Aunty J, how you lived your life, and your sudden departure is a testament that both joy and grief can co-exist together. I am overjoyed to have known you. My favorite memories include those moments of running into you (at times intentionally) at your work place so we could have a quick chat about life. Your smile, jokes and the ensuing laughter in those moments always brightened my day. More recently, I really valued our conversations around the biblical messages you would send out. They were challenging, but oh so reassuring. Your life was a testimony of God’s grace, love and goodness and I admired how you lived it so boldly. Though we grief for this loss, I rejoice in the hope that we will see each other again. Until then, I take comfort in that you are resting in our savior’s arms.

Stella Yakam