Praising God my Mom is with the Lord

October 10, 2023

On Thursday, November 9, 2023 my mom, Ida LaRue “Lou” King, went home to be with the Lord. What a wonderful woman she was! She had a few years of decline and her body wore out as she was in hospice the last week. So many words can be said about her regarding her selfless service to her family. But I have to share these words I saw today that the neighbor boy, Tanner, who she loved as her own, wrote about her…Tanner’s words blessed my heart knowing how many people she served and loved that truly loved her.

I will be back soon with you all..but now is time I need to get things done for my mom’s memorial services …I know her spirit is with Jesus…and I truly rejoice knowing she is with HIM! From the time we are born, we are trying to get back to God- and she has made it!


  1. Oh, Cindy… that note from Tanner made me cry. Sending my condolences on the death of your mom. I’m so glad you know she’s in heaven and I’m thankful for all the people that were blessed by having her in their lives. Sending you a big hug & my sympathy.

  2. Such a heartfelt note from Tanner. A young man wise beyond his years. I’m sorry your mom is no longer in your earthly presence but know she’s wrapped in the arms of Jesus. Thinking of you & your family.

  3. I’m delighted your mum is with the Lord Jesus as her Saviour and is now safely in His presence. What a comfort. You will have lovely memories to cherish. Rosemary G

  4. That is so beautiful! Your Mom was inspiration to so many I am sure. I’m sure God led her to changing many lives in her beautiful journey here on earth. I am so sorry that you have lost her. But knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus helps our healing hearts.

  5. I’m sorry for your loss, she sounds like a wonderful person that touched many lives. I look forward to meeting her in heaven one day. May you be filled with the peace that can only come from the Lord.

  6. Such a wonderful and but sad also letter. what cherished memories for him and you.
    Prayers to you and your family.

  7. Sorry for the loss of your Mom, but what a comfort and blessing for you to know she is with the Lord.

  8. I’m so sorry about your mom, but understand being thankful she is with the Lord and you will see her again. Praying for comfort for your family. Eva

  9. I’m very sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a mom! Prayers and Good Thoughts for you and your family. Barb

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to lose your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Barbara Godbee

  11. What a great tribute. There’s nothing like knowing Jesus and nothing like the comfort you have in the certain knowledge that your mother is in the presence of Jesus hearing that “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

  12. So sorry for your loss! I know how hard it is to loss those we love. I am so happy to hear that she was a Christian and is now with our Lord and Savior! It makes it a little easier to bear, having lost our two daughters but knowing they are with the Lord helps knowing they are in a better place but the hurt of missing them is still there. Praying for you and your family for God to give you the strength to endure. By the note from that young man shows what a caring and giving person she was. God bless you!

  13. Cindy, I was reduced to tears to read this remarkable young man’s words for your Mom. I know you will treasure that from Tanner. But at the bottom of your note you wrote something that has resonated within my heart with joy for your Mom – that from the time we are born and trying to get back to our Lord! Amen. That is the joy that carries us thru such a time as this. To know you will see her in heaven with Jesus is where our faith and hope comes from. May the good Lord bless and comfort you and your family and Tanner!!!!

  14. Your mom had to be a special lady to have raised such a sweet, wonderful woman as you! Praying for you and your family as you walk this journey. Prasie the Lord she is with Him!

  15. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It sounds as though she was an amazing woman and a joy to all who loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Indeed! What a wonderful legacy she leaves! You can grieve with hope because she is safe with Jesus. Maranatha, Lord Jesus!
    Jenny Australia

  17. Cindy. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing but nothing but joy that she is home. What an incredible testament by her neighbor of her gift of wisdom and lending her ear. We can only hope that we could leave a legacy like she has. She raised an incredible daughter. May your tears turn to laughter and joy as you share memories.

  18. Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. The letter from Tanner is truly a keepsake and the memories of such a beautiful lady, your Mom…Take care…Kim

  19. Lossing a mother is never easy, it doesn’t matter how old you are the grief
    is there. God Bless

  20. Cindy My heart goes out to you during this sad time. My beloved husband passed away in September. He’d been struggling with Alzheimer’s for a number of years. He like your sweet mom is in a better place. We will see them later. LOVED Tanner’s dear letter to your mom! Please know many prayers are out there for you and your family!

  21. Deepest condolences to you and your family. You definitely look like your mom. She is a beautiful woman. So sad she had to leave this world so young. We never know what God has in store for us.

  22. Tanners words are so sweet. Not many young people would do this in memory of a blood relative. How respectable he is. Sorry for your loss as well as his.

  23. My dearest sympathies Cindy. May the beautiful memories you share of your Mom bring peace to your heart. She sounds like a wonderful woman like yourself.

  24. The loss of a mother is so difficult. She passed away in 2006, and I still want to call her or send her a card.
    I am so sorry that you lost yours. Just remember that she will always be with you.
    Nancy Baxter

  25. I am so sorry for your loss, Cindy. It is hard to lose a mother and please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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