Mr. Elwaine, I miss you. I was ill with a brain tumor so I was not driving. Found your business card and both numbers were not working. I know you are in heaven, you was one of the best person I have ever met of any race or creed. I enjoyed every visit with you, they were precious time spent. Bless your family and may God and you watch over from them for heaven.
Lewis Wright aka L.W. Auto Broker
Elwaine Barrett, I am not happy with your sudden exit. Just so you know, leaving me on the same day I got out of the hospital was crummy. Yet, I understand you didn't want to leave us at all and were not ready to go. Apparently, God had other plans for you that day. He must have decided that you had fought the fight long enough and wanted you to stop hurting, physically. I have to agree with him, there.
Oh, how I loved you! You will forever be in my heart and not far away from my thoughts. I told Nathaniel Barrett Correll to always remember you will be as close to him as his own heart. Anytime he needs you to just picture you and that you will be there to listen and give that same wonderful advice given to the rest of us. "I understand your feelings, do what you must do to care for yourself and your family."
I will miss your laughter, stories and wonderful smile, your close, long never-ending hugs that only ended when I pulled away. That amazing sense of wonder at the miracle of living and joy that we get to experience it together. No one can take away all the memories, the joy, the laughter, the sadness, the sorrow we shared as family. I was a very lucky neice to have you for an uncle.
Just wanted to add a special note for Shirley and her extended family... Thank you for accepting Elwaine into your family and for loving him so, dearly.
Shirley, I want to thank you especially for loving him back to God. I know he never faltered in his trust and love for God, but until you reached out to him he had not had a church home in a very long time. Thank you for giving him that experience we all long for, that sense of belonging to a fellowship of christian believers. What a special gift to share with a husband!
You were his gift and he treasured you so much! We will always love you and our joined families are lucky to have each other.
May God give us all the comfort and peace we need at this time of sorrow, so that we may move on with the remainder of our lives. Give us strength to carry on and continue our paths toward wholeness and perfection in Christ's name. Amen.
Dad, I will miss you more than I can ever express in words. You were my hero, my mentor and the only person I look up to. I learned every thing I know from you. I'm just sorry we didn't take the time to tell each other how much we loved each other.I Love You Dad.
Judy and I extend our condolences on your loss. You know how much Elwaine meant to me when I was in Houston. I looked to him for guidance and advice on so many occasions. He was always there for me. Always caring and always willing to offer guidance. It was never condescending or bossy. He was a very special guy. We are thinking of him, you and your family and have you in our prayers.
MR ELWAINE TAUGHT ME ALOT ABOUT THE CAR BUSINESS,HE WAS MY MENTOR,HE TAUGHT ME TO DO THE RIGHT THING EVEN WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING,IM GOING TO MISS CALLING HIM,AND VISITING WITH HIM AT HIS "LIL TRAILER",I WILL KEEP HIS FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS BECAUSE I KNOW THEY WILL ALSO MISS HIM,FOR HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATIST MEN THAT I EVER KNEW.
You will be miss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family
I have known you for over 60 years. Going to miss you Buddy. We have wonderful memories of all the good times we have had together.
D.T. and Jane Mosley
Dear Shirley -
I am a friend of George Barrett, Jr. from a long time ago. I wanted to offer my condolences to you, George and the family for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Elwaine back in the 60's and I enjoyed having talks with him while I was waiting for George to finish his work. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Cindy Reed Stein - Laguna Niguel, CA
Uncle Elwaine you will be missed
He was my uncle and he will be missed, may he rest in peace.
I will miss my uncle and know he ment a lot to me may he rest in peace Jonathan Seaman
To Shirley, Chuck, Barry, Lovy, my dear mom, all my aunts and uncles and the other family members and friends who loved Elwayne: My thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you all. Elwayne was a very loving, sweet, and wonderful uncle...I will miss him deeply but I will keep the wonderful memories in my heart and mind....Elwayne always had a happy, loving smile for those around him.
Dearest Aunt Shirley and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Elwaine's passing. I will never forget the time we shared with Elwaine when you visited us in Connecticut for my Mom and Dads 50th Anniversary. Elwaine left such an impression on all of us. He will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with all of you during this diffult time.
We, love you. Estelle, Gail,Bob, Tracy and Family
We will keep your memory going as a lite candle.
My Dear Brother, can not begin to see future without you always there for me. My hero, my friend, my mentor. You did contribute and make it a better world. Say hello to everyone for me.
We will miss Elwaine as he was the great mentor to Lee in many ways. He was a fine man of integrity with lots of compassion and love to give. He was truly a friend.
Our sympathy to his family and especially Shirley, who has been a wonderful caregiver.
Love and Sympathy
Marge and Lee Helstrom (The Woodlands)
Elwaine worked so hard all his life and he shared a lot of memories with everyone, I have a few being his lil sister. My Love goes out to all, he is in peace now, no more suffering.
We are grateful for the many holidays and specials times we stared together. You have been a wonderful friend to both of us. Your positive attitude and kindness have been an inspiration and we thank you for being our friend. We will miss your dearly. You will be always our prayers. Rest in peace, Dear Friend.
I love you Uncle Elwaine and I cherish the many talks we had at the car lot on Shepherd. Whether you know it or not, the lessons that you taught me in those conversations have shaped who I am and the way I deal with life. Thank you for your love and for the time that you gave to each of us. We will miss you.
To Shirley, my cousins, and family ~ You are in my prayers. I love you. Weren't we blessed to have Elwaine?
What a sweet man. You will be missed by so many. I have enjoyed working and talking with you over the past 16 years. Your family is in my prayers.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.