It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Renee Peoples.
Renee’s battle against long term illness came to an end on the afternoon of Friday 5th of February 2016. Condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Arlene, David and to all the family.
Friend of all, enemy of none can sometimes be given as a label to Methodists; it’s safe to say that many of our congregation believe that this was true of Renee, a monumental Methodist!
Renee was a lady who only ever made you feel joy, and that it was time worth spent when having been in her presence.
Her dedication, support and energy for the church and indeed all the organisations was admirable …if only that energy could have been bottled and live on.
As a founding member of our church at Mossley, Renee was also a great attendee of the Methodist Women in Ireland. I know that the ladies of our Mossley MWI have lost a great friend and will feel deeply saddened at her passing.
For many years Renee opened her home and held one of the weekly groups. It was particularly well attended, and while providing a support network, it gave Renee herself great joy and encouragement. I don’t doubt there was a great deal of laughter there too.
And so it is that we will remember her in fonder, happier times …her love for singing, her encouragement and selfless support towards others, her love and prayers for her family, her infectious laugher and most of all her love of Jesus.
Our loss, Heavens gain …we will meet again dear friend and great lady.
The funeral service will take place in our church in Mossley on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 at 10:30am, followed by a service at Roselawn Cemetery.