Sunday, December 21, 2008

her wait is over

Our Nanny went home yesterday.  Not home to our house on at 3890.  But home.  

Thinking about all that Nanny saw and experienced in her life, I become overwhelmed.  Overwhelmed with joy, sadness, hope, love.  

Nanny did not have a perfect life.  She did not lead a glamorous life.  She was a humble, beautiful woman.  A humble woman with a big smile that was contagious to those around her; a smile that did not show the pain that she experienced as a daughter, friend, wife and mother.  One reason for that smile is because of the hope she had in our Jesus.  Although things were not perfect, she had some hope that one day, every tear would be wiped away.  I draw from that same hope.  I smile knowing that because of our hope we will one day see her smile again.  But my smile is also shadowed with tears right now.  I don't wish selfishly that she were still here on earth, it is just different her not being her at our home.  It's strange going into the laundry room and not hear her television.  It will definitely take time to adjust.  But regardless of all of this, I still cling to that hope - the hope that made my Nanny smile and the hope that will keep her smiling for all of eternity.  

edit: this is one of the songs I played for Nanny while she was in the hospital.  now, I'm playing it for myself.

Dolores Young Queen went home to be with her loving Saviour on Saturday, December 20, 2008.

Mrs. Queen was born in Jefferson, Georgia on July 16, 1925. She lived most of her life in Monroe and Winder Georgia, where she retired from Walton Mills. She was a member of Central Fellowship Baptist Church in Macon. Mrs. Queen was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Queen; sons, Terry Queen and Ronnie Queen; parents, Henry Young and Mae Head Young; and sister, Helen Richardson.

She is survived by her son, the Reverend Rodney Queen (Celeste) of Macon; daughter in law, Linda Queen of Surfside Beach, S.C.; brother George Young (Nell) of Winder; and several nieces and nephews. She was loved and adored as "Nanny" by her grandchildren, Brant Queen (Jennifer) of Atlanta, Josh Queen (Kelly), Anna Beth Sizemore (Joel), Madie Martin (Tim), Jessie Tanner (Teddy), Rachel Queen, Caleb Queen and Ruthie Queen, all of Macon; and great grandchildren Ethan and Avery Queen. Mrs. Queen was also looking forward to the births of two more great grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Rodney and Celeste Queen. Visitation will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at Central Fellowship Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008 at Central Fellowship Baptist Church. The Reverend Josh Queen and the Reverend Jerry Walls will officiate. Interment will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at Rest Haven Cemetery in Monroe, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Central Fellowship Christian Academy, 8460 Hawkinsville Road, Macon, Georgia 31216. 

Please sign the online registry at

Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Galations 6:2  Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.


Gina said...

Beautiful tribute. You are so blessed to have had such a special relationship with her. She is basking in the glory of the Lord right now. Worshiping at the feet of Jesus. Such a comforting thought.
Now I must ask... "awaiting the birth of TWO great grandchildren"??????

cottage girl said...

Praying for you guys. As G said, what a lovely tribute. Praise the Lord for His hope and peace in even the darkest of times.

RaCeQu said...

My cousin and his wife are expecting a baby two weeks before J & T... no worries, G. I'm sure you would know if it was someone else=)

Alicia Fisher said...

This is so good Rachel! Im very glad she is "home" and not in any pain, but happiness. She was very nice and I have a few memories of her myself and I will cherish those. Praying for your family! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Rachel, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I'll be continually praying for comfort.
I didn't know you had a blog! I'm so glad that you wrote on mine! : ) How is life? I miss you! I was terrible not having you at camp last year, but I know that you were fulfilling some great things where you were as well.

Miss you.