II Timothy 4:7
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,
I sat and thought about what moment,
If I’m feeling sad and low,
There are moments I can think of,
For me to only pick one moment,
I’ve dug deep inside my heart,
I’m building my own little library,
|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.
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