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April 13, 2015
Dear Billy,

I miss you so much! You have been on my mind. It's April and beautiful outside! I miss your brand of sunshine. Simone is in the midst of wedding planning. It's going ok but I really miss you!! I miss you being here for this. I have felt a bit alone in this without you! I am sure you would be pleased with the touches and tributes to you. BJ is struggling a little but he is coming into his own. He is turning into a young man-quite handsome-like his Daddy! I know you are resting with the Almighty! And I am glad you are no longer suffering with pain. But I miss you, your sense of humor, your laughter and all of the calls about the kids or just about the political landscape of the country! I realize now how important our memories are. They are gifts that we can treasure, revisit and replay in our heads. I know you will be there in spirit July 11th when we give our daughter in matrimony! I am very happy that your brother, Tony is giving her away! You know I always told you that you had sisters and brothers and it was an amazing bond! Well, I've really been working on my bonds with my Siblings and it's coming along. God is Good! I now know that love does last and endures - We may change or alter how we share it, display it or even how we respect it. But this thing from the heart-the Godly part of our soul, it is real! So from my heart and soul, Rest Well! Love to you now and Always!

Your Wife,
Vibb
February 14, 2015
Hi Billy. It's Vibb. I miss you still! Guess what? BJ is going to graduate early. Can you believe that? He hadn't said a word to me. I called Wendy to tell her! I was sooo excited. I know you would have been just as excited. Simone is busy getting on with her life. BJ is beginning to think about his future. I have kept my promise to you. I have been strong and worked really hard so that they can be in a good place and they are. I would be less than honest to say I don't miss you because I do. Of course, you were and are the love of my life. We had our share and then some of ups and downs. We remained friends, even at the end. I cherish that! I remember you said when I met someone to be sure they were worthy. I know you know my heart so I won't share everything in words. But I almost feel like you sent me some sunshine and happiness! And yes, I remember, we are to live until we die. So, I am living Billy. And you reminded me, everyday is a gift from God. I treasure everyday of our journey. And I'm pleased to treasure my current days. Rest well until we meet again! Feel my heart!

Love,

Vibb
December 24, 2014
Merry Heavenly Christmas Billy B. GiGi
December 21, 2014
Billy, I still miss you!! This time of the year especially! Monie GRADUATED from AI!! I know you would have been right there cheering her on with me. I know that even now, you are as proud as I am! She did it. We talked about you that morning. I told her that I was sure you were proud and somehow you knew she had done it! Billy, not a single day goes by that I don't think of you. Christmas is difficult without your beautiful smile! I don't put up a live tree anymore. That was your specialty. Any time I see or smell a live tree, I feel your presence. Now, we have one more hurdle-our son-BJ. He's still smart but he is now a real TEEN! Shine some warm rays and peaceful waves our way. I promised to never forget you and I never will. And I remember our last talk-I know we are here not for our own purpose but we are gifted our time, our space and our breath by God. So rest easy my Dear! Always With Love,
Your Wife,
Vibb
October 09, 2014
Billy, of course you are on my mind! It will be two years tomorrow since the Father called you home. I hope you know how much you are missed and how much you are still loved! Simone will be graduating this year! I know you would be happy for her. Now your son is in the 11th grade and he drives me crazy every morning-never wants to get up on time! He is such a joy! He really likes the girls now. We would have such a laugh! I am working and doing what I promised you. I know that you are resting and that God is using you to be a light and an inspiration in some way. I remember when we met and you rescued my heart! I now know that we belong to the Father and life is as you said-a gift and we are on a journey and hopefully we realize that we have a purpose and a mission. I am grateful that we shared a purpose and a mission even if but for a small span of time. So rest easy Billy.
Love Always!

Vibb
June 15, 2014
Happy Father's Day Billy! We all miss you sooo much. Monie and Alston had their engagement party yesterday. It was very nice-Wendy and Em were there.
Everyone enjoyed themselves. I really missed you being there! Rest in peace.
Love you always!
Vibb
January 25, 2014
Billy, It's Vibb! I think of you every day. Life has lost some of its flavor and zing without you! So many days I wish you were here to share a smile and a laugh about the kids! You made me promised to not forget you. I have not. We are all fine. Life is life but we really are ok. Things are not perfect but God is good! I feel you close by sometimes. We still love you! Everyday BJ reminds me so much of you! And so does Monie. Our girl is in love with a great young man from a good family. You would approve. Wendy and Tony have given their approval and I know you would be pleased. She is doing well. BJ is turning into a very nice young man. Your family has been great. I am most grateful. I don't want to stop talking to you. There's so much I want to say. I'm glad you are resting in Christ and free of pain. I'd be less than honest if I didn't say my life is not the same without you! So rest and don't you forget even now absent from your body, we remain connected and I will always love you.
November 13, 2012
Wild: You are truly missed but we know that you're with Mama. We followed your wishes and had a celebration party after your memorial service. We enjoyed eating, dancing and talking about you. REST IN PEACE my brother. I'll always love you.

Your Sister, Wendy Russell
October 28, 2012
I will always remember the last time we spoke. NCCU HOMECOMING 2011! at a party we laughed and talked for about 30 minutes it was great just like the old days. BILLY YOU WILL BE MISSED! Love & Blessed Peace TRUDY LOWERY OWENS
October 25, 2012
emily sorry i was unable to make the funeral will be in touch garvin stone nccu g&g sorry to learn of billys passing he was a great groover
October 21, 2012
While at North Carolina Central University, if ever I needed to see a genuine smiling face, I'd find that smile on Billy's happy face.He would always have something to say that would make you laugh. The last time we spoke was NCCU's 20009 Homecoming. It was so good to have had that spirited conversation with Billy.I will always remember him. RIP my brother.
October 19, 2012
Fond memories of Billy live in my heart. I am grateful for our friendship. May God rest your soul and calm the hearts of your family. Love is eternal.
October 18, 2012
Rest in Peace, Billy B. Your beautiful smile and unusal wit will truly be missed. NCCU mourns the lost of an Eagle Groover.
October 18, 2012
Farewell, Wild Bill! May your spirit rest in peace! Dawne Posey-Orr
October 18, 2012
"Wild Bill" - we will truly miss a fine brother, a great fellowman Groover. and truly a wise man. So glad I got to see you and talk at the CIAA earlier this year. Will miss you greatly.
October 17, 2012
My love goes out to the Bryson Family. Sorry I could not share in this joyful ocassion with you, but we shared on of God's crowned jewel together in our son. Billy did you know that the son we delivered would deliver us. Thanks be to God for our son, Elder DeAnte Pierre Wilson, whose purpose in this life was to bring deliverance and salvation to the both of us and for that I am grateful. I know you, DeAnte and Nanny are really rejoicing and looking over the balcony of heaven together cheering us on as that great cloud of witnesses. I will never forget how proud you were to introduce your son to your favorite Aunt Glite(Gladys Costner)and your brother Tony. I am so proud of you making that transition. To God be all the Glory. Rev. Gloria E. Wilson
October 17, 2012
My sincere condolences to the entire family members of Wliiaim Bryson III. RIP Billy! I shall always remember you and our day's on on the golf links.
October 17, 2012
Rest in peace cousin. You was always full of life and a joy to be around. You will truly be missed. Love to the family.
October 16, 2012
Gone but will never be forgotten. Thanks for the memories.
October 16, 2012
I met Billy 17 years ago and he was a blessing in my life. Praying for God's peace and blessings for the family.
October 16, 2012
God is to wish to make a mistake. You will be missed Much Love RIP
October 16, 2012
Billy, I will so miss your smile & humor! You are in God's hand now for sure!!! :)
October 16, 2012
Billy was a wonderful friend. Great sense of humor. Always a kind word for everyone. My prayers are with his family. RIP Billy
October 16, 2012
To the Bryson Family:
Affectionately known by all as
"WILD BILL"
Your Brother, Father, Cousin, Friend was truly one of a kind, he always made us smile, laugh and maybe was the original Richard Pryor full of laughter and a joy to know. We had lots of laughs riding home [carpool] from college via NCCU Durham- Charlotte-Gastonia-Shelby.
Thanks for keeping an eye out for the Blk/White barracuda on the yard. I deemed Billy as the 1st Tiger Woods and the one who would penned-"can't we all just get along". Billy is 'Mr. Personality' and know all who knew him from high school to college and beyond will agree - that bright smile and his love for his friends and family will be stamped in the minds of college friends and those from all walks of life.
GOD bless you and may your family reflect in the good times they shared with you.
To his G brothers: Ya'll have a new legacy to mimic - he has passed the baton - be a true friend and a gentlemen!
Lil Brother - we were better because of your charm and love shown to so many. You are par for the course.

To his children he let it be known, he was one proud father.

Colossians 1:1-19

Wendy Warren Merritt
October 16, 2012
Many thoughts for your peace. Billy is well loved by the NCCU family. Cassandra Martin
October 16, 2012
RIP Bill! You were one of kind. Love ya Groover
October 16, 2012
I first met Billy 30 years ago. He was a good guy, with a good since of humor. Although I had not seen him recently, my memories of Billy are fond. He will be missed.
October 16, 2012
RIP Billy. We will miss you.
October 16, 2012
To the Bryson Family, our prayers and thoughts are with you during your loss. Billy was what you would call, as I remember, lived his life to the fullest (That Smile). God knows best. Just always know his memory will last forever in all of our hearts.

Janice Wright & Family, Woodbridge, Virginia
October 16, 2012
RIP Bill. May God give your family comfort in this most difficult hour.
Fellowman Ralph Johnson
October 16, 2012
Another Good Groover gone , a true GPhiG man and friend, forunate to have passed thru this life together and GPhi. Will be remembered... Santana
October 15, 2012
billy was a good friend who always gave good advice just a great guy to be around ill miss you friend
October 15, 2012
"Wild Bill" - RIP Fellowman.

Fellowman Ken "Brando" Brandon
October 15, 2012
To the Bryson family, our prayers and thoughts are with you during your loss.
October 15, 2012
Billy had a spirit that was one of a kind! Always smiling & giving off the light of friendship to all! He left a beautiful trail of smiles & laughs! He will never be forgotten. His footsteps were deep and will be embedded in our hearts! Grooves & Swings will never forget Wild Bill!!!
October 15, 2012
Billy brought much laughter and joy to his Eagle family and his Swing Phi Swing sisters. I last saw him at the Groove Picnic in Durham this summer. He will be dearly missed.
October 15, 2012
Rest in peace,Billy. Sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you since I've moved back. Friend and classmate. Barbara Nixon Allison
October 15, 2012
The short time I knew Billy was a blessing. He always had a smile for everyone.
October 15, 2012
To the Bryson Family no word's can express the loss of Billy but we all will have to trust and pray that as a family God will see us thru and he makes no mistakes Billy is in a good place no more pain no more suffering..Rest in Peace Billy...
October 15, 2012
You were always full of life and will be remembered.
October 15, 2012
I was shocked when I heard the news of Billy's passing. He was such an inspiration to all. He will be sorely missed.
October 15, 2012
I am sure going to miss our talks! You are an inspiration to so many and I am blessed to have known you. I wish the family peace and blessings during this difficult time.
October 15, 2012
I will never forget you"Wild Bill". May your family remain in love and peace.
Betty Nixon Collins
October 15, 2012
Gone but never forgotten! Rest in peace, 'Wild Bill'...May God continue to bless your family...God's Speed...
Colette Clemons Jackson
October 15, 2012
We will miss you dearly
October 14, 2012
Gonna miss you Billy. You were an inspiration. I admired your wisdom. Will always cherish our friendship. oxox
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