A Tribute to Frank St. Louis
One of the great joys of serving a church family for many years is the opportunity to enjoy the relationships with the people you serve, as well as to learn about their lives and family history. For the last 18 years, I have enjoyed the privilege of knowing Frank St. Louis. Last night, I received a phone call from his step-son, Ken Musselwhite, informing me that Frank had just passed away to heaven at his residence at Laurel Manor Care Center. Ken said the staff was surprised at his sudden passing, and even though he was on oxygen, showed no symptoms of the Corona Virus.
Frank was a faithful member of our church since the 1980's. When he married his wife, Beverly, he became a part of our church family. They were such a wonderful team for CHRIST. Beverly was an energetic, enthusiastic person, while Frank was very easy-going. She would get a ministry idea, and he would be her chauffeur. Off they would go!! They "balanced" each other out so well. For many years, Frank and Beverly sat on the third row, center section, at the aisle in our worship center at 801 N. Circle. Beverly was a remarkable prayer warrior, and Frank was her faithful, loving, caring life's partner. Frank was a military veteran, having faithfully served our country.
Age began taking its toll on Frank quite a few years ago, as dementia began to set in. When I visited him several months ago, he was in the television room/dining room area, oblivious to who I was, and unable to coherently talk. Beverly "went home to be with JESUS" on November 1, 2018. Now Frank has joined her, fully healed of his dementia.
Because of the corona virus crisis, funeral arrangements are uncertain. Please be sure to pray for Ken Musselwhite and the family during these days.