Sunday, May 2, 2010

Terrible News

After seeing our Dad this morning, Suzanne, Stuart and I left the facility and came back home. I received a call from a friend of my Mom's. Mom had planned on going to brunch with Donna today down in Carrollton, Texas. When Mom did not answer the door or multiple calls, Donna had the local authorities break down the door. They found Mom on the floor where she had presumably died this morning of a heart attack. She had been feeling under the weather over the past few days and had scheduled a doctors appt this coming Monday.
This family cannot handle much more heartache. Stuart and Suzanne are en route to Dallas from Northwest Arkansas as I type. Melissa and I are going to watch over Dad until he passes. It is only a matter of time.

We are not going to tell Dad about Mom's passing. Please keep our family in your prayers. We are strong and will survive this tragedy.


  1. Steve & Melissa,

    Please know that your entire family will be in our prayers. Doyle called and he is on his way to Dallas (He has been in Denver visiting a friend). Love, Pat & Glenda.

  2. My heart is breaking as I write this. I only knew your mother for a short time, but I liked her very much. She was a wonderful lady, and she loved her children with all her heart. Please accept my sympathies. Your plate is too full. I don't know how you are doing this, but your mother did raise four strong kids. You will pull through this somehow. I had so wanted to see John one more time. That doesn't look like it is possible now. Please tell him one more time how much he meant to me and that my life has been so blessed and enriched because he was in it. Love, Bobbie

  3. To all the children,
    So sad ... Joyce was a wonderful mother and person. The four of you are proof of her success in both areas. We are here if you need us.
    Love, Kay and George

  4. You are all very much in my thoughts and prayers these days. My dad just called me to tell me the news about Joyce. I cannot imagine how difficult all of this is for you. Take care of yourselves.
    Love, Rebecca

  5. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. While this is obviously a difficult time, you are all lucky to have each other. The rest of the extended Rogers family is here to comfort you and support you.

  6. We are so shocked and sorry to hear about your mom. It's hard to believe. I know this is an extremely difficult time for you. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be in touch.

    Jeff, Penny, Janie & Lawson