My friend, Resa, fell asleep in the Lord today. Thank you to all who answered my call to pray. Would you please continue to pray? I am asking that He who trampled down death and made the devil powerless would give rest to the departed handmaid of God, Resa. With the spirits of the righteous made perfect, give rest to the soul of Thy servant, O Savior; and preserve it in the life of blessedness which is with thee, O thou who lovest mankind.
Here is the message from her mother that posted 30 minutes ago:
Loved Ones, As many of you already know, our beautiful daughter, Resa, has passed from this life to her joyful repose this day. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow and rejoicing at the same time. As you have so many times during the last eight weeks, we ask you to join us as we pray for forgiveness of her sins and rest eternal. We will post at a later time the funeral arrangements. Pray for us as we prepare to take Resa to church once again. With much love, Kh Linda.
Here is her story:
Wed. Nov. 4, Resa Ellison, choir director at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, sang at Vespers but was beginning to feel sick. On Thurs she went to the doctor and was diagnosed with probable H1N1. He sent her home to rest. On Fri she felt pretty good but by Sat she was running a fever and on Sun Nov 8 she was admitted to Unity Hospital with H1N1 and pneumonia. Mon as her breathing became difficult, the decision was made to move her to the ICU. Her condition continued to worsen and by Tues evening she had to be sedated and put on a ventilator to breath for her.