Saturday, November 27, 2010
I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while....as you can see below, Bill passed away on the 23rd. (Tuesday Morning) He got a lot worse on Friday night and I called Lisa home. She came Saturday Morning. All day Sat, he took sips of water and sips of coke, but didn't respond much to us. I think he knew we were around, but didn't talk to us. Sunday he didn't not call my name or say a word all day. Monday he seemed a little better and kept saying "home"..."take me home." I told him I loved him and he was going home to be with Jesus , his mama and out little babies....He said, "Hurry." Monday night about midnight, I heard him call my name and I got up and his breathing labored. The rattle was in his chest. I got up in the hospital bed with him and lay with my arm around him for about 15 minutes and then I knew he was getting worse, so I got Lisa and Gary out of bed. We stayed by him and talked to him . I called the hospice nurse about 1 oclock and I heard him call my name while I was on the phone with her. I went back over to the bed and Lisa was trying to give him water, but he couldn't swallow. Then he started hemorrhaging through his mouth and nose. Ryan and Lucas stayed in the room the whole time. Ryan would go get towels for me and they were both "troopers." That was a good lesson for them about life and death. Neither one of them cried, but when the hospice nurse came about two oclock...Ryan broke cown and cried out loud. That's the hardest I have ever seen him cry. All of us cleaned him up and the funeral home came...(my brother-in-law was the one who came to pick him up) I kissed him goodbye and cried as he went out the door. But I felt relieved in a way, because he suffered so long and so much. He wasn't suffering now. He went peacefully. Gary told him to go to God and that we are all on the same path! I'm ok...just exhausted, but feel at peace about his death. He told me he was ready, and I told him he could go....that I would be right behind him and he said, "hurry." Look at the obituary below. Love to all my blogging friends.
|Visitation||Wednesday from 6 - 8 pm at Weaver Funeral Home|
|Funeral||Friday at 11 am in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel|
|Interment||Interment will follow at Eastern Heights Cemetery|
|Died||November 23, 2010|
William C. Melvin, age 74, of Bluff City, TN passed away on November 23, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Bristol, VA a son to the late George and Irene Humphrey Melvin. Mr. Melvin was employed by Pet Dairy and was a tireless worker to the very end. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two infant children – Rhonda Diane Melvin and Ronald David Melvin.
Survivors include: Wife of 54 years – Clara Cardwell Melvin Children – Lisa Moreno and husband Donaldo, and Gary Melvin Grandchildren – Ryan Moreno and Lucas Moreno Sisters – Helen Potts of Weaverville, NC and Loretta Gentry and husband Dean of Elizabethton, TN Several Nieces and Nephews
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 am in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don McGregor officiating. Interment will follow at Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Donaldo Moreno, Tim Potts, David Chapman, Jeff Chapman, Larry Talley, and Buddy Wright.
Johnny Simerly will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family would like to say a special thanks to Hospice and especially Amy Feathers (an angel on earth). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shiner’s Children’s Hospital. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 pm at Weaver Funeral Home. Online condolences may be registered at www.Weaverfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.