who desires to meet you, and a lot of friends and family to meet and talk with and get to know--don't miss out on any of it!
"To the pagan, life was the road to death; man was characteristically a dying man; but Jesus came with the good news that we are on the way to life and not to death." -William Barclay
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RoseP
RE: Irene Finley Harris
You're very welcome. :)
Added by RoseP on Aug 01, 2015 6:07 PM
Craig W.
RE: Re: Donnie Wood
I live in PDL so if you can get any more info I would be happy to continue the search..

Craig
Added by Craig W. on Jul 30, 2015 1:13 PM
Dorothy Jo Sunday
George and Esther Gainey
Thank you Michael for the pictures and your time. I do appreciate everything that you have done for me and Find A Grave.
Dorothy
Added by Dorothy Jo Sunday on Jul 29, 2015 4:59 AM
Carlovsky
Reeves in Magnolia Cem., DeFuniak Springs
Is Dorothy Reeves (d. 1981) buried near her parents Lucius and Lillian Reeves and her baby sister Gladys?

Thanks, Carl Reeves Close
Added by Carlovsky on Jul 27, 2015 8:58 AM
Donell Mills
Annie Trammell.
posted obit you provided
Added by Donell Mills on Jul 19, 2015 10:32 PM
Eli Chandler
Gladys Carnegie
Hi Michael, finally got the time to straighten out the listing. Added and edited a little and deleted my duplicate. Dorothy Jo was nice enough to transfer to me. I thought that she might. She is another of the good ones.
I hope you like it. Sincerely, Eli
Added by Eli Chandler on Jul 15, 2015 12:10 PM
Jennifer Jordan
RE: Thanks!
I did post some new Bunker headstone photos and also added a couple of listings. My mom and I went out a couple weeks ago hoping to fulfill a photo request, but as you know there are quite a few unmarked and badly deteriorating graves out there. We were unsuccessful in finding the person requested unfortunately, but at least I was able to update some of the existing info. We are also in Walton County (Freeport). Nice to "meet" you! :)

-Jenn
Added by Jennifer Jordan on Jul 13, 2015 8:55 PM
Jennifer Jordan
Thanks!
Michael,

Thanks for approving the updates to the memorials in Bunker. Hope you don't mind if I add/update information as I find it on memorials you've already done. Looks like we probably live fairly close to one another as I've seen a lot of your listings when I've been out and about exploring! :)

Take care,
Jenn
Added by Jennifer Jordan on Jul 13, 2015 9:04 AM
Dorothy Jo Sunday
Craig Washington
Thanks Michael for the picture.
Dorothy
Added by Dorothy Jo Sunday on Jul 09, 2015 3:50 PM
Sandra
RE: Percy Beasley
You are most welcome!
Added by Sandra on Jul 09, 2015 9:40 AM
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