“For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” – 1 Corinthians 15:52-54
On November 12, a sweet sister in Christ left this mortal life and put on immortality. The first weekend in December, friends and family are welcome to join us at Refuge Church for a celebration of her life. Guests are invited to stay after for fellowship and lunch. RSVP on Facebook to help us plan accordingly.
- December 2, 11am
- Refuge Church
- 2609 Larch Way NW
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation or to Shelly’s church home, Refuge.
From our Refuge Elder, Mark Ossinger:
My dearest Shelly, wife, friend and partner in this life went home to her Jesus… peacefully. She had battled multiple cancers, Aplastic Anemia and the effects of ongoing treatment for years. I have a peace knowing she now has no more pain, no more worry, no more fight to wage. Because she was a private person, this may come as a surprise to some but know that she dearly “Loved You” all and to those who knew her, people are what mattered most. Rejoice in knowing she is in Glory and we will dwell together, forever with her on that appointed day.
Shelly lived out the heart of Soli Deo Gloria: hers was a life lived to the glory of God. We ask for your prayers, for Mark and the family, as they deal with all the ripples and rigors and the road ahead. Paul in the book of Philippians is clear that our passing here is truly gain… but those remaining miss our spiritual siblings deeply, seek God for perseverance here, and – as Mark attests – look forward passionately to that glorious and appointed day of reunion.
“…I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me… My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better… I am hard pressed between the two… Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel” – Philippians 1