It is such a relief for the family to know she is no longer in pain. The funeral is on Friday, and the wake will be afterwards.
Thank you to everyone who had her in their prayers. She would have loved it.
I think one of my youngest cousins summed it up best. When told she was in heaven he (he's about 5) said "Oh good, she'll be with her little dog now." (The dog died about 2 year ago.) And it's true: she had a strong belief in heaven, and she'll be with those she loved who have passed on.