Saturday, July 19, 2008
Mary Louise Cobb Whittle
Yesterday morning at 5:30, my beloved grandmother, Mary Louise Cobb Whittle or Grandmama, went on to be with her Lord. She had been in so much pain until Thursday. They took her off all her medicines except for morphine and she was very peaceful. She went to sleep Thursday night and never woke up. It was an answer to many prayers. Grandmama was a lovely Christian woman. She had told us many times over the past few years that she was ready to go to her eternal reward. While we are missing her so much and so sad that she is gone, we know that she is in heaven with her very best friend, Hagan Wilcoxsin, and the rest of the saints who have gone on before. We have laughed about how heaven will not be the same with Sis Jess (Hagan) and Grandmama up there. They could get lost anytime and anywhere. I asked my mom while we were at the nursing home if she thought they were already lost in heaven. My aunt laughed and said, "No, that is why there are pearly gates all the way around!" During my grandmother's life her ministry was sending cards, an art that I am afraid is being lost. She would send over 300 birthday cards a year as well as countless sympathy and get well cards. Every time a new family came to church or someone was baptized, they would receive a card from Grandmama. There is no telling how many cards she sent each year. I would encourage you all to become the Louise Whittle of your congregation. You may not be able to afford stamps for everything, but make a point to send at least one card a week to someone who may need it. Thank you Grandmama for your life, love and example. We love you and will miss you every day.