If Regina wishes to ignore the many texts which point out that the dead await a resurrection that is her problem.'Asleep in Jesus' is the correct term, thus they can be woken, but most of the time their resting.
They can't hear you Regina.
Death is a Sleep...
Job 14:12 The dead shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep until the heavens be no more.
Psalms 13:3 Lest I sleep the sleep of death.
Daniel 12:2 Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake.
Acts 7:60 When Stephen died,he fell asleep.
John 11:11-14 Lazarus sleeps Jesus spoke of his death.
1 Corinthians 11:30; 15:6, 18, 51 Paul said death was sleep.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-16 Those which sleep in Jesus will be resurrected.
Still don't believe in the Bible?
Still think one text proves this wrong?