Several years ago, I had the great privilege of visiting my fellow prayer blogger, Torre Bissell, in his home. He and his wife Jean were so grounded in the presence of God, a beautiful witness of the “one flesh” of marriage.
For years, we have all been edified by the “word received” by Torre. God would quicken his spirit while he studied scripture. Torre would share this word with his helpmate Jean to verify it was truly of the Lord before posting it. Torre and Jean were like a light on a hill. Torre continues to rest in God’s presence in his grief.
Below is the death notice from the Diocese of Albany.–JW
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15)
It is with sadness that we report the death of Jean Bissell, who passed away on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. Jean was a long-time lay spiritual leader in the diocese and had served as a missionary in Pakistan, Liberia, and the Diocese of Albany. Funeral services will be at Christ Church, 970 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12307 on Saturday, September 5th at 11:00 a.m. Clergy who wish to vest and process are asked to be in the underground by 10:30 a.m. Either cassock and surplice or cassock-alb is appropriate. Stole color is white.