The Lela Coleman LMS Memorial Fund

The Lela Coleman LMS Memorial Fund

II Timothy 4:7
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Lela Coleman born on June 10, 1964, was the proud mother of two girls and grandmother of one girl. Lela grew up in East Saint Louis, Illinois, where she devoted her life to selfless acts of kindness, from her family, to employment at Barnes Jewish Hospital, to her church home at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

Imagine if I was given one moment,
just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close forever,
and that moment would always last.I’d put the moment in a safe,
within my hearts abode.
I could open it when I wanted,
and only I would know the code.

I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me,
through everything I’ve done.

I sat and thought about what moment,
would always make me smile.
One that would always push me,
to walk that extra mile.

If I’m feeling sad and low,
if I’m struggling with what to do.
I can go and open my little safe,
and watch my moment through.

There are moments I can think of,
that would lift my spirits everytime.
The moments when you picked me up,
when the road was hard to climb.

For me to only pick one moment,
to cherish, save and keep,
Is proving really difficult,
as I’ve gathered up a heap!

I’ve dug deep inside my heart,
found the safe and looked inside,
there was room for lots of moments,
in fact hundreds if I tried.

I’m building my own little library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you,
before you had to part.

A Gentle Breeze
As I sit here all alone admiring the view of an early sunrise
I tilt my head back and close my eyes.
A soft gentle breeze crosses my face
I look around and enjoy the quietness of God’s peace and the soft gentle pace
The trees are in full bloom, the leaves ready to fall
God’s beauty of earth, I admire it all.
As the sun comes up and begins a new day
I sit here quietly and begin to pray.
Dear God, I begin to say, please watch over my life and keep me safe
Give me hope and show me faith.
Guide my path and let me know you are near.
Allow me to be strong and filled with love, for love conquers all fear.
A gentle breeze crosses my path, and gives me a slight chill
God answers and says: I am with you still.
I’ve never left you alone, or threw you aside, I am in your heart, I will be your guide.
I will show you the way to master life’s difficulties, and trust your heart,
For I am with you now and forever, I shall never part.
A gentle breeze I feel again, I know my prayers are answered, God has heard my plea.
He has pointed this out for me to see.
Life has many surprises each and every day. We cannot live on regrets and sorrow.
Once again I feel a gentle breeze which means God is saying:
My child there is a tomorrow:
The sun will shine once again, the birds will continue to sing.
Memories will last forever, and enjoy life a new today, and all that it may bring.
             
II Timothy 4:7
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”Lela lost her 3 month valiant and hard fought battle with Leiomyosarcoma Cancer on Monday, December 17, 2012. Throughout this battle, Lela always maintained a positive yet courageous attitude. She wore a smile on her face, and still continued to put others before her, even during her times of pain. She lived life to its fullest, and she is a true inspiration to us all. By leaving this earthly home she has left a huge hole in our hearts, but it is comforting to know that she is heaven’s newest angel and will be watching over us all. In fact, Lela didn’t lose her battle, she won her courageous purple wings.

Matthew 5:8
“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see god.”

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