You were committed to your family and encouraged them to be their best
You paid attention to detail and made sure things were right
You were a joy to be around and always had a smile
You loved to dance, entertain, and have fun
Your laughter was contagious that spread to others
You made others feel good in a certain kind of way
You made good choices of where to travel and saw many places
You brought others along to enjoy the good times
You were down to earth and enjoyed with most
You were stylish and sophisticated when you wanted to be
Your family and friends are proud of what you accomplished in life and that you were part of their lives
All these things your family and friends will not forget
There won’t ever be another
What “A Class Act” you were!
Marie Johnson-Ladson is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, of Free Verse, Poetry & Short Stories. She lives in the United States. Marie has been published in Agape Review, BenSpeaks, IWWG (International Women's Writing Guild) - Network Newsletters - "Our Stories, Ourselves: Narratives from Black Women In Africa and America February 2021," "Women Writing History in a Global Pandemic July 2021," and "IWWG Network Fall 2022" and The Teaneck Public Library Archives. Marie is also a Contributor to “POETRY in the TIME of CORONAVIRUS: The Anthology.” The poem “An Appreciation to all Service People due to Covid 19. Besides writing, she loves to listen to music and do photography. She also has a passion to find beauty and reality in the World.