Died August 22, 2018, at hospital, surrounded by her loving family, late of Rodney Park, Bangor. Beloved wife of William Harding and loving mother of Andrew, Jonathan, Neil and Louise. A short graveside service will take place on Saturday the 25th of August 2018 at 10.00am in Clandeboye Cemetery. A Service of Thanksgiving for Eileen’s life will take place afterwards in Bethany Baptist Church, Gransha Road, Bangor at 11.30am. Donations in lieu of flowers, in memory of Eileen, may be made to Baptist Missions, c/o The Baptist Center, 19 Hillsborough Road, Moira, BT67 0HG.
Lovingly remembered by her husband, sons, daughter, all the grandchildren and the family circle. “Absent from the body present with the Lord.”

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"

The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."