On her way to a physical therapy appointment, Sheila Edwards changed her mind. Instead, she says she felt compelled to go to the service for Sally Bland, a member of her church who had died.
Her brother, the Rev. Darryl Wayne Edwards of Goliad, Texas’ Fannin Street United Methodist Church, was performing the service. Though she felt a little embarrassed arriving at the funeral service late, Sheila followed her instincts. Now she’s glad she did.
No one else would’ve noticed, but as the door creaked when Sheila opened it and tipped inside, her pleasantly surprised brother stopped mid-sentence to tell those in attendance, “That’s my sister,” before returning to the eulogy.
Moments later, he was gone.
“He was talking about how you need to be ready for death because you never know the day or hour,” Sheila shared. “And about then, it happened.”
Edwards, 55, was nicknamed “Hacksaw” from his days playing football. He had served as the pastor at Fannin Street United Methodist Church for five years.
Edwards was known for saying, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it,” whenever he entered a room.