Sue Ellen Page Johnson Dies at 67

Editor’s Note: You can find Sue Ellen’s obituary on centraljersey.com.

Dear Nassau Presbyterian Church family and friends,

It is with deep sorrow in my heart and gratitude to God for our resurrection hope that I share with you the news that Sue Ellen Page died yesterday evening. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

Words cannot express what Sue Ellen’s loss means to our congregation and the generations of children and youth who learned to sing with her. She didn’t just teach us how to sing in a choir. She taught us how to honor God with the fullness of our lives. She showed us how music can be about the work of racial reconciliation. She modeled for us how to love God’s creation and advocate for its care. Sue Ellen embodied what it means to be a child of God full of joy and grace.

Please continue to keep Eric, Amanda, Luke, Ben, Mandy, Justin, Leenie, and the grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers.

Give thanks for Sue Ellen today and sing a song of praise to God.

Remember Sue Ellen today and make sure to embrace a child with love and care.

Sue Ellen rests forever in the very heart of God. How can we keep from singing?

My life flows on in endless song,
above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the clear, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation.

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 20, at 11:00 am here at the church.

With Grace and Peace,

David A. Davis

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