This is Blakely’s Memorial Service that took place on February 24, 2018. So many people made this service possible. We thank our family, our Church (Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church), our community and our friends for being with us through this journey. We thank you for giving your resources to make Blakely’s Memorial Service special. We are overwhelmed by everyone’s love and support. You have shown us the work of God’s hand – we have felt him work through each of you. You have shown us that there is love in the darkest of moments.
Blakely loved us all and we miss her!
In this blog post, you can scroll down to each section of the service. You can access the audio to each section by clicking the play button on the audio player.
Here is a list of people who were involved in the service:
Ray Cortese: Ray is our beloved pastor and he is the Senior Pastor at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church.
Adam & Teri Hill: Adam is the worship director at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church and Teri is his beloved wife. They are also our friends and beloved neighbors.
Buddy Knight: Emily’s Dad
Scott Puckett: Michael’s Dad
Michael Puckett: Blakely’s Dad
Blakely’s Memorial Service
Blakely Slideshow: Created by Adam Hill
Welcome & Introduction: Ray Cortese
Scripture Reading: Buddy Knight
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us: Adam & Teri Hill
The Blakely Story: Michael Puckett
Sermon: Ray Cortese
Prayer: Scott Puckett
What A Beautiful Name: Adam & Teri Hill
Prayer & Benediction: Ray Cortese
Doxology: Adam & Teri Hill
Isaiah 43: 1-7
But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
4 Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
5 Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you.
6 I will say to the north, Give up,
and to the south, Do not withhold;
bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the end of the earth,
7 everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”