My Bother, "Bo", was not only my "little" Brother, but he was my best friend. We knew each other so well that we didn't have to speak to know each others emotional status…. happy or sad. We would talk or text most everyday. He always sent the best cards, for my Birthday or Mother's Day. He was so sweet and kind. We loved each other.
From the time he was just a toddler, he just wanted to make us all laugh. We have a large, extended family with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins and there were always additional family members at the house. And, Bo was the little joker. He was always doing things just try to get us to smile, because he wanted us to be happy. There was a lot of laughter in our home. He will be missed.
Bo was an incredible athlete. He loved to play football, baseball (when he was younger) and softball (as an adult). He always gave it 110%. He didn't mind getting hurt, as long as he could make "the play". He was a Little League coach, and he had a very special place in his heart for those kids. They gave him such a sense of pride and joy (almost as if they were all his own kids).
Our annual gathering for the FSU vs. FL football game (around Thanksgiving), will be different from now on. We will be missing the biggest FSU fan. He would get SO MAD or SO HAPPY over the Seminoles. Bo loves the NOLES.
He began using his musical talents in Jr High School. He was a drummer and he could “feel” the music. He also played in the Life Teen Mass at church, but he played as if he were a Rock Star on tour. He wanted the congregation to be filled with the Holy Spirit, like he was, because the music moved him and he wanted to “pass it on”.
He had a HUGE heart and a very empathetic soul. If you were hurting, he felt it and maybe even more than we ever knew. He was not afraid to stick up for his family or his friends. He was a "protector" and felt he could handle things for us. This started a very young age. He just felt it was part of his role to take care of us.
If you were lucky enough to have been a friend of Bo's, then you know how much he cared about you and loved you. He was passionate about his friends, his family and ALL animals, but especially his "boys", Ringo and Bonnum.
Bo was the God-Father to my children, Trey and Anslee. He was also the God-Father to my nephew, Cory. He loved kids SO much and always took time to play with children and to get them to laugh. He would send my children messages or call them after spying on their FaceBook or MySpace pages, to make sure they were not getting into trouble or doing things that he thought I would not approve of. He watched out for them and he loved them. He was “Unlce BoBo” and all of his nieces and nephews and he will miss by each of them.
He had the best smile and seemed most happy when he was making others laugh.
Bo's untimely passing has left a hole in my heart, but I am trying to fill it by remembering his wonderful character traits and the great memories that I will forever cherish. My brother Mike said it best... “Bo was good”.
Bye-Bye little Brother. Protect me from heaven. You are now my new guardian angel. I love you and will miss you everyday.
Kellee (aka...Mom Jr.)