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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Charles e. Whisnant and family

I didn't take but a few photos. Rev. Jim Moon spoke at Mom's funeral, and he did a wonderful service.

Simple, laid to rest, and well loved.
I really do not like the idea that a funeral is necessary a celebration. I was really not ready to celebrate Mom's death. I thought I would have, after all she was 88 and I am 62. But I realize that I missed Mom as much or even more at my age than maybe at a earlier age.
I can celebrate later, knowing she loved the Lord, but now I am just sad.

As I told Charity, went I died, please don't celebrate too much at first. Yes I am in heaven, but it would be nice to made people believe you are sad that I am gone.

There were some old time friends at the funeral. Wayne Sanders who was my child hood friend and we went to high school together as well. His parents came to Dad's church on Indiana Ave in Roanoke Virgina. Jimmy and Eddie were his brothers. Leroy and Mary were his parents. We had a good visit with Wayne, and then we went by on Sunday to visit with his mother. I wished I had taken more pictures of those present. Margie Pugh and her dear mother came. Buddy Cooper and his sister Joyce came. Gary and his wife Sandra Cordell long time friends. And Sanford and Reba Arlington, and his sister came. I know I will remember others later I am sure. Oh Barbara Campbell, (more latter as I remember.

Dad died in 1966 and Mom was buried next to him. Of course both are in Heaven.
My sister Ellen, who was MOM's care provider for 13 years. She did a wonderful wonderful job with Mom. You know if myself or my brother had taken Mom in to our home, in which we were willing, but you know it would have been our wives who would have done most of the caring. I don't cook, you know. And Mom did need three meals a day. There is no way that I could have personally done what Ellen did. Ellen took on the care of Mom full time. We could not have done that. We would like to thank we could have done what Ellen did, but its only wishing we could have. I personally want to thank my sister for her caring of Mom.

April has taken a lot of photo and I am hopeful that I can post some there on my blogger later.

Mom was laid to rest Saturday July 24, 2010 in Salem Virginia