The writer, the witch, the poet

All That She Was and Will Be

All That She Was and Will Be

Sep 5, 2015

I lost my Aunt Jimmie Lee this past week; She died on September 2nd. After an unexpected phone and several strokes later, I found myself on a plane to Alabama to see her and to support my family. Needless to say, it was an amazing trip full of revelations and reunions. It had been 25 years since I had touched the land of Alabama.

24 hours after returning home, I got the phone call in the middle of the night that she had passed. That day I wrote this poem in her honor. What is remembered lives.

Aunt Jimmie holding me in the hot Alabama heat. (along with my Aunt Ree and Uncle Cliff).

Aunt Jimmie holding me in the hot Alabama heat. (along with my Aunt Ree and Uncle Cliff).

All That She Was and Will Be


She was…..

Big smiles and golden heart

She was….

Memories of childhood hugs and stern love.

She was….

Strong in her mind and and in her faith.

She was…..

Brilliant eyes, smooth skin and all woman.

She was…..

Proud of her family and profound in her care for them.

She was….

In love with her husband year after year after year.

She was….

Always silly and funny at all the right times.

She was….

Memorable to everyone she met, leaving an impression for years to come.

She was……

A place of safety in a sometimes unsafe world.

She was…..

Larger than life and pure magic in this child’s eyes.

She was….

Mama Bear in full effect.

She was….

My sweet tea making, greens cooking, casino playing, music listening, church going, family loving, fun having, God praising, grandma spirited……..Aunt Jimmie

She was….

My Aunt Jimmie Lee

She will always be….

Honored, Loved and Remembered.

She will always be…

My Aunt Jimmie Lee

© Crystal Blanton 2015

2 comments

  1. Hail to thee, Aunt Jimmie Lee!

  2. Jaina Bee /

    What is remembered lives! Blessings to your Aunt Jimmie Lee and to all who care for her. And hugs to you. xoxox

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