With sad, yet joyful hearts to God for everlasting life, we announce the heavenly homegoing of Kenneth Jason. He died peacefully on Sunday morning, November 13. A service of witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ will be held on Sunday, December 11 at 12:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Divine Grace Presbyterian Church.
Ken was a beloved member of the Globe-Miami community, having worked at various jobs since arriving here in 2006 with his dear wife Ginny. His favorite place to work was his greeter position at our local Walmart. He especially loved to see the children and make them smile. Dressing up as Santa each Christmas season was his favorite job, however.
Ken leaves behind his wife, two sons Ken (Michelle) and Mike (Lynn), eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. While he is missed greatly, we are assured that he has joined the many saints in heaven, awaiting our arrival.
The Dash, Poem by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
From the beginning...to the end
He noted that first came the date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years
For that dash represents all the time
That they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
Know what that little line is worth
For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile,
Remembering this special dash
Might only last a little while
So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent YOUR dash?