Ada M. Davis, 57, of Camp Springs, Maryland, a civilian employee with the U.S. Army.
She still whispers...
I see her everywhere I turn my focus to;
Sometimes I think it is too much to bear
Helpless, not knowing what to do.
What can bring our hearts some solace?
What can bring comfort at such a time?
No answer to who, what, when or why,
Only questions remain on my mind.
What lingers now, what most I miss
Is her inviting smile that could charm the world?
A sister's hug, a wife's sweet kiss
A nana's embrace a mother's tenderness.
Rich was she in love and God's Holy Spirit
A true measure of her wealth
Day after day, truth beget truth
Always 100% giving of herself.
She gave herself to family, to friends,
To God, to country equally unfurled.
Till even the day she went up to home
She gave herself to the world.
Loving her neighbor, forgiving all
Bringing God's truth to surface;
An outstretched hand, an open heart
All symbols of her purpose.
Her life was full... with love
Devoted fully, faithfully to one man
As they walked the earth together,
United with one another hand and hand.
To her children she remains forever more
The pillar of their strength
As a friend, matriarch, and provider for them
She went to any length.
As a sister, she led her family
Helping to blossom her siblings' love.
As a leader, and a peacemaker; an example
She stood as a serene and gracious dove.
As a grandmother, she loved incessantly
With a tireless warm embrace.
As proud as anyone could be
For you could see it on her face.
As a friend, she was an illustration
Of the loyalty most of us seek.
A shoulder to cry on, a mountain of strength,
When you were at your lowest peak.
Tribute submitted by Zenovia M. Cuyler.