Sunday, July 1, 2018
And Death Knells...
After wedding bells nearly two weeks ago, we held the memorial service for Keith's dad, Ken Barrett, Saturday afternoon at Faith Bible Fellowship in Santee, a church that Keith's dad was instrumental in starting. Pastor Gene Beezer, who has been Mom and Dad Barrett's longtime pastor, officiated the service, and he's also the pastor whom Dad Barrett helped to install at Faith Bible Fellowship.
It was a small service, about 80% family, and Kevin, Karla, and then Keith all stood up to speak before Pastor Beezer spoke, and then we concluded with singing "How Great Thou Art." Dad Barrett left a legacy of four kids, 15 grandkids, and at least eight great-grandkids as well as a legacy of supporting missionaries, some for more than thirty years...including one of his granddaughters returning in September from three years of missionary work in Ireland.
Dad's generosity, his quiet love for family and church family, and his love for our Lord all marked a life well-lived.
Soli Deo Gloria,