Condolence: I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your loved one and my friend Mr. Melvin Collier. We go way back to back in the day in Centreville, Illinois. He would walk down what was referred to back in the day as "the old track" (now Central Avenue), and would ALWAYS take the time to stop and play with us. He was just that kind of person. My sister Gladys (who now lives in Memphis, Tennessee) informed me when I told her of his passing that he was in her class in grade school. Death of our loved ones is never easy to deal with. But God promises us that we will see our loved ones again in the grand resurrection as stated in the Bible at Acts 24:15. And we know that "God cannot lie." (Titus 1:2). So until then, be encouraged, and may Jehovah God give you the strength you need at this difficult time.
Joan Jackson Dancy