- 43 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 28, 1968
- Date of passing: Jun 8, 2012
|Let the memory of Daniel be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Daniel Johnson, 43, born on October 28, 1968 and passed away on June 8, 2012. We will remember him forever.
This site has been created to celebrate Daniel's life and to honor his memory. Please contribute any and all memories,stories, pictures, videos that you would like to share. This will also evntually be an online "Living Memory Book" for Amanda when she is old enough so she can know how wonderful her father was and how he touched all of our lives.
Please also share this with others and invite them to share their memories so we can keep Daniel's flame eternal.
Thanks and much love to you all.
"I miss you! I know you would be proud of my accomplishments this year. I think about you often and miss you. I am going to see one of your favorite bands this weekend and I will be thinking about you and missing you a lot!
"Daniel, you are still so special to all who love you! I have so many memories of you as a tiny baby, a curly haired toddler and grown up to be a fine young man and the best father!!! I know you are surrounded by those who have gone on to another life. Becky and Barry"
"Missing you today . Each year gets a little easier not having you with us until one of my kids reaches a milestone or is celebrating something good or struggling with something challenging. That is when I want and miss you the most - so you can witness these triumphs and the defeats. Then I realize you are with us already ---in spirit- laughing and crying with us. Miss you Daniel.
Xxoo - Meredith"
"Daniella and I were talking about you today and remembering you fondly, Daniel. We continue to miss you...
"It is hard to believe another year has passed without you. It does not get easier. You are forever with me,
"We were thinking of you as you are getting older! Have a Happy Birthday in Heaven. Give Emily a hug from us.
Aunt Carole and Uncle Golson"
"Happy Birthday, dearest Daniel. I know you didn't like celebrating your birthday as it made you feel older, but you loved the fuss we made over it and you anyway! Much love, Aimee"
"Missing you today big brother! Although we still see/think/hear of you a lot, it is not the same. However, we were laughing about you this morning. The time Matt rode with you to Burnsville; he was hoping to get a little rest. Nope. You talked the whole way - - 9 hours. Miss and love you.
"Daniel, you were like my first baby because your mother and I were together so much at Granny and Pop's that first Summer! What a sweet beautiful baby! The first time I saw Amanda, my heart stopped!! She looks just like you!!! You were so well loved by your family and friends! I miss you.. Aunt Becky"
"I have been thinking of you every day and have said a prayer. You will be forever missed by me. You know you were my first! I will always love you.
"Happy 47th! You are always missed!"
"I am sharing something I ran across. I don't know who wrote it, but it reflects my feelings of loss of a loved one. I continue to talk to my parents sometimes as if they are in the same room as I talk to Daniel when walking to my sister's house across the field where I see him stooping to talk to his daughter. Daniel was my first nephew. I adored him as a child, attended his baptism, his first wedding, and had the opportunity to spend his last Easter with him as I saw what a wonderful father he had become. He continues to live in all of us.
All is well.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were together, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Where no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well."
"Daniel,think of you every day; especially today. We love you and miss you."
"Thinking of you today, Daniel, knowing that you are at a place of peace that you would never leave if you could. I surely hope you and Emily are looking down today at us and realize how much you are loved and missed.
"You are in so many hearts today and forever. So many memories and such a legacy in Amanda. Somewhere you are sailing happily in the sun and warm breezes."
"I didn't forget. Will always remember you!!!!"
"Wow - - three years have gone by. We sure miss you. There are times that we all feel you with us and that is a blessing. We wish you were with us physically, sharing in our experiences and of course, being with Amanda. Miss you big brother. Love, Meredith"
"Daniel, I am thinking of you today as I do every day in some way. I will always remember your birthdays that we shared together and how you didn't like celebrating your birthday the morning of, but by the evening you were all for it! And how Alice's pound cake was your favorite. And so, here's to another birthday, Blue Eyes, we miss you and wish you were with us. Love, Aimee"
"Happy Birthday Big Brother. We are sure missing you daily, but especially today. We were over in Alexandria over the weekend and I was pointing out places where I know you used to go or where we would meet up with you for dinner. I miss you so, but know you are no longer in pain and in a much better place. It is not fair, but I know it is truth. love and miss - - Meredith"
"I'm just checking in to let you know that I'm thinking of you. It's been a long year for me...many many times I have thought about you. You are greatly missed Daniel."
"I am thinking of you today, Daniel, and all of your family. I think of you often, as well as our Emily. I bet the two of you have had some conversations--especially with Granddaddy Wentworth! I made a memory book for Amanda with pictures of you and your family and friends throughout all of your years so she can always remember you.
"It is a hard year for me without you. You will always be my first child.
You will always be with me. This year hs been hard for me.
Love you always.
"It was 2 years ago today. As it has been getting warmer here, I remembered being down in Norfolk saying goodbye to you, asking you to let go so you would not be in pain anymore. I so wish you were here - -the old Daniel healthy, happy and full of life. But I am at peace that you are at peace finally big brother. Miss you - - Meredith"
"Merry Christmas. I was thinking about you and your family this morning. I miss you.
"How Daniel loved to talk---all you did is just have to start him off. He then had the floor, except with his cousin, Buddy, and I am sure there are others also. I was only able to share moments in his life. I loved how he said Aunt Meredith. I took several trips to see him as he grew up, and Alice and David were faithful about there trips to Mississippi. I will finish later!!!"
"I had a great laugh a few years ago as I was sitting with Mike Howard and got on his phone and texted Daniel to wish him a happy birthday. I can't repeat what it was I said on here, but it was funny and Daniel knew right away who had gotten hold of Mike's cell phone!!! I think of Daniel all the time and know he is with each and everyone of us he left behind. I feel it."
"Happy Birthday, Daniel. I treasure all the birthdays I was able to spend with you and the celebrations we had while we were together. I always loved sharing a birth year with you.
Love you always,
"Happy 45th birthday, Daniel! You are certainly missed and thought of often.
"I can not forget today,the day you were born. You will be forever in my heart and thoughts.
"I can't believe today you have been 45 years old. We all continue to miss you and grieve for the times we did not get to have. Although, your "Daniel" magic emerges sometimes - whether it is a look or saying one my kids reveal or a double rainbow that is suddenly observed -- we know you are with us always. Happy Birthday Brother."
"This second year has been very difficult. My sister Carole said it might be that way. We will be with Amanda for her birthday party on August 25 and will tell her you love her as much aw we do."
"Thank all of you coming on July 1. It was wonderful seeing all of you and hearing stories. Daniel appreciates your love as I do."
Your service yesterday was just as you would have wanted it to be. We all came together to celebrate your life, tell stories, share memories. You would have loved our hotel pre party and after party with the boys playing guitar. You were my first love and you knew that. It was so great seeing your family. You are so missed. Jarrett"
"I was blessed to have known Daniel,to have shared his life and a marriage with him. I'm also blessed for having been embraced and welcomed into his family- the wonderful Johnsons.When I saw Daniel during his last days with us we talked if many things but the most important thing he said was how Amanda was his light and how she has his heart. Let us all commit to telling her about Daniel."
"Today was Daniel's Memorial Service and it was beautiful, painful and tearful but there was also joy as we all came together to celebrate his life. Some of us said some things but I was too choked up to talk and i I cry even now as I write this. Here's what I wanted to say:"
"Daniel, I've spent this weekend visiting with old friends who invited me to their VES reunion. I can't drive onto that campus and not think of you. I was flooded with memories of all the many times I picked you up off those front steps and we escaped to have fun on the parkway, my lake, friends homes, etc... Many great stories were told this weekend about you and you are not forgotten. xo"
"Daniel, it is difficult to accept you have been gone a year but know that I think of you every day in some way. I will always treasure our years together and will always consider myself fortunate to love you and have been loved by you. You are remembered fondly and loved deeply, and Amanda will know how precious you are to all of us.
"I thought of you and your family as soon as I woke up this morning. It is hard to believe a year has passed--a difficult one for us down here but we know it has been a wonderful year full of peace, joy, and love for you. Tell our Emily, "Hello for us."
Love, Aunt Carole"
"Today will be one of the hardest days of my life. I miss you every day and know you are in a better place. I will always love you and think about your very happy childhood. Love, Mom"
"It is hard to believe that it has been a year since you died Daniel. Although there are many times where my life keeps going on - - crazy with the kids and work, but often in the midst of it all, something will remind me of you. We so miss you everyday but know now you are truly fulfilled, happy, healthy and not in pain. We will continue to remind Amanda all about YOU. LOVE YOU - Meredith"
"Daniels birthday wass a very hard day for me. I cried at church and later at home. He will always be my eldest child. I just wish there was some way to know he is okay and happy. We love you, Daniel, and always will.
"I lit a candle for you last night at church for you big brother. It was all souls day. I was able to place a -picture of you me and nathan taken by Aunt Meredith this past spring break. You were pretty sick then but able to walk around and hang out with all of us. I also lit candles for sweet Emily and both sets of our grandparents that I know are with you now. We miss you all . Meredith"
we miss you....but i have v fond memories of all the times we spent together, happy birthday may you have eternal happiness and joy wherever you are....."
"Happy 44th Daniel!!! I left you a song today!!! Rock out and enjoy!!!
"Happy Birthday, Daniel. We wish you were with us to celebrate your 44th birthday and we love and miss you very much. Here's to you, dearest Daniel and to your precious memory. You are still with us and will be forever.
"Daniel was the reason Barry and I have children. After being with him one Summer, I went home and started my own family. I always felt a connection with him and when he and Winston broke up, he called me and cried over the phone. I knew how tender he was. One of the last things he said to me was to never let Amanda forget that last Easter. His words,"We'll always have that Easter,""
"There was a phone call from David on this day 44 years ago saying that he and Alice had a son and his name was Daniel. I remember the excitement in his voice. When Barry and I went over to Nashville and saw that tiny bundle, we were sunk! Those blue eyes! Then the next Summer Alice and I were in Pensacola together and I would bathe and rock Daniel to sleep. He was such a sweet baby!"
"From the whole Gelman Family - - we are all missing you today Daniel - -Uncle D! What a treasure you were! What we will remember most was your amazing ability to parent with such patience, understanding and love. Even hours before leaving us you were saying to me that to remind Amanda that we Johnsons fall fast and hard in love. It is in our nature! We sure miss and love you big brother."
"Daniel Johnson - a darn good guy I've been blessed to call a friend since the 7th grade. He will forever remain in the great-friends-of-all-time category! Thank you for living life with me my dear friend! I know you are roaming the white skies with angel wings, and you're up there in our corner and you've got our backs!"
"Daniel was my best freind. I met him his 10th grade year at Maury High School and have spoken to him or seen him every day for 25 years. I miss him so much. It was because of Daniel, I was fortunate to know two incredible people in his life... Aimee and Jarrett.
I love you Daniel."
"Daniel 's birth on October 28, 1968, entitled me to a new name--Aunt Carole! I was so excited about being an aunt, but I was not able to meet Daniel in person until the spring of 1969 when his parents came to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for his Baptism. That was the start of my relationship with a special nephew who is now dearly missed."
"DHJ has left a hole in my heart. I have the BEST memories of our time together and am so glad that he and I were ALWAYS able to remain friends. He told me his dream was to have a blond haired/blue eyed baby girl. Amanda, one day if you read this, I would love for you to contact me. I have stories that I would like to share with you and pictures to give you. Peace be with you sweet girl!"
"Daniel was our oldest child and will forever be missed in my life. He was a unique individual. He was greatly loved by all who knew him."
"Gone are the days we used to share,
But in our hearts you are always there,
The gates of memory will never close,
We miss you more than anyone knows,
With tender love and deep regret,
We who love you will never forget.
It's hard to believe
You are no longer here,
We think of you,
You feel so near,
In some small way, every single day,
Memories of you come our way."
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