Happy 68th Anniversary, to a dear Mother and Father that now reside in Heaven. You set such a beautiful example of what a happy marriage should be...no two ever loved as much as you two. We miss you but rejoice that you are now together in Heaven.
Thinking of you blissfully "together again", on this your wedding anniversary day...& fondly remembering our past shared celebrations on this date. Missing & Loving You Both ~
Rosemary & Bill ~
June 8th, 2014
HAPPY 68TH ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND DADDY IN HEAVEN! I know you are happy to be together again! I miss the good times we had celebrating your special day with you, though. You were such wonderful parents and I will love you forever and always. Love, Judy
HAPPY 68TH ANNIVERSARY TO YOU IN HEAVEN WITH DADDY! I remember ALL the GREAT times we had together when you were here on earth, and we celebrated with you! God gave us the BEST parents that could ever be and I miss you so very, very much!!! Love you forever! Judy (& Kirk)
Mother's Day will never be the same for Judy and me. We all miss you so much, but like Judy, happy knowing you are in Heaven surrounded by everything good. I have thought about you all day and I have lit your candle all weekend. We will be together one day again. Love you so much.
Just sending you another bunch of flowers for your Mother's Day. I bet your home in heaven is surrounded by the most beautiful flowers ever!!! You always did have such a "green thumb!" Loving you always, Judy
May 11, 2014
Dear Mother, I'm not sure if the first entry took which I just did for you, so I'm writing it again. On this laptop, it is different than our computer. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU...YOU ARE THE BEST MOTHER THERE EVER COULD HAVE BEEN ON THIS EARTH, AND I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH! But I'm happy for you to know that you are walking, laughing, hearing and at peace with everyone up in heaven. I know you are having a wonderful Mother's Day today. I miss you and think of you each and every day! Love you more than you could ever know. Love, Judy
I think of you every mothers day because I thought of you as Mom too. Your compassion and understanding gave me so much strength when I needed it. I try to do the same now. You were such a deep and good experience in my life. I feel truly blessed and still think of you often. love you
We thought of you with love today.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY DEAR THELMA LEE
We Love You,
Rosemary & Bill
Mother, like Judy, I miss you terribly, but know you are so much better now. You were the most awesome Mother God could have ever given me and Judy. We will see you again in Heaven. Always know you are in our hearts and always will be.
I miss you and know that you and Dick are having a great time in Heaven. You felt more like a mom to me than anyone else. (I had 3 moms but spent the most time with you) We think of you every day and look forward to the day when we will all be together again. Oh, I checked and the Japanese Dogwood in the front yard is blooming nicely, and those Japanese Hydrangea's in the front flower bed look great too ...I even saw a Japanese Sparrow there too ...LOL
I love you,
I drove by your house yesterday, knowing that today marked 1 year since you entered Heaven. I pulled over and just imagined you waving, warmly inviting me to come sit on the porch, offering me something delicious with a huge and loving smile, giving me a big hug... I can't help but tear up - you'll always hold a very special place in my heart. I will always love you like a Grandma. Thank you for being a part of my life and for always loving me like your own!
~ April 25, 2014 ~
It's been 1 year ago today, when you left us and went to Heaven. How I miss you. You were my best friend and I miss you terribly! I'll carry you in my heart forever though and look forward to the day when we can all be together again, never to be parted. God blessed me with the BEST Mother that could ever have been. I learned so much from watching your example. I know you are happy now, walking again, hearing 100% and not being in pain. Mostly, I know you are loving be with Jesus and the rest of the family, who are there. I only hope I did enough for you while you were on this earth...I tried to leave no stone unturned, and would do it all again, just to be with you. Love you forever and always, Judy
Thinking of you during the days of loss here on earth and heaven's gain! I pray you and your sweet hubby are having a banquet with Jesus and my folks and enjoying yourselves to the max there in paradise. We all miss you here and know that there is a gap now but one day that gap will be closed and we will be reunited once again in gloryland! Celebrate for us until then!
Dear Thelma, even though I didn't know you for a long time, the time that I was privileged to be around you and to know you was priceless indeed. You had so much courage and always an optimistic attitude, no matter what came your way. You were always so gracious and I know you are smiling, knowing what a wonderful job you did with your 2 girls. I "so " miss seeing your sweet face. Love you, Kelly A.
There's music in a well-lived life,
and melodies remain
each time a loving memory
repeats the sweet refrain.
The song that lingers
in our hearts
becomes our legacy ~
its beauty gently echoing
through all eternity
Thelma, I hear your "music" every single day, and know that even though your physical presence has been gone from us for a year now, you will always be with those of us who love you.
Dear Mother, How I miss you today...your 1st Easter in Heaven. I can just see you up there celebrating with Jesus now, in more glory than we have ever seen. I'll love you and Daddy forever. HAPPY EASTER TO MY DEAR MOTHER!!!
Happy New Year to the best Mother ever! We thought about you and Daddy at midnight, remembering our good times together throughout the years. It was so wonderful having Judy and Kirk with us even though it was for only two nights. We had the best time together. Anyway, just know you're still loved and always will be.
HAPPY NEW 2014 YEAR TO A STILL... "BRIGHT SHINING LIGHT!" When I look up at the stars, I know you're up there, and your light is shining all over the place! We all miss you so much and Daddy, too, but I know you are happy and all is well up in Heaven. I plan to go and put the new flowers on yours and Dad's grave later today, that Jeannene bought in Charleston, for you both. We had such a nice time visiting with them for the 2 nights. Love you so very much and always will. Judy
Bringing back to life, through memory, a new year's eve which you & Dick, Edith & Leonard, Bill & I, spent with Judy & Kirk at their home...picturing the guys at the pool table...the gals chatting & viewing family photos, talking to Jeannene & Joe at midnight,
all of us wrapped in a warm spirit of
harmonious camaraderie. Thank you for touching our lives in so many special ways throughout the years. Our riches do not lie in material wealth, but rather in the blessing of having known friends like you. Thelma...Dick...sing it with me once again..."Should old acquaintance be forgot"...Love You Two!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Dear Thelma. You touched so many lives and you were such a supportive and loving person. You always had such good common sense to reason out why things would go the way they did. I could feel your love through your written words and I was so blessed to be your email friend for many many years. You will always be in my heart.
Love you Lynnette
Hey Sweet Mumsy,
I thought so much of you over the Christmas week and recalled how much you loved those smiley faces. My mom and I would comb the stores looking for new things that we thought you'd like that had smiley faces on them :-) Now you're seeing the real smiley faces and I pray that your face is smiling also -- we miss and love you. Judy and I are two of the most blessed women who had such wonderful and loving moms -- we were all best friends, not just moms and daughters. What a legacy you left us to live up to. Keep us always in your thoughts and prayers -- we will never stop needing our moms!
I have thought of you so often and through the holidays. I so miss your sweet smile and always your uplifting words. I miss coming to your house to take care of you, as you were always so gracious! I am glad you do not have to suffer anymore and I can remember when you would tell me how much you missed Dick. I know you are with him now. Just know you are missed so much and you were one of a kind. Love and miss you,
Sitting here with just the christmas lights on, & the flickering light from the nativity pillar candle which you gave to me a few Christmases ago....thinking of you and the lovely light which shone from your sweet face. I miss and love you dear Thelma Lee....Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Mama. We have all thought about you so much this holiday season and miss you. However, we are happy that you are no longer suffering and that you are now with Daddy in Heaven. We had a wonderful Christmas...we are so blessed to have a wonderful, loving family. Think of you each and everyday with fond memories. Love you so much!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE GREATEST MOTHER WHO EVER WALKED THIS EARTH. WE MISS YOU MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER KNOW...EVERYONE DOES. BUT I KNOW WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY, SO THAT MAKES MY HEART HAPPY. HOW I LOVED YOU WHILE YOU WERE HERE THOUGH. YOU TRULY WERE THE BEST AND NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE YOUR PLACE. THIS YEAR, WHEN I WAS GETTING OUT A "VERY FEW" DECORATIONS, I CAME ACROSS YOUR ORNAMENTS AND THINGS, AND USED SOME OF THEM. IT MADE TEARS COME INTO MY EYES, BUT THEN I THOUGHT THAT I MUST BE HAPPY FOR YOU, BECAUSE I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE, WALKING WITH JESUS AND THE ANGELS AND HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE. SO MERRY CHRISTMAS MOTHER, AND THE HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS, EVER...YOUR FIRST CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS IN HEAVEN! I KNOW THE CELEBRATING THERE IN HONORING OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS, HAS TO BE AWESOME. LOVE ALWAYS,
Happy Birthday Thelma. I miss you and always will treasure our friendship. Love you Lynnette
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Carner! We love you and miss your beautiful smile. Wish I could give you a big hug.
Happy Happy Birthday to you in heaven! I hope you are celebrating with my folks and rejoicing over being home with Jesus. Yes, it's bittersweet for us here following in your footsteps, but one day we will all party together. We miss you all here! Enjoy your special day!
Happy Birthday, Mother. It is still hard for me to believe that you are no longer here with us as I feel your presence so very often. I'll be thinking of you all day today and praying you are having a good day in Heaven on this your 87th birthday. Give Daddy a kiss for me. Love you so and always will.
Sept. 22, 2013
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY UP IN HEAVEN, MOTHER. Oh, how I miss you here on earth. But I'm happy for you that you now have the perfect peace and happiness with no more worries as this earth had to offer. You mean the WORLD to me and you still do. No one could ever take your place or come near it. I know Jesus is giving you all the rewards you earned down here and I know your cup is overflowing with the love surrounding you. One day we will see each other again, never to be parted again. I'll be taking 3 bundles of fall flowers and putting on your grave today along with Daddy's, too! Give Jesus, Daddy and Connie a big hug for me. Love you forever and throughout eternity! ~ Your Baby Girl ~
September is here...the month of your birth into this earthly life. I will be experiencing bittersweet feelings on Sunday, the 22nd...saddened because you are not here with us to celebrate your special day, and joyous because you are in your Heavenly Home celebrating with Dick & members of your family who are there with you.
Missing & Loving You So Very Much.
Judy and Kirk have worked so hard on your home and I, too, pray you can see the results. I'm also praying it will sell soon. Love and miss you so much,
Hi Mom, Hope you've been looking down on the work going on at your house, by Kirk and myself. The landscaping is beautiful, if I do say so. Open house by the 2nd realtor will be tomorrow so I'm praying someone will fall in love with your home and cherish it as much as you did...as we all did. Many fun times were found there with lots of love and happiness. Love you always, Judy and Kirk
Happy 4th of July! Fireworks will always remind me of time spent with you, celebrating America's birthdays! We all miss and love you so much. Enjoy the fireworks from the best seat in the house! I know you're smiling from ear to ear and I wish so much I could give you a big hug right now. :) Love you so much!
Tribute to Thelma Carner
1926 – 2013
By neice Cay Carner
An open door welcoming visitors to her house. An open table welcoming guests for a home-cooked meal. An open heart welcoming family and friends with love. My Aunt Thelma welcomed with ease. Her smile, her cheer and her warmth naturally drew people close.
My father John Carner and Thelma's husband Dick were brothers. In the 1960's, my family drove from our home in Maryland to Roanoke for week long summertime visits with Aunt Thelma, Uncle Dick and my cousins Jeannene and Judy. Thelma always had time for me during those get-togethers. At age 7 or so when dressing up in big girl outfits offered a thrill, Aunt Thelma managed to find some “fur” collars in the attic for me to wear. Around age 8, I recall driving back from Tennessee to see my Uncle Bob's family and cuddling with Aunt Thelma in the back seat instead of occupying the familiar, tightly supervised spot beside my mom. How special! At age 9, Thelma first taught me how to read a few notes from a sheet of music and pick out a tune on her basement piano (I later went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano and give her credit for starting me on my way).
Even at college in northern Virginia - when friends and fun beckoned more than family - I drove down to Roanoke to visit Thelma. Buddies tagged along from time to time. One even surprised Thelma by bringing her dog for the weekend – the pup enjoyed every privilege except iced-tea at Thelma's kitchen counter and her famous country-style green beans!
Thelma made time for me. So it's natural that even after I married and settled in Dallas that I made time for her. Trips back home to Maryland included a drive to Roanoke as often as possible. For four years starting in 2008, we carted our son Cory to college and ended up driving part of the way on Interstate 81 right near Thelma's house. While the 3,600 mile round trip from Dallas to Boston didn't leave a lot of time to visit, we managed to stop each time. Despite failed hearing, Thelma enjoyed seeing Cory play guitar for her. She and I even managed brisk “conversations” aided by my laptop computer. I typed a question or comment in a large font size, Thelma read it and then launched into a verbal response as if I had spoken directly to her. Thanks to the finger dexterity gained from all those piano lessons, I almost kept up with Thelma by typing comments, questions and interjections along the way!
From back in 1946, a telling story still circulates about my dad's departure for Navy enlistment in the aftermath of World War II. As parents, brothers, sisters and extended family lined up for good-byes, it was Thelma who first broke the awkwardness and offered up a big hug for the skinny 18 year old. I had my share of those hugs, too.
Starting with my earliest childhood trips to Roanoke at age 5 or 6, my Uncle Dick used to say it looked like the sun came up when I smiled. I'm age 54 now and smiling to think of how Aunt Thelma has been warmly welcomed home to heaven. I miss her very much.
My dear mom Thelma. You will always be in my thoughts and memories. I remember your looking forward to your celebrations with Bill and Rosemary. You touched so many lives and lived a good life. Love Lynnette
Dear Mother and Daddy,
Happy Anniversary! So glad you are together again celebrating your beautiful lives together. We have thought of you both all day today and Dad, we will be thinking of you on the 11th. Love, Joe & Jeannene
Dear Thelma & Dick...today is a day we usually had a joint celebration together..your anniversary and Bill's birthday. While you may not be physically present here with us now, we still feel your dear presence in our lives, and are celebrating the fact that you two are now reunited and togther again.
We Miss & Love You So Very Much,
Bill & Rosemary~
Hi Sweeets ---- we sure miss your wisdom and love down here, but somehow I just know that you are still spreading it around -- and that you are having major celebrations this week with
your loved ones! Happy First Anniv. in heaven and one
day we will all celebrate together!
~ ~ ~ June 8, 2013 ~ ~ ~
Happy 67th Anniversary to one dear couple, up in Heaven together now. I miss celebrating with you down here, but I am so happy that Daddy and you are together again. I know he waited 6 years for you, and I know his smile must have been huge when he saw you appearing in Heaven. May this be a wonderful day for both of you! Enjoy it and know that all is well here! No worries up there! Love you forever!
Mother, I came and visited you today and brought you new flowers. I know in Heaven, you probably have an abundance of flowers surrounding your mansion. I know how you always loved flowers. Love you so very much and I'm trying to do the best I can down here without you. How I miss you. A piece of my heart is missing, because it's with you.
Love you always,
Thinking of you Mother and I just realized this evening that you went to Heaven exactly a month ago today. I miss you like crazy, but I'm happy knowing that you are free from all this worry down here, and knowing that you are hearing, walking, and being with everyone up there. You should have a mansion up there, along with many other rewards that were waiting for you, from all you did down here for others. No one could EVER take your place. I love you so very much and will throughout eternity! Love,
May 24, 2013~ Visted your final earthly resting place on this beautiful Spring day...reminisced with you about the pretty flowers you always cultivated at this time of the year. Do you have an abundance of "shooting stars", blooming there in Heaven? I miss you & the very special beauty you brought into this world. ~
Hello, my dear and ecios Mother. We thought about you all day this Mers' Day, remembering all the special memories of when you walked with us on this Earth. Now, you're walking with Jesus and Daddy and all your other loved ones that went before you. I know you are rejoicing in your new life. We miss you but so happy knowing you are now having Quality in your new Heavenly life. Love you and always will...
"A Mother is one who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take". Thelma, you were "mother,"sister,"friend",all combined into one very exceptional person...I miss you more than words can convey, but I know in my heart, that you are where you want to be now, and take solace in the fact that you are a very special "Angel Mother" in Heaven.
I Love You Dear Thelma Lee.
~ May12, 2013 ~
"HAPPY 1ST MOTHER'S DAY" IN HEAVEN THIS MORNING, MOTHER. I love you dearly but feel your joy and happiness of being whole, once again. I know you are HAPPY being able to walk, to hear, and feeling good once again, and being with ALL of your loved ones in Heaven. Give Daddy and Connie a HUGE hug for both of us! Love travels beyond this earthly life and I know you're holding one hand of Jesus and I'm holding the other. Will see you again one day, my special, dear Mother. I have planted flowers in your front porch flower boxes for your Mother's Day gift, along with hanging baskets and flowers in your front porch step planters. I know how you always loved flowers and I know you're tending to all the beautiful flowers in Heaven, surrounding your mansion up there! I'll love you forever and throughout eternity. Judy (& Kirk)
Needless to say, there will always be a void in many lives now that Thelma is no longer with us. I, for one, really loved this wonderful, Godly lady. She was a great source of support during the time that I had gone through a lot of trauma in my life, and I could ALWAYS count on her prayers whenever there was a need during the many years that I have had internet access. We had shared a lot of things, and always enjoyed each other's messages and conversations, which I have missed so very much. Although we never had the opportunity to meet face to face, I so look forward to meeting her some day in the not too distant future, around that great Throne of God. What a WONDERFUL day that will be.
Jeannene & Judy, Thelma's precious soul lives on in you both and in the many people she touched through her life. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
Judy, it took me a bit to post asking the Lord what to say to bring you comfort through this time. All I can say is this to you -- when the Lord took my daddy home in 2010, even though we knew it was coming, it still rocked my world. Even today, 3 plus years later, I still look up to the heavens, and "talk" to him...he is always in my heart, as your mother will always be in yours. I have been to heaven, I can tell you that you mom is up there dancing on the streets of gold...looking into the face of her Lord, basking in His presence...and she is totally free of any kind of suffering or pain that she may have been in. Find comfort in that Judy...it helped me with my daddy's passing. Nancy and I send you our love to you, Kirk and your family. You are in our prayers.
I miss mom thelma already. Many thankyous to judy for sharing your mom on line when she got her webtv. We enjoyed so much conversations and she was so supportive when my mom was ill and all. We shared pics, recipes, and just life comments and family happenings. She and I tried to keep in contact daily. I know it meant alot to her. Love you all
I'm eating some of "your" apple cake, thinking of you, Mrs. Carner. Thank you for all the memories and friendship. I only wish the girls could have grown older with you. xoxoxo.
I miss you as much today as I missed you a week and a day ago. You will always and forever be in my heart! I love you Mother! Looking forward to the day that we see each other again, never again to be apart! I know you're happy so that makes me happy, too.
“Granny” Carner, I can't thank you enough for letting me be one of your “boys.” The love you shared, the times we spent – they're memories that will forever live in my heart. I will carry you with me, till I see you again.
With love and admiration,
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless your Family at this time of sorrow.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Byrd Blankenship
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Carner was such a lovely person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
My heart and prayers go to you Jeannine. I know how much you loved your Mother, as you shared her with all of us. She was such a beautiful lady and she loved life and the Lord so much. Don't you know how happy and content now that she has "gone home". Stay strong for her. Love you, girl.
Thelma will be missed though it's like saying goodbye to love ones that migrate to a different country. You know they're not gone, just far away waiting for us to reunite. I didn't know you well but through your daughter, Judy, I just know you were a wonderful person, mother and child of God with the all to familiar southern hospitality and warmth. My you rest in peace for all eternity in the Lords promised land. Amen.
I will never forget all the great times we had! I love you grandma.
To my "Dear" Mother & Family,
Mama, we will never forget you. You will be in our hearts now and forever more. How I pray I can live up to your expectations and never let you down.
Judy i miss Thelma so much I only knew her through the internet. She was such a blessing. When i would send her a pic of Kadan she would always brag on him.My prayers are with all of yall. Love you and please don't forget me. ANN
judy & family,i never met your family,but me being in the scripture group its like i knew you all.you talked so great about your parents.im praying for you all .
Never had honor meeting your Mother Judy, but am friends with Connie F. and know how precious of a lady she was and will be missed. I can only imagine the joys she is in now in the presence of Our Lord. May you and your family be comforted in knowing that.
We are sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and keep you in His love.
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." (Psalm 116:15)
Love and Prayers, Curtis & Louise
Thelma will be missed by anyone and everyone who ever met her. She loved life, she loved people, she loved God. She was a true role model for us all.
My heart aches because I miss you, Mumsy -- but it would be selfish of me to wish you still here when you can be at home with Jesus and loving Him and those who have gone on before you! I know you are dancing and listening to the music there in heaven and enjoying the streets of gold. We have a date to meet one day there, and we can dance and sing together! Until then..... Loads of love sent your way, Connie
Thanks for leting us love on your Mother she was a blessing to me all ways a smile when i went in to see her may god bless you all at this time Rosa Baker GSH
Tho' it has been years since I visited, I never felt more welcome than in the home of Thelma and Dick. Very special people. She will be missed.
God bless you all and know that youre in my prayers.May the peace that Jesus gives that we dont really understand surround you and guard your hearts and minds.She is so well now and our memories of her are sweet until we see her once again. Love you Ann Foutz
I am sorry for your loss. I never met Mrs. Carner, but have heard many great stories about her. I'm thankful that she is at peace in heaven now. I pray that God comforts you all in your time of sorrow.
Hey Grandma, So sorry I couldnt make it up to VA one last time to see you wish I could be there more than anything in this world. Words cannot express how much I love and miss you, but I know in my heart your in a better place now with Papa Carner. Love you more than you'll ever know! Your Great Grandson Spencer-
PS. "Im not fat, Im just fluffy" =)
I am so sorry for your great loss. Having recently lost my father, there is no describing the pain felt from that loss. May the God who is 'binding up the broken hearted and comforting those mourning' be of comfort to your family during this most difficult time. (Isa. 61:1,2). Again, my deepest sympathies.
Judy & Jeannene~
You had a very special Mother on this earth....you now have a very special Angel in Heaven. May God bless & comfort you.
What a beautiful photo of your mother...her face radiates love and kindness, the beautiful qualities she has passed down to you. Our prayers are with you and yours.
Love, D 'n A
Thelma, I'll bet you are enjoying your hearing now ... no more whiteboard ... HOORAY!
I will sure miss you but I am sure you are now having a great time in Heaven with Dick.
I was blessed to have you as one of my 3 mothers and will always remember your smile and loving ways.
I look forward to the days when we will all be together again and have a good time. (I also look forward to a big bowl of your snap beans again)
I know Dick must have a big smile on his face right now.
I love you,
Dear Mother, I have cried a ton of tears yesterday from your passing and missing you terribly already. But I know you are happy and in paradise now, and are finally walking, hearing and being with Jesus and all your loved ones who have gone on ahead of you. My heart is broken but it is filled with joy for you, at the same time. You were such a wonderful example for everyone to look up to, and I know I was blessed to have you as my Mother! I'll see you again one day, and look forward to that day. Love you forever and always, Judy
Thelma Lee Carner shared many of her God~given gifts, generously with family & friends, over the span of her lifetime. One of the sweetest of her traits, was that she always treated people as if it was a privilege for her to be in their presence. I always felt that it was a very special privilege to be in hers. I honor, appreciate, love and cherish you Thelma.
Jeannene and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
May she rest in peace.