Tuesday, August 22, 2017
I’ve got a lot of Thank Yous to get out related to Eli’s memorial service, so it may take a couple of posts. But, I want to share some links first for those of you that couldn’t come to the service. We left our neighborhood surrounded by blue ribbons on all the mailboxes showing their love and support for us. Then a procession of Mustangs from Athens, lead by the Huntsville Police Department’s ROUSH Mustang, escorted Vic in Eli’s Mustang with Eli’s cremains to our home congregation of Madison Church of Christ, followed by 46 mustangs, one corvette, two trucks, and one Slingshot. It was an incredible sight, and a precious gesture. Inside, the building, a sea of Eli blue was everywhere. Tables of memorabilia, scrapbook, and a beautiful display of some of Eli’s things on a table up front awaited the cremation box. The service was lead by Brandon Pressnell, one of our ministers. Kraig Behel lead the beautiful song service of congregational singing, and wrote the poem that was read at the end. Three of Eli’s classmates participated, Lane Glover, Gage Pressnell, and Will Richards. The service opened with two Alabama State Troopers bringing the cremains to the front, and showing their respect in a salute, and ended with an “End of Watch” dispatch from the Georgia State Patrol. Family and close friends enjoyed a meal provided by the ladies of the Madison church. The procession of Mustangs was recorded by several people, and the service was live-streamed, so I have a recorded link for it to share. Be sure to listen through the end of the “End of Watch”, or “Last Radio Call” of the service.
Here is the link for the service.
Here is link to the drone video of the Mustangs coming in.
Here is a link to media coverage by the local news.
Here is a link to a story by the local paper.