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January 15, 2015
You would be 26 years old today. As I ponder, would you be married, or engaged?Would you have your MBA and in your dream job? Still serving the Lord? That I know, all the others remained unanswered. My heart still aches. I miss you everyday. You would be so proud of Malik. He's a Gator! They say, time heals all pain, how much time? Love you always.
June 20, 2013
Remember the good times and keep praying for comfort. Romans 15:33
April 05, 2013
You are truly missed, you as you sometimes due run across my mind. may you have eternal peace.
May 24, 2011
Lamar,Lamar it has been a year and the pain is just as sharp.....still seems like one of those dreams that u struggle to wake up from but cannot. I try very often not to question God's will. I miss hearing that husky voice and think it is ur dad and that deep laugh when I fall for the trick ,but u know what? I know the angel are enjoying it just as we did. I will ALWAYS miss u!
May 23, 2011
I love you brother. Miss you everyday. Your presence is often felt and though at times I wish you were still here, I am learning to be at peace with the fact that you're in a great place. So I will hold on to our memories and as your pastor says, make my reservations to see you again.
May 22, 2011
A year ago today I lost a great friend and a part of my support system. Lamar was like the brother I never had always there to make me smile, offer advice and encourage me. Throughout this year being in communication with you all, Mr. & Mrs. Abel, has showed me why Lamar was such a amazing person. You all are lovely people with unspeakable strength. You did a excellent job in raising a kind hearted, generous, genuine man. Thank you for doing an excellent job. Lamar's life touched many people.
May 22, 2011
You were a lot of things to many people and are missed tremendously. It still doesn't seem real that you are gone, let alone that it has been one year since you left us. I know you are in a better place, but am still sadden to have lost a great Bruh. Can't wait to join you one day! :-)
May 22, 2011
There has not been a day that has gone by in the last 12 months that Lamar has not crossed my mind. I received a phone call that truly broke my heart on this very night 1 year ago. While there will never be a replacement for someone who was one of my best friends, I am grateful for the people that he has placed in my life. I love you always Lamar. -Erica
May 16, 2011
I can't believe it has been almost a year since you've been gone. My fondest memories of senior year and college involve you in some way, shape, or form. I never expected us to get as close as we did but I'm glad we did. Your friendship still means a lot to me. Those conversations that we had are still in my mind and the littlest things remind me of you, I often find myself thinking "oh I remember when I did this with Lamar" or "I remember discussing this with Lamar". I love you and miss!
June 11, 2010
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)
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June 09, 2010
After hearing about the loss of such a young life, I wanted to give my heartfelt condolences to the family. It is never easy to out live a child, and as a mother myself, I can't imagine your pain. Your family is in my heart and definately in my prayers.
June 08, 2010
Thank you for all you have done for the Gator Nation. May GOD bless your family and watch over them...
June 07, 2010
hello sandria i'm sorry for your loss my deepest condolence i could never understand your pain but my heart hurts for you god bless you and your family.
June 07, 2010
"Homesick"

You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow

I've never been more homesick than now
June 07, 2010
The word of God says, "How precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of His saints". My deepest condolences go out to the entire family. RIP Lamar
June 06, 2010
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you my cousin Sandra and family, we are praying for you and thank God there is hope of seeing him again, blessed are the dead who died in the Lord.RIP Lamar
June 06, 2010
I went to middle school with Lamar Abel and will always remember his charming personality and warm smile. May god bless his family and the good memories of him comfort his family during this difficult time.
June 06, 2010
my deepest sympathy goes out to sandria and family,over the lost of your dear son,may god be with you all at this time of sorrow.
June 06, 2010
R.I.P.
June 06, 2010
Our deepest sympathy over the loss of your son. May the good memories of him comfort you at this time. May the Lord give you strength to cope with your loss.
June 06, 2010
My deep condolences for the loss of this fine young man. It sounds like he grew up to be the kind of person I thought he would be, back when he was in 4th grade: self-confident, bright, caring. The future just got a little dimmer.
June 06, 2010
Though I did'nt know your son and brother,I offer you my deepest sympathy,and I pray that you will find peace in knowing that your baby has found safety in the arms of our saviour.
June 05, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 05, 2010
rip lamar you will be miss,
June 04, 2010
Junior, Sandria & Malik,
I am speechless a week after hearing about your precious son and brother's death. May you to be strengthened by all the wonderfull memories you have of Lamar and just knowing with confidence that he is now safe and secure in God's arms. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 04, 2010
We would like to express our deepest sadness over the loss of your son. We can not comprehend the ways of God and the decisions he will make for us and the ones we love. We are praying for you and we are hopeful that God will continue to be the force that keeps you all going as you deal with this tragic time in your lives.
June 03, 2010
Junior, Sandria and Malik. I am at a loss for words. Please accept my condolence and know that GOD is with you all. Lamar was an exceptional young man and a close friend of my son Brandon. He is in US Army Basic Training and expresses his sorrow and condolences as well. He is happy to have spent his last weekend with Lamar and the rest of the Frat brothers in Tampa before he shipped out. God bless you all and I will continue to pray for you.
June 01, 2010
Junior, Sandria & Malik,

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family in this time of grief. May your memories give you strength, and may the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.
May 31, 2010
RIP in God's arms Lamar. To the entire Abel Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep the memories alive, and may they bring you joy, as you remember Lamar.
With Sympathy,
--Claudette Dyges-Brown
May 30, 2010
I am a highschool Coach and i am deeply saddened by the passing of this young intellegent man , me and my family wish nothing but the best in the recovery for the family of lamar abel, may god bless your family .
May 29, 2010
To the family of this great player, May the Lord be with you and keep you. Look to the hills from whence cometh your help, all our help comes from the Lord. May God keep you is my prayers.
May 29, 2010
Rest in Peace Lamar. Although I've never met you, I've heard wounderful things about you from your loving Aunt Sharon. May God be with your family and those who know and love you during this difficult time.
May 28, 2010
My prayers for strength and courage to the Abel family. Lamar had such an humbleness about him that will never be forgotten. A very respectful young man, even as an elementary student at Phyl's Academy.
May 28, 2010
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.
May 28, 2010
To the Entire Abel Family, We pray that the Holy Spirit gives you GREAT comfort during this time. We Love you.
May 26, 2010
Lamar is with the angels now, sad for us mere humans but he is rejoicing with the Lord. My sincere sympothy.
May 26, 2010
Rest in peace Lamar. I miss you so much! I just keep remembering to good times we spent together. You ALWAYS made me smile or laugh no matter what I was feeling. When I made that list of special men in my life, you knew you were already on it. My heart and my prayers go out to your family and to your brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Love you. I know youre smiling down on us all right now. My favorite tail.
May 26, 2010
"I PRAY YOUR SOUL IS@REST LAMAR,GOD BLESS KEEP AND STRENGTHEN THE ABEL FAMILY"
May 26, 2010
Rest in Peace Brother Lamar Abel... You going home to the Good Father, I've heard nothing but good things about you and you will continue to do great things in heaven
May 25, 2010
Life can be challenging when you lose a good person/friend, but just know that Lamar wants us all to be strong for him.
May 25, 2010
Rest in God arms Lamar! To the Abel family my prayers are with you at this difficult time. Lamar worked for our summer camp in 2009 & was a gentle person in all his ways.
Blessings
Heather Bodden - HACFL
May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010
R.I.P Big Homie
May 25, 2010
We didn't exchange words much but the few time that we did you showed me that you had your head on your shoulders and you were determined,always smiling I remember always seeing you in the hallways just smiling your smile use to make me smile to see someone always so happy. R.I.P you will truely be missed but your are in a better place still smiling, everyday the sun shine down bright on me I will know that you are smiling down on the c/o 07.
May 25, 2010
Life is short u never knw when ur last day on earth would be.No one can question the man above about deaths cause he who gives life can take it whenever he intended to.R.I.P LAMAR ABEL,,,God has choosen u to be his next servant in heaven,we can never question god,but now that u gone we knw u sitting beside our father watching over us...REST IN PEACE.c/o 2007 ALL THE WAY!!!
May 25, 2010
You will be missed..your parents are my dearest friends. My family is continually praying for your family.-Kevin and Sheryl Vaccianna
May 24, 2010
We met our freshman yr in college @ UF...birthday buddies is what we called ourself:). I'll always cherish the memories and all the times you made me laugh. I know your in a better place and smiling down on us now. R.I.P. Birthday Buddy You'll definitely be missed but never forgotten.
May 24, 2010
You were part of my graduating class of at Blanche Ely High School although I didn't know you, you're still part of the TIGER family. My prayers goes out to the Abel family having total faith in God that he will hold you when you need to be held,lift you up when you've fallen and most of all give you strength in times of your weakness.R.I.P. Lamar Abel
May 24, 2010
Rip Lamar Abel I remember it like yesterday we were working out with Coach Harvey Thomas after school and now your gone....God bless you and your family....I know your in a better place R.I.P. my brother.
May 24, 2010
This just blew my mind I can't believe your gone but I know you're in a better place. R.I.P Lamar you will be missed but never forgotten
May 24, 2010
R.I.P. LAMAR ABEL HE WAS MY FRESHMAN-SENIOR BUDDY WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN AT ELY , HE SHOW ME AROUND AT SCHOOL , AND SUPPORTED ME WHEN I WAS IN BAND ... MY PRAYER GOES THE HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND TO THE CLASS OF 2007 !!!WOW NOW ABOUT TO GRADUATE IN A WEEK CLASS OF 2010, WHILE THEM WOULD BE PLAYING BACK MEMORIES WHEN HE WAS MY SENIOR BUDDY MY FRESHMAN YEAR ,I love you=(
May 24, 2010
I didn't know you that deep but you were still part of the Tigers family. This puts so many questions in my head but I know you are in a better place. You will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Lamar
May 24, 2010
May you Rest In Peace my fallen Tiger, i know your in a better place now..i only ask that you watch over us!!!!!
May 24, 2010
"Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted" Mat. 5:4. I did not know you personally Lamar but I heard about the wonderful things you did and your helpful ways. I know you are in a better place and I send your family my deepest sympathy. Rest peacefully in the sweet and loving arms of the heavenly father.
May 24, 2010
love you Lamar R.I.P can't believe this so young I can't even question God. Watch over us man C/0 2007 ?
May 24, 2010
Although, I did not know him personally, I can tell through all the words being said by my former student who attends UF, high school friends and his Fraternity Brothers..HE WAS ONE UNIQUE YOUNG MAN-My Greek Brother you will be missed
May 24, 2010
Cuzzo! I spoke to him about a half hour before his condition deteriorated. Words cannot describe what he meant to me as a cousin. I love you, I miss you, and I'll be seeing you.
May 24, 2010
May God be with the family and those who knew him. Gator Naton will miss you.
May 24, 2010
Rest in Peace Lamar
May 24, 2010
Lamar i'm going to miss yu so much. although seperated by land and sometimes sea we still kept in touch. you were a great friend and i'm honored to have known you. i still remember at senior awards you accused me of stealing all of the scholarship money lol. i'll never forget you. Inever told you but I do love you and know you are in a better place. behave up there!lol Muah.R.I.P
May 24, 2010
I send condolences to the Abel family and friends. Although I did not know you personally, I always heard good things about the person u were and ur legacy will live on. Rest in peace
May 24, 2010
I met you for the first time a few weeks ago, but I always saw you studying hard in the library. From our brief conversation, I could that you were a good, genuine guy. From one Gator to another, may you rest in peace. God bless your family.
May 24, 2010
Abel, I can't believe I came home. I wish I had been in Gainesville. I'm still trying to call your cell, every day in hopes you will pick up.

But I have to thank you for being an all around amazing person, and a great friend to me. Always there when you were needed most. Always smiling. And I'm not the only person who feels that way.

I feel blessed to know you are in heaven, and that I have gained another angel. See you soon, Lamar.
May 24, 2010
Although I don't know you or ever met your parents but from one Gator Alumni mom, my heart goes out to your parents especially your mom. May God grant her the strength to persevere.
May 24, 2010
My thoughts and prayers to his family, The Gator Nation has lost a Family member.
May 24, 2010
Rest In Peace Bruh, Virgil Dixon 6 Summer 08 HN
May 24, 2010
Lamar was a faithful friend. He offered a prayer for me at the last fraternity meeting before my PhD defense last fall. He was self assured and dedicated as brother. I attribute the wonderful characteristics that describe him to his family and all who were involved with his up bringing. I will never forget you brother Lamar Abel.
May 24, 2010
Having a son in college and meeting Lamar during the last years summer camp program I must say his light shined. I felt as thought I had known him longer than a 8 week period of time. He will be greatly missed. I have been influenced by his warmth and happiness that he showed during our encounter. To the Abel family from my family love and prayers.
May 24, 2010
Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life."--John 11:25

Jesus also prayed, "Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it tis in heaven...--Matthew 6:9,10
It is by means of God's Kingdom that all sickness, pain and death will done away with in the future.
May this Hope bring some comfort to the family, now and in the days to come.
May 24, 2010
You were wise beyond your years. Had a drive to succeed in life and i could see it from the first time I layed eyes on you. What hurts the most is that you never got the chance to live out ur dreams. I guess that's how it was meant to b. May god rest ur soul. I hope you know how much u were loved here on earth. Gone but never forgotten.
May 24, 2010
GOOD MAN GONE TO SOON HE WLL BE MISS BY EVERY ON FACEBOOK AND ALL OVER THE WORLD RIP LAMAR ABEL.
May 24, 2010
To a good brother who died giving service to others.

a brother in service OMEGA PSI PHI
May 24, 2010
Lamar loved the Lord and now he is with him. I love Lamar and I now miss him. The spiritual me understands that he is at home in heaven, but the fleshly (and selfish) me wants him here. Over the past six months, we went to church together every Sunday and always followed it with breakfast. I miss my friend and brother.

My prayers go out to his beautiful and loving family. You raised him to love the Lord and he has, so there is no doubt where he is. Understand that there is comfort in knowing that he is with God. A youthful angel with a smile of gold. God needed him now.
May 24, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Abel family. May the lord bless is soul and his family.. He has not left us Mr.Abel has just gone to be with his holy farther in Heaven. God Bless Him.
May 24, 2010
Rest in peace.....
May 24, 2010
to the family of this great gentle giant!I watch this young man develope hisself into a strong football player.He really was a student i admired,never disrespectful always kind.I will greatly miss u (BIG HURT) YOURS TRULY MR.SMITH BLANCHE ELY HIGH SECURITY!
May 24, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Abel family. Lamar was a wonderful young man and a loyal friend to our daughter. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. God is with you.
Our love, The Archie family of RWCCI.
May 24, 2010
Lamar, thank you for your visit earlier this year; it was great to see you again. My thoughts and prayers are with the Abel family.
May 24, 2010
As your soul remains at rest with God watch over your family and friends as my prayers go out them. Cousin, you will be missed greatly...
May 23, 2010
dont give up answers are on the way
May 23, 2010
Peace brotherman from Gator Nation
May 23, 2010
You will be sadly missed. My your soul rest in piece
May 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Abel family tonight. Lamar and his family are the kindest and most respectful people, role models for all. Sincerely, Mr. Sokol of Sunrise Middle School.
May 23, 2010
Rest In Peace, Lamar...GatorNation will never forget you.
May 23, 2010
My condolences to his family. RIP.
May 23, 2010
Gator For Life....RIP...
May 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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