Richard and Becky Walters

Thank you seems so inadequate for the marvelous care shown to our loving family member, Charles Lee Walters, during his stay at The Hospice of East Texas HomePlace during the period of September 3, 2013 until he departed this earth on September 11, 2013. 

From the moment we arrived, we were taken back in awe, as the facility was the most beautiful, serene, peaceful place that we never imagined.  Entering the front door, everyone was so kind, caring, compassionate and professional.  We will always be eternally grateful to every member of the team, including the social worker helping to make key decisions, the bereavement counselor for helping us accept what we already knew, the nursing staff who provided the family with “what to expect” along the way, the prayers from the Chaplain when we all cried and needed that shoulder to lean on, the nursing aides who always took special care with Charles when he needed to be carefully turned or needed fresh linens and above all Dr. Bankhead and Dr. West.  God has given each of those doctors a very special talent.  He has blessed them with loving and compassionate hearts.  Their individualized, personalized care and support was genuine and consistent every day.  The response to our needs was overwhelming at a time that was extremely difficult for all of us.  A heavy weight was lifted from our shoulders when we arrived at HomePlace, and the team’s knowledge and experience helped to prepare us for the inevitable. 

Our family felt calm and reassured in life’s darkest hours by The Hospice of East Texas team and that is a gift bestowed upon you by God.  Your kindness while going through our painful ordeal is a gift of your hearts.  We are truly honored to have been cared for by such wonderful people. 

There is no doubt in our minds what makes life worthwhile.  It’s the spirit of love in a hug and a smile, and the care that you give when things get so bad you can’t think anymore because things are so sad.  The entire Hospice team was there through the entire grieving – helping our hearts mend.  You don’t even realize you’ve all earned your wings and continue to do such wonderful things.  God bless each and every one of you there at The Hospice of East Texas HomePlace. 

We are also very grateful for all the food and condiments available from the kitchen and to all the surrounding churches in Tyler who kept food/meals available for the families.  What a wonderful way to be blessed by kind and considerate people in the community. 

2 Corinthians 4:18 

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 

With sincere appreciation and gratitude: Richard and Becky Walters