- 44 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 30, 1965
- Date of passing: Sep 11, 2010
|Let the memory of Benjamin F be with us forever|
"I could not let this day end without wishing you a Happy Heavenly Birthday! I know you have been rejoicing and celebrating up above. May you continue to rest in heavenly peace. Until we meet again.
You are forever in my heart,
"Now six years have passed. I still think about you all the time and wish you were here in the flesh to see what magnificent young men those two that God blessed us with have become. Tears still often flow but I know that as much as we all loved you God loved you more. You were faithful and finished your course and have gone for your reward. I try to follow your example now because I know we are all here but a season. I cherish the memories of what we shared and I know one day we'll meet again. Until then you rest on.
"All week I have been thinking of this day and praying for understanding. Why God chose you so soon will always be a mystery to me, especially when there are so many people still living on this earth who truly do not deserve to be here. You are missed daily, especially the encouraging conversations we would have. I pray that you continue to keep watch over my sister and nephews. Continue in your heavenly rest.
"I am stopping by once again to say Happy Anniversary! It has been 25 years since we said I do. You are forever in my heart. Gone but never forgotten. R.I.P. Until we meet again.
Love you always,
"It's me again my handsome baby brother, Alice. Just wanted you to know you are truly missed by the entire family and loved ones. But we have consolation in knowing GOD makes no mistakes and we know you are in a better place. People say time heals all wounds, but I say it does not make you forget the pain from the sting of death. But keep singing with the angels until we get there. Then we can truly say what a day of rejoicing that will be. RIParadise. I love and miss you so much. Your big sister Alice."
"It continues to be so difficult to believe that you have departed from this old world, but you are better off than we who remain. Today we celebrate the day God gave you life. We are all blessed to have been given the opportunity to have been a part of it. Happy Birthday & rest in peace. Love & miss u forever until we meet again in Heaven."
"I am awake because I was having a vivid dream about you. I am sure it has to do with the fact that today would have been your 50th birthday. I miss you so much and was trying to write this without the tears but of course that can't happen. I know you are celebrating in heaven though. I only wish you were still here to celebrate with me. Given the state of the world today, you are in a much better place. I will forever love you. Happy Birthday. R.I.P. until we meet again.
Forever miss and love you,
"Good afternoon my brother. Of course I tried to do this on Friday, but I could not. I am going to try and make this short. Every time I come out here, or even look at your pictures, I cry. I have several posted up here in my office. I still talk to you everyday. Jr. it has been five years since God called you home and it seems just like yesterday. I know you and daddy be saying Lord she still down there crying... I can't help it. I really miss you so very much. You know a lot is going on and I know you would be very proud of all the kids. Your sons are really growing up to be some handsome young men. Of course looking like you....smile. My sister Janice is really doing an awesome job with them. You would be so proud because I am. Jan is an awesome mom. You really picked a jewel of course you know this...Shaquanta is getting married and Tiffany daughter Aizzourie confessed Christ and is fixing to get baptized. I do know these are two services that you really would be there singing up something. All of the rest of the family is doing well. Don't know if you know this by Michael daughter Dee has had another baby. Baby I miss you and I love you so much. I am going to get off of her because the tears will not stop rolling. Man I missed you. I love you Jr. May you continue to rest in paradise. I will stop in again real soon. I won't just wait until the anniversary of your death come around. Continue to watch over us. Until we meet again, your sister.....Bernadine"
"My dear baby brother. I especially miss you so much this year because Shaquanta is getting married next month, and you are not here to give the talk to the future groom. I can say I believe that God has blessed her with her Boaz and you would be proud. Michael will have the honor of walking her down the aisle. Wish you and Nathaniel were here for this day. But I know you are together singing and he is playing the guitar for you. Please know that I still love you with all my heart. Your oldest sister, until we meet again. Rest in paradise. I better go now I'm getting teary eyed. Love you brother. Alice"
"Missing you today just as much as when you went home to glory 5 long years ago. Thoughts & visions of your loving sincerity help to ease the pain. There will never be another like you. So blessed to have known you & have you in our lives. You will never be forgotten."
"Five years have passed and I can still hear your voice calling Cheryl Lynn. Words will never express how much I miss you. I always think of you and say if only you were still here. But know that your legacy lives in your family and you will never be forgotten. Loving and missing you,
"WOW! It's hard to believe you've been gone five years. It still seems unreal to me. We still miss and you love you and will never ever forget you. I know you look down and are so very proud of our sons. Well the tears have started to flow again so I will just say continue to rest in paradise until we meet again. You're gone to soon but never ever forgotten.
"Happy Heavenly Anniversary Ben! No I didn't forget just a lot going on. I will love and miss you always. R.I.P
Until We meet again,
"As I sit here and look at all the pictures and past tributes I can't help but tear up once again. Well today would be your 49th birthday and I wonder what we would do to celebrate. I remember the last time I was able to spend your birthday with you and I will just have to keep that time in my heart. I know you are in heaven having the best birthday celebration of all. I also know that you are at peace with God. Happy Happy Heavenly Birthday! Rest in Peace until we meet again. I will forever love and miss you!"
"Hey my brother. I stop by to wish you a very happy 49th birthday. Man I miss you so very much. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I really enjoy our long ongoing conversations that we have with each. I be talking to your picture everyday. It sits here on my desk and when something happen I say Jr you heard that or did you see that.... Man I know that you are constantly watching over your family from up in heaven. I know you see what we are doing.....lol. Thinks for being on guard for me like you use to do when you where here. I am so grateful that you and daddy are taking turns watching over me. I miss y'all more than anybody realize. I know you are in great company because so many of our family are up there now. Give everybody a big kiss for me. I know y'all are getting ready to have a big birthday party in your honor...... I love you so much Mr. Benjamin Franklin Stanford Jr and I miss you something terrible. Continue to sang and may you continue to rest in paradise. With all my love. Until we meet again. I will always love you. Your sister Beannie"
"Another year since God blessed this earth with your arrival. And what a blessing to have known you, but evena greater blessing to have had you as my brother-in-law. You were more like a brother. When will the tears stop falling whenever I stop to think of you...probably never. But what a comfort to know that you're resting in the bosom of Jesus. I miss you! I'll always love you! Happy Birthday and I'll see you in heaven"
"Another year and as I sit to leave a note my heart still aches each time I think of you. How I miss the the talks we used to have. I miss you greatly but God needed you more. Continue to watch over my sister annd nephews from heaven and we'll watch over them here. I love and miss you!!!!!!"
"My dearest baby brother. You are truly missed by all of us. Things have not been the same since God came for you. I can just imagine you leading the heavenly choir. Your sons have really grown and they both have something unique that comes from you. As long as they live God allows me to see you through them. I thank God for the time He allowed us to have together while you were here. I still cry when I think of you, but I'll be alright. Rest in paradise my brother. I love you always, Alice."
"Here it is again September 11. I can't believe it has been four years. Still seems just like yesterday that we were going along and then you were gone just like that. The pain is still great but God brings me through each day. I am thankful to God for all the years he gave us together. I have the honor and privilege of watching you live on through our young men. You would be very proud of them. Every time they do something I wonder what you would say. I am sure you are watching from Heaven with great pride. I try really hard to remember that you are in a much better place, a place I am striving to reach one day when God is ready for me. You continue to rest in peace until we see each other again. I love your dearly."
"Good morning my baby. I am sitting here fighting back the tears as always. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and how much I miss and love you. I am sitting here remembering the last conversation that we had. You had called me to go and get Dooley some flowers and put on his grave and we would split the cost. I said boy stop playing you know I am going to have to pay for the whole thing. You laughed and said not this time. I got you. (smile) Man these tears will not stop. Jr. I miss you so very much. I will always love you, yesterday, today and forevermore. Dooley birthday is September 10 & your death is September 11. Lord when these days roll around it seems as though my heart is just going to explored. I miss the two of you so much. But until we meet again. I love you. I know the two of you are looking down and watching over me. Jr. thank you for loving me the way you did. Continue to rest in paradise my brother. Love you much."
"My Dear Benjamin,
As I celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary, I miss you much. I wish you were here with me but I know that you are in a far better place. You will always remain in my heart and thoughts. Until we meet again in that beautiful land. Rest In Peace.
Your loving wife,
"Well it has been three years.since you had to leave us and today is your birthday. I wish you were here so we could celebrate what would have been 48 years. I know you are celebrating in a far better place now. I love and miss you greatly. Happy Birthday my love!"
"Today I experienced so many emotions. I sent out birthday wishes and paused to remember those who lost their lives in the 911 terrorist attacks. But a huge part of my heart still mourns the loss of a very dear brother-in-law. I still struggle to understand but it helps to know that you are at rest in a far more peaceful place than this world could ever offer. Love and miss you so much."
"My dear, Benjamin. It is still with tears in my eyes that I right yet another tribute. It has been three years today and I still feel that pain and lack understanding as to why you are not here. I know that God truly knows best and I try really hard to remember that you are at peace. I love and miss you and I know I will see you again one day. Rest in Paradise Ben!"
"My how time flies! It was 3 yeara ago today that thw Lord God calles you home to rest. Yet, it still feels like yesterday. They say that time heals all wounds but I don't believe that to be true. It still hurts just as bad today as it did those few years ago. The only solace is knowing that you in peaceful slumber. Miss & love you dearly."
"Happy Father's Day Uncle Ben. We love and miss you."
"Happy New Year Ben. I love and miss you! Rest In Peace!"
"Happy 22nd Wedding Anniversary Ben. I will never forget you and will love you for eternity!"
"Ben, you will be forever missed. I know you're singing in the "heavenly choir," and just that thought, fills my heart with joy."
"My dear, sweet brother-in-law. Well, yesterday was your 47th birthday. Im a day late but just couldn't bring myself to come to the website & see all of those photos of you again. I still cannot believe you are gone. But you will never, ever be forgotten. It still hurts but the memories of you bring such joy. I know you are looking out for Janice & the boys. Love you & miss you dearly"
"Happy birthday my wonderful baby brother. I miss you dearly. People say time heals all wounds but so far the wound that you left in my heart has not healed yet. I know God will see me through but I still miss you terribly. Rest in peace. With all my love, your big sister Alice."
"Happy Birthday "Jr.". Man I miss you so much! There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I miss your laughter, your smile, hearing you sing. I know that it has been two years since you have left us, but I still find myself picking up the phone to call you. This is so hard for me but I do know God do not make mistakes. I will always love you. Rest in peace my brother."
"My Dear Husband, today is your 47th birthday, birthday number three since you departed this world. I miss you so much and I know you are celebrating your birthday in heaven now. Till the day we meet again. Love you and miss you forever! You will always be in my heart. Your loving wife, Janice"
"My darling baby brother it has been two years since you left us. We miss you very much. As I looked at the pictures, tears clouded my eyes as I began to think of our growing up together. You were our shining star then and you are even more so now because you touched so many lives with your singing. God chose to take you because he knows you are--not were, but ARE special. Love you-- Alice"
"Yet another year has passed but my memories of you will never fade. You are greatly missed by us all. Be sure to sing to Allana when you visit her.
"Today is the second anniversary of your transition. Miss you so very much. R.I.P. dear husband. Until we meet again."
"Happy New Years Day to my husband in heaven. I love and miss you so much!"
"Merry Christmas to my first and only love. I miss you so much!"
"Happy 21st Anniversary! I love and miss you so much. R.I.P. Dear Benjamin!"
"Missing you so very much! Holidays are the hardest. Happy Thanksgiving. Rest in Peace."
"Fourty six years ago, God brought you into this world. You blessed so many lives while on this earth. You were so faithful & hardworking. Now, you rest. . Miss you so dearly. May you rest peacefully! Love you always & the memories of you will forever be in my heart."
"My dear, sweet brother-in-law..oh how I miss you. You were always more than that. You were a brother, a confidante, an advisor & so much more. Thank you for being a wonderful husband to my face big sister & a magnificent father to my nephews. Love u & rest peacef!ully!"
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Ben will always have a special memory in my heart. He was an awesome young man. Love, your Cousin "Penny."
"Rest In Peace Deacon Stanford. You will always be missed."
"Big brother, I miss you and think of you practically everyday. You will always be a special part of my memories and have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace. Love, Cheryl Lynn"
"You are so missed Uncle JR...gone, but never forgotten...love you all very much Auntie Janice!"
"My baby brother I thought of you practically all day today. I miss you dearly and you will forever be in my heart. Just the thought of you not being with us during our family gatherings brings tears to my eyes. But your presence will always be with us. Love & miss you, Alice."
"My Dear Husband you are forever in my heart. Rest In Peace."
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