As I read my uncle's obituary this morning it made me happy to know that Christian and Abbie are two of the three great nieces and nephews mentioned. I'm happy Greg and I made him a Great Uncle before he joined my mom in heaven.
Friday morning I'll be flying to Indiana for my uncle's funeral and I'll be there until Monday morning. Please pray for my flights to go smoothly and safely. Please pray for Greg, Christian, and Abbie as we're apart for the weekend. Please pray that I'll be a blessing to my family this weekend. And most of all, please pray for my Grammie and family during this difficult time.
Death stings. Death brings tears and heart ache. Death hurts in this world. But someday when our mortal bodies have been transformed to immortal bodies, and we are all together in heaven then we will be able to joyfully proclaim that death's sting is over. We will be together and victorious someday!
1 Corinthians 15:51-57
"I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: 'Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?' The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
John L. Gibson Obituary
John L. Gibson, age 57 of Dyer, passed away April 9, 2012. He is survived by his beloved mother, Helen; two sisters: Beth (Jon) O'Hara and Michelle (Joseph) Benson; 12 nieces and nephews; three great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Lowell Gibson; and sister, Dr. Carma Marley. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lincoln-Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville (Rt. 30 east of Cline Ave.). At rest Memory Lane Memorial Park, Schererville. Friends are invited to visit with John's family on Friday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. John was a graduate of Wheaton College. He was a 1973 Lake Central graduate and class valedictorian. John attended Faith Church in Dyer. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle who will be dearly missed.