The South Carolina physician slain by former NFL participant Phillip Adams penned a chilling essay in regards to the day he “departs this physique” shortly earlier than the mass taking pictures — describing heaven as a “good” place the place he’ll stroll alongside his spouse.
Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, shared the publish with the administrator of the positioning the place he typically blogged shortly earlier than he was killed together with three kinfolk at his dwelling in Rock Hill, in line with a publish Thursday on his Fb web page.
“At some point, after I depart this physique and discover myself within the presence of the Lord, my time, nevertheless it is going to be measured, will likely be stuffed with the praises and the surprise of Jesus,” Lesslie wrote.
“I do know that I’ll as soon as once more be capable to hug my mom and stroll and discuss with my father. There are lots of people I wish to see as nicely — household and mates, grandparents, a few of whom I by no means met on this aspect.”
He mentioned that he’ll search out Jesus’ disciples Peter and John in addition to “different giants of the religion” whose “phrases and deeds have guided and molded” have molded him.
“We do not know what Heaven will appear like, solely that it is going to be good,” he wrote.
“And due to that I do know that someday, after I’ve skilled the presence and pleasure of that surrounding host of saints, I’ll discover myself strolling with Barbara in a discipline of lush, inexperienced grass, surrounded by gently rising conifer-cloaked hills,” he mentioned referring to his spouse, 69, who was additionally killed within the taking pictures Wednesday at their dwelling.
Adams, who performed for the Seahawks, 49ers, Raiders and Jets, fatally shot the couple along with their two 9-year-old Adah and 5-year-old Noah Wednesday afternoon, a legislation enforcement supply advised the Related Press.
A person who had been working on the dwelling, James Lewis, 38, additionally died within the taking pictures, authorities mentioned.
A sixth individual, who has not been recognized, was hospitalized with a severe gunshot wound, authorities mentioned.
Adams, 32, killed himself after midnight with a .45-caliber weapon, the AP reported.
No motive has been launched within the taking pictures, however Adams beforehand had been handled by Lesslie.
Lesslie, a board-certified emergency drugs doctor, was remembered Thursday in tributes from colleagues.
“He was a beautiful man and nice physician to work with! Ideas and prayers are along with his family and friends!” wrote Richard Cannon on Fb.
With Submit wires