In Loving Tribute to
Mary Jo Hoffman
An Inner and Outer Beauty
In you, beauty and bravery blended.
You knew how to be kind and candid.
We laughed and loved your ever-clever wit.
In pain, you never complained or quit.
We always knew Jesus and you were friends.
For you and yours, the love never ends.
With piercing pain, our words vanish and fail.
In this storm, thru Christ, we’ll slowly sail.
An inspiration, you knew how to give.
In Heaven, you now live. How you live!
It’s not “goodbye.” It is “see you later.”
In the blink of an eye, we’ll again gather.
God gives life, hates death, and is good and true.
Jesus died to give Heaven to you.
Mary Jo, you smile and bask in the Son
For you didn’t lose. You won. Yes! You won!
By Stacie Ruth Stoelting