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February 19, 2015
Elliott you and your mother are in my thoughts today. I was able to find her guest book to let you know that you are still in my thoughts and prayers. I know how it feels to loose your mom as I lost my mom many years ago and she is still always on my mind. Hang in there Elliott. You and your mom will reunite one day.
February 01, 2014
Elliot you and your Mom were my Idols. I've watched American Idol from the beginning and you were MY favorite. You have my deepest sympathy. I lost my Mom 13 years ago today (1-31-14) so I feel your pain. Thank you for touching my life. I love you so much.
December 21, 2013
Now your moms the candle who. Will continue to light the paths in and around your life I often you tube the idol weeks and I still tear up when you sand moodys mood for love and the camera shows your mom in audience tearful as her pride for season fives real idol winner elliot yamin did your thing as a mon myself I too could only imagine just how proud she must have felt for the world to witness her both beautiful and incredibly talented son to win the hearts of adoring fans god bless you and your family and friends
May 21, 2009
I know your Mom will be watching over you at your concert in Richmond on Saturday...May God bless
May 20, 2009
Elliot & Yamin family:

I was terribly saddened to hear of your dear mother's passing. I left your mother a phone message after your run on Idol hoping that you'd pursue your singing career. I'm sure she agreed. I have been through the loss of a family member myself many times over. I know the pain of losing not only a parent (my mother recently) but both parents as well as a younger brother. It's never easy to say goodbye but knowing that they are without pain and suffering and in a more beautiful place than we could ever imagine should put some peace in your heart and mind. Know that the spirit never goes away. You may have to open your eyes and really pay close attention to the smaller clues of her presence but I promise you that they are there. My young daughter talks & sees her grandmother often as well as telling me that her grandfather (whom she never met) tickles her. I know that you know, Elliott, that your mother adored you and will always support you in whatever you do in life. Pray and talk to her often and you will feel her with you on every step along the way. May you find peace within and be blessed many times over with your new guardian angel.
May 12, 2009
Elliott, you have all of our support and you know you are strong enough to endure your mother's loss. Your mom was your number one fan and she will always be. She's up in heaven smiling down on what a great creation and mark she has left behind.

God Bless
November 06, 2008
Elliott,

You have our deepiest sympathy. You were one of our favorite singers on American Idol. Wish we could have met you. Love Twins darlene.green@navy.mil
July 03, 2008
Elliott, I know it's been a while but I still pray for you for strength and peace in the loss of your precious mother. Take comfort in the fact that you were a good son who obviously made his mother very proud, whether you had made it on AI or not. I am so happy she got to share your success with you. I know, being a mother, she faced the future knowing you would be all right because of that.
I still say you should have won :) and we love you in KY.
June 26, 2008
Elliot I send you my condolences, I always enjoyed seeing your mom on T.V. she was always smiling and you could see how proud she was. All I am is one of your biggest fans, I say this to you....I see a real big future for you
April 22, 2008
Yamin family,

I am saddened by your loss. Claudette was my absolute favorite part of Season 5 and in the seasons since then. Every time I saw her cry, I did too. I don't know Eliott, but have to say, his mother was truly proud of him and loved him so. Take care, Andrea.
April 21, 2008
FOR ELLIOTT: FROM JEANNE RAINEY (Dennis and David's Mom (Regency Mall). I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers go with you.
Back in 2006 before going to the Idol Concert, my daughter Pam and I met your mom at the event held at Champs. We talked and took pictures with her. She was very delightful. Being a mother and grandmother, myself, I am so glad that she got to see you be so successful both personally and professionally. You gave her many memories. I know she is still with you while up in heaven beaming.
SCOTT, JODY and the rest of the Yamin family: You too made your mother proud. My sympathy and thoughts are with you. Please accept our condolences. JEANNE RAINEY and children (Dennis, David, Pamela, Jennifer, Kelly and their families)
April 21, 2008
To the Yamin Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of such a beautiful lady. From seeing her in the audience and with you during your Idol time I could see the love between you both. I am thinking of you in this time of loss.
April 20, 2008
TO THE YAMIN FAMILY,

DEAR ELLIOTT, JULIE & I ARE SO SORROW FOR YOUR LOSS AND WE WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MANY BLESSINGS. WE WATCHED YOU AT THE START OF YOUR CAREER IN MUSIC ON AMERICAN IDOL AND IT WAS ALWAYS WONDERFUL TO SEE HOW YOUR LOVING MOTHER WAS THERE BY YOUR SIDE THROUGH OUT IT ALL. SHE MIGHT HAVE LEFT THIS WORLD FOR A BETTER PLACE, BUT HER SPIRIT AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU FOREVER.

IT WAS A JOY FOR US TO SEE YOU PREFORM AT THE BIRCHMERE IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. WE WERE HOPING TO SEE YOUR MOM THERE ALSO BUT DIDNT. I KNOW SHE WAS VERY PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR MUSIC YOU MADE. SHE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY.

FROM FRIENDS WHO TRULY CARE,
THOMAS & JULIE
April 18, 2008
Elliott,
I wish I had been blessed with the gift of eloquent speech, but there are really no words that will heal a heart consumed with grief. What I can say is you were blessed to have such a devoted and loving mother. Though I never had the privilege of meeting her there was no mistaking the glow of love and pride on her face when she watched you perform. I recognize that look because I too am a mom. Cherish her memory, remember her presence and lock her love for you away in your heart. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
April 18, 2008
Dear Elliott & Families,

I feel as though I know your mother and you. Having lost my mother in January due to heart complications and diabetes - those two medical conditions are such a tragic combination. Diabetes alone - is a devastating disease. I know you will be comforted by these words..... when the wind blows - Your mom is near, when the silence falls in the evening - you will feel her presence, when the sun shines - she will be smiling upon you. She is with you..... she is shining upon your life and she is the light to lead your path. Never, at one moment, doubt that she can hear your thoughts and prayers - she is there with you. Bless you and your family, may the warm of your family and friends surround you during this time of your loss.
April 18, 2008
Dear Elliot: I just want to tell you how my heart goes out to you on the loss of your mother. When you performed Wednesday on American Idol and they mentioned your mom had passed away, I cried. I know this has been a very sad time for you. Throughout your season on Idol I truly admired you and your mom and your devotion to one another. Speaking as an "older" woman who lost my mother when I was 13, I think such a relationship is special. Congratulations on your career. Please don't ever change!
April 17, 2008
You will see her in your dreams
You will feel her when a breeze brushes your cheek
You will speak to her when the sun shines thru the cloudy sky
She will be with you always in your heart
April 17, 2008
Dear Yamin family,
I am so sorry for your loss! Please take comfort in the thrilling hope held out at Job 14:14, 15. Job asked and, under inspiration, answered his own question: "If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning." A similar hope is held out at Daniel 12:13 and Hosea 13:14. Rest assured that God knows of your pain and yearns for the day you can be reunited with your dear mother right here on earth under much better circumstances (please note Psalm 37:11, 29). All my best,
April 17, 2008
To The Yamin Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers, that you will be able to heal from your sadness and remember your mother's goodness and the happy times you shared together.

Elliot, Every viewer of American Idol saw the love your mother had for you... and for all of your siblings, I'm sure. What a wonderful testimony! I remember, on one show, the camera went to her just as she said, "I love you Elliot." I have children your age. I felt that love. How fortunate her children are. Take that with you!
April 17, 2008
What a blessing to have shared your musical gifts and success with your family while your mother was able to be a witness. You were very courageous to go on Idol last night, you are a strong person. Our family was sorry to hear of your loss. Your song was heartfelt and we enjoyed your performance. God's speed!
April 17, 2008
Dear Elliott,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. When she was watching you sing during season 5, I could tell that you and her are very caring. Elliott, dont let this get you down because, I know she is looking down at you right now and thinking how proud she is to have a great son.
Here's a little prayer to you Elliott: "Dear Lord, please be with Elliott and his family as the grieve over the loss of a great mom. Please give them all strength and courage to cope with this and move on with their lives, Amen."
God Bless you!
Love and Hugs, Carol
April 17, 2008
Elliott,
My family wants to extend it's condolences to you and your family at the tragic loss of a lovely woman, Claudette. We so enjoyed seeing her bask in your glow during AI5 and have fond memories of her appearances on that season. I know she is very proud of you and she will always be watching you and supporting you in everything you do. We love you! Stay strong and keep singing! Music is a great soul soother and it will help you and all of us through this difficult time.
April 17, 2008
To The Yamin Family and Many Friends,
By the experience of the recent passing of my own mother this past Christmas, I know this is a very difficult time for all of you. I pray that you find strength in each other and in Christ. I'd like to share a thought that came to me out of the blue when I finally broke down and wrote my mother a goodbye letter (I had read that this would help in the healing process). It came at a moment when I smiled as I wrote about a fun time my mother and I had shared right before her passing. I smiled and then suddenly felt sadden by the thought of not being able to sharing more moments like that with her but this thought crossed my mind as soon as my face frowned and it has stayed with me every since. The thought was "know that whenever you smile or laugh that these emotions take place because the eyes of your Angel rest upon God's face." This was something that I had written in a poem for her and had given to her for her birthday. We had just tragically lost a young nephew of mine (her grandson) that we all were very close to and she had seemed the saddest of us all. It was something that I truly believed when I wrote it and somehow it had brought me the comfort that I so desperately needed. I guess what I'm really trying to say is that if you open your hearts and minds you too will be able to hear your mother whisper words of comfort as I believe mine done at that moment. May God bless you with the strength, courage and acceptance that you will need during this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayer.
Warmly,
April 17, 2008
For Jodie, Elliott, and Scott
In ways big and small,
Claudette's life changed our world
and left it a better place.
She touched too many hearts
to ever be forgotten.

I had the honor and privilege of spending a long weekend with her, for the JCC event. She spoke with such love and pride of all 3 of you, and I will always treasure the memory of our time together.
And Elliott, if you ever get the time to contact me, I have something that Claudette sent me, that I would very much like you to have.
April 17, 2008
Dear Elliott,
I was so sorry to learn of your precious mother's passing. I fell in love with both of you during season 5. I thought the relationship the two of you had was one in a million.

My prayers go out to you and the entire family.

Seeing you again last night on idol reminded me of how sweet and caring you are. I know your mom is so proud of you!
April 17, 2008
Elliot...we were so sorry to hear about your mom last night during Idol. Our deepest sympathies to you & your family. We met your mom in Ft. Lauderdale during the Idol tour. She a very special lady - always smiling. She was so proud of all you've achieved in your personal life & career. Our thoughts are prayers are with you...and know she is still with you, looking down on you...and smiling, just like she always has.
April 17, 2008
Dear Elliott:
We know this is a very difficult time for you and your family and our hearts go out to you. We enjoyed watching your mom in the audience and how her face just glowed with love for you. We are so happy with your success and wish you all the best. You are one of our favorite idols. Don't let fame forget who you really our. God bless you Elliott.
April 17, 2008
"So baby I will wait for you
Cause I don't know what else I can do" When I found out about your mom. "Wait for You " came on the radio. This sentence reminded me that she is up in heaven waiting for you to achieve yours dreams and have the best life you can have.She's waiting for you elliott.My prayers are with you!!
April 17, 2008
To Elliott and the entire Yamin family,

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May God comfort you and bless you with a peace that is beyond understanding.
April 17, 2008
Elliott - I am so very sorry about the loss of your Mom. I heard it last night on Idol. I know how proud she was of you. Her face said it all. She will forever remain in your heart. God Bless.
April 17, 2008
To the Entire Yamin Family~ I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved to see the way she loved Elliot....she was so proud of you. What a beautiful life she lead. May the peace that passes all understanding completely surround and keep you in the days ahead....Until you see her again! Much Love~
April 17, 2008
Dear Elliott

The love shared by you and your mom was so evident. She was so joyous and proud when you were on American Idol. Your relationship was very heartwarming.
My heart and prayers are with you in your time of great sorrow.
April 16, 2008
God Bless you and your family.
April 16, 2008
Elliott and family-
I am sooooo sorry to hear of your lose!! your mother was always smiles and looked so happy! again i am deeply sorry from the bottom of my heart!!!
God Bless
April 16, 2008
I was so saddened to hear of your loss of your mother tonight on American Idol. I moved from Virginia a couple months ago and do not get the Richmond Times Dispatch anymore. She was something to watch week after week how proud she was of you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers, just remember she may not be here physically, but will always be in your heart. Take Care and God Bless.
April 16, 2008
My sympathy to you, Elliot in the passing of your lovely Mom. I met you at the Diabetes Camp in Slippery Rock, PA and I truly admire you and your wonderful mom/son relationship. May she rest in peace.
April 16, 2008
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.....
April 15, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the Yamin family in the loss of such a special and beautiful woman.
April 14, 2008
Elliott, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I too have lost my mother and know just how you must feel at this most difficult time. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
April 10, 2008
Dear Elliot,
I was very moved to hear of your sweet mothers passing. I have never felt so moved by a contestants parent before. She imparted her love into you and it truly shows in all you do. She was so very proud of you and I know she is and will always be watching over you. May God continue to bless you richly. Sincere prayers- Jo Hulett
April 09, 2008
Claudette will be missed. Meeting and talking with her was one of the highlights of my day when we were neighbors. She will be missed.
April 09, 2008
Elliott,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. She must have been a very good lady, because she did a beautiful job raising you! My 10 year old daughter loves your music, and wanted you to win it all on AI. Thank you for being such a good role model for my child. May your Mom rest in peace. Sandy T-K
April 08, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family- My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I know there is nothing else to really say nothing ever sounds good when something like this happens. I know from watching her watch you on idol how proud you made her. I know that she will always be your angel watching over you and helping you advance further in your music! Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You and the family.
April 08, 2008
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I only got to see a glimpse of how special your mother was through American Idol. The pride your mother had for your success was very evident in her eyes. Know that she will always be with you and guiding you until you meet again.
April 08, 2008
ELLIIOTT ,
hey im soory man i konw what its like. youre american idol will always be there
April 08, 2008
Elliiott,

Your mom always looked so proud of you! Always know that she will be watching over you and smiling down upon you!
April 08, 2008
My love, prayers and tears, are with you all.....
April 08, 2008
May God comfort you in your loss. Your mom was a beauty and it was more than apparent she was so very proud of you. While there is a void in your life, as there is nothing like losing a mother, rest and rest assured she has a new body and the same pride in her son. I pulled for you to win American Idol and voted each week. You have done well and more importantly, you truly made your beautiful mother proud. God Bless you.
April 07, 2008
Elliott,
We so enjoyed getting to know both you and your mom during your time on American Idol. Your mom was such an inspiration in her support for you. What a beautiful lady! I'm so terribly sorry to hear of her passing. Know that you are in our prayers.
April 07, 2008
Elliot, my prayers are with you. If I where your Mom, I would have been just as proud of you. You did very well and kept the faith. That made her very proud that she raised a strong man. May your mom Claudette Yamin always be remembered for fighting a good fight, and now she has sweet sleep in Christ.
April 07, 2008
There are special individuals in our lives who will never be replaced-will be kept in our hearts-and may inspire us to rise to their quiet and unassuming level. May we always appreciate those souls. E-your foundation is strong-make it build a bridge-peace to you.
April 07, 2008
Elliott, my deepest sympathies and prayers are with you as you mourn your mother's passing and celebrate her life. She was so proud of you, and will continue to be so as she watches you and guides you from heaven. May God Bless you always.
April 07, 2008
Elliott,

You did your mom proud. May she rest in peace.
April 07, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 07, 2008
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She is now singing with the Angels and watching over you. Be strong and keep singing for her. Bless You And Keep You Strong
April 07, 2008
Family,


I am so sorry to hear of the passing


God Bless
April 07, 2008
Elliott,
I am so, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom is a beautiful spirit and you made her last few years her happiest ever! I wish I could somehow take all the pain and sorrow from you and carry it for you. Only time can ease the pain. Take comfort in knowing how very much you are loved.
April 07, 2008
Elliot, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was so proud of you and it was a joy to watch her as you performed. You are a great singer. I hope you do well.
April 07, 2008
Elliot,

My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. She was very proud of you and you made her very happy.
April 07, 2008
Elliott, my prayers and thoughts are with you. I am so happy that she did get a chance to see you live out your dream. I use to love to see them put the camera on her while you were performing. She was SOOO very proud of you. I love your music. My family and I are true fans. Please continue doing what you are doing.
April 07, 2008
REST IN PEACE YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB WITH YOUR SON BE PROUD
April 07, 2008
Elliott & Family- you are all in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a beautiful person! So much love for her boys!!
April 07, 2008
Elliot, I was so deeply sorry to read about your very "sweet" mom. I just love the memories of her in the audience of American Idol. I am the mother of a 38 year old son and know what it feels like to be filled with pride. God's Blessings be with you at this very difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.
April 07, 2008
You have aided your son on his journey of music; and a future of his life's dreams.

Now Rest has called you.

Rest in Peace Dear One.

John 3:16 - John 3:18

Sincerely,
April 07, 2008
Elliott,
We are so sorry for your great loss in your life. Altho, we have not personally met, as a Mom, I know your mother was extremely proud to be your Mom. As you progressed in American Idol, I saw more than a beautiful voice, I saw a loving heart. May God give you peace as you mourn. Know that others care, and may the memories of your time together in this lifetime, give you comfort....until you meet again......
God Bless you and all that mourn with you.
April 07, 2008
Elliott & Family of Claudette,
When someone we love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure. Please feel God's arms around each of you. She was so proud of you Elliott & I am sure of the rest of the family as well. Elliott you are so talented & humble. May God continue to bless your future. Heaven has a new Angel named Claudette. GOD BLESS.
April 07, 2008
Elliott,

I'm so sorry for your loss... I just lost my mother 6 month's ago so I understand your pain... Hang in there and know there are lot's of us praying for you.
April 07, 2008
Elliot,
May God Bless you and your family during this difficult time. I use to think how nice it was to see your Mom cheering you on during American Idol. You could tell how truly proud, and how much she loved you. God Bless!
April 07, 2008
Elliot, My deepest sympathy goes out to one of the sweetest AI to grace the stage.
April 07, 2008
Hi Elliot,I'm sorry for the lost of your mother. May God bless you and your family.
April 07, 2008
Elliott,

I followed your success on American Idol and since. I saw how proud your mother was of you every night that she was in the audience. My family and I were at the Diamond when you made the AI return trip home, the look on your Mother's face while riding in that car with you, no mother could ever have been more proud. You helped make her final years very special. Those thoughts should help you through your sorrow and pain.

Special thoughts and prayers.
April 07, 2008
To the Yamin family,
So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies are with you. God bless you all.
April 07, 2008
Elliot,
My sympthies are with you in the los of your mother. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
Jeanne Baughman
April 07, 2008
I am truley sorry for the loss! She seemed like a very caring loving woman. She was very proud of Elliot and I hope he continues to have much success in his life, and she will always be watching over him!! Hes such a great guy, and was truley blessed to have a great mother. I know how hard it is to loose a parent! My heart goes out to you and your family!!
April 07, 2008
I am so sorry for your lost. I know that she will always be with you in your heart and all the success that you have made. Remember all the good times. I know who hard it is to loose a parent.
April 07, 2008
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 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

April 07, 2008
so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family. This is one of hardest times of someones life loosing their mom. so very sorry
April 07, 2008
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. SHE SEEMED LIKE A VERY LOVING MOM.
GOD BLESS
April 07, 2008
Elliot - I send you my sympathy at this time - I truly understand your special tie to your mom- I have that too - I'm so sorry you have lost her but just remember that she will always be with you in your heart and above watching down on you seeing all the success you have in your life and there will be a lot!!! your voice is a gift and she is a part of that gift! Peace to you and your family and may you find happiness again soon from those around you! You know mom's - they always want us to find happiness no matter what!

A big hug to you in this time...........
April 07, 2008
Elliott, My deepest sympathy to you and your family,god bless you
April 07, 2008
I watched with local pride as Elliott (& his mother) progressed on Amerian Idol. The Richmond area was so very proud of both of you. I know how hard it is to lose a parent, especially your Mother. She will always be in your thoughts and actions. She will be your angel looking over you. God be with you and give you peace.
April 07, 2008
I am so sorry about the loss of your mother....I pray for God's grace to engulf you, you are such a sweet, geniun, and loving person Elliot, I know you will miss her dearly. She was special.
April 07, 2008
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Yamin's passing. She seemed to be such a special lady with a very special son. May God give the family peace and comfort during this very sad time. Prayers are with you all....
April 07, 2008
Elliot, your Mother loved you so and you brought her so much joy. You were definitely my favorite American Idol because you were real, genuine and humble. I am sure that your Mother is content in how you turned out. Every Mother's hope. I am thinking of you at your time of sadness and sending good vibes your way for the future.
April 07, 2008
To the families of Claudette Yamin:

It is sad to lose a parent, at any age, however, is seemed a blessing that she was able to share in her son's limelight and joy in his achievements.
April 07, 2008
I am so sorry. She was a beautiful lady.
April 07, 2008
Elliott loved his mother so much i know he is hurting right now i send my condolences..she was right there on every show with him cheering him on and he would always make reference to her being in the audience and she got the amer idol award God bless your family at this time
April 07, 2008
ELLIOTT WAS MY FAVORITE ON IDOL, AND WATCHING HIS MOM WAS ALSO GREAT SHE WAS SO PROUD OF HIM, MY PRAYERS TO ELLIOTT AND HIS FAMILY DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME IN LIFE...GOD BE WITH YOU
April 07, 2008
ELLIOTT WAS MY FAVORITE, AND HIS MOM WAS GREAT, GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH DURING THIS TIME...WE ARE ALL PRAYING FOR YOU ELLIOTT.
April 07, 2008
To Elliot & Family I have watched you on Idol and learned a lot about you , but death is not pleasant.Rest assured that Jehovah God has not forgotten your beloved Mother
April 07, 2008
Elliott, my prayers are with you and your fmly. I lost my mom 4 years ago and I feel your loss at this time. Mothers are very special and I know she was your rock. God Bless you at this time and it will get easier.
April 07, 2008
Dearest Elliott,
The only thing worse than losing your mom is losing a child. I lost my mom on Christmas Eve of 2000. The pain we experience is immense but, I promise you it will get easier to bear. My heart goes out to you and your family.
April 07, 2008
Yamin family, my heart and prayers are with you in this time of need.
May the love and memories you shared stay in your heart forever...
April 07, 2008
i lost my mom in 1982.it does get easier but you will still have them days and always will.you keep your memories they will never die.i just want to say how sorry i am for the yamin family's loss.god bless your family
April 07, 2008
My prayers are with you at your time of need. Losing a loved one is never a easy thing.
April 07, 2008
Thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time.
April 07, 2008
TO ELLIOTT & FAMILY...
WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY, & PRAYERS. NOW SHE CAN SEE YOU & HEAR YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE AT ALL TIMES! YOU MADE HER VERY PROUD. IT SHOWED ON HER FACE & IN HER VOICE!
ALWAYS, A FAN...B. M. STUTER
April 07, 2008
Dear Elliot and family,
I'm another one of your fans from A.I. I remember your mom's face as she watched you sing...her eyes brimming with love...she'd make me cry, too. You are in my thoughts.
April 06, 2008
Elliott, condolences to you and your family in the passing of your beloved mother. I read on the American Idol website that your mother was your hero and I feel she will always be at your side throughout your life and career. She was so proud of you.
I am a friend of R. Melito and in the same family of D. Race.
April 06, 2008
Dear Elliot, I'm so sorry for the lost of your mother. I know how you are feeling. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. I am go glad that she got to see you and cheer for you on American Idol, you could just tell by her face how happy she was. God Bless you, and know she'll always be with you. forever a fan, Linda
April 06, 2008
Elliott, I know just by watching American Idol that your mom was so proud of you, you could see it in her eyes. She will continue to be by your side in spirit to help guide you in your life and your dreams.
April 06, 2008
Dear Elliott,
Our family so enjoyed your participation on American Idol, and we continue to enjoy your sound on CDs. Your mother will always be with you, just in a different way. She will inspire you and be near you; never far. We send our best wishes for peace and comfort, and to receive the understandings that only passing can bring. Best wishes in all that you do and become.
April 06, 2008
Yamin family,

May Hashem shine his light upon you and bless you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Valarie from Richmond
April 06, 2008
Elliott: I remember how proud your Mother was of you while on American Idol. I am so sorry for your loss. Remember the times of joy and how much she loved you during this difficult times. God bless you
April 06, 2008
May your Mother's Memory be forever a blessing.
April 06, 2008
Yamin Family - My heart aches for all of you. The loss of a Mother is one of the hardest to thing to get through in life. And I know that you had a special Mom just by the way she glowed when Elliott performed on American Idol. Know that she is with you always and will watch over you throughout your lives. Talk to her every day and her spirit will live forever in your hearts. I'm just a fan of Elliott and would one day love to meet you in person. God Bless you and watch over you during this hard time.
April 06, 2008
Elliott,

I am very sorry for your loss, but always remeber she will always be your number one fan and that she loves you very much. I am one of your many fans and I loved seeing your mom on tv right there with you through it all. May GOD bless you and your family. Ogden Utah
April 06, 2008
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 06, 2008
Your mother will always be with you in your heart and soul,she will give you her love always---keep her alive. I loss my mother and i know the pain but you will go on forever as she believed in you.thinking good thoughts---if you want to contact me iwill help you anyway i can-God be with you
April 06, 2008
Elliott,
Just loved you on American Idol. So sorry about your mom. You will be in our prayers.
April 06, 2008
Elliott, Scott & Jodi,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Claudette was a warm, friendly person who never met a stranger. She will be missed. God Bless.
April 06, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 06, 2008
Elliott prayers and sorrow for your loss of your mother.
April 06, 2008
The most lonely day of my life was the day I lost my mom. GOD be with you.
April 06, 2008
I am so sorry to here of this loss, my heart goes out to your whole family during this time of sorrow.
April 06, 2008
I can't imagine what you are feeling right now. Just remember that you have support from everyone, even people you don't know. You and your family our in our prayers.
April 06, 2008
I am praying for your family to have peace. I enjoyed you on American Idol and wish you all his grace and Mercy to wipe away all your tears. May God bless you every day and make it easier to cope with this loss that is so precious and dear. Our prayers and forever lasting.
April 06, 2008
Elliott,

All my prayers go out to you and your family from the loss of your Mom. She was so proud of you and I know that she is watching over you. Continued success in your career...
April 06, 2008
Her Journey's Just Begun

Don't think of her
as gone away--
her journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets--
this earth is only one...
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those
she touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost--
and she was loved so much.
April 06, 2008
Elliot & the Yamin Family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother and friend. I am only one among millions whose heart was deeply touched watching the love, mutual respect and admiration of a son and his beautiful mother. Rest in peace, Mama Yamin. Your brilliant smile will be missed. Elliot, your mother will never be far, keep on making her proud. God Bless you all.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

(Mary Frye, author)
April 06, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 06, 2008
We were, and still are, huge fans. Your loss really tugs at our hearts. It was evident that you had a wonderful relationship with your mother. I have three grown sons and understand that bond well. You are in our prayers, and your mother is in a wonderful place now and the bond will be greater than ever. God Bless.
April 06, 2008
DEAR ELLIOTT, I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOST I REMEMBER YOUR MOTHER FROM AMERICAN IDOL , SHE SAT THERE AS PROUD AS ANY MOTHER COULD BE, I TOO WAS PROUD OF YOU I REALLY WANTED YOU TO WIN .YOUR SINGING IS BEAUTIFUL,DONT EVERY STOP FOR YOUR FANS AND YOUR MOTHER.KEEP YOUR FAITH AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP SHE WILL BE WATCHING OVER YOU.MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
April 06, 2008
Dear Elliott,
I am so sorry to hear about your lost of your mother. I know the pain of losing your mother. I lost my mother in 2006, and the pain really never goes away. I remember you when you were working at Westbury Pharmacy, and also follow you time on A.I. as well. I know that your mother will be watching down over you and your family.
April 06, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Be happy with the memories of the times you had with Claudette. God Bless.
April 06, 2008
Elliot, my heart goes out to you and your family. You don't know me but of course I watch American Idol. I recently lost my mother and I know exactly how you feel. Remember all of the good times as I am sure there were many. May the love and bond that you two shared stay fresh in your mind and heart. She will live through you each and every day. God bless. I check my mom's guest book everyday, it makes me feel better to hear from all of the people who loved her. I hope all of the love and condolences in the loss of your mother in this guest book ease the pain just a bit.
April 06, 2008
God Bless You Always Elliott,
I'm saddened over the news of your mamma. There are never any words that someone could say at a time like this that could ever make the hurt and heartache go away. You are a person that I admired since the day I saw you on "American Idol". When I did vote I voted for you. Your accomplishes in life is something by far your mamma was so proud of. (you could see it on her face and in her eyes). I wish you peace and happiness and success in your life. You are GREAT!!!
Love & Respect.
Sheila M. Brown, Long Beach, California
April 06, 2008
Our prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family during this hard time. May the peace and strength of God be with you.

Michele and Kevin Vargo
April 06, 2008
I am so sorry to hear your mothers passing.
I lost my parents one year apart from each other so I know how you are feeling.
God bless you and be with you at this time.
April 06, 2008
Dear Elliott~

My sincerest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your beloved Mom. May your wonderful memories and knowledge of the amazing bond you obviously shared bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead. How proud she was of you, and she was able to see your success on American Idol and beyond before she was called to Heaven. Sing on, Elliott, and know that your amazing voice will continue to reach your Mom, your angel, in Heaven, and know that she will continue to shine sweetly on you, her dear son.
April 06, 2008
I'm very sorry to learn of your loss, Yamin family. Your closeness will bring you your comfort. Prayers for comfort and healing for you all.
April 06, 2008
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom made me cry when I saw her watching you on AI. She was so happy for you!! May God Bless you, Elliott.
April 06, 2008
Elliott, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your mother meant so much to you. Let the great memories of her keep the smile on your face. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
April 06, 2008
I did not know your mom, but just watching her and seeing the joy and love in hers eyes when she watched you performed on American Idol always brought tears to my eyes. You were blessed to have such a wonderful and loving mother. She is now watching you from up above.
April 06, 2008
our hearts are with you,just some fans who feel your pain.
April 06, 2008
Please accept my condolence on the loss of your mother.
May Jehovah God, the God of comfort, give your family and friends the needed strength to sustain you now and in the days to come.
One day soon, God promises that we will see our loved ones again. (John 5:28,29)
April 06, 2008
Yamin Family,
You are in my thoughts and my daily prayers. Another beautiful angel has earned her wings to still continue to keep a safe watch over you. Peace be with you God Bless.
April 05, 2008
I was so shocked to click on the Obituaries section and see Mrs. Yamin. Elliott was my favorite contestant of that season, and it used to make my heart melt to see his mother in the audience every week. She was such a supportive mother. She gave birth to such a talented individual. It was obvious that she was a wonderful person. My heart goes out to her loved ones, especially Elliott.
April 05, 2008
Elliot,
It was really exciting to see your mother in the audience as she gave you her support during American Idol. It was evident that she was very proud of you and that she was an integral part of the success of your career. I'm sure that the two of you have gone through some very difficult times in the past which made each of you a stronger person and that you each had a great appreciation for each other. You have many great memories of her and that will help ease your loss in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead of you. Time will help ease the loss of your mother, even though you are hurting so much right now. I lost my mother in 2001, and I miss her so much, but I know that she is no longer suffering and is in a much better place now. Remember this, if you didn't love her so much, it wouldn't hurt so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you today, tomorrow, and in the future.
April 05, 2008
I'm so sorry you lost your Mother. I know she will be missed by many. You and she had a good time together on AI. She was so proud of you.
April 05, 2008
Elliott,
We are so sadden to hear about the passing of your mother. During your time on Idol, we could tell that you and her had a very close, loving relationship and you could just see how she was so devoted and a big part of your life and we are truly sorry for your loss. May the Lord watch over you and your family and give you all strength during this time and always.
April 05, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 05, 2008
ELLIOT , SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER , PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOU FAMILY.

LINDA FROM NEWFOUNDLAND CA.
NEWFIEGIRL53@HOTMAIL.COM
April 05, 2008
Dear Elliott,

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I am so deeply sorry to hear that your mom passed away. You are a truly unique, amazing, and talented individual! I am sure your mother will always be looking down on you. It was so lovely to see how close you were with her. What a very special bond. I loved seeing you on the American Idol tour in summer 2006. And, at the end of Oct. 2007, I bumped into your mom at "Storks Cafe" on N.E. 15th Ave. She said she was in town and you were going to be performing at the "Culture Room". I am so sad that I couldn't see your concert that time. Your mom was so sweet when I approached her. Your mother was a true sweetheart and will always be remembered! Love, Bonnie Rabinowitz
April 05, 2008
Elliot I enjoyed watching you and your mother on American Idol and I seen the love that you and her shared. Elliot I wish you the best in all you do and remember that mom is watching over her beloved son!
April 05, 2008
Elliott,
My heart breaks for you and your family at this time of sorrow. I don't know any of you personally, but I had the wonderful experience of getting to know you and your mom though watching American Idol. I'll never forget your sweet mom. I was at q94 the day of your home town visit and as your mom stepped out of the limo she fell. I was so worried about her that I lost focus on you, that day, she became my American Idol. She didn't leave your side the entire day. In pain I'm sure from the fall but she was right there with her boy. That showed me the will of a woman, and a very proud mom.
Elliott, please take care of yourself and remember that everything happens for a reason. I'm 32 years old and I lost my mom and dad within a month apart in 2002. You will find some days being bitter and cold and you will miss her so bad and may even resent the world for taking your dear precious mom away. You will also have days of peace where you do nothing but smile knowing that she is in heaven looking down on you. Take each day as it is, cause she, as she always has been, is right there by your side and will never leave you alone.
April 05, 2008
Eliot,
I am saddened to learn of the death of your mother. She was so proud of you. We enjoyed watching you and your mom during your time on Idol and know how much you loved her. May God comfort you as you grieve her loss.
April 05, 2008
All my prayers go out to you. may god bless you at this very sad time. i will miss you and all your family.
April 05, 2008
I'm sorry for your loss. My family fell in love with you and your mother from watching American Idol. God bless you and your family and we wish you continued success in your career. You made your mother proud!
April 05, 2008
Elliott we are so sorry to her about your mom our heart goes out to you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Just remember that she got to see her son succeed in life. Keep your head up and always remember how much she loved you. Keep up the good work in her name. We love you man.
Doug and Wanda
April 05, 2008
I was so sad to hear about your mothers passing. My heart aches for you and your family. we all became very close to you as well as Mom, we could see the love the two of you shared and that will always be within your heart, a mother like no other, she will be missed
April 05, 2008
Elliott and family I am so sorry to hear about your Mother, I know how much you two meant to each other and how much you will miss her. God Bless you and yours. Keep up your great talent and she will be there guiding you. With Love and Prayers.
April 05, 2008
Music, when soft voices die

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory—
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the belovèd's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.

By Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Poetry Foundation

April 05, 2008
Dear Elliot,
The one thing I always think of when I think of you on American Idol (besides your great voice) is the LOVE that shined between you and your mother.
The love you two shared was beautiful. I am sure she could not have been more happy and proud the last few years.
God Bless you and your family.
April 05, 2008
The Yamin Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of Claudette's passing. She touched the hearts of so many. God bless and strengthen you all in this time of sorrow.
April 05, 2008
Elliott

We have been fans of yours since "American Idol" We were sorry to hear of your loss. Hope the following poem will be a condolence to you and your family.

God Will Heal
By; Charles G. Turner, Sr.

When our lives are filled with turmoil and strife
Just pray to God
And he will heal and make things right

When things go wrong as they sometimes do
Just take it to the God
And he will see you through

Also remember during times of sickness and sorrow
And the pain seems to linger so long.
Just Know that when you take it to God
He will heal and make you strong
April 05, 2008
To the Yamin Family:

It was a heartbreak to hear of the loss of your mother. I hope the wonderful memories you have will soon over-take the sorrow. It was wonderful seeing her on tv, rooting for her son!! I felt as if she was my friend too. Everyone should have such a mom! Best wishes to you.

Much Sorrow,

Maria Miller
April 05, 2008
Elliot,
I'm so sorry for your loss. On American Idol it was clear how very proud your mother was of you. May the warm memories give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
April 05, 2008
God will be there to guide you through this difficult time. Your mother is now an Angel and will be watching over you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You are the best!
April 05, 2008
Elliot and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about this. From watching you on American Idol, it seemed like you two were very close and we know how difficult this time must be. We really hope you find the strength to get through this difficult time.
April 05, 2008
May God Bless her and the entire Yamin Family.

A Fan
April 05, 2008
To Elliot and all the members of Yamin family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. May you remember her smile and her support on AI and the many family journeys. She will continue to watch over you and touch you in a way only she can do. Keep a song in your heart, smile on your face and rythm in your feet. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
April 05, 2008
Elliott, We are so very sorry for your Loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and Prayers. May God be with you in this time of sorrow.
April 05, 2008
Elliott & Family: Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family, she was a beautiful lady, always had a smile on her face, she had a glow about her that just sparkled, Elliott, she loved you a great deal, you were a wonderful son, loving, caring, making sure your Mom was all right, the LOVE of your Mother is the greatest gift of all, LOVE is breathless, the best feeling in the world to have that in your heart and soul, she will be up on that beautiful soft cloud with my Rose Marie, with their halo"s on and their golden wings, she will be with you for-ever and alway's, the angels are singing their praises, she is there to help God watch out for all his family, may God keep you safe in his loving arms, and Elliot, be strong, and keep the faith, you are an amazing young man, you took such good care of her, and she loved you so. Take care, in our prayers, The Talley Family, Russell, Rena, and Christina Talley.(It's so hard to lose the ones you love, believe me, the tears will always be there, but the love and sweet memories will keep you strong. God bless to you and your family...
April 05, 2008
Elliott and family,
I am sooo sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. From the first time I seen you on AI I seen how close you were with her and this must be a extremely difficult time for you. My dad has MS and he isn't too good right now, and I know that someday it may take his life and I have no idea how I would handle that. My dad and I are so close and the thought of loseing him just makes me sick to my stomach. Remamber your mom through your music, you are very talented and very special. Always hold the memories close to your heart and remember she is always there with you, holding your hand. Take care...
April 05, 2008
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I loved watching your mother's pride for you, Elliot, as well as many other American's, you did her proud. God speed on your solas with your family and friends at this time of great loss.
April 05, 2008
GOD BLESS! MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. ELLIOTT YOU DID YOUR THING.
April 05, 2008
To The Family of Claudette Yamin.

I wish to express by deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. May your memories of her stay with you for the rest of your days.

Rest In Peace, Claudette.
April 05, 2008
To Elliott and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. May all of your memories bring comfort to you at this very sad time. You made her proud.
April 05, 2008
TO ELLIOTT AND FAMILY,
I SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHER. I SO ENJOYED YOU ON AMERICAN IDOL AND SEEING YOUR MOM THEIR IN THE AUDIANCE. YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
SINCERELY, JANET M. /KANSAS CITY, MO.
April 05, 2008
Lots of love sent to you, Elliott, Scott, and Jodi and all of your family. I wish I would have had the pleasure of meeting Claudette.

Just looking at her, I could tell she was a wonderful mother and woman.

Peace to you all,
Faye
April 05, 2008
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I thought she was one of the audience stand-outs from Idol 5. My sister-in-law and I saw you in Los Angeles. We love you Elliott and wish you God's care during this very, very difficult time.
April 05, 2008
Elliott,
I send my deepest sympathy.....I lost my mother 28 years ago, when I was about your age, and miss her so much. As I watched you on American Idol, I could always see the love as your mother cheered you on. You will meet with her again someday. Please take care of yourself, and take some time to grieve.
Love,
Joni Godbout
Connecticut
April 05, 2008
So sorry to hear about the loss of this delightful woman. My Mom had friends at the Imperial Plaza who were so happy to have her join their community. I'm so sorry that they didn't get to know her.
April 05, 2008
Elliott: Watching you with your mother in AI5, we all fell in love with her along with you. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news today. My heart aches for you and your family. You are so precious. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
April 04, 2008
I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS .MAY GOD GIVE YOU COMFORT AT THIS TIME WHEN YOU NEED IT THE MOST.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliot,
I will always remember watching AI and seeing how proud your Mom was of you. How wonderful that she got to see you follow your dream. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott, Scott, and Jodi,
I'm heartbroken over your mother's
death. I was fortunate enough
to meet her at Elliott's Virginia
State Fair concert in October of 2006.
I placed a green glow stick necklace
around her neck so you
could see her "glow". She did that
on her own however. Glowed I mean.
Almost a year ago, I was diagnosed
with lung cancer and your Mom was
told about me by someone in a small
group of fans called E_Maniacs. You
have met her Elliott. Her name is Lilly
and she lives in Richmond. Anyway
your Mom called me to see how I
was doing and I'm pleased to say we
became friends over the phone and
we spoke regularly over the past 9
months or so. She invited me to
visit her in Glendora when she was
staying with Jan but I never made it.
We spoke a few times in the last
2 months and when we spoke
last time I told her I was going to
fly to Richmond and take her and Lilly to lunch.
She was a classy lady and loved by
many. She will be missed.
You have my deepest sympathies.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Frank Misiak
April 04, 2008
Dearest Yamin family,

I only know of your Mom through watching A.I. and following Elliott's career, but all the world could see the love and pride she had for all of her children. Everyone fell in love with Mrs. Yamin and now we all mourn her loss. My deepest condolences to the Yamin's. May God keep all three of her children in his loving care.
God bless.
April 04, 2008
To the Yamin Family,
Sincere condolences to all of your family and close friends on the loss of your mother. Elliot, you truely gave your mother her flowers while she was still able to smell and enjoy them. When you began to shine you had her right by your side. A true testiment of love. We share in your great loss.
April 04, 2008
So sorry to hear about your loss. God Bless.
April 04, 2008
God speed to you and your family.
You could just tell how proud she was of you.
April 04, 2008
To the Yamin Family:

When I saw Elliot and his mom on TV you could see that he had much love and respect for her. Your voice bought many people comfort, may God bring you comfort at this difficult time.(2Corinthians 1:3,4.)
April 04, 2008
Yamin -

My deepest condolences to your family.

Watching your mother's smile while you performed made me cry.

~A Houston, Texas Fan~
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott, Scott, Jodie and extended family,
Deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. I unfortunately didn't get to meet her personally but had the great pleasure of speaking to her on the phone a couple of times. It was evident just by seeing her with you, Elliott, and listening to her speak, that she was a delightful person and a tremendous Mom. An inspiration to us all.
God give you peace and comfort at this time.
You will have many happy memories to cherish.
Shalom.
Beverley Soffer and family (Israel and South Africa)
April 04, 2008
Eliott,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your charming mom. I know that being a fellow Virginian might make me somewhat partial, but I still feel in my heart you should have been the one who won on American Idol. I'm so glad that your sweet mother got to see you shine so brightly before her untimely passing. God bless you and your family.
April 04, 2008
DEAREST ELLIOTT, A BOND THAT HAS BEEN BROKEN BECAUSE AN ANGEL WAS SENT HOME. MAY SHE ALWAYS INSPIRE ALL OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL SONGS UNTIL THE DAY YOU ARE TOGETHER AGAIN. SOAR HIGH CLAUDETTE AND TAKE YOUR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN HEAVEN. LOOK DOWN UPON YOUR SON AS HE PUTS A RAY OF SUNSHINE IN EVERYDAY FOR ALL OF US HERE ON EARTH.MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW AS I HAVE JUST LOST MY SOUL MATE AT 41. YOUR MUSIC HELPS ME GET BY AND LET'S ME SMILE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTED GIFTS WITH THE WORLD AND NOT JUST KEEPING THEM TO YOURSELF.
April 04, 2008
Yamin family can't tell you how sorry I am to hear of this bad news! She was a wonderful lady always had a smile! I had the pleasure of being in her presents several of times as I followed Elliott around to the different events here in Richmond! I was lucky enough to get her autograph as well as pictures with her. I would run into her on occasion at Westbury what a GREAT person she was!! Just know that she is now in a much better place and in no pain! She is watching over you guys with that HUGE smile all over her face! Much love and continue to do your thing Mr. Yamin!!!!!!
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott,
You made your Mom's final years joyous. I haven't seen one photo of her without a smile on her face. I will never forget how she introduced you on Idol with so much love and pride. She said "My Elliott Yamin". My heart goes out to you and your family for her loss. God bless you.

Sincerely,
Donna - SF Bay Area
April 04, 2008
elliot, I was very saddened to learn of this news. we have followed your carreer since you were with American Idol. and just loved the way your mom supported you, she was very sweet! know that our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. love you always
your fans, Pam and Bonnie
April 04, 2008
Elliott,
I am so sad for your loss. You and your mother always looked so close on Idol. Continued success to you and your career. God Bless,
April 04, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 04, 2008
Elliot, we have never met,but followed your success on American Idol, you brought alot of joy to us. We can only imagine how proud your mother was of you- it is obvious you are a sweet guy and she was a lovely lady. God bless her and your family.
April 04, 2008
Elliott,

I am very sorry for your loss, but always remeber she will always be your number one fan and that she loves you very much. I am one of your many fans and I loved seeing your mom on tv right there with you through it all. May GOD bless you and your family.
April 04, 2008
Elliott,
We cannot begin to tell you how saddened we were to hear of your mother's passing. Although we did not know her personally, we were still able to see the love she had for you and you for her. Continue to make her proud of you by shining that beautiful light she instilled in you. We love you, our little brother!
April 04, 2008
Elliot,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother looked like a sweet lady and I am sure you miss her very much. Remember her through your music. You could see the pride she had in you when I watch you on American Idol.
April 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the Yamin family...May God bless..A fan
April 04, 2008
My prayers and sympathy are with you during this difficult time. You had a wonderful relationship with your mom. Those loving memories will keep you going.

Love, Cindy (your biggest fan)
April 04, 2008
I am so, so sorry for your loss, Elliott, you were very special to your mother. Be proud of the fact that millions and millions of people know how loved you were and are.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott,
I'm so sorry for your loss,Mothers are very special people, and when you lose your own ,it becomes so real. It's just something you don't understand till it happens to you. Just know she will always be with you in your heart.And watch over you as you go through life. God bless you and your family.
April 04, 2008
Elliot,

So sorry about the loss of your mother. May God bless you and your family now & forever.
April 04, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of Claudette's passing. She always stuck out in my mind because of her love and dedication to her son. She was a fine example of how things can be with the right upbringing. She will always be remember as an angel. My deepest condolences to all who loved her
April 04, 2008
Dear Yamin Family,
I'm really sorry about your loss Claudette was the best American Idol fan nobody could beat her.Again Im very sorry.
With love and sympathy,
Cecchetti Family
April 04, 2008
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother seemed like a remarkable woman. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. She will always be watching over all of you!
God Bless
April 04, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to the Yamin family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.
April 04, 2008
Elliott,there are no words one can truly say at this time that will give you comfort,but as you look back on the love you and your mom shared and the love all of these thoughts and prayers are sending you, you will find comfort...send him peace Lord..
April 04, 2008
Elliott, Scott & Jodi - I am overcome with sadness in the loss of your Mom and my dear friend, Claudette. I have and will always cherish our friendship and the times we shared, the good ones, the funny ones and even the bad & sad ones. We love you all & will continue to pray God's blessing to each of you. The Collawns
April 04, 2008
Elliott and Family,

So sorry for your lose. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are able to get through this tough time in your life.
April 04, 2008
To the Yamin Family: There is nothing more difficult than losing a Mom. May the vision of her life continue to keep your family together. God Bless You All. .
April 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss, We could all tell she was your biggest fan and how proud of you she was...Remember she is always with you no matter what, You and your family will always be in my prayers...
April 04, 2008
Elliott and Family
So sorry to hear about your mother.My hearfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family..
May the Lord keep your strong.
God Bless You..
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott ,
I so adored watching your Mother's excitement when you were on American Idol. She had so much love for you and she'll now be watching you with Jesus by her side along with the music of heavenly bliss. May God bless you & may your heart be filled with wonderful memories of your Mother. Look forward to some more albums!!!
April 04, 2008
Elliott, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. American grew to love your mom during your performances on American Idol every week.

God Bless
April 04, 2008
Elliot,
Both of us lost our mothers too soon(I just lost mine March 17)..they were an inspiration to us, and keeping their memory alive in our hearts is one way they will never completely leave us. May God Bless you and your family.
April 04, 2008
Elliot, Family and Friends: I know this is a time for grieving and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. All I would like to say is that your mother may be gone in the physical sense as you have known her but if you really look around you, she will always be with you. May God be with you all in this time of grieving. I have been there myself.
April 04, 2008
Elliott,
So sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose a parent no matter how old you are - young or old. Just remember - death can not take away love - it will always be there. Sometimes the smallest things will trigger the best memories! This loss will always hurt, but time will help lessen the pain you feel right now. May God be with you always. Keep singing - she can still hear you and we want to hear more!
April 04, 2008
Elliott,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Every time I heard you sing on American Idol you brougt joy to my heart and no doubt that you brought great joy to your Mom. She loved and adored you and so do many other. May God Bless and keep you strong through this difficult time.
April 04, 2008
To my favorite Idol ever: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mom. I got the chance to meet her at the Pepsi Arena in Albany when you were on tour. I said, Claudette, I love your son and she said So, do I!! She was such an inspiration to you! May you have the strength to carry on your amazing career. You are the best!
April 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad that we all had the honor of getting to know your mom a little and had the pleasure of seeing the joy you have brought to her and how proud she was of you and the love that showed every time the camara was on her during American Idol. I voted for you every week and you will always be my favorite.
April 04, 2008
Elliott,
Not only are you Claudette's son, but Richmond's son, too --and we are all grieving with you at this very sad time. God Bless you and your family and count on Him for strength.
April 04, 2008
Elliot,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing way to soon. I enjoyed watching you on AI and seeing your mom there to root you on was great. Even though we have never met I know how you are feeling. As I tell my daughter God was in need of an angel and your mom was chosen for the job. My deepest sympathies.
April 04, 2008
god be with you
April 04, 2008
To the Yamin family heartfelt Condolences go out to you.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family. I am very saddened by your loss. I didn't know your Mother personally, but to see the joy and love on her face while watching you perform on American Idol was awsome. My prayers are with you and all your family members. God Bless you and your Mother, may she find peace and happiness in the hands of the Lord.
April 04, 2008
elliot and family,
i am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. i realize that she was an inspiration to you and your family in more ways than the public will ever know. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time and in the time to come.
god bless you all.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of you mother's passing.You all are in my thoughts.She was the proudest mother ever,you could see it in her face every time you would sing.She will be watching over you still and cheering as I will also.The best to you always.A Great Fan Forever, Shirley
April 04, 2008
This is certainly saddening. But, you can take comfort in the fact that you have been so blessed to have such a wonderful person in your life. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a Mrs. Yamin :) To all who are suffering from this loss: Remembering her is something you can always be proud of.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliot,
When we honor our parents, like you have demonstrated, God will honor us...that's His promise to us in this life. One could tell by the look on both of your faces that you idolized each other. God will honor you for the care and attention you have given to her. She's a proud mama! God Bless you with His peace.
April 04, 2008
To the entire Yamin family

As one of the many who did not know your mom personally, I just want to express my sympathy to your family at this time. I'll always remember seeing the AI tour in Richmond and watching people stand and cheer as your mom walked through the crowd. That was one proud "mama". Thank you for sharing her with us. May God bless your family. Remember to good times and it will make the tough times easier.
April 04, 2008
RIP Claudette
April 04, 2008
Elliott I am so sorry to read of your Mom's death. I know she was so proud of you. When the camera would pan on her she glowed. It was so evident how much she loved you. May God bless you and help you throught this very difficult time. May God bless your Mom that she has peace.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family:
My heart goes out to you. In watching American Idol, you were my favorite contestant, it was obvious to me and I'm sure to all America as well, that your mother adored you. She lit up when you sang. And she was obviously so very proud of you. Try and find comfort in knowing that your mother had the chance to see some of your major accomplishments in life. My father passed away two years ago and I was very close to him. Not a day has gone by that I don't think of him and miss him. He will always be alive in my heart and in doing this, he will always be with me. You might experience many different emotions in the months to come but know that time will bring comfort. My prayers are with you and your family.
April 04, 2008
Many many thoughts go your way. We all got to know you and Eliot, and you are just a very special pair. Much comfort to Eliot and everyone in the family as they go through this very hard time. You are a very special mom, and Eliot has been so lucky to have your love all these years. Rest in peace,Claudette,you are an incredible lady,and will bless Heaven just like you did while you were here....
April 04, 2008
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 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

April 04, 2008
DEAR ELLIOTT,AND FAMILY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE.I KNOW YOUR MOM IS VERY PROUD OF YOU.YOU COULD TELL IT ON HER FACE WHEN SHE WAS WATCHING YOU,AND SHE WILL ALWAYS BE WATCHING YOU IN WHATEVER YOU DO IN LIFE.TAKE CARE AND MY PRAYER ARE WITH YOU,AND YOUR FAMILY.GOD BLESS YOU.
April 04, 2008
May God comfort you and give you peace.


Sad in SC
April 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 04, 2008
Elliot: Deepest sympathies to you and your family. She is with our Heavenly Father and may you have peace in your time of grief.
April 04, 2008
I'm so very sorry for your loss..let your memories bring you comfort not pain, let your laughter bring you memories not tears, let your thoughts bring you joy not sadness..
April 04, 2008
My sincerest condolences to you in your time of sadness. From what I saw, you're mother was so very proud of you, Elliot. She was a very beautiful woman. The heavens took home an angel, who will watch over you eternally. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. May the comfort and love of your friends be with you.
April 04, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott and family. I do not know you personally, but feels as i know you Elliott, from American Idol. as you were one of my favorite. I saw how much admiration your mother had for you and you also. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom at the age of 64. It was one of the hardest things I had to go through. She was also a pure angel, just as your mom. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. My prayers go out to your family.. A supportive fan from the start......Love to you all Donna Myers
April 04, 2008
Elliott,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless your family and you.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliot (and Family),
So sorry for the loss of your mom. I watched you all season on American Idol, and could see how much you loved your mom...you even made me cry sometimes! May your Mom rest in peace and may your love for her keep you strong through this hard time.
April 04, 2008
Elliot,

I am so sorry about your great lost. My heart just goes out to you. There is nothing like the pain of heart when you lose your dear Mother.

I lost my Mother, two years ago, and there is a emptiness in my heart.

But, what has been helping me to endure is God's promising words:

“Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34:18)

"Those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice  and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." (John 5:28,29).

“Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you.” (Psalm 55:22).

If talking out your feelings with a sympathetic friend can help, how much more will pouring out your heart to “the God of all comfort” help you!—

May these words give you a measure of comfort , to help you endure in this time of such deep sorrow.

With heart-felt Sympathy
April 04, 2008
SORRY FOR YOUR LOST, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL THE TIME.
April 04, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time in your life.
April 04, 2008
Sorry to hear of the passing of Claudette Yamin. I only saw her a few times on television and anyone could tell that she was a sweet, gently soul. It was also apparent that she had great love for her son and was his biggest supporter. To her family, may you find peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead and know that many are praying for you in your time of sorrow. Though, she is no longer on this earth, her memories will live on in your hearts forever. This lovely lady will be greatly missed! ! !
April 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 04, 2008
Elliott

My prayers are with you at this most difficult time. God needed a special lady like your Mom for a special project. Remember that no matter where you are she will be watching over you, and will be just as proud as ever. Keep looking up for GOD will provide you strength to continue.
April 04, 2008
My heart goes out to you Elliot. Mothers are irreplacable but she will always walk with you. Just look and listen and you will feel her. Peace to you my stranger friend.

A fan
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Watching you on Idol, you could see how proud she was of you! May all your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
Kim
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliot & Family,

Please except the condolence of fans from the Port Orange, FL area who watch American Idol & knew how tight you were with your Mom.What a lovely Lady and and what a wonderful Son she raised. Keep up the good work she is so Proud Of You.
God Bless you and your Family.
April 04, 2008
Dear Elliott, Scott, Jodie and the rest of the Yamin family and friends.

I never met you Elliott, but I will introduce myself here to you. I ran the largest threads in general discussion, 3 of them throughout the year you were on AI in season 5. A little funny story, was I was the Soul Patroller, and my boyfriend was the main E-trainer on my threads, as well as I was also myself. We together promoted you, Taylor and shared on the boards to vote for both of you all year long. We commented on your Mom on the threads, that 3rd hread hit over 3 million views. I remember sharing with everyone about your Mom, we had seen her in the audience while you were performing on stage, she was BEAMING with LOVE, PRIDE in her son, YOU ELLIOTT!!! Never ever forget the opportunity our dear Lord gave you to know a genuine caring and loving Mom, as our Mama Yamin was to all of us, but mostly to her beloved children, you! Your Mom, had such a charismatic way with people, wherever she went she stirred people towards her, and you also have that quality within you. The spirit of Claudette your Mom, will burn brightly within you all the days of your life....Through this grief, go ahead dedicate a song to your mom at this time, it might help move you through the grief. We often are stirred by our human emotions to the creativity that often blesses the world. I know I wrote a song, after my Daddy got killed, he was from West Virginia. MAY GOD MOVE YOUR FAMILY CLOSER TO GOD AS WELL AS EACH OTHER, and know nothing is too difficult for us when God is guiding us through, cling to Jesus, the Holy Spirit is the comforter, may he comfort you in your torment of grief at this time. MAY ALL THE LOVING FANS THAT loved Claudette and You help you through this time! Knowing your Mom became a bit of a star with her son, is something that you will always treasure all the days of your life. My favorite moment, when you went home Elliott and our beloved Claudette was in the parade in the car, those moments said it all, how much she loved you, and was so honored to share in your success and how she was so thankful and genuinely touched by all the love that was being shown to her son, YOU....remember Elliott, your fans love you very much as well as many of us loved your Mom, just because she was who she was, a loving Mom, your Mom, your precious Mom.
God bless you all who are sharing in this moment in time. Yes I know my last name was on Taylor's 1st CD, I did share with a very few people, it might make you smile to see this, we all know you and your Mom both were gifted with great sense of humors!!! Remember to smile again!
April 04, 2008
Such an outpouring of love for such a special lady! Sincere condolences to the Yamin family during this difficult time ... take care of each other. *hugs*
April 04, 2008
Elliott death is not forever she is with you always she made you what you are you have her blood and smile everything about you is her and she will always be with you just look in the mirror and you can see her in your eyes and listen and hear her she will always talk to you. she gave you your voice, use it make her proud never cry she wants you to be happy as she is right now in the lords loving hands and arms. Blessings be
April 04, 2008
Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers...
April 04, 2008
As a fan of Elliott Yamin, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the entire Yamin family. Trust God...He makes no mistakes.
April 04, 2008
Elliot, My heart goes out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Keep your head held high and know your mom is looking down on you every day.. Keep making her proud.
April 04, 2008
Elliot, you dont know me but I to have just lost someone last week. My bestfiends dad. I'm so sorry for you loss. May God be with you In this time of need. Like my mother in law always said..... If i don't see you later..... I will see you in Heaven. Take care. Allison
April 04, 2008
Elliot and Family. I know that nothing anyone can say will take the pain that you and your family are experiencing at this moment. I have lost a parent also and it's a very hard thing to go through but with God's help he will get you through this, I know you will always have your mother with you in your heart and in your memories...May God Bless you and your family... I know in time things will get a little easier for you all...So cherish the times you had with her because those are the times that mean so much.
April 03, 2008
Let your future endeavors shine, and they will be lifted up to heaven! Your mother will be with you always!
April 03, 2008
Our sympathy goes out to your whole family. Your mom was a great loving mom, all the world saw that.
She had the Glow of Jesus upon her face. When Moses & his people from Egypts land did flee, Their enemies behind them, & in front of them the sea, God raised the waters like a wall & opened up the way, & the GOD that lived in Moses time-IS JUST THE SAME TODAY.
Your mom is in his loving arms & at sleepful rest, When Christ returns, She'll be awakened new again, with no pain nor sorrow ..PRAISE JESUS NAME.
April 03, 2008
Elliot,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. This news really brings saddness to my heart. I watched her and all her pride as she watched you progress on american idol. I think she made all of america fall in love with her during that time! She truley was america's favorite mom! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family!
April 03, 2008
TO THE YAMIN FAMILY:
So sorry to hear about your mom. God, has called another child home.
A scrip I like:
Christ is not the end, he is the beginning. He is not the welcome, He is the bon voyage! He does not sit back restfully on the clouds, but is battered by the waves just as we are, his eyes are fixed aloft on the North Star of God, his hands firmly on the helm. That was why I liked him; that was why I would follow him!"
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliot and Yamin Family
I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I remember seeing your mother's face in the audience of the American Idol you so successfully participated in. There was so much love and pride in her face. A mother she was afterall. She will never really leave you and she waits to see you again in a kinder more gentle place. You have a little African boy named, Elliot, after you. That is the circle of life. Bless you all. x dj
April 03, 2008
Elliot and Yamin family
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God wrap his arms around you all.
April 03, 2008
Yamin Family
May you find comfort and inner peace at this time of grief. Also by taking to heart 1 Peter 5:7 which states: "Throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for YOU." I know this is a very difficult time, and Claudette will be greatly missed, but if you have faith in God, he can give you the strength to endure.
Sincere Sympathy
April 03, 2008
My heart breaks for y'all.The loss of your Mother has touched us all. I am so sorry you have to go the rest of the way without her smiling face beside you, but she will be there waiting for each of you. Elliott... Sing a song of her life for all to share.
April 03, 2008
To Elliott and family
Please accept my sincere condolences regarding the passing of your mother. Upon discovering you on American Idol one could also see and sense the love between you and your mother. I too, lost my mother to cancer 1 year ago and I feel your pain. May God be with you and your family at this difficult time.
A fan who cares
April 03, 2008
Elliott, Scott, Jodie and the entire Yamin family......I would like to offer my condolences at this heartbreaking time. Even though I never had the priviledge to meet Claudette...I could tell she was a very special person. Now she is a very special soul who is watching over all of you and is very proud. I am praying that you find the strength to overcome the pain you are feeling at this time. Stay strong and be well.
April 03, 2008
Elliott and Scott
Thinking of you. How proud you must be of your mom. Blessings to each of you.
April 03, 2008
Your Guardian Angel will forever watch over your Family.. Much Love and Sympathy..
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin Family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Elliott, be comforted in knowing how much she loved you and how proud she was of you. Watching her face as you sang on American Idol said it all. I was so touched at the bond you shared. Please know how happy you made her, and that she will always be with you...always. God Bless you all.
April 03, 2008
I have held the Yamin family in my heart and prayers all week- ever since I first heard that Claudette was ill. She had a special light that glowed for all to see and she will always be remembered. When Elliott sings there will always be a piece of her in his voice.

May God bless and comfort you all
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family, My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. May the beautiful memories of Mom keep you strong at this difficult time. Love Always your fan 4Life, Kathy in New York (atlantiskat)
April 03, 2008
Elliot I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It is very hard to lose someone that you think the world of. I know cuz I am slowly watching my mom fade away everyday. Just know that our prayers are with you in this time of sadness and God bless you.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott & Family,

My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. May the Lord continue to Bless and keep you.

With Deepest Sympathy,
A Devoted Fan
April 03, 2008
Elliot-words cannot express the sorrow felt by you at this time- my prayers an thoughts are with you-
May God wrap his arms around you
and may you find solace and comfort there
April 03, 2008
My thoughts are with you. I'm glad your mother got to see a small part of your success. You made her very proud.
April 03, 2008
You are in my prayers.
April 03, 2008
Dear Yamin Family,

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to all of you. My heart goes out to you in this great loss that you have suffered. I recently learned that my son Brent's father and his family (Shawn, Lea and Sheryl Garner) were good friends of the family. After watching Elliott on American Idol and seeing the love and bond that this family shared, I can only wish that my son would have had a chance to have met Ms. Yamin and shared in some of the joy that she brought to everyone around her. If there is anything that we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. You are and will remain in our prayers.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. I know how close you and your mom were, and it I wish there was something that could be said or done to ease your pain, but I know that there is not. I lost my mom three years ago due to complications from hip surgery, and it's not easy to accept. Death is so final, but, I know your mom is with you, as mine is with me. Just remember that your mom wants you to remember the happy times when you think of her. I'm so glad that she was able to be with you through the exciting run of American Idol, and to see your success. I know how proud she was, and is, of you. You take care and be as happy as you can be. You will see your mom again, but for now she will just watch over you - cute little claudette.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott,

My families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. God bless you.
April 03, 2008
Elliott sorry to hear about your mom. May god bless you and comfort you
April 03, 2008
dear elliot:

I am sorry to learn that your mother passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and diffiicult time in your life. I am certain she was very proud of you while you were on American Idol.
April 03, 2008
To Elliott and the entire Yamin family and closest of friends,
I will sincerely miss Mama Yamin, my heart is breaking for your loss and ours. I know Mama Yamin will continue to live on forever in our hearts and through the love that you have for her and the memories you carry with you daily, she will continue to be watching over you and being so proud of her family! Thank you for allowing so many to be able to share that special and perfect bond between your family to ours. We love you and our hearts and prayers are with you now and always. God bless you!
April 03, 2008
Elliott and Family,

I was searching for my grandmother's webpage on legacy.com and saw that your mom had passed away. Mrs. Yamin was truly an inspiration to me and others during your time on American Idol. I don't usually sign guest books for people I don't actually know - but just wanted to let you know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and may God bless you thru this painful time and beyond. God Bless!
April 03, 2008
My prayers are with the Yamin family.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott,
I am a huge American Idol fan! I watched you and your mother and could see how much you truly loved each other! Know that she is watching your from heaven and telling everyone there about her son "Elliott" and your American Idol fame.

You are in my thoughts...
April 03, 2008
Elliott and family:

For that one year in 2006, when I came to know of Elliott and Claudette Yamin, I was divinely touched! These two beautiful souls I came to learn of that special bond between mother and son whose hearts reached around the world in that special way!! To that, I say "WOW!"
Now, Claudette Yamin's beautiful love SHINES with all of her family, and certainly lives on in all of her adoring fans!
I have so much admiration for those closest to her. God bless each and every one of you!
Also, thanks to all of the Yamin family for having allowed all of us fans into your lives!!
Much peace & Love always,

NancyKS
April 03, 2008
God bless you.
April 03, 2008
My heart is saddened by your loss. Your mother was so proud of you and she will now be your guardian angel sent to watch over you.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, Scott, and Jodi, thank you for sharing your mother with us. May the emptiness you feel soon be replaced with abundant, overflowing joy-filled memories and a new presence of spirit filled light, guidance and love. May you forever see Claudette with that beautiful smile on her face, twinkle in her eyes, and permeating love of her Being. Prayers and Blessings to you all. God Bless. Much love always from the Moosak Sistas.
April 03, 2008
Ms. Yamin...You were loved and you will be missed. Elliott, Scott, Jodie and Family....Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Mother with all of us. May God be with All of You at this time of loss.

Much Love
Ging
April 03, 2008
It is so difficult to let go of someone we love dearly, even though we know they will forever be remembered and kept close to our heart. May god and all those you love comfort you and help you get through this very difficult time of sorrow. Please keep singing and making her proud with that beautiful voice of yours. Best wishes always....a friend in similar cicumstances.
April 03, 2008
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 03, 2008
My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of your mother. She was as much of as star as you are.
Love
April 03, 2008
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you... smile when you cry.

love...
April 03, 2008
Elliott, Scott, Jodie, Brandon, Auntie Sheryl, and to all of Claudette's friends, family and loved ones, I just wanted to let you all know how deeply saddened I am by your loss. Claudette was indeed an angel on earth, who touched so many people along the way in her journey through life. She has now grown her wings and flown to the heavens above. May she watch down on all of you, and be with you...laugh with you..cry with you..and protect you from above. May your precious memories help ease the pain during the difficult times. Please know that you are loved, now and always. God Bless you all.
April 03, 2008
Just wanted to give you and your family my condolences on the loss of your mother.
April 03, 2008
The heavens have a new and bright star..
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know your mom will be missed by many. I loved seeing her in the audience as we all followed your journey on American Idol. You made her proud, and I'm so glad that she got to see your dream fulfilled. Best wishes to you and your family.
God Bless,
Debbie
April 03, 2008
Elliot and family,
When I saw your mother's face on this page, I wanted to express my condolences. Your mother was very proud of you and your love for her was very evident. I lost my mom 7 years ago and there is not a day that goes by that she is not remembered. I know you will miss your mom. You were quite an inspiration to me when you were on the Idol and will long be remembered by me and my family. God Bless you and your family during this time.
You will always be my favorite!!!
April 03, 2008
Elliott, Watching you and your mother interact on American Idol showed me YOU WERE HER AMERICAN IDOL and you will be in our prayers. God bless you and keep your beautiful voice raised to heaven where she will be hearing you always.
Sincerely,
Nan and Dominic Signorelli
April 03, 2008
MY prayer are with you and family
may god keep you.
April 03, 2008
Elliott and family,
In watching the connection with your Mom Elliott on American Idol, you could see the love. So sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathies to you and your family.

Mary Legault
April 03, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 03, 2008
To Elliot and his family,
We are sorry for your loss and our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time and you will be in our hearts. May God Bless and Keep You Always
April 03, 2008
Dear Yamin family,
My deepest sorrow goes out to you and the family.

Everything your mom want she saw in the talent she is will always remember that even in HEAVEN still watching you grow.
ALWAYS remember these words because I lost my mother and father a fews yrs and I cant just imagine whats going on in your minds.
MOMS ALWAYS STAY WITH FOREVER NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE IN HEVEN OR ON EATH.
SHE WILL ALWAYS BE WATCHING YOU TO MAKE SURE HER BABY IS DOING GOOD.ELLIOTT I DO PRAY THAT YOU NEVER LET YOUR DREAMS.
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
April 03, 2008
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
April 03, 2008
To Yamin Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your love one.
To Elliot, You are my American Idol, I love to hear you sing. I wish you all the luck and love that your mother wanted for you. Take joy in knowing that she will be watching over you. She was amazing.
April 03, 2008
To Elliott and family- my heart goes out to you all. I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I so enjoyed witnessing your bond back in your Idol days. She was so proud of you and I know will be forever. She will be with you forever and in the hearts of everyone who saw how much she loved her family.
April 03, 2008
I know what it's like to lose a parent, I lost my father four years ago. It does get easier as time goes by. My prayers are with your family.
April 03, 2008
Elliot and Family
My deepest sympathics to the Yamin Family. You are in my thoughts and prayer.
Elliot I don't know you. I watch you when you were on the AI.
April 03, 2008
Sorry to hear that your mom passed away. my great grandfather died a week ago today. thursday 3/31/08. i will write you a letter so write back.
LOVE, your #1 fan SHAY KLINE from PA.........................
April 03, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mother was a great person and will always be. She will always be with you.
April 03, 2008
Elliot and family;
My prayers are with you. Moms are by far the most precious gift. My mom has cancer and I know how strong moms are. I enjoyed watching you perform on Idol and to see your mom be so proud of you. I actually began to weep. I will lift you and your family today and the days ahead.
Bonnie Jean
April 03, 2008
my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
April 03, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Elliot you are so lucky to have had the kind of mother you had. She was so proud of you. She may be gone but her memories will last a life time in your heart. I enjoy your music and am proud of your success. You are a kind soul with a great heart.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, Scott, Jodi & Grandchildren - please accept our deepest & most heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. All Richmonders including ourselves, as well as scores of American Idol fans across the country fell in love with her during Elliott's amazing run through that AI season. Thank you for sharing her with us. We pray that God will comfort you and give you strength in the days and months ahead. Find comfort in that she is in God's presence where you will all see her again. Until that time hold close to your hearts the many happy memories she left you. Richmond and our nation has lost an extraordinary woman who left an indelible mark not only on your hearts but on the hearts of all of us. May God richly bless you all.
April 03, 2008
Elliott and Family,
You were one of my favorite American Idol contestants and my family and I always voted for you. We are sorry to hear about the lost of your Mother. We always saw your Mother in the audience. She was a very supportive mother and I'm happy that she got a chance to see your success. Our prayers go out to you and your family. The Lord bless and keep you and give you peace.
April 03, 2008
TO:THE CLAUDETTE YAMIN FAMILY & ELLIOT.YOU DONT KNOW ME, BUT WATCHING YOUR MOM ON TV. WHEN YOU WERE ON AMERICAN IDOL. THE SMILE ON HER FACE EVERY TIME YOU SANG A SONG. IT WAS AS IF ALL HER DREAMS FOR YOU,CAME TRUE.I MY SELF REMEMBER, MY MOM FACE THE FIRST TIME I OPEN MY MOUTH & SONG A SONG. THAT JOY, ELLIOT YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE TO REMEMBER.THOSE MEMORIES WILL LAST FOREVER. I VOTED FOR YOU TOO. JUST THAT JOY. I'LL AWAYS REMEMBER YOUR MOM. MAY THE LORD FOREVER SHINE, HER LOVING SMILE UP ON YOUR FACE FOREVER.
IT WILL GET EASIER AS TIME PASSES BY. I LOST MY MOTHER IN DEC 2007, & IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY. I KNOW SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE. NO PAIN, PEACE, JOY, HAPPINESS & ABOVE ALL SHE WILL WATCH OVER YOU NOW. SHE WILL SMILE EVERY TIME YOU SING A SONG.THINK OF IT THIS WAY SHE'S FINALLY MADE IT. MY DEAR ELLIOT SO DID YOU. THE SONG YOU DID WITH MARY J. I LOVE IT SO MUCH, I LISETN TO IT ALL THE TIME. ITS MY FAVORITE SONG.SO GO OUT & MAKE MOM PROUD OF YOU & SING YOUR HEART OUT. SO SHE WILL BE HAPPY FOR THE PATH YOU'VE CHOOSEN IN LIFE. I'M A MOTHER, MAKE ME PROUD TO KNOW THAT YOUR MOTHER LEFT A TRUE JEWEL ON EARTH TO CARRY ON IN HER HORNOR OK. TAKE CARE ELLIOT & REMEMBER WITH TIME ALL WOUNDS WILL HEAL. LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY IN GOD WE TRUST. NOTE: SHE WAS ONLY LOAN TO US FOR A LITTLE WHILE, & GOD HAS CLAIMED HIS PRECIOUS JEWEL. THAT S WHAT SHE WAS & THE MEMORIES WILL NEVER FADE. GOD BLESS. BY: ERMA J WILSON
April 03, 2008
What a lucky lady to be able to see her son become a success!!! Good job Elliot your mother got to watch you fullfill your dream to the fullest. You have a beatiful voice.
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin Family I extend my deepest sympathy, thoughts & prayers. Claudette became a part of my family as well as you all did while following Elliotts career and on American Idol. She was a HERO to us all. If you need anything please contact me. She will forever live in my heart. God bless you all!
April 03, 2008
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
April 03, 2008
Sorry for your loss. She had to be the proudest mom in the world.  I am sure she will be greatly missed by all. God Bless.
April 03, 2008
Elliot I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It is very hard to lose someone that you think the world of. Just know that our prayers are with you in this time of sadness.
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin family:
I was so sorry to hear of Claudette's passing. She was such a delight to see on Idol when Elliott was on. You could tell the love between mother and son. She was so proud of Elliott. May God bless and comfort you all at this time.
April 03, 2008
To Yamin Family~
I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother. Elliott you could tell how proud she was of you when you were on American Idol, no words had to be said all you had to do was watch her watching you and you could tell just how much love she had for you and just how truly proud she was of you! I might not know you and your family personaly but I share the same pain because I lost my mother on 10/29/07 to cancer. and she too was very proud of all her children. It is tough but with the love and support of your family you will get through this difficult time!! Know she is shinning down upon you and watching over you!!
April 03, 2008
I am so sorry you lost Claudette. We had fun watching HER having fun watching YOU Eliot on AI! What a feisty bright spirit- Here's a {{HUG}} for all of those who love her and miss her.
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin family, what a sweet soul the world has lost. She was quite the character and will always be remembered by those of us whose lives she touched during Eliiott's run on AI. May she rest in peace and may your family find peace in knowing she suffers no more.
April 03, 2008
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER.
I LOVED WATCHING YOU ON THE IDOL AND HEARING YOU TALK SO HIGHLY OF HER...GOB BLESS
April 03, 2008
She raised a terrific kid!
She must have been a wonderful person and she will definitely be missed.
May God bless and comfort her family and friends.
April 03, 2008
Elliot,
I am sorry for your loss. You could tell how proud your mom was of you. She has a wonderful smile which made all of us smile too. I am sure you will come up with a fabulous song for her.
April 03, 2008
God bless you, Elliott. Those who watched AI saw the love you had for your mother and the love and pride she had for you. Even though hearts are mourning here on earth, Angels are rejoicing with your mother's entrance in Heaven. She is walking in His presence now. I pray for comfort to you and your family.
April 03, 2008
Dearest Elliott,

I wanted to convey my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful soul and she will be sorely missed. She raised you right and I am glad that she was able to see you grow in your music career. She was extremely proud of you and it showed in all the photos and videos of her.

My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Just know that she will always be with you shining down from heaven. May her soul rest in peace.

God Bless.
April 03, 2008
Elliott and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
April 03, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliot and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the memories you have of your beautiful mother carry on with you for the rest of your lives. God Bless!
April 03, 2008
Dear Family,
I have never met any of you but Ms. Yamin's love and pride for Elliot was so evident during American Idol that I enjoyed seeing her just as much as I enjoyed the show. She has gone to a better place where she will never have to suffer again. May you always be surrounded by her love. God bless each of you.
April 03, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin Family, We are saddened that your loved one has passed.. Elliot, my family and I watched you all the way through the Idol.. Your Mother was very proud of you, it showed...
April 03, 2008
you are a special lady and i know you leave behind that "special" to your children.
April 03, 2008
Elliott,
It may be strange to have complete strangers express their sympathy but it is only because your mother would shine during your AI performances. Find comfort in the love and pride she had for you. All the success in the world can never replace the greatest gift God gave to you... your mother. She adored you. My prayers are with you and know she will always be watching over you.
April 03, 2008
Elliott and family,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Keep close the memories you've come to treasure over the years because they will forever be in your heart.
Elliott always remember the love and support your mom gave unconditionally. Whenever they showed her in the audience while you performed on American Idol it was clear that she was admittly proud of your accomplishments.
Take Care & God Bless,
Cathy Gendron -- a fan
April 03, 2008
I am sorry for your loss!

God Bless!

Jamie Graves
(Proud Navy wife)
April 03, 2008
To Eugene & Mark & Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Just wanted to let you know that I care and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Frankie
April 03, 2008
Elliot,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time. One only had to look at her face and see her smile to know the depth of her love and pride for you. How wonderful she was able to watch your sucess. May that give you some comfort in the times ahead.
Sincerely
April 03, 2008
im so sorry for your lost.she will be guided by the angels they will guide her.she will be in my heart.
April 03, 2008
Dearest Elliott & Family

The loss of a mother is such a burden to bear, but God will not give us more than we can handle. I had the pleasure to meet her and I use to work with you at VCS. She said you had been at several jobs since I worked with you but she said now you have found something that you were passionate about."He finally found his nick". She was a star in her own right as all mothers are. She was just full of joy anytime you were on stage; in life or in singing. She was there to suport you in whatever you did. She was so proud of your all of your accomplishments. You gave her the time of her life. As you would say this is my mom, you glowed when she was around. She will always be with you in body & soul. May God continue to bless you and your family.
April 03, 2008
Elliott,Im truly sorry for your loss and i feel your pain. As i to lossed my mother in January, but we know that they now walk hand and hand with God! and remember you will always cherish the memories that you had of her. God bless you and your family.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott, let the love, memories, support and respect you had for each other live in your heart and it will always keep her close to you. She wanted you the best for you and you have made her proud. May God continue to bless you now and always.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott:
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I know you are the apple of her eye. I wish you much success. I know she will be listening for your songs.
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin and Goldberg families: I knew Claudette and Eugene as children in Richmond. I ran into her at a function in Richmond last year and we had a great reunion after all these years. May God give you strength for your grief and may Claudette rest in peace. My heartfelt prayers to all of your family.
April 03, 2008
Elliott~you have been ever so humble since the start of your career and I think your mother had a lot to do with that trait you acquired. You could see in her eyes how proud of you she was and I hope you always remember that. My heart goes out to you.
April 03, 2008
I am sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. My deepest sympathies.
April 03, 2008
Yamin Family
Death is not the end of life, but the beginning of a new one for all eternity. Claudette will be watching over you until you are united in Heaven. No more sorrow no more pain only the joys of eternal life.
With much Sympathy,
The Leanio Family
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin family...I never had the honor to meet Claudette but I wanted to express my sympathy to her family. I loved watching Claudette during American Idol...her pride and joy were written all over her face. And the love expressed between her and her children was just beautiful. Cherish your memories and know that heaven gained another angel in Claudette.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, I met you in Portland ME during the AI5 tour (Sept.'06) I live in Nova Scotia Canada. I just learned that your Mom passed away this morning. I knew that she was seriously ill because I was talking with her cousin, Beth, on Sat. Mar.29th around 4:16 p.m.. She answered your Mom's phone & told me I could send a card to her address & she'd make sure your Mom would get it. I mailed her a "Get Well" card & a little gift just yesterday. I lost my Dad in 1990 so I know the hurt you must be going thru today. Your Mom touched SO many people-mine being one. I felt such a connection to her even though I had never met her. I have never experienced this before. I called her several times just to chat and she was SO grateful!Your love for her was SO obvious. Pls know that she isn't suffering with ill health any longer. It truly is a God's blessing that she was able to see you succeed as an artist.Pls take the time with your loved ones to celebrate your Mom. Then when you're ready, continue with your goals/dreams. My prayers are always with you & your family!
April 03, 2008
Father we entrust our sister Claudette to your mercy. You loved her greatly in this life: now that she is freed from all its cares, give her happiness and peace forever. Welcome her now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Claudette in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
April 03, 2008
Elliott

My sympathy is with you and your entire family....When you've done ALL that God would require of you and ALL that your Mom would have reasonably expected of you - then you're able to stand still and see all of God's blessings for you. He will give you a peace that you will not be able to explain ...; you will know that your Mom is still with you, as you'll always feel her presence. Be blessed my brother.....
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin Family,
I remember seeing your mother in the audience during your American Idol days and she was just "Glowing" imagine her "Glow" now. Keep the faith your family is in my prayers.
April 03, 2008
Elliott and family, my heart is breaking for you. I watched and fell in love with both you Elliott and your mother on AI. You made her so proud. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed and always remembered. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Many hugs!
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott and family-God bless all of you! Your mother left such a legacy of love that lives in you. You touched our hearts as we watched you live your dream.Always know that you are never alone-God is right there with you and your mother is so very proud of you. Continue to share the love that she and the Lord have imparted to you! My prayers are with you.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott,
I am sadden by the loss of your Mom. Her support will always be by your side and will live in your heart forever. Find strength in knowing what an awesome legacy she has left behind, having you for a son. My God bless you and your family. Be strong for her. Sincerely,
Carol XO
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin-Goldberg families,

I never met any of you personally, and I doubt I ever will, but through Elliott and his amazing gift, I learnt how amazing, caring, sensitive, graceful persons you all are, and that could only be becasuse of the person who taught you that. I'm sure everything I see on Elliott is the same in all of you. She was a great person, and will be definitely missed. My condolences to the family in these hard moments, but I know you're all strong people. Just remember that there's always a ray of sun behind the clouds. Just when we think everything's lost, there we find new things to fight for. You still have each other, and Claudette's love will surround you forever, never forget that.
Hugs and love from Peru.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott & family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Claudette. She seemed like such a beautiful, happy person as we saw her on television. You could tell she was so, so proud of you Elliott. I was able to meet you in Boston and I asked about her because I knew she meant the world to you. How wonderful it was for her to see your success.
With sympathy,
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin Family,
My thoughts and prayers go to you at this sorrowful time. Gain strength from knowing she will be looking down on you always . God Bless
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott, when I watched AI, you became a favorite of our's. The loving connection between mom and son was so awesome! Her face just lite up watching her son sing his heart out. You helped her forget her pain. She is now your Guardian Angel from Heaven. God Bless
April 03, 2008
DEAR ELLIOTT,
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOM.
I HAVE BEEN TO MANY OF YOUR APPEARANCES AND I ALWAYS ENJOYED SEEING YOUR MOM AS SHE
ALWAYS LOOKED SO FULL OF JOY.
I WAS AT THE GALA AS A VOLUNTEER AND I DIDN'T MAKE IT UP STAIRS BUT I WAS ABLE TO SEE YOU AND ASK ABOUT HER WHEN YOU CAME DOWN.
I TOO AM VERY PROUD OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT THUS FAR AND AM ALWAYS INTERESTED IN THE KIND THINGS YOU ARE DOING FOR JDRF.
WHAT A WONDERFUL GIVING FAMILY.
ALL OF YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
GOD BLESS EVERYONE.
April 03, 2008
Elliott and Family....
I know what it is like to lose your Mom...........I and the rest of the world also knows how special she was to you. I pray that God give you strength to go on and dedicate all you do to her. I am praying for you and your family. God Bless you.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You were my guy during American Idol and still today, I love your music. I know you and your mom were very close and she meant the world to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you made her proud!
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family: May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.
April 03, 2008
Elliott,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember how close you and your mom were during A.I. Please know that she is in heaven telling everyone up there about her talented, gorgeous son.

With love,
Aprille Torkelson
Whitehouse, TX
April 03, 2008
Elliot & Family,
May God be with you now and always. Just keep looking up, and move on. Your mother will still be your biggest fan. She will always be with you in spirit.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott,
Sorry to hear that your mother passed away. I know she was your biggest supporter. My prayers go out to you and your family. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
April 03, 2008
Elliott,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Heaven has one more angel! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliot,

I am the father of the late Richmond Police Officer Wade Shook who escorted you around Richmond when you made your Idol tour. He died in a motorcycle accident March 07. He loved you and your mom. I understand the tremendous loss you have suffered and no words from anyone can touch the dispair of your soul. I only want you to know I sincerely care because Wade would have cared so very much. God Bless.
April 03, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about your Loss! You and your mom seemed very close, she was so proud of you when you were on American Idol. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
April 03, 2008
Elliott, we love your music so much.We enjoyed watching your mother.She is now in heaven watching with great joy down on you.What a blessing you are now with your music! Con't on..,
April 03, 2008
Elliot, It was such a joy to watch the pride your mother so openly showed for you on television. Although I am a stranger, her obvious love for you, and yours for her, touched my heart so deeply. Keep singing w/that love in your heart. I am so sorry for your loss.
April 03, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott,

I'm terribly sorry for your loss. It is with God's love that we get through these difficult times.

Your mom was such a joy to watch when you were competing on AI. You could tell she loved you so much and was so proud of you. I know you will miss her deeply.

God bless you.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, so sorry for you mom's passing. I know how much you loved her.. God be with you..
Fatefull fan..
April 03, 2008
Claudette was such a warm and loving woman. She loved her life and embraced everyone who approached her. I'm glad I had the chance to meet her and will forever treasure the memory of watching her in person and on TV. God bless the Yamin family and may Claudette rest in peace.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott & Family,

We were deeply sorry to learn about the loss of your best friend and truest girl friend, your mother. We were happy that she did get to see your dream come true, and your mother was so very proud of you, Elliott. We know you will think of her every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time. With Our Deepest Condolences, Donna & Ed L. ("American Idol" fans from North Carolina)
April 03, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Love the Nurses at St Mary's PCVU
April 03, 2008
Elliot, I am so sorry about your mother. Be strong buddy!! My prayers are with you and your family during this devastating time in your life. God bless!
April 03, 2008
Elliot and family I am so sorry for your loss. I had the distinct honor of meeting your Mom at the Idol Concert tour in Norfolk VA. She was a very admirable woman. I hope you find some comfort in seeing how much eveyone loved your Mom. You are in my prayers.
April 03, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 03, 2008
REST IN PEACE, CLAUDETTE YAMIN
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family, I am sorry to hear about your loss. Your Mother seemed like a awesome lady. I got to meet her one day while she was in Richmond for a function supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Fundation. She is a very sweet lady. I will you and your family in my prayers.
April 03, 2008
Elliot,

My families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. A mother is the most precious jewel you could ever lose. Your mother will always be in your heart. God bless you.
April 03, 2008
Elliot,
I am sorry for the loss of your mother. Please take comfort in knowing how proud she was of you. Every time I saw her on TV she looked absolutely radiant as she beamed with pride watching you sing. You brought great joy to her life.
April 03, 2008
I attended high school with Claudette (MHS 60) and reconnected with her in 2000 during preparation for our 40th class reunion and again in 2006 during the AI adventure. She was the still the same sweet, caring, funny, energetic, talented girl she was in high school. Our little group of MHS Alumni enjoyed her company and shared her enthusiasm for her children. She has left you a great legacy. My sympathy to your family. We will all miss her and her smiling face.
April 03, 2008
Elliot,
May you find comfort in knowing how proud you made your mother. It's always sad to lose a loved one, but the memories the two of you shared will never be lost. She will always have a special place in your heart and be a huge part of your success. God Bless You!!
April 03, 2008
Claudette was a Red Hat Society friend to us all. The gleam in her eyes and her great smile will always be remembered. Please know that your family is in our prayers. May God bless you all and keep you in His loving arms.
April 03, 2008
Elliott & Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know that she was your strength and a big part of your success and the wonderful person that you are today. Remember her strength and love and let that guide you to even more success in your life as she will always be with you.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliot,
I am a big fan of yours & I know how much you loved your mom, my heart goes out to you
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott, Please except my condolences for the death of your Mom. I lost my Mom 8 years ago so I know what you are going thru. I would like to contribute this little poem to you.
If roses grow in heaven Lord
Pick a bunch for me
And place them in my Mothers arms
And tell her they're from me.
Yours Truly Mary Hynson
April 03, 2008
Elliot, there is something very special about you that I saw when you were on AI. now, I know what that special something is, it's Gods hand on you. Sing for the Glory of God as your Mom watches from heaven, and don't worry, she is more alive now than ever. Her spirit lives on soon you will reunite with her once again. The Bible say, "To be absent at home from the body is to be present with the Lord.." May the Lord continue to comfort you in your time of loss of your mom. God bless you and your family.
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin family, I'm sorry for your loss.
April 03, 2008
Your loss is felt by us all. We are with you in thoughts and prayers!!
April 03, 2008
Elliott,
I cannot imagine the feelings you are experiencing with the loss of your beloved Mother. Please know that many people were so uplifted by your obvious love and devotion to her and she will live on through you.
April 03, 2008
April 03, 2008
Dear Yamin Family,

I watched your mother interact with you during American Idol. The contents of her heart always reflected on her face...... she was full of such love and pride. You are the joys in life and her world.

You are amazing children, she became heaven bound knowing such unconditional love. God needed her in heaven for something that only he and Claudette understand.

You are in my heart and in my prayers. The loss of a loved one is hard it at times feels agonizing but just remember to look-up and trust in God. Try to take comfort in the stars at night because for each star you see they say it's an opening where our loved ones are looking down with love watching us.

God Bless you all!
April 03, 2008
Elliott, Scott, Jodi and Family, my heartfelt condolences. Your mother was a very special lady and I feel priviledged that I had the opportunity to meet her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 03, 2008
Elliot and Family,
We're very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She did see you rise to fame in singing and performance. She was very proud of you. She must have been a great encourager for you.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. May God rest her soul comfortably and grant you strength as you will miss her.
April 03, 2008
My deepest sympathies to the Yamin family- I never met Claudette, but felt she was a kindred spirit to me- a beautiful soul. May your many memories comfort you..
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliot and Family.

You will be in my prayers as you deal with this difficult and heartbreaking time.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I pray that you will find peace in knowing that your mother is with our Father and is no longer in pain. I loved seeing her face every week on tv as she watched you perform. She was very proud of her Elliott. Try not to dwell on her passing but instead, celebrate her life. The words to the song by "Mercy Me" called "I Can Only Imagine" is a beautiful song to sing at her farewell.
Blessings,
April 03, 2008
To the Yamin Family,
I was sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
April 03, 2008
My prayers will be with you.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, you have so very many fans and we are all sorry to hear of your loss. I too am glad that she lived to see the awesome success of her very blessed and talented son. May God be with you and your family during this time.
April 03, 2008
Elliott, I am so grateful to god that he allowed your mother to witness your road to success. I lost my mother when I was sixteen, years and I know firsthand that you will never have a best friend like her, so cherish all of the days that you two had together 'til you meet again. I wish you much continued success and your mother will be smiling down on you. Love
April 03, 2008
I do not know her personally. Nonetheless, my heart aches deeply for the loss of Mama Yamin. She will always be an angel to me. I will forever be thankful to her for giving this world a truly remarkable man, Elliott! God's graces to the whole Yamin family.
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliot:
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. From the remarks that have been left she was an amazing woman in her own right. I must admit I did watch you on the American Idol show and wish you had won, you have such a talented voice. However, my purpose in writing is not only to convey my deepest condolences for your mother but it is also to share a comforting scripture with you as found at Isaiah 33:24,"It makes mention,"And no resident will say,"I am sick." As mentioned your mother had been ill for quite sometime. But the Bible reassures us there will be a time when no more illness will be in existence and in turn no more death. All of this will be accomplish by means of Jehovah God's Kingdom in which we pray for at Matthew 6:9,10. This Kingdom will also accomplish the resurrection of our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death such as your mother. Giving you the prospect of seeing your mother again on the earth under paradisaic conditions. She will be vibrant in health and have that beautiful smile that she had. Once more I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Keep that beautiful voice of yours alive.

Sincerely,
April 03, 2008
Dear Elliott and family: We met your mom for the first time outside the MCI center before one of the AI tour shows, and she was so nice to my daughter who was sad that she didn't get to meet you. Then we saw her again months later at the JDRF dinner in Richmond and she remembered us! What a wonderful human being! I'll never ever forget her kindness. Please know that our love and prayers are with you. May God give you strength during this very difficult time.
April 03, 2008
Elliott and Family, You have our deepest sypathies. You are a true tribute to your mother and when you performed and the camera flashed to your mothers beautiful smile, You could tell she was oh so proud of who you had become. We will never forget that look and know you will carry her love with you for the rest of your life. Sincerely, Steve and Billie Burrus
April 02, 2008
I'm sorry to read of your loss.Your Mom appeared very special to you.I know you will miss her.My prsyers are with you.
April 02, 2008
Deepest Sympathy to the Yamin Family.
May the days ahead be perfect with happy memories of your loved one.
April 02, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all your fondest memories and funny moments, help comfort you in your days ahead.
God Bless To You All
JM
April 02, 2008
Elliott, I am so sorry for your loss, your Mother was such a joy to watch when you were on AI. She was one proud lady. She seemed like a very special lady. God Bless to you and your family.
April 02, 2008
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
April 02, 2008
God bless you elliott and your family during this time. may he wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. you could tell this was truly a mom that was proud. take care of yourself and your health . we all love you and wish you well. her loving memories will always accompany you thru life
April 02, 2008
It is such a blessing from God to have a wonderful, loving mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
April 02, 2008
Elliott,
You are a shining example of your Mothers love. She raised a wonderful, compassionate young man and I know that your Mom was very proud of your ccomplishments. Continue to sing with that beautiful voice of yours, she hears every note and is dancing in Heaven. May God Bless you and your family.
April 02, 2008
god bless, make god give you peace ,at this time
April 02, 2008
The relationship you shared with your mother touched many people. My family is very sorry for your loss, and our prayers and thoughts are with your family.
April 02, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family,
I am so so,sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. She was so proud of you, her face shinned. I know she's in peace knowing, she got to see your dream come true.

Please except my deepest condolences. May The Lord give you strength to continue on. God Bless. Marie Abalos
April 02, 2008
Elliott & Family:
Sorry to hear of your loss. May God be at your side during your hours of need.
April 02, 2008
April 02, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 02, 2008
Elliott~
Thank God your Mom was still on Earth to see your success thus far. You are a reflection of her love.... SHINE ON for her!!
My deepest sympathy....
April 02, 2008
dear yamin family you know we lost one of the best mother that you could asked for we love her for who she is god bless her as her work keep continue down here on this earth god bless all of the yamin family
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and family, I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Although I have never met your mother, her actions were evident of those of a women who loved her family, and cared for others. I will remember your mother in my prayers. May God comfort you during these most difficult time.
April 02, 2008
Dear Claudette, I rejoice that your suffering is over. From what I saw on AI, you were a wonderful and fully supportive mother. It is my prayer that your soul is at peace. To Elliot and family, please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your mother and loved one. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time. May her memory sustain you all until you see her again.
April 02, 2008
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother ~ The bond that you two shared was evident and quite endearing ~ My prayers will remain with you during this difficult time
April 02, 2008
We are sorry for your loss. Let there be comfort in knowing how proud she was of Elliott
April 02, 2008
ELLIOTT,SCOTT,JODY & ALL OF THE YAMIN & GOLDBERG FAMILY
WE ARE DEEPLEY SADDENED OF THE PASSING OF YOUR BELOVED MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND SISTER. SHE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL. WE WILL REMEMBER THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND TWINKLE IN HER EYES. SHE WAS SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU.
ELLIOTT CONTINUE TO BE THE MAN THAT YOU ARE AND KEEP US PROUD.
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON AI. AS YOU WOULD SAY: GOD BLESS
April 02, 2008
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliot. I never had the pleasure of meeting you, however I met your sweet Mother at Healthsouth. We were both going through phsyical therapy after surgery. I ate meals with her several times. She was so very proud of you and your accomplishments as a singer. And what struck me mostly about her was that she did not boast or brag, it was just pure Motherly pride. She felt very fortunate to have a son like you, and I know you are fortunate to have a Mother like her. I did not use past tense, as there is no past tense between a MOther and her child. God bless and be with you during this difficult time. Then go out and sing your heart out for her.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and family, I know of this site because my daughter has recently passed away. I found comfort reading remarks from folks. I watched the show and remember how much the two of you loved each other. I was just thinking of you the other day when I heard a song you sang on the show. I'm not sure of the exact title but I think it's "I want to go home." You sang it beautifully. I know it hurts so deeply to lose someone that you love. I empathize with you and hope you will be surrounded by people who love you and loved your mom. Take care
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin Family,
My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
April 02, 2008
I will keep your family in my prayers.
April 02, 2008
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. WE SOMETIMES TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED. YOUR MOM WAS LOVED AROUND THE WORLD AND THATS A FACT. NOT ONLY WAS SHE YOUR MOM SHE WAS "AN AMERICAN IDOL MOM" AND THAT GIVES HER THOUSANDS OF KIDS TO LOVE. SHE WILL TRULY BE MISSED. ILL NEVER FORGET HER FACE AT THE PARADE IN RICHMOND,VA , SHE WAS SO OVERWELMED BY THE RECEPTION IN THE STREETS THAT DAY. SHE IS HOME NOW. LIVE THRU HER LOVE.
THE STEVENS FAMILY, RICHMOND,VA
April 02, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Claudette was a beautiful woman and was taken from this world all too soon. She will always be with you, watching over you proudly. I am so sorry.
April 02, 2008
Your mother was very, very special. I was lucky enough to run into her (literally!) as I was walking out of Westbury one day and she was walking in. She was gracious and smiling as I blurted out something to the effect of "you don't know me, but everyone knows you!" I want you to know that I lost my own mother more than 30 years ago, but I firmly believe that she lives on in me, in the things she taught me about caring and giving and always trying to be a good person. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that your mother will always live on in the three of you. She will never be far away.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott,
I am so terribly sorry to hear the sad news about your mothers death. I have been a big fan of yours and know how close you and your mother were. I remember meeting you at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee and you speaking very highly of your mother. She sounded so special. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May God's Love be your strength and comfort. Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you...Psalm 55:22
God's Blessings to you and your family!!!
April 02, 2008
" Heavens Open Door "

For the pain we suffer, when a loved one goes away,
there is no ease of burden, the blue sky turns to gray.
Our lives will surely alter, and never be the same;
The one we felt so close to, no more will call our name.

We seem to have no answers, for questions we must ask,
trying to find explanations, proves a mighty task.
We cannot be ready for the void this day will bring.
And getting through each moment seems such a painful thing.

In these moments of trial, we need only bring to mind,
the one whom we are mourning, so gentle and so kind.
To know they'd never leave us, if indeed they had a choice
perhaps we'd hear that message, in our dear departeds voice.

They will never leave us, in our memories they remain,
to bring out warming sunshine, and keep away the rain.
For surely they would be here, and share a moment more,
if they hadn't passed beyond Heavens Open Door.

God Bless and comfort you, pEtE
April 02, 2008
Elliot you and the rest of yur famliy ae in my prayers at this time of the passing of your mother god bless
April 02, 2008
elliott and family, i am so very sorry for the loss of your mother, i too have lost my mother and the pain of it never goes away. she was so happy to see you succeed. lock that in your heart forever.
April 02, 2008
Dearest Elliott and family, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I lost my Mom 16 years ago she was my best friend, there is not a day that goes by that I don't talk to her or about her. When I speak of her to someone I believe that my Mom is saying hi for heaven. You are in my prayers
April 02, 2008
Elliott, I am heartbroken to hear this very sad news. My heart goes out to you and your family. Your mom was very special and will always have a place in my heart. May God embrace you with his comforting arms during this difficult time. Love and prayers to you all.
April 02, 2008
Elliot family and friends. Are thoughts an prayers are with you at this time. Keep your head up and stay stronge thats what she would of wanted.
April 02, 2008
To Elliott and the Yamin Family

We are so deeply sorry for the lost of Claudette. Although we had never met her personally, we felt like we knew her by watching her faithfully walk proudly beside Elliott every step of the way as he traveled on his journey in the music business. What a proud mother she was and she will continue to watch over not only you, Elliott, but the entire family. God bless all of you and may you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
THE HUGHES FAMILY
April 02, 2008
From my family to yours. Our prayers are with you all.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott, Scott, Jodie, and the Yamin Family, My deepest heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your wonderful Mother. I was fortunate to have met her while at the VA State Fair events. She had the same soul and kindness I have seen and felt in Elliott since the AI days. I will always be a fan of yours and may your Mother always be that shining star for you. She will be sorely missed. In loving memory of Claudette.
April 02, 2008
Elliott and family,

Thank you for sharing your mother with the world over the past two years. She was truly a unique and strong spirit who inspired many people. May she rest in peace.
April 02, 2008
To The Yamin Family...i would like to extend my most sincere, heartfelt condolences to each of you for your loss. Although i have yet to have the privilege to meet any of you, i have been a fan of Elliott's and his family since day one. I am proud to say that i am a part of the 'moosak sistas' and know that many have had the privilege to meet and speak with Elliott, Claudette and her family and friends many, many times. Through their shared experience i have developed a deep attachment to not only Elliott but to his family as well. The beauty, love, class, generosity and decency displayed by you all has been the gift and legacy of all the members of the Yamin family, and for this we are the lucky ones. May the knowledge that there are many who send their love and support to you during this difficult time bring each of you some comfort and peace.
April 02, 2008
There are no words...............just love. Thinking of you and wishing you peace.
April 02, 2008
To Elliott,
Regardless of success and fame, a mother is a child's most loyal and devoted fan. I know you will miss her beyond words. Without a doubt she is in heaven and all is well with her soul. Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family during this difficult time.
April 02, 2008
Elliott,

I also did not know your mother personally, but when I saw you both on Idol I was touched. It was obvious the love you had for her and she for you. God bless you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you and your family through this horrible time.She seemed like a GREAT lady and she will be missed by thousands.I don't know if this helps any but rest easy kowing she is in a better place with Jesus in Heaven.
Love,
Marky
April 02, 2008
Elliott & Family,
My deepest prayers are with you all at this time. My prayer is for peace beyond all understanding to you. I pray that the warmth of all the memories she left in your hearts will dry those tears in your eyes.
God Bless

Margaret
(Maggie)
April 02, 2008
To The Yamin Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost both my parents, one a few weeks ago so I can understand how you are feeling. No words can erase the pain, but I hope in time the good memories you have will heal and help with your grief. Keeping you all in prayer..God Bless you all. (((HUGS)))
April 02, 2008
To Elliott, Scott, and Jodi,

Your Mother was an inspiration to everyone who met her. She was sweet, kind, funny, giving, and adoring of her children. You all made her so proud, each in your own way. Let the love that she showed to you be your guide to others. You are her greatest legacy. God Bless.
April 02, 2008
Dearest Elliott and Family

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during these sad days. Look to the sky for Claudette is the brightest shinning star twinkling down on you. May the memories of such a lovely lady bring you peace and comfort.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Yamin Family- my thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a lovely lady who will be missed, but never forgotten. Bless you all.
April 02, 2008
To Elliott and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Please know that her memory will go in your hearts and the hearts of the people she has touched, either on her own or threw her children.
April 02, 2008
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Memories are a wonderful and comforting thing, and I am sure you have SO many.

Love you Elliott and family!

A member of the E-Train Family
April 02, 2008
I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
April 02, 2008
I'm glad that you were able to see Elliott's success in singing. The world will miss you
April 02, 2008
Elliott ,Scott and Jodi..we were so in love with your mom. She was an inspiration to all of us. The joy she showed and shared for Elliott's success will go unmeasured. Claudette was one of a kind and no one will ever replace her in your hearts or in ours.She will be missed dearly but she will be watching everything you accomplish in your future and she will still be soooo proud of all of her children..may she rest in peace.
April 02, 2008
To The Yamin Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Your Mom was one special lady.

A Glen Allen Fan
April 02, 2008
Elliott, Scott and Jodi,
Just know that it will get easier as time goes by even though it doesn't seem that it will right now. I know the pain of losing a mother and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her. As you said Elliott, she is in your heart and in your soul and will be for the rest of your life. Take this time to reflect on all the good times you've shared which will keep her memory alive forever.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin family,

I never had the privilege of meeting your mother. Like countless millions, we were able to connect with her when American Idol would show her on TV. While your hearts may be breaking, please know that prayers are being said for this wonderful woman all over the world.
April 02, 2008
Elliott, we fell in love with you first on AI, then we were introduced to Claudette and fell in love with her too. I had the privledge of getting to know Claudette. She was an amazing woman. She loved her children so very much. My heart aches for your loss and the sadness you are feeling. Stay grounded as she would want you to....her smile will always remain with us along with her loving memory.
April 02, 2008
Elliott and Family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad that you have wonderful, loving memories of your mom to keep with you. Heaven has another angel now. God bless.
April 02, 2008
Dearest Elliott,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of grief.
Your wonderful Mother has watched over you all of your life and now you have a beautiful angel in heaven watching over you from now on.
If you need anything, you have only to ask.
With love and deepest sympathy,
April 02, 2008
elliott, scott and jodie...
your mom is, and always will be the shining star in your lives. she will be smiling and proud, as long as you keep her in your memories.
my condolences to the yamin family, and extended family. i am one of thousands who mourn with you today.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott, Scott, Jodi and the rest of the Yamin Family.

Your mother was such a wonderful, warm and loving person. She touched all of us in her on way. I was so lucky to have met such a remarkable lady. You can tell she loved you all. Elliott she was so happy of your sucess and you made her proud. This is a sad day but know she's in a better place. I'm so sorry to see her go. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May all of our memories of Claudette help you bring comfort during this difficult time. I know how it feels to lose a parent I lost my dad. She is watching over us and she will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace and know the world is hurting along with you and if you need anything we will be there for you and we love you. take care and god bless and know she's at peace.
April 02, 2008
My deepest sympathies to Claudettes children and family. She was an inspiration to all.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott & Family,

My deepest sympathies to you all. I only know of Claudette through her Idol appearances and newspaper articles, but I could see what a beautiful spirit she has and how much she loved her family. You will remain in my prayers.
April 02, 2008
Elliott & the Yamin family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I never met Claudette personally, but like many others witnessed her sparkling personality and loving nature while she supported her son.
April 02, 2008
I had the occasion to meet your Mom at the Va. State Fair. She was so thrilled that we had all come together to see "her boy." She was a warm and gracious lady who will be missed. My deepest regards for the family and I will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo Liz
April 02, 2008
TO ELLIOTT AND FAMILY, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I KNOW YOU WILL MISS YOUR MOM AND THE WHOLE WORLD WILL ALSO. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and family, I am so saddend by the loss of your beautiful mother. I had the honor of meeting Claudette in February at the "Welcome Home" luncheon in Richmond. She was so gracious and fun. As a member of the Etrain, we will all miss her too. My heart goes out to you, Scott, Jodi, and all members of your extended family. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Yamin Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I had the privilege of participating (with Mike McDonnell & a cast of many) in multiple "get out the vote" events during Elliott's Idol run, and had the pure delight of a telephone conversation with Claudette a couple of months ago. Believe in your hearts that her love and guidance live on in your lives; she will always be with you. For a brief time on TV she was "everyone's mother," but her deepest love remains with you all, always. I wish you peace.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott:
You don't know me and that's really not important right now.
I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you, man. Anytime that a person loses their mother, it is one of the most difficult and devastating times in that person's life. However, God knows this. He knows about your pain and sadness right now. And he will be with you and your family as you walk down this road of grief and sadness. Hold onto God. Trust in him. Believe in him. For he alone is the only source of strength that any of us has to depend on. I am praying for you every day. God bless you and stay encouraged. Your mom is with God now. Out of pain, no more suffering, just sweet peace. Christopher James Graves
April 02, 2008
Dearest Elliott, Scott & Jodie,

My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Your mom touched many peoples lives with her vibrant personality and demeanor. She will definately be missed.

Many Blessings to you during this time. Your mom may be gone, but her memories will always remain in our hearts.

May God Bless you and ease your pain and sorrow as you lay your mom to rest this afternoon.
April 02, 2008
Elliott:
May you find personal peace and understanding. You are such a great person with a wonderful spirit. Hold on to the memories. Be thankful there are so many. You are a great example of a son.
April 02, 2008
Elliott-

Out thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Keep your head up, you now have a wonderful angel watching over you. God Bless and take care.

We Love You,
Jennifer and Jeremy
April 02, 2008
Elliott and Family,

I am so sorry for the passing of your mother. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
April 02, 2008
To The Yamin Family:

There aren't enough words for me to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I know this is a very trying time for you all, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
April 02, 2008
elliott we are very sorry for your loss. you had a great mother and she will be missed. i,am a big fan of yours and she was to. you are in my prayers.
April 02, 2008
My deepest sympathies and prayers to the Yamin family. I never met Claudette personally, only through Idol appearances, yet I felt her spirit and pride through the airwaves.
Memories are a wonderful way of keeping her alive and I'm sure you have pleny of lovely ones.
God bless.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family....

I watched you and your mother on American Idol, and I too was a big fan of yours... I could see the love on your face and your mom's everytime you made eye contact...

You are a star Elliott, and I know your mother will be watching over you in Heaven.

A loving fan from New Jersey
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott...please know at this difficult time,that you and your family are in so many thoughts and prayers all over the world...Peace and Love. R&G, Ontario, Canada.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliot,
My heart goes out to you, I just lost my dad last June due to Burkkitts Lymphomia, I am still not over losing him, but it does get better Elliott! She is in god's hands now, and all will be fine now.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott, Scott, Jodi & Yamin Family
My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of sorrow. You are all in my thoughts and prayers....God Bless and Keep her, Rest Well Claudette.
April 02, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I lost my nannie in oct. and she was my rock in life. Anyone who loves life is the ones usually taken too soon.
April 02, 2008
I have admired Claudette from a far, with hopes of meeting her someday. She inspired many women with her strength, to overcome being a single mother, & other obstacles. To be able to see her sheer joy , and genuine awe of Elliott's success, is so touching. I will never forget her. She is a Queen, among mother's, and a real lady. You could see that Claudette "loved", loving her children.
April 02, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 02, 2008
Elliott,
You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

I as many, felt like, even though we never met you or Claudette, we got to know you over the American Idol season and after. I am so glad that we had you and her to represent our city. You could just tell by the smile on her face how proud she was of you and I know that means the world to you. She is now in a better place and you will grow stronger from her memories. I have lost both of my parents and I know every day as I struggle to go on, that I feel the loving arms of them wrapped around me. They are the Angels that I carry with me every day. She too will be your Guiding Angel.
April 02, 2008
Dearest Elliott and Family,

Someday, when your heart is aching a little less, I hope you have the opportunity to read all of the outpouring of kind words you have received for your beautiful mother Claudette. There is no replacement for her glorious Spirit, but somehow, the fact that so many people have acknowledged her value here on Earth cushions the shock of her leaving this place.

I just want you to know that for every person who is able to attend your Mother's memorial service, there are thousands upon thousands of us who will be there in spirit, standing behind you to hold you up.

"When the world's too hard to bear ... and you need a helping hand,
I'll be there, the one to help you understand,
If you wander far away ... Zambia or Monterey,
I'll be there ... the one to wash your tears away" - Al Jarreau

We are all with you,

Maria from Oregon
April 02, 2008
To Elliott, Scott, Jodi and Family:
Our most heartfelt condolences to you for your great loss, and with deep sadness for us all whose lives she touched. We met her at Elliott's first solo concert at the State Fair in Richmond, and she walked with her cane a long way up a hill to see my husband in a wheelchair. She impressed us so much with her concern, graciousness, and compassion and when she learned of our Armenian background, said "We have something in common." Maybe her lovableness stemmed from the fact that she looked for things in common with us and had sincere empathy...sometimes qualities in short supply in our busy world. We admired her spirit so much and will miss her. Our hearts go out to you her family and you will be in our prayers.
April 02, 2008
To Elliott and family,

The world is a sadder place today with the passing of your beautiful mother. May you have comfort and peace knowing she is with God.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott & Family,
I want to extend my deepest sympathy with your loss. I was a friend of your mother's from the past.
My maiden name was Harriet King, daughter of Manny King.
April 02, 2008
My thoughts & prayers go out to the entire Yamin family & many friends during this difficult time. May she rest in peace. And may God's comforting arms rest upon your shoulders and carry you through.
April 02, 2008
To Claudette's Loved Ones,
May God hold you tight in His loving arms in your time of mourning. It's hard to know it at this time, but I hope you take some comfort in knowing your dear mother, sister, and grandma is in a beautiful place free from all pain and suffering now. A mother's love and spirit continues to be with you although they may not be here physically on this earth. God bless you all. My sincerest sympathies are extended to you all during this emotional time.
April 02, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 02, 2008
Shalom to Elliott, Scott and Jodi!

May the spirit of your beloved mom protect and guide you always.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin/Goldberg family:
Claudette, whom I met over 40 years ago, had more joie de vivre, more spirit & zest for each moment, than anyone I've ever known. What a fabulous gal she was! You were surely blessed to have had her in your lives, to have had the pure pleasure of her company. I'll always think of her as that bouncy, energetic and ribaldly funny young woman.

My heartfelt sympathies to all of you on this immense loss.

Carol Gwenn
Hollywood, California
April 02, 2008
My condolences to you & your family. She seemed like such a sweet lady I am sure she will be missed greatly. Don't forget she is always watching. Hugs from a fan.
April 02, 2008
To Claudette's Family, The Ole Manchester High School Girls will truly miss Claudette. We were fortunate to catch up with her for lunch last spring. She was so proud of her childrens' accomplishments. She just about walked on the table talking about Elliott and his upcoming performances. We were hoping she could join us next week for another luncheon. She will always be with us in our remembrances and especially in our prayers.
April 02, 2008
Elliott and Family. I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was an inspiration to many, and so very proud of her family. She will be missed by many on Earth but welcomed by God in Heaven.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin Family,

May God bless you at this difficult time and may you find comfort in the many beautiful memories of your mother and friend.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin family,

My prayers are with you and my hopes are that your wonderful memories of Claudette continue to bring you smiles and comfort!

I am very proud to know that there are people like her and Elliott to represent the Richmond area in many great causes.

It is true that family is the most important asset a person has. She obviously knew that!
April 02, 2008
My sincere condolences to all of Claudette's family and friends. I am so, so sorry for your loss and hope that you can find peace and comfort in how much she was loved and admired.
The world has lost an amazing lady.
Rest in peace, Claudette.
April 02, 2008
To Elliott and family

My prayers are with you in your time of need.
April 02, 2008
May sincere sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.
April 02, 2008
May the wonderful memories you have bring you some comfort during this time of grief. She's watching over you .....
April 02, 2008
Elliott, Scott and Jodie,
I am so sorry for the loss of your
dear mother, she was truly one in
a million. Unfortunately, I never had
the priviledge of meeting her, but
she was a great inspiration to me
thru her devotion to her family. I know your grief is deep, but am
confident that your mother will live
on through each of your lives. I pray
God's greatest of comfort be upon
all of you especially and all that her
life touched! My love and prayers are with you now and always!
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 02, 2008
WHAT a great person ....My heart goes out to ...... You and your family
She will be missed ..MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ........
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin Family,
May God bless you and keep you in his loving arms at this difficult time. Elliott, I have never had the opportunity to meet you or your mother but feel as if I know you both through all of the publicity. It was very clear that your Mom was such a ray of sunshine and a genuine, loving, caring and kind person. Her legacy will live on forever through her children and I'm sure you all are very proud to call her Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may they comfort you and help you through your time of loss.
With love,
A Concerned Citizen
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family,

May God bless you during this difficult time. Your mom was a wonderful woman. Peace and love to you.

Beverly and Rick McCormick
April 02, 2008
Elliott and family: my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your dear mother, Claudette. My husband and I saw her at a tennis event
Elliott sang at and she waved to us enthusiastically when we spotted her. What I will always remember is how proud she was of Elliott and obviously all her children. We are so grateful to her for the gift of her family to this world.

Richmond loves you, Elliott.

"My gift is my song and...

this one's for you."

-Elton John "Your Song"
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family,
My deepest sympathy at the loss of a very special woman. Claudette touched many lives and we are all better for knowing her (whether it be from meeting her in person or seeing her on TV). May I offer this thought: "when you can accept the void (where there once was form), you can experience the BEING of (the GRACE of) the lost loved one." Claudette was full of amazing grace.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott & Family,

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She seemed to be such a wonderful lady, always smiling and happy. May God Bless You at this time of sorrow and always.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin family, I was honored to have known Claudette. We worked together on a charity event for the American Cancer Society and she was a devoted and wonderful volunteer. She was so proud of her family! I wish you peace and comfort in the coming days.
April 02, 2008
Elliott, Scott and family,
Claudette was always the main attraction at your concerts and your biggest fan. She will be missed by all who have been fortunate to meet her. She was very proud of her children. Thank you for sharing her with us. My prayers are with you.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin family and friends of Claudette-

It was a joy to get to "know" Claudette during Elliott's time on American Idol. She was such a delight and it was so sweet to watch her loving and kind ways. I loved seeing her riding in the car with Elliott when they came down the Boulevard for Elliott's homecoming. She looked so thrilled and happy. I am happy that she got to spend this time with Elliott and to know of his success. She was a beautiful person on the outside and I am sure on the inside too. Be comforted knowing the many lives she touched in such a special loving way. God bless you all and give you strength in the days ahead.
Hugs,
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott,
Sometimes there are no words.....only Love......
May God's Angels wrap you in their comforting arms and bring you and your family Peace.
April 02, 2008
TO THE YAMIN FAMILY I,AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOUR MOTHER WAS A GREAT LADY AND SUPPORTED YOUR CAREER. SHE WILL BE MISSED.JAMIE FLOYD,S AUNT CAROL
April 02, 2008
Elliott,
When I heard about your mother's passing this morning, my heart sank. I truely know what you are going through, as I lost my father-in-law and my grandmother last year. Although your heart feels empty, it is not, as long as you have memories of the time you shared together, she will live on. Remember the laughs you shared, the struggles she helped you through, the lessons she taught you and the strong love for eachother you shared.
I had the exteme pleasure of watching you on AI and you were definitely a favorite of mine. I also had the pleasure of seeing you on the AI tour when you visited Greensboro, NC. Although there were a million fans there, cheering you on, YOUR MOM WAS ALWAYS YOUR BIGGEST FAN-- and everyone knows just how proud of you she was. Take time to spend with your family and mourn together,, that is very important. When your ready, go back out and sing your heart out, like you have done in the past. This is what your mom would want you to do,, and know that she will be with you each and every word you sing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May God's grace comfort you in your time of sorrow.
April 02, 2008
Yamin Family,

I only met Claudette a few times but each time I did she was a wonderful, happy, sweet woman with a light that shined so brightly. She was so proud of Elliott and her other children. My prayers are with your family at this time. Many Many warm thoughts are with you at this diffcult time.
April 02, 2008
Elliott & Scott
I truly am very sorry for your loss. I was very fortunate to meet your mom and get to know her last couple of years. She was so gracious, whitty and kind. I will surely miss her friendship.
God Bless!
April 02, 2008
What a very fine lady and wonderful mother. Was glad to share her joy each week for her beloved son, Elliott during American Idol. Thank you for coming into our homes each week and showing America the way to love their families. Peace be yours.
April 02, 2008
Elliott my heartfelt condolences for you and your family. I didn't know your Mom but felt like I did through American Idol and being an E-Trainer. I will keep your Mom and your family in my prayers
April 02, 2008
Elliot and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing...I worked briefly with her in the mortgage industry but even then her first focus was always her family. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
April 02, 2008
Elliott & Family
My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of Need. May God Bless You!
April 02, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are for the Yamin family. I met Claudette and Elliott several times through JDRF. She is a remarkable woman and she gave me the strength and courage to be a single mom with a child with diabetes. I thank her and her entire family for all they do to find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Thank you.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin Family

In this very private moment, please know how much Claudette touched so many who never met her face to face. You, her children, are her proud legacy. My sincere sympathy.
April 02, 2008
Elliott, family and Claudette's friends - Claudette was so nice at the Diamond to my 6 year old grandaughter. Braden wanted Elliott's autograph so bad and was unable to get in line, so Claudette signed as, Elliott's mother. She made that little girl so happy. That to me spoke volumns as to her character. Elliott has every reason to be proud of his mother as she was her children. I will miss her as all who even read about her loyalty or saw the pride in her face when she gazed at Elliott. .
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott
As we cheered you on, your mom's support, wit and charm made her an American Idol in her own way.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time
April 02, 2008
May God shelter her soul on the wings of His Divine presence. My heartfelt sympathies to you all.
April 02, 2008
Elliott, I'm sorry for your loss I know what your going thru my family and I lost our brother almost a year ago. It's hard to lose someone so close to you. There is a reason for everything. Take care God Bless. I to suffer from diabetes so remember to take care of yourself during this difficult time. You don't know me but my sister worked with you in Richmond Sherry Yaklin. She wishes you well to.
April 02, 2008
Although I never met Claudette, I watched her on American Idol and saw how proud she was of her son, Elliott, and I'm sure she feels that way about her other children, also! She seemed like such a fine lady. I will pray for her soul! I can only hope to be as good a mother as she was. I'm sure she'll be looking down from Heaven at her family. Continue to make her proud!
April 02, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the Yamin family and friends at this time. Claudette was a remarkable woman and will make quite the fiesty angel in heaven.
April 02, 2008
Elliott and family,

We were so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Kimberly, Scott & Barbara Ann Allmond
April 02, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 02, 2008
Elliott,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott
I am truly sad of your dear Mothers passing, she sure did love you and all you stand for. May God bless and take care of you and your future as Claudette would have done.
Sincerly Evelyn & Paul (Scooter) Davis.
Henrico Co. Va
April 02, 2008
Elliott, I know you don't know me but Larry Gordon (Uncle to you I believe), Emily, Abby and I am sorry for your mother's death. We had the opportunity to meet your mom with Diane Collawn on one of her stays at Henrico Doctor's. I'm glad I had the chance to meet her and see what a truly unique, loving person she was. If we can do anything for you, please don't ever hesitate to call. We are all very proud of you and I'm sure your mom was too.
April 02, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 02, 2008
I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT CLAUDETTE. I ONLY HOPE THAT I CAN BE A SUPPORTIVE MOTHER AND JUST AS LOVING AS SHE WAS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU
April 02, 2008
To Elliot and the Yamin Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Just know that your mom is in a better place and that she'll be with you ever step of the way.

Keep doing what you do and make your mommy proud :)
April 02, 2008
I will never forget meeting Claudette during Elliott's homecoming in 2006 before the State Fair. She was so loving and welcoming with the utmost charm. I cried as I greeted her and she held me in her arms. Her absence will be enormous. To Elliott and the entire family I reach out to you at this terrible time.
April 02, 2008
Elliott and family I am deeply saddened by your lost. My heart and prayers reach out for you and yours. Your mom was a gift to the world and my heart is filled with joy from the little time that I had the pleasure of spending with you and her.
April 02, 2008
I am deeply saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you , dear Elliott, and your family . God Bless You !
April 02, 2008
Elliott and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very rough time. I too lost a parent in the past year, but it was my father in 2007. It is very rough on anyone who loses a family member especially a parent, but just remember the good times you shared with her and how supportive she was of you and how much she loved you. I never had the chance to meet her, but I could tell how much she cared and loved all of you and everyone around her. I just hope that I too can be 1/2 of the mother that she seemed to be. God bless all of you and I will be thinking of you always! RIP Claudette!
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliott and Family,

My thoughts and prayers have been with you since Monday afternoon, when my 93 year old father in law and I passed you in the hospital corridor on our way to the car. I had a feeling your mother was the reason you were there. I am sorry you have lost her, but what a blessing that she had such a full and meaningful life. May God bless the Yamin Family.
April 02, 2008
Elliott and family;
May God be with you in your time of need.
April 02, 2008
To Elliot & His Family:
May the beautiful memories of a life shared with such a warm and loving mother be your comfort in the days to come. God Bless!
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin Family,
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family at this time of sorrow. Losing a mother is the hardest thing in life to cope with, but your memories of her and her smile will get you through it.
April 02, 2008
DEAR ELLIOT YAMIN & FAMILY,

WE ARE SO SADDEN TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR MOTHER. SHE WAS SUCH A SPECIAL LADY. ALL OF YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.. RICHMOND LOVES YOU!

LISA DANIEL
RICHMOND,VA.
April 02, 2008
Elliott, Scott, Jodi and family and friends of Claudette Yamin, I am so very sorry for your profound loss. I pray that God will grant you comfort in the coming days. You are deeply loved and many people are praying for you. God Bless.
With Much Love, Linda
April 02, 2008
God Bless the family at this time of loss.
April 02, 2008
Elliott and family:

May your memories of Claudette help bring you comfort during this difficult time. She was such a wonderful, warm and loving person. Know she is at peace.
April 02, 2008
To the family:
My prayers go out to you. Rest in peace Mrs. Yamin!
April 02, 2008
Dear family members, I had the pleasure of meeting Josh last night on the plane and he explained his reason for the trip. He talked highly of Claudette Yamin. My thoughts are with you during this time. Take Care,
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin family,
you gained a angel, my prayers are with you, May God Bless you..
April 02, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 02, 2008
Elliott & Yamin Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know its hard at this time, but things do get easy as time goes on. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this time.
God Bless
Pam
April 02, 2008
My love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
April 02, 2008
The world was able to meet a beautiful devoted Woman and Mother as we watched and supported Elliott on AI. Your family was blessed to have a Mother like some of us dream of having. She was able to be there with 'YOU' Elliott and watch you become a STAR....YOU made her so PROUD too. Know she is always with each of you now in spirit until you meet again.
April 02, 2008
You have my deepest sympathy in your time of loss. May your memories of her bring you comfort and joy.

I pray that you are given the privacy you deserve to mourn your loss!
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin family, may god grant you peace and comfort during your time of breavement.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin Family, To have a parent pass away leaves a big void in your life -- one you think you can't overcome. But you do. I am sorry to hear of her passing and pray for your family for strength and comfort at this time. Sincerely,
April 02, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 02, 2008
To the Yamin,

I'm so sorry that you loss such a trailblazer. She was small in size but POWERFUL in service. I pray God give you stregth to endure this diffucult time. You are in my prayers
April 02, 2008
To Elliott and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you.

The Wayman Family
April 02, 2008
Elliott and family,
May God bless you during this time of grieving and celebration of your Mothers life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Mother was an inspiration to many people and her Legacy will live on in many hearts.
April 02, 2008
Claudette,
I will miss you. We had so much fun at our TOPS meetings. You were a joy to be around. Rest in Peace.
April 02, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 02, 2008
Rest In Peace Claudette...we love you!
April 02, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. With sincere and heartfelt sympathy. I enjoyed knowing her through the Red Hat group , always smiling.
April 02, 2008
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.
April 02, 2008
Yamin family: It was a pleasure to meet Claudette this past June when she and my mother were at the rehab after her knee surgery. I know that this is and will be a difficult time for you in the upcoming year. She touched so many lives during her time here with us and I know that you will greatly miss her. Thank you Claudette for everything that you did.
April 02, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 02, 2008
What a wonderful lady and mother Claudette was, Peace and blessings to all of her family.. We all feel like we knew you, even though so many did not..
April 02, 2008
Dear Elliot, God Bless you & your entire family at this difficult time. It was apparent the love you had for your mother. May she rest in peace. You are such a kind and gentle soul, Richmond, VA will be praying for YOU. WE LOVE YOU & YOUR MOM!
April 02, 2008
Elliott,

It was a pleasure to take care of your mother during her stay on the
orthopaedic floor at Henrico doctors hospital. our thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 02, 2008
Elliott and family,

One of Richmonds brightest lights has gone out here on earth but up in the night sky and in heaven it will be forever shining down on us all brightening up the memories we all have of your mother. May God bless you all and through this most difficult time in your lives. I have some pictures of your mother I took back in May 2006 when you were downtown in Richmond for your homecoming. I will forward them to your email address Elliott.

Love and Prayers,

Tommy and Teresa Wilburn
Napa Valley, CA and Amelia, VA
April 01, 2008
Elliot and family: Our sincere condolences to a neighbor in your time of sorrow and loss. Peace be unto you.
Bert, Sandy, Matthew,& Dan Smith
April 01, 2008
I am truly sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace during this time of sadness. It is so difficult to lose a parent and I pray that your good memories will bring you comfort. Your mother was a proud and beautiful lady. She made me smile.
April 01, 2008
ELLIOT,SCOTT AND JODI AND GRANDCHILDREN MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU EACH IN THE VERY PALM OF HIS HAND THAT YOUR TRULY PRECIOUS MOTHER NOW RESTS IN, AMERICA MORNS FOR YOU ALL WITH OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS NOW AND IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS TO COME.
April 01, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Yamin's passing. I always saw a gleam in her eye when she was supporting Elliot's career. She was a great person and supported wonderful causes. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless you all.
April 01, 2008
To Elliott and the Yamin family,

I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you during this difficult time. I pray that you may each find the strength from within to make peace with the passing of your loved one. Ms. Claudette G. Yamin is in a much better place right now. She is now singing and shining down on you...as your official "angel."

-Kimberlee Statton
April 01, 2008
To Elliott and his family,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.

Thank you for allowing the WORLD to get to know this WONDERFUL WOMAN.

I hope your family and yourself can find some peace during this time. Your fans LOVE YOU!!!!!
April 01, 2008
To Claudette's Family:
May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow. Your mother will always be with you all as your guardian angel. My sincere sympathy.
April 01, 2008
To the Yamin Family,

May God bless you during this difficult time.

Love,
Kathy