Friday, April 15, 2022

GOOD FRIDAY in CONTEXT of MONA BECKNER'S FUNERAL & GRAVESIDE (published 4-15-2022; article #314)


Today, Friday, 4/15/2022, Passover begins at sundown. It is also Good Friday. The dates match in some years.

The context is Jesus' resurrection of Lazarus. In reply to Martha, “Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?'" (John 11:25,26 ESV)

4/13/2022, Wednesday

Papaw Marion Ferrell (4/13/1880 - 11/21/1970) was born, on this date, in 1880. He lived to age 90.

The visitation and funeral for Aunt Mona Beckner was on 4/13/2022. Visitation was 5 to 7 PM. The funeral was at 7 PM. My wife's Aunt Mona lived to age 100. Family and friends, who attended, remembered the tribute and honor to Aunt Mona. Sad and joyful moments abounded.

Rose Mortuary has a video tribute and a photo tribute, for Aunt Mona.

4/14/2022, Thursday

The graveside service for Aunt Mona was at 1 PM yesterday. The clouds and cool wind became sunny and warm. Family and friends, who gathered, said our farewell – until we meet again.

We stayed for a long while, after the ceremony. Family gathered at the Beckner home, where the devoted son, Mike, lives alone now. There is sorrow. There is joy.


Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. He asked Martha if she believed him. I am sure that Martha did. Aunt Mona Beckner did. She enjoys the heavenly bliss of many, who have gone on before her.

Do you believe? Resurrection Day is coming! Temporal “life, such as it is,” events – some good and some not so good – will be placed in the context of everlasting life – eventually.

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:57-58 KJV)

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