Ralph GodfreyResided in Gladstone, MIDied February 11, 2006 Ralph F. Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterPrintEmail
Just wanted to offer my prayers and sympathy. I remember my father visiting with Mr.Godfrey when I was growing up in the area. My dad was Eli Petonquot (often called Chief by his friends)
Betty Petonquot LeMarble
To the Godfrey Family:
I am so sorry for your loss, and you have my deepest sympathy. I will be praying for the family and you are in my thoughts. Sorry I could not attend the services, due to a prior committment.
May God Bless all of you…..
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I used to call Bibs my grampa as years ago when he was a teenager he used to go out with my mom, Pearl Balenger Anderson. He used to laugh and say he could have been my dad but I always called him grampa and he always answered me with a big smile and a hug. He was always the sweetest, kindest man all the while I knew him which must be about 35 + years. The angels must have been smiling when he went home. I found this poem and would like to share it with the family.
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
in this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread,
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand:
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!