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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:35 PM

14 years ago today my beautiful baby sister passed away.

Jeannie was a brittle diabetic from a very early age. She had a kidney transplant that lasted 12 years and lost a leg to sepsis from a burn to her foot. Because of her neuropathy she could not feel her foot burning when using a riding lawn mower. The foot never did heal and eventually ended in her amputation. But through it all, she kept up her spirits, While I would cry in frustration to see her suffering, she would always tell me there were others who were worse off then she. I ever believed that, but she did.

She fought a good fight, but finally passed away at the age of 45 from kidney failure. Your daughter Stacie, Vickie & Jennifer miss you terribly. RIP my darling angel.

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Reply 14 years ago today my beautiful baby sister passed away. (Original post)
GentryDixon Dec 2012 OP
hedgehog Dec 2012 #1
GentryDixon Dec 2012 #2
SamIam715 Dec 2012 #3
GentryDixon Dec 2012 #4
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #5
freckleface Dec 2012 #7
freckleface Dec 2012 #6
GentryDixon Dec 2012 #8
deek Dec 2012 #9

Response to GentryDixon (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:30 AM

1. I'm sorry for your pain. I hope the good memories are a comfort to you this week.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:34 AM

2. Thank you.

We buried her on Christmas Eve, so this time of year is difficult.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:52 PM

3. Thank you GentryDixon

It seems fitting that my very first post on DU would be to my twin sisterís post. We all loved Jeannie very much, and through her illness and all the setbacks she had with her health, she always kept her strong faith in her Lord and kept us from ever feeling sorry for ourselves when we thought life was hard or unfair. This is a very hard time of the year for our family but through the love we share for each other, we do get by, knowing she is in peace, with mom, dad, Arlene, and the others in our family who have passed on.

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Response to SamIam715 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:56 PM

4. You expressed it so nicely.

Thanks to you and welcome to DU.

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Response to SamIam715 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:41 PM

5. Welcome to DU and you guys are in my prayers.

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Response to SamIam715 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:21 PM

7. Welcome to DU

Beautifully expressed.

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Response to GentryDixon (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:19 PM

6. Another sister with a heavy heart

The tributes to our darling Jeannie from you both were eloquent and heartfelt. You spoke for our family, and we thank you.

Yesterday, when I went to the cemetery, there were fresh deer tracks in the snow a few inches from her headstone. She would have loved that. as she had an afinity for wild creatures, both winged and hooved. It is fitting that their path takes the deer right in front of her headstone with the same beautiful, smiling face posted here. Miss you beyond words, sweet sister.

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Response to freckleface (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:27 PM

8. Nice.

You are the keeper of the family and I thank you for that.

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Response to GentryDixon (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:14 PM

9. A warm smile for you

your heart is so full of precious love.

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