So many decades, but not enough years here on earth to enjoy the scent of relationships sweetened by his sharing, symbolized in gifts of scented roses,flowers and even the vegetables he planted in the fertile soil of his warm personality. He projected relationships to maturity and depth as he did immature plants, from the tiniest seed. His passion for music and vegetation was only surpassed by his devotion to a inter-racial community and a suffering society from the early beginnings in Alabama in the 60's. His compassion was reflected in the beautiful Central church's culture and society where I first met him. His presence often stirred the desire to become more because of his belief in equality and fairness for others. You have a new body and healthy mind now Dave, RIP.