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Della Lilly (#46905597)
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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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tracie j cooper
Calista Booth Copley
Hello I am helping a older gentleman find out info on his great grandmother. Her name is Calista Booth Copley and she was married to Christopher Columbus Copley. He would love to get in touch with a living family member. my email is Thanks for any info.
Added by tracie j cooper on Feb 09, 2016 7:40 PM
Jimmie Yerton
William Fleetwood
On William Fleetwood, memorial # 44927757 you show his second wife as Elizabeth (Powell) Fleetwood. All of my records indicate her maiden name to be Howell. Is this just a typo or do you have documents supporting the name Powell? Is so,
I would love to have you share them with me. This is a direct blood line for me.

Jimmie Yerton
Added by Jimmie Yerton on Feb 09, 2016 8:33 AM
Polly Fry Hagerman
Great News
Great news, Cousin Della, that you are on the mend and feeling like your old self again. My continued prayers that your recovery continues. Love Polly
Added by Polly Fry Hagerman on Jan 28, 2016 8:04 PM
terri shaw
hi della my name is terri and i notice.on the james marcum families gravesites there r alot of mistakes before i start editing them i would like to talk to you email me at thanks
Added by terri shaw on Jan 23, 2016 8:47 AM
Diane Vinson-Childers
William David Ratcliff (Ratliff)
What a beautiful testimony! Sometimes I feel I might keel over at any moment myself and I would hope for the same. If you are up to it I think I found a source. The History of the Big Sandy Valley and its earliest settlements. Author William Ely. Out of print. I found it at the Flatwoods, Ky Library. Available on-line Script, Up-load/Down-load. Index has early families by name. Excellent Sourse. David Garred/Jennie Grahm Page 136.? I hope all is well, Diane
Added by Diane Vinson-Childers on Jan 16, 2016 7:02 PM
Judy Curnell
In June of 2012 you left me a message saying you had an Ironton connection. If you emailed me I'm afraid I have forgot so when you feel up to it could you please send me another email. Judy Curnell
Added by Judy Curnell on Jan 02, 2016 6:43 PM
DELLA. I am engaged in a genealogy project which involves a child of MANNY NELSON and ELLA ALDRIDGE. in NERVA NELSON who I believe married a JOHN B. BROWNING. I am stuck on his name in particular. Do you have any info on this family.
Added by BILL TUCKER on Dec 27, 2015 9:18 AM
Tina Prince
Martha Sanders Miller
I sent you an email concerning the final resting place of Martha. She resides in Sanders Cemetery in Wayne County. She is my 3rd great-grandmother.

Added by Tina Prince on Nov 12, 2015 11:57 AM
Brenda Crider
Benjamin J Endicott
48077461 He was my Great Grand Uncle. He was married to Emma Fields. His Parents were Gabriel J Endicott Born 1833 in Lawrence County, KY and his First Wife Rhoda Thompson born 1831 in Wayne County W.V. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Thompson.
Added by Brenda Crider on Nov 08, 2015 8:40 PM
Mary Collins
Your email does not work any longer is there some way to send you information about a memorial?
Added by Mary Collins on Oct 30, 2015 1:07 PM
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