Memorial for Eric Russ

Eric and I were together for 17 years. I will miss him dearly.
 
Memorial for Eric Russ
Saturday, April 29th
10 am
Unity of The Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd, Mills River, NC 28759

There will be food afterwards, in particular, Eric’s favorite Underground Bakery Focaccia pizza (vegetarian except one kind has bacon) and other finger food.

Please let me know if you will attend — this will help us with planning.

Thank you.

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Terri Crosby

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    Sarah & Milam Wall

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    Hi Terri,
    Milam and I will be with you on April 29 and if I can help with food please let me know. I’m happy to help.
    Sarah

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      Terri Crosby

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      Yes, we will need finger food in addition to the pizza. Hopefully, we can do sign up sheets at Unity.
      Terri

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    Holly

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    Trusting I can carpool, I’ll be honored to attend and sing.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Wonderful, it will be good to have you and Womansong there.
      love,
      Terri

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    Dick & Judy Allen

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    Terri, we’re awfully sorry to hear of the loss of your love, Eric. Though my wife Judy didn’t know Eric that well, I knew him during his time at Unity and thought very highly of him.
    We would be honored to be able to attend the memorial. Thank you, Dick & Judy Allen

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    Lisa Sturz

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    I will be there with an open heart to let in the love and the loss. Holding you.

    Lisa

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    Ariel Marsh

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    Hi Terri…Yes, I will be there…thinking of you everyday with lots of love.

    Ariel Marsh

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      Terri Crosby

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      It will be good to see you again.
      love, Terri

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    Marilyn and Walter

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    We will be there……………..

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    BILL and DORIS LAND

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    TERRI, I AM SO SAD FOR OUR GREAT LOSS. ERIC WAS THE PERFECT FRIEND AND GENTLE MAN. I WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH ! MY LOVE, PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS TO YOU. Not sure yet if we can drive down for the service. Love you, BILL

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    Carol

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    Terri…
    Awwwwwwwwwww 🙁 My heart goes out to you with the loss of a dear, dear love. As you well know being “well married” is an art. May you be comforted by all the love from Eric and to Eric. Feel a HUG from me whenever you need one. Love, Carol

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Carol. I’ll be happy to feel those hugs. love, Terri

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    Tammy Gregg

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    I will be there. Holding you in loving thought.

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    Phoebe Reed

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    Jim and I will be with you on that day and any day , in which we can be of assistance to you. We look forward to celebrating and honoring Eric, as we miss him each day.

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    DIANE MILLER

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    i know it will be a beautiful memorial…filled with the same love and light that infused your relationship…. locked into my calendar i will there in spirit only but that is the best part of me…please send photos…and of course call whenever and for whatever…you will guide many in this aspect of the journey going forth,,
    loving you dearly and saluting your state of grace..
    diane

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    COREY FOWLER

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    While I can’t be there in the flesh, I will be there in spirit with Blessings and Love to All… RIP, to Eric…

    Love, Corey

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    Lynn Edgar

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    Dearest Terri~ I’m sending loving thoughts and prayers your way. I will see you on the 29th, and hopefully, sooner. Much love, ~lynn

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    Barbara Holland

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    Wendell and I plan to attend Terri. Let me know how I can help.

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    Joe and Judy Weigner

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    Dearest Terri,
    We plan on being at Eric’s service to remember him with great love. Please let us know if we can contribute to the food. Know that you are well loved and cared about by all of us!
    Love,
    Joe and Judy

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    Yvonne Legendary Rivers

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    I will be there in spirit ! I know the service will be absolutely beautiful and I’m so grateful Eric had you ,(his rock )to enjoy his life ! I know his love of life , and his mission to make a difference in the world , he so fully fulfilled,Will continue to grow in the hearts of so many!

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    Doreen Hart

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    Hello Terri,
    I am so sorry, if you need any help please let me know.

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    MayaJoëlle

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    Dearest Terri, While I feel much sadness for the big loss of your dearest companion, I will gladly come to celebrate Eric’s life. MayaJoelle.

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    Fred Hodgins

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    Hi Terri, I will be coming in from Ontario Canada. There is so many times per day I reach to pick up the phone to give him a call. I was driving from Ocala Florida to Satellite beach last night and twice i wanted to pick up the phone. Miss him lots. It will be an honour to be there. Fred

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    Kim Angel

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    Terry,

    I will be there, along with my wife Lynn, and daughter Allie. We miss Eric. I miss his loving spirit on the other end of the phone. Of course, he was a mentor to me in business. Life is so brief. Bless you.

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