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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Gershom, Dec 26, 2004.
Former Philadelphia Eagle Reggie White
REGGIE WHITE 1961-2004
Surprisingly it was announced from the pulpit this morning. Eagles football is almost a religion.
Sad, he was only 43 years old.
So sorry to hear this news.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and church.
Don Tollefson came on the Eagles' pre-game show and announced it just as it was breaking.
He was not only one of the greatest to play the game and one of the most popular Eagles ever, he was a real class act.
Everybody in the Delaware Valley and all over the country, I guess, knew about his charitable works.
I went to Fountain of Life in Burlington, NJ, briefly and he came to preach there several times.
Although I did have some minor disagreements with him, doctrinally, I was always inspired by his great love for God and for God's word.
Reggie, I will miss you greatly. You were a thrill to watch and a pleasure to meet.
Go rest with God.
I will look forward to meeting you and Jerome in Heaven.
Last I heard, Reggie died of sleep apnea & not a heart attack. At least, whichever it was, he didn't suffer and is likely playing flag football with a team of angels with JESUS as referee/team owner.
Reggie was a TREMENDOUS positive force, especially among the youth of Philadelphia. He used his football fame to gain the respect of thousands& thousands of young people, and has likely led thousands of people, especially young men, to JESUS.
Now, he and WALTER PAYTON will have lots to talk about!
While Reggie is undoubtedly happy, his FAMILY is likely devastated by his sudden, unexpected passing, and our prayers and condolences go out to them. His mom, in the Campbell's commercials, seemed like such a sweet, likable person who deserved the title LADY if anyone ever did.
BTW, we have a young man in my area whose life was turned around by CHRIST, and who's following reggie's example in ministering to youth...COY BACON, former NFL star, who came from Ironton, OH, about 20 miles from my home. Coy hasn't been a Christian nearly as long as Reggie was, but I'd heard him say in the past that he looked up to Reggie's example.
REGGIE WHITE...NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN BY FOOTBALL FANS & THOSE WHOM HE LED TO CHRIST! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN, REG!
So sorry to hear. He was a great guy, a "gentle warrior." On and off the field. Our "Minister of Defense" was the best. See you later brother, up there.
Yahoo Reggie White Story
Here is an article from yahoo about it. They still are not saying what caused his death.
I especially like the section where they talk about his image being tarnished for speaking out against homosexuality.
They don't seem to understand that he didn't care about his image, as long as he was doing the right thing.
I know you Eagles fans are more religious about the Minister of Defense, but we recovering Cheeseheads have some claim to him as well. He was a great influence in the locker room, and in the community. He will be missed greatly, but is probably much happier to be with his Lord.
White had the disease, known as sarcoidosis, for several years, family spokesman Keith Johnson said Sunday. He described it as a respiratory ailment that affected his sleep.
On its Web site, the American Lung Association describes sarcoidosis as a disease characterized by the presence of small areas of inflamed cells that can attack any organ of the body but is most frequently found in the lungs.
The cause of the disease, which is most common among blacks and white northern Europeans, is not known.
Reggie White was a great man, our world needs more outspoken men like this! My prayers go to his family and friends!
HEre was an interesting article with the following quote.
I think that insight is a great one. Some tend to hold these athletes up as something special, and White apparently realized he wasn't. God doesn't need celebrities to do his work. It is refreshing to hear White say that.