Raymond was a source of encouragement to me most of my life. He was very supportive and positive as I began to serve at chuch at an early age. He certainly will be missed but not forgetten. We can all rest assured that he is with his beloved Irene in heaven, waiting for the rest of his friends and family.
May God bless and comfort you as only He can during this time of parting. I have known Raymond and Irene for all of my life. Raymond's lessons from the pulpit were obviously always from the heart. Raymond was a spendid example of a quote I often use: Preach the gospel every day...and if necessary...use words. Examples of a finer servant for Christ will be difficult to find. Rev. 14:13 contains these words of comfort…”Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
It seems I have known your father forever; your Dad and Mom were wonderful people. May God bless and comfort you in this sad time.
Ramona Johnson Harder