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William Brown Jr. 1924 - 2013

William Brown Jr.

Friday, March 15, 2013
Grandpa I'm sorry I never had the chance to really get to know you, but I know you are in a better place. May you rest in peace. I came across this poem today and thought it would be fitting to share with the family.

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'm 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.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

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.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
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.
But 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.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
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.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Friday, March 15, 2013
2 Corinthians 5:8 To be absent from the body,present with the Lord

Uncle Bill,
You were the Brown family historian. I always enjoyed talking to you and learning about our family's history. I will treasure the DVD you gave me. May you rest in peace.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
When we open our photo albums, we should find comfort in knowing that William "Bill" Brown, Jr. lives on in so many beautiful ways.

May the peace of God be with the Brown Family!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Grandpa I will miss you so much. And you will forever be in my heart. And I can't wait to continue with your legacy in 2nd generation photography. You inspired me so much and will be greatly missed I love you grandpa may you rest in peace and continue to watch over all of us. teambrown I LOVE YOU !!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Dad Im going to miss you so much . I Love you dad and I am always thinking about you . Now you are at home with god . Rest in peace .
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