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Missing You  / Candace Grantland (Granddaughter)  Read >>
Missing You  / Candace Grantland (Granddaughter)
Hello paw-paw i missing you so much and its getting harder and harder to come on this website. Every time i come to talk to you I cry because I miss you so much and want you back sometimes I get mad because I just want to see you again. I know i should be that way but, I also get mad because i should have came and seen you more but, I couldn't stand see you sick. And I can't go see Diana because I think if I wait long enough you will come back but, your not! I need to go and see her this weekend because i know that see loves all of us too. and I also think about how much Lacey & Jake love you but, Aidan really haven't  got to see what a great paw-paw you are not were. But, I will let him know because I know you love all your grandchildren. Well I feel like i got alot of my chest so, I will let you get back to enjoy your mom and dad. I love you and will always miss you. Kiss and Hugs! Close
Sorry Daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Sorry Daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Daddy, I am so sorry I didn't get to write to you yesterday, the 1 month anniversary of your passing. But this computer went crazy, yet one more time.
I want you to know i did not forget. I went to bed crying last night, because I couldn't write you last night. But I know, that you know. I was thinking of you, and i didn't forget. I don't think I could if I wanted to.
I think of you all the time. Day and night.
I found some really good pictures of you today, and couldn't wait to share them with everyone. I see Kristie put one of them on here, for your front page.
I also found another one of you and me, And daddy, All I could do was cry. I long for you to be here. To make more memories. I love you so much, and I fell like a lost little girl without you. And I long for you to be here and put your arm around me, And to comfort me as you always did.
When I was looking through the pictures yesterday, I found the poem, I had wrote for you for your birthday. The time I threw you the surprise birthday party at Ryan's in Decatur.
You said" Don't make me cry, when I told you I had wrote you a poem. When you started to read it, You began to cry, and I try to finish it. But I began to cry as well. I don't think we had a dry eye at our table. Even the waitress was crying.
Your birthday is coming soon, And I won't have the pleasure of throwing you anymore parties daddy. You will be celebrating it in heaven this year. You deserve it daddy.
I talked to Kristie, Hollie, and Diane today. I need to talk to them often. It seems by talking with them, and sharing our stories with each other, we can some what keep you here. I know we can at least keep your memory alive, and I have to do that.
I heard another song on the radio the other day. It talked of a loved one passing away, and how they missed them. It said. I will live for God, So I can one day see you again. And it ended by saying" I never been more homesick, than now.
I am homesick to come and join you daddy. So I will live my life for God, So one day. We will be together forever. But for now. I will stay here, and help to keep your memory alive. And help to take care of everyone for you.
I love you daddy. I will close this note for now. But I will never close my heart for you.
Love Sherry Close
It's been one month...  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
It's been one month...  / Kristie (Daughter)
Well Daddy, it was one month yesterday that you left us to be with Jesus.  It doesn't seem that long.  I keep thinking about that early morning when you left us.  Wondering what if anything I would want to change or say to you.  I think of a million things that I should have said, but didn't.  I know that I told you I loved you and gave you a kiss.  I also know that you gave me the greatest gift of all, you telling me that you love me too and softly gave me a kiss back.  I'll never forget the look in your eyes as you were leaving.  I wouldn't have left your sight for a minute, if I'd known.  That I do regret.  I have to go to the cemetary on my way to Mama's house and after I leave.  Peyton has to play your song "Beulah Land" everytime we go there.  I really miss you.  I keep thinking that it's going to get easier.  I think it's only getting harder.  Just this morning when I woke up, I saw something on TV that I knew would interest you.  I picked up the phone to call you, then reality kicked in.  I almost lost it.  It feels more like a nightmare.  Your birthday is coming up and it's going to be hard, but just knowing that you're going to get to spend it with Jesus and your mom and dad, is reassuring to me.  I've got to spend it with you for the last 28 years, so I guess it's their turn.  I love you Daddy and can't wait to see you again.  Until then...love, Kristie Close
Couldn't wish you Happy Valentines Day.  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Couldn't wish you Happy Valentines Day.  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Daddy, I am so sorry I didn't wish you a Happy Valentines Day. I know you are having a great one. But as for myself. I miss you so bad. Daddy, Everyone keeps saying it will get easier. But I just don't think so. I miss you so bad. Daddy, I cry everytime I think of you. Even when I think of our good times. Because I know we will not share anymore. I keep a memory book of you in my heart. During our times together. I put those memories in a file in my heart. And when I get lonesome for you, I pull them out. (I pull them out alot). I heard a story one time. It was a story of a man who had passed away. and as all the other angels were enjoying heaven. He just sat there on the bench. One of ther other angels walked over to him, and ask: why do you always sit here on this bench, and not join in with all the others. The man replied: I can't get up, you see, my children are hurting so bad, from the loss of me. and as long as they are hurting so bad, and they can't let me go, I have to set here. 
Daddy, I don't want to hold you on the bench. I want you to be with the other angel you have waited so long to see. Just please give me a little more time. 
Daddy, Will you please tell all my family members Hello for me and I love and miss them so. Tell mama, We said, you did a wonderful job of being a daddy.
Well I love you daddy, I will go for now. Sherry  Close
I am so sorry for your loss.  / Joan Ochs (None)  Read >>
I am so sorry for your loss.  / Joan Ochs (None)
Kristie, Thank you so much for looking at my daddy's site- Wesley Silby. It is so hard as you know. Our daddy's are rejoicing together I am sure. I love the poem that you put on your site. I would love to have a pretty poem like that for daddy's site but I dont know any poetry and cannot write any either. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard that it is. My heart goes out to you because I too feel the pain. I miss him sooooo much. May God Bless you and Keep you wrapped in his arms. 
Joan    Close
My condolences and thank you.  / Lynn Townsend (No Relation )  Read >>
My condolences and thank you.  / Lynn Townsend (No Relation )
Kristie, this is Lynn.Wesley Silby's daughter.My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.You said your Dad passed away the same day my Dad passed away. I know how you feel. I miss my Daddy so much.Last Friday was my Daddy's birthday.That was harder than Valentine's day.I wish this cancer stuff would just go away.At least you and I have a LOT of memories to hold on to.I guess we just have to take it one day at a time,at least that is what everybody tells me.Take care and you are in my prayers. Close
Happy Valentine's  / Candace   Read >>
Happy Valentine's  / Candace
Hey paw-paw just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day & That I love you and miss you more and more everyday. Me and mom talks about you yesterday and the times we share with you. I miss bring you fruit and I know you really enjoy that. I miss having you here with us & I know that mom is really miss you she cries everytime she read and thing in your website. Please be there for you wife and kids let them know that you will still live on with them each and everyday the way i know that you are still with me there is not a night that I don't think about you and wish you were still here for everyone birthday and Holidays. I will remember all the cook out that we share and I know that you will there in out mind and that will always be able to feel you there if we can't see you I know that you will be there. Your Birthday is approaching and I know that you will be enjoy with your mother & father this year I know that you will be happy to get spend it with them again as you did when you was little. I guess there glad to see you again. Well I will let you go for now. But, not always & not ever.
I love you and miss you! Close
Last Kiss...  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
Last Kiss...  / Kristie (Daughter)
"But now he's gone, even though I hold him tight; I lost my love, my life that night."  Last Kiss, Pearl Jam Close
Not so happy valentines day...  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
Not so happy valentines day...  / Kristie (Daughter)
Well Daddy, it's finally here...the first dreaded holiday without you.  I know that if you were here, you would call me when you got out of bed to wish me a happy valentines day.  I know that I will never get to here those words from you again.  I know this day is supposed to be all about love, but it's hard to celebrate knowing that you are gone.  My heart aches to see you again; to hear your voice.  As the end was drawing near, your voice was getting softer and softer.  It was hard hearing you like that and in so much pain.  I guess that I'm a little selfish, but I would rather have you back here in the same condition than to not have you at all.  I know that's horrible, but that's the way I feel.  Even the day that you passed, I knew that you weren't in your body, but just having your body there was a little comforting to me.  I guess just being able to hold your hand, kissing you and holding you was all I wanted at that time.  If I could have my way, I would never have let you go.  We were lucky to get to spend the last moments with you.  For that I am truly greatful.  Some families don't get that chance.  We were lucky to have you as long as we did.  I love you Daddy and I hope that you are happy and pain free.  You have a lot of family that went on before you, so I'll bet you had a really nice reunion when you got home.  Was Grandmother and Grandaddy Brown at the gates to welcome you?  I'll bet they were happy to see you come home.  There baby had finally come home.  I wish that we would have gotten the chance to meet them.  You spoke so highly of them.  You were always saying that you wish we could have met them.  Hopefully one of these days, you will get the chance to introduce us to them along with your brothers and sisters who have gone on home.  Don't worry about us, we'll be fine.  We'll take care of Moma and Danny for you.  I know how worried you were about them.  You held on as long as you could to take care of some business for them.  I know they miss you a lot too.  It still hurts for me to walk in your house and you not being there.  I'm sure it really hurts Moma and Danny because they lived there with you.  They have to look at your bedroom daily and the many memories they shared with you.  I have to go into your bedroom everytime I visit.  I can still smell you in there.  I know that's crazy, but it's so true.  I can feel your presence there.  You were such a good Daddy.  And as the song goes, "I'm everything I am, because you loved me." And as this song goes, "let me help you all I can while I'm still in this world; what will you do when your Daddy's gone and your Daddy's Little Girl. What will I do when my Daddy's gone."  I thought that it would get easier, and maybe it will, as time goes on; but it seems that it's only getting harder.  You were the one I ran to when others have passed away,  who do I run to now?  It's just so hard.  I'd better go for now.  I'll talk to you again tonight or in the morning.  I love you, Daddy and always will.  You will always hold a piece of my heart.  The part that left me when you did.  I miss you so very much.  Watch over us and come visit us in our dreams.  Happy Valentines Day!!!  Hope yours is better than mine.  Until we meet again...Love, Kristie

P.S.  As you always told me before I went to bed, "Good night, love you, see you in the morning, sweet dreams." Close
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I understand what you are going through because both my parents are deceased; my Dad's name was also James Brown; he was JAMES DUDLEY BROWN.  I pray that God will give you, your family, and friends strength to get through this difficult time. Close
Kiss her gently  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Kiss her gently  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Hey Daddy,
I'm sorry I haven't writen to you in awhile, But I have been working on this computer.
I went to Diane's ther other day to work on your flowers for Valentines Day. Diane and I walked out on the porch, and we were talking about you.
She said she goes to your grave four or five times a day, And it hit me, That I have been so caught up in my own grief, That I haven't thought as much about how she is. I heard a song the other day, It was a woman talking to her husband, who had past away. She was telling him about thier son, and all the things he takes after him. Then at the end she says, He misses you so much, and he loves you. He get's that from me. I thought about Danny, and Diane. And I couldn't help but to cry for them.
So Daddy, Let the wind blow a sweet kiss to her lips, Let the sun cover her in your warmth, And come to visit her in her dreams. She is hurting so. How could we not think, that if we were hurting as bad as we were. She must feel, she is about to be swallowed up, She said she get's lonesome. Let her feel you there daddy.
She is living in the house that you shared, and you are no longer there. She has 30 years worth of memories the two of you created. She needs to feel you near.
Well daddy, I will go for now, But I will write again tonite. I love you daddy, and my heart breaks, because I miss my daddy so, But Diane's breaks for the husband she had.
Love Sherry Close
True Friend  / Melissa Swann (Friend)  Read >>
True Friend  / Melissa Swann (Friend)
We never told you how special you made us all feel.  You always made us feel welcome.  (No matter how loud we got or what time it was).  Your home was always open to all of us.  Your words were always wise and kind.  You always treated us as equals instead of like kids.  You would laugh with us, gossip with us, and play card games with us.  (You even took our money a couple of times).  You seemed to know everyone, how old they were, who their parents were, and who they were married to.  (I guess that is where Hollie gets it).  You was a true friend to all of us.  Thank you for everything you ever did.  We will always remember you and miss you dearly.  Love Always, Melissa. Close
We Love you and Miss you!  / Candace Grantland (Grandchild)  Read >>
We Love you and Miss you!  / Candace Grantland (Grandchild)
Paw-Paw I know that you enjoy be with god but, I know that you are miss us right now as much as we miss you and you are the light of my life and I know that oneday I will be with you again just know that we are trying to live our life right so, that i can be with when it comes time for me.

The Kids want to say they love you and miss you so much. Please watch over us and make sure that we are doing right so, that we can see you again. Please feel the heart of your kids with joy and let them know that you are doing great because i know they are miss you alot. I love you! Close
I miss you Daddy  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
I miss you Daddy  / Kristie (Daughter)

Good morning Daddy.  I am missing you so much.  We fixed a flower arrangement for you today.  I thought that we would be planning your birthday, not fixing flowers to put on your grave.  It was so hard.  I think the flowers look really pretty, though.  You would be happy.  I went back to the cemetary after everyone had left and just sit there and talked to you.  I wish so much that I could feel your arms giving me a hug.  If I had only known that you would leave us that day, I would have held you and never let you go.  I remember the day before my surgery, I came to see you and we went to see Papa at the nursing home.  That day was so hard.  I remember crying at the nursing home because Papa kept asking if he could get out of there and go home.  Then when we got back to your house, I was having to leave.  As I was walking out, you told me that you loved me and that everything would be fine for my surgery.  I just remember kissing you and walking out the door crying.  You called me on my way home to make sure I was ok.  When you came to see me after my surgery, I remember telling you that we were two peas in a pod.  Just a like.  When I got out of the hospital, I could bearly move, yet alone bend over.  We got to your house to pick Peyton up and was leaving when I went to hug you.  You couldn't get up and I couldn't bend down.  We both just about busted a gut laughing so hard.  It was so funny.  What shape we both were in, huh?!?  I love you Daddy.  Well, Papa passed away only a week before you did, so it's been really rough on all of us.  It hurts to lose one of you, but to lose you both at the same time...I hope I never have to experience that ever again.  I died along with both of you.  I told Hollie, that we lost our Papa and our Daddy.  Who is going to be the "male" figure in our lives now?  I know you were so worried about Moma and Danny.  They are doing ok.  We've been trying our best to take care of them and keep them busy.  Moma, Danny and MawMaw has been staying with us some.  Remember all the times you all would come and spend the night.  I loved those times.  I remember the time that you wanted to get into the jacuzzi so bad because your back and hips were hurting.  You were afraid to get in because you didn't think you could get out.  Well, we talked you into it and you were right...you couldn't get out.  Moma had to come and help you out.  That was so funny!  But it did the trick...your back felt better afterwards.  I am going to miss those times.  Wish we could make more memories together with you.  When you arrived home to see Jesus, did Papa meet you at the gate?  Tell him we miss him and love him too.  I put Papa's picture above my fireplace after he died.  Little did I know that yours would soon join his.  It's now my memorial.  I just love walking by and seeing your pictures.  You were such a handsome man.  I love the picture with you on Papa's tractor.  I took that at Mama's and Papa's house about 4 years ago.  You were on Papa's tractor.  You had brought his tractor to our house to fix it and surprised him when you painted it.  Although the tractor was pretty old, you made it look practically brand new.  I treasure the all the times I had with you.  I can't wait to see you again.  I love you!!!  Until then...Kristie

Just wanted to say Goodnite.  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Just wanted to say Goodnite.  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Hey Daddy,
Just wanted to let you know, I am going to bed for the night. If you would like to visit me in my dreams, I will welcome you.
Daddy we got your flowers done today, for Valentines Day. I really hope you like them. I could feel you there with us today, and it felt so good. I love you daddy, and I don't believe I will ever stop missing you. But I hope to always feel you near.
Love You So Much. Sherry Close
Welcome Home  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
Welcome Home  / Kristie (Daughter)


                                 LOVE ETERNALLY,

It's me again, Daddy...  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
It's me again, Daddy...  / Kristie (Daughter)
Hey Daddy, I just wanted to talk to you before I start getting Peyton ready for bed.  I guess since I can't talk to you daily by phone, I'll just have to write to you here.  It's just not the same, but I seem to feel better afterwards.  It still seems so unreal that you're not here with us anymore.  I miss your voice, your smell and your laughter.  I don't ever want to forget any of that.  You left a lot of people behind to grieve for you.  I know that you were so tired and your poor body was worn out.  I guess that I'm just selfish, but I wasn't ready for you to go just yet.  I was thinking back of all the things that you've done for me.  Remember the early morning hours when I was in labor with Peyton???  You were so worried, making sure that I was ok.  You and Danny drove me to the hospital.  You were so proud that Peyton was a little girl.  You had bought a doll for me to give to the baby, before we knew what she was going to be, and your exact words were, "either the baby is going to love it (girl), or is going to hate it (boy)."   You said that you didn't think you would be around to watch her grow up.  Well, Daddy, you made it through the first 4 1\2 years.  March would have been 5 years.  I guess I should go for now, but will talk to you again later tonight.  I love you Daddy!!!  I miss you so much!!!  Love, Kristie Close
A LETTER FROM HEAVEN  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
A LETTER FROM HEAVEN  / Kristie (Daughter)
To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.

It’s good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, They’ll be here later on.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night the day’s chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night..

But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you , you wouldn’t understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er.
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it’s time for you to go...from that body to be free.
Remember you’re not going...you’re coming here to me.
Daddy's Little Girl...  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
Daddy's Little Girl...  / Kristie (Daughter)

There's a song called, "Daddy's Little Girl" that I put on this website that really relates to how it was for me and my siblings growing up with our Daddy.  The words could never be so true.  So when you're reading this insert, please take time to listen to that song.  And Daddy...I love you!!!  Until we meet again...Daddy's little girl

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