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Della Lilly (#46905597)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 2 days
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DATE: Mon, 5-6-2013

TO: Friends, Family Members, Fellow Contributors, Etc.

FROM: Della

Just letting all of you know that on or about 3-27-2013, I took a really hard cardiovascular hit; spent a month at local medical facility; as I become stronger, will continue with Find-A-Grave but it may take a while to do all that needs to be done; would appreciate your patience with me.

August 8, 2015

Hello Everyone!

I have a LOT of work to do! .. and "I think I can do that"! (quoting you-know-who when she was starring in a movie and was told, "All you have to do is walk into the church", or something close to that - I think it was 'walk into a church' - been awhile since I've seen it).

Sorry I've "been away" for such a long period of time! I am hoping to receive a new computer in the not-too-distant future as this one appears to be on its last 'gig-a-byte' .. it occasionally works but, most often, 'occasionally DOES NOT'; thus, the reason I've been unable to make corrections, answer e-mails, etc.

For all of you who have said prayers for me and sent messages re. my health, my sincere "Thank You" to each of you.

Thanks to my Precious Lord Jesus Christ, I am now doing well. What happened to me? I died 3-27-2013 about 15 minutes after I sat down at the computer. My daughter heard a small plastic item hit the tile floor and, thinking 'some books had fallen' called out from the living room, "Mom, are you o.k.? (X 2) and, when I didn't answer, came from the living room to check on me and found me lying in the floor very dead and, while calling 911 EMS, she immediately began the chest compressions which were continued by EMS when they arrived; I was taken to the local medical center and someone came to my daughter immediately and said, "This is grave, you need to call your family". Following what I refer to as "receiving the ice-water baptism" (I was frozen) and "having my throat cut" (ventilator) and, "sleeping" for about 12 days/nights, I awakened one afternoon about 3:00 PM, wide-awake, no pain, flat of my back "with hoses and tubes everywhere", still on the ventilator, and was immediately told by my daughter and sister what had happened to me. After about an hour, they went home (having been there 'round the clock) and the doctorS began coming in and telling me what had happened and that I was now known as the "miracle at St. Mary's", one of the doctors telling me, "We know what happened - your heart quit beating but we don't know why" and one telling me that only 1 in 5 usually survive what had happened to me ... and some people did ask me, and still do, if I saw 'a bright light' or 'went through a dark tunnel' to which I answer, "No, but, when I woke up, I felt like I had had the best night's sleep I could ever remember" (12 days/nights - no wonder I felt 'rested'!) .. and, having said all that, "I PERSONALLY know Who holds tomorrow and I know WHO holds my hand". He truly is Magnificent, Majestic - He has been, for many years, and will ALWAYS be my LORD! .. and to all my beautiful family members/friends at Find-A-Grave, please don't forget Psm. 23 and meditate on each of its phrases, .. green pastures .. still waters .. THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death (and do I fully understand that one!), etc., etc. .. and I ask Him to bless each of you every day of your lives ... Love to All of You, Della
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RE: Sheridan and Rhoda Moore
Transfer done! And while I'm not related to them (so far! lol you understand later), my dad's family is WEST VIRGINIA. It is nuts. I spend so much time researching families there. So probably somehow we are all related not too far back, lol. Of the 30,000 people I have on my tree, probably 2/3 of that is from West Virginia, all over. However, Moore isn't a big name, YET maybe just waiting for a brick wall to come tumbling down! Have only been to WV once though in my life, for a huge Mann family reunion.
Added by thefifthofnov on Jul 18, 2016 2:42 PM
Michelle Kolbe
# 26343697

I wanted to let you know that these were twins. One was a girl, but the other one was so badly deformed that the gender was unable to be identified. Thanks for creating the memorial for these 2 beautiful children.
Added by Michelle Kolbe on Jul 16, 2016 10:52 AM
Dan Francis
RE: Grave-Stone Photos
You are most welcome - we walked the entire cemetery, I still have some pics to add - getting lazy, cuts into my woodworking; doing the entire cemetery takes a lot of time (2-3 or more trips).

Just FYI - the 2 memorials I transferred to you from Highland Memorial, South Point Oh - do not attempt to take photo request there. We were there taking photos and after a couple of hours an elderly man came charging out and told us we couldn't "distrube" these people. We think he was probably napping, looked like he just woke up. We probably took close to 1000 pics (still need to put the rest of these on).

Have a great day

Added by Dan Francis on Jul 13, 2016 8:40 PM
Faye Francis
RE: Copley, Jesse Mem #164979915
Hi Della,

Connected Jesse with parents.
Looks the headstone for Lawrence #23361504 has a birth date of 3/16/1899. Check when you get time.

Added by Faye Francis on Jul 12, 2016 6:51 AM
Faye Francis
RE: Solomon Perry Cemetery
Thank you very much for the info - I thought I was having "another senior moment" last night when I couldn't locate the cemetery.

Thanks again, Cuz
Added by Faye Francis on Jul 12, 2016 6:30 AM
Faye Francis
RE: Double Message-Posting!
I clicked on "x" upper right corner - ask sure want to delete - yes - gone - you can try it on this message.
Added by Faye Francis on Jul 12, 2016 4:38 AM
Faye Francis
Aunt Pricie's maiden name was Workman -so you were right.

Thanks again.
Added by Faye Francis on Jul 10, 2016 1:28 PM
Faye Francis
Re: Copley Cemetery
Hi Della - the memorials in Copley Cemetery at Trace Branch, which aren't there are:

Alberta Copley #57491636
Betty Copley #29812158
Rilda Copley #50578702
Roberta Copley #101379891

I'm working on putting some info on my Copley family - I'll send it later.

Do you have an email?
Mine is
Thanks again
Added by Faye Francis on Jul 08, 2016 7:55 AM
Faye Francis
Re: Pricey Branham
Thank you, Della for the transfer of Pricey Branham.

Have a great day
Added by Faye Francis on Jul 06, 2016 10:39 AM
Faye Francis
Re: Ruth Copley
Thank you for the transfer of Ruth - have a great day.

Added by Faye Francis on Jul 06, 2016 9:27 AM
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