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Julian Michael Avery


2003 - 2008 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Tonight the Milky Way will be extra bright and tomorrow the sunshine extra warm. Julian Avery, 4, won his battle against brain cancer on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, after fighting for 10 months. He is now free and flying with angels. Fly, little man, fly high and watch over the rest of us.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 1600 N. Old Decatur Road, Saginaw. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Church.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Julian's name to Cook Children's Medical Center, 801 7th Ave, Fort Worth 76104; the Make A Wish Foundation, 1407 Texas St., Fort Worth 76102; or to Julian's World future foundation, in care of Fellowship Baptist Church, 1600 N. Old Decatur Road, Saginaw 76179.
Julian's favorite color was yellow. The family requests that everyone wear yellow to the service instead of somber colors.
Juju, you fought so hard to stay with us. From March 2007 until Jan. 19, 2008, you endured CAT scans, MRIs, brain surgery, IVs, needles, an access port in your chest, 35 days of radiation, a feeding tube in your nose and a G-button in your tummy.
Then endless pokes and tests, and an evil thing called medulloblastoma, that, despite everything we did, attacked your body.
You told us it was a mouse that put that golf ball in your head.
It stole your third and fourth years and made your legs wobble and made it so you couldn't walk, sit, use your arms, hug us back, feed yourself, and, finally, even breathe, but you are our hero because it never took your smile or spirit, and never took your fight and will to stay here with us.
We love you so much and we will see you again in heaven. You have inspired and changed so many lives with your wisdom and wit, your love and your charm. We had you with us for almost five years and we will remember you every day and miss you with all our heart. We will have memories of our time with you here on earth, you being called "little dude," proclaiming this is Julian's World, flooding the house, making monster faces, telling nurses how to give chemo, playing with Kiley and Maya, our Make-A-Wish trip, meeting other "tumor kids" and, most of all, how much fun you had with your brothers.
You will be loved in heaven, with no more medicine, pokes or tubes. There will be no pain or cancer and we will be there with you some day to love you and hug you again. We will be OK, but will miss you. Mama, Daddy, Sam, Alex and William.
Survivors: Julian's family, Kenneth and Myriam Avery; brothers, Samuel, Alexandre and William Avery; grandparents, Jean and Marie Brocard of Dreux, France, Robert and Judy Avery of Fort Worth; godparents, Todd and Teresa Anderson and their children, Shanteill, Ethan and Oakley; godparents, Ken and Karen Harrigan and their children, Courtney and Madison.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 22, 2008
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