During this Coronavirus outbreak, Troy and Barbie Schmidt’s neighbor Jules Greene died from the virus, while in the hospital.  He and his wife of 51 years, Barbara, had attended a neighborhood Bible study held by the Schmidts. Knowing Barbara was unable to leave her house or have a funeral during this time, Troy and Barbie wanted to do something special for her, so they organized a memorial service. Keeping a safe distance, neighbors stood, scattered around their cul-de-sac. Mark Goff, the choir-of-one, sang Jules’ favorite hymns, including Amazing Grace. Barbara read her favorite verse, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;'” (John 11:25 NIV). And then Troy gave a short message. Barbie recorded the entire service so family and friends could participate online. Barbara couldn’t receive hugs, but no doubt she felt the loving touch of her Savior from this act of kindness by her neighbors.

Later, the Orlando Sentinel heard about this and interviewed Troy for an article (see link below).

Barbara Green and Troy Schmidt
Jules Greene

Orlando Sentinel article and brief clip of service.

Entire service on Facebook.