I'm copying a couple of posts announcing Talia's passing and one after I received over 600 comments on Facebook.
My sweet and courageous wife Talia, transitioned into the arms of Jesus in Heaven this morning, where I’m sure her earthly Daddy was also waiting. Talia was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in January of 2021. Being the private person she was, we only told a select amount of people. While we were trusting for healing on this side, her healing comes with her transition to Heaven. Despite my deep sense of loss of my soulmate, who I love beyond words, I’m comforted by theses verses:
Psalm 116:1 Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his faithful servants.
2 Corinthians 5:8 8 We live with a joyful confidence, yet at the same time we take delight in the thought of leaving our bodies behind to be at home with the Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 amended “ Not even death can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight”
Per Talia’s wishes, we will not be doing any memorial service in MI. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Lansing, Stoneleigh Residence.
The love and support from so many throughout this journey has truly been overwhelming. As I’m able to grieve and process this season, I will write more on my website blog, but one of the things that I will remember most about this time is the unspeakable love shown to me! I’m embarrassingly rich with love and support! Thank you!
Love, Blessings, and Swing
I truly don't know what to say to the outpouring of love shown to me today! I've always said I don't really invest money I invest in people and I guess I collected my interest today. On this truly life changing day for me with the transitioning of my wife, the love shown to me today, will support me forever. There are no words. I typically respond to all comments but just can't right now. Please know I read each and everyone and am overwhelmed by all your comments, calls, texts. My wife would be horrified getting this much attention! LOL Of course I don't really like it either. I'd much rather be the giver! All I can say is thanks and please enjoy these amazing times I had with Talia! It was important for me to do this today because that cancer made me forget some of these incredible moments I had with my wife. I'm blessed beyond measure. I'll post the Obituary when I get it done and anything else will be on my blog on my website. I have so many thank you's to give. Love, blessings, and swing y'all!
Max Colley III
Spirit Filled Jazz Musician