Until we meet again in Heaven


A special goodbye for Candee Silvers

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Donna McMurray | The Union Times Balloons released in memory of Candee Silvers rise into the sky Friday afternoon. Silvers, who died April 18 after losing her battle with metatastic breast cancer, was remembered by family members and friends who gathered for a special ceremony on the grounds of the Union Walmart. The ceremony included a tribute to Silvers, a prayer, and the singing of a gospel song followed by the balloon release. The balloons were pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow, Silvers’ favorite color.


Courtesy photo Candee Silvers was remembered Friday, April 21 by family and friends with a special ceremony at Walmart where she worked for more than 30 years. The ceremony for Silvers, who lost her battle with metatastic breast cancer on April 18, included a tribute to her, prayer, and a gospel song followed by the release of pink and yellow balloons. Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow was Silvers’ favorite color.


Donna McMurray | The Union Times Family and friends release pink and yellow balloons into the air during a remembrance ceremony for Candee Silvers on the grounds of the Union Walmart on the afternoon of Friday, April 21. The ceremony for Silvers, who lost her battle with metatastic breast cancer on April 18, included a tribute to her, prayer, and a gospel song followed by the release of pink and yellow balloons. Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow was Silvers’ favorite color.


UNION — Family and friends said a very special goodbye to a very special family member and friend Friday afternoon looking Heavenward as they did so.

On Monday, April 18, Candee Silvers passed away following a battle with metatastic breast cancer.

On Friday, April 21, shortly after her funeral, family and friends of Silvers gathered outside the Union Walmart, her employer for more than 30 years until her retirement, to say farewell with a very special ceremony.

Melanie Rabb, a friend of Silvers, was unable to attend due to illness, but did watch the ceremony on the Internet. Rabb said Tuesday that the ceremony included a tribute to Silvers and a prayer lead by Janie Gist; a performance of the song “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Amy Silvers House; and, finally, a balloon launch, with balloons donated by Dollar Tree whose manager, Stacy Farr, worked with Silvers at Walmart. She said that Farr, together with Silvers’ daughter, Chelsie, also organized the ceremony.

“The balloons were pink and yellow,” Rabb said. “Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness and yellow was Candee’s favorite color.”

Rabb said that each member of the group of family and friends had a balloon and released them together calling out messages such as “We love you, Candee,” and “I love you, Candee.” She said that as the balloons were released the wind came and picked them up carrying them rapidly into the sky.

Into the sky toward Silvers who now watches over her family and friends until the day they are all reunited with her in Heaven.

Donna McMurray | The Union Times Balloons released in memory of Candee Silvers rise into the sky Friday afternoon. Silvers, who died April 18 after losing her battle with metatastic breast cancer, was remembered by family members and friends who gathered for a special ceremony on the grounds of the Union Walmart. The ceremony included a tribute to Silvers, a prayer, and the singing of a gospel song followed by the balloon release. The balloons were pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow, Silvers’ favorite color.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Silvers-Balloons.jpgDonna McMurray | The Union Times Balloons released in memory of Candee Silvers rise into the sky Friday afternoon. Silvers, who died April 18 after losing her battle with metatastic breast cancer, was remembered by family members and friends who gathered for a special ceremony on the grounds of the Union Walmart. The ceremony included a tribute to Silvers, a prayer, and the singing of a gospel song followed by the balloon release. The balloons were pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow, Silvers’ favorite color.

Courtesy photo Candee Silvers was remembered Friday, April 21 by family and friends with a special ceremony at Walmart where she worked for more than 30 years. The ceremony for Silvers, who lost her battle with metatastic breast cancer on April 18, included a tribute to her, prayer, and a gospel song followed by the release of pink and yellow balloons. Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow was Silvers’ favorite color.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_Candee-Silvers.jpgCourtesy photo Candee Silvers was remembered Friday, April 21 by family and friends with a special ceremony at Walmart where she worked for more than 30 years. The ceremony for Silvers, who lost her battle with metatastic breast cancer on April 18, included a tribute to her, prayer, and a gospel song followed by the release of pink and yellow balloons. Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow was Silvers’ favorite color.

Donna McMurray | The Union Times Family and friends release pink and yellow balloons into the air during a remembrance ceremony for Candee Silvers on the grounds of the Union Walmart on the afternoon of Friday, April 21. The ceremony for Silvers, who lost her battle with metatastic breast cancer on April 18, included a tribute to her, prayer, and a gospel song followed by the release of pink and yellow balloons. Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow was Silvers’ favorite color.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_IMG_5186.jpgDonna McMurray | The Union Times Family and friends release pink and yellow balloons into the air during a remembrance ceremony for Candee Silvers on the grounds of the Union Walmart on the afternoon of Friday, April 21. The ceremony for Silvers, who lost her battle with metatastic breast cancer on April 18, included a tribute to her, prayer, and a gospel song followed by the release of pink and yellow balloons. Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, and yellow was Silvers’ favorite color.
A special goodbye for Candee Silvers

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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