Monday, April 7, 2014

When it’s not quite your time yet!

On 27 February 2014, Walter Williams of Mississippi who had been receiving hospice care at home, aged 78, was pronounced dead after having suffered cardiovascular disease, along with other life threatening ailments. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard made the pronouncement after neither he nor the nurses present could find a pulse.

The family of the supposed deceased made the necessary funeral arrangement but Walter shocked all, when he began breathing and kicking at the funeral home.

Hospital officials said Williams appeared to have been suffering from severe hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. That condition, combined with his medications, would have made it difficult to find a pulse and may have put him in such a deep sleep that it appeared he had died.

Williams took the experience in his stride and told his family to let him go when his time came for good.

"He told us, 'It's all up in the Lord's hands. Whatever the Lord says, I'm willing to do. Y'all just accept it,'" his daughter Gracie Williams said.

Sadly two weeks later Mr. Williams was again declared dead which prompted his nephew Eddie Hester to tell a local television station, “I think he's gone this time".


Ernest Roper
Membership Service  Manager


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