McKee (née Bell) – Mary Jane (Jean), 25th November 2021, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Shore Road, Ballyhalbert. Devoted wife of the late John, loving sister of Betty and the late Renee and John, cherished and adored aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jean’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Sunday 28th November 2021 in Glastry Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in the adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jean, if desired, may be made payable to NI Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “Safe in God’s keeping.”

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."