Re: Fwd: Plant Delights Nursery Special Announcement
- Subject: Re: Fwd: Plant Delights Nursery Special Announcement
- From: Pam Evans <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:11:51 -0600
I'm sure he is. She sounds like a wonderful person!
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM, James Singer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Sad indeed. Tony sounds devastated.
> There are 40 million poor persons in the United States. Why?
> On Feb 13, 2012, at 4:46 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
> > for all of you who love PDN, some regretably sad news....
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Plant Delights Nursery <email@example.com>
> > Date: Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM
> > Subject: Plant Delights Nursery Special Announcement
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > **
> > Click
> > here<http://app.streamsend.com/private/kYKQ/XB8/1d6NJha/browse/15615705
> > view this email online Plant
> > Delights Nursery Special Announcement *Dear PDN'ers*:
> > It is with great sadness that I report my wife and Plant Delights Nursery
> > co-owner, Michelle Avent, 55, passed away after a brave four year battle
> > with a very aggressive form of metastatic breast cancer. Michelle was a
> > Raleigh native who attended Needham Broughton High School, followed by a
> > brief and chilly stint at Appalachian State University before enrolling
> > NC State University. Michelle and I attended junior high together, but
> > met and began dating in high school, marrying four years later on
> > 30, 1977...just in time to follow NCSU to the 1977 Peach Bowl in Atlanta
> > for our honeymoon.
> > Michelle and I were fortunate to work together for eleven years at our
> > time job at the Mission Valley Cinema near NC State University. To
> > our family further, Michelle dropped out of NC State to work full time,
> > first at the NCSU Genetics Lab, and later at the NCSU Student Supply
> > Her career next led her to the Instrument Society of America, where she
> > remained until 1993, when she became the first full-time employee of our
> > fledgling mail order nursery, Plant Delights.
> > Michelle continued her college work by taking evening classes, finally
> > completing her Bachelors degree in communications from NCSU in 1996. The
> > late Dr. J.C. Raulston was so inspired by Michelle s persistence that he
> > joined her in her final college class, the Study of Film History, and
> > subsequently presented her with a specially made original painting to
> > celebrate her achievement...just prior to his untimely death only a few
> > weeks later.
> > As newlyweds, we supplemented our regular jobs by cleaning out garages
> > attics and selling these wares at the local flea market, along with
> > we raised in our small home greenhouse. Our venture evolved as we
> > our growing operation into a neighbor s small back lot and moved our
> > sales to our home driveway. Michelle wasn t a plant person and was
> > initially incredulous at the idea that people would buy plants through
> > mail. Despite her reservations, she charged ahead with setting up our
> > business systems...between plant potting and watering. It was Michelle s
> > knowledge of computers, office organizational system skills, and
> > that was responsible for Plant Delights Nursery getting off to such a
> > start.
> > **
> > Michelle s big smile and engaging personality led her to instantly become
> > friends with most everyone she met, whether on our travels, supervising
> > employees, or working the cashier desk at our nursery Open House.
> > As a wife, Michelle was my soulmate, my sounding board, my best friend,
> > the balance in a life where obsession could easily get out of hand. I and
> > the Plant Delights staff will continue Michelle s dream, building on the
> > great foundation she left for us. On Michelle s behalf, I d like to thank
> > each and everyone of you for your continued support of our venture and I
> > hope those of you who knew Michelle will treasure her memory through
> > conversations you ve had with her as well as through the PDN plants in
> > garden.
> > Michelle is survived by her husband, Tony, four brothers; W. Chris Morgan
> > of Raleigh and his wife Kay, J.P. (Jay) Morgan of Garner, twin brother
> > E. Morgan of Missouri and Roger N. Morgan of Elizabeth City, NC; nieces
> > Amanda English and husband Matthew of Wallace, NC, Laura Morgan of
> > Carly and Kelly Morgan of Scottsdale, AZ, Hilary Morgan of Elizabeth
> > NC; nephews Daniel Morgan and wife Tina and daughter Mary Beth of Willow
> > Springs, Gregory and wife Angela of Wichita Falls, TX, and Kyle Morgan of
> > Scottsdale, AZ; cousin Karen Clevenger of Holly Springs; and four cats,
> > Ruby, Pearl, Zirconia, and Henry, all of the home. Michelle was preceeded
> > in death by her father, J.P. Morgan, mother Mary Jo Holder Morgan, and
> > cats, Mystic and Diamond.
> > Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mark Graham and the wonderful staff of
> > Hematology/Oncology for their great work treating Michelle. In lieu of
> > flowers, donations can be sent to The V-Foundation for Cancer Research,
> > Susan B. Komen Foundation, Hospice of Wake County or the JC Raulston
> > Arboretum. I hope you will all join me in the effort to wipe out breast
> > cancer in our lifetime. Later this year, we will announce a cancer shirt
> > design to help fund the fight...more in a later newsletter.
> > Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, February 14, from 6-8pm at
> > Bryan Lee Funeral Home, 1200 Benson Road, Garner, NC 27529 (phone
> > 919.772.8225). We hope you will post your comments and thoughts on our
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