I can't begin to express the sadness I feel for your going on to be with the Lord. One word I can think of is bittersweet.
I have known you for 25 years and you were there even before I can remember. You have been such an example to me even though I never told you. Your steadfastness in Christ has been such a blessing over the years and I thank you for that. You will be missed more than words can say and will be thought of daily. Your teaching will go on for years to come and I thank God that I was blessed to have known you. The last time I saw you I hugged you and I thank God for that hug. Even though I never told you - I Love You.