Comfort Care Hospice holds candlelight service

Published 3:58 pm Friday, December 8, 2017

Comfort Care Hospice held a Candlelight Service at Antioch East Baptist Church Dec. 8. The service was in honor of patients that have passed away in 2017. Families and friends were invited to celebrate loved ones. It was a lovely event led by the team at Comfort Care Hospice offering brunch and fellowship afterwards.

Ashley Rogers, the social worker for Comfort Care Hospice, said, “It’s just a time to reflect on the year and where they have been. Most of all to celebrate the memories of the loved ones.”

Rogers began the service recalling the good memories of the patients and thanking the families for letting Comfort Care Hospice take part in this intimate time of the patient’s life.

Rogers added, “You develop bonds with families and form relationships during this time…making it so important that we show love, compassion and understanding.”

Rebecca Butts, volunteer coordinator, read a special poem and said a few words. “It is a blessing for me to visit and provide emotional support, bringing more sunshine during this time.”

The service offered a special time for reflection and comfort for families, friends, and employees. Tracie Bloodsworth, a nurse with Comfort Care Hospice, said, “It is a reunion for both the employees and families.”

Chaplain Peggie Cook led the candle lighting and exclaimed, “As we light these candles I want your spirits to be lifted! We light for our grief, courage, memories, love and hope. The candle is your memory.”