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Thanksgiving won't be the same this year...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Thanksgiving won't be the same this year...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

Hey Daddy.  Just wanted to let you know how much I miss you.  As you know, Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  I don't know if I'm going to be able to handle it or not.  I know it's going to be hard on all of us.  This will be your first Thanksgiving with your Mother, Father, Brothers and sister, etc in a long while.  I hope you have a wonderful one.  I know you will.  Please watch over us and give us strength.  Gives us signs that you are there with us.  I can't talk long, just wanted to let you know that you are always on our minds and in our hearts.  I love you Daddy and miss you terribly.  Can't wait for the day to see your beautiful face again.  I love you!  Tons on hugs and kisses!!!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!  Love you always, Kristie

Daddy's Girl  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Daddy's Girl  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Hey Daddy,
Just wanted to talk for a little bit.
Since Joy died I feel so lost. I have lost you, and now her. Bill drinks more than ever.I am so depressed, Kim is forever coming up with somthing to worry me with.
Daddy, If it weren't for Scott, I don't know what I would do. He is a good husband. I know I don't give him enough credit. But he is a good husband.
We went to the hospital with Diane the other night. She is so depressed daddy. I feel so sorry for her. She misses you so bad, and doesn't have any way to began to know how to handle all these feelings she is feeling. Just watch over her, kiss her softly, and be with her always.
Well daddy, I guess I better go, and call her and check on her. I love you. Come see me in my dreams. Love you Close
I have missed you  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
I have missed you  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Hey daddy, My computer has been down again, But I hope it is fixed now for awhile. I have missed talking to you.
Daddy, I know you have seen Joy by now, and I hope you and mama gave her a big hug for me. This has been one of the hardest years of my life to have to give up some of the people i love the most.
I miss you and Joy so much, I feel like part of me is missing and I can't find it. I talk to the two of you all the time, I just can't seem to get it. I just feel empty, lost, I am so lonely daddy.
I want you and Joy to be happy in heaven, because the two of you deserve it. But I sure do miss ya'll.
Don't worry daddy, I will be OK I just miss my daddy, and my best friend. I went to pick up the phone the other night to call you after supper like I used to do. I just started to cry. Because for a second. I forgot you were gone, And I was going to call you just like old times. How I miss our calls. Well I will let you go for now daddy. I love you. Hug everyone with those angel arms of yours. love Sherry Close
Thinking about you!  / Candace Grantland (Granddaughter)  Read >>
Thinking about you!  / Candace Grantland (Granddaughter)

Hey pawpaw I was just thinking about how much we are missing you. We had a cook out over at Shanda's yesterday and Diana just broke down over how much Christmas isn't going to be the same this year and really isn't without you here. Please God and Paw Paw be with her over this holiday and guide her through it because i know that it is going to be hard on her this year. I know i just miss you everyday and i want to tell you that i love you and you invited to spend Christmas with us. Please let us feel you warm loving presence in the room with us to let us know that you are there. Well i better go back to work i just love you with all my heart and i will talk to you soon love you.

I miss you Daddy...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
I miss you Daddy...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Good afternoon Daddy.  I'm sorry that I haven't written you in a while.  I can't begin to tell you how much I miss you.  So much has went on in my life the past few months.  You have always been the one that I lean on for everything.  I know that I took for granted, you always being here for me.  I am lost without you.  Daddy, I've got to run for now, but I'll talk to you again real soon.  I hope your days in Heaven are wonderful, which I know they are.  I miss you and can't wait for the day to see your smiling face again.  You are truely, "the wind beneath my wings."  I love you Daddy!!!
Your loving daughter,
Kristie Close
Hey Daddy...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Hey Daddy...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Hey Daddy,
I'm so sorry that it's been so long since I've written to you.  I miss you so much.  So much has been going on in my life right now.  I'm sure you know.  I've got to run right now, but I'll talk to you later.  I love you Daddy and miss you terribly.  Talk to you soon!  I love you, Daddy.  Love you, Kristie Close
Hey Papaw,  / Amanda Goode (Grandbaby)  Read >>
Hey Papaw,  / Amanda Goode (Grandbaby)

 Hey handsom,
    just wanted to say good morning and that I love you. You know the world is so full of disapointment sometimes but no matter what the Lord  will always pick you up and put you back on your feet, without Him we would all be lost. I miss you so much, we all do.
 Well Charity is growing like a weed she is 12lbs 6oz, You would be so proud, well i hate to rush but somebody is starting to wake up. I love you so much
oh and say hey to everyone for me, bye bye.....
                 Love Always,
           your grandbaby, Mandy 

Sorry it's been so long...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Sorry it's been so long...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Good morning Daddy.  I'm so sorry that I haven't written you in a while.  I haven't forgotten about you, and I never will.  I've just been so busy that I haven't been on the computer in a while.  Well, enough of my excuses.  You know.  Daddy, there's not a minute that goes by that I don't think of you.  I was watching a show last night and this little kid died.  I started crying.  All I thought about was the morning that you passed away.  That morning haunts me now and I think it always will.  How could watching the person you love and treasure the most in the world pass away be a pleasant memory.  I'll never ever forget your eyes, Daddy.  So much is going on now that I want so much for you to be here to see.  Peyton is starting dance class today.  She is so excited.  I know you would be so proud of her.  You would want her to show you everything that she's been learning.  It just kills me to know that you will never be here to witness such things in her life and Cody's as well.  Dennis went and put in a new kitchen floor for Mama the other day.  She needed it so bad.  She is tickled to death over it.  I know you would be proud to see it.  She got a new dishwasher too.  I know you hated how the door would always drop on the old one.  Now she doesn't have to worry about it.  I just wish we could have done it while you were still here.  I was reading in this book this morning and and line in there said, "what you would do for just five more minutes with your loved one before they passed away."  That's so true.  I would take as much time as I could get.  Daddy, I have to go and pick up my car and take Peyton to get a dance uniform.  I love you and will talk to you soon.  I miss you and can't wait to meet you in Heaven some sweet day.  Send us down your love, hugs and kisses.  We need them.  We all miss you terribly.  You were the link that held us all together.  We're trying to make you proud of us, Daddy.  I hope you are because I couldn't bear ever disappointing you.  That would break my heart more than anything.  Besides losing you.  I hope your day in Heaven is precious and beautiful which I know it will be.  Guide us, Daddy.  I love and miss you so much.  Peyton says, Hi and that she loves you PawPaw.  She misses you so much.  You are her everything.  I'll talk to you soon.  Lots of love always, Kristie Close
Hello / Sylvia Silby (just a friend )  Read >>
Hello / Sylvia Silby (just a friend )
Hi Mr.Brown, I just came from my husband's website and I want to tell you the same thing I just told him. If tears could build a stairway to Heaven and memories a lane I would walk straight up to heaven and bring you home again. Just for your loving family. Sylvia Silby Close
To a friend  / Sylvia Silby (none)  Read >>
To a friend  / Sylvia Silby (none)
Hello,Mr. Brown.I am a friend of your Daughter Kristie.I am so sorry for there loss but I know for sure my husband Wesley has gained another friend. Your family misses you as we miss my husband.I want to tell you ,that you have a wonderful family and it is so good to have them as my friend. Would you please go find my husband Wesley and tell him I love him and surely do miss him. You two have a wonderful day in heaven and I will talk to you again. Sylvia Silby Close
Good morning Daddy  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Good morning Daddy  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Daddy, I know it's been a while since I've written you.  I think of you every second of every day.  I miss you so much.  We had decoration Sunday at the cemetary.  Your grave looks beautiful.  It was so hard.  You have always been there to decorate with us.  Mama got a flower for the baby's grave.  We know you would have.  I hope we're doing things like you would have done them.  I just can't used to the fact that you're not here anymore.  The hardest thing for me is leaving your grave.  It's hard for me to walk away and leave you there.  Daddy, I would never leave you when you needed me.  I hope you know that.  We all went out to Hollie's for a cookout for Mother's Day.  We missed you so much there.  Mama reminded me that on the 18th of this month is your wedding anniversary.  31 years.  Daddy, we all love you so much and miss you just the same.  Life will never be the same without you here.  I love you and I will talk to you again real soon.  I miss you so much.  I love you, Daddy.  Love always, Kristie Close
Father / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Father / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Used to wonder just why father 
Never had much time for play, 
Used to wonder why he'd rather 
Work each minute of the day. 
Used to wonder why he never 
Loafed along the road an' shirked; 
Can't recall a time whenever 
Father played while others worked. 
Father didn't dress in fashion, 
Sort of hated clothing new; 
Style with him was not a passion; 
He had other things in view. 
Boys are blind to much that's going 
On about 'em day by day, 
And I had no way of knowing 
What became of father's pay. 
All I knew was when I needed 
Shoes I got 'em on the spot; 
Everything for which I pleaded, 
Somehow, father always got. 
Wondered, season after season, 
Why he never took a rest, 
And that _I_ might be the reason 
Then I never even guessed. 
Father set a store on knowledge; 
If he'd lived to have his way 
He'd have sent me off to college 
And the bills been glad to pay. 
That, I know, was his ambition: 
Now and then he used to say 
He'd have done his earthly mission 
On my graduation day. 
Saw his cheeks were getting paler, 
Didn't understand just why; 
Saw his body growing frailer, 
Then at last I saw him die. 
Rest had come! His tasks were ended, 
Calm was written on his brow; 
Father's life was big and splendid, 
And I understand it now. 

-- Unknown
I Love You, Dad  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
I Love You, Dad  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
I Love You, Dad
For all the times I never said, "I Love You, Dad" 

So often it may seem as if I have taken you for granted, that 
I never noticed all that you did for me or the sacrifices you 
made for my benefit. 

But I did notice. I may not have said anything at the time, 
and I am sure that many times I really didn't appreciate you. 
But now that I have grown up, I realize that everything you 
did was because you loved me and wanted the best for me. 

I can see now that doing so much for me meant giving up a lot 
for yourself. As I look around, I see many parents who take 
care of themselves first and their children second. In the 
eyes of those children, I can see a hurt that I never knew. 
You have given me more than I ever deserved. 

At a time when so many people are blaming their parents for 
what is wrong with them, I want to thank you for all that is 
good in me. You instilled it in me with each hug, scolding, 
understanding word, punishment, and "I love you." I just 
wanted to tell you that I am forever grateful, and I love 
you very much. 

-- Michele Weber 
My prayers were answered  / Candace Grantland (Grandchild)  Read >>
My prayers were answered  / Candace Grantland (Grandchild)

Hey paw-paw I love you with all my heart and i want to tell you thank you for watching over me I had a big scared and you were there to show me that it was going to be okay i know you answered my prayer because i don't have nothing a wrong with me that can't be fixed i was so scared and i know you knew that God send my favoraite angle down to my sure i was going to be okay thanks for being here in my time of need it just like you were when you were here on earth. I love you so much does the hurt every stop i can't come on here everyday cause i cry every time i talk with you but, afterwards i feel great because i know that you listening and you realized how much we love and miss you. You will always be my angel and i will never forget you I love you my sweet angel.

Those Eyes  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Those Eyes  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
"Those eyes once eliquent with bliss were closed as soft as shutting flowers o'few could bare a sight like this yet Such a sight was ours." Close
He Only Picks the Best  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
He Only Picks the Best  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

He Only Picks The Best!
Many times we've missed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love could have saved you,
You never would have died.
It breaks our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone.
For a part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
We did not see you suffer,
There was no cure to be.
He closed his arms around you,
And whispered come to me.
For all that you went through,
He saw you needed rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
for He only picks the Best

Love Can Never Die  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Love Can Never Die  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

Love can Never Die
One must go and one be left
The lonely road to tread
There comes a day when all must face
The path that lies ahead

Knowing that the best is over
With a loved one gone
There seems no point in going on

But time is kind, the passing years
Their balm of healing bring
And like a bird at winter's end
The heart begins to sing

We come at last to realize
Death breaks the earthly tie
But love survives when grief has passed

In His Care  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
In His Care  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

In His Care.
It's hard to see tomorrow
When someone you love is gone
It's harder still to realize
That your life will still go on

The Lord won't give you burdens
He knows you cannot bear
He will not leave you comfortless
You'll always find Him there

We're all our Father's children
On earth and up above
Your loved one's walking close to God
Surrounded by His love.

If Tears Could Build A Stairway  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
If Tears Could Build A Stairway  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

If Tears Could Build A Stairway
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it means to lose you
No one will ever know
But know we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store
Since you’ll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you’ll always stay

We Thought of You Today  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
We Thought of You Today  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

We Thought Of You Today
We thought of you today
But that is nothing new
We thought of you yesterday
And will tomorrow, too
We think of you in silence
And make no outward show
For what it meant to lose you
Only those who love you know
Remembering you is easy
We do it everyday
It’s the heartache of losing you
That will never go away

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