This is my small tribute to one of the greatest men in the Lord I know, Jeff Pate. Jeff and Roxie were married the very day I was born, and now just 2 days ago, Jeff was set free from Brain Cancer and made the voyage of all voyages HOME to be with his loving Saviour, Jesus. Roxie and family, our prayers are with you. Jeff, we're rejoicing in the new freedom and fullness in the Lord that is now yours! Jeff and Roxie intervened and interceded for me during a most difficult trial in my personal life in the late 80's. They simultaneously pointed me onward in my journey with the Lord, and for that I am eternally greatful and forever blessed. Their love for the body of Christ is rivaled only by their passion for the Lord as together they have lived their lives before Him. The new thread begins. Hope springs eternal!