The Celebration of the life of

Nellie “Nell” Verrall

4th April 1918 – 15th December 2005

Conducted by Robert Daly

Wednesday 21st December 2005



Prelude Music:Reveries – Richard Clayderman

Welcome & Introduction – Robert Daly

Psalm 23 – Read by David Hartley

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil; for you are with me;
your rod and your staff-- they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.

Hymn: Amazing Grace – Judy Collins


Words of Encouragement


Hymn: How Great Thou Art – Daniel O’Donnell

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory
for ever and ever. Amen

The Committal Service

Reading: This Heritage

Recessional Music: Friends for Life – Bocelli / Brightman


One night I had a dream. 

I dreamed I was walking along the beach with God, and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonged to me and the other to God.

When the last scene of my life flashed before us I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at times along the path of life there was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned God about it.
“God, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way,
but I noticed that during the most troubled times in my life there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why in times when I needed you most, you would leave me.”

God replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. 
When you see only one set of footprints it was then that I carried you.”


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