Jeffrey just called to say that his grandmother - whom we've affectionately called Noonie- passed away this morning. She was 94 years old and has been in a nursing home for the past several years. She had advanced Alzheimer's disease and though she no longer remembered any of us, she was still a spitfire.
Before her disease, she was an active member of my husband's church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was active in the ladies clubs. She made the best home made ice tea (we think the secret ingredient was the cigarette ash that dangled for several inches before dropping) and salads that no one in the family can reproduce.
We love you and will miss you terribly Noonie!