Pastor Judy Beaumont is Home with Love

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It has been many months since I have been able to write here. During this time I was deeply privileged to accompany my life partner of almost thirty years and our Co-Pastor at Good Shepherd Ministries, Judy Beaumont as she lived and, on January 1st, 2018, died with AML, a terrible form of Leukemia. I witnessed her fighting, adapting to difficult changes, blessing all who came near and living a life of love and service until the end. When Bridget Mary, ARCWP Bishop spoke to us of angels and loved ones surrounding Judy said that she did not know yet about that but she did know God is there and will be there. And in that sure knowledge she lived and died-in the arms of God who is Love. As for me,my heart is broken without her, but I do know she is with Love forever and that is comfort. She promised she would be my angel if God wanted this, and I believe she is our angel now. She was this while here for all who needed her, especially the poorest and most broken and she is with us now.

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Above, at Christmas 2015, she is enjoying our Christmas Santa at Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community. Shortly thereafter she was diagnosed with Advanced High Risk MDS,the precursor of AML diagnosed after a failed experimental trial in April of 2017. Yet her joy and smile light up our lives always.

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Above she is celebrating another Holy Season with members of our Good Shepherd Community

The Memorial Mass for Rev. Judy Beaumont, RCWP was at St. Andrew UCC Church in Sarasota, Florida and Rev. Judith McKloskey , RCWP, living now in Missouri with winters in Bonita Springs, Florida presided with Bishop Andrea Johnson, RCWP East and Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP also co-Pastor of Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community that meets at St. Andrew Church in Sarasota every Saturday. We are so thankful to St. Andrew and Mary Mother of Jesus communities for welcoming us for a beautiful liturgy and Reception Dinner catered by our friends Kathy Roddy of North Fort Myers and Cyrillia Rismay of St. Lucia, TWI. Judy Alves read the prayers of the people. Rev. Marina Teresa Sanchez also assisted by reading the Gospel in Spanish. Over thirty members of our Good Shepherd Community and many others numbering about eighty people attended this special Mass and farewell honoring and celebrating the life of Judy Beaumont and hundreds of others sent condolences and made donations to Rev. Joe Irvin’s Bootstraps Ministry with the homeless or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in her blessed memory.
For the full Liturgy of the Memorial Mass please see Bridget Mary’s BlogSpot for February 6th, 2018.
Below is Jill Bergner who is sharing her reflections about Judy. Jill is Judy’s beloved sister who was with us often and at the end of her time here.
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I am also sharing my reflections and giving the homily.
Below, Natasha Terrell, Jim Pellstring and Hank Tessandori do the readings. Hank also sang Ave Maria after Holy Communion.

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Judy’s brother Dr. Ed Beaumont and sister, Jill Bergner bring up the gifts.
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Rev. Judith McKloskey and Bishops Bridget Mary Meehan and Andrea Johnson lead us in the Eucharistic Liturgy.
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Afterward, Pastor Judy Lee mourns with Mary Flowers and family and friends gather to celebrate Pastor Judy Beaumont’s life with a meal and dialogue with a video of highlights of her life. The most moving moment was when ten year old Joelle White, whom we baptized at age three, sang her version of “I Will Take You Home Again Kathleen” with Judy’s name and words adapted by Joelle for Judy.

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We love you forever dear Pastor Judy Beaumont, LIVE ON in LOVE!

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6 responses to “Pastor Judy Beaumont is Home with Love”

  1. Bob Grabowski says :

    A beautiful tribute to a remarkable human being who touched so many lives with compassion and nonjudgmental love.

  2. Pete Lee says :

    Thank you for sharing a loving farewell to Rev. Judy B. She will be missed here on earth, yet we know she is with the angels watching over us today and forever.

  3. Stella Odie-Ali says :

    Pastor Judy Beaumont taught us all the true meaning of giving and serving. Yes, she gave and served unconditionally and this despite her battles with such a devastating illness.
    Enjoy your well deserved rest in the company of your fellow angels.

  4. pastor Stephen and florence begi says :

    Shalom,
    Pastor , Greetings to you in the majestic name of our Lord Jesus Christ . I pray that this humble,friendly message finds you walking in the favor of God.
    God,s minister, God has invested enough message of salvation in you to get out of your country to go all over the world to preach the gospel and win more souls to Christ.
    God has called you out of many, chosen you ,anointed you and approved you for his great Job.
    Pastor, God has a purpose with you life.He has created you to accomplish the great things for him.
    Pastor, this specific task which God has for you and no body else! whether is to plant new churches, to start a bible school or a soup kitchen of the poor,is God,s vision for you.
    Pastor,God Has called you and He placed you in a specific congregation or ministry,because He has a specific task that you support to fulfill here.
    Pastor , God has a task and a purpose for you.He will be with you and He will accomplish the task through His power.He will equip you and give you the power to do it.
    Pastor, He is faithful.if He calls you to a task that is greater than your own abilities,He will also give you the people to support the good work you are doing for Him.
    Pastor, God has a plan with your life.yes! even before you were born,He planned you in the finest detail, humble yourself before the Lord He will lift you up[James 4;-10]
    Pastor, you are God,s special workmanship.psalm 139,says that God knew you before you were formed in your mother,s womb!
    pastor, your greatest blessings began when God said,He created you in his image in Genesis 1;26, everything you put your hands to, is going to prosper.
    Pastor, you are so precious to the Lord,silver and gold wasn,t enough.God wanted to purchase you with something more valuable than any precious mental or mineral.so He used the blood of Jesus Christ.
    Surely, in everything we do,we believe in positive changing and affecting the lives of people who we are constantly working towards inspiring change.
    Pastor, working together is so fruitful growth and maturity in the Lord among us.
    My good friend, we are thanking God that we are connected to an anointing servant ,ministry ,who are committed in spreading the GOOD NEWS of spreading a salvation message and win more souls and many to LOVE Jesus Christ .
    We are pray that one day God will open a way you to bring His message to us-here in Africa.
    May the Lord be with you, please.
    Thank you,
    Pastor Stephen and Florence.

    • judyabl says :

      Blessings to you Pastors Stephen and Florence. we are not travelling these days but keep you in prayer and in our hearts. We have members who are from Ghana who are with us from the beginning. Bless you both.

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