Sunday, September 5, 2010

In Memory of My Mother

mom2 Zadie Thomas, Harrigill was  born February 12, 1929 In Redlick, Mississippi and went to be with the Lord on September 6, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her parents were Vida Louvenia Smith and Louie Jackson Thomas. She was the twin sister to Zanie Thomas, Anderson; two sisters and two brothers. She was the wife of Freddie Leroy Harrigill, the mother of five children, grandmother of sixteen, and great grandmother of eleven.
Labor Day weekend will always mark the day my heart broke in a thousand pieces as I’m sure it is the same way for my sister and brother. Our mother passed away Labor Day twelve years ago. She suffered from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Her twin sister also passed away from this same disease, March 20, 2010.
Mother was a wonderful mother and a Christian woman who loved God and her family. She would give you the shirt off her back if you asked her. She loved to work crossword puzzles, play the harmonica, sing, and play cards.
She was always a beautiful woman! She was tanned in complexion and had Red hair. When we were kids she wore her hair long and I can remember brushing her hair as she sang to me.
I have a heart full of memory's of Mom! I still find myself wanting to call and tell her something. It doesn't feel like twelve years have passed. It feels like it was yesterday.
I will see her again one day, I have no doubt! She is in the house of God awaiting the reunion of her family. She isn't in pain, nor suffering for a breath of air! I picture her hand in hand with her twin; singing, laughing, and having a grand time……I miss you everyday, Mom and send you all my Love!


  1. I could not of asked for the best mother-inlaw in the world! I just loved to sit and talk with her. The joy she would of had to see all the grand children. But i know she is looking down and seeing all the little red haired grandbabies and thinking how beautiful they all are...I have to stop because even all these years have gone by the tears come down every time i talk or think about the special woman she was!We LOVED her very Much!!!

  2. What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman!

  3. i miss her potatos , playing cards with her , & staying at her house for 2 to 3 weeks at a time in the summer .
    love her namesake !

  4. db (Zadie), your grandmother was so proud the day I told her I was naming you Zadie. I can still see her smiling as she held you and said your name, over and over! She loved it when yall visited and could'nt wait to have fun with yall. She will always be with you in your heart!

  5. I too have LOTS of wonderful memories of MOM. I remember how she 1st turned me on to avocados. She cut one in half & tried to get one of the other kids to taste it (with French dressing in the center of a slice). But, I was the only one who dared try it. She said "Margie is so much like me...she eats anything"...lololo. I don't know why I keep that memory. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED her pot roast. Every time I have pot roast I think of her. I guess that is why Pot Roast is my most FAVORITE meal today! There isn't a day that goes by that I do not think of her. She was a wonderful person & mother & I miss her TERRIBLY!! Thank you Betty for this beautiful tribute to MOM. I pray I too will see her again. I MISS YOU MOM!


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