Saturday, January 25, 2020

Louisa's Funeral

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, the family and friends of Louisa Elizabeth Pickett VanHorne gathered at Abundant Life in Lee's Summit, MO.  We celebrated her life, her family, her many interests, her faith in God and especially her devotion to the Scriptures.
She was laid to rest next to her husband, Van, in Longview Cemetery.

The following are videos of family members' remembrances of Louisa.

I delivered a remembrance on behalf of my brothers and sisters.  You can click here to download a PDF.

Next Anola, the eldest sibling, read a message from Mary who was out of the country and not able to attend.

Heather Kopas, Louisa's daughter and first born shared her thoughts and feelings about her Momma.

Finally, Louisa's son, Lee Alan, shared his observations and expressed his thanks to all who attended.

It was a rich four days in Kansas City.  To be with close family at a time of deep feelings is always a blessing.  There is something special about being with people who have known you for your entire life and with people you have known their entire lives.  I was especially blessed that three of my children were able to join us for their Aunt Louisa's funeral.  Sean, Amy and Erin joined with the rest of the Picketts for grieving, story telling, laughing and crying.

After the burial, we returned to Abundant Life where the church provided a luncheon for family and friends.  It was finally time to just relax and be with one another without any formal responsibilities.  It was a time to catch up with cousins whom we see only every once in a while. 

You can click here to view more photos in a Google Photos album.

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