This is indeed a sad, sad day. The world has forever changed. An angel has ascended the Heavens, leaving behind an indelible mark upon each of our souls. And hopefully leaving each of us just a little bit brighter in her light.
Below is a statement from the family of Dr. Maya Angelou. May she Rest in Heavenly Peace.
Thursday, May 28, 2014
Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family:
Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.
Guy B. Johnson
Whenever a person passes away, whether they were someone from our own circle, or a person who is known on a larger stage, we are left speechless. This has never been more true for me than it is today. I really don't know what to say. My mind is racing and my heart is sad. What better words to honor this phenomenal woman, than her own?