• Johnson Funeral Home
    Jacksonville, NC
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Codie James Bryant
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
As the holidays near and I think about those who will only be with us in spirit, I am reminded of how temporary this life is. it is so important to make sure that we treat each other with the love and compassion that we would show on the last day of someone's life, because it just might be. I think of Codie all the time and love and miss him like crazy. Until we met again xoxo
Monday, November 17, 2014
I only met you once, and you seemed like a great guy, I love your family like my own, thank you for serving our country R.I.P
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Codie I only knew you for a very short time. You would come pick up Travis from my house, when you could not find him. I knew you were a good man, making something out of your life. You left this world too soon. But you will never be forgotten, may you look down on your mother and bring her peace in her heart. R.I.P CODIE.
Monday, October 27, 2014
When Codie and Travis were little boys Geri used to bring them to my house and I called Codie Cookie Monster because he would go straight to my antique cookie jar to see if I had baked fresh chocolate chip cookies. He grew into a handsome strong young man and he is missed very much!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I never met Codie but have gotten to know him through stories from Geri and Melvin. He was kind, the life of the party, not shy at all, a prankster, fun to be around, loving and handsome. Those are only a few things I've learned and I think Codie and my son, Drew, would have been great friends had they had the chance to meet. I'm sure somewhere they are looking down on us smiling. Thanks to your mom and stepdad I will forever remember you!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
i am doing the best that i can with an open heart that is outside my body with my brother in heaven,rain or shine comne hell or high water brothers forever i promise.my brother a rock of strength a best friend to all his friends,afraid of nothing considered himself a machine my brother my best friend,i will always tell my kids to trust their crazy side just like their uncle Codie.i do not know how to feel but i know he is beside me everyday the source of alot of my strength,fist bump big hug and a big smile to my big brother Codie,I LOVE YOU
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
why do bad things happen to good people,why are good people pushed over the edge,life is not fair...who is the master of our fate,the captian of our soul...do you believe everything happens for a reason,i do not...Codie was in the middle of his story,where is his happy ending. everyone has a purpose in their life Codies was to have an impact on every life he touched ,you took his body but not his soul and he left an imprint on all those hearts he touched,time does not heal the pain it only helps you cope with it,it is a darkness i can not explain...no matter how many songs i hear or words i write down i can not describe how i feel,alone i sit not knowing when it will stop...if i listen closely i can hear you laughing and i know you are with me in one of the stars smiling and i smile back looking at the sky knowing i will always have a star smiling back at me,and i make a wish in my heart to honor and keep you alive with memories,it has become a part of who i am.i love you i miss you and i will keep looking up...your infectious smile could make anyone smile even cry,a smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating the heart is at home so look down on us and smile ,i will smile back with tears...is it always gonna hurt this bad,maybe life is not supposed to make sense but i will never say good-bye saying good-bye means going away and going away means forgetting,and in my heart you will always shine...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
though i did not know Codie i did meet him with that handsome face and smile which will be missed..his mom and brother keep him alive with beautiful memories.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
i do not have the words to express what i am feeling,pictures of CODIE still make my cry. love you bro.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Codie, I have such fond memories of you as a young boy. You were always the kind of student that a teacher loves to teach. Always with an inquiring mind along with an impish sense of humor. I felt very proud of you as you matured and served our country in the military. It is always such a pleasure for a teacher to see former students be successful.

Even though it was difficult for us to understand why you were taken from us at such a young age I believe in my heart that God had a plan for you. God Bless you Codie! You are missed!
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Thinking of you a lot these days. Your on my heart and mind sure miss you cuz! Love u!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
It is really hard to believe that Cody passed away. I remember him being a quiet sweet young boy coming into the bowling alley and sitting with Travis while Geri worked. He had a calm disposition and a witty sense of humor.The stories that Geri would come into work telling me about, her boys being boys. That is how I will always think of him.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
If you could see me now...

If you could see me now,you wouldn't shed a tear.
Though you may not understand why I'm no longer here.
Remember my spirit, that's the real me.
I'm still very much alive, oh, if you could only see!
I've beheld our Father's face, I've touched my Saviors hand.
The angels all rejoicedas I entered the Promised Land.
Beyond the gates of pearl, I walk on golden streets.
I've touched the gates of heaven, dipped my foot in the crystal sea.
The beauty is beyond words, nothing can compare.
I've seen your mansion, someday I will meet you there.
Allow Jesus to be your guide, His words will show you the way.
So, please, don't cry!

I Love and Miss you more than words can say!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Lots of things remind me of you every single day Codie. I know you are with me and watching over me and that brings me comfort. I miss you more than words can explain.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
You were more than a friend you were my family, my brother. We grew up together, my mom was your mom and your mom was my mom. Its a blessing that we get to share those memories, all those laughs and good times. We did it all good and bad. I miss you, we all miss you and we'll see you again sometime in the future. Love you Codie
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Love you bro! Just thinking and keeping my mind open. Believe in anything and it might just happen:) anyways goodnight my best angel
Monday, September 22, 2014
I just want you to know that I've been thinking about you and your family since I learn of Codie's death. There are no words I can offer that will make this any easier, but I'm hoping knowing people care will allow you to lay some of the burdens on us. Anything to make you feel better,happier each day that passes by. At such a difficult time.
Codie was a brave man becoming a soldier. I have much Love and respect for him for protecting and fighting for my Country. Codie is a hero!!! He will always live in our hearts and memories.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Miss you Codie and love you a lot. Auntie
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Brother I love you and miss you very much, you always brought the smiles out of everyone when u were around and you still have me smiling when I think of all the good times we had together. I'll miss you Codie very much. With love and respect from your friend -Matt Costa
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
It's still hard to believe your gone codie. We all miss you brother. You were a great friend had the biggest Hart and we're always full of life. You were a hero to all us. We miss codie. Rest In Paradise brother.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
I didn't know you, Codie, but I knew your mom for the last few years and I know how proud she was of you when you went into the Marines. There are so many crazy things happening in the world today and it takes a lot of courage to volunteer for the military knowing you may end up fighting for our freedom in some place far away. I can see by all these letters here that you were very special to a lot of people and you must have been very brave. I don't know what you saw over in the Middle East but my own son has nightmares to this day and it's been 10 years since he came home from the last tour. My heart aches for you and your family and I pray for peace for your mom especially and also for your wife.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The loss of Codie is deep. There are many good memories I will always have of him. Watching him grow from kid to a young man who joined the Marines. RIP Codie! Pound to remember you as Cousin, and Naval Brother
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The loss of Codie is deep. There are many good memories I will always have of him. Watching him grow from kid to a young man who joined the Marines. RIP Codie! Pound to remember you as Cousin, and Naval Brother
Friday, July 25, 2014
Thank you....rest in peace!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
not a day goes by i don.t think about you or think i see you...i want to see,touch,your sweet angel face and let you feel the warmth of mommas hug...i love you with all my heart and more. what flows from the heart goes to the heart...angels of god in heaven so bright watch over my angel and guide him right,fold your wings around him with love sing to him softly in heaven above...i read this guestbook to you and cry but i need to read it...sad tears, happy tears,all tears of love....from your momma
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Thank you Cody you will never be forgotten
Monday, June 23, 2014
For our grandson and nephew, Codie, Our deepest sympathies to his wife, Ashley, mother, Geri, and brother, Travis. He was a very kind and loving human being who will never be forgotten. He served as a Marine and we will forever be indebted to him for that in fighting for our freedom and most of all, his country. He was a ray of sunshine and his glow touched everyone he came in contact with. So this candle is lit in your honor, Codie, and will never go out as our love for you will continue to shine until we see you again. Love, Grandma (Jessie Bryant) and Uncle Paul and Dianne (Brown)
Monday, June 23, 2014
When I first met you cousin you were so shy and such a tough little guy, but joining our family you kinda had to be ;) but you were always so polite and sweet at the same time. I knew your mom had done a terrific job! Our visits were always too short and too far in between but I was able to see you grow through pictures and stories. When last I saw you I cannot express how proud of you I was! A mere teenager looking after two grown men, I was amazed and impressed by your maturity and compassion and love. What an amazing man you became! Thank you for your service and selflessness. May you rest in peace my sweet cousin. Gone from our world but never forgotten. Love you so much!
Monday, June 23, 2014
Dearest Codie, We were so deeply saddened to hear of your passing, sweet nephew. You will forever be in our hearts and on our minds until we see you again in Heaven. I know that all who knew you will miss and love you even more now than ever. You were a blessing to all those lives you touched all your life. Thank you for being you and for serving our country so unselfishly and for becoming the person God created you to be. Say hi to Jesus for me. Love in Christ, Aunt Daisy (Bryant)
(Tony and Priscilla Bogusz)
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Dearest Codie, We were deeply saddened to hear that you left us, sweet nephew. We will forever love you for who you were and the impact you left on every life and heart you touched while you were here on Earth. We know that you are gone but not forgotten and your sweet spirit lingers in each of our hearts who continue to know and love you. Thank you for serving our country and becoming the man God meant for you to be. It's always been a blessing and privilege to have you in our family and to know you. I know your mom and everyone misses and loves you very, very much. You will forever be in our hearts. Say hi to Jesus for me. With deepest love, Aunt Daisy (Bryant)
(Tony and Priscilla Bogusz)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I didn't know Codie personaly. only threw working with his Mother at Burger KIng. I remember one night Codie came into Burger King with Travis to see their Mom. He was in his Camos and Geri's face light up like a chrismas tree. Then I remember with tears in her eyes,telling me of her loss. I put my hands over my heart and said I was sorry. Codie will live forever in her heart. Codie, I'm sorry for what happened to you. Thank You for your service as a Marine. Juan
Friday, May 02, 2014
Man there is not a day that goes by that i dont think about you, u were one of the best friends i have ever had. My son has never met u but trust that he will always know who his uncle cody IS! there are too many memories to choose from, but not one negative one. thank you for being there for me n havin my back always. R.i.p. To u my brother!
Friday, May 02, 2014
We are together even though we are apart. Connected by heartstrings. I find you'r smile inside to help me with the pain. Where does the pain come from? Motherhood is an intense emotional bond. I have to face the fact that it's not a dream. My head knows what my heart will not accept and all this has taught me the true meaning of sorrow. With a new normal. Moving forward while standing still. I keep you close in everything I am. My eyes fill with tears remembering your eyes full of sparkle and life. One day at a time with sadness in my heart. I want to hold you, look at you, share a smile and a laugh. When the moon and stars reflect their light by night I truly believe it wasn't your time to go. I have no closure and will celebrate and cherish your life...to the end of time! Sending love to you, Mom.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Your birthday brings back memories of laughter and of tears. Of all the celebrations held throughout your precious years. As you're now watching over me, I hope that you can see how much those memories we made mean so much to me. I'll always cherish times we had and smile just at the thought. I hope you know the magnitude of joy your life here brought. On holidays and birthdays it's so hard to be apart. Like everyday that falls between, your memory fills my heart. You're with me now wherever I go, you're a part of all that I do. I'll celebrate your special day, and the gift of knowing you Happy Birthday, I love you! — with Codie Boss.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Hope u liked the balloons we sent u..? thinkin of u always HAPPY BDAY CODIE WE LOVE YOU...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Dearest Codie, You were bigger than life it self. The world was too small for you. You probably remember me as the mean yard duty at Capistrano, but it was for your own good. Your Mom has the biggest heart, the kindest person who worried about you always. I hope you found your peace. Love, Lisa Nunez-Hernandez
Monday, March 24, 2014
You're My Star, My Dear Codie,

The beam shines down,
The rays so bright,
The stars come forward,
At the dead of night.

I feel you close,
You're always here,
The glow of the sun,
You're my star, my dear.

An angel gained,
A distance apart,
Our friendship lives on,
A place in my heart.

I feel you close,
You're always here,
The glow of the sun,
You're my star, my dear.

A loss like this,
Won't heal too soon,
You light the sky,
The sun, the stars, the moon.

I feel you close,
You're always here,
The glow of the sun,
You're my star, my dear.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
My memory of Codie is a little freckled faced boy. A kid with a heart of gold and a personality to match. His Resource Teacher at Capistrano Elementary Linda Pegarella
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Codie, thank you for serving our country even I didn't got to know you I know your mom was very proud of you. You will be remember thank you. Rest in peace.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Dear Codie, eight years ago I meant you. You became a really good friend and a part of my family. I wish you where here so we could have a cold beer why we bowl. You will always be in my heart and I miss you very much.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Dear Codie, About 10 or 11 years ago you rode my bus to Teel Middle School. When you went into High School you were always so friendly to me and always waved. I always have enjoyed seeing my Bus kids through the years. I was sad to hear you were gone from this life. I want to Thank You for your service in the Marines and for touching every bodys lives that knew you. I'm so sorry for the torment you endured, Now you are at peace and sleeping with the angels. I know your Mom Misses You and Loves you more than Life. Thank You God for the Memories Sincerely and Love to you up above, Nancy The Bus Driver
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Codie , I will never forget u I'll never forget your smile and your laugh or the whole 5th grade year that u sat next to me in our class.I remember when we were little and you would come over to my house and watch tv with me and your dad would come over and knock on the door and say codie come on time for dinner and u would look and him and say no dad no dad I want to stay here and he would say come on Codie and finnaly u would say ok knowing u would see me in school the next day.its the little memories like that is what makes me miss u the most there are so many years of your life that I had missed and there are no words that can't explain how upset I am with my self for not contacting you sooner but I know that u will live in my heart forever.before I knew what had happend to u I started having dreams about u and our child hood memmories I thought to my self maybe I can find u and tell u about my crazy dreams so I proceeded to ask are friends we went to school together with.and I found you I seen that u had got married and joined the marines Ithought to myself a lot has happend scence iv seen u last I'm so proud of u Codie and everything u accomplished in your life.when I found out u went to be with the lord I keep saying to myself no no no it's not him it can't be himand then it hit me the dreams the dreams u came to me in my dreams to say good bye and I would like to think u for that I will never forget u Codie and I hope u never forget me until we meet again
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
my heart is still breaking cuz my life will never be the same but with the magic of your memory i can smile through the tears...i reach for my angel with an open heart and high upon a shining star is where i find the light in your eyes and the tears start falling as keepsake in my heart...you will always have ahold of my heart and even though you are not here you are in so many ways...something special is not always seen with your eyes but felt with your heart...you are proof of that ,you always have been and always will be a star...when you look down from heaven and see me talking to the moon twinkle for me, momma wants to know where you are...a million tears can.t bring you back i know cuz i have tried then something reminds me of you and i smile...it still doesn.t seem real i didn.t get to touch your sweet face one more time and kiss you on the cheek with a big hug i love you Codie...we were blessed by the impact of you in our lives,beautiful inside and out,with a way of making everyone smile-the way only you smiled-you could light up a room with that smile-LIGHT UP THE SKY CODIE...there.s isn.t a word to explain the loss of you,there.s not another person who could be quite like you,i am so lucky to have had you for a son and now i have you to help me remember the meaning of having faith.
love MOM...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I continue to picture you running through Disneyland, as a child, carefree and ready to tackle every ride possible. We will always have those memories along with many more. We love and miss you always!!!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

It is hard for me to believe it has been over a year since you left us. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you, see something that reminds me of you, or hear someone in our family talk about you! Words cannot explain how much we all miss you! You will undoubtedly always be a part of our family! I hope that you have found the peace that you were looking for!!! I know in my heart that you are looking down at all of us and smiling that special smile that belongs to only you!!! Rest in Peace my nephew, until we meet again always know how very much I LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
As the final chapter on this book is closed we reflect back on the final days we got to spend with you. There were way too few days! Your untimely passing came much too soon. However we are forever grateful for the memories and the love we have for you will never cease. You will live in our hearts forever. Something happens almost daily that reminds us of you and your actions. You were truly an
"individual" that was unique. As they say "one of a kind". Your spirit lives on and it reflects in the action(s) of
some of your admirers. Rest in peace my dear grandson and don't forget to
dance with the angels. I love you!

Grandma Tia
Monday, December 23, 2013
In My Memory
Not one single day goes by,
that we don't think of you,
Some tiny thing you might have said,
Some things we use to do. But as the days keep passing by, while you are away from me, I still relive the days you lived...
You're in my memory.

Codie was at our house alot when he was a young little guy and he was the sweetest kid that had a smile that was so cute,it just lite up his eyes and you just wanted to hug him every time you saw it. He never minded as he loved to snuggle. He was a sweet kid that will be forever young.
Monday, December 16, 2013
CODIE it's been crazy thinking bout you not being here but you left alot of loved ones and friends who love you behind and you will never ever be forgotten. R.I.P Codie love the Bingle family
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This is hard for me, and sad for me too. I remember when you came back from boot camp, and you came to see us, and you told me, and taught me about boot camp. You were always so much fun, you were a great cousin, I tell all my friends about you. I miss you, I love you, I think about you with my heart. Love, your cousin, your little buddy Chase
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I remember Codie mostly from when he was a little boy with a smile that lit up his face! I did not see alot of him as a young man but his Grandmother, my sister Tia, always kept me informed as he matured, and I felt very proud of him when he became a Marine.

Don't think of him as gone away...his journey has just begun. Life holds so many facets...this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting, from the sorrow and the tears, in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think how he must be wishing, that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched. For nothing loved is ever lost...and he was loved so much. Love, your Aunt Joanne
Monday, December 02, 2013
Uncle Codie,
I may not have ever met you, but I see you all the time. I can't talk to you yet, I'm just a year and a half years old, but I can hear you talk and sing to me. I can hear you when the planes fly by. Even though I can't talk, I know you hear me. I do not understand why you left, but I know why you will never leave my heart. And I just know one day we will meet. So, until then, my uncle, my hero, my guardian angel. . I love you.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Codie, I didn't have much time to get to know you as good as I would've liked to, but after meeting you the very first time I felt like I already knew you. . Travis's stories of "Me and Codie" helped a lot. I know how much he loves you and I could see why. . you were caring, outgoing, handsome, smart and fun. He would always speak so highly of you and proudly. I remember after Travis and I got married, I went to pick him up at your dads house and there you guys are out front beating the C*** out of each other. . I just thought to myself, "This is going to be a long night!". And I remember the smile on Travis' face. . it matched yours, bigger than ever from ear to ear, laughing and joking . . it was great! The only other time I've seen Travis smile like that was after our daughter was born. I wish you could've met her, Codie. She's beautiful. She looks just like Travis, lol. And don't worry she can already kick some butt! She's tuff. I know you would've been so proud of your brother. He's always been so proud of you. He's a great husband and even better father. I can see why. . .he had such a great brother to look up to and you mean more to him than you'll ever know. I love you, Codie, you will always be our hero. . until we meet again, we'll miss you always.
Monday, November 25, 2013
I never met you
nor knew you,
only heard of you,
though I see the legacy you've left,
and the people you loved.
I've heard you were great,
and believe that it's true,
because only a person so wonderful,
could leave a mark on this world
like you.
Monday, November 25, 2013
I am a friend of your mom and i'd like to say, all though I did not know you, I don't have to know you to appreciate and feel greatful for your service to our country. Watever it was that took you from this life and those who love you, I am truely sorry for it. I hope you and your family find the peace you need and deserve. Thank you again for all you gave for the safety and freedom of others. I know you will always be loved and dearly missed.
Monday, November 25, 2013
There is an angel in Heaven
that's a part of me
It's not where I wanted him
to be
He touched the hearts of
many like only an angel
can do
I would have held him every
minute if in the end I
only knew
So send this hug with a message
to Heaven above
Please take care of my
Angel and send him
all my love.
Although he's in Heaven he
isn't very far away
He's in the sky with the
moon like a night time
shooting star.
Never forget to always remember
I love you
Saturday, November 23, 2013
If roses grow in heaven
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my nephews arms
And tell him they're from me.

Tell him I Love and Miss him
And when he turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon his cheek
And hold him for a while.

Because remembering him is easy
I do it everyday,
But there's an ache in my heart
That will never go away!!!

I Love and Miss you Codie!!!
Friday, November 22, 2013
The thought of you will always make me smile.
I try to stay strong and hold on to you in the special place I keep you in my heart.
Even though my heart is broken, I keep you there...
I can't say good-bye,
I watch the stars at nite then just breathe day by day.
The Love inside goes with you,
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Dear Codie, you were a very handsome young man. I am sorry I did not get to meet you in person. I have heard so many nice things about you from your mom & Mel my son. It would have been my pleasure to spend time with you, your family is so great , I love them all. Love Joy Wilson
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Words cannot bear the weight:
To say we will never forget you does not say what we really mean. To say you are missed means something so much more immense than these words can carry.
There is peace and so much love in remembering the too-short time we shared.
Codie you are gone but never forgotten.
Love Aunt Jodi
Monday, October 28, 2013
Codie, Thank you for fighting for our freedom. We can never repay you for your service. Even though we never got a chance to meet you we could tell by the love in your eyes you touched many people in your life. We know you were a very large part of your mother's life. We can only pray that your memories will enable your mother to grow strong to Live Life & Love Life.
I am the Way John 14:16
Monday, September 23, 2013
Codie you are my guardian Angel from
heaven so bright,
watching beside me
to lead me aright,
fold you'r wings round me,
and guard me with you'r love,
softly sing songs to me
from heaven above.

Thank you, for having my grandma come
through to help me. You knew I wouldn't
beleave a word the medium lady was saying
to you'r Mother and I. Unless She knew
thing's no one eles could know. When she
started saying thing's about me growing up.
Stuff that I never told you'r mom.
I beleave now!!!! ( U showed me who's Boss)
I know 100% now that it's you sending me the signs from above.
I'm very honored to help with you'r Marker. you will forever be loved, missed & honored by the one's who truely love you.

forever my guardian Angel Codie
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I never had the chance to meet Codie,but I work with his mom, Geri. From reading the entries posted, I can tell Codie was very loved and a wonderful person. I recently learned of his death and it saddens me. However, I would like to thank him for serving our country. I hope you found comfort and peace of mind, Codie. May you rest in peace and keep watching over and protecting your family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Thank you again, May you rest in peace <3
Monday, August 19, 2013
Dear codie, i wish i could see you one more time or at least say bye i think about you every day but one day i will see you again. i always wish the best for you and miss you and love you with all my heart. stay my gardian angel forever. i love codie james.
steven(cousin) best freind
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Darn, I wish I had at least a chance to say good-bye. But I aleast know UR at peace my cousin. I'll c-u-wen I get there. untill then 1LUV-LUV1 Bobby
Thursday, July 25, 2013
It still just doesn't feel real to me. I feel you're still just away on leave and we will all see you again at thanksgiving or Christmas at grandmas house. Things will just never be the same without you cousin. I hope you know how much I love you and how proud of you I always was. You were my first best friend and you took a piece of my heart away with you when you left. I think about you every single day and time just doesn't seem to make it any easier. I pray that you've found your peace and now the only peace of mind I have is knowing that you're up there looking out for me. Love you so much Codie!!!
"Sometimes I feel my heart is breaking.
But I stay strong and I hold on cause I know, I will see you again, this is not where it ends, I will carry you with me til I see you again.."
Sunday, June 30, 2013
been thinking about you alot(all the time)i see your face everywhere...one day at a time(minute by minute)i watch your neice(FAITH)and she is so much like you.Faith has been my smile from God...I Love You I know you are saying "mom stop crying" i hear you telling me,but i just can.t Big Hug and a kiss on the cheek Always remember to never forget"i love you" MOM
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Codie, I met your mom when I went to work at Capistrano Elementary.I have gotten to know your mom in the short time I have worked at the school and she is one of the nicest and true friends that anyone can ask for. She has not only been a friend, but a great support for me. I am going through some rough times right now and your mom has been there for me when I needed someone to vent with,needed advise,or just have a good laugh! I have gotten to know your brother Travis, his wife and daughter.Your niece is absolutely adorable! I only got to know you through what your mom would tell us about you and you growing up and going to Capistrano Elementary, going to the Marines and what a great young man you became. Please know that your mom is loved not only by her family but by friends too.Your mom will always have a special place in my heart.. Thanks for serving our Country!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Codie, I'm not good at writing, but I wanted you to know how proud all of us are of the wonderful young man you became. We all Love you very much and wish we could have changed the outcome of you'r life. I hope and pray that you have found peace. And know that I Love you'r Mom very much and I will spend the rest of life doing what I can to make her happy. No matter how short of time we had to get to know each other, I lost a piece of my heart when we lost you. I have plans to spend time doing things with the family and it wont be the same without you. i hope you found you'r way to the promise land with the Lord and all you'r loved ones and where we will be together again. We will always hold you in our hearts. You will always be our Hero and never be forgotten. Love, Mel.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Until I see you again, I pray you are in a better place then you thought you were here. I'm not sure where we go in the end, Not even sure if there is a end. But I know there are very few thing's that scare me. And one of them is life after death. You must be fearless in your choice, if there is a Heaven I know you are there. I pray you believed that too. Say Hi to some friends and family for me. My Grandpa Melvin Wilson, John Miller, Aaron Jokema And Mike. I will see you all there, I'm in no hurry but I miss all you guys more than words can explain. This was a soul aching memory to relive, that I'am glad I wrote. I felt you all were here with me helping me grieve while spilling my soul. Remembering you always yours Truly, Chris
Monday, May 27, 2013
Codie James Bryant was an honorable and dedicated young man. He achieved much for his years. He demonstrated responsibility and loyalty while serving his country—he was a proud Marine. He loved his family and friends and took great joy in making others happy. I pray you find courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence knowing that Codie's was a life well-lived. May your hearts be comforted and filled with memories of love shared now and in the days ahead.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
While I never met Codie- I have met some of his amazing family and can only imagine he must be just as caring and special. Geri you are an amazing person- reading the stories here have made me smile and feel like I did get to know your son a little. You must be so proud to have raised such a handsome and wonderful young man. He really seems to have left a mark on the world- be proud momma! May the wonderful memories you have stay with you forever! HUGS
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I met Codie while working as a Yard Supervisor at Capistrano Elementary School. I watched him grow and move on to Middle School. His mom, Geri, came to work at Capistrano Elementary School and I heard about all Codie's achievements. I was happy for him when he got married, proud of him when he joined the Marines, and sad when I learned of his passing.

Codie was a special person and he will be missed.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Codie was in my fourth grade class several years ago. All year his demeanor was quiet reserved and on task. He quietly stood out from most of the other students

At the end of the year we went to the park for our annual "Park Day" reward trip for students who had behaved and performed well in and out of class. The high point of the day was a series of relays. The relays included a sack race, three legged race, bean bag, baton relay, crab walk and over/under ball hand off. The relay teams pitted three fourth and three fifth grade classes against each other. The fourth graders were handicapped in that they were younger and the fifth graders had competed the year before. Since I was running the megaphone and starting the races, I couldn't be with my class to coach them. Codie took it upon himself to organize each of our different teams and remind them of the little secrets that would help them do well. He anchored the five teams he was on to finish with two first places and no worse than third in any race. I was very surprised at the result. He had thoroughly impressed me with his quiet, effective leadership. He was one of the very best to come through our school. I will always remember him and his performance on that day. He will be missed.
Monday, May 13, 2013
I only recently learned of codie's passing, though I hadn't seen him since Capistrano elementary, I still spoke of him frequently. Ill never forget his his smile..so bright it lit up the room. I wish I had gotten the opportunity to know him as we got older, had I not moved away. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, parents, and siblings...bless you all.
Friday, May 10, 2013
I knew Cody best when he was a student at Capistrano Elementary. I work with his mother Geri and she would let me and the staff at Capistrano know how he was doing thru the years - joining the Marines, getting married - growing up to be a wonderful adult. Cody is truly missed by everyone who knew him.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Codie was the kind of student that every teacher loves. He was inquisitive, bright, and full of fun. I will always keep a special place in my heart for him.
Connie Groves (Mrs. G.)
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Codie, I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I'm never with out it anywhere I go you go.
I built my world around you and your brother Travis, You are the only ones who know my heart from the inside out
(you always knew who loved you first)
I carry your heart with me when you took a piece of my heart with you.
I know your out there somewhere. I sit by myself talking to the moon trying to get to you, in hopes your on the otherside talking to me.
To the moon and back I love u.. (I know, you love me more)
- That's my boy-
Always know someone loves you in the place you left behind MOM
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
To you all: Live love laugh be happy & listen -lyrics-
Rascal Flatts " My wish"
Tim McGraw " Live like you were dying"
Always remember what made me Codie
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I wanna give my big brother a big hug and a pat on the back. He knows I know he would sock me in the arm if he saw this tear running down my cheek... But he forgot to let me know how to let him go.
I know he knows how I feel and he always knows someone loves him in the place he left behind.
Love your little brother T
Monday, April 22, 2013
R.I.P Codie...God has a new angel by his side and although we all know that you are in a much better place it is hard to understand why you had to leave so soon....Geri and Travis I admire you both for being so strong. We say he is gone only because we can no longer see him but, I know Codie is with you both and will always be taking care of both of you from heaven.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The special memories you left us helped
us to celebrate your birthday yesterday.
We left flowers and balloons at your grave-site(also tears and lots of loving thoughts.) We love and miss you! Rest in peace!!!!!
Love from Mom, Aunt Jodi & Grandma T.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories,
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping...

Codie-although you may be gone your light will never be extinguished! We all love and miss you! Rest in Peace!
Monday, February 11, 2013
I'm so sorry we were not informed earlier I wish we could have said good bye. Rest in paridise sweet cousin...
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Hi Codie. God I miss your face. I miss your wonderful sense of humor. I miss your laugh. I miss seeing you with your wonderful wife. I know you can still see and hear all of us as you watch on from a better place. We will see each other again I'm sure. Until then...I Love You.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
My favorite cuzzo :( i love yo u ssoooo much <3 REST IN PARIDISE <3
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I'm hoping this candle will light the way out of the dark tunnel I seem to be in since
learning of your untimely passing a month ago. My mind tells me you are in a better place, but my heart has a "big hole" I cannot fill. You had so much going for you and we were all so proud of you. That will never change! We will forever love you and miss you. Rest in peace my dear
grandson. Until we meet again! Love you always,
Gramma T.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Codie, I pray you somehow know how very much we have prayed, loved and miss you since you went away. And how proud we all were and will always be of your service to our country.Thank you Grandson, and may you rest in Peace with our Lord,JESUS CHRIST AND Savior love you CODIE, GRANDMA RETA
Sunday, December 30, 2012
It was an honor to know Codie as a nephew. Thank you for serving our country. My deepest sympathy to Geri, his mother. You will be deeply missed. Signed your Aunt, Patty (Bryant)Harjo.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I went to a funeral today for a guy that became like a little brother to me a few years ago. I became very close with the family. I helped take care of Codie's little cousin Chase, who just needed someone to love him. After Chase was sent back to live with his mom, I put space between myself and the family. It was too painful for me to see Chase leave and the family just reminded me of his absence. I went about my life and for the past 4 years, I've had minimal contact with them. Just a facebook IM here and there. Codie was a Marine and I sent him care packages when he was in Afghanistan and I talked to him on facebook but I hadn't seen him since his wedding 4 years ago. Not until today. The last time I saw him, he was waiting at the end of the aisle, waiting for his soon to be wife to walk down the aisle to meet him, so they could start their lives together. Today, he was waiting for Ashley again, at the end of the aisle he waited for the woman he loved, only this time instead of being in his dress blues he was in a casket draped with a flag. As I watched his wife walk down the aisle again, I couldn't help but see her in her wedding dress, smiling radiantly with so much hope in her eyes. Today, all I saw was sadness and loneliness. My heart just broke all over again. I never wanna feel how I felt today, that I abandoned people I loved, that I didn't put enough effort into keeping the relationships I truly cherished. If this has taught me anything it is to never stop communicating and being there for the people I love! Codie, you left too soon but you taught me an important lesson today...you will always be in my heart. I love ya kid!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Dear Codie,
You were like a little brother to me and I loved you very much! I'll never forgot the times you me and Travis spent together...you'll never be forgotten!! Once a Marine always a Marine...we love you forever my friend and brother!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Gerri and family. So sorry to hear of Codie's passing. I am unable to attend the memorial serice but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friday, December 28, 2012
this is our sons that have been taken to soon. we love and miss u very much
Friday, December 28, 2012
Prayers and thoughts for you and your whole family.
Friday, December 28, 2012
I carry your heart with me in my heart son.
Love always and forever Mom
Friday, December 28, 2012
Prayers and thoughts for you and whole family.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Praying for comfort, peace, and tranquility for young Mr. Bryant's family and friends. Thank you sir for your sacrafice to this country. And thank you to his family, who helped shape and mold him into the man he became. My condolences for the loss of a great hero.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thoughts and prayers
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Codie I watched you become man and marine so that you could merry my daughter. My hart is braking I will always miss you. Your favorite mother-in-law. Love you always
Thursday, December 27, 2012
My heart is broken, I know in time the hurt will ease, but until then it's a horrible feeling. I think about you often and I know you know that we all do. I wish things were different so when it gets really ruff I go and look to the moon hoping that you are looking too. I was so proud of you becoming a Marine I hope it was everything you wanted it to be. Thank you for taking care of Ashley and loving her and my girls like you did. You were Audrey's hero and you always will be. I love and miss you and will see you again hopefully leaned up waiting at those pearly gates with your arms crossed and that great big smile on your face. Always looking to the moon, Katherine
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I miss you a very, very, very lot Uncle Codie and I love you a very lot. I'm glad that you are my new guardian angel that is watching over our family and keeping us safe and sound. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Love, Audrey Mae Songer
Thursday, December 27, 2012
My heart is broken. I know things will go back to normal eventually, but it will be a completely different "normal" than we've come to know. So blessed to have all of the memories I have of Codie growing up and I pray that everyone who knew him is able to find peace and comfort in knowing what someone once told me "We are all going to the same place, he just got there first".
Thursday, December 27, 2012
RIP Codie,you are our Hero.May God bless You&Your Family At This Very Difficult Time All though We Havent Met ,I Just wanted to thank You & Your Family For The Sacrifice You & Your Family have Given To keep Us Safe.God Bless You All.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Prayers to the family, peace to a hero.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
If though I didnt know you but I feel like I do as a marine. Thank you for your service to our country. I know the Lord has a special place in his arms for all our fallen soldiers. Prayers for your family and friends during this difficult time
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
R.i.p. Codie, never really got to meet you but i know you were a great friend to my husband rick... And to all of the family, hope you guys find the streghth n comfort in these hard times...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Codie we will miss you we already do.We love you . L
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We are Grandparents to Brandi and Leslye Gipson and we want to send our," Deepest Sympathy". We knew him when he was very young.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
You will be missed. I was your teacher, but you taught me more than I taught you. Keep care and rest in peace.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Codie we will miss you so very much,we are sad by the sudden loss!! And Ashely you know if you need anything please let us know!! We Love You <3 xoxoxo
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I hope you find peace Codie you were a great Marine and better friend. I'm going to miss you brother. Semper Fi!!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
cody i only new you for a short time but in that short time you became my loving brother that i loved thankyou for your service and thankyou for taking special care of my necce ashley i love you all very much we are all number one in this family.i will pray lord thankyou for the time we spent with cody we no you had better plans for him somewere else.lord please be with each of the family that is grefing please keep them safe and healthy dearind this time.please keep ashley in your arms to wash her pain away.in jesuses name aman from vicky bolin
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
i love and miss you so much codie jo you will always be my one and only cant wait until were together again. Forever and ever babe!
Love your wife<3
Monday, December 24, 2012
Rip codie. Gone but never forgotten. We will miss and love
u always.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Our heart goes out to you and your family. We thank you for your service to a country you loved.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
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