Jack Wallace and Joanne Jewett

We thought we would only be sharing service arrangements for Joanne's mother, Joan Jewett today. But on Thursday night, Jack's sister Rosemary died. Please see the note he posted earlier today, and keep this family in your prayers:

It has been a week filled with loss and sadness for Joanne and me.

On Wednesday Joanne's mother passed away at age 89. Joan Jewett lived with us for the past five years as her dementia increased, and six months ago moved into Alive Hospice as she became too frail for us to provide care for her in our home. We miss her, but we feel some sense of relief that she no longer suffers.

For our Nashville friends, visitation is tonight at Marshall-Donnelly from 4 - 7 PM. We will have a grave-side service for Joan on Monday with just family.

Yesterday morning I learned that my sweet sister Rosemary died in her sleep Thursday night. We are in shock over this. Rosie turned sixty last month, had just retired from her career as a nurse, including several years at St. Thomas in Nashville, and was looking forward to spending time with her husband Joel Edwards, her sons Carey and Shawn, and her five grandchildren, all who lived near her in Columbus, Mississippi. Joanne and I will travel there on Sunday to be with them and say goodby to Rosie at her funeral at Vibrant Church at 3PM.

Please remember her children and grandchildren, her siblings and their spouses - Jim and Bev Wallace, Jerry and Margie McNall, Joanne and me, Jeff Wallace, Joe and Carla Wallace - in your thoughts and prayers. We will miss her so much.