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Paradise North Cemetery
Friday August 5th, 2022

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Dorothy Delores Jones

When Great Trees Fall

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
gnaws on kind words
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.

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Mom It Nita I love you always. You will always be in my Heart and I will think of you and Smile . Love you my Dear Mother.

Benita Thomas Aug 10 2022 1:15 PM

Our Prayers and Condolences to the Family. Jesus knows just how much we can Bear and he won't put more on us than we can Bear.

Pastor Nelson & Francis LaFleur Aug 5 2022 9:52 PM

Condolences and prayers for the family. Roy and Eddie V. Jones , and Family.

Eddie V. Jones Aug 5 2022 3:21 PM

Heartfelt condolences and prayers to your family. God bless and comfort you during this time of sadness. 🙏🏾❤️

Brenda J Taylor Aug 5 2022 11:42 AM

Love you my MawMaw

Rachel, Victor and Makayla Aug 5 2022 12:25 AM

My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Just know that God is by your side. May You feel His strength and everlasting love with you every moment of every day. He promised to never leave you.

Linda Strauss Aug 4 2022 11:39 PM

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Lillian Hayes Aug 4 2022 3:05 PM

My sincere condolences to you and family!

Diane Cusaac Aug 4 2022 3:01 PM

My loving aunt going to miss you

Lamar Scott Aug 3 2022 10:15 PM

My sincere condolences. She fought the good fight. May the beautiful memories of a life well lived be a blessing to the family and friends.

Gwendolyn Braxton Aug 3 2022 7:11 PM

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