- 30 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 17, 1980
- Date of passing: Dec 9, 2011
|Let the memory of Gerald be with us forever|
Mr. Gerald DeWayne Todd was born December 17, 1980 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the parentage of Janice Maria Barber Todd and William Graves.
At an early age he accepted Christ and united with the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, West Point, GA under the pastorage of Rev. R. J. Brown. In 2007 he united with the Good Shepherd Church, Lanett, Alabama under the leadership of Rev. Harold Ferguson. On October 23, 2011 he united with O. H. Ministries, Lanett, Alabama under the auspices of Dr. Bertha H. Hodge and attended faithfully until his demise. His last attendance was on December 8, for bible study.
He attended Valley High School, Valley, Alabama and later received his GED.
On early Friday morning, December 9, 2011, Gerald answered the Master's call at the University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marilyn Barber Wright, Bobby Joe Barber and Floyd Zellera Graves.
A legacy of love is entrusted to his survivors: loving, caring and devoted parents, Janice and Jamie Heard, Lanett, AL and William and Gwen Graves, Boligee, AL; two precious daughters, Jasmine Geraldyona Todd and Alexis Shania Todd, both of Newnan, GA; one adoring son, Gerald Todd, Jr., Newnan, GA; four brothers, Richard Todd, Jr., Clio, AL, Patrick (Amanda) Hall, Mt. Hebron, AL, Nicolas (Kim) Pelt, Sawyerville, AL and Antoine Heard, Lanett, AL; two sisters, Amber Heard and Candace Heard, both of Valley, AL; four aunts, Gwendolyn (Joey) Dardy and Patrichal (Terry) Reed, both of Lanett, AL, Carrie Merritt, Boligee, AL and Cathy (James) Calhoun, Hartford, CT; eight uncles, Bobby Joe (Ethel) Barber, Lanett, AL, Floydzell Graves, Boligee, AL, Anthony (Jackie) Barber, Montgomery, AL, Michael Sands, Roanoke, AL, Homer (Mildred) Heard, Willie (Virginia) Heard and Fob (Brenda) Heard, all of Lanett, Al, Bob (Susie) Heard, Montgomery, AL; three nieces; three nephews; grandmother, Barbara Barber, Lanett, AL; an array of cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, other relatives and friends.
Professional services provided by Davis Memorial Mortuary Inc. in Valley Alabama. http://davismemorialmortuary.com
"I can't put into words how greatly you are missed. You was a real cool guy and I'm thankful to have had the chance to know you. Rest well big homie"
"I miss you, Gerald. Gone but will never be forgotten. Rest on my cousin."
"Still missing u, u will never be 4gotn my friend"
"Hey my friend it's funny how things go, I still wish I had a chance to see u when u came looking for me. Last Dec on ur birthday I lost my sister. I'm like wow, so now I have two Christmas Angels!!! Love u much my friend"
"Happy Birthday! Wishing I could talk to you just one more time to let you know how much your missed and loved!"
"Happy birthday to u....don't get to turned up up there now, I no it's your birthday but be good lol. Continue to Rest in Heaven my friend!! Love u miss u & HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥"
"It's hard to believe you have been gone 2 yrs. I know you are watching over us making sure we are all proctected from that which lays in wait for us. You are so missed by everyone. Some one everday tells me a story of something you did with them or to them. Always funny and always with so much love. Missing you still today!"
"Today makes 2 yrs my friend & I always think of u I'm still in disbelief. I see ur dad & carrie & even mention our "teen clinic" lol ha I no u remember that. R.I.P my friend only if I could rewind the clock on u. Just send me a smile I'm sending u a few :-) :-) :-) ;-)"
"U came to me in my sleep to tell me goodbye so i already knew, just wanna say im sorry man i kno our last words wasnt the best ones,rest in peace..........."
"Hope u r resting in peace bra, i honestly can say i thank abt u and all the crazy times we had damn near everyday man,its crazy how u left,u came to me in my dream like two days after u passed,it was scary to me becuz we both was in this big dark building and the light was going in and out all i knew is that i didnt wanna be their and the look in your facetold me u didnt either,u came to"
"Just thought about u today my friend, nick & pat told me u were looking for me when u came home & I didn't see u. My heart is still heavy from the news of ur passing & especially because I didn't get to see u :-(. I miss u my friend. Missing that smile!!"
"Happy Birthday to my FOREVER love. Missing you today and everyday."
"Its been almost a year since you were taken from us. I miss your beautiful kind heart and they way you seem to make all the bad go away. I know you are watching over us to be sure we are all ok. I love you and miss you..."
"To my loving and always will be (step brother) I never knew this page was created in your memory until Ashley brought it to my attention. I miss you and love you. May you forever rest in the cradle of Gods loving arms. your sis Taneesha Coleman and Step mom Mary Harris Graves"
"You crossed my mind today & I decided to reach out to find you. I had no idea that you had went home with the Lord. I guess it was your spirit that showed up, the tears won't stop coming. No one in Boligee told me. I wouldn't have missed your homegoing celebration. I still have the letters and birthday card you sent me when you were away. You were my first true love! Rest on!"
"Gerald, Although we may have never met, but threw your brother Richard todd it feels as if I've known you all my life. He talks about you all the time and tells so many stories about the two of you, and i see threw the pics how close U, your bother and family are. Much love RIP Gerald."
"GOD loves you more son"
"Gerald mama miss you so much the girls are really growing up talk about you all the time but one day we will all be together i miss your laugh,smile even you calling me like you would say ma!(RIP)"
"I missed the chance to say I Love You. Now I will never get the chance to tell you. I am missing you everyday. I wish I could bring you back home to me. You will always be in my thoughts, forever in my heart. I Love You.."
"I wish heaven had a phone so I could call and talk to you. I miss you so much everyday. Its hard without you. I feel you all around me and I know when you are helping me get thru my days. I love you today and everyday after. Your always in my heart"
"I thought about you today, like i did yesterday and days before that too. I think of u in silence, I often speak your name. All I have is memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part. God has u in his arms I have u in my Heart. I miss u everyday. I wait for u to come in the door but u havent come yet. I love u!!"
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal,God said it and I beleive it but it"s so hard son when I look for you and you"re not there or when the girls ask me about daddy,with many questions. But Iam doing my best with the grace of God has me son and I know he has you now forever missed Gerald love you mama"
"Let hope not wither on the vine of sorrow and despair, remember God knows everything and he is everywhere. Although I only met you once cousin, i know you are resting with our Savior now. We all send our love to the family from Chicago. Barber-Bass Family"
"Jamie Heard--Dad wrote at
Gerald, I will always remember you as a good son. You taught me how to tell family and friends that I love them so again I am telling you I love you. Pop"
"Janice Heard-Mama wrote at
Gerald, my baby, I love you so much and I thank God Almighty for blessing me with us on December 17, 1980 and I lay you to rest with him on December 17,2011. Do not worry about your babies because I will take care of them. Sleep on my son, Love, Mama"
"Larica Jones/Cousin & Friend wrote at
Love, The Jones & Trammell Family"
"Barbara Leverett wrote at
"The Lord bless thee, and keep the: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee." Numbers 6:24,25
Thinking of you throughout the day-taking some quit moments to pray."
"Bridget & Doneshea Barber/ Cousins lit a candle at
Gone to soon but never forgotten You will be miss Rest in Peace"
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