Dear First Church Community,
Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the First Church community for your prayers and support during my brother’s illness.
Alas, on July 12, two days short of his 50th birthday, Steven Llewellyn Thomas succumbed to complications following his bone marrow transplant. This was the 151st day after the transplant, and his 168th consecutive day in the hospital.
Even as we mourn his passing, we are deeply grateful for all the ways the church has supported us. From the 100-link paper chains that helped Steven, his wife Sue, and our parents Tim and Marian keep their courage up, to the ongoing support from so many of you, we have felt continually buoyed up by the love of this congregation.
Yours in love and gratitude,
Peter, Diana, Mariana, and Eliza Jane