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January 04, 2014
Carol, Carr, Scott, Julia, and the rest of the Family, my prayers are with you at this time.
Ed, I'm glad that you and little Nick got to meet. I always tell him about you and our fun times, so he knows you.
Peace and Love to All, Aunt Maria
January 03, 2014
Sorry to here of your loss, it was a when I learned of it, I am lost for words. Wished I knew a bout it soon, words fail me.
January 03, 2014
I was sorry to hear of your son's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.
-cousin Jo Ann
January 02, 2014
Thank you to everyone who posted memories of Carr Edward. I can tell you that he spoke of his friends and family often and always hoped to be able to become well enough to get back in touch. Your thoughts and prayers sustained him and he loved you very much.

A final word to my son: My life was forever changed when you came on that cold January night at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama in 1977. I knew you were going to be a handful when I first saw you and you were looking right at me as if to say "So, what do we do now?" We had great times together and shared so many memories. I miss your hysterical giggling as I was swinging you "up high" on the park swing, fielding your long T ball hits in our back yard, watching you strike out that last batter in the bottom of the 9th with a full count and bases loaded, swoosh that final last second free throw to put your team ahead, and double bagel that top seed. I admired your great courage as you struggled to defeat your illness. You loved your family and tried as hard as you could to get well. You beat the odds and won the hearts of your great doctors, nurses, therapists, friends and family who helped you. A person never really knows what impact they make on the world around them- my son, you made the world a better place by bringing hope and joy to those around you, wherever you happened to be. I look forward to being with you again where we can enjoy a new life with no more pain and sorrow, but peace and happiness forever.
Love always, Mom
June 24, 2013
I am so beyond sad right now. I've been looking for Carr for years on Facebook. With no success. So today I googled his name and found out the horrible news. I played tennis with Carr at UIW and he was my first real friend I ever had. I loved him so much. He was the most giving person I had ever met up to that point. Because of him I give back to as many people as I can. Carr made me a better person. I hate that we lost touch. I missed him so much and them to hear this... I am so incredibly sorry for all of your loss. I am at a total loss for words right now. This is my farewell to Carr
Carr,
Thank you for always being there for me that first year of college. I wouldn't have made it without you. I didn't have money and you would always out of your pocket pay for me to come with you whether to a party a movie or any other event. You never asked for a thing in return. Because of you I know what true friendship is. When you transferred to Florida I hated it but was happy for you. The distance and times made it next to impossible for us to stay in touch but I want you to know that I never forgot about you. You made me a better human being. I'm sad that my wife and kids were not able to meet you so they too could see what a genuine, giving, humble, and true friend you were to me. Thank you for all the memories. I love you brother. Rest in peace my dear friend.
January 23, 2013
Carol, Carr, Scott and Julia - we were so sad to hear the news about Ed. Chuck and I have nothing but the fondest memories of his sparkling personality - he was never shy about stopping at our house for a meal. Chuck enjoyed his short stint in the world of adult baseball as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
January 23, 2013
One more from Aunt Maria....Once I was babysitting baby Julia and I couldn't get her to stop crying and go back to sleep. I fed her, changed her, sang to her, and sat in the rocking chair. Ed was about 8 years old and got up and came in and said, "I can help," and took her and rocked her in the chair and sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and she went right to sleep on his shoulder in about one minute! It was so sweet.
January 18, 2013
Carol, Carr, Scott and Julia, I was very sad to learn about Ed. You are all in my prayers.
January 17, 2013
True, Ed and Scott had me pretty scared thinking we would free fall on the way down the St. Louis Arch :) I'll always remember his joking during those trips, and introducing me to the music that "high schoolers" listened to. Rest in peace, Ed.
~ cousin Don
January 16, 2013
All of my love to Carr, Carol, Ed, Scott, and Julia. Also to Mom, Grandma Breland, and our extended Breland and Smith families, and our friends, who are both here and in heaven. You are always in my prayers. Carr, Carol, Scott, and Julia, we're all with you in your sorrow and hope that you feel some comfort from our love and deepest sympathy. Some days I cry, other days I laugh remembering the hilarious things that Ed always said to me and all the practical jokes that he played on me. He gave me a better sense of humor. He was almost always sweet to me which is pretty good for a “little brother!” I was always thrilled to see him. Today, I feel his smiling presence. I've always called my nieces and nephews “my kids,” because I never had a child until my 40's. I still call them “my kids,” even though they're not kids anymore and I now have one of my own, our Nick, who I want to share with you all. But Bug was the first baby I got to hold, my first “little brother.” It was great to have him around, waking me up early in the morning, giggling at my door, making me laugh before running and jumping on me. When I was a teenager, whenever I took Bug out, I always told people that he was my little brother because he was so cute! I loved showing him off. We went to my high school Saturday afternoon touch football games and then to the ice cream shop that Aunt Debby had always taken me to. He was always smiling and making me laugh. After seven more nieces and nephews, by the time I had a baby, I was grateful to be somewhat prepared. My Nick often reminds me of Bug, Scott, and Julia as well. When I was a teenager, Bug was about 6 and would hide my stuff whenever I was getting ready to go out. Once, I was frantic to find my brand new skirt. I couldn't imagine where I had put it. I heard giggling in my closet and then I knew! I opened it and found the little guy in there wearing my clothes! looking ridiculous and laughing hysterically! It was so hilarious that I fell down laughing until I couldn't breathe. When Ed was in college, he came to Birmingham and my beautiful younger friend, Kim, said he was the cutest boy she had ever seen. Later, when he was still in college, we all met in Mobile…so Aunt Kathleen, Ed, and I went out to play a game of pool. When it was my turn to hit the ball, he said loudly, “Aunt Kathleen, you're the coolest and my favorite.” I'm sure I laughed and missed the ball. And then when it was his turn to hit the ball, he said, “Maria, you're really my favorite.” He made me laugh so much that I lost the game after I was sure I would win. I am truly blessed to have had Bug in my life. Not only was he a fun little brother who I loved, but he also brought into my life more family: Carol, Scott, Julia, Grandma Breland, and all of the wonderful Breland family who I would have never have had the privilege to meet if it hadn't been for Bug. Of course, life has been difficult at times, but I'm grateful for Bug and the loving people in my life, even those that are away for now through distance or passing--I see the glass as half full. Ed was so handsome and funny and fun, and always will be that way in my mind and heart until we all meet again. He is still with me, still making me laugh every time I think of him, and I know he's with you. Many aspects of this world are lovely, but I have an absolute faith and constant feeling that we do go to an even better realm that is completely one with God and pure love. I am not afraid. I felt the Holy Spirit with us at the mass, for I have never before in my whole life been able to sing one note in front of other people, except for my teacher and my husband, due to life-long stage fright. Even my husband, David, who has years of experience performing, gets nervous playing in church. That day, we both felt a calming loving presence that we had never felt before. We just wanted to provide some comfort and make a joyful noise to celebrate Ed's life and dedicate a youthful sound to Ed who I know was there. Love to you all. We'll be here for all of you.
Maria
January 15, 2013
Bug was a fun-loving kid. His athleticism was evident from the beginning. He could climb my parents' bookcase before he was a year old. As a toddler, he had an arm that could throw a set of keys across a room directly to the intended adult. Ed liked entertaining the younger kids and trying to help with them. I had a laughing picture of Ed at about six years old with my year-old son Don, with Ed trying to prop Little Don up into a wall corner and struggling to put footy pajamas on him. On their way up to the top of the St. Louis arch, Ed and Scott told eleven-year-old Don that the way down was going to be a free-fall all the way. Ed, I look forward to seeing you on the other side, healthy and happy, as you deserve. God speed, Aunt Debby
January 15, 2013
Ed was a smart, funny little kid whose athletic skills were evident from the beginning. He could climb up a bookcase lickety-split before he was a year old and had a great throwing arm as a toddler (keys all the way across the room right to the intended adult's face). He enjoyed entertaining Little Don, who was five years younger. I had a funny photo of Ed trying to prop up toddler Don against a corner while Ed struggled to figure out how to get footy pajamas on him. He laughed a lot and enjoyed life. On the way up to the top of the St. Louis arch, Ed and Scott told eleven-year-old Don that the way down was a free-fall all the way. Ed, I look forward to seeing you on the other side in your healed and happy self. God speed.
January 15, 2013
Carol and Carr, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I remeber meeting your son at Mirror Lake racquet Club for a tennis tournament many years ago when my son was also playing as a junior. I know you will miss him terribly. Jan Donaghey Reed
January 14, 2013
I will miss our conversations and picnics. I always had fun with you when we were kids. You were so mischievous and you brought excitement to my life. Fish bowl wars. The old Reliant Stationwagon. playing tennis and basketball together. You always protected me as your little sister. I pray that our guardian angels are looking after you as you sleep and await the promises of heaven.
-All my love, Julia
January 14, 2013
Carol
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. So very sorry for your loss.
January 13, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 13, 2013
Carr, Carol, Julia and Scott,
I am so sorry to hear about Ed's passing. He was a talented, good person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tory Payne
January 12, 2013
Carr & Carol
I will be praying for your family.
January 12, 2013
Carr, I will be praying for your family.
January 12, 2013
Carol and Carr keeping you and your family in my prayers.
January 12, 2013
Carr, Carol,
Karen and I are deeply saddened by your loss. We give you our love and prayers.
January 12, 2013
Carr, Carol,
My heart aches for you right now. May you find peace in your memories and your faith.
January 12, 2013
Rest in peace, brother. It's been a long road together. You won't be forgotten.
January 12, 2013
I will miss Ed every day
January 12, 2013
I will keep your family in my prayers. I am so sorry to learn of your loss and pray God will bring you all some peace and acceptance. Cousin Frances Smith Locker
January 12, 2013
I will be keeping your family in my prayers and hope God will give you all some source of peace and acceptance. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Cousin Frances Smith Locker
January 12, 2013
Well miss you. I've been looking at the photos of you in the snow when you came to visit from Boca Raton. I remember taking you to the train close to midnight back to college before they discontinued the line. I have pictures of us in the snow in mobile one unusual winter. I'll miss you.
January 12, 2013
Dear Carol and Carr, I am praying for your family and so sorry for your loss.
January 10, 2013
I love you Ed.
January 10, 2013
Ed is my cousin. A few years ago I met Ed. My mother and father took Ed with
our family to Mardi Gras. We all had a good time. We love you and we miss you.
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