in loving memory of

WILL BLACKBURN

The service will be outdoors in the courtyard of GateWay Bible Church at noon on December 12th. Attendees will be screened for temperatures above 100F, sanitation stations (hand sanitizer) will be readily available to all, names of attendees will be taken (for contact tracing if necessary), seating will be spaced accordingly to accommodate social distancing, and masks will be required. The LIVE streaming feed is on this page.

Email Pastor Dan any loving memories or condolences that he will forward to the family.

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In lieu of flowers, the family has requested gifts to be made to GateWay Bible Church Youth Ministry in Will’s name.

Order of Service

Welcome (5:33)

Prayer  (8:05)

Song – Amazing Grace (10:22)

Eulogy (14:33)

Poem (18:37)

Video 1 (22:12)

Family Reflections (13:23)

Video 2 (1:02:18)

Words from Will’s Friends (1:07:37)

Message (1:16:29)

Song – I Can Only Imagine (1:28:29)

Closing Prayer (1:32:39)

From the family…

The family wishes to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following the loss of our beautiful son William.

We offer our heartfelt thanks to the many friends, neighbors, colleagues, and well-wishers who visited our home to pay their respects and remember William on his birthday, and to those who have taken the time to celebrate William’s life with us today.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to friends, neighbors, colleagues, local businesses, and members of the community who have sent meals to help sustain us through this most difficult time.

We would also like to thank GateWay Bible Church for helping William discover his Christian identity and for arranging the Celebration of Life service for William.

It is impossible to thank everyone and so we would like to say that the support from our local community has been overwhelming and we can’t thank you all enough. God bless you all.