Kathryn Mikel Jenkins Bedingfield
August 23, 1928 - January 26, 2014
- From Cheryl: "No longer will we be able to ask Mama B. if a word or phrase was used correctly, but ...
Forever more we will think of her when someone else uses incorrect grammar!"
- From Carl: "The morning she died, I was at the hospital sending a text message to one of my children to confirm what we suspected. When I typed the message using T9/predictive text, the three words it suggested to end my sentence told a perfect story - First, Mom is good. Then, Mom is home. And finally, Mom is gone.
- From Charisse: Thoughts of Theo written by Mike in 2008 to be read at Theo's funeral; more information about their childhood
- From Charisse: A prayer, one of many written by Mike to Jim as his memory was fading, to remind him of the blessings of their life
- From Charisse: some anecdotes she helped Mom write about Dad in 2009
- November 2009. I was explaining something to Dad and he was having trouble hearing me. He verified what I said and I confirmed it, saying "That's right, I just used the wrong nomenclature." Then I stopped and said, "I haven't used that word in a long time. I better go look it up and make sure I used it right." To which Dad replied, "Nomenclature? Name."
- November 2009. Dad asked me, "When is Thanksgiving?" and we both agreed it is everyday!
- October 2009. It's still raining...I told Dad our dogs are in their abode. He guessed that came from abide. They are abiding in their abode, he said. We are too!?
- October 2009. Today Dad asked, "Is our next door neighbor still us?!"
- October 2009. Charisse was telling us about a sign she bought to hang in her garage for people to see as they entered her kitchen. Mikel Anna likes to have a different sign for each season or occasion. However Charisse said this one may need to stay in place all year because it stated, "The Witch Is In!" To this, Daddy B replied, "I think you mispronounced that." *grin*
- Summer 2009. I was trying to find something good to watch on TV. The top two choices were the National Spelling Bee on ESPN or Bowling. After several attempts to communicate with Dad, he finally heard me say, "Do you want to watch the spelling bee?"
He looked at me intently and said, "H-E-L-L N-O."
- Dignity Memorial Guestbook by Striffler Hamby Funeral Home
- Thirty Photos projected during pre-funeral visitation (download - zip format)