From Press Reports
Gentiva Hospice presented a memorial service at Golden LivingCenter- Eupora on April 4 at 10 a.m. to remember those residents who had passed during the past four months. Chaplain Lynn Ronaldi of Gentiva Hospice began the program with welcome and prayer, and followed with a reading from Psalm 139. Mitzi Swindle, Gentiva RN, accompanied by LaDonna Caffey, ADC, sang verse 1 of “Amazing Grace” as a solo with everyone joining her on verses 2, 3 and 4. Thelma Matthews, Gentiva RN, read scripture from John 2:17-35. Caffey from GLC-Eupora led a time of reflection and remembrance, and encouraged individuals to speak briefly in memory of beloved residents. A flameless white pillar candle was placed on the table and shown its light as each name was read. These residents were remembered: Hugh Lee Kilpatrick, Lloyd Porter, Doris Blackmun, Shed Bell, Irma Cotton, Lurena Wood, June Cady, Mary Adams, Phines Kimbrough, Erma White and Cecil Bowen. Residents, employees of GLC, Gentiva staff and family members shared in this part of the program. To conclude, Matthews read a poem titled “The Dash” and Chaplain Ronaldi led in prayer. “Thanks so much for everyone who participated in this heartwarming celebration of memories of those who have experienced their home going,” states Caffey.