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 Cherryl <I>Wagner</I> Reed

Cherryl Wagner Reed

Lena, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
Death 12 Oct 2015 (aged 67–68)
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
Memorial ID 153864978 · View Source
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Greetings everyone. It's me Cherryl. Cherryl Reed. Some of you may remember me as Cherryl Wagner. I've been living in Florida since 1980 but I was born in Lena, Ill., in 1947. I've been very sick over the last few months and on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, I passed away. I was just so very tired and my body just couldn't fight anymore. I talked with my family and asked the hospital to please move me to Hospice. So, on Monday morning with my sweet husband Ronnie, my sister Lisa and my step-daughter Tammie I was moved to a quiet and comfortable Hospice room. God came for me almost immediately and I went with him willingly. I felt no pain and had no regrets. I was ready. In that beautiful, peaceful and tranquil moment of departure from this world I was surrounded by my family and God's amazing love, grace and promise. I am with my Daddy Gene Wagner now. He asked me if I brought his wallet. I said no, "I gave it to Bobby." I updated him on who I left behind. First the love of my life for 41 yrs, Ronnie and my mother Janice. And all of my brothers and sister: Doug (Beth), Richard, Robert (Terri), Lisa (David.) I have two step-children: Tammie and Ronnie, and two grandkids Jerad and Jacob. My nieces and nephews are Jason, Jarred, DJ, Derek, Chelsie, Caleb, Casey, Caitlin, Corbin, Billy, Shara and Shanette. I already miss each of you so very much. Enjoying each of your lives has been the pleasure of my life. I was nearby when you were born and I had the privilege of watching you grow. I've seen you play baseball, watched your dance recitals and even held your babies. I made you blankets, scarves and clothes. I hope that when you use the things I made for you that you think of me and remember how much I loved you.

As I say goodbye I want to leave you all with the very wise words of a man of God (Henry Scott Holland) written in the late 1800s. These words gave me comfort as I knew my days with you were almost over:

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Published in Panama City News Herald on Oct. 18, 2015


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