This is morbid, but it’s been on my mind with the death of my good friend this past Sunday. If I died today, this is what I would want my obituary to read:
Dawn Mychelle Pringle, 44, died February 28, 2013. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 6969 I-40 East.
Dawn was born to David Lee Davis and Beverly Ann Gurney on August 8, 1968. Dawn attended Amarillo schools and graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1986. She later attended Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University where she received her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling.
Dawn worked at the Pavilion at Northwest Texas Healthcare System as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She loved her work and always wanted to help just one person. She also opened her private practice in December of 2012. Dawn’s passion was always about helping others in need.
Dawn married her husband, John, in January of 1992, and they had two daughters. She loved her daughters with all of her heart, and she only wanted them to be happy and loving toward others.
Dawn became a born again Christian through baptism in 2011. Her best friend, Angela, loved Dawn back to God in the gentlest of ways. Dawn understood that God loved her, and she loved Him. Dawn tried everyday to show God to others through her behaviors and words. Whenever asked how she was doing, Dawn would answer, “I’m blessed, thank you!” Dawn wanted you to know that she was beyond blessed only by the Grace and Mercy of God.
Dawn was preceded in death by her grandfather, James Earl Young, her grandmother Margaret Eileen Brewer, her mother-in-law and her father-in-law Loretta and Gordon Pringle, and her father David Lee Davis.
Survivors include her husband John, her daughter Erin Nicole Holland and husband Mitchel, her daughter Hayley Danielle Pringle, her grandson Hunter Reed Holland, her best friend Angela Lee McMichael, her mother Beverly Gurney, her brother Darren Davis, and her niece, Brooklyn Arceneaux. Special mention is to be given to Sharon and Terry Hargrave, Robyn Brammer, Lisa Boni, and all of Dawn’s co-workers at the Pavilion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or The Bridge – Children’s Advocacy Center in Amarillo.
“Be blessed and be a blessing.”
It would read something like that. I can’t help but think about my own mortality with the sudden death of my friend on Sunday and the death of a guy I went to school with. He was found dead this past Wednesday morning. I want my life to be one of showing God’s love and giving Him all the Glory! I will continue to do my best in that area.
This is not a “I want to die” post. This is a “God is so very good” post. Everything good and perfect I have in my life, ever had in my life, is all from God. I look forward to the day I get to go home to Him. I am pretty sure, though, that He has more for me to do, yet. Praise God for all you have in bad and good times. Praise His name when you feel you have nothing. Depend on Him for all things in your life. He will not deprive you of what you need. That’s His promise. To God be all the glory!!