Thursday, March 1, 2007

Funeral of Corporal Timothy Lewis

Last Monday I preached the funeral of my great nephew, Timothy Lewis. He died suddenly while in the Marines. He had a heart attack. He was only 20 years old.

The funeral was in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where my wife's family live. The funeral began at 1:00 PM, and it lasted almost an hour. Then we traveled to the Lawrenceburg Cemetery, where the military had an honor ceremony for their fallen comrade. Then the family traveled to the Alton Cemetery where Timothy was laid to rest. We got back to the Sand Spring Baptist Church around 4:00 PM for our lunch.

We will all miss him very much. He was a wonderful boy with a loving and caring spirit. Everyone was so helpful, including the Richie Peach Funeral Home and the Sand Spring Baptist Church, where we ate a wonderful lunch.

I returned home to Harrison, Ohio, about 8:00 PM. It was a good but sad trip.

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