Sean Coley Death, Obituary – He was an even better husband to my sister Rachel, which makes him an even better parent to my wonderful and gorgeous niece Riley, who is three and a half years old.
The bottomless pit of despair that has descended upon our family during these trying times is extremely difficult to put into words, especially in regard to my sister, whose entire world has come to a stop. Last night, I got an up-close and personal look at why one of God’s most important instructions is to take care of widows, and it was a lesson that I will never forget. But even in the middle of my suffering, I am confident that the grace of God is greater than the ghosts of death and destruction that follow us through this life.
I put my faith in His promises, and I am quite certain that his serenity, which is beyond anyone’s ability to grasp, will protect me. There are going to be some extremely challenging days ahead, but with each breath, Jesus walks beside my sister and Riley. He is holding them, strengthening them, and loving them in a way that is more profound than we will ever be able to comprehend. My deepest want is for loved ones, acquaintances, and even total strangers to put aside the craziness of their lives for a moment, look up from the page they are reading, and embrace the person sitting next to them.
Share with them the depth of your love and gratitude for the role they’ve played in your life, and let them know how much you appreciate them.
Treasure each and every minute you have, and work to create memories that will last a lifetime and may be carried with you always. We are very grateful to you for your thoughts, prayers, love, support, messages, emails, and all the other ways in which you are helping to demonstrate to us how much Sean was cherished in this life. My sister has a tough path ahead of her, what with having to work forty hours a week, taking care of a young child without the support of the child’s father, and keeping up with everything else that life throws at us. Your treasure would be so deeply welcomed and would not be wasted if you could help alleviate her of some of the financial strains she is currently under. She is currently in a difficult financial situation.