Teresa, Marie and family, please accept my heartfelt sympathies. Losing someone who has been a part of your lives for so many years must be difficult. Words seem to be of little comfort during this difficult and sad time. However, our Heavenly Father who created us, desires and has the ability to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death. (Hosea 13:14) Tears of pain and sorrow will be replaced with tears of joy. May you find a measure of comfort and peace until His promise is realized.