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WILL ERWIN, age 24, our beloved son, went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, the 16th of May, 2010, in Boston, Massachusetts. William Shields Erwin was born on the 17th of March, 1986 in Houston, Texas. Will brought much joy and happiness to his family, and will be remembered with great love. Will was very intelligent and inquisitive. He was an outdoorsman, adventurer, traveler, computer whiz and entrepreneur. He loved a good sky dive, and loved testing his money making skills. One of his first ventures was selling beanie babies and pokemon cards on line at the age of nine. His two favorite places in the whole world were Hawkeye Hunting Club, where he loved to hunt quail and pheasant with his parents and sister and brother, and the Deep Water Cay Club in the Bahamas, fishing and hanging out with his Dad.Will was a graduate of Episcopal High School, and attended TCU, majoring in business.Will is survived by his loving and very dedicated parents, Pam and Jimmy Erwin, who supported Will in every endeavor. Their love for Will was immeasurable. Will also leaves behind his sister Brittany and brother Robb, his grandmothers Louise Ewing Erwin, and Mary Belle Thompson, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is welcomed into heaven by his twin brother Reid and by his grandfathers Calvin Thompson and William F. Erwin, Jr. (Big B), and uncle William G. Erwin (Billy).A memorial service is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 21st of May, at St. Luke's Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road in Houston, where Dr. Tom Pace, Senior Pastor, is to officiateFor those desiring and in lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to McLean Hospital, c/o Dr. John Halpern's Research for Cluster Headaches, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478 (Dr. Halpern was Will's angel in Boston); or to Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), No.3800 Buffalo Speedway #300, Houston, TX, 77098.Will fought many battles in his short life, but he fought a brave and good fight."Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him." Isaiah 57:19"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27"Those who love me I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them." Psalm 91"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

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June 14, 2010
Pam and Jimmy
Words cannot begin to convey our heartfelt sadness at the loss of your son Will. You each were so blessed to have each other and I know there is a vast hole in your hearts with his passing. Please know we are here for you and send each of you, Brittany and Rob our love and prayers as you walk this very painful journey of loss and deep, deep grief.
Love Eliza and Johnny Duncan
Eliza Duncan
June 2, 2010
My deepest condolences to the Erwin family. I share your grief, and have prayed for you. A fellow clusterhead, Jerry Callison (Aurora IL)
Jerry Callison
June 1, 2010
Thinking and praying for all the Erwins ... love you guys
Patti & Bob Stanwood
May 26, 2010
Dear Pam and Jimmy, Please know that we are holding you in our hearts and in our prayers. Jennifer and Mace Pinchal
Jennifer Pinchal
May 25, 2010
Will, thank you for everything you have taught me. I will never forget you. All of my love and condolences go out to your friends and family. You will be missed Will.
Nathaniel Monroe
May 25, 2010
Dear Erwin Family,

We just learned of this awful news and are deeply saddened.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends.

Please do not hesitate to call on us if there is anything we can do for you.

David and Clark
David Joachim
May 25, 2010
Dear Cousin Pam and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Will.Your son and your family are in my prayers. May his soul rest in peace.Your cousin Richard
richard wallace
May 24, 2010
You are in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers.
Love Ellie Michael Gregg and Joseph
May 24, 2010
Dear Cousin Pam and Family,
John and I are deeply saddened by this dreadful passing of your beloved Will.
Life has been extraordinarily unfair. With your tremendous strength and loving faith and family I pray that this sadness will somehow be lessened with time. Please consider yourself warmly hugged and smiled upon by our Good Lord who will continue to hold you up with Eagle's wings! Lovingly, Your cousin Patty and John
patty grear
May 23, 2010
Dear Pam, Jimmy, Brittney and Robb,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Ann, Leslie, William and Amy Doggett
May 22, 2010
RIP Will- miss you much
Lauren Krell
May 22, 2010
Jimmy and Pam, I am thinking about you and your wounderful family. I will always remimber Will as a kind wounderful soul. My the good lord help heal your pain.

With friendship and love,

Kevin Bozant
kevin bozant
May 22, 2010
As I've met the various members of your family through the years, I remembered thinking what a heartfelt connection there was between all of you and how easily you extended that to others. May the love of family and your many, many, many friends help sustain you during this difficult time. Love and Peace...
Sonya Sullivan
May 21, 2010
Dear Erwin Family:
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Will and pray for your strength during this very difficult journey.
Love, the Drexlers
(Clyde, Gaynell, Austin, Elise, Adam)
May 21, 2010
Jimmy and Aunt Pam,
Our hearts go out to you and your family. Nate and I are deeply sorry for your loss. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Much love,
Nate McCormick & Christina
May 21, 2010
As a mother of adult sons, my thoughts are with you all today and for some while to come.

I have some wonderful memories of Will, we never met, but we were good friends online for quite a while and I have some lovely photos of him for me to remember him with.. his pain is gone now...God Bless.
Kath Whittle
May 21, 2010
Please accept our prayers for Will and for your family. May Will fly on angel's wings to a restful place.
Beth, Roger, Eric and Alden Hurst
May 21, 2010
Jimmy & Pam, my prayers are with you. Please know that Will is in a better place.
Tom Garner
May 21, 2010
Pam and Jimmy,
My heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers
Sandy Eckles
May 20, 2010
Dear Pam and Jimmy,
Our hearts go out to you. Your family is in our prayers. Think of you often.
Elise and James Vaughn-Liska
May 20, 2010
Dear Pam and Jimmy, I am heart broken to hear of the loss of your son Will. Just like the song Two Hands that you emailed us. I know Jesus is holding Will right now .You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Cheryl and Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
May 20, 2010
There are beautiful gardens planted by the water of the rivers
Beautiful blooms are everywhere
I know that our Will is in God's loving care
Surlovia Hutto
May 20, 2010
Jimmy and family,
Patti and I are so sorry to hear about your son. We have been through it recently and know what a difficult time it is for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we added your family to the prayer list at our church. May God be with all of you.
Ronnie and Patti Richardson
May 20, 2010
To the Erwin Family: Please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of Will. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending healing love to you all...
Brandi Bradford
May 19, 2010
Dear Erwin Family,
Although there are no words of sympathy that can ease the loss you bear right now, please find comfort in the thought that Will have touched many lives in his short time on earth, bringing inspiration, laughter and friendship to many. Will was a student of mine at TCU many years ago and I remember him as having passion for everything he did in life and unparallel curiosity. I enjoyed greatly having Will in class and knowing him after he left TCU.I was devastated to get the news from one of Will's friends. May God keep you in this difficult time and I will keep Will and your family in my prayers.
Beata Jones
May 19, 2010
We are so very sorry for your loss. Are thoughts are with you in this most difficult time.

Eric, Karen and Dylan Blue
Eric Blue
May 19, 2010
Pam, Jimmy, Brittany and Rob
Our hearts are breaking for each of you at the loss of Will. We are shocked and cannot begin to imagine what each of you is going through. Please know that you are in our prayers at this very difficult time in your lives. We are so very sorry and send you lots of love. Eliza & Johnny Duncan
Eliza Duncan
May 19, 2010
Dear Pam and Jimmy,
I am so so sorry to hear about Will. John and all of us are thinking of you and remembering Will. Your family is in our prayers.
Catey Carter
May 19, 2010
Pam and Jimmy, we are devasted for you over the loss of your precious son, Will. We know your hearts are broken.Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers and pray that God will give you added strength to cope with this horrific loss. God Bless You.
Our Love, Bette and Phil Azar. El paso, tex.
May 19, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Robb and Brittany, i am so sorry, i am very hurt. when my mother told me i was shocked and heartbroken i started crying, you are in my prayers, I love Will and i will be miss him so much.
Anthony (Alexander) Santizo, Lorena and Noah
Anthony Santizo
May 19, 2010
Pam and Jimmy--When I heard the news, my heart was broken for your loss. As a four-time father, I cannot imagine the suffering this must cause you. My thoughts are with you, and I hope God's blessings bring you some peace. I am praying for you.
Mark Clements
May 19, 2010
Jimmy and Family,

Know that my prayers are with you. The entire McCord clan is lifting you all up. May the peace that surpasses all our understanding be upon you. Love always,
Meredith McCord
May 19, 2010
Dear Pam and Family,
I am so very sorry that you have lost your beautiful son and brother, Will. I know your hearts are breaking. I am praying for you.
Ellen Duncan
May 19, 2010
Pam and Jimmy,
Peter and I are heartbroken to hear of the loss of your son, Will. Your family will be in our prayers during this incredibly difficult time. Love to you both.
Pam and Peter Jones
May 19, 2010
To the Erwin Family: I am very sorry for your loss; I will miss Will. My prayers are with you all.
Morrie Bogrand
May 19, 2010
The Erwin Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of Will, we will pray for him and your family.
chris russ
May 19, 2010
Jimmy, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers and my thoughts. Chris Grice
Chris Grice
May 19, 2010
Jimmy, may your hearts be filled with love and sweet memories as you make your way along this most difficult of journeys. God will hold you close to Him, I am sure.
Cay Dickson
May 19, 2010
Pam and Jimmy and family, You are in my saddened heart and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about Will. God will give you strength. Love you, Becky Brown
Becky Brown
May 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dick Yeager
May 19, 2010
Dear Erwin Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cutty Trigg (Huntsville,TX)
May 19, 2010
To The Erwin Family - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karen Mitchell
Human Resources
Behringer Harvard
Karen Mitchell
May 18, 2010
Pam & Jimmy, I want you to know that I'm so sorry to hear about my boy. I know just how you all feels, I have had to travel that road twice. The road is hard right now, but with God love it will get a little better. When I heard about Will all I could do was cry and pray for you all. Will and John were my babies,I love him so much
I sent him birthday roses.
Pam & Jimmy remember that God is to wise to make a mistake. I know it rough
The Lord Will make a way out for you.
Not over night,but it is coming.
Hang in there aand keep on praying.
All my love to the family
Surlovia Hutto
May 18, 2010
Jimmy and Pam,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Dana Wolfe
May 18, 2010
Sweet Pam and Jimmy,
My love and prayers are with you always.
All my love,
Jean Crowder
Jean Crowder
May 18, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin - I am so sorry to hear about Will. My thoughts are with all of you. Love Abby Lestin
Abby Lestin
May 18, 2010
Dear Pam, Jimmy, Britt and Rob,
Allie, Hunter and I send you our warmest thoughts and prayers. Will was so blessed to call you his Mom and Dad...you are awesome parents and he was lucky to have Britt and Rob as siblings. Allie is still at school in finals but she asked me to tell all of you: "Tell the Erwins I love them, Mom."
Love always, Allie, Hunter and Colleen
Colleen Broussard Hudgens
May 18, 2010
"And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand."
God Bless Pam, Jimmy, Will, Brittany, Robb and all who love them.
Love, Colette Leonard
Colette Leonard
May 18, 2010
Will’s dry sense of humor always brought a smile to my face. Pam & I shared many fond & memorable moments with our boys – their sharp minds & insatiable curiosity fueled their boyish zest for life & developed a life-long brotherly bond that made them best friends, forever. I love you Will and I love you Pam. Thank you Pam & Jimmy for sharing your son, Will, with my family and for giving my son, John, the kind of best friend few are blessed with having. Love, Martha Roberts
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