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LEONARD ALPHONSO BIGELOW  
Suddenly entered into eternal rest on August 26, 2011. His mother, Lana B. Holman Bigelow preceded him in death and he leaves to honor in his memory, his father, Lacey L. Bigelow; three daughters; Katrina, Diamond and Chanece; three sisters, Katina, Faith and Hope; and three brothers, Jeffery, Anthony and Chester. Homegoing service will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at New Samaritan Baptist Church, 1100 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, DC, 20002, viewing will begin at 10 a.m., service immediately following at 11 a.m.


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Published in The Washington Post on Sep. 4, 2011.
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January 24, 2020
I was just sitting here and I stopped thinking about you for some odd reason. Just want to say I miss you rest easy .
Angela Brown
January 19, 2018
Happy Belated Birthday, Dad!

I know you're proud of my accomplishments!
Chanece Bigelow
January 19, 2018
You are always loved!! Baby Sis
January 18, 2018
Happy Hevenly Birthday.
August 26, 2017
Today Is August 26, 2017. Had You On My Mind All Day. Continue To Rest In Peace. Gone But Not Forgotten.
May 29, 2017
Just Thinking Of You Today....
February 5, 2017
Happy Belated Birthday leonard RIP
August 26, 2016
It never gets easier to come on here... It still hurts a lot and I still think about you all the time, it has been five years and presence is still felt.

Miss you and love you
Charmain Thomas
January 18, 2016
Happy Birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday dear Leonard..... happy birthday to you love you and miss you still
Charmain Thomas
January 18, 2016
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Chanece Bigelow
August 27, 2015
RIP Leonard love u always
Angela Brown
August 26, 2015
Well another has come and I still wish you were here.It still hurts but i know you are in heaven smiling down on me and i still feel your presence around me. And now you have another angel in heaven with you daddy Lacey Lee Bigelow. You daddy and momma are up there cooking up a storm and watching over us down here.
Still miss you like crazy, still love you and always will.

Charmain
Charmain Thomas
April 23, 2015
Thought of you today. RIP
August 26, 2014
Well it's the 26th of August and it's been 3 years and the pain is still fresh I still miss you more than u will ever know but I can say that I know you are in God's hands and he keeping you. It is still hard here without you but I think of u everyday I still talk to and feel your presence around
I miss you and still love you with everything in me
Love you always and forever babe
Your main
Charmain Thomas
June 15, 2014
Happy Father's Day, Dad. I love you and miss you so much ! Thank you for everything you gave me, including life ...
Chanece Bigelow
June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014

I Post These Roses In Honor And Memory Of You On Father's Day. Thank You For Our Child..... She Is Definitely A Reminder Of You. Still Keeping Your Memory Alive.....

ALWAYS A WOMAN – ALWAYS A FRIEND

ALWAYS REMEMBERED – NEVER FORGOTTEN

REST IN PARADISE

MR. LEONARD ALPHONSO BIGELOW
\January 18, 1968 – August 26, 2011/

Linda Bryant
(1996-2011)
Linda Bryant
April 23, 2014
Sitting here at work and just started crying and feeling sad didnt know why. I was in my old email account and was deleting all emails when i came across emails you use to send me in the mornings when i got to work even if I saw you that morning. I read it and looked at the date and if was few days before you left this earth. My tears stopped and i just looked up and smiled because you always brought me joy and knew how to make me smile and laugh. I will forever Miss You and Love you LAB !!!
Charmain Thomas
January 18, 2014
Happy Birthday dad! I miss you and I love you.. even though I can't feel your hugs , I can still feel you in my heart..
Chanece Bigelow
January 18, 2014
Happy 46th Birthday Babe,

I know you are resting with momma in heaven peacefully and I know you will continue to rest in peace. Still think about you all the time still cry a lot from missing you and memories of us together and all time we spent together. That's what I miss most seeing you when I wake up and all time we traveled and just spur of the moment things and trips.
I tried not to cry when I came and saw you today but I could not
hold back my tears I had to let them out.

Still missing, loving and thinking about you all time you are always in my heart, mind and soul and that will never go away , no one can replace you in my lfe and no one ever will.

Happy Birthday baby

Charmain
Charmain Thomas
January 18, 2014
Happy Birthday, Today You Would Have Been 46 Years Old. On This Day Letting You Know That Our Friendship Was Special And So Is Your Birthday. You Are Still Remembered And Always Will Be. We Are Still Keeping Your Memory Alive. Your Legacy Still Lives On. With Every Smile, There Are Still Tears When I Think Of You.

Although You Are Gone And I Can No Longer See You With My Eyes, Touch You With My Hands, I Can Still Feel You In My Heart. Connected For Life………..

ALWAYS A WOMAN – ALWAYS A FRIEND

ALWAYS REMEMBERED – NEVER FORGOTTEN

REST IN PARADISE

MR. LEONARD ALPHONSO BIGELOW
\January 18, 1968 – August 26, 2011/

Linda Bryant & Chanece Bigelow
(1996-2011) (1998-2011)
LINDA / CHANECE
January 1, 2014
Happy New Year Leonard,

Went to church last night was I had all kinds of feelings and emotions running through my body when clock striked 12 and everyone was saying happy new year but I didn't feel happy about it and don't know why I just didn't my spirit felt hurt and sad. Don't when I will be happy again but I hope I will.
Happy New Years babe and continue to rest in peace
Love you always and forever
Charmain
A.k.a.
Your main
Charmain Thomas
December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas Baby,

Still missing you and heart still hurts like crazy I cried again all night and was still trying it figure out why u had to leave me but I'll guess I'll never know.

Love you always and forever

Merry Christmas Leonard and continue to rest in peace
Charmain Thomas
December 19, 2013
Missing you like crazy. I miss you everyday but today I can't explain my feelings it just hurt worse in a certain way.

Love you always and so much your irreplaceable
Charmain Thomas
November 28, 2013
Still another sad day for me and I'm still grieving still confused and dealing with your loss. Missing you everyday and wishing you we're still here. Happy thanksgiving baby and still and always will love you forever no one will ever replace you.

Love you
Charmain
Charmain Thomas
August 26, 2013
Well today has been 2 long and still confused and sad years for me but I know that you are happy because you have momma and you are in God's hands. I still think about you everyday and still wish you were here.
Still love you and miss you to pieces

Your Main
Charmain Thomas
August 26, 2013
Woke Up This Morning Realizing This Is The Day You Left Us Two Years Ago. The Pain Still Exists As No One Knew You Better Than I. Even Though I Try To Let Go And Say Good Bye. After 15 Years, It's Easy To Say - But Hard To Do. I Realize There Are No Goodbyes For Us. The Love We Had Leaves Memories No One Can Steal. You Will Always Be In My Heart. I Will Treasure The Memories Forever. You Will Never Fade Away. Although You Were Called Home I Know You Are With Us In Spirit When We Wake Up, When We Sleep, When We Pray And All Throughout The Day. What We Shared And What I Know I Am Proud To Say You Did Your Very Best. Each Time I Look At Our Baby Girl As She Grows The More And More I See A Part Of You. Connected For Life In A Special Way……..

Nobody Knew Our Life Better Than Us, Nobody Knew What We've Been Thru Better Than Us, Nobody Knew Why We Made Certain Decisions In Our Life Better Than Us, Nobody Knew Our Relationship Better Than Us. Tears Still Be Flowing Down My Face When I Think Of You. I Know “GOD” Will Promote My Maximum Pain To Minimum I Just Don't Know When. Most Days When I Think Of You A Smile Appears. We Look At Your Pictures And Wish You Were Still Here. Still Missing YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALWAYS A WOMAN – ALWAYS A FRIEND
ALWAYS REMEMBERED – NEVER FORGOTTEN

REST IN PARADISE

MR. LEONARD ALPHONSO BIGELOW \January 18, 1968 – August 26, 2011/

Linda Bryant & Chanece Bigelow
(1996-2011) (1998-2011)

**STILL KEEPING YOUR MEMORY ALIVE**
LINDA BRYANT
August 19, 2013
Hello Babe its me I know I have not written you in a month I just had to accept the fact that you are really gone and do what you told me to when you were here and that's to continue to live if something ever happened to you because u said u would always be watching me and often called me your angel. I sit and talk to the angel statue you game me. I didn't think u would leave me. But you have and now im trying to continue to live.
its hard but im doing it and just want you to know that I still think about you all the time and I still love you with everything in me. I still have not been back out on the water and want to I will in my time.
Love you always LAB
Your Main
charmain thomas
July 4, 2013
As I sit here watching the Macy's fireworks on tv tears rolling yes i still miss you so much memories running so fesh of us watching fireworks on the boat out on water and on emerald street sometimes. Missing u soo much and always will
Love you
Charmain Thomas
May 17, 2013

The trial is over, today is sentencing day. Chanece was not able to handle another court appearance as she opt out to attend. The pain and stress re-experienced during the testimony was heart–rending. The 15 years we shared and the time we spent and places we went takes me back down memory lane. Another Smile, Another Tear, But There will never be ANOTHER YOU. Together we lived and together we grew. Teaching each other what we knew. I had a heart that loved you and arms that held you. Forever My Love, Forever Connected, Forever In My Circle As You Will Always Go Around And Around In My Heart.

We must now put this all behind us and bring this to closure so we can start to live again. No justice could ever take the place of a long time Mate/Father/Friend. I don't know if and when this pain will go away. But it's time to release you so we can start the process of healing. I have the courage to let go of the familiar and walk down a new path. I know God put me here to shine bright in whatever role he has chosen for me. It's time to say: GOOD BYE TO MY FRIEND AND LOVE.

ALWAYS A WOMAN – ALWAYS A FRIEND

ALWAYS REMEMBERED – NEVER FORGOTTEN

REST IN PARADISE

LEONARD ALPHONSO BIGELOW
\January 18, 1968 – August 26, 2011/

Linda Bryant & Chanece Bigelow
(1996-2011) (1998-2011)
Linda & Chanece
April 9, 2013
You were on my mind all through the night. Love you Black!! :-)
Baby Sis
April 8, 2013
Not a day goes by that i don't think of you.Never mind we never met in person ,you inspired me to get back on track with GOD thank YOU ,..REST IN PEACE
Audine Boxill
March 1, 2013
Good Morning Big Brother - It has been a rough 2 1/2 weeks for me.. Well, It's finally over and justice has been served for you. Not what the family wanted but it's better than nothing at all. The healing process for us is beginning and we just have one more day to face and it will officially be all over. There will not be a day that goes by where I won't think about the good times we shared together. Yes as sister and brother in any family we had bad times as well but as I always heard that if the good outways the bad then when are moving in the right direction and that's forward.
KMB (Baby Sis)
February 27, 2013
Hello ladies, children and family of Leonard he left a lasting impression and everyone he met. That's a real nice thing. I am happy to hear the trial is over. I am praying for everyone the children and grand kids too. He loved his girls and talked about his grand babies and said dont think I am old he even baby sitted one time... He became my biggest cheerleader and I miss him for that..you guys take care and you know he loved you all.
Angie Angie
February 25, 2013
Never thought I would hurt this much...
KaTrina
February 17, 2013
Good Morning,

I don't usually write on this page unless its your birth date or homegoing date to keep your memory alive. Today I had to write to say that my heart is heavy right now. Sitting through this trial is painful. But as the strong woman I am I will get through this. Each time I enter the courtroom I say a prayer knowing the justice will be served.

Still Thinking Of You Each And Every Day.

Always A Woman - Always A Friend
Always Remembered - Never Forgotten

Continue To Rest In Peace My Friend

Mr. Leonard Alphonso Bigelow
January 18, 1968 - August 26, 2011

Linda Bryant & Chanece Bigleow
(1996-2011) (1998 - 2011)
February 14, 2013
Happy valentines day babe,

Still miss you so much and it's crazy that I would be going through this trial right now on this day. But I made you a promise the day of your funeral and I will see it through I swallow and take all I have to to see this to the end
Love you and miss you sooooo much and always will your place will never be taken
Love you and happy valentines day my love
Charmain Thomas
January 20, 2013
Happy B day hope to see you one day miss you big bro
Greg
January 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Too A Long Time Mate/ Father/Friend.

Today, We Are Representing Your Birthday.

You Would Have Been 45 Years Old.

Keeping Your Memory Alive

“Thinking of You Each And Every Day”

ALWAYS MISSED AND DEARLY LOVED

ALWAYS A WOMAN – ALWAYS A FRIEND

ALWAYS REMEMBERED – NEVER FORGOTTEN

REST IN PARADISE
LEONARD ALPHONSO BIGELOW
\January 18, 1968 – August 26, 2011/

Linda Bryant & Chanece Lenae Bigelow
(1996-2011) (1998-2011)
Linda Bryant
January 18, 2013
Happy Birthday Big Brother!! Love you always!! Gone but Not Forgotten!!
Baby Sis
January 18, 2013
Happy Birthday Leonard,

as usual of course i cried last night and this morning. Still hurts for you not to be here and be with you. I looked at memories of your last birthday when you smutched your birthday cake in my face lol then took a pic of me with cake on my face (laughing). And us freezing in the cold trying to fish lol
I miss you and the time we shared sooo much. I going to do my best to smile and cry less today because i know that you are happy and celebrating your day with God and Momma and i know you are happy so im going to be happy. Like you always said Im at peace and im working harder everday to be at peace because you are.

Love You babe, Miss You and You are ALWAYS in my heart, mind, soul forever

Happy Birthday
Charmain Thomas
December 31, 2012
Happy new year baby
Love you !miss you always
Charmain Thomas
December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas my love

I want you to know that this is still hard for me not having you around .its was still hard shopping and not getting anything for you. Not feeing your face,smile, hearing your voice and your jokes u loved to play. I still cry for u and my heart still heavy. But I know you are with God and he is taking good care of you and you are happy.
Merry christmas my love I love you always and forever and you are always in my heart, mind, soul and I think about you everyday and I have my own memorial for you.
I still,pray that God will place peace in my heart and allow me to move on in some ways but I can't right now and it feels that I never will.
Merry Christmas and again I love you always and forever in my heart mind and soul love you and miss you to pieces
Charmain Thomas
November 30, 2012
I'm thinking about you this morning Big Brother. You are always in my heart and I love you so much!!! Gone But Not Forgotten!!
Baby Sis
August 28, 2012
Good Morning My Long Time Mate/Friend/Father. I Guess It's That Time When You Are Most Heavily On Our Minds. This Had Been A Hard Few Days. Even Though You Are Gone You Will Forever Be A Part Of Us. One Year Ago August 26, 2011 You Left Us With Broken Hearts, You Took Our Smiles Apart, Our Tears So True And Yes We Are Always Thinking of You. I Am Still Wearing My Ring And Chain You Gave Me. I Will Wear It Forever In Rememberance Of You. We Will Always Have Love For You.

P.S. On Sunday August 26, 2012. We Attended A Dinner In Rememerance Of You.

ALWAYS A WOMAN - ALWAYS A FRIEND - ALWAYS REMEMBERED - NEVER FORGOTTEN

Linda Bryant & Chanece Bigelow
(1996 - 2011)
Linda Bryant
August 27, 2012
August 26, 2012
Today recalls sad memories of a long time Mate/friend/father gone to rest. I could not let this day go by without keeping your memory alive. I am one of many who are thinking of you today. Even though you're gone your memory still remains in our hearts. Your smile and face will never fade. We think of you as we go on each day. When you left this world, from your seed you left 3 beautiful aspiring daughters. They are growing up to be such lovely ladies. They will continue your legacy. Thank you for allowing me to spend many years with you and them. When I look back at this day 1 year ago all I can say is “WOW.” It's still hard for me to accept that you are gone, even though I know that you are at peace. I still try not to think of this as wrong and I continue to forgive. Yes, I am still in shock, still infuriated, still trying to comprehend, and still trying to accept. I tried to put this all behind me, but after sharing 15 YEARS with you and our baby girl I constantly think of you. No one knew you better than I, what we shared behind these walls only “GOD” knows. No explanation needed. “GOD” allowed me to handle it all with care and prayer. He told me to be sober and vigilant. “GOD “strengthen me and kept his hands of protection over our family. “GOD” uncovered and exposed it all and I prayed for salvation. I forgave for all the hurt, and left unresolved circumstances in God's hands. Just know that you are still in my heart. Through it all “GOD” taught me to continue to love. I am still wearing my ring and chain you gave me to always cherish your memory. I still miss you a lot. It seems like only yesterday, now that you have gone away, no more time to spend together, no more fun. I cannot hug or kiss you. I cannot even share a laugh. It all too quickly became the past. I took each time together for granted. I thought there'd always be more to come. All the pictures have been taken. All the memories have been made. All the words have been spoken. The thing I miss the most of all has got to be your voice. Each time I look at our daughter, I see a part of you. I'm asking “GOD” to continue to see her through and to keep his loving arms around her and I'm holding her close and continuously reminding her that “GOD” is with her always and to continue to seek him daily. I thank “GOD” in heaven for the revelation of the truth for it's the key to existence. I kept all the pictures, cards, letters, important documents, airplane tickets and newspaper articles. I am growing stronger each and every day. Because I know that “He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world”. Living my life with confidence and continuing to trust him completely. Thank you for this baby girl and a life time of memories. Your memories will always live in the very core of my heart. I will forever keep your memory alive. I am filled with joy and have a smile on my face knowing that we are forever connected. We may be away from each other but we will always be joined. GOD is AWESOME. He has healed my heart, my mind and my soul. I'm just so thankful for his gifts and love. The last time I saw you it never crossed my mind that I would not see you again. You were waiting for August 30th and you didn't even make it to that day. Your secrets are forever. Never to be exposed as you trusted and shared everything with me. I met your step-mother, twin sisters and nephew and all I can say is “WOW”. Glad our baby girl had a chance to meet her extended family. In the end I understand it all. I know that everything that happens is all a part of the plan of “GOD”.
Thank you – Thank you
Everything you said would happen. Happened just the way you said. (lol)

ALWAYS A WOMAN
ALWAYS REMEMBERED
NEVER FORGOTTEN

“UNFORGETABLE “

“I WON'T EVER FORGET HOW IT USE TO BE”
NO MATTER WHAT – WE NEVER LET GO

“Forever Friends”
You were my friend and that is true
but the gift was given from me to you
we went thru moments that were good and bad
even moments that were happy and sad
we were together for many years
it's really sad that you have gone way
I still think of you every day
miles away can't keep us apart
because you'll always be in my heart
REST IN PARADISE

LEONARD A. BIGELOW
\January 18, 1968 – August 26, 2011/

“LINDA BRYANT”& “CHANECE LENAE BIGELOW”
(1996-2011)
LINDA BRYANT
August 27, 2012

Today recalls sad memories of a long time Mate/friend/father who was called home on this date one year ago. I could not let this day go by without keeping your memory alive. I am one of many who are thinking of you today. Even though you're gone your memory still remains in our hearts. Your smile and face will never fade. We think of you as we go on each day. The times we remember and the years we spent together will be in our memories forever. Rest In Paradise

"LEONARD BIGELOW”
January 18, 1968- August 26,2011

Gone But Not Forgotten

ALWAYS A WOMAN - ALWAYS A FRIEND - ALWAYS REMEMBERED - NEVER FORGOTTEN

Linda Bryant & Chanece Bigelow
1996 - 2011
Linda Bryant
August 26, 2012
today the 26th a year ago you left me unexpectedly and I have not been the same since and I know I won't be the same. Everyone says it was gods will but I don't feel that way. I miss you so much and wish you were still here. I'm taking a rest from a lot of normal things today and just being alone with my memories and your things that I can't get rid of.
My heart is so empty,alone and dark this whole weekend has been undescribal and I have cried so much this weekend don't what to do. I miss you and love you and me nor my heart will ever be the same again. You should still be here with me . (in tears)
Love you always and forever
Charmain aka your main
Charmain Thomas
August 26, 2012
Well it's August 26th the date that I got the phone call. It was a Friday evening about 8:45 pm and we had just talked and you reassured me that you were alright just wanted to make sure daddy and Tine was was fine and you were headed home and the very next time my phone rang my mind went blank and went into criss mood. Man i was expecting to see you and calming down. Sir you well never be forgotten!! It's been a year and Im not sure if I have yet come out of criss mood it all seems like a dream. Man I laugh and maybe today I will wear my yard shoes. Lol
Love you boy!!
Chester
August 24, 2012
This Friday last year was August 26, 2011 and I would never in a million years think that today last year would be the last day I would see you and talk to you. I laugh a little cause you had me from grocery store to store shopping for food cause you said we were going to ride out the hurricane together but instead I had a hurricane and tornado hit me when I got the call that you passed.
I have a water fountain of tears all day it took everything for me not to loose itI today. The whole day my mind have just been playing the day last year over and over and over again. My thoughts and feelings have been scaring me so bad. I want to be alone but when im alone its not good mentally so I'm going to a concert tonight at church. I'm just praying God holds me together
Love you soooo and miss you sooooooo much (in tears)
Charmain Thomas
August 14, 2012
Well I did it i moved over the weekend and found myself sitting in the empty apartment in the middle of the floor sunday night crying and remembering all the good times we shared there.
I felt like I was leaving you and all our memories that we shared there but i know that my memories are anyplace i go and just like i know your spirit was there your spirit is still there with me at the new place.
Love You and Miss You
Charmain Thomas
August 5, 2012
Today I did what I was not ready for. I had to clean up because I'm moving next week. I had not moved anything or gotten rid of any of your belongings or moved from the last place you left things. (in tears) but I had to today and I could not let go of much but I had to let go some things and a lot will be going with me. my stomach was nauseous and I cried so hard but I know that through it will I will continue to trust and lean on the word of god
Love you babe and miss you
Main
Charmain Thomas
July 4, 2012
Happy 4th of July,

The last few days as the other days have been hard another day and holiday that im comsummed with memories and heartache cause your not here.
Its the 4th and i just have my memories of where we were and what we were doing to celebrate and 4th and the fun we had. You knew how much i loved the fireworks and you always made sure that i saw the best. I went to bed and woke up depressed and empty.
in my dreams the memories of the boat ride at chesepeake you took me to for a 4th and we were on the water on a boat looking at the fire works and last year we went to the Capitol in ALL that mess lol and saw fireworks. (in tears).
i still wonder why God had to take you away from me, still so may questions i have and feelings. I wear a mask everyday of smiles and laughter becsuse when i express how i feel im always told i will be ok but they dont know what i know or spent the time and days with you that i did so its easy for them to say that.
I dont know how much longer i can continue to wear it because im not ok and i have so may feelings and questions that i still dont have answers to all i know is that i dont know who i am or how to continue without you and i know i wont ever be same again.

Happy 4th baby

Love you Charmain
Charmain Thomas
June 17, 2012
Happy fathers day babe
It's still hard to go day to day and a lot been going on but I continue o have faith
Love you so much and miss you so much
Love you babe
Happy fathers day to a great father and uncle
Love you Charmain
Charmain Thomas
June 17, 2012
Happy Father's Day , Dad . I Love You :)
Chanece B.
June 8, 2012
I sit here in complete shock and awe at the passing of my cousin Leonard. I had not seen or talk to Leonard since we were kids hanging out on Emerald Street. But in an attempt to reconnect with family in the area I stumble on this. My heart is heavy.
Linda Madison
May 1, 2012
Hello Babe its me im doing the best i can do without you. Im not and nor will I ever be ok again but with the family and friends by my side and my sista and brother Im making it. I normally dont share my experiences that i have had since you left but i had to share this one because and I know how you use to walk around singing old hyms:
Some days wake up feeling good some days wake up feeling bad, memories and dreams overtake my mind. Woke up in tears and feeling defeated wondering if i will ever be ok. I heard a voice (familar) voice have not heard sine last year tell me it is well with my soul. I thought i was going to loose my mind and i knew that go sent him to tell me that and I had to listen to this morning. And all i can say is Amen !!!

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.It is well, with my soul, It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
It is well, with my soul,It is well, with my soul,It is well, it is well, with my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
It is well, with my soul,It is well, with my soul,It is well, it is well, with my soul.
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.
It is well, with my soul,It is well, with my soul,It is well, it is well, with my soul.
(in tears) I love you and miss you no one will ever take your place but i know you and momma are up there enjoying Jesus.
RIP Baby
Charmain (main)
Charmain Thomas
April 15, 2012
My Dearest Leonard as I write this note my eyes feel with tears, I never thought the day would come when you wouldn't be able to pick up the phone and I could hear your voice.I miss your courny jokes, your laughter and our long talks about each others problems. I remember the first day that I saw you, I pass you and you stood out in the street with your arms wide open saying , what's up downtown at the bus stop.I kept going and you got caught in the rain that day.Then a couple of days later I was coming down 13th Street and you spotted my car and jumped out in front of me. You said that you wasn't going to let me pass by you again.(LOL!)Every since then we became the best of friends. Sharing almost all of our thoughts and pain. I miss calling you up and spending time with you watching movies, talking trash and doing things together. My eyes cry and my heart hurt and pains really bad whenever , I go to pick up the phone and know that you won't be there to answer! Well I know that your in a better place now, but I still miss my pal, buddy, friend and Best Friend. I will never stop loving you my friend and will always remember you in my heart. I know that your no longer suffering or in pain. I knew how much it hurt you when you lost your Mom, I know that you're with her now. Rest in Peace sweetie! PS. It hurts sooooo badddddd, I even cried today and call the house hoping that you would pick up and say something stupid! Love always your Best Friend Fredda
March 19, 2012
Hey Babe,

Just wanted to say hello even though i talk to you everyday in spirit. Today was the fist day where i had one of your favorite meals for lunch a potbelly's sandwich lol i had to have one for you. Everyday you would call me at work and say can you bring me a sandwich for dinner (smiling and laughing) I could not continue eating it without saying something.My stomach was in knots as i walked up to the door i started to turn around.
I love you and miss you so much no words can still explain how much pain and darkness i stil have in my heart.

Love you till I see you again my Love.

Your Main
Charmain Thomas
February 14, 2012
Hey Big Brother of Mine - Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!! Love you always!!
Katina Bigelow
February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day My Love
Happy Valentines Day My Love,

Hey sweetie i miss you so much, and here is another first i have to deal with without you. My eyes still fill with tears and my heart still hurts but im thankful God introduced me to you. Everyday, morning and evening your on my mind and sometimes i act like your still here and having the fun we use to have thats what keep me from crying.
My love for you will never fade.
Both our feelings combined is how love was made.
You give me the strength to stand up tall.
We reached out for each others hand every time we were about to fall.
There is not a day your not on my mind.
A wonderful man, companion, friend, love like you,I'll never find.
A week and weekend without you is so hard to do.
I can not even live a day without you.
I loved when you held me, and I hold your hand.
Always and Forever you are my very best friend.
It's hard not to wake up beside you everyday.
"I'm the last to leave you and your stuck with me forever" is my what you would always say.
I love it when I look in your eyes
I see no hatred, just love
Forever in my heart is where you will always be.
Nobody else will enter because you have the only key.
Happy Valentine's Day
Charmain Thomas
January 19, 2012
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DAD (JAN 18).
I LOVE YOU. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
(YOUR BABYGIRL)

I posted it yesterday, but the cake only showed up as a picture and I wanted it to show up on your page.
Chanece Bigelow
January 18, 2012
Dad, this is off mom's facebook page as she says, she can't come to this page anymore. So I posted it for her.
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I can shed tears because you are gone, or I can smile because you have lived.
I can close my eyes and pray, or I can open my eyes and see all you left. My heart can be empty because I can't see you, or it can be full of the love we shared for many years. I can cherish the memories and let it live on. I can cry and close my mind, or I can do what you'd want - smile, open my eyes, love and go on. Happy Birthday Mr. Leonard Bigelow -January 18, 1968 -RIP - Always Remember - Never Forgotten
Linda Bryant (1996-2011)
Chanece Bigelow
January 18, 2012
Happy Birthday "DAD", I Love You.
Chanece Bigelow
January 18, 2012
Happy Birthday Big Brother!!! Always in my heart!!! Gone But Not Forgotten!!
Baby Sis
January 18, 2012
Happy Birthday Leonard!!!

I know that you and Mama Bigelow are celebrationg with the Angels. We truly miss you. Gone but not forgotten.
LaShawn Martin
January 18, 2012
Happy Birthday Leonard,

Another first without you im trying to stay positive and celebrate this day but its hard. Im trying to stop the tears but they just keep rolling. Im going to do my best to remember the good times and how we celebrated our birthdays together, mine as you know is tomorrow. We did so many fun things and im going to smile and continue to laugh and be thankful how we celebrated last year just me and you at home at the apt nice quiet dinner and how you smashed your bday cake in my face lol icing all over my face and then you had the nreve to take a pic and leeysh saw it and said charmain whats what all over your face lol. I could do nothing but laugh and drop a tear. I miss you so so so much but i know you are with God and smiling on me everyday.
Happy Birthday Babe I loved you when you were here, I love you still and forever.
Charmain
Charmain Thomas
January 1, 2012
Happy New Year Babe,

Its 2012 and everything is still raw. Im going to try and do my best not to continue to be depressed but turn to god and find peace. I know that God is my refuge and strength and i want to be the strong, focused person i was when you were here. You always leaned on me when you were down and told me i was always your shoulder and i would speak positive things to you to help you through. So for you and i know you do not want me in this place. I tell me all the time Main get it together you know i do want you to be like this, so im going to get it together in 2012 im going to make you proud and get myself back together with Gods help.

Love you Babe and Happy New Year 2012

"God has said, Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you" Hebrews 13:5
Charmain Thomas
December 25, 2011
Merry Chriatmas it has taken me all day to come and write to you. my heart is still heavy and all day all that has been going on in my mind is the memories and fun we had last christmas exchanging gifts, celebrating together and how you wrapped leeyah christmas gift with newspaper and packing tape.
I have not even eaten today because i feel so empty and sad my family understood and let me have my time. Im thankful for family. i know everytime i write on here its sad but you know im not a fake person and you always told me to be myself i dont know how to be positive about this. Hopefully one day i will.

I love you still and always will. Miss you and Merry Christmas Babe
charmain thomas
December 25, 2011
MERRY CHRISTMAS BIG BROTHER GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!! LOVE YOU!
KATINA BIGELOW
December 4, 2011
No words I write could ever describe, how much I miss you. To lose someone you love has altered my life forever. As time goes by, I try to grow stronger. How I miss you, nobody knows. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are many years of memories and your picture in a frame. No one knows my sorrow, No one sees me weep, but the love I had for you is in my heart to keep. I've never stopped loving you, I'm sure I never will. Heartaches in this world are many. But mine is worse than any. Fifteen years of friendship, my heart still aches as I say, "Continue to Forgive." The things we feel so deeply are often the hardest to express, but I just can't keep quiet anymore, so I'll tell you anyways. There is a place in my heart that no one else can fill; the pain and tears stop, but the void never closes. I had love for you, and I always will. There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave. But letting go isn't the end of the world, it's the beginning of a new life since you have departed. You were my heart and you were my soul, but this Chapter in my life I will be closing, hoping that this sadness will pass. This part of my Story is over. I realize I won't get over it because you were a person I loved. Nobody knows the Story within the Story (too long – too deep – too much). I'm accepting what was and accepting what is. I Thank You For Making Me A Strong WOMAN and leaving me with a LEGACY. I realize I have to “LET GO AND LET GOD” help me start a new beginning without you. I have to say “FAREWELL MY FRIEND” because each time I visit this page the pain and tears start all over again. Rest In Peace.
Always Remembered – Never Forgotten (1996-2011) - Friends Forever -
Linda Bryant
November 28, 2011
This weekend has been a hard one to get through. I'm always trying to keep myself busy at home because if i sit for a minute i start going crazy. because i see you all around here if im watching tv your in the chair on the computer or taking a nap to many memories and no you. So i decided to put up the christmas tree you surprised and brought and put up for me last year,and it was hard decorating it because we did it together. All i could do was cry i did a little and stopped. i try my best to do what you told to if anything ever happened to you and thats to keep living but how in the hell im suppose to do that without you. i dont know and dont know if i could ever find the answer but i pray one day i can accept all this but my haeart cant right now.
I cry so much till sometimes i run out of tears. My life will never be the same.
Love You
Your Main
charmain thomas
November 24, 2011
Well Big Brother, It's me Baby Sis.. Honestly, I must say this is the time that I am having a hard time down here. I try to keep myslef occupied but the reality of this is that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. The past two weeks it has been very hard. I wake up thinking that I am going to greet you playing you poker but no Leonard, I call the house during the day thinking that you would answer the phone saying "Man What You Want" (LOL) but no Leonard. I come home from work thinking that you will be at the computer playing poker and dinner done after a hard days work but no Leonard. Really, "No Leonard" and I here you strong voice saying "I am here", "I am here Baby Sis" In Your HEART!!! Thank You Big Brother for reminding me that You are here with me. Happy Thanksgiving Love and Tell Momma I said Hello.. "Gone But Not Forgotten" One Thing For Sure; Two Things for Certain.
Katina Bigelow
November 24, 2011
In memory of my BIG BROTHER I cooked a deer shoulder!!! Don't know if it will be eaten but it will be on the tabel. I'm sure he's laughing and asking me what the hell I'm doing but the good part is he can't push me out the way and take over. I watched him long enough so NOW it's my turn. It's a bitter pill to swallow and I promise there is a lump in my throat.

"YOU LIVE and LEARN and DIE FORGET"
Carrie Keitt-Grandmother

LOVE You MAN!!!
Chester
November 24, 2011
My first Holiday without You. I still think about you 24/7 and look at all the memories you left i smile sometimes and i cry sometimes.
Happy Thanksgiving I know you are in heaven with momma looking down on us.

Love you Always and Forever
Your Main
Charmain Thomas
November 23, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving My Friend:

Thanksgiving is a time of year when many people are giving thanks in their hearts for the blessings in their lives. They look forward to spending time with family and friends, and of course, you are not here but your memories still exist.

Always Remembered – Never Forgotten (1996-2011).
Linda Bryant
November 2, 2011
Dude it has taken this long before I could even grip the pain to post on this page. Man I can't even put into words what your sudden departure has done to me. I NEVER thought in my wildest thoughts it would end this way. Black there is not a day that goes by that you don't cross my mind and I have to fight back the tears. I have been laughing all week, it's a little cold here and all I hear you saying is "Boy it's time to clean that car" those are moments that I will NEVER forget. Black I will always be your little brother as you often reminded me and POUDLY let EVERYONE know. One thing for certain two things for sure I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU man!!! Holla @ our folks.
From: ONE PEACEFUL BLACK MAN TO ANOTHER

Ches
October 31, 2011
Everyday and every second you are on my mind. I never thought i would be sitting in the position that i am in now and thats without you. my heart is still hurting and sad and my soul is still numb and empty. i just hope that one day i can come to peace with this and you always told today is a new day im at peace. i have yet to find that peace cause i feel there is no peace withoout you. everyone keeps telling me i still need to live my life but how do you do that when the one you love is gone. i just hope that will find the snswer someday but nothing is and will be same anymore. Love you always
Your Love,
Charmain
charmain thomas
October 28, 2011
I light a candle in the memory of you Leonard, because you were a dear friend. Youwere the first one on Emerald Street to introduce yourself to my brothers and I. We were ten years old. I wil never forget that day.(smile) You were always so kind. Thank you, I remembered the last time we talked, you made my day, you told me not to worry and that it would be okay. I remember all the good things about you, your word you held true, You said Lisa just pray on it and you are bound to make it through. I shared some things with you, and with that serious look on your face and that one tear drop that fell on your cheek touched my heart. You said to me, "Lisa, I will be your friend til the end & that's exactly what you were. You had a heart of gold, You did something sneaky by slipping a ten dollar bill in my purse. (who does that??) You respected me and I respected you. Thank you. I remember the last time I saw you I was sitting in my car and you walked passed and you waved with that warm smile, I did not know that you were waving goodbye. That is the visual I get when you cross my mind, when I ride pass Emerald. RIP my friend, even though you are gone home to be with the Lord, you can't crown him til I get there. Til we meet again.....your memories will live on.

Love ya,
Your friend Lisa Muse (til the end)
Lisa Muse
October 16, 2011
Hey Dad, I Think About You Every Second Of The Day. I Miss You Alot! I Love You Too!
Chanece B.
October 11, 2011
Just wanted to tell you that your still thought about and loved more and more each day. I know that God as you in his arms and watching over you as well as mamma. Each day is still hard and lonely but i know that you are in a better place.
Love you and always will
Main
Charmain Thomas
October 5, 2011
I love and miss you uncle leonard
Aleeyah Smith
September 28, 2011
know your heart is rejoicing that we will all be together and that you are looking down on us. "God is an awesome God and he is a God of his word. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you.

I will always love you with the love of Jesus.

Your step-mother,

Alice Hackett
Alice Hackett
September 26, 2011
It is hard to believe it has been a month since you left me and this world.my heart is still bitter and hurt i still look to things being the same the phone calls throughout the day and coming home to see you and plans that were made that now cant happen. i sit and wonder if i will ever be ok again if i will ever love again if the anger will go away but as the days go on my feels have yet to change. I know you what always told me if this was to ever happen but i cant seeem to do it because the pain is still fresh and you left suddendly. But i know Goo has you in his hands.
Love You always and forever
Charmain Thomas
September 20, 2011
Hello My Friend,

I had to give GOD my pain and tears. Then I prayed and asked for closure. I put myself in a position as to where and when I talked to him I was able to listen and receive his message. FORGIVE, BELIEVE and LOOK TO A BETTER DAY. Thanks for telling me about the family, one of the many things you shared with me. When I got home yesterday, I had received an email. You are not the end of Chanece’s family tree, because there is a new beginning. Chanece will be meeting your two sisters, which makes them her aunts “FAITH & HOPE”. I realize GOD closes doors no man can open and open doors no man can close, I know that this is the will of GOD and everything happens for a reason. Good Bye My Friend. Till We Meet Again. Always Remembered – Never Forgotten (1996-2011)
Linda Bryant
September 19, 2011
I never thought this would be the only way for me to communicate with you but now it is. Everyone keeps saying it will get better as the days go by but thats not true its getting harder and harder and i cry longer and longer. My partner, best friend, companion and heart is gone left me here alone and it hurts. I hang on and remember the good times all the things we did the fun last minute trips we took and its makes me smile but everyday is a struggle and its hurts so bad. I miss you so much and love you as much as you loved me. Everything is memory every street every direction its to much and i still feel like im dreaming My heart is empty and mu soul is gone.
Loved you when you were here will love you forever
Main
September 17, 2011
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love." - John 15:9 (Always and Forever) 1996-2011
Linda Bryant
September 15, 2011
This Rose I Have Is For You.
Good Morning My Friend, it's 4:00am and I can not sleep. Lying here thinking about you. 43 years old and now you are gone. You shared a lot and trusted me with all your problems and secrets within. I thank you for that my friend. We had our good times and bad times, but you always tried to do your best and we still remained friends. My heart is broken and I don't know how to mend it. Each day is a new challenge and it's not easy. I love you my friend. Always Remembered - Never Forgotten. (1996-2011)
Linda Bryant
September 13, 2011
September 13, 2011
September 13, 2011
my big bro what am i going to do with out you we had some good time together on emerald st those were the days big black you will be miss till we meet again one love
September 12, 2011
Today, I returned to work, as I entered my office the first thing I saw was a picture of you. I closed the door and said a prayer, trying to erase this from my mind. There is not a second, minute, hour or day that I do not think about you. Sometimes I just cry. My days are full of sorrow. I just wish this pain would go away. But I guess after fifteen years of friendship, it’s just not that easy. No one knew you better than I and no one ever will. I’ll leave your picture right here, the ring on my finger and chain on my neck you gave me I will cherish and always wear in remembrance of you. There is so much to say, but some things are better left unsaid. One thing for sure without you our family is now broken, no one will be able to fill the void. I know that you are at peace and your struggles are over. I will continue to pray and raise our daughter, and hope things get better as time goes by. We loved you and knew you loved us, because you showed us in so many ways. Always Remembered – Never Forgotten
With Love,(1996-2011)
Linda Bryant
September 11, 2011
My man my friend and my dad lol... I will miss you with all my heart. Until we meet again take care my friend.
greg
September 11, 2011
I'm sorry for your loss and your family will always be in my heart.

~Love Deborah
Deborah Nixon
September 11, 2011
R.I.P. Champ
Anthony Shields
September 11, 2011
LAB-My brother and friend, Last night was the first night I slept at the house from which you last saw me. Was it hard? YES, Was it easy to do? NO, Did I sleep good? NOT AT ALL.. Rest assure with the HELP OF THE LORD I will get through this... YES I WILL and YES I CAN!!! Thank you for many years we shared.. The Good, The Not So Good, and most iof all the LOVE.... Miss you Always Till We Meet Again... I leave two favorite scriptures yours -Hebrews 11:1 and mine Proverbs 3:5-6
Baby Sis Tina Maria
September 10, 2011
hey LAB its me its hard to believe its been almost three weeks since you left me and this world. I think about you all day everyday. Everyone keep telling me the the days will get easier but they are harder not hearing your voice all or seeing you everyday. Your singing and jokes you would try to make lol. but i am thankful for the memories thats what im holding on to the good times and there have been years of them and the goodnight kisses and you just being you. One thing i know no one will ever take your place i had your heart and you had mine you assured me of that everyday by telling me i have nothing to worry about and saying im the last to leave you. But i dont have you anymore and in your words i guess i will be ok someday.
Love You always and forever
September 8, 2011
To the Family:
Truly a terrible shock to hear of Leonard's passing. I know that Mother Williams and Mother Bigelow are already looking out for him. May he rest in peace. Please know that you all are in my prayers.
Love, Pam
Pamela Holman
September 6, 2011
Love began with a smile - It grew with a kiss - And then came our child
In the end I have tears - For the many years - I Love You and Miss You
You will always have a place In my Heart (1996-2011)
Linda Bryant
September 6, 2011
I went to see you today, so I could memorize your face, the way you moved and everything about you. I kissed you goodbye for the last time. I know I must stay strong and carrying on with your living legend (Chanece Bigelow), cause you have now entered the Gates of Heaven. Always in my heart, no one could ever tear us apart. Friends Forever.............
Linda Bryant
September 6, 2011
Hello Mr. Bigelow this is Michele an old neighbor from Emerald. I am so sorry for your lost, but just remember when you look at his daughters and his sisters and brothers a part of him is still here with you. May God Bless you all.
Michele Hickson
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