In Tribute to A Life Well Lived

junior-and-mary.jpgFrancis Louis “Junior” Montandon lived 85 years on this earth. He was married to my wife’s aunt for nearly 63 of those years. He was a loving father of three sons and one daughter. He was a hard-working farmer and successful businessman. He was an active member of his community and served as a spiritual shepherd with the Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney, Texas for more than 40 of those years.

junior.jpgHe was as sweet-spirited and faith-filled as any friend of Jesus that I have ever known. His life consisted of a perpetual and bountiful harvest of the fruit of the Spirit. He brought cheer to any room he graced with his presence. His counsel on spiritual matters was sought by many.

I invite you to join with the family in celebrating our conviction that he has now received the victor’s crown. I also ask that you join with me in praying for each member of his family, his church family and his friends who mourn his loss at this time.

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” ~ Revelation 14:13 TNIV

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Floyd County Pioneer Man, 2002

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a sojourner in life, trying to follow in the steps of Jesus.
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4 Responses to In Tribute to A Life Well Lived

  1. Greg England says:

    Each of us, hopefully, has a Junior Montandon who richly blesses our lives. I used to think how sad … now I think how wonderful is the death of a saint!

  2. Neva Cooper says:

    I am praying for the family–grateful that they can have such sweet memories of a godly life. What an experience to be loved by and to love one who belongs to the Almighty.
    Peace and prayers, my brother

  3. Dee Andrews says:

    I have been thinking about your family and praying for all of them, Bill. I grew up at Abernathy, which is very near Lockney and they were in our conference in football, basketball and track! We played them in all three and our bands were great rivals, as well, so I know Lockney very well.

    Blessings to you and your entire family as you bid farewell to this beloved member of it.

    Blessings to you all today! Dee

  4. blissfl says:

    It appears that your wife’s family is blessed to have been influenced by such a spirit. Please introduce me on that day.

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