Beatrice Joy "B.J." Lyster
October 08, 1939 - December 18, 2017
Friday, February 23, 2018 6:12 PM
Dear loving family & friends of Beatrice,
I’m very sorry for the sad loss of your beloved wife Beatrice, and beloved Mother, sister, and grandmother. Although I don’t know you, and I didn’t know your dear wife Beatrice, and precious Mother, sister and grandmother, please except my heartfelt sympathy for you and your family in your painful loss.
I hope that by sharing with you what continues to bring me comfort in my most painful losses in my life; that you will find some extra comfort in your grief and sorrow.
My beloved Mom and Dad and my beloved youngest brother all died within the past little over 3 1/2 years and my brother died suddenly and very unexpectedly at age 51 a little over 1 1/2 years ago.
I think about the fact that they’re not suffering in any way, and that means a lot to me! And I look forward to seeing and being with them again when they’re resurrected back to life here on the earth that will be restored to Paradise conditions! I hope to be here then to welcome them each back to life with a close and loving hug!
Acts 24:15 promises “that there is going to be a resurrection.” Ecclesiastes 9:11b explains why many die; that “time and unexpected events (Or, “unforeseen occurrence”) overtake them all.”
Our loving God doesn’t cause sad things to happen to our loved ones, as James 1:13 helps us to understand. There it reads, ‘When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.’ For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone.’”
2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 speak of God as “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” And Isaiah 65:17b tells us that the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart.” - Thus the intense sadness that we experience now, won’t even be remembered after Jehovah God resurrects our loved ones; thereby undoing the sad effects of death and the pain being separated from them brings.
Jesus’ words to his disciples gives comfort as to our loved ones; referring to his friend Lazarus’ death as sleep, then clearly saying “Lazarus has died.”- John 11:11-15, 38-44 Then Jesus raised Lazarus back to life showing what he will do for our loved ones in the resurrection!
Revelation 21:4 tells of the wonderful time when no one will ever die again; and then no more mourning or sadness, “And (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Psalms 37:10, 11, 29 tell of the hope for many upon their resurrection, to be welcomed back to life by their loved ones and then to live here on the earth when it’s restored to Paradise conditions! Then no wicked, the meek will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace to live forever upon the earth! To live the way our Creator meant for us to live, then even the animals will be peaceful and safe as Isaiah 11:6-9 says. No more sickness of any kind as Isaiah 33:24 says, ‘No resident will say: “I am sick.’” Then no more tragedies to separate loving family members from each other!
Older ones will grow young again, as Job 33:25 promises, "Let his (her) flesh become fresher (Or, "healthier") than in youth; Let him (her) return to the days of his (her) youthful vigor."
I hope that you will find comfort in your memories, perhaps by looking at pictures. And I hope that these and other verses will help you too. Romans 15:4 say, "For all the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope."
Please go to www.jw.org for more comfort.
Cindy Boyer (Mohnton, PA)
Sunday, January 21, 2018 11:27 AM
Bea was my neighbor and the first person I met when I moved to my new home in Silver Lakes in 2007. She was always full of life and a great person to be around. I am sure she has found a special place in Heaven. She was a great lady and will be missed.
Richard Roberts (Helendale, CA)
Monday, January 15, 2018 11:32 AM
I remember Aunt Bea being the first to dance at parties and events, of course paired with her excellent partner, Uncle Everett. Boy did they make a great couple. We all will miss her contagious laugh.
Paul Weisbrich (Tustin, CA)
Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:03 PM
We last saw her and Uncle Everett at Pat Figge's birthday party last year. Glad that we were able to spend some time with her then. She was a sweet and kind woman who dearly loved her husband, kids, grandkids and family at large. She will certainly be missed but her memory lives on...
Rick and Gigi Valdes (Costa Mesa, CA)
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 5:39 PM
Bea was a very special lady. She was always smiling and laughing which I loved. Her soft sweet voice that you cant forget. I remember her making her salad with lots of veggies plus Ranch and Italian dressing it was so good. Bea will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Cathy Mata (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
Saturday, December 23, 2017 10:47 AM
To the family of Beatrice Joy Lyster:
I would like to express my condolences in your loss. From reading the obituary I can image that Beatrice was a exceptional person who loved life and who has left behind a host of memories. There are never any words to make the pain of death any easier to accept but I have found comfort at this difficult time in the pages of the Bible. At Revelation 21:3 and 4 it talks about a time in the near future when God promises to wipe out all the tears from our eyes and sickness and death will be no more. Having that hope for the future can comfort us in our sadness during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Julie Anglero (Yonkers, NY)
Friday, December 22, 2017 10:32 PM
I met BJ in 2007. We were best friend from the start. We loved to play golf, shop and a lot of giggling. We called golf hit & giggle. Our husbands became best friends &still golf together to this day. I was her kitties Auntie. She convinced me to be on the golf board. There is a big void in my heart. She loved her family & friends so much. 5:00 PM was her favorite time of the day. Cocktail hour!! Love, KIM Wylie
Kim Wylie (Helendale, CA)
Friday, December 22, 2017 1:56 PM
My fondest memory of Mom.....that's a hard one. First off she was my mother-in-law but felt like a mom to me. I guess since I can't pick out my fondest memory, I will say why I loved her so. From the first time I met her, December 25th, 1997 to her last breath, she always made me feel welcomed and loved. We could talk for hours and also be very comfortable not saying a word. I loved her because she treated my daughter like her own blood grandchild, even before I married her son. Her heart was full of love and generosity.
I remember her teaching me how to cook the family recipe that dated back to the OK Corral days, Chili Con Carne and homemade flour tortillas. We would spend hours in the kitchen shaping and frying the tortillas while the boys were out golfing, laughing and sharing stories.
She was a special lady and I will miss her dearly. I love you, mom.