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A Personal Message
from John Novello
Barb was an Angel sent from Heaven…
In January 2000, a year after I had become a widower, my first high school sweetheart emailed me saying, “Hey John, do you remember me, Barb Simpson?”
What a breath of fresh air, I thought. The sparks began to fly, and I realized that God had sent me an Angel – my real soulmate – and it wasn’t long that we were inseparable for over 20 wondrous years!
But then on Sept 8, 2021 after a few days of unexpected medical complications that were not resolving, my Angel passed due to “hypertensive heart disease”.
That said, it was all very spiritual, and self-determined. Before she passed, she was staring at our bedroom wall for over five minutes or so, apparently having an Angelic visitation, and knew she was going to God, as afterwards she said, “For the first time I just have such peace! I’m not afraid to die.” Shortly thereafter she passed quietly in bed with a smile on her face!
So, on one hand it is with great sadness that I announce my wife Barbara Novello has left this earthly dimension. But on the other hand it was my great honor that she chose me to be her forever-friend and soulmate these last 20 years, which I will cherish forever. Her family and I are devastated but we take great comfort that she left this world at peace and is in a better place.
I will be celebrating her life of love and service to others until our next rendezvous. She was and still is a giant of a being and uplifted everybody she encountered. She was a genius Interior Designer but more importantly a loving wife, mother and grandparent. Although she was extremely happy here in Franklin, TN, in our new home and with all our new friends, I’m sure she is being well taken care of in Heaven!
Thank you, honey, for your twenty plus years of love and devotion – your work is done here. Don’t look back. You’re in God’s hands now!
Your Jazzman! (Her nickname for me)
P.S. There will be a celebration of life event January 31, 2022 in Franklin, TN, so see details below.
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