|John Alexander "Bad Dog" McCormack, died on
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Methodist University
Hospital after an 18-month battle with leukemia.
Bad dog helped raise money for Children with
cancer. He did this while fighting a battle himself.
That made him an angel among us. "Laughter is
the best medicine." He healed us all with his
infectious humor. His humor and spirituality are
|Mary Elizabeth Saucier Gipson,
"Macy" was my granny, well not by
birth. Mom and she met at work and
became instant best friends. At some
point, Macy became mom to my mom.
She adopted us as her own. She lived
the book of Ruth. She gave food to
poor coworkers when she didn't have it
to give. Always believing her needs
would be met. She took in people who
had lost their home. That's what I call
an angel among us.
|This is my wonderful Daddy! We were
very close all my life. He was funny,
fun, and always had time for me and
my friends. He taught us to jitterbug,
waltz and play Rook till all hours on
Friday nights after he had just come in
off the road all week working. Now he
comes and stands by my bed and we
talk and laugh, just like old times.
|My late aunt, Juanita, thought that her life didn't matter to many people. She
never had children and had only a handful of friends. When she died all 200
members of her company went to the service. We donated her organs and she
saved 7 lives. Dozens benefited from her gifts. The Gov. Of Wisconsin gave us
this medal on her behalf. I want all of you to know that the gift of life is the most
precious gift you can bestow. We received a letter from one of her recipients. He
promised to take good care of the Kidney that Nita gave him. That impacted my
life knowing that my aunt saved this young man's life. She never knew how
many people she would affect in a positive way. I know this is what made her an
angel among us.
|These are my parents. Tom and Evelyn Kemp. They are both in heaven now but
have left a very important message behind to those they love. I feel my Dad with
me mostly when I am driving I can look up and see on car tags DAD sometimes
in front to the side and one passing all in a matter of a minute.
|R.I.P. Coach Larry Finch. Larry was more than a coach. He was an icon in Memphis. He
turned a football town, into a basketball town. He was a mentor to young men. He showed
them that YOU CAN no matter what. YOU CAN succeed. Young boys and men looked to
him as a teacher and friend. That's what made him an angel who walked among us.
|Days after his passing - he hung on to life until January of 2000, just to see the new millennium - he appeared to
my oldest daughter in the image you see here: the gorgeous Marine in the middle. But he was 84 when he passed,
and Melissa had never seen this picture. She came to me in the kitchen and said, "Grandpa's in the garage. But
he's a 20-year-old Marine." Dad never grew up, and he passed his unending youthful joy and energy to me. He
has appeared to us several times since. In this life he was charming, the best dressed among men with impeccable
fashion sense - he shopped for me when I was a girl - a talented musician and vocalist by ear, an unlikely Marine
and a whimsical but always successful salesman. A flawless sniper who hated guns. A man who might have lived
a very different identity today, but instead judged no one then, or now. I'm thankful every day that he still walks
|David Michael Benson, 43, Manager of Do Sushi, The Beauty Shop Restaurant and Mollie Fontaine
Lounge, passed away April 7, 2011 at The Med after a brief illness. David had been with Karen Carrier's
companies for 15 years. David was preceded in death by his brother, Trey Benson; he is survived by his
parents, Morgan and Dianne Benson of Cordova, his brothers, Peter (Martina) Benson of East Memphis,
Paul (Kelly) Benson of Springdale, AR, his cherished nephews, Morgan, Jacob, Nicholas, his beloved
nieces, Suke, Megan, Maya, Zoey, Kayla and Lulu, his grandmother, Lorada Roberts of Memphis, many
aunts, uncles and cousins. David was a member of Ellendale Baptist Church. David was a beautiful human
being and will be greatly missed by his entire family and anyone who was lucky enough to know him.
|"David was an angel in that he lit up a room with such a
special aura he always
shined brighter than anyone else around. He brought joy
and laughter to everyone
and every situation. David's star will forever shine the
brightest. He was
deeply loved and will forever be missed."
|My daughter, Kari Anne West,
11-13-77 to 9-17-93. She died in an
auto accident on her way to school.
She was truly an angel among us who
touched the lives of many young
people in a positive way. She lived only
15 short years, but she lived those
years to the fullest.
Thank you for your page giving
tribute to those angels who are no
longer on earth, but will live forever
in our hearts.
|According to a police source,
the officer was killed after
responding to the disturbance.
The officer was climbing a
stairwell when the suspect
opened a door to a hotel floor,
stepped out and immediately
shot him in the head. Source:
|Memphis police officer Timothy Warren
|"Tim gave money and food and assistance to
so many who would have been without. He
lived as a bright example of God's
compassion. Now he works directly for God
and I'm sure he is very busy."
|Larry Collins, he lost his life Saturday Sept
3rd 2011, a robbery suspect fleeing from
police wrong way on I-75, Larry was hit head
on by a police cruiser involved in this chase.
Larry was a great guy, a business owner and
a well respected man, he was a excellent
father to his children and will be missed by
all who knew him.
|Feb. 27, 1999, he was only 19, Cyril
Kudlica, he was killed by a drunk driver.
He is survived by his parents and 1
|Dale Ray, a life lost to cancer at
the age of 52, a great friend, and
past co-worker. A lot of good times
to remember with this guy.
|Les Irwin, another life lost to cancer
to young, we go back 45 years, so
many memories of our friendship.
|Adam King co-founder of Ghost Eye
Paranormal,step-dad to Christine,Jeanne and Dylan,
Sadly Adam took his life.
May he be remembered by
those whom he loved and helped in the paranormal
Lest we forget.
|My dad was an angel because he was the only
one to make me happy. When I was 6, he
used to give me ladybird chocolate and ask
what my name was. I replied "Marie Kefer."
when he died lots of ladybirds kept appearing
in my garden he
was a good man and well loved. Smart at a
young age. He knew to draw like an adult and
strange languages to my grandmother or
walk the whole city asleep at night was
no man like him in city Moura Portugal. But
one day his greatness fell, he
started with mental health probably since he
divorced. Spent a lonely life until he
died. Angels know so did he. I am proud of
my dad, to me he has always been
great even the days he wasn't himself and
miserable. That's forgiven him as it wasn't his
fault. That's to be remembered.
|This is my Mom, she passed
away in Sept of 1998. She was
a kind and
gentle person, with a great
sense of humor and a warm
heart! She helped and fed
many people! She was a
|This is my sister, Beverly. She passed
away in July of 2009. She was a caring
and lovely person! She had a contagious
smile and the best personality! She
battled cancer and diabetes during her
time with us. In the late 90's she lost
her legs due to diabetes but stayed
determined and kept going...she was a
|Tripod - He was our good boy, he
passed away in June of 2010. He was
friend a person could have! He had
only 3 legs, but you could never tell!
He was a loyal, feisty and loving baby!
These are my angels, I know they
watch over my family and I. I miss
everyday but I know they are much
happier where they are now!
They will forever be missed and never
forgotten! In my heart always and
|Rest In Peace- Elvis Aaron Presley
You changed music and Memphis,
forever. We miss you!
|Mark took his own exit on November 6, 2005. It was
the most horrible day of my life, beginning with the
police coming to my door early that morning, and the
rest of the day was a blur and a nightmare. He had
gotten divorced, lost his job because he had to
relocate, and maybe there was too much loss for him
to bear. But still I can not fathom it. No one had any
idea he would do something like this. Just didn't. All I
know is he should be here. It should never had
happened. And my heart breaks to this day. In
memory of Mark. For the times you felt alive. Riposa
in pace, fratello. Remember when you were young,
and shone like the sun? Shine on you crazy diamond!
|May your spirit soar in freedom
From the fears that gripped so tight.
May you find the peace you searched for
As you wandered, lost, in the night.
May your tortured mind be clear and calm
May you have no need for strength now.
You will never have to worry about another storm.
May the music of the angels
Be the sweet sounds that you hear.
As you’re rocked in Heaven’s cradle
May you never shed another tear.
I love you, I miss you
My little brother…my true friend.
May my love for you reach you
Until we meet again.
|Frank (Pop) Roberts is my angel. Cancer
stole him from me in August 2011. He was
only 56 years old. My husband was my rock
and my inspiration. He left me with a huge
hole in my heart and no direction. It wasn't
supposed to happen like this.
Frank was a philosopher, a cosmos
enthusiast and a lover of music. I know he's
with me when one of his favorite songs
comes on the radio. It's as though he were
speaking directly to me. I miss him so.
Counting the days till I see you again baby.
I'll meet you there.
|On a cold, rainy Memphis afternoon on
Madison, I watched in awe and admiration
as Keith Ferre took his shoes off and handed
them to a homeless man who was walking
the street in raggedy socks. This was the
kind of man he was and few people knew
this side of him. Keith was my life partner
of 30 years. He died
on the operating table on Dec. 2, 2011. I
love and miss him very much.
|Beloved owner of Earnestine &
Hazels in downtown Memphis
Tennessee. Russell was a Memphis
institution, an ambassador if you will.
He could give you the complete
history of Memphis while making
you dinner. His infectious smile and
love of Memphis drew in
customers. His soul drew in friends.
We will always love and miss you.
|This is my mother, Jewel
Hancock Stanford, 1912-1995,
as a young woman. Thank
you, Mom, for always being
there for me. I love you and
miss you every day.
|"Now and forever to my better half.
Knowing you was a blessing but loving
you was an honor and the fulfillment of a
an angel is that he watched over and took
care of those who were less fortunate than
he was and made everyone around him feel
so special and loved. He gave of himself
freely never ever asking for anything in
return. He was a very special man and I
was so blessed and honored to be his wife
and still feel that way even to this day. He
was a friend to all and he never turned
away those who needed him no matter
what. Now that is someone that we should
all model ourselves after."
|Richard C. Peterson
Born 21st, Sept 1957 and got his wings on 05th, Oct 2009.
|Rest in Peace Mr.
Whiskers. You will be
Thanks for being in our
|"Our Buddy just went to doggie
heaven tonight. He was such a
great puppie....Aimiee's '
'brother' since she was 6. Gosh,
there will be a weird quiet in this
house for a while. "
The Conley family will miss their
four legged friend who had
entered into immortality. He was
an important member of the
family and they are comforted
knowing he is now in the
company of angels.
|Maurice Brown, Jr.
Murdered by his
father. Forever an
loved by us.
Gone too soon.
19 July 2012.
Rest In Peace.
Jessica Ghawi, 24, was an aspiring sports journalist described by her mother as an energetic woman, "easy to fall in love with." Ghawi survived shootings at a Toronto
mall last month, and later blogged about the experience:
"I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we
don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath."
Veronica Moser, 6, described as a "vibrant" child who had just learned to swim, was shot along with her mother Ashley Moser in Friday's attack. Ashley Moser remains in
critical condition in the hospital after gunshots to the neck and abdomen. According to the Denver Post, she passes in and out of consciousness asking for Veronica,
unaware of her daughter's death.
John T. Larimer, 27, joined the Navy last year and was stationed at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado.
"I am incredibly saddened by the loss of Petty Officer John Larimer -- he was an outstanding shipmate," Larimer's commanding officer, Cmdr. Jeffrey Jakuboski, said.
Matthew McQuinn, 27, of St. Paris, Ohio, died after diving on top of his girlfriend Samantha Yowler to shield her from bullets. Yowler and her brother survived the attack.
Recent high school graduate Alexander J. Boik, 18, has been described as "the life of the party." He loved softball, movies and hoped to become an art teacher.
According to his girlfriend, Lasamoa Cross, the pair were secretly engaged.
Jesse E. Childress, 29, was also stationed at Buckley Air Force Base as an Air Force reservist. Childress loved sports, the Denver Broncos, comic books and
superhero movies. According to the Denver Post, Childress had recently named his brand new car the "Batmobile."
Jonathan T. Blunk, 26, also died shielding his girlfriend, Jansen Young, from gunfire, pushing her under a seat while shots were being fired. Formerly in the Navy, Blunk
worked at a hardware store in Colorado at the time of the shooting.
Rebecca Wingo, 32, was working toward an associate of arts degree at the Community College of Aurora. Her father Steve Hernandez wrote on his Facebook page, "I
lost my daughter yesterday to a mad man, my grief right now is inconsolable, I hear she died instantly, without pain, however the pain is unbearable."
Alex M. Sullivan was celebrating his 27th birthday at the time of the attack. He died just two days shy of his first wedding anniversary with his wife Cassie on Sunday.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Alex's family has called him their "real life superhero."
Gordon Cowden, 51, went to the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" with his two teenage children, both of whom survived unharmed.
"He will be remembered for his devotion to his children and for always trying his best to do the right thing, no matter the obstacle," Cowden's family said in a statement.
Micayla Medek, 23, graduated from William C. Hinkley High School in Aurora and had been attending the Community College of Aurora. According to the Los Angeles
Times, Medek was saving up for a trip to India.
A friend described Alexander Teves, 24, as "One of the best men I ever knew. The world isn't as good a place without him." Teves loved Spider-man and his alma mater,
the University of Arizona. He had just earned his master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver.
|This is my angel Daniel Kerry
Kerry loved life, his five children
and family. He was diagnosed with
type I diabetes at 5 year old. Kerry
lost his battle with diabetes on
November 12, 2011. Kerry was only
30 years old, he never allowed his
disease control his life. Kerry was
very kind hearted who never met a
stranger. He would give his last
dollar to help someone. My son
wrote in his Facebook that I was his
hero when in reality he was my
hero. I love my son and I know he is
in heaven watching over his
children and family. Rest in Peace
My Son, Dad loves you.
|My Angel is my daddy Robert “Chuck” Moss. He
was taken away from us on May 2, 2011. It was way
to soon he was fighting a infection that they could
not find. He was so young. Its been hard to move
passed it, you could ask anyone in the family. We
love and miss him dearly!
|Robert M. Ybarra
Sunrise: September. 20, 1964
Sunset: Mar. 22, 1997
This beautiful young man gave light and love
to everyone he met. He was someone that you
could instantly become close friends with. He
trusted everyone and was loyal to those he
loved. HIV took him away at a point when
treatments were few and far between. Robert
died in his home surrounded by a large and
loving family. I miss you my friend. I know I
will see you again someday.
|We remember 2973 citizens who
lost their lives on 9/11. Souls that
went to work, firefighters and
police who were doing their jobs.
|Memphis musician B.B.
Cunningham scored big with a
classic garage rock song and
toured with Jerry Lee Lewis.
Cunningham co-wrote the 1967 hit
“Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)” B.B.
Cunningham was working as a
security guard when he was
murdered. His friends and family
and the city of Memphis mourn his
senseless loss. He sings in angel
|Sandy Hook Elementary School
|Born March 1984 Died September 1,
He Was killed on his motorcycle by a
careless driver, but gave the ultimate
gift of life. We don't know when
Bryan registered to be an organ and
tissue donor, but upon his death
saved the lives of 4 people and
improved the quality of countless
others. He is truly a hero!
Bryan was many things, He was an
accomplished Cub Scout and Boy
Scout Receiving the Order of the
Arrow as a Vigil Member and the
Eagle Scout rank. He was an
accomplished Young Brother in the
Order of DeMolay for young men,
and upon the time when he came and
personally get and sign his petition to
join the masonic lodge i did and he
was raised a 3rd degree master
mason in 2010 and also received the
4th-32nd degrees of the Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite SJ. He was
majoring Physics and minoring in
philosophy at Southwest Tennessee
Community College. He was
preceded in death by only a month
his half-lab/half-doberman "peanut."
|My parents divorced before I was 1. When I was 21 my mother gave me a card. Inside it simply had a Name, address and phone number. Kena. I looked at my crying
mother with confusion. She said “I have waited for your father to tell you but he has not, So I think it’s time you knew. You have an older half sister, named Kena”. I cried,
for a long time. All the feelings of someone missing my whole life were real. The number nor address were her. We tried the next 7 yrs to find her. Finally I did. I went to her
home (6 hours away) the next weekend. We visited and shared pictures. Went to church. Cried and hugged when I left. Over the next year we emailed and talked daily.
Always promising to make time to see each other again. I had a baby. 1 week before my daughters 1st birthday I got a call that changed my life. Her husband simply said
“I just wanted to let you know Kena passed away about 6 hours ago from complications of Kidney stone surgery, She had a massive heart attack in the hospital bathroom
and never was revived again”. So, a few days later I saw my sister for the second time, in her coffin. I miss her daily. Some days I am bitter at God for taking her from me so
soon after we found each other. Most days I am grateful he let me hold her once before he called her home. Kena, you were a beautiful loving sister, mother and wife. Now,
you are my Angel."
|Rest In Peace
I met him when I was 10 years old. He worked
with my mother. My parents had
recently divorced and he became my honorary
big brother. He meant the world to
me, and I to him. When I was 12, he moved to las
Vegas, but he sent me pictures,
letters, and packages every day. Before he had
moved he gave me a beautiful
hand carved box to remember him by, I still have
it. No man at that point in my
life had been such a role model, or shown me
such interest. He made my heart
feel important. Again, we lost track of each other
as I grew older and moved
around. In early 2010 I found him on Facebook
and we were both so glad for the
reunion. He was so proud of me and my family,
and I was happy he had finally
found love as well and was engaged. He died
suddenly of a heart attack on Jan. 2, 2011.
|"I miss you so much everyday that
goes by. I never told you how much
you meant to me in my life.
My best friend, my mentor, my dad.
You always gave me so much love."
|“Any man can be a Father but it
takes someone special to be a
dad.” -Anne Geddes
|Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
|Hate took you away from us. Love will ensure you are never forgotten.
|This beautiful nurse was taken away from
our world by someone who said he loved
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|Heather was a beautiful old soul.
She had a smile that would melt
your heart and thought she could
fix everyone. Heather never
judged anyone and saw only the
best in everyone. She always
tried to help people, even when
it caused her pain, she still did
all she could to try to help them.
She loved animals and was not
only my baby but my best friend.
Heather was taken away from us
in a car accident.
|Born September 22, 1962 and passed away in
Truly one of the greats! Donald Hickman was a
tremendous friend, inspiration & visionary soul!
He feared none and was loved by many. He was
the first to teach me to think for myself. He posed
the important questions. He made everything
more colorful, beautiful and joyful! He brought
love, laughter & limitless possibility with a simple
smile. He made this world a better place.
Rest well. You are missed but remembered with
Born December 17, 1976 and
called away October 28, 2001.
A fiery Sagittarius and amazing
friend, coworker and soul sister!
She was a loving mom. Forward
thinking, imaginative and fun, Tora
blessed me with her caring, sharing
and showing me how to be a better
and stronger person. She taught
me much about loyalty,
independence and true friendship.
She had my back and never let me
down. She was such a blessing to
all who knew her! A very special
lady, she is greatly missed, but
remembered so dearly!
|U.S. Navy SEAL, beloved father of
Stacie Taylor-Ziemba, Christie
Taylor, and husband to Deborah
Myers Taylor. Rick passed away on
December 11, 2002, 6 weeks prior
to the birth of his first grandchild; his
namesake ~ Ricky Ziemba. Three
more grandchildren, Madison
Huisman, Lilly Ziemba and Aidan
Huisman have since been born.
Although they will never know this
amazing man, a piece of him lives on
in each of them.
|Charles Lewellen passed away
on July 9,1994 at the young age
of 53 from a massive heart attack
during his annual cookout. He was
among family and friends doing
what he loved the most. He also
loved Karaoke and raising money
for St. Jude. Although he had no
money, he would give anyone his
last dollar to help them.
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