My Mom the Trooper

by Corey
(Raeford NC)

I lost my mom Gladys Dockery on 5 September 2010. She was only 56yrs old. I'm an only child who was there for my MOM So much in life and she was there for me in my life. Mom passed in the hospital after along battle with being on dialysis for 4yrs and heart failure. I will never forget my MOM. She loved me and I loved her. She was a retired State Employee here in NC as of 2007. She was known for her Country professional voice and the way she use to say my name “CORRREY”!

She is the second child to die out of 9 children. Her death was a town shocker when she died. We (me and her) had no Idea that she was gonna die in the hospital that weekend. This all seems so much like a nightmare to me still and its almost 2months later. The hardest thing was going thru her purse and packing up things in her house 2 weeks after this all happen.

She will be Missed so much this is painful to even write this statement. I just wanna encourage others now on how to deal with the lost of MOM. Folks tell me you will not forget, her but you will get over it as time goes by. You will never get over it, but will never forget. Just pray for me as I deal with this transition in my life.
Corey D
Raeford NC.

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Nov 07, 2010
for Corey
by: Mari

I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. She sure sounds like a precious lady indeed. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
You have to go through a grieving process and there are 7 stages. Right now the shock has not had a chance to wear off. It takes time.
To begin with I would thank God that you had such a wonderful mom.

Try to keep yourself busy and pray for comfort. At this time you need spiritual help as well the comfort of family and friends. Time heals but the grief has to be gone through for the healing to take place.

In my case I lost my husband on Nov 22 2009. The anniversary is coming up and I am planning a memorial service. He passed away 2 days after my 65th birthday. He had plans for my birthday but was too sick.

My husband had a heart condition and had stents put in his heart and passed shortly after.
There is a great grandchild coming, due Dec 26th and my husband would have been bragging to everyone. So you see life has it's joys and sorrows. It is our first great.

Stay as busy as you can. I am active in church. I am busy here on the complex. I miss him and try not to think about the rest of my life without him. But I am better. And you will be too.

We learn to accept these things that life deals to us. In my case I saw how much he suffered and am glad he is not suffering anymore.
Keep posting as there are wonderful people on this board. Take care and God bless.

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