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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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Joyce Potts Hoffmann
RE: VAIL, Virginia Campbell Mem # 123362862
I have linkd her with her husband. Just so you know you can make such a request through the edit button as well.

Thank you,

Added by Joyce Potts Hoffmann on May 27, 2016 10:07 AM
Magen Sparks
Phillip Sheridan Pack and David Pack of Chaffin Cemetery
I don't yet have the info for their wives, if they had any. When I find em I will drop you a message.

They too belong to Nancy Chaffin and Stanley Pack they are brothers with my (of some amount of 2x great granddad John Sherman Pack.Nancy Chaffin was Stanley's first wife. He later married his Second wife Caroline Bartrum Pack who was first wife to Stanley's brother Anderson. (Such a LONG knotted up story...LOL) Stanley and Caroline raised both broods together.

Thanks for keeping the information updated.
Added by Magen Sparks on May 24, 2016 2:59 PM
Colleen Bedore
Hi Della,
My name is Colleen Bedore and I'm the granddaughter of Mack and Cynthia
Griffin from East Lynn West Virginia. I see your name on many of the Find
a Grave sites and wanted to thank you for all your work and ask you about a
family mystery we just stumbled across and see if you might have any
insight to it.

I was always told it was just my Grandfather and his brother Tom, but my
cousin in WVA just found her Grandmother's journal (Mack's daughter) and
she talks about an Aunt dying in 1950 Mollie Simms Wright and that she had
a twin sister Allie Farley who died around 1930. I've found the birth
record for Mollie and it says her mother is Martha Francis and the father
is Leander Gilkerson. Now, she was born in 1883. I can't find any mention
of Allie.

If you have run across anything that rings a bell I would greatly
appreciate it. My Mom never mentioned any Aunts so this has me scratching
my head.

Take care and thanks again for all your work.
Added by Colleen Bedore on Apr 29, 2016 4:11 PM
Monna Kay
FaG# 45115396
Hi Della: Please disregard my previous note; I had the wrong Joshua Endicott. My apologies for the confusion. Monna Kay
Added by Monna Kay on Apr 26, 2016 5:32 PM
Monna Kay
FaG# 45115396
His spouse's name is Mary Elizabeth Endicott; I have their marriage record.
Added by Monna Kay on Apr 24, 2016 1:12 PM
Monna Kay
FaG# 25680916
Her parents were: Samuel James & Peninah Dean

I am in the process of this research for a patriot project. Hope this helps!
Monna Kay
Added by Monna Kay on Apr 23, 2016 1:55 PM
Rhonda Maynard Gallaher
Alvis Maynard
Created by: Della Lilly
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61447079

I did the same with Alvis Maynard. Didn't know that they had been buried somewhere else. So now there are two for him also.

Rhonda Maynard Gallaher
Added by Rhonda Maynard Gallaher on Apr 17, 2016 5:53 PM
Rhonda Maynard Gallaher
Priscilla Napier Maynard
Created by: Della Lilly
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61449834

I didn't realize there was already one for her and I made another. Also she is buried at Alvis Maynard cemetery now. She is my great, great grandmother. My dad is Jack Maynard, son of Claude Maynard, who is the son of Elijah Maynard, who is the son of Priscilla and Alvis Maynard.

Just wanted to let you know...

Rhonda Maynard Gallaher
Added by Rhonda Maynard Gallaher on Apr 17, 2016 5:47 PM
Dottie Meadows
Sarah Virginia Rowe
Hello Della,
You have the incorrect Henry Clay Brumfield connected to Sarah. You have memorial# 29694181. The is wrong. I have the correct Henry Clay Brumfield connected to Sarah. Please remove the incorrect one. Many thanks.
member# 47025565
Added by Dottie Meadows on Apr 13, 2016 12:23 AM
Juanita McNeely
Hi! I'm told you added Castles to my family
Paul Caldwell 2846163 is not related to the Henry Castle that you have added please can you remove it. the castles aren't related to my WV caldwells
Added by Juanita McNeely on Apr 09, 2016 12:52 PM
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