A Friend To Us All- Terry McAnelly

A Friend To Us All–Terry McAnelly

My heart is so very saddened because God chose to take my dear friend home.
He wasn’t just another friend but a man with a sincere smile, joy and a sweet resounding song.
I remember so well growing up with Terry, his back pocket neatly holding his comb.
He tried to make us all feel school was just another place like home.

He brightened every classroom and was a friend to all.
I can’t remember a single day he let one person feel they walked alone.
I still remember his neat khaki pants and his freshly pressed pristine cotton shirts as we passed in the hall..
A smile crowned his face and soft words dropped from his lips in a sincere tone.

All the students at Forest Hills High School will never forget this precious gentle man.
Even as the years passed quickly by he never changed his values or his kind gentle hand.
God calls those who have finished their race here and angels sweep them into the promised land
But each time there is a deep loneliness and hurts as countless as oceans of sand..

My hands and heart reach out to give whatever it takes to overcome this great loss.
I know without a doubt he is happy and enjoying all the wondrous beauties of heaven.
His body is eternally whole because he believed in Jesus and the price He paid for him on the cross.
He is gone away for a little while but his memory will live on and one day we will all be reunited with him and our loved ones again.

Rest in peace my friend Terry; know our eyes are filled with tears and our hearts are missing you!
One of your many friends, Sybil Griffin Chappell Shearin

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