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Granddaddy Leroy
« on: March 18, 2008, 08:19:43 PM »
I received a call from my father today informing me that my grandfather (his father) Leroy, whose health has been deteriorating for a good long while now, is now in hospice care. His lungs are slowly filling with fluid, he is unconscious, but he is still grimacing in pain. They're therefore giving him morphine and just keeping him comfortable until he reposes.

He isn't a professed follower of Christ that I know of; pray, please, that in these last days of his life (barring a miracle) he would be ministered to by his guardian angel, any and all saints that would come to his aid, and by the Lord Himself.

Most holy Theotokos, pray for my granddaddy.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 09:11:17 PM »
Lord have mercy on thy sevant grant healing ,,thy will be done amin........stanislav
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 12:01:27 AM »
Dear Lord, please help Leroy in everything, bless him and his family. Saint Nectarios (Cephalas) of Aegina, please help Leroy.

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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 12:15:42 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 02:25:03 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 06:54:11 AM »
Lord have mercy and save the work of Your Hands.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 07:51:30 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 08:29:20 AM »
Lord have mercy
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 09:24:38 AM »
Lord have mercy on Leroy.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 10:18:35 AM »
Lord have mercy with Leroy, his caregivers, his family, and his friends!
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 02:51:11 PM »
Prayers...

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Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2008, 04:13:43 PM »
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2008, 11:38:54 PM »
He entered eternal life around 8:30 (CST) this evening.  I got a call from my wife right after service.

Interestingly enough, Father had heard wrong somehow and put granddaddy's name on the "departed" side of the list prayed over tonight during Presanctified; when he prayed his name, he was either going right then or may even have gone.

Please continue to pray for his soul in the coming days, and for ours as well.  Thank you for your prayers thus far.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2008, 11:55:23 PM »
Memory Eternal

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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2008, 12:01:33 AM »
Eternal be your memory, our brother, Leroy.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2008, 02:43:51 AM »
Memory eternal for Your servant, Leroy.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2008, 04:34:00 AM »
May his memory be Eternal blessed rest grant o lord   ......stanislav
вечнаја памја..блажени покој дај господе.......станислав
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2008, 04:36:21 AM »
Memory Eternal
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2008, 08:11:57 AM »
Memory eternal. Lord have mercy.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2008, 08:19:01 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Your servant. Memory eternal.

David Bryan, my sincere condolences to the family and friends. May God extend his blessings and comfort. Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2008, 08:05:34 PM »
May Leroy's memory be eternal, and my condolences to your family, DavidBryan, during this time of mourning.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2008, 08:35:40 PM »
Memory eternal. May he find peace with God.
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Re: Granddaddy Leroy
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2008, 09:27:47 PM »
Memory Eternal.
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