Hi James C....can you tell me how you knew my dear Keller? Are you from LSU?
Would love to know...thank you for your kind words....LJK
Keller...your mom is hurting so much....please help her!
I would love to know who you are Roland M.?
Are you one of Keller's dear brothers from SigmaChi?
Thank you for your kind words....Lord Jesus Keller
I am so sorry for your pain. You are a beautiful person, Ms Gayle.
Merry Christmas Eve to our sweet beautiful son Keller! Honey I think this year is just as hard as last year without you... We miss and love you beyond any possible words...
This is the cross I made for you...which I plan on making for you every year. Mr Kraig, Kollin's Dad made one for you last year,which was just beautiful! We don't buy Christmas trees anymore or really decorate the house like crazy like we use to. The Christmas season has taken on a whole new meaning to us now...
I'm sorry but I couldn't visit you today because Mom is home in bed very sick. I saw the doctor yesterday and I have strep throat. Please make me feel better soon if you can....okay?
Dad did visit you this beautiful crisp, sunny morning and he wrote you your little Christmas note in your book from both of us!
I still don't understand how you can be gone Keller...I really don't...you were so abundant with the desire to do so much with the beautiful life that lay before you! My heart is as broken as I imagine yours was. Why couldn't you have discussed the pain you were having somehow with us or with any of your incredible friends ? Lord Jesus, Keller this is killing us a little more each day!
Your crazy Mother wants you back so badly...rest peacefully my dear angel....Daddy and I love and miss you so much...I hope somehow you will be comforted by Jesus and his loving Mother Mary this beautiful Christmas eve, since I'm not with you yet...I still worry about you so much...LJK forever!
There is not a day that goes by without us thinking about all y'all. Please remember that we pray to Keller everyday to continue demonstrating his unconditional love to his Mom and Dad.
With his Mom and Dad's guidance, Keller's legacy will live on!!
To quote Jim Vavano, the late, great NC State BB coach, "Don't you give up, don't you ever give up!"
KELLER, MICHAEL AND GAYLE,
YOU ARE IN OUR DAILY PRAYERS.
George an Marilyn Z.
Mom is just up thinking about you...what your doing...if you miss me...when will we be together again...are you happy...how will I find you? Are you sending all of these amazing, beautiful dreams we are all having of you? I know you want me to be happy Keller...its just so hard to live and be happy knowing I cant talk to you,hold you,see you,smell you,help you with things you need help with,cook your favorite meals,watch you sleeping, watch you in your whaler on the lake so happy, pulling all of your friends around on skis,tubes, etc.,seeing your excitement when you paddle, washing your clothes, ironing your clothes, having you here at the house laughing with your friends, watching your kindness, your concern for others, your love of life!
How am I going to get through this? Dad and I go crazy sometimes when we realize your gone...forever...I don't know if I can do this much longer honey.
You are such an amazing person, gentleman and son...we cant imagine living many years longer with out you...Oh Keller...why did you leave? How did it happen? Does anyone know...please have that person talk to me...please!
I know it had to have been an accident...you loved your life and looked forward to continuing it for a long time. I know something happened that was not planned at all...were you trying to get back at someone you loved,that hurt you that much...was it that bad? I cant understand how this could happen after all of the things we talked about just hours before...why didn't you talk to me rather than try something so risky?
I feel if we understood this, if someone could explain more...maybe I could change and become a little more in control of my life. Right now I am just existing daily,making it through another day...day after day...hurting every minute for you...I love you more than life my dear beautiful son...Mommy misses you beyond belief...please help me...some kind of way...please do something to make me accept this horrific tragedy,that makes intirely no sense at all?
...good night my angel...how I wish I could kiss your ear and tickle you and make you smile that big beautiful smile...xoxoxo
You are all always in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
Gayle & Michael may the peace of God strengthen you.
It has been a year & your memory is as strong as ever! All of your friends and family, especially your dear mother Gayle and father, Michael.
May The Lord continue to hold you in the palm of His hand & lookout for us all. We need your guidance!
Mom and Dad love you, miss you and think of you constantly...we still don't understand how you can be away from our lives forever...Oh Dear God I miss you beyond any words my beautiful, wonderful son....Lord Jesus Keller! We are trying so hard to understand why you are gone...please send us some answers...always in our hearts my beautiful angel!
Drove by you today and meant to stop by and say hey but was in a hurry. Hope to see you before I go back to Lexington. I can't believe that it's going to be a year soon, I want to come home for that. Miss you and love you.
Keller...you will always be the light of our lives...the child of our hearts...born of dreams and prayers...may the light of your Life continue to shine upon us forever...LJK
Richard please call me...I would really like to talk to you...love you son!!!
"Lord Jesus Keller" 770-355-2371
Keller,.to read your mother's.post sends shock waves throughout my body with grief for her. I have never read such a post from her before. To hear her in such pain breaks my heart. You promised me you were fine and loved your family. I will never understand how you could do this to the people you said you loved. I ask that you send some sign of comfort to you're mother. She deserves some peace.
As we come upon the one year anniversary of losing a dear sweet soul we stop and count our blessings. Count our blessings you wonder? Yes, of course. It was a blessing to have known and loved such a wonderful young man. It is a blessing to be reminded that no matter who we are when we are called to His home we must go. It is a blessing that we HAVE to be reminded to live our best lives in memory of and in spite of such a tragic event.
This young man has pushed us to a contemplative place. While we reflect on a life lived to its fullest and setting an example for us to follow we can only become better people. So from this strange incomprehensible event arises a richness of life and an opportunity to thrive in a confusing and often harsh world.
We will always remember Keller. As the years go by we will also appreciate that the hardest experiences teach us the most powerful and transformational lessons.
Love and Good Memories Always
My dear Keller...why did you leave us? Why?Why? Why...what took you away my sweet beautiful son?...you had so many plans...what made you leave on that horrible tragic day? I am so broken hearted for the pain you were feeling...I wish I could have done something to help you in some way... I miss your sweetness so much...you are such a blessing, even through all this pain....
I know this was something out of your control and I would never change a thing about the love I have for you and your beautiful soul....
I PRAY that I find some answers some how, some day...I just want an answer to help me heal through this loss of you.
You will forever be in my heart and thoughts...Lord Jesus Keller...Mom and Dad love you SO much!
Still think and pray for you, Keller! Help me stay strong!
My prayers are united with so many others for Michael and your family. May he rest in peace.
What a glorious young man for the world to lose. Heartfelt condolences for this senseless and tragic loss of a beautiful soul. Virginia, David and Jameson Clifton Dougherty (Brisbane, Australia)
Robert and I, and all our Atlanta family, are forever blessed by having known Keller. From our first time with Keller at the hospital when he was one day old to countless other times shared, Keller was always the most amazing boy and later young man. He was intelligent, loving, kind and an exemplary credit to Michael and Gayle. His death remains a shock and profound loss. All of us who knew and truly loved this extraordinary young man are forever changed by his loss - he brought boundless joy and love to everyone in his too short life. What he accomplished and how he gave of himself in his 19 years remain a legacy for all of us to treasure. Keller you are missed more than even you could have imagined...we hold you in our hearts and thank you for the time we shared with you. We know you are in the loving arms of our Father...Lord Jesus, Keller. We pray everyday for healing and comfort for your beautiful, loving parents and family.
Prayers for u and uncle mike
Prayers for u and uncle mike
I'm so glad to have known Keller throughout my time at BT. Although I didn't know him for long, I had enough time in high school to realize what a great student, friend and athlete he was. I remember the many nights a bunch of us would stop at the top of the stairs to talk and wish him and the guys soccer team luck as we left after finishing our game. His friendship has made an incredible impact on me and so many of my friends. He's missed by many, but I know he's watching over all of us! He will always be remembered and I hope that comfort and healing comes to all of his family and friends.
Keller, you made such a wonderful impression on everyone you met and you are still in our hearts today and always. I love to look at pictures of you on my iPad and simply cannot believe you are gone from us here. But I do know that you are in God's loving arms now. We all love you and will forever keep you in our prayers. We will wrap our loving arms around your parents until we all see you again one day. Lord Jesus Keller.
Gayle and Mike,
I think of you every single day. I pray that you are healing and getting stonger.
Love you both,
We have a digital frame in our kitchen and occasionally the memory card gets changed out with yet another group of picstures. for the past 3 weeks we have seen the 2011 prom and 2011 homecoming pics over and over. It seems every time I glance over, there you are with your beautiful warm smile and expressive eyes. I smile at you and you smile back. then I am filled with grief once more. We miss you so much.
From time to time, I keep trying to fit in my schedule a time to go visit you at GreenLawn, but I keep forgetting that I can't until I go home....But I can't wait for that! Ive missed being able to go there and sit with you in that beautiful place. Even though you are gone, you are still at the forefront of my heart and mind. You've always had that quality: being able to stand out from the crowd. You were one of a kind: genuine, courageous, faithful, whole-hearted, level-headed, and loving. You carried out each of those qualities every day. All those days at school, especially in unassigned, are so vivid. That period, spending time with you, Matt, Ryan, and Jess, lit up my day, and I looked forward to it all the time. I knew I could go in there, having a bad day, and come out of it the happiest in the world. It was days with "the gun book" that were so vivid. Or the time I hit my head on the lamp because I was laughing so hard. Even the time that I had to help you pick out which bathing suit to buy, even though you probably didn't listen to me! Those days are in the past, but those memories are still in my mind - every day. I know everyone that came in contact with you loved you, even if it was a brief meeting. You had that capturing quality about you: to be able to encompass someone's full attention. We all miss you so so much. And we are all wondering what the purpose of you leaving was. Maybe it was to bring us all closer and closer to our faith; maybe it was for some other strange reason. All I know though is that we all loved you, still love you, and will forever love you..and miss you. Please keep sending us all the blessings you can! We need them:) And please keep watching over your sweet mom and dad. They are so strong for going through what they have been. They have been hurt so badly, and you are the only one that can restore their full happiness. I can't wait to come visit you, Keller, in October at GreenLawn. And I can't wait to see you, Mr. Mike and Mrs. Gayle, when I come home <3 Much love, Cammie
Hi this is Keller's mother and I am very interested in knowing who Richard of Covington La is? His entry was right before this one. He has written such beautiful words about his friendship with my precious Keller Bear
I miss my sweet angel so so much. If you would like Richard I would love to talk to you...770-355-2371 Bless you!
I never thought 5 months after that tragic day I would still feel the same pain, if not worse, that I feel today. My life is empty and filled with nothing but sorrow and loneliness. I ask and pray for the strength to go on but it is so difficult. I considered myself a strong person until you left me. I miss you so much!
I can't find anything that interest me anymore. I keep looking at my cell phone hoping to see a text or a missed call from you. GOD please help us get through this...it is so hard!
One great memory I have with you is at your lakehouse in Nantahala. We were swinging on your rope swing, but it was dark, and it was our first time, so you steadied us on the way down and caught us when we swung back. I will always remember how safe your arms felt when you caught me. You were and are so strong and trustworthy, and I knew that you wouldn't let me get hurt. You were such a great friend to so many, and I know you still are. I know you're still watching over us and keeping us safe, just like you did that night at your lakehouse.
You are such an amazing guy, and I hope you know how highly I think of you because I never really got a chance to tell you.
lord, jesus, keller, you are missed.
Keller was my very first buddy. Ever. It is no wonder that as the years went by, we kept a strong friendship. I owe Keller a thanks. I owe him a thanks because he introduced me to so many people I would have never met. These people all became close friends of mine, all very dear to me. Keller, I wish we could joke around again and update each other on one another's lives. It kills me that the time has passed to do so while on this earth. I know you can read this, and I know the comfort all the loving words and thoughts your friends still have for you are able to give you and your loving parents. Keller you are with every person who thinks about you and we all await the day to see you again.
Keller was a great guy. Absolutely hilarious. He was so confident, so charismatic. His laugh came easily, and he was always smiling. I wasn't Keller's best friend or anything, but we definitely were friends, and the Keller I knew was a goofball, but completely dedicated to his friends and the things in life he loved. I miss him, and it hurts to think that he doesn't share the same world with me anymore, a world he seemed to love so much. But we'll all see him again - we just have to wait a little bit. I know he is somewhere better, happy as ever, kayaking and hiking to the ends of the earth and trading jokes with St. Peter.
God bless Keller, and God bless his wonderful family.
Not a day goes by that we do not miss you. What an accomplished, lovely young man you were. Your parents are suffering so...please know that all of their friends, and yours, pray for the three of you daily. Rest in peace, Keller. Lord Jesus Keller!
Remembering Keller as a wonderful young man and thinking of Mom and Dad every day ... no words can bring comfort but please know that I am praying for you all.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of keller. He was an amazing person and so passionate about everything he tired or believed in. He could brighten a room by just walking in. His smile could make anyone's day better. He was one of my best friends and he will always hold a special place in my heart. Though he left us so soon he did not leave us with nothing. Instead he left us with a model for being a great friend, loving constantly, being a part of every aspect of life no matter how big or small, and lastly the belief that being yourself is enough and it is the best way. Keller was a man of great strength, passion, and love. His heart and passion for nature will live on through his family and friends. I hope that one day Mrs. Gayle and Mr. Mike get the closure they both need and deserve during this tradgey. I know Keller is watching over us every day. And when the wind whips and the sun shines i know Keller is in every ray of light and every leaf that is blown my way. He was a blessing to everyone who got to know him. I miss you terribly and i wish you could see how many other do!! You are so loved and missed each and everyday by countless numbers of people. RIP Keller. I will always love you.
Mary Carter Thornton
Every moment of every day I am thinking of Keller and of you, Michael and Gayle. I have been privileged to spend many hours with you during this horrible time of sadness. I know you both are in such pain and yet I can feel your resilience and faith and love. I pray daily for you and Keller. Your friends will always be here for you loving you and doing our best to be a solace. Our prayers never cease for your son. We loved Keller as our own and miss him so very much.
May we join together in prayer for the parents of Keller. Lord, we will never understand why bad things happen to good people. However, we ask that you place your hands on Keller's parents to ease the pain of their loss. Give them the strength they need to overcome the sudden loss of such a wonderful gift. Lord, we ask that you give them a sign that Keller is ok now. We do your work on Earth and trust in you Lord. I know you know what is best but we are so weak when it come to understanding death. Give them some comfort and hold Keller in your arms until they can be reunited again. Amen. RIP Keller!
Michael, Gayle & all those who loved & were touched by this young man!
Keller will never be forgotten and remembered only by his smile and sparkling eyes.
A special prayer to Keller that he helps us all, especially his loving parents, realize the peace and acceptance and strength that is necessary for us to continue living our lives.
Gayle and Michael,
You know how much we love you and miss Keller. We are so thankful to be a part of your lives now and to have shared in Keller's life for more than 17 years. We will always keep you in our prayers and be here for you, our loving friends, forever.
May you find peace in Christ knowing that Keller is in His loving arms and that you will all be together again in eternity.
He will always be remembered and loved as well as You and Michael. Strength comes with time. we love you and are praying for you.
LORD JESUS KELLER..RIP--SWEET BOY
THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS THE LOSS WE ARE FEELING NOW...
IT HAS BEEN SO HARD TO HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL GIFT TAKEN AWAY SO SWIFTLY FROM US....WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND CHERISH EVERY MOMENT WE SHARED WITH YOU. YOU MEANT THE WORLD TO US OUR BEAUTIFUL CHILD OF GOD NOW...CANT WAIT TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS ONCE AGAIN MY LOVE!
Lord Jesus Keller!
There just are no words. I remember such great moments with Roswell Santos, your dedication and joy. I know that I never met such dedicated parents. I know that your were chosen for this wonderful young man and I know that on the other side of this journey will again be joy. xO
So sorry to hear of your loss! Our prays are with you and your family.
You will always be remembered because your parents wil make sure of that. You were a special young man and our prayers are for you to enter in to our Lord's kingdom with all of the faithful.
To the Zibilich Family:
Ever since I heard about the passing of Keller, my world has been turned upside down. I pray but the pain is still there...it never seems to stop. Recently, I had the opportunity to read some quotes from some of his close friends. My heart aches for everyone who is having problems accepting Keller's death. May God grant us all the strength to carry on without Keller. We love you Keller and thanks for the long talks we had....they will never be forgotten. RIP Keller
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Eleanor Blanco Will (daughter of Mary Zibilich Blanco)
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I did not know Keller but through my niece, Cate. My heart goes out to all of you.
I did not know your son, however my daughter did. She spoke so highly of a young man, great looking, and kind, and how genuine he was to everyone around. She said "mom, he is the perfect guy, and a great friend to everyone." I do certainly agree after reading so many wonderful things about him. What a wonderful son you raised and how lucky he was to have you. -At such a young age, he certainly made a huge impact on many lives.
My deepest condolences in the loss of your wonderful son.
Barbara Blanco Valle (daughter of Mary Zibilich Blanco)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am the Chapter Advisor at the University of New Mexico. The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially under these circumstances. Like our Chapter here, you will be drawn much closer together as you share and grieve the loss of a Brother.
To the parents of Michael Keller Zibilich. My heart pains with your heart for the loss of your son. My son, Garrett J. Elders, a freshman at University of New Mexico and brother of the Sigma Chi Fraternity died on March 27, 2012 in the same fashion. I will remember you as parents, the family, and Keller's friends in our daily prayers.
Dearest Gayle and Mike,
May the thoughts and prayers from all your friends, family and community sustain you through your grief and help you to emerge with a beatific vision of God's plan for you. May the heartache and tears that have been shed for Keller carry him straight to the heart of Jesus and his Mother Mary and eventually bring you comfort. You and Keller will always be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. Paul always admired Keller so much, as have I. You are wonderful parents and always will be.
Dear Gayle an Mike, We have been deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our sympathy and condolences.Bryan and I were so pleased to meet Keller and have him with us here in Australia with our family. We all had a great time with him, Andy and Connor.We enjoyed so much your hospitality in the Nantahala Mts. last year. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, always. Remember the tea candle in the green bottle? I have it hanging under cover in the garden. It will always remind us of the Ziblich family. Sincerely Bryan and Audrey
Keller went home to be with the Lord before we were ready for him to leave. My heart and prayers go out to you. He was such a fine young man. I will hold on to the great memories of teaching him at Queen of Angels middlle school.
He blessed us all!
Dear Gayle and Michel,
Having known Keller from 1st grade, we know what a loving young man he was with that smile and a kind word for all he came across. We pray that with God's grace and time, you will be able to bear this loss.
Gayle and Michael,
Keller's 11 year old face was standing on my doorstep when we moved in to ask if he could fish in the pond. I was delighted by such a responsible young man. If he brought someone new, he always brought them to the front door to introduce them first. At our Christmas party each year, Keller drove people to and from their cars in the golf cart. Everyone remarked at what good manners he had. "Please watch your step and have a nice evening," he said to them all. We thought the world of him. Over the years he watched our kids, kept our animals when we were out of town... and even recommended our 6 year old's school to us. Keller was always kind enough to make a big deal out of him. We watched him grow to a very fine young man. So excited about going off to LSU. It was a beautiful service and these words gave me the most comfort, "It is not to a stranger that we return Keller."
We loved you very much Keller and you will never be forgotten. We pray for your mom and dad. Know that your bright smile and kind voice will be missed down at the pond.
Dear Gayle and Mike
I am truly overwhelmed with sadness for your loss of Keller. May you find some comfort in the knowledge that you raised such an incredible young man. He loved you both dearly. I would like to think that Bobby greeted Keller in Heaven and will look after him until you are together again. My prayers are with you.
Dear Gayle and Michael, here is a prayer for you:
KELLER,I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new,
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name,
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part,
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.
Dear Kay and Jeannine - my deepest sympathy on your loss. Know that God is with you and Keller's family in this trying time, as well as your friends who all care deeply. Peace be with you.
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.
Michael and Gayle, May god's grace be with you at the loss of your precious son. I am touched by what an extremely fine man you raised and saddened by his loss for your entire family. You and Keller will stay in my prayers.
(daughter of Mary Zibilich Blanco)
Dearest Michael and Gayle,
Words can not express the great sorrow that is felt by the loss of your precious Keller. I will forever remember his infectious smile, and joy for life. He grew into an outstanding young man who left a tremendous impression on every life he touched. Keep your faith in knowing that Keller is with Jesus. May His loving Mother, Mary, cradle you in her arms as she did her Son at her darkest hour. You and Keller will forever be in my prayers. Lord, Jesus, Keller
Dear Michael and Gayle,
Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you always. Keller's smile was contagious. It was obvious that you raised a great man. We will continue to pray Father Frank's words " Lord Jesus Keller." You have a loving community that will always be at your side. God's blessings,
Dear Gayle and Micheal, Keller was one of the first new friends our son Jake spoke of after rush week was over at LSU. He was very pleased to have made friends with such a quality young man. Julie and I also had the pleasure of meeting him at one of the LSU football games this fall. Keller was very handsome and well spoken at that brief meeting. I don't believe we can begin to fathom the depth of your loss, but we would like to express our heartfelt sorrow. Please know that your family is in our prayers. Grant, Ashley, Jake, Julie and Brian Johnson.
Eye has not seen
Ear has not heard
what God has ready for those who love Him...
Praying for you and remembering Keller.
We had a very brief visit with Keller as he and Connor were on their way to Australia passing through California. Our family sends you our deepest sympathy, we pray in the time ahead you will find comfort and peace.
California Barganski Family
Dearest Gayle and Michael,
You have been in my heart for the last week in prayers and thoughts. Keller was a wonderful young man who loved you both so much. I am so truly sorry for the loss of your son who touched so many with his beautiful smile and ways. The people who loved Keller are here and walking this with you and we will continue always. My deepest sympathy and love to you. I ask the Lord and His Mother to cradle you in their arms . Prayers and thoughts.
Mike & Gayle What a great Boy you raised. He is looking down so proud of both of you. I am here for you as needed. R.I.P.Keller Bob Sweeney
Dear Gayle And Mike,
I am So Sorry For Your Loss.
Shirley Wallace And Linda Wallace Pohlmann
From Metairie, La
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints."
God be with you at this sorrowful time.
We have been in the same community QOA, BT and St. Peter Chanel for many years and I know we have met through others. Please know we are so sorry and have been praying for your family unceasingly at this tremendously difficult loss of your son, Keller. May Our Lord and His Sweet Mother Mary wrap your family in the blanket of her love, peace and comfort as long as you need. May faith and the support of this tremendous community your family and close friends be a source of comfort and strength as long as you need. It is obvious you raised a beautiful young man who touched so many deeply and this will never stop. God Bless and keep both of you and Keller in His tender loving care today and always.
Dear Mike and Gayle,
My heart has been broken in a thousand little pieces for you. Keller was a truly beautiful boy. May God's love lift you up and give you strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you. We are so deeply deeply sorry. You are wonderful people who raised a wonderful son.
We are deeply affected by Kellers death. Our hearts and love are with you. Louanne, walt and Chris Woliver
I am so sorry for your loss. While I did not have the opportunity to have Keller in my class at Queen of Angels I do feel that I have a sense of who he was through all the kind words and stories shared these past few days. His love, compassion, and spirit will live on in all who came in contact with him. And by the sound of it he touched many lives through his caring nature and outgoing personality. I pray that you can lean on your faith, family, and friends who are here for you during this time of sadness. Peace
Much sympathy and many prayers to the Zibilich family. We are so sorry for your tremendous loss.
Gayle and Mike,
We are so so sorry. Keller was so kind to our boys when we visited you in Nantahala. He was such a sweet young man. So many are praying for you. Our deepest sympathy...
Dear Zibilich family - I did not know your son, but I know many who did. My daughter was a freshman at Blessed Trinity when Keller was a senior. All who knew him loved him. I cannot imagine your pain and sadness; but please be assured of our prayers for you all. Our Blessed Mother will wrap you in her loving arms and bring you strength and comfort, as she, too, lost her beloved Son. Heaven has a new angel, and he is at peace. God bless you all.
Susan Derbis and Family
Michael & Gayle,
Keller was a star...largely because of the unconditional love as well as all of the wonderful life's lessons that his terrific parents bestowed upon him. We will never know why, but, hopefully some good will come forward... that will ultimately become Keller's legacy.
We will always be there to support y'all & will never forget your son, Keller.
Michael and Gayle,
We have always cherished the special memories the boys made together in Cub Scouts, and even way back then, the special bond you both had with Keller was clear and plain for all to see. May the love of God and the blessings of the Holy Spirit give you strength and peace.
With sympathy to the Zibilich family.
May the memory of Keller's love sustain you.
Though therre are no words that will offer you comfort, know that our hearts are broken at such a terrible loss. Zach thought the world of Keller and we all admired his spirit so much. You will remain in our prayers. Bill, Terry and Zach Newton
Dear Mr.and Mrs. Zibilich,
So very sorry for your loss,there are no words except please know how very much he was loved. I pray daily for some sorta peace .
Mike and Gayle, I am so sorry fot your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort. Diane
One day at a time....may God sustain you
Mike and Gayle, we are both so sorry to hear this news. We will keep both of you and your families in our prayers.
Karen Olander and Jere Wilkins (Peachtree City, GA)
Gayle and Michael,
My family and I are so sorry for your loss. I only had one opportunity to meet Keller. It was a Christmas party at Kay's and he and Will were adorable little boys running around and full of joy and Christmas sparkle. I will always remember him that way. You are in our prayers.
with all our love,
Gabrielle and family
Gayle and Mike,
I am so sorry for your loss. What a fine young man. Both of you and the entire Zibilich family are in my prayers.
To the Zibilich Family -
I do not know you but my heart hurts for you. I have a son at LSU; he and his friends had the pleasure of knowing Zeller. You are in my family's prayers. As a Parent I can't even image what you are feeling. The only comfort I have for you is that he is with Our Father...who will hold him close and take away all of his pain. Please try not to give up on God As for he has a plan that we will never know until we meet him.
I will continue to pray for your family -
My heart goes out to you. Keller was such an awesome person, always with a kind word and a smile on his face. My thoughts are with you.
Whatever soothes your spirit, comforts your soul, and brings you peace, this is what we are praying for you at this difficult time.
From our hearts,
The Wascher Family
Mike and Gayle,
Keller had a beautiful spirit and was a friend to all. The Blessed Mother has welcomed him to heaven and together they will watch over you. Please feel the prayers of our entire Queen of Angels Catholic School family.
Dear Gayle and Michael, You were truly the best parents anyone could have. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that each and every moment you are in all of our thoughts and prayers. There are just no words. Keller touched all our lives and we are all better for having known him.
The Lynch Family
Gayle and Michael,
Mark still has the tshirt that was given to him by the basketball team with the boys pictures & signatures. He loved coaching Keller, always a team player, enthusiastic and ready to
play. What a beautiful person he was. He will be missed. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Mark, Ginny & Todd
Keller was a QA student who was unforgettable because of his good nature. With the dawn of each new day, take refuge in your faith and find peace.
My Prayers and Condolences,
Mary Beth Smith
Gayle and Michael,
I never had the privilege to have met Keller. I wish I had. Evidently he was a gentleman of the first quality. Leo Rosten once said..."The purpose of life is to matter, to count, to have it make some difference that you ever lived at all." Keller made a difference. And you should be proud for bringing such a fine man into this world. May God bless you. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
My deepest sympathy to both Gayle and Michael, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Beth and I and the Kearney's and my mother were so saddened to hear of Keller's passing. The time that we were blessed to spend with him in the mountains, and hearing his enthusiasm about going "home" to Louisiana and LSU were always so nice to hear. He was a great young man that you all have a lot to be prouod of. Just know he is in great company up their. Aunt Margie is holding his hand and he is in the most bautiful and pleasant place you could ever be. Beth and I are so sorry we are unable to get back to Atlanta but just know we are there in spirit, we are thinking of you both and your entire family. Our deepest condolences. Josh & Beth Provosty
Gayle and Michael,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you for your loss. Keller was a remarkable young man and we will always remember his wonderful smile. He is with God and His Blessed Mother and we are praying that you find the peace that he now has...and wants you to have.
Dear Zibilich Family,
It was a pleasure to have Keller in class for 3 years and as part of my home room in 8th grade. He was a delightful, generous, intelligent, and dynamic young man. My heart breaks for your family, and I do not have the words to express how sorry I am for your tragic loss. You all and Keller are in my prayers throughout the day. I know that Keller's spirit will live on within everyone whose life he touched. May Christ grant you peace & grace.
Thoughts and Prayers,
The Spinner Family
Prayers are all we can offer in this time of greatest loss ... I will pray for you and Keller each day until we are all together again with Jesus.
Mike,I was heartbroken to learn of the death of your son.
I am keeping you and your family in my dearest thoughts
Dear Gayle and Mike: Gather strength from each other at this time and please know that there are many who love you and are here to help in whatever way we can. My heart aches for you at this sad, sad time. Love Always, Ellen
So very sorry for your lost of your wonderful son Keller.
May God be with you and know that now you have a very sopecial angel looking over and for you.
God Please bring comfort to you.
Our hearts ache for your family. My husband and I are keeping your family close in our prayers.
Michael and Gayle,
My prayers and thoughts are with you. I extend my sympathy to all the family and am so sorry for your loss of your son.
To the Family:
May God grant you peace, comfort, and strength to endure, during this difficult time in your lives. (Psalm 147:3)
Our Heavenly Father heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds- Psalm 147:3. Look to God for comfort, as well as warm memories of a brief, but well-lived life.
Keller was an outstanding, loving and kind young man and will be missed forever.
He definitely left a positive mark on everyone he met. I am honored to have known him, and my prayers are with you.
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.
I started teaching third grade when Keller was in fourth, so I didn't get to know him well at Queen of Angels. But I remember his exceptional name. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Our hearts go out to you, Gayle and Michael. We are praying for you and Keller and may God be with you at this time.
Gayle and Mike, our prayers and thoughts for you and Keller are deep in our hearts, knowing he is now in the hands of
Jesus and His Mother. Love and Peace,
Words can not express how sorry I am for the loss of this wonderful young man. Gayle and Michael, you have my deepest sympathy and I am praying for Grace and Peace for you and all of the people who loved Keller.
Dearest Michael and Gayle, our hearts and prayers are with you and we are so very sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of meeting Keller several years ago through our friends, the Adams'. We always delighted in seeing him and could see what a loving, wonderful young man and son he was. We offer you our love and friendship, and again, sincerest condolences. Love, John and Jennifer Swegle, Aiken SC
Although I did not know Keller I do know he was a friend and mentor to younger students at Blessed Trinity - our son was one of them. As a family we are praying for Keller that he is safely in the arms of our Lord and we pray that God bless and watch over his parents and keep you in his grace. God bless all of you.
Keller made me smile. He always came to me and greeted me no matter where I saw him or who was around. He was a gentlemen and distinguished young man. He is now wrapped in the arms of our Blessed Mother Mary who suffered for her own son our Lord. Our thoughts and prayers will be with him and with Gayle and Michael always.
Dearest friends Gayle and Michael.
We don't know what to say, what to do. This is a trajedy that will never be explained. Just keep in your hearts, your faith and love of God. His Will shall be done. Our Blessed Mary is the only one that can understand the pain of your loss. Remember her in your darkest hours as she too lost her Beloved Son. Know that he is being cradled in her arms as we pray "Hail Mary". What sweet memories of Keller, our sweet boy. He gave me his graduation rose the day he left Queen of Angels Catholic School. It is still in my office. I will treasure it along with the big hug he gave me last year when he came to visit. Sweet angel, you were called to help do God's work. We will treasure you, love you always and pray for you. Gayle and Michael, for his sake, you will go on and honor him, by doing what God will lead you to do. This will not be in vain. Good things will come of it. The HEavens are celebrating his return and we will see him again. Jesus made that promise.
Love you Gayle.
Dearest Gayle and Michael,
Clayton and I have so many wonderful, fun and touching moments with Keller and you. Your hearts were innertwined and he carried that love every where he went. It is an honor to have had so many precious hugs, smiles and laughs together. I promise you I will talk to him daily.
In deepest love,
Shannon and Clayton Hillyard,
Mike, may you feel the peace, strength, blessings, and grace of God as he holds your hand during the coming days, weeks, months, and years.
I am at a loss for word. The passing of Keller is a real trajedy and my sympathy goes out to the family. At a time like this, we all question God's plan. I pray that the family can stick to their faith and know that God's plan is more important than anyone's individual needs and wishes. Remember the good times and fond memories of Keller and feel secure in knowing that you will see him again. I will keep Keller and the Zibilich family in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy to both Gayle and Michael. I met Keller only a few weeks ago...he was such a kind, young man, and it was so obvious that he loved the two of you very much. Being there to surprise his parents for the weekend...we were as excited for both of you to see him as he was! God Bless both of you and your entire family....my heart grieves for you.
Our son, Hunter, was a dear friend and pledge brother of Keller's. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. LeAnn and Jennings Ewing
My Sympathy to the Zibilich Family for your loss...
Fred Wagner (Aloysius 66)
You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael and Gayle please accept my condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Michael and Gayle,
We thank you for the blessing of knowing and loving Keller. He was the most outstanding young man in every way and he loved you both with all his heart. To know Keller was to know the face of goodness, strength of character and love. We hold you both dear in our hearts and prayers. Patricia and Bob
My heart goes out to both of you. Thoughts and prayers are forever with you.
My dearest Michael and Gayle, May God give you the strength to bear such an enormous loss. Words cannot and never will be adequate in such a dire situation. Know you will be forever in my thoughts and eternal prayers. Susan Grannan Manganello. God bless and keep you all
Everyone in the community and school is hurting with you. Keller will always live in your heart and in your prayers. He was a fine young man who has a wonderful and loving family.
We are so sorry for your loss of Keller, a wonderful young man! Prayers and much love are sent your way. George and Marilyn Zibilich
Gayle and Michael:
Meg and I will never forget the wonderful afternoons at your home after preschool. I still look at those pictures often and smile about this special friendship. I loved seeing what a delightful young gentleman Keller had become many years later at Cotillion. Please know that you are loved by many and that you are constantly in our prayers. I know God is embracing your beautiful son in heaven.
Lisa and Meg Smith
So very sad to hear this tragic news. Love & prayers to Mike and Gayle.
Paul & Renee (Roark) Harvel
There are no words to convey the deep sadness we feel so we're sending a prayer:
Deep peace of the running waves to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the smiling stars to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.
~ An Old Gaelic Prayer
Much love from,
Frances, Vinnie, Maureen, Bridget, Kevin
Gayle and Mike,
May you both be given strength and grace.Sue Sharp