Tuesday, August 11, 2015

~LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH~

In the early morning hours...while holding her father's hand... my niece... Darlene Lorraine Jones Sousa...quietly donned her pink angel wings and peacefully slipped away...
Darlene, wife to John...daughter to Kris and Jovan... granddaughter to Lloyd and Bev...niece to Julie and Bill...cousin to Kristopher and Tristan and beloved by her second cousin Travis Lloyd...Darlene was as beautiful on the inside as out...she was a dedicated teacher of young children... an adventurous  "foodie" who knew her way around the kitchen...Darlene was artistic and crafty and a self taught knitter...she loved to shop, especially for shoes and purses...she enjoyed wearing her Jamberry nails and  Alexi and Ani bracelets... Darlene was a "girly" girl who's favorite color was pink...she was  kind and compassionate..always more concerned about others than herself...it was with such dignity and grace Darlene fought her year long battle with cancer... today that battle has come to an end...there are no words to express how much we will miss this lovely young women...we, her family, find peace in the knowledge that she is no longer in pain and her suffering is over...
"Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death"  ~Anonymous~

28 comments:

Gail said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Love is so much stronger. Death can't take away any of your memories and though you will feel the depth of death for a very long time, the depth of love will go on forever..Bless you and your family..Judy

Dirt Road Primitives said...

My prayers to all of you......

Blessings
Rhonda

WoolenSails said...

I am so sorry to hear about your niece and my heart felt sympathies and prayers for you and your families.

Debbie

Julia said...

Oh Julie, I'm so sorry for your loss. It makes me sad to learn that she has lost her battle with cancer but in God's eyes she's a winner. May she rest in perfect peace.
Hugs,
Julia

Kim said...

Oh Julie, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I followed Darlene when she was blogging. She was a lovely soul, taken far too young. My deepest sympathies to you all. The Stars will shine a little brighter tonight with another angel in heaven.

Rowan said...

I am so sorry to hear of your niece's passing. My condolences to you and your family.

Farm Girl said...

My heart is breaking Julie for your family.
You and your family are in my prayers.

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. There are no words that comfort us enough but know we are thinking of you.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

My deepest, deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved niece.
She is now in the hands of God, at peace forever till you meet again...
Susan xx

Orange Sink said...

Julie I am so sorry to hear this. Your words are so lovely and so true! It's still very hard to lose someone so special and close. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy for you and your family.
Hugs,
Cathy G

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am so sorry for your loss. but what a lovely tribute to her you've written.

Michelle said...

My deepest condolences.

Ginny said...

R.I.P Darlene

Rugs and Pugs said...

Julie,
I am so sorry. My heart aches for you and all her family.
Hugs,
Lauren

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh Julie I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. I know in time your happy memories will help to heal your heart.

All my best.

annie said...

Love lives on....,,,,,
Bless you all, praying for you.

Jacque. said...

oh, Julie. So so sorry for your loss. Beautifully written post. xo

HomeSpunPrims said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss of your dear niece. Such a beautiful tribute to her. I'm keeping your family in my prayers. Hugs, Lori

Jeanette said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of a beautiful young woman. That was a lovely tribute.

Earlene L. said...

Julie it is very very sad. She sounded like an amazing loving lady and will be missed. (((Hugs)))

Constance said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Primitive Stars said...

Another beautiful Angel in heaven, tears for you and your family my sweet friend.Big Hugs Francine.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

So very sorry for your loss of such a beautiful young woman!! Your tribute to her is so beautiful! May God wrap you all in His comfort and peace!!
Hugs and Prayers~
Julie

acorn hollow said...

I am so very sorry for your family's loss. there just are no words.
cathy

Flat Creek Farm said...

I am so sorry to hear this... Sending prayers for comfort, and hugs. This was such a sweet tribute to your niece.. what a lovely person she must have been. She shall live on through love and memories. p.s. I love that quote! <3 -Tammy

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What an amazing testimony to a life well lived; please accept my condolences. The quote really touched me as well and will use it in November on my husband's Homegoing anniversary.
I'm visiting from Tammy, flat Creek Farm.

Eve said...

You are a wonderful auntie and cousin Julie. I've been thinking of you all.