Autumn Leaves

I’m in the business of celebrating life~ baptisms of new babies, marriage, and the celebration of a life that has ended.

I get the phone calls from distraught people who need help. They need an a priest, they need prayer, they need a calm, compassionate ear. That’s my job- to lend an ear, to send the priest, and to plan the details of the funeral.

I like what I do most days. It’s actually one of the best parts of my job, being able to provide comfort and to listen to the needs and desires of a family. To plan a celebration of their loved one’s life.

Today I got one of those phone calls. The wife broke down on the phone. Her husband in the hospital to receive cancer treatments got an infection that left his unprotected body ravaged. His condition deteriorated rapidly from Christmas Eve until today. She…

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About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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