Memorial Service for Martha “Stookie” Bryan

Memorial Service for Martha “Stookie” Bryan

Memorial Service November 22, 2018 Mrs. Martha “Stookie” Lee Bryan We’ve gathered to honor the life of Martha “Stookie”  Lee Bryan and to praise God for giving her to this community, and us, and to this family, to be our friend and companion as we do life together. Stookie and Thomas Bryan, II died within a day of each other, thirteen years apart.  The family finds great comfort in singing a few of the great hymns of the faith today, hymns that Thomas chose for his service thirteen years ago. These hymns represent their faith in God which bound Stookie and Thomas together and permeated how they raised their children and lived their lives in this community. They believed in a “God of Grace and a God of Glory.” Would you join this family in singing this hymn, as we praise the God who continues to sustain us with His love and grace? It’s hymn number 435.  Let’s stand together as we sing stanzas one, two, and four. Scripture  Listen now to some of the most memorable teachings of our Savior.  They are commonly called The Beatitudes.  As you listen, choose one that you think best describes the life Stookie lived as she blessed others. “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of...