Valarie Reeves 1933-2013

Valarie Reeves

Val Reeves died on 18 June 2013 and her funeral was held at St Philip's on the 25th. Our Rector, the Revd Rebecca Newland, summed up our thoughts well when she said:

"Val was a special member of our church family and we will miss her very much. We will always remember her beautiful smile, her soft face and her thoughtful care. …

"We can let her understanding of God comfort us and point us to the love that overcomes all endings and all death. Val chose Psalm 23 and the reading from John's gospel (Jn 14.1-6). …

"All the music and readings Val chose are about going home to God, dwelling in God's loving presence. This faith, this hope and assurance meant that Val could face her ending with courage, hope, love, acceptance and trust that God was with all of you. … Val trusted in God and put her life in God's hands and heart. This gave her immense dignity and courage."


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