I still can’t believe he is gone. He was the kindest and most generous man I have ever known.
We dated for 3 years and married on his birthday in 1986. We had 17 wonderful years together. I was never able to have children but we shared our love with 13 foster children altogether. My husband was a 4th Grade Special Education teacher. He had been teaching for over 25 years. He also pastored Bethel Baptist Church where I still attend. He was always so busy and never took time for himself. He was so loved by myself, his students and his congregation.
He became ill on Christmas school break in 2003. The doctors thought it was pneumonia, but he had the beginning of an extremely rare form of Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Lord took him home on 2/3/04.
I know I’m a minister’s wife and I am trying to accept the Lord’s will but I miss him so much. He was only 52. His students and our congregation are still trying to recover from this loss.
To know my husband was to love his kind smile and generous spirit. I have seen him go and help others and myself when he was exhausted himself. I have seen him give time and money to others because they needed it. He and I sang in a gospel trio and I can’ t hardly bring myself to sing a note now. Please pray for me, his students and our church that we would be able to walk in the courageous steps he took and to have his loving kindness to show others.
His loving wife, Denise
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