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Della Lilly (#46905597)
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DATE: Mon, 5-6-2013

TO: Friends, Family Members, Fellow Contributors, Etc.

FROM: Della

Just letting all of you know that on or about 3-27-2013, I took a really hard cardiovascular hit; spent a month at local medical facility; as I become stronger, will continue with Find-A-Grave but it may take a while to do all that needs to be done; would appreciate your patience with me.

August 8, 2015

Hello Everyone!

I have a LOT of work to do! .. and "I think I can do that"! (quoting you-know-who when she was starring in a movie and was told, "All you have to do is walk into the church", or something close to that - I think it was 'walk into a church' - been awhile since I've seen it).

Sorry I've "been away" for such a long period of time! I am hoping to receive a new computer in the not-too-distant future as this one appears to be on its last 'gig-a-byte' .. it occasionally works but, most often, 'occasionally DOES NOT'; thus, the reason I've been unable to make corrections, answer e-mails, etc.

For all of you who have said prayers for me and sent messages re. my health, my sincere "Thank You" to each of you.

Thanks to my Precious Lord Jesus Christ, I am now doing well. What happened to me? I died 3-27-2013 about 15 minutes after I sat down at the computer. My daughter heard a small plastic item hit the tile floor and, thinking 'some books had fallen' called out from the living room, "Mom, are you o.k.? (X 2) and, when I didn't answer, came from the living room to check on me and found me lying in the floor very dead and, while calling 911 EMS, she immediately began the chest compressions which were continued by EMS when they arrived; I was taken to the local medical center and someone came to my daughter immediately and said, "This is grave, you need to call your family". Following what I refer to as "receiving the ice-water baptism" (I was frozen) and "having my throat cut" (ventilator) and, "sleeping" for about 12 days/nights, I awakened one afternoon about 3:00 PM, wide-awake, no pain, flat of my back "with hoses and tubes everywhere", still on the ventilator, and was immediately told by my daughter and sister what had happened to me. After about an hour, they went home (having been there 'round the clock) and the doctorS began coming in and telling me what had happened and that I was now known as the "miracle at St. Mary's", one of the doctors telling me, "We know what happened - your heart quit beating but we don't know why" and one telling me that only 1 in 5 usually survive what had happened to me ... and some people did ask me, and still do, if I saw 'a bright light' or 'went through a dark tunnel' to which I answer, "No, but, when I woke up, I felt like I had had the best night's sleep I could ever remember" (12 days/nights - no wonder I felt 'rested'!) .. and, having said all that, "I PERSONALLY know Who holds tomorrow and I know WHO holds my hand". He truly is Magnificent, Majestic - He has been, for many years, and will ALWAYS be my LORD! .. and to all my beautiful family members/friends at Find-A-Grave, please don't forget Psm. 23 and meditate on each of its phrases, .. green pastures .. still waters .. THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death (and do I fully understand that one!), etc., etc. .. and I ask Him to bless each of you every day of your lives ... Love to All of You, Della
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Tina Prince
Martha Sanders Miller
I sent you an email concerning the final resting place of Martha. She resides in Sanders Cemetery in Wayne County. She is my 3rd great-grandmother.

Added by Tina Prince on Nov 12, 2015 11:57 AM
Brenda Crider
Benjamin J Endicott
48077461 He was my Great Grand Uncle. He was married to Emma Fields. His Parents were Gabriel J Endicott Born 1833 in Lawrence County, KY and his First Wife Rhoda Thompson born 1831 in Wayne County W.V. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Thompson.
Added by Brenda Crider on Nov 08, 2015 8:40 PM
Mary Collins
Your email does not work any longer is there some way to send you information about a memorial?
Added by Mary Collins on Oct 30, 2015 1:07 PM
Erin Triplett
Lewis Maynard?
Are you related to Lewis Maynard?
Added by Erin Triplett on Oct 09, 2015 8:40 PM
mavis bowen
Your recent absence
So happy to find you again and pray your convalescence continues. I have been or my late loved ones have been the recipients of your inherent kindnesses several times on this venue.
I so appreciate all you do. I experienced "death (cardiac arrest)" much as you did but for a much shorter time.
Oh how I wish
a long healthy life for you & your loved ones.

Added by mavis bowen on Oct 07, 2015 12:09 PM
George Currence
George Washington Damron
Hi Della. I recently visited Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington. The ladies at the cemetery office told me that George isn't buried in this cemetery.
Added by George Currence on Oct 03, 2015 3:53 PM
Monna Kay
RE: #91347277 - Fraley
Hello Della: I need some help with a cemetery. I have recorded a Rice - Fraley Family Cemetery that my grandfather, Homer Fraley and my father Ralph Fraley used to care-take for many years.The small family cemetery contains my Great Grandparents and my Great-Great Grandparents along with other very special family members. I did not want those folks to go unnoticed. Now with that said. I need to know who holds the deed for this property. It is located on the Right Fork of Lick Creek. I have the GPS Coordinates but unfortunately, that is all I have. One of my distant cousins who lives in Indiana went there and was kind enough to take photos and gave me permission to use them on the memorials. I don't know where to start. Can you help me? Ahead of time, many thanks. Monna Kay
Added by Monna Kay on Sep 27, 2015 5:05 PM
aye ain't
I accidentally scrolled over your name tonight while doing an Edit and it led me over here / read your whole new bio and I am happy to hear you are better. All good wishes to you, girl.
Added by aye ain't on Sep 26, 2015 6:50 PM
duplicate find-a-grave
Two people did a Find-a-Grave for Henry "Cue" Finnan, a person in my tree; and each has him in a different cemetery unless one was renamed. Please let me know what is correct. A search with first and last name only brings both up. Thx
Added by Kim on Sep 24, 2015 9:42 PM
Owen Vance
I would like to know if you will give me 19093383 Owen Vance to me. That is my husband's uncle. My name is Goldie. You can call me if you like 304-778-3300
Added by Goldie on Sep 24, 2015 6:02 AM
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