Alvin McLaughlin, 62, of Albany, received his Heavenly reward unexpectedly on February 7, 2017.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 15th from 6-7 p.m. at Victory Christian Church, 118 Quail St, Albany, NY 12206. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook.
Riverview Funeral Home, Inc. of Troy, NY is handling the arrangements and Alvin’s care.
I am Free…
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
(Author is Unknown)