Sunday, February 23, 2020

Heaven Gained Another Dear One


Dear Ones! I'm so sorry but I wanted to share with you all that another one of our bloggers has passed away.

Our dear Jan from Just Jan blog has left us. She hasn't blogged in a couple of years or so. Her daughter posted on Jan's Facebook page about her passing.
 Here is Jan's daughter's words:

This is April, Jan's daughter, posting on my mother's Facebook. My beloved mama and best friend passed away last night. Her suffering is over. Her obituary is below, which I wrote.
Funeral services for Mrs. Janet “Jan” Lea Morris Garon will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Brookhaven Funeral Home (894 Natchez Drive) in Brookhaven, MS, at 11:00 AM with burial to follow in the Easthaven Cemetery. Bro. Wendell Davis will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Monday, February 24, 2020, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday, February 25, from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.
Mrs. Garon, 58, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss., after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Feb. 9, 1962, in Brookhaven, to Fred Barry Jr. and Ruthlyn (Case) Morris. She was a 1980 graduate of Brookhaven High School. She married Michael “Mickey” Joseph Garon on May 18, 1985, in Brookhaven. Jan fiercely loved her family, friends and her dogs. She had a lifelong passion for interior design and decorating. Flowers gave her especially great joy, whether arranging them, photographing them or just appreciating them in nature. She poured her efforts into blogging to showcase her passions and talent in photography. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her because she was one of a kind.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Mickey; daughter, April; sister, Melinda Morris; sister, Susan Calhoun and her husband, Carey; niece, Summer Calhoun; niece, Maegan (Calhoun) McCabe and husband Tyler and son Thomas Penn.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Fred Barry Morris III.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”- Henri Matisse
https://www.brookhavenfuneralhome.net/obitu…/janet-jan-garon

 Jan had been a long time blogging friend to me and I will always keep her dear to my heart.
If you ever visited her you know she was a big romantic kind of gal in her decorating.  She was a true Southern gal from Mississippi.
 She shared her living room very often with pretty layers of pillows, throws and of course flowers.
Jan loved flowers and she grew roses and many other flowers in her garden. All during the growing season she would always have fresh flowers to share with us.
As you can see, she was a great photographer too. Her blog is still up and I pray her family will leave it there so we can pop in from time to time. I know she was a christian and Heaven is rejoicing with her coming home but I would like to ask you to say a prayer for her family whose hearts are breaking.

We become close to each other in Blogland and I will miss my sweet friend Jan.

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


"Friends"

Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you
I can't believe the hopes He's granted
Means a chapter of your life is through

But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

And with the faith and love God's given
Springing from the hope we know
We will pray the joy you live in
Is the strength that now you show

We'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

To live as friends

Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

No a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends 
~ sung by Michael W. Smith



20 comments:

  1. I didn't know Jan, but she sounds like a wonderful person. I will pray for her family. It is so hard to lose someone you love. Thanks for telling us about her.

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  2. I did not know Jan but I see she surrounded herself with true beauty in her home, and now she is in her Heavenly home. Sad for those left behind.

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  3. What a wonderfully poignant song to end your heartfelt post with Shelia. Jan's home is stunningly beautiful so obviously her pride and joy. I'm sure you shall miss your blogger friend terribly. So sad. God bless Shelia, my deepest condolensces.

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  4. I am so sorry. She was obviously a lovely person. God be with her family and loved ones. It is true we form very special friendships with our blogging friends. Thank you Shelia for keeping us posted on our blogging community. Bless you.

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  5. I remember Jan, lovely lady !! So sorry she is gone and am praying for her family. I loved her style with all the flowers and cheerful colors she used in her home. I esp. coveted the floral drapes in her living room.....Thanks Shelia for the update.

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  6. I did not know the blog but will be popping in. My heart goes out to her family and friends for their loss. Sincere condolences.

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  7. I am so sad to hear of her passing.

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  8. Una bloguera hermosa y joven...La vida es pasajera...Que hermoso que decoraba sus habitaciones con flores tan hermosas...Dios la tengo en la gloria...Bendiciones...

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  9. I lost track of her, probably because she hadn’t posted in a while. Sorry to hear she has passed away. Prayers go out to her family.

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  10. so very sad to hear this ; like Liz above I lost track of Jan's blog because she hadn't posted in such a while. Prayers to her family and friends.

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  11. So sorry to hear of the loss of Jan. Prayers for her family and friends.

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  12. I didn't follow Jan's blog but I have seen her name in comments and such. She sounds as if she was a wonderful person and her decor makes my heart sing. Fifty-eight is SO young. Prayers to her family and everyone who loved and knew her. Thanks you for sharing, Shelia.

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  13. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this, I loved Jan and her beautiful blog. We shared a love of color and flowers and emailed about it often. I hadn't heard from her in quite a while though. I'm so sad to hear this news, but thank you for sharing. I will keep her and her family in my prayers...

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  14. I enjoyed her blog very much and admired her design skills and flower arranging. I have missed her not blogging.
    Prayers for the family. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. RIP Beautiful blog my prayer go out for her and her family missed her
    Isora

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  16. Shelia, I didn't know Jan and I am sorry I missed out on all that she did as I am drawn to that type of thing. She certainly was beautiful and so very young. What a shame. Since you say her blog is still up, I will drop by and leave a note for her family..xxoJudy

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  17. Shelia,
    Oh, my goodness. . .thank you for letting me know.
    I've been to her blog many times in the past year, but never saw a new posting.
    My prayers are with her daughter and her family.
    One gone far to soon from our sight and Blog Friendships.
    Pat

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  18. Very sad, Shelia, I'm sorry for the loss of your friend xo

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  19. So sorry and sad to hear about this. Thanks for posting this news. She certainly was one of the kind. I can see her passion for interiors. She has quite a cheerful choices. Loved how she has used pastel, pink and red. A colour combination that I love to follow. Please visit us at https://www.bloghasting.com/

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