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Della Lilly (#46905597)
 member for 10 years, 5 months, 28 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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Phaedra Kincaid Swearengin
Memorial 28655394, James Calvin Hunt
I can explain the "Edmiston" that appears next to his name.
Added by Phaedra Kincaid Swearengi... on Sep 27, 2017 3:21 AM
Margaret Preston
Thomas Preston (1799-1812)
I’m looking at your Find a Grave information on Thomas Preston (1799 – 1857). I see that under the Family Links section, it gives links to Thomas Lewis Preston (1781 - 1812) and Edmonia Madison Randolph Preston (1787 - 1847) as Thomas’s parents. Was this added by you? I also see at the top of the description it gives “son of Curtis Shelton and Annie Preston [per other researcher(s)]”. Was all of this information posted by you?

I am a g-g-g-granddaughter of Thomas Preston and have been doing research into who his parents might be. Can you (OR ANYONE READING THIS) share your sources for the information saying that he is a son of Thomas Lewis Preston and for the information saying that he is a son of Curtis Shelton and Annie Preston?

Thank you, Margaret
Added by Margaret Preston on Sep 22, 2017 4:21 PM
Wanda June May
I saw your name on Wanda's father' memorial and on her grandfather's memorial so I thought I would ask. Wanda is a cousin and I wonder why she died at only 13 years of age?

Congratulations on your renewed life....I read your bio! What a way to realize that God really is watching you!
Added by Scarlett on Aug 14, 2017 3:54 PM
If you would like info on this family please you can find our family tree on


ruth (sunbaby)
Added by RUTH BARROW on Aug 07, 2017 10:01 PM
Shiral Riffe Boone
Della Lilly
Thank You so much for all you have done and God Bless you dear heart and praying you will feel better.

Shiral Boone and family
Added by Shiral Riffe Boone on Aug 07, 2017 6:26 PM
Mary Watts
Allen Jay Marcum
Dear Delia,

Could you please add the following as one of Allen Jay Marcum's children from Amanda Ferguson.

John Samuel Marcum, his Memorial #152525118.

I am still trying to locate Amanda Ferguson's Memorial.

Thank You in advance
Added by Mary Watts on Aug 04, 2017 2:34 AM
David Taylor
Lemach Burgess "Bub" Adkins
Della: Lemach is buried in the Bowen Cemetery in Beech Fork State Park. He was originally buried in the Richard Adkins Cemetery that was moved to Bowen Cemetery when the lake was built. Could you please transfer the memorial to me so I can maintain it and attach the other family members.

Thank You:
David Taylor #47569289
Added by David Taylor on Aug 02, 2017 9:49 AM
Rhonda Maynard Gallaher
Re: Tim and Marjorie Maynard
This is my great uncle and his wife. I would appreciate it if you could transfer them to me.

Uncle Tim's is 28217866.

I would appreciate it very much.

thank you again,

Rhonda Maynard Gallaher
Added by Rhonda Maynard Gallaher on Jul 27, 2017 12:04 PM
LaDonna K. Preston
Hello, you have the wrong cemetery for the Rev. Mose (not Moses) Brewer. He is buried in the Parsley Brewer Cemetery on the left fork of Marrowbone just below Jenny's Creek hill.

There are many graves on that cemetery that are not listed any where that I can find, including my mom and dad, Jess and Irene Parsley. I have a picture of it somewhere, I'll have to try to find it and add it since I just signed up as a member.

Thank you.
LaDonna (Kaye)
Added by LaDonna K. Preston on Jul 22, 2017 8:57 AM
Candie Freeman
Joseph Moncho
I attached the spouse to Joseph. You asked for additional info and this was missing so I just wanted to let you know she has been attached.
Added by Candie Freeman on Jul 14, 2017 1:36 PM
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