James Brown
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Our Favorite Angel

By: Judy Burnette

Dad...so many images come to mind
whenever I speak your name;
It seems without you in my life
things have never been the same.

What happened to those lazy days
when I was just a child;
When my life was consumed in you
in your love and in your smile.

What happened to all those times
when I always looked to you;
No matter what happened in my life
you could make my gray skies blue.

Dad, some days I hear your voice
and turn to see your face;
Yet in my turning...it seems
the sound has been erased.

Dad, who will I turn to for answers
when life does not make sense;
Who will be there to hold me close
when the pieces just don't fit.

Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time
and once more hear your voice;
I'd tell you that out of all the dads
you would still be my choice.

Please always know I love you
and no one can take your place;
Years may come and go
but your memory will never be erased.

Today, Jesus, as You are listening
in your home above;
Would you go and find my dad
and give him all my love.

"The loss of a loved one is great, but the wonderful memories left behind are greater."

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, James E. Brown who was born in Morgan County, Alabama on Tuesday, Mar 03, 1931 and went home to rest on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at the age of 73. We will remember him and love him forever.

A beautiful angel, lent not given,
to suffer on earth, and shine in heaven.

And the father said, "I have reached the end of my journey.  And I know the end is better than the beginning."

And they stood and watched him as he went alone.  The gates closed after him and they said, "We cannot see him, but he is with us still.  A father like ours is more than a memory...he is a living presence.

Your father lives inside your laughter...And he's crystalized in every tear drop.  He's the place you came from, your first home...And he's the map you follow with every step you take.  He's your first love and your first heartbreak and nothing on earth can seperate you...not time...not space...not even death!

P.S.  Please take a look around and sign in. Keep checking back for pictures.  If you have anything you would like for me to put on this website, please send it to me and I'll take care of it.  Thanks for visiting.  Kristie
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Tributes and Condolences
I miss you Daddy...   / Kristie Brown-Smith (Always your baby girl... )
Just wanted to write and tell you how much I love and miss you. I miss you voice, your laughter, your smile, your smell, your stories and your wisdom. Not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind and a tear will roll down my cheek. In just a few...  Continue >>
You'll be reunited with Aunt Glennie soon...   / Kristie Brown-Smitj (Loving Daughter )
Good morning Daddy, It's been a while since I've written to you and for that, I'm sorry. I get on here today, not only to talk to you but also to tell you that Aunt Glennie is passing away and will be reunited with you very soon. I pray that you...  Continue >>
We miss you Daddy...   / Kristie Smith (Loving Daughter )
Just wanted to stop by and say hi to you Daddy. It's been a long time since I've been on here but just know, there's not a day that goes by that you're not thought of and missed. So much has gone on since you left. I found out that I had cancer, D...  Continue >>
I love you Daddy...   / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Thank you so much for being my Daddy...I love you and miss you so very much.  Please watch over Mom tomorrow as she goes into surgery.  Also...please give us some sort of sign to let us know that you are there.  We all love and miss yo...  Continue >>
Happy Thanksgiving Daddy...I miss you   / Kristie Smith (Baby girl... )
Dear Daddy, It has been 6 years since I have heard your voice, it still hurts just as much as it did the day you went to Heaven. I miss our talks, I miss you making me laugh when I was upset or just for no reason. I miss you telling me you love me an...  Continue >>
Welcome him home, and show him around  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)    Read >>
Happy Father's Day  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)    Read >>
Times like this I wish you were here to hold me!  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)    Read >>
Goodnight Daddy...Sweet dreams...  / Kristie Smith (Loving Daughter )    Read >>
Daddy the loss of you has not been easy.  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)    Read >>
Missing you lots Daddy...  / Kristie Smith (Loving Daughter )    Read >>
Happy Birthday Daddy...  / Kristie Smith (Loving Daughter )    Read >>
Daddy...I miss you  / Kristie Smith (Loving Daughter )    Read >>
Happy Birthday  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)    Read >>
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His legacy
He Left His Legacy In All Of Us  
When we talk of daddy's legacy, We think of all the great things he did.
I feel daddy's legacy lives on today, It lives through the eyes of his children. When we do things as daddy taught us, or when we speak kind, and caring words to everyone, as he always did.
I think of Danny, and how he loved daddy, and all the things daddy taught him, I think of Teresa, Joy, Bill, Myself (Sherry), Benji, and Danny. How he loved us as his own, and the wonderful traits he taught us, How he taught us, You don't have to be the real father. As long as you are a real daddy, and he was.
Then he was blessed with Hollie and Kristie. And again, He was daddy. Even though we knew he was so proud of those 2 girls. He never left us out.
I think his legacy was shown by all the people that came to pay thier last respects to daddy. And when we were all in line to carry him to the grave that day. Cars were lined up as far as you could see. And I was so honored to have this wonderful person for my daddy.
I still see him, When I walk into the house, I see him in Diane, as she talks of thier times together, and how they loved each other for 30 years. I see him, in each of us. When we share funny stories of him. Or the times he showed his unconditional love for us, in some special way. Or when he talked of his family members with so much love, and was so proud of even our smallest accomplishments.
I think daddy's legacy will live on forever, through his family, and friends.
Daddy, what a wonderful legacy you have left behind for us to learn from, and most of all. We can cherish it forever. We are so proud to be your children. And we will carry your legacy with us forever.

Did the angels come from heaven  
to help you through that night?
Did they feel your terror  
And take away your fright?  
Did the angels bear the pain  
That was being done to you? 
Did they hear your cries of fear  
And stayed to help you through?  
Did the angels hold you tightly  
The way I would of done?  
Did they know how I would feel  
And wish they were the one?  
Did the angels cry out loudly  
For the unjustness of your plight?  
Did they call Lord Jesus  
And lead you to the light?  
Did the angels softly kiss your cheek  
Before you took your leave?  
Did they remind you how I loved you so  
And forever more I'd grieve?  
Did the angels whisper in your ear  
Don't worry you will not go alone?  
Did they know part of me went with you  
The day God called you home?

If Roses Grow In Heaven...  

If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me
Place them in my Daddy's arms
And tell him they're from me.
Tell him I love him and miss him
And when he turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon his cheek
And hold him for a while.
Remembering him is easy
I do it every day,
But there is an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

We Only Wanted You...  

"A million words won't bring you back,
we know because we've tried.
Neither will a million tears,
we know because we've cried.
You left behind our broken hearts,
and happy memories too.
But we never wanted memories,
we only wanted You."

God Saw He Was Getting Tired...  

God saw he was getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around him
And whispered, "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer
And saw him fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

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