In Memoriam: Sue Black Lillie

SueBlack“Twenty years ago this summer, I (Pete Black, BHS Class of 1962) lost my big brother Rick shown here with our Sister Sue from about 25 years ago. Today July 9, 2019, my sweet sister (Sue Black Lillie) has gone to join him. I’m so glad our family got together with her last week at a Reunion out near Seattle, Washington – my wife Suzy, my Sister-in-law Dodie and all the cousins and their families. We were over 30 strong from across the country, including Sue’s 2 Sons and their Wives together with her 5 beloved Grandkids and I posted earlier some Reunion pictures with the many smiles which Sue wanted. Her smile never left her and she is now in His Care. … My big Brother and Mom and Dad and so many who have gone before are welcoming her where there is no more pain. Here is something I came across some time ago, written by a British clergyman in the late 1800’s and I found it comforting: “I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, “She is gone.” Gone where? The loss of sight is in me, not in her. Just at the moment when someone says, “She is gone,” there are others on the other side who are watching her coming. Other voices take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”
.. .. Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)

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