Ro's viewing will be held at Beall Funeral Home in Bowie, MD (address below) on Friday from 2-4pm and again at 6-8pm. Ro's funeral Mass will be held at St. Jerome's Church in Hyattsville, MD (address below) at 10am on Saturday. Ro has requested to be cremated, so there will not be a graveside service following the Mass.
Mapquest.com does a very good job with directions to both these locations:
Beall Funeral Home
6512 Crain Hwy Bowie, MD 20715, US
St. Jerome's Church
5205 43rd Ave Hyattsville, MD 20781, US
In lieu of flowers, we ask that people make a donation in Ro's name (Lynn M. Hunter) to her favorite charity, the Humane Society of the United States. Donations can be made by following this link: https://secure.hsus.org/01/makeadonation
I want to personally thank everyone for their sympathy and kind words during this very difficult time. I cannot adequately describe how I feel right now; the English language doesn't have the words for it. I am grateful that Ro touched so many peoples' lives because that means her memory will continue to live on and serve as inspiration or comfort when each of us face our own struggles and challenges in trying to negotiate this often difficult world we live in. But I am with all of you when I say that I already miss her dearly.
I don't know how many of you consider yourself to be religious or spiritual people, I frankly don't know where I am on that scale right now, but for what it is worth... My mother, who stayed over last night because she did not want me to be alone, said that at one point she woke up and was aware of someone heading up the stairs, and knew it was not me, because or stairs creak whenever someone goes up/down them. She can't/won't describe for me what she saw, but she insists that she was not dreaming and insists that it was Lynn. When she got up to head up stairs, she found nothing. But she fervently believes that it was Lynn heading up stairs to check on me, and believe me when I say that my mother is neither terribly religious, nor holds any belief in mysticism or the occult, nor is prone to story-telling or imagination. So, take whatever comfort you wish from that; maybe it was a dream after all, or maybe Lynn's doing just fine and is looking after me.