Dollie Bumgardner Obituary, Sad news about Dollie Bumgardner Death
- by Alex Danvers
Dollie Bumgardner Obituary, Death – Mrs. Dollie Bumgardner has passed away. She’s resting in the arms of Jesus now, the pain is gone. I want to say some sweet meaningful words to honor her, but the honest to goodness truth is that she meant so much to me that I just can’t find the right words to express how much she is going to be missed. She was much much more to me than my Pastors Wife, or my husbands grandmother. From the day I met her when I was 15 years old, she was my grandma too.
I never felt like an outsider at her house. I always felt loved, even when I was a teenage mom. She welcomed me with open arms, literally, when we started coming to Fellowship Baptist and I’d sit near her week after week. I saw how the congregation just adored her, and I did too. She made you feel special. She wasn’t afraid to tell you what she thought, but she let you know she loved you anyway. And oh how she loved her family! She never stopped praying for them.
And so proud of them- always talking about her kids, all the way down to her great grandkids and nieces. Then when the day came and we sat in their living room and Randy told them he had been called to preach, she took me in her arms and told me I had been called too and it wasn’t going to be easy but she’d help me. And she did. So many times I’d call her and just say “now preachers wife to preachers wife, what do I need to do” about a situation or something going on, and she’d talk me through it and help me see both sides.
She taught me so much. Some days I’d call and we’d just talk and an hour would go by before I knew it, and I’m going to miss those conversations. I’m going to miss having her call me up and tell me how much she loved my babies and how proud she was of them, or how much she liked Randy’s sermon and loved him cause I think she loved them as much as I do. I’m gonna miss her hugs and those kisses on my cheeks. I’m gonna miss that smile, that “you better come here girl” I’d get if I walked in without stopping at her pew. I’m gonna miss her, but I’m thankful that I got to know her, to be loved by her and to learn from her. She was a great role model for this pastors wife.
Dollie Bumgardner Obituary, Death – Mrs. Dollie Bumgardner has passed away. She’s resting in the arms of Jesus now, the pain is gone. I want to say some sweet meaningful words to honor her, but the honest to goodness truth is that she meant so much to me that I just can’t find the right…