Joan (Jo)and Richard (RJ) Gilman

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"You may be gone from my sight but You are never gone from my heart"~
                                              ~Winnie the Pooh
I don't know where to begin, how do I relay a story so tragic and senseless? 
Last night April 18, 2018 the world lost 2 amazing and beautiful people. Mother and son, side by side left this world without reason. Their untimely deaths have left the family devastated and broken beyond words.  
Anyone who knew Jo knew she would give you everything and anything she had if you needed it. She continually held her arms wide open for all in her life never expecting anything in return. She laughed loud and bold. Told you how it was and loved her people fiercely. She instilled these same things in her son RJ, just 14 finishing his freshman year. Funny, sarcastic and animated he took on the world. I am proud to call them family and friend but  this loss is tremendous. 
My hope is that as a community we can help to lay them to rest together eternally. A single funeral comes at an incredible cost, two is seemingly impossible. Please if you can help me to ease some of the financial burden that this family never saw coming. Every little thing helps, donate if you can, words of kindness, encouragement and condolences also welcome.
The family would at this time appreciate some privacy to grieve but thanks all of you for your support and love. 
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I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of those who donated, supported, offered condolences or kind words. With your help everything was covered and excess funds were given as a charitable donation to the church who graciously offered their facilities. Any further donations can be made directly to the national diabetes foundation in memory of Joan Gilman or kirch developmental center in memory of RJ Gilman.

God bless
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The family will receive friends SATURDAY 4/28/2018 at the Albion 1st Baptist Church, (Park and Liberty Streets) from 2-4p.m. where his Memorial Service will be held following visitation at 4 p.m. Interment will be held privately at a later date in Sandy Creek Cemetery.
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For those who would like to contribute but do not wish to do so here. Beth Burch or I can be contacted with facebook and we will deposit for the family.

Also anyone who wishes can please share your memories here for the family to have when they are ready
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