Letter to the Editor
The family of Keesha Gibbs Ivey and Sandy Cavanaugh Reed wish to thank everyone for the prayers, phone calls, texts, all of the monetary donations, donations to the Ronald McDonald House in memory of Sandy and Keesha, the food, flowers, crosses, lanterns, wood decor, gift cards and visits — just all of the ways love has been shown to our families during this tragic time in our lives. We couldn’t have made it if it weren’t for all of the above.
The outpouring of love has been breathtaking. We have received gifts from people we didn’t even know and not just from our city and county people, friends and family, but from other school districts such as Lone Oak, Quitman, Rains County, Mount Vernon, Ennis, Cooper, Campbell, Paris, Hunt County, Forney and Katy — and to those I might have failed to mention. Thank you so very much.
What our own Sulphur Springs Independent School District family has done for us is just unbelievable. To Sulphur Springs High School for our blue bench with the angel wings to go on our front porch is just heart-touching.
The benefits that have been done for us in memory of Keesha and Sandy is just awesome!
To all of the businesses that donated for these events and all of the people who worked countless hours, we are so grateful. To all of our Park Street neighbors who watched these girls grow up, thanks for everything.
We love the T-shirts designed with the angel wings and our girls’ names on them. They were the bomb!
To Dr. Joel Tiemeyer, Damon Wilks, Rachel Draper and Savanna Christian for the amazing service.
To Jeff and Sue Orwosky and Murray-Orwosky staff for all of your hard work to make this farewell party for our girls something to remember.
Also thanks to all of the churches near and far for all of your prayers and donations, to our local media for all of the coverage and updates on Kaycee, all of the ones taking Barbara back and forth to Dallas and to our Flowserve and Ben E. Keith families.
To see all of the people who come to pay their last respects to our loved ones made our hearts so full. It is such a blessing and honor to live in Sulphur Springs, Texas, where there is a loving community here, reaching out to help bear our burden.
I am asking everyone to keep the prayers coming for Kaycee Ivey, who is still in ICU in Childrens Hospital, and pray for our family as we learn to adjust to our new normal and make it through these first holidays without them.
We love you all! Please forgive us if anyone was left out!