"For everything there is a season...
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4
I know you are all praying for Garren, and for us. I just wanted to share some other news in our family. Yesterday morning my granddad went to be with Jesus.
"JB Janes, age 93, longtime resident of Memphis, TN, went to be with his Savior on Feb. 18, 2011. He was born August 24, 1917 and is survived by his wife, Earline Janes; sister, Jewel Thomas; brother, Floyd Janes; daughter, Sue Patterson and husband, Mel; son, Gary Janes and wife, Judy. He was known as “Pepa” to his 6 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. His actions reflected his deep belief in Jesus Christ. He served as deacon and Sunday School Superintendent and supported his church and the missions outreaches at Central Baptist and Willow Park Baptist churches in Memphis. Beginning as a farmer in North Mississippi, he moved his family to Memphis, becoming a salesman for MetLife. In his retirement years he sold vacuum cleaners, Shaklee vitamins, real estate, and worked as an examiner for the IRS. Visitation and funeral arrangements are being handled by Forest Hill East. Interment will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 5470 Raleigh Lagrange Rd, Memphis TN 38134 and Glad Tidings, PO Box 18824, Charlotte, NC 28218."
While it is sad to bid him farewell, it is a joyous day for him. He is finally rid of his worn out earthly body and is rejoicing with Jesus today.
In the midst of our weeping, Pepa is finally dancing.
I'll update you on Garren later this evening.