This past week Ganelle Black went home to be with Jesus. Ganelle was Andy’s great aunt, his mom’s aunt. She was known to her family as Tuggie. I can’t remember exactly how that nickname was chosen, but I’m pretty sure it involved a little kid not being able to pronounce her actual name.
I met Tuggie shortly after Andy and I were married. I liked her the instant I met her. She was one of those people who, after you’ve only known her for a few short minutes, you feel like you’re one of her favorites. Tuggie loved to laugh and every time I saw her she had a smile on her face. She was a strong woman of great faith, giving Andy his first bible and doing the same when Charlie was born. This woman could quote scripture like nobody’s business and had the perfect amount of southern sass.
We are leaving in 11 days to go to Tennessee. We had planned to spend time with her one last time, but God had other plans. Now she’s free. We will have to wait a little longer to see her beautiful smile and hear her joyous laugh. Until then, she will be greatly missed.
|Josie meets her Great, Great Aunt Tuggie for the first time|