The Last Chapter

David Passed Away at 10 am 8th May 2018.

The Funeral took place on Thursday 24th May. There was a short private service at the Crematorium where David’s sisters, Deborah and Alison shared their reflections on their brother.

This was followed by a service at Hemsworth Christian Fellowship

David had given some specific instructions for his funeral, which even extended to the refreshments afterwards.

Picture of colourful balloons under a cross
David requested colourful balloons at his funeral

We heard songs written and sung by David, a reading of Psalm 139 (message version).
Songs included God’s not Dead by the newsboys; It is well with my soul, by Matt Redman;  Oh Lord you’re beautiful by Keith Green and My Lighthouse by the Rend Collective.
Ollie Hall shared memories of David and there were bubbles!!
David and Rachel used to blow and catch kisses, like bubbles.
The refreshments afterwards – as requested by David, were Sandwiches and Chips, followed by Ice Cream with marshmallows and sprinkles.
There was plenty of tea – as you would expect.


Thanksgiving / Celebration Service

A service to celebrate David’s life was held at Shirley Community Church in Solihull, on Saturday 16th June.
Tributes were shared by Deborah and Alison,Paul Dando, Ollie Hall.
Some of the comments posted on Facebook and on this site were also shared.

Offering Total

The offering taken at the two services came to £360.
This was donated to the Renal Unit at Sheffield Hospital as per David’s wishes.
Thank you to all who gave. 

Writing Davids Last Chapter

David asked me to write the last chapter of his story for this website.

As you can imagine it will need some time and sensitivity to get this right.
I will be doing this over the next few months.

David’s story has been an inspiration and encouragement to many.
My plan is that the last chapter of his story will be filled with the words  of those who were helped and encouraged by what he shared.
I also intend to feature one of his  E-words each month on his Facebook page.