Mothers Day Remembrance - KOAM TV 7

Mothers Day Remembrance


While some bring mothers flowers for Mothers Day, others visit their graves.

"She will be greatly missed", says Janet Townsend.

Janet Townsend decided to bring her family to the cemetery to visit their family members that have past, including her mother.

"My mom, our mother, there were three of us, she died in the tornado so this is her first mothers day, not being here with us", says Townsend.

Townsend's mother Betty was living near St. John's Hospital when the tornado hit her home.

"She was down to 80 pounds, she was on hospice, she was blind, she didn't hear very well of course but she died in the living room", says Townsend.

Like Townsend, William Watts wanted to spend the day celebrating his mothers life.

"Lovely, she was ambitious, she was always moving and we thought she'd live longer than that but she didn't, she was always ambitious and cooking and stuff" says William Watts.

However sons and daughters are not the only ones that visit cemeteries for mothers day, some mothers decide to bring their families here, to celebrate the ones they've loved and lost.

"My husband died 3 years ago and we lacked 3 months of being married for 50 years when he died and he was probably I think the best catch I could have ever gotten, I don't think I could have done any better" says Shelby Redden.

Shelby Redden spend the day with her daughter Anita, visiting her husband.

"If he would have been alive he would have been apart of our celebration and when the kids were little they would always bring me breakfast in bed and so I feel like he's still apart of our lives", says Shelby Redden.

Celebrating the family members they've lost and remembering the good times.

"And we know moms dancing in heaven and she can see again and she's looking down on us", says Townsend.

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