Mom passed away Sunday after a long struggle with diabetes, heart failure, and Alzheimer disease. She was a a tiny, 105 lb, 4' 8”, feisty farm girl of Irish descent who was raised in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky, and had been a devout Southern Baptist for most of her life. First and foremost, she was a doer; and an unselfish one at that. Her motives were pure and simple: she thought and cared for others. Much of her life was literally devoted to the religion of Jesus Christ in the care and service of others. My brothers and I could not have had a more loving and caring mother, nor my father a more loving and caring wife. She was intelligent and an avid reader with a witty sense of humor. She had taught Southern Baptist Sunday and/or Bible Schools throughout most of her adult Christian life and was active in more than one church women's groups. She was my mom. Thank you Lord.