Edith Vivian Moody Nimmons-fondly called (Edie Nimmons) Mommy, Mom-Mom, Nana
A Life Well Lived, is a Legacy of Love
Our mother was a selfless woman who always put others ahead of herself. She continuously did this with her words, deeds and actions.
For Mom, life was not about money, material possessions or personal gain. Her pillars in life were God, Family and Service-- -giving back; doing for others in the church, in the community and within the Philadelphia School District-- expecting nothing in return.
To Mom, family was a growing circle of people who became extended family who she cared about, cared for and helped—the outpouring of expressions of love shown at her death are a testament to her character, caring and big heart.
God was Mom’s strength and she and Dad laid the foundation for our Christian Walk. Mom was an exemplary example of God’s Love to all. Our family was the manifestation of God in her life. Mom showered us with love and nurtured us throughout our lives.
Mom was faithful to God in her personal life and in her role within the church. She believed in God and Jesus as her LORD AND SAVIOR.
Mom always had a bright welcoming smile and a kind word, even in days where she may have been challenged. She always looked on the bright side of things, even in darker times. She would always say, “God is good all the time.” Everything is going to be alright! Trust God, He doesn’t make mistakes.”
In her last days since the death of our Dad, Michelle believed Mom was sad and broken-hearted missing Dad wondering where he was. Dad was the LOVE of Her Life.
She Zoom chatted with Mom on that faithful day that she opened her eyes for the last time. She told Mom, “Dad was dead and that he wasn’t coming back to Wyncote Place; he had gone to be with the Lord.” Michelle believed that’s what Mom needed to hear to give her relief that Dad had not abandoned her. Those words provided the peace, comfort and assurance. Mom no longer had to keep waiting for Dad to come back to Wyncote, because he had died. Hours later, Mom took her final breaths and joined him.
We will miss our Mother, yet we are thankful and blessed to have had her in our lives all these years along with our Dad. They both poured so much into our lives and laid a strong foundation that prepared and equipped us for life.
Since we are Followers of Jesus,
Death is parting, even though it’s not a final one. So, we grieve, but not as those who have no hope of the resurrection of the dead (1 Thessalonians 4:13). “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus”
We believe that one day our spirits will be reunited with our resurrected bodies, and we, together with those who are left behind will soar up to meet Jesus on his return to this world. Everything will be renewed. There will be no more pain. No more partings.”
We are grateful to God for my Mom. A woman who cared for many. A woman who never sought position or influence beyond what God had called her to. A woman willing to serve in relative obscurity but being of immense value to those around her. A woman who loved Jesus. A woman who gave us a childhood that shaped us into the strong competent, confident woman we are today. A woman who lived well; a woman who now rests in peace as she awaits to awaken to life everlasting! Edie Nimmons!
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