Shirley Cereghino (88) of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on January 6, 2018. Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1929, to John and Ethel McCausland, Shirley spent most of her childhood in Chicago. Shirley attended Senn High School, where she was active in student government, journalism, and yearbook. She also excelled in stenography, art, and swimming. Shirley was a member of the North Shore Church youth group where she met her future spouse! Shirley and Joseph Cereghino wed on September 16, 1949. They had three boys in their starter home at Skokie, Illinois. They then moved to Portland, Oregon and then Seattle, Washington. In Seattle, Shirley attended Berean Bible Church with her family where they were charter members. Shirley was a wonderful companion to Joseph, loving mother, artisan, and gracious host to all. Once she became an empty nester and Joseph retired from his job, they discovered the RV life and spent their time with friends around the country. Shirley truly enjoyed the journey as much as the destination. Shirley is survived by her three sons Stephen (Timora), Philip (Brenda), and David, as well as eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. The family requests those wishing to remember Shirley to honor her memory with a gift in support of the ministry of Grace Gospel Fellowship (www.ggfusa.org).
After God removes wickedness and suffering, the earth will be transformed into a paradise. Then people will be able to live forever in perfect health and happiness. God’s Word foretells: “[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.”—Revelation 21:4.
In that new world, even dead ones will be brought back to life to share in those blessings: “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) That is why Jesus Christ could tell a repentant evildoer who expressed faith in him: “You will be with me in Paradise.”—Luke 23:43.
I hope these thoughts provide some comfort during this difficult time.