Thanksgiving for the Life of Ernie Seymour
be to God for the life of Ernie Seymour who has been a faithful member
of Emmanuel for three decades. Ernie has served as layreader and chalice
bearer, vestry member, and has hosted with his wife Helen the monthly
Early Birds home group for about as long as they've been at Emmanuel! I
can't think of Ernie without seeing the twinkle in his eyes and his
infectious smile. Such a source of insight and humor--often at the same
time! I will miss him deeply.
died of complications resulting from an emergency appendectomy. He was
88 years young. Mo Lyn and I were able to pray with him as he was
getting ready to leave this life. He died yesterday, May 5th in the
afternoon. For someone who loved the Episcopal Church because of (for
one thing) the freedoms we have been given in thought and expression, I
can't help but wonder if he chose Cinco de Mayo as the day of his
homecoming on purpose!
am working with Ernie's family to plan a graveside service and then we
will have a memorial for Ernie in a couple of weeks. Please keep Helen
and the family in your prayers. It would probably be good to hold off on
phone calls for a while, but I'm sure that cards and prayers would be
May his soul and the souls of all the departed through the mercies of God rest in peace.
With gratitude for Ernie and the gift he has been to us,