Mom (accompanied by yours truly) went to church today for the first time since before Christmas. Normally, she and Dad stayed home at 'Bedside Baptist,' and visited several different services via tv.
It wasn't easy for her, but she stuck it out -- and seemed better for it.
Was it a coincidence that "In Christ Alone" was the starting hymn...when that was also the featured song at church in Colorado just before I left for VA? I think not.
DeVRIES (Sparta) - Peter Otto DeVries, age 74, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 after a battle with Multiple Myeloma. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bonnilou; daughter, Cindy and Dave Brick; son, Mike and Lori DeVries; grandchildren, Jess Brick, Angel Brick, Adam DeVries and Stephanie Kanouse, Brianna DeVries; brothers and sisters, Wilmetta and Bill Bok, Ruby Doornbos, Herb and Dolores DeVries, Carolyn and Ron Paige, Wanda Vincent, Arleen Lovell, Max Cumings, Vernon and Mary Cumings, Allen and Maxine Cumings, Ruth Cumings, Dean and Corrinn Cumings; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 2, 11:00 a.m. at the Blythefield Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Don Pearson and Rev. Louie Knopka officiating. Interment in Myers Cemetery, Sparta. Friends may meet the family at the funeral home on Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Peter DeVries Youth Scholarship Fund at Blythefield Hills Baptist or The Gideon's. Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home, Sparta
Published in the Grand Rapids Press from 2/27/2009 - 2/28/2009