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August 02, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 01, 2013
I will miss Rep. DeBerry. She helped me to start my video business and gave her support for over twenty years. I will always remember the excitement, fun and laughter that she gave to the Black Caucus of State Legislators as the "Queen". May God bless the family.
August 01, 2013
Praying for the family.May she rest in peace.
July 31, 2013
To Charles and family. Deepest sympathy at this sad time.
From Robert and and all members of the NSW State Parole Authority in Sydney NSW Australia.
July 31, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting Rep. Lois Deberry while serving as the only Black Member of the Alaska Legislature. Lois adopted me into the NBCSL family of fellow Legislators and for that I will be forever greatful. I will miss my friend. My prayers are extended to her many friends and family. Former Alaska State Representative Walt Furnace
July 31, 2013
The women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Lois DeBerry and the entire State of Tennessee. Her inner strength and faithfulness to the organization, even while battling an illness, is an inspiration to us all. We will miss her deeply as she is one of our most beloved sorors.
July 31, 2013
To the DeBerry family, you have my deepest condolences. May the peace that God gives be with the family.
~Romans 15:33~
July 31, 2013
Dear Deberry Family,
This is another test of endurance. God will give you strength and pull you through. You have my deepest sympathy.
July 31, 2013
Lois DeBerry my friend, advisor, supporter,critic, dinner pal, will be missed by every life she touched. And we all know who we are. I reflect on the last birthday dinner celebration at Morton's, the last shopping trip to Chico's, the last hospital stay at Vanderbilt, the last call to help our friend's campaign. God made only ONE. Who can fill your shoes? No one...Your legacy will be felt for years to come. You left us too soon...GOD knows best, and we must accept what GOD allows.
July 31, 2013
My sincere sympathy to your entire family.

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