The memorial service for Ephraim Blair, who died unexpectedly on January 26, 2021, have been set for Thursday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (4 p.m. Eastern) at Preston Trail Community Church, Frisco, Tex.
The service may be viewed at: livestream.com/prestontrail/memorialservice. (They will go live about ten minutes prior to starting so you can confirm the feed.)
Ephraim was the son of Bart and Elizabeth Blair. Bart is the director of communications and project coaching for Assist Church Expansion, a Charis Fellowship ministry.
Assist Church Expansion has set up funds to assist with expenses the family might incur. Please use the following link to send a gift to help with this need: Care for the Blair Family – USA. Canadian Donors: Give online. Gifts given to Assist through Grace Fellowship Canada note “Care for the Blair Family”
Please note that the family has requested no flowers.
Ephraim Blair Memorial Fund
Below are funds the Blair family has established in Ephraim’s name to help prevent other families from experiencing a loss like this. Please consider donating to this fund rather than sending flowers.
There is no agony as deep as that of a parent learning that their child has taken their own life. As I write these words, I am exactly 3 days from having received that news. The anguish in my soul is overwhelming.
Our beloved Ephraim Landry Elias Blair, age 16, took his own life on January 26, 2021. With no outward warning signs and no indication that he was in any distress, he left this world without saying goodbye; without giving us any indication as to why he found his life unlivable.
The clarity that we have, even in our sorrow, is that suicide is not discriminatory. It can impact any family, anywhere, any time. We are uncertain about what we might have done to prevent Ephraim from taking this action. But we are certain that we must rally around those who are committed to finding ways to prevent tragedies like this one. Whatever the case, it is imperative that we find ways to change the mindset that temporary problems are best solved with permanent solutions.
Please join us in honoring Ephraim’s life by making a financial donation that may help another boy like him find a better solution to his unspoken hopelessness.
USA Donation Link: Ephraim Blair Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Canadian Donors: Ephraim Blair Memorial Fund at the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Help Provide Meals for the Blair Family
In cooperation with the Blair’s local church, Preston Trail Community Church, Assist Church Expansion is using Meal Train to help coordinate meals. There are ways to provide DoorDash or GrubHub gift cards to help provide meals if you are outside of the Frisco, Tex., area. Please go to the page to see how you can bless the family with a meal…or two! mealtrain.com/trains/g2wkne