Dr. Ellen Faith (Education) passed away on October 30th. She leaves behind her husband and love of her life of 45 years, Mack Faith. Mack sends this message: “We had an idea for a memorial which she liked a lot. I’ll share as soon as I can. We both fully expected we had months and maybe even years, so many things ‘in progress.’ She wanted and will have cremation. There will be no funeral. More on that later. Meanwhile, do what your own practice in integrity asks you to do. Thank you all for providing me so many wonderful little messages to deliver to her as Death’s Stalker closed in on her. Blessings to you all. Live bravely.”
The memorial activities will take place between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN.
The sanctuary at First Congregational has an excellent indoor labyrinth. The first 45 minutes or so will be silent (voices) with a meditative musical accompaniment allowing those who wish to quietly walk the labyrinth as their form of memorialization to have that opportunity. It should be possible for participants to walk at any time during the service. Memorializing remarks will be more conversational in tone and less rhetorical than is sometimes the case.
Memories can be shared on a dedicated Facebook memorial page. Too, donations in Ellen’s honor may be made to Doctors Without Borders and/or the Church Health Center. Please keep Ellen and Mack in your thoughts and prayers.