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Carrie Lynn DeKlyen

March 26, 1980 ~ September 9, 2017 (age 37)
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A candle was lit by Jeff and Penny Blackburn Claremore OK on September 10, 2017 3:10 PM
Message from Claremore OK
September 10, 2017 3:13 PM

We're so sorry for your loss. Carrie was a special kinda of lady. We knew that from the first time we met her. May the Lord cover you with strength and comfort and provision through the coming days.
Sincerely,
The Blackburns
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A candle was lit by Betsy Owens on September 10, 2017 3:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Tina Volgyi on September 10, 2017 3:20 PM
Message from Trudy Kennedy
September 10, 2017 3:31 PM

So sorry for your loss. Such a lovely lady.
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A Traditional Pastel Sympathy Arrangement was sent on September 10, 2017

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY LOVE UNCLE DAN AND AUNT JEWEL.

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A candle was lit by Renee and Paul Mont on September 10, 2017 3:37 PM
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A candle was lit by Every Dies on September 10, 2017 3:47 PM
Message from Sydney Australia
September 10, 2017 3:53 PM

Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Carrie your spirit will continue live on in each of your children, they will definitely know what a wonderful Mum you were and the sacrifices you made, so selfless. Now in Gods Heavenly Hands. May you rest now and forever Amen xx
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A candle was lit by Tracy McAlister - Australia on September 10, 2017 3:54 PM
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A candle was lit by Durr family on September 10, 2017 4:01 PM
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A candle was lit by Camille Isenga on September 10, 2017 4:04 PM
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A candle was lit by Viktoria on September 10, 2017 4:04 PM
Message from Joe Ott -West Springfield, Ma.
September 10, 2017 4:04 PM

Nick and Family,

We are saddened by your loss. Carrie sounded like a very loving wife and mother. May Our Lord Jesus welcome her into His Kingdom. "what greater love has one who lay his life down for another... Amen
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A candle was lit by Anita Kirkman on September 10, 2017 4:04 PM
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A candle was lit by Julie Arnoldink on September 10, 2017 4:05 PM
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A candle was lit by Claudia on September 10, 2017 4:06 PM
Message from Camille Isenga
September 10, 2017 4:19 PM

My condolences and thinking and praying for Kids and Nick, and entire family in during this season.
Carrie was such a light wherever she went.
I knew Carrie and your family through taking care of her kids at RezKids (Neveah) and all three wounded kids at the Y. Still, you didn't have to know Carrie well to know how sweet she was and that she loved Jesus.

Carrie always had such a calm,unrushed sweet spirit about her. She was always great being fully present and definitely loved everyone she came in contact with just like Jesus does. Even in just passing by, she a contagious joy about her and made you feel important, like you had her full attention even if she didn't know you a whole lot.

She will definitely be missed and no doubt there are tons of people who miss,love her and are excited to to see her in heaven again along with her family.

She fought the good fight and finished the race well.
You were definitely loved by our whole community.
Message from Camille Isenga
September 10, 2017 4:27 PM

*Younger Kids
Message from Ruth ann Gore
September 10, 2017 4:31 PM

I have been following Carrie's story through facebook. Such a testimoney that has been shared of her life and family. Thank you for opening up your hearts and sharing your faith in Jesus Christ our Saviour. How Carrie chose the life of her unborn child ahead of her own. What a true mother. Prayers for all. May God comfort each of you. Prayers continue.
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A candle was lit by Angélique feom Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 10, 2017 4:53 PM
Message from Cheri Hogan
September 10, 2017 4:57 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for strength, hope, trust, peace and comfort for Nick, children and family. Also, praying for healing and strength for little baby Life.
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A candle was lit by Carrie in California on September 10, 2017 5:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Harry & Carla Vanlonkhuyzen on September 10, 2017 5:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Marty and Bev Waterman on September 10, 2017 5:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Gardiner Family, Limerick, Ireland on September 10, 2017 6:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Sue Wozny on September 10, 2017 6:25 PM
Message from Jason and Melissa Shidler
September 10, 2017 6:33 PM

Our deepest sympathy for the entire family. May Carrie dance with the angels above and smile down on everyone. We are so sorry for your loss.

God bless,

Jason and Melissa Shidler

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A candle was lit by A sister in Christ on September 10, 2017 6:37 PM
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A candle was lit by Pippin, Dallas Texas on September 10, 2017 7:01 PM
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A White Manhattan Lantern with Memorial Candle was sent on September 10, 2017

Praying for God's comfort & peace! You all will continue to be in our hearts, thoughts, & prayers! With much love, Scott & Denise Elliott

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A candle was lit by The Magle Family on September 10, 2017 7:23 PM
Message from Char Chandler
September 10, 2017 7:49 PM

It seems surreal with the passing of Carrie. Carrie was so full of life, love, music, and compassion for others. I remember talking to her about her children, her love for music, her husband, and serving in music and prison ministry. Whenever I would see Carrie or run into her at the store or other places she always had a smile and a sweet gentle voice. My prayers and thoughts are with Carries husband Nick and their children during this most difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Kim Guidry from Louisiana on September 10, 2017 7:50 PM
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A candle was lit by Linda on September 10, 2017 7:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Long Island NY on September 10, 2017 8:00 PM
So very sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace
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A candle was lit by Interrante Family,Long Island NY on September 10, 2017 8:04 PM
Message from Doug Levack
September 10, 2017 8:05 PM

Yesterday was a very sad day. A great vacuum now exists where Carrie once thrived. There are no words to describe how very good this young woman lived her life. I won't try. The most clever of my words of admiration could but tarnish any image of her character which is of Pure Sterling.
Those who knew Nick Carrie Deklyen and her family are among the most blessed people on this planet. The blessings of her goodness will remain for some time no doubt. She was just that good💔
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A candle was lit by shaun marshall & Family on September 10, 2017 8:13 PM
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A candle was lit by Debra McLaughlin on September 10, 2017 8:18 PM
Carrie is now in Heaven. They have a new beautiful Angel. Mom watch over the new Angel. She is a child of god. God grace & love to Carrie's family.
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A candle was lit by Nikki on September 10, 2017 8:22 PM
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A candle was lit by Christabelle on September 10, 2017 8:42 PM
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A candle was lit by Amber Trevino on September 10, 2017 9:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Amber Trevino on September 10, 2017 9:01 PM
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A candle was lit by Jennifer wilson on September 10, 2017 9:01 PM
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A candle was lit by Jennifer McInnis on September 10, 2017 9:28 PM
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A candle was lit by A praying heart. on September 10, 2017 9:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Mary Waltman on September 10, 2017 9:51 PM
Message from Sharon White
September 10, 2017 9:58 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.
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A candle was lit by Mr. and Mrs Scott on September 10, 2017 10:13 PM
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A candle was lit by P. Daly family on September 10, 2017 10:51 PM
Message from Kathy Steensma
September 10, 2017 10:58 PM

How my heart aches...I was privileged to know, become friends and sing with Carrie in the prison ministry at Res Life. We had so much fun and laughter was always present! I sat in awe of her many times, with her soft words, gentle touch and passionate heart! She always made people feel better about themselves and was such a great encourager. She will be deeply missed.
Made the God of all peace and comfort surround you Nick, your children and family. Prayers are being lifted on your behalf.
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A candle was lit by Kathy Steensma on September 10, 2017 10:59 PM
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A candle was lit by Chuck and Michelle Titus on September 10, 2017 11:01 PM
Message from Columbus ohio
September 10, 2017 11:39 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss here on earth!!! I heard of Cartie's story through the media. As a Christian, I praise God who,used Carrie, Life Lynn, and family to tell the story of jesus' love!! Please know you all are in the hearts of many ppl praying for you all!!! Until you meet again...💔🙏🏻
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A candle was lit by The Davis Family of Logan, OH on September 10, 2017 11:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Tammy Vander Geld on September 10, 2017 11:46 PM
Message from Tammy Vander Geld
September 10, 2017 11:47 PM

Carrie's family are in my prayers. So sorry for loss.
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A candle was lit by Jocelyn Callahan on September 11, 2017 12:12 AM
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A candle was lit by GWEN on September 11, 2017 1:05 AM
Did not know Carrie but she us,definitely is one of the bravest, selfless women l evr har ofl. I will meet her in heaven later, but what a reward she must be getting! Such a beautiful angel with such a beautiful family. Your life is speaking volumes. Like an echo your testimony will speak on and on! Live on now God is your eternal life now. I'm praying for your amazing family. By the way tell my Mother that l love her! God bless.
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A candle was lit by A stranger in Washington State on September 11, 2017 1:41 AM
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A candle was lit by gisela jimenez on September 11, 2017 1:49 AM
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A candle was lit by Melissa Shipley & Family on September 11, 2017 3:54 AM
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A candle was lit by Sandra Schlubat-Robben on September 11, 2017 4:07 AM
Message from Ray Kalafsky
September 11, 2017 6:44 AM

I just read your story here in NJ. May you rest in peace and the Good Lord watch over your children.
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A candle was lit by Melissa Nelson on September 11, 2017 7:08 AM
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A candle was lit by A Friend in the Faith on September 11, 2017 8:47 AM
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A candle was lit by Elizabeth Lamse on September 11, 2017 8:50 AM
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A candle was lit by Tammie Brace-Turnipseed on September 11, 2017 9:12 AM
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A candle was lit by Michelle Rodriguez on September 11, 2017 9:13 AM
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A candle was lit by Bob-Laura Smith on September 11, 2017 9:19 AM
Message from Sister Sean
September 11, 2017 9:45 AM

I just came across Carrie's story this morning. My deepest sympathies to all her family. She must have been a wonderful person and I believe she will continue to watch over her family. "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 10:11,15 I
Message from Sister Sean
September 11, 2017 9:46 AM

I forgot to include that you are all in my prayers.
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A candle was lit by Delicia Francois on September 11, 2017 10:00 AM
Message from Delicia Francois Wyoming MI
September 11, 2017 10:04 AM

Carrie is one of the most precious and positive people I have met here on planet Earth. My prayers is with her family!
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A candle was lit by Sheila Havens on September 11, 2017 10:04 AM
Message from Sheila Havens
September 11, 2017 10:09 AM

I did not know Carrie but seen her story on facebook. I have no words to convey that will reduce the sadness your family and you are going through. Carrie must have been a beautiful soul here on this earth and now her soul is at peace in Heaven. She was the true example of God's love and the true example of a Mother's love. This is the saddest and most beautiful story of faith I have ever heard. Know that your family and you will remain in our family's thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, Sheila Havens
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A Lavender Roses in Cylinder Vase was sent on September 11, 2017

DeKlyen Family, Praying for you all, old friends. Thankful for your beautiful testimony of faith. Carol L. Hall

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A candle was lit by Eboni Askew from Lynchburg Va on September 11, 2017 10:22 AM
Message from Eboni Askew
September 11, 2017 10:24 AM

I offer my condolences and prayers to the family.
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A Lovely Lavender Sympathy Basket was sent by The Daul Family on September 11, 2017

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A candle was lit by Jackie Moore on September 11, 2017 11:18 AM
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A 14 inch Square Wooden Green Planter was ordered on September 11, 2017

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A candle was lit by Sarah Chavez on September 11, 2017 12:05 PM
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A candle was lit by Carolyn on September 11, 2017 1:03 PM
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A candle was lit by The VanSingel Family on September 11, 2017 3:34 PM
Message from A.Hanna
September 11, 2017 3:54 PM

Incredibly amazing woman putting the life of others before her own; took the phrase 'what would Jesus do' to the highest level and was highly faithful to the commandment though shall not kill. beyond amazing faith! May our loving Father elevate her soul to the highest level with His Saints...she truly praised God in being faithful and surely is enjoying the fruit of her labor in eternal happiness with her Savior.
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A candle was lit by Kim on September 11, 2017 4:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Milton & Kylie Burns on September 11, 2017 4:49 PM
Message from Leisa Gustafson
September 11, 2017 5:54 PM

Dear DeKlyen family,
We are so sorry for your loss and we are so happy we do not sorrow as those without hope. Praying Jesus will comfort you in the days to come and give strength to baby Life.
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A candle was lit by Stephanie Haggerty on September 11, 2017 7:40 PM
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A candle was lit by DeAnne and Karalee Sherd on September 11, 2017 8:29 PM
Message from DeAnne Sherd
September 11, 2017 8:33 PM

Carrie you were such a light for Jesus!! Your unselfish attitude brought Life Lynn into the world. I will never forget you and the dignity you had during the toughest choice ever. I pray your children will always remember you and your faithfulness to your family and to the Lord!! May Nick and the children know the presence and comfort only God can give at such a hard time.
Message from Kara
September 11, 2017 10:01 PM

My sweet Carrie, you will be missed by so many people here on earth. So many memories over the 29 years I have known you. Your family helped introduce me to God. And for that I will forever be grateful to you all. I will never stop praying for your kids. May they feel God's comfort during these difficult days. Until we meet again.
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A candle was lit by Nancy La Pinedo on September 11, 2017 10:13 PM
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A candle was lit by Grammatico Family - California on September 12, 2017 2:04 AM
God's grace be with you all during this difficult time. Carrie left such a powerful message of life for the world to hear, and they are hearing it - all life is precious. You don't know us, but our hearts and prayers are with you.
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A candle was lit by John DiRienzo in Kent, Ohio on September 12, 2017 6:22 AM
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A candle was lit by Karen DeBoer on September 12, 2017 6:42 AM
Message from Karen DeBoer
September 12, 2017 6:46 AM

I know I didn't know her only from facebook but I'm sorry for your loss this makes me so sad and to think she gave up her life just to save her baby...gid bless you and your family and praying for you all. Your baby is fighter just like her mom
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A candle was lit by Christine on September 12, 2017 9:08 AM
Sending my condolence to Nick and family . I dont know you seen this on fb and Carries story completely touched me . What a amazing kind loving person she was. I will continue praying for Life Lynn because I know God has special plans for her. I am truly sorry she lost her life but because of her beliefs Life Lynn was her last amazing gift to this world and thats a blessing..
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A candle was lit by Christine on September 12, 2017 9:10 AM
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A candle was lit by Gaio T Gonzalez on September 12, 2017 11:10 AM
“Who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.”
~ 2 Corinthians 1:4-6
You showed God's love to us and you will always be with us through Life!
We have offered a mass for the repose of the soul of Carrie Lynn and thanksgiving for Life and family on Sep. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
God bless the DeKlyen family.



Message from Sophia
September 12, 2017 11:17 AM

I do not know Carrie or her family but I read about her story on Twitter this morning. I will be praying endlessly for her family. I can tell she was a beautiful soul and Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Her faith and selflessness is a testimony, one that will change lives.
I'm sending love to her husband and kids. God will be with them. ❤️🙏🏽
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A candle was lit by Sophia Gutierrez on September 12, 2017 11:18 AM
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A candle was lit by Gessica Parisi Rodriguez on September 12, 2017 4:42 PM
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Message from Scotland, United Kingdom
September 12, 2017 5:20 PM

Deepest sympathy from Scotland, U.K.
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A candle was lit by Michelle Hall Waurika OK on September 12, 2017 5:27 PM
Message from Sharon and Roger Raines
September 12, 2017 7:40 PM

I have been following the posts regarding her, placed her on our Morning Prayer Meeting list and let others know to be praying. We understand somewhat the loss, My sister in law died after battling 5 years with MS leaving behind her husband and two girls. Sometimes we can't grasp the 'whys' but have to continue trusting the creator, the giver of life. She fought hard and I believe she will be rewarded for all her efforts for Life. Praying for her aslo.
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A candle was lit by Jessica Adams on September 12, 2017 9:03 PM
Carrie's love, kindness, knowing the love of the Lord and sharing it will never leave my heart. When she contacted me from the hospital I did not know how much her life would change mine forever, for good, for God. Thank you Nick and family for allowing us to be a part of helping your family. Prayers for God's peace and comfort.
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A candle was lit by Jessica Adams on September 12, 2017 9:04 PM
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A candle was lit by Jennifer Bell on September 13, 2017 12:32 AM
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A candle was lit by Karen Erilla on September 13, 2017 12:43 AM
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A candle was lit by Betty on September 13, 2017 1:33 AM
Message from Molly and Andy King and family
September 13, 2017 7:33 AM

Carrie, you will be sorely missed. We know you are singing and fully healed in heaven today, but it is hard to be without you here on earth. My favorite memory of you was one Sunday morning, when I (Molly) was not feeling very confident. You came and sat down next to me and said hello and then said how much you liked my makeup that morning! You even asked what colors I used in my eye shadow. This boosted my confidence so much, and I thank you for that. We'll be praying for you, Nick, and your precious family.
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A candle was lit by Kyra from Australia on September 13, 2017 9:20 AM
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A candle was lit by j on September 17, 2017 12:23 PM
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A candle was lit by Linda O. on September 21, 2017 1:12 PM
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A candle was lit by Earl Jordan on September 21, 2017 3:04 PM
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A candle was lit by Sandi Moon on September 21, 2017 6:24 PM
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A candle was lit by Stephanie Scott on September 21, 2017 6:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Alyssa Gutierrez from Fort Worth,Tx on September 21, 2017 6:27 PM
Message from Stephanie Scott
September 21, 2017 6:30 PM

Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. The bible saids that the dead in Christ shall rise first, when Jesus return to get his children.
May God give you all strength and continious faith to hold on until tiday great day.
Love your sister in Christ JESUS.
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A candle was lit by Sergio Rodriguez from Fort Worth,Tx on September 21, 2017 6:31 PM
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A candle was lit by Jen B in Oldsmar,Florida on September 21, 2017 7:31 PM
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A candle was lit by Reed and Sarah knebusch on September 21, 2017 8:13 PM
Message from Connie Campbell
September 21, 2017 9:39 PM

I am so very sorry to read this story and of the passing of Carrie and Life. I do, however, rejoice in their Victory. For the family I send my sincere sympathy. I lost my 37 yr old husband to cancer and I have been where you are. You will all be with me when I pray.


The former things are passed away. BEHOLD~ He makes all things new.
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A candle was lit by monika on September 21, 2017 9:49 PM
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September 21, 2017 9:59 PM

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”​—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.
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A candle was lit by Lauren on September 21, 2017 11:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Kelly on September 22, 2017 9:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Alicia Dashevskiy on September 22, 2017 10:21 PM
Message from Noreen Deg
September 22, 2017 10:34 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. When my brother died, the only peace I found was through prayer. Praying for the family.
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A candle was lit by Gail on September 24, 2017 1:22 PM
Message from Desiree
September 25, 2017 7:08 AM

Condolences to the DeKlyen Family

Death is an enemy to our Creator (1 Corinthians 15:26). I want to assure you that your Creator is not responsible for the death of Carrie and Life. During this difficult time He will provide you with the comfort that you need. He yearns for you to see them both again. He provides that assurance at Acts 24:15, "There is going to be a resurrection." The Bible offer this comfort when loved ones die with the opportunity of seeing them again on earth. The link below is to a brochure that will provide comfort and answers to your questions.

https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/when-someone-dies/
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