The Funeral

Luijoe was first brought to the Cosmopolitan Chapel at Lahug, Cebu City on the night of May 27. The next morning at 10:00 a.m., we took the one hour flight to Manila and transferred him to St. Alphonsus Liguori Chapel at Magallanes Village which is just 3 blocks away from our house.

  • Obituary in the Philippines Inquirer
  • Obituary in a Rotary Magazine
  • The Chapel
  • The Eulogy - Luijoe's teacher
  • The Eulogy - Luijoe's mom
  • Thank You To all
  • Perpetual Memberships
  • Letters, Cards and Flowers

    A Letter from Heaven

    To my dearest family
    Some things I'd like to say,
    But first of all to let you know
    That I arrived okay.

    I'm writing you from Heaven
    Where I dwell with God above,
    Where there's no more tears or sadness
    There is just eternal love.

    Please do not be unhappy
    Just because I'm out of sight,
    Remember that I'm with you
    Every morning, noon, and night.

    That day I had to leave you
    When my life on earth was through,
    God picked me up and hugged me
    And He said, "I welcome you".

    "It's good to have you back again
    You were missed while you were gone,
    As for your dearest family
    They'll be here later on."

    "I need you here so badly
    As part of My big plan,
    There's so much that we have to do
    To help our mortal man."

    Then God gave me a list of things
    He wished for me to do,
    And foremost on that list of mine
    Is to watch and care for you.

    And I will be beside you
    Every day and week and year,
    And when you're sad I'm standing there
    To wipe away that tear.

    And when you lie in bed at night
    The days chores put to flight,
    God and I are closest to you
    In the middle of the night.

    When you think of my life on earth
    And all those loving years,
    Because you're only human
    They are bound to bring you tears.

    But do not be afraid to cry
    It does relieve the pain,
    Remember there would be no flowers
    Unless there was some rain.

    I wish that I could tell you
    Of all that God has planned,
    But if I were to tell you
    You wouldn't understand.

    But one thing is for certain
    Though my life on earth is o'er,
    I am closer to you now
    Than I ever was before.

    And to my very dearest friends
    Trust God for He knows best,
    I'm still not far away from you
    I'm just beyond the crest.

    There are many rocky roads ahead of you
    And many hills to climb,
    But together we can do it
    Taking one day at a time.

    It was always my philosophy
    And I'd like it for you too,
    That as you give unto the world
    So the world will give to you.

    If you can help somebody
    Who's in sorrow or in pain,
    Then you can say to God at night
    My day was not in vain.

    And now I am contented
    That my life... it was worthwhile,
    Knowing as I passed along the way
    I made somebody smile.

    So if you meet somebody
    Who is down and feeling low,
    Just lend a hand to pick him up
    As on your way you go.

    When you are walking down the street
    And you've got me on your mind,
    I'm walking in your footsteps
    Only half a step behind.

    And when you feel that gentle breeze
    Or the wind upon your face,
    That's me giving you a great big hug
    Or just a soft embrace.

    And when it's time for you to go
    From that body to be free,
    Remember you're not going...
    You are coming here to me!

    And I will always love you
    From that land way up above,
    I'll be in touch again soon
    P.S....God sends His love.

    I am so sorry....but, remember....God knows best!
    My prayers and thoughts are with you always.
    I love you more than you will ever know
    (Unknown author)

    Precious Child

    Written & Sung by:  Karen Taylor Goode - TCF

    In my dreams
    You are alive and well
    Precious child, Precious child
    In my mind, I see you clear as a bell
    Precious child, Precious child

    In my soul, There is a hole,
    that can never be filled
    In my heart, there is hope
    cause you are with me still.

    In my heart, you live on
    Always there, never gone
    Precious Child, You left so soon
    Though it may be true that were apart
    You will live forever,
    in my heart.

    In my plans,
    I was the first to leave
    Precious child, Precious child
    But in this world,
    I was left here to grieve,
    Precious child, My precious child

    In my soul, There is a hole,
    that can never be filled
    But in my heart, there is hope
    and you are with me still

    In my heart, you live on,
    Always there, never gone
    Precious child, you left too soon
    Though it may be true, that were apart
    You will live forever, in my heart

    God knows I want to hold you,
    feel you, touch you
    and maybe there is a Heaven
    and some day I will again
    Please know your not forgotten
    Until then...

    In my heart, you live on
    Always there, Never gone
    Precious Child
    You left too soon
    Though it may be true, thatwere apart
    You will live forever
    in my heart!

    The melody "Precious Child" was written and performed by Karen Taylor-Good in loving memory of her nephew, Paul Rodgers. First sung at the 1998 The Compassionate Friends National Conference in Nashville.

    ~If you pray truly, you will feel within yourself a great assurance, and the angels will be your companions.~ ~Evagrius of Pontus~

    "In Heaven, the angelic choir sings, and a bright hosanna of music flows and swells throughout the Holy City. It is the perfect and glorious beginning to an endless day." ~Unknown~
    "We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds." ~Anton Chekhov~

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