As we begin this brand new year it's customary to look forward to the possibilities ahead of us and contemplate who we will become in the year ahead. But before we rush ahead into the future it is important for us to take time to pause and remember the people we've lost in 2020. People that, in some cases, we only knew for a short time and were lucky enough to meet and in other cases, people we've known a lifetime.
Each of the names we read was a light in the universe, a person that touched those around them and left an beautiful mark. We read these names aloud tonight to honor their family who miss them and to honor their memory and let them know that they are not forgotten. Each name is a person, a lifetime of adventures and memories and each person will be greatly missed...
Then we read all the names of those we have lost, pausing along the way to remember stories and cherished moments, and often memories filled with laughter! This year we also remember those that passed in 2020 including
Deb Petty, Joe Miller, Bernadette Reidy Zielinski, Earl Gillion, Nadine Gawlak, Debbi Ballard, “Rocky” Rocco Miralia, George Wolfberg, Kelly Reed Young, Gordon Hinesley, Janet Lev, Kathy Andersen Roberts, Rebecca (Becky) Schafer, Cynthia D’Oottavio, Georganne Narron, Tommy Mitchell, Angelina McIntyre, Ginny Chasteen, Doris Castevens, Sarah Debord, Ann Davis, Tom Womble, Debra Bailey, Andrea Greenwall, Harvey Mueller, and Ginger Shinn of Smokey Mntn Lodge.
Shannon, Dave and Cheryl