My Eulogy at Angela’s Funeral

Angela was unique. She was a trendsetter. Everybody says she was “cool”, but not only that, she made people around her feel cool. She had a way of making everyone feel welcome around her. People that didn’t “fit in” felt like they fit in when they were around her. Friends told me, “She was the life of the party! The party really didn’t get started till she got there and when she left, the party was over”. She was a leader not a follower, a trend setter in fashion and social media. She was one in a million. Her humor was different, which is why she was so funny. Her friends said, “She could make you laugh till you cried”. She could not even die traditionally. The disease that took her was one in a million. Even in death, she stood out from the crowd.

We wanted her to stay here with us. It’s hard to believe that anyone could love her more than we did but God does and He wants her in Heaven now. In John, Chapter 14, Jesus says, “I go to prepare a place for you. And If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself. That where I am you may be also.” Well, that was over 2,000 years ago and he’s still not done preparing heaven. I was comforted this morning as I read this passage that the reason God needed Angela at this time was because He needed her innovative creativity to make Heaven more unique and more fun. But why now, why couldn’t He wait? …Maybe He wanted her now before she “grew up” if you will, before she grew older and more conservative as people do when they get older. He wanted her at the height of her unique, loving and fun spirit. Or, maybe He just needed someone to keep Him laughing. At any rate, Heaven just got a little bit better.

So I say to you remember her spirit and let your memories of her inspire you to step out and share that same unique spirit of hers with the world and make it a brighter place just as she did.

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