Loren Parsons Spivey - Memorial ServiceRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 21 2021 4:41 PM
DOTHAN: On Saturday I received a telephone call from Mr. Spivey. He identified himself as the father of 14 year old Loren Spivey.
I pulled to the side of the road talking to Mr. Spivey for about 30 minutes. He was/is a broken man who on February 14 lost his 14 year old son, Loren Parsons Spivey in a death. A self inflicted death.
His dad and I had a long talk. He told me that he, Loren and Loren's sister has been in my boat at Lake Eufaula.
Mr. Spivey invited me to the funeral services on Sunday and permission to livestream the services.
It was a terrific memorial service to speak of this fine young man. A young man full of life, full of adventure, full of talents, that loved people and there was nothing he could not figure out.
Several funny stories and serious stories.
I wish that I had the pleasure of really knowing Loren. But I am thankful for the phone call and invite to share in the service of a tribute to a fine young man.
WHY, WHAT DO YOU SAY
Why did Loren Parsons Spivey, see no other way for whatever bothered him but to take his life. This is a question that his family and friends will never have the answer to.
But one message I think his family wants portrayed, his friends wants known, no matter who you are, no matter what is bothering you, seek someone out and talk with them. Reach out and do not make a decision of which can never be reversed.
If you can not get anyone, please call me, 334-790-1729. I do not have all of the answers, but I can connect you to someone who does. And I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
GOD LOVES YOU
Rickey Stokes falls short every minutes of every day of displaying God's unconditional love. No, I do not write Bible verses and sayings all of the time.
But without any doubt at all, I believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin, lives a sinless life, it was God's plan, but was put to death by a crooked government for no reason, but, with the sinful cruel hands of government putting HIM to death, the good was HE died for the sins of you and I.
Three days after His murder at the hands of the government, HE AROSE from the grave, and ascended into heaven for you and me.
We have a direct connection to HIM and can pray to Him, and listen to what He has to say to us. And through Him, He will guide us through troubled waters.
Through His death on the cross, we have direct access to Him. We are not bound to go through anyone, any preacher or person, but can have a relationship directly with God the Heavenly Father.
So when all else fails, when you feel people are not by your side, no matter what is bothering you, IT IS FOR SURE - FOR SURE, you can go direct to a loving and living Jesus Christ.
GOD LOVES YOU. You are important and never let anyone ever tell you otherwise.
LOREN PARSONS SPIVEY
He knew that he was loved by a daddy, mother, sister, and all of his family. We do not know what caused his thoughts to think this was the answer. But rest assured this was a young man who was loved.
I am thankful for being able to attend this service and tribute today.