Dear Grandma...

Nephews
Dear Grandma...
I hope you are listening from the heaven's above, but I wish you
didn't have to go. I guess you are saying, "Well, there's no more
pain." I miss all the good times we had. I really miss you period. I
really didn't want you to go, but I guess it is the best thing for you.
It really broke my heart when I heard you were gone. You took care
of me from 4 weeks to what I am now. I wish you could have been
with me for more than 14 years. But I'm not going to complain
because it could have been shorter; so I'm really blessed you were in
my life. You were the closest person to me and my mother. So now
for me and my mother, it is like losing a mother. You were
everything...my heart, my life. I remember when I used to talk to
you about stuff I couldn't talk about with any other person. Without
you, it feels like I am nobody. I know if you were here, you would
want me to live my life right. I remember when I used to sing to
you; you always told me I had a beautiful voice. And I would laugh
and have so much fun with you. My last words to you were, "I love
you." If I had a say in this, I would have told Jesus to take me
instead. I know we had a few bad times, but we always got over
them. You were the first person that was like a mother to me. I really
love you and wish you didn't have to pass away. I want you to go
home and rest in peace grandma.
Love always...
Esther Scott
Nieces
God looked upon his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth
and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "Peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Willie A. Tompkins, Director
(803) 254-2000
bosticktompkinsinc.com
rs. Ethel Williams Lloyd was born September 16, 1923 in
Gadsden, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the
late Harry and Anne Bell Smith Williams. Her farewell to
this life on earth with the Lord was on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the
Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
Ethel was educated in the formal schools of lower Richland County
and Booker T. Washington High School.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Randolph Lloyd, who
preceded her in death. This union was blessed with much love,
devotion and happiness before he went to be with the Lord. Her
daughter, Ruby Thompson, and her devoted sister, Mrs. Pearl Scott
also preceded her in death.
Ethel worked as a Chef at Gantt Restaurant in Columbia, South
Carolina and with Food Service at Fort Jackson until she retired at
the age of 69.
She was a lifelong resident of Richland County (living in both
Gadsden and Columbia). Ethel was a member of Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church, and lived her faith each day in her deeds and
kindness to others.
Prelude
Processional
Scripture Readings
Old Testament...............................Bishop Theodore Myers
New Testament .............................. Minister Sarah Jackson
Prayer of Comfort............................................... Elder Henry Jackson
Song............................................................................... Mrs. Ruby Wilson
Letter to Grandma ............................................... Ms. Tanisha Daniels
Remarks ................................................................... Deacon James Scott
Deacon Julius Murray
Song................................................................Mrs. Deborah Carmichael
Words of Comfort .......................................... Pastor Bernard Wilson
Final Farewell ..................... Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Directors
Musician ...................................................................... Pastor John Lakin
Recessional
She was loved by many, and she left a legacy of love that will be
remembered by all who loved and knew her. May her soul rest in
peace.
Those left to cherish fond and precious memories of Ethel are her
loving and devoted daughter, Kathryn (Daniel) Croft of New York
City; her son, Leon Lloyd of Columbia, South Carolina; her foster
daughter, trusted confidante and caregiver, Susanne Lakin of
Columbia, South Carolina; a devoted and loving granddaughter,
Ethel Marie Lloyd of Columbia, South Carolina; and her children
Marquise and Malasia; her grandsons: Anthony (wife, Jasmina and
their son Kevin) Thomas of Dallas, Texas, Brady Thomas of
Columbia, South Carolina, and Craig Thompson of Dale City,
Virginia; and a sweet, foster granddaughter, Esther Scott of
Gadsden, South Carolina. She is also survived by a host of nieces,
nephews and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will
miss her dearly, but rejoice for she is with the Lord.
Committal, Closing Prayer, Benediction & Interment
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
1129 Congaree Church Road
Gadsden, South Carolina
Immediately following the service, family and friends are invited to the
repast at 4615 Sheraton Road in Columbia.
The family of the late Ethel W. Lloyd wishes to express
their sincere thanks for the many expressions of sympathy
shown to them during their time of bereavement.
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