- 30 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 10, 1983
- Place of birth:
Springhill, Florida, United States
- Date of passing: Nov 26, 2013
- Place of passing:
Springhill, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Joel be with us forever, his love was so strong for family and friends. Remember him for his big heart...|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joel Powers, 30, born on August 10, 1983 and passed away on November 26, 2013. We will remember him forever.
November 25 at 5:52am ·
3yrs ago today a bullet took my baby brother..no words can describe the feeling of being told your baby bro lost his life..this is some1 I was suppose to have taken care of and looked after..this event changed the course of my life and I've since made drastic changes..I love my life but would trade eternity of happiness for him to be here for another day..or for the chance to just tell him I love him and hear his goofy ass laugh once more..I love my bby bro so much and this hurt so bad.. can't keep writing can't see my screen no more.. love u Joel Powers"
November 25 at 1:48am ·
Three years ago today I received the worst phone call you could imagine. My older brother called to tell me that one of my other brothers suffered a gunshot wound to the head and would not survive. My brother Joel died the next day. It was the most difficult and shocking circumstances I've ever faced. Still to this day when I think about it, it's just so traumatic and shocking still. Still have so many questions. Still have so many things I wish I said. So many experiences I wish we could have together. I miss my brother terribly, and the only comfort I have is he is truly in a better place and out of the hellish circumstances he was in. Cherish your loved ones, friends, and everyone and everything in general. Appreciate the current highs and even appreciate the lows. When you think you have it bad, there is someone in worse circumstances who wished they had what you have. Tell these people how you feel, because there may come a time when you wish you had. I am thankful for everything I have. And I appreciate every moment. I couldn't ask for anything more, I am completely content and happy with my life. And that's a great feeling. Hope y'all really take this message to heart and tell someone you love them today."
"I sit around and wonder,
and watch the days go by.
I look at all the pictures,
and ask, why did you have to die?
You've always been there for me,
because you were my best friend,
and I was always there for you
until the very end.
But now it's time to let you go,
your spirit now is free.
Even though you won't really be gone,
because you'll live inside of me.
So when we have to leave you
at your resting place,
I will always remember
your smiling face.
This is hardly a goodbye,
so I won't weep anymore,
now you're in a better place
then you ever were before.
Even though I will miss you,
and I will think about you every day
you will always be my best friend,
and that is how it will stay.
Scott Thomson, Joel's best friend <3"
"My Precious Joel, i can't even think of words to describe the pain in my heart. It has not gotten easier, its harder each day that passes. The pain just gets stronger. Life is so hard to continue on without you. Your brothers are devastated still. Justin seems like you tore a piece of his heart out. We all just miss you so so much. I do know one thing for sure.. God has a plan for you, and you are in His memory. I will keep you safe in my heart, and nobody can take that away from me. God, Joel.. i just wish you were here so we could show you the love we have for you. I'd give my life for one more day with you. Mama misses and loves you my sweetheart.. forever in my heart Joel, <3
"Joel I never met you but ur mom talks all the time about you that you was her right hand and you have a big heart full of love and you make everyone smile sorry we never met but I feel I know ya . So R.I.P JOEL and let the angels treat you with kindness..."
"see u in our next life my bro...luv carlos..."
"love n will b missed by a friend that would ride n die thrue anything,my heart goes out to mama,and lil bro,damn joel safe trip to heaven."
"Joel, it pains me so much to write this because it's another reminder that you're no longer with us. You were the brother I never had. Over the years your family became mine and mine yours. We had many adventures and memories that will never leave me. You showed me that it was good to be true to yourself and do so for all to see. Through all the troubles life threw at you, you stayed true. You had a bigger than life personality, an unmeasurable heart for your family and friends, and you always stood up for what you believe in. Because of you I try to be a bigger and better person. You will live on in all the crazy stories I tell my kids and others until we meet again. I miss and love you brother!!"
"Joel u are so missed but u will never be forgotten I know I will see u again one day I know I will be waiting on me for now send my dad and ur dad my love and take care of them I love u Joel u will never be forgotten"
"Sweet Joel.... The world is truly a sadder place without you.... I miss our daily 2 hour phone conversations about absolutely nothing....your voice still echos in my mind...You always could put a smile on my face when I felt like crying... You were the kind of friend that most could only hope to have and I am a better person for having known you... Rest easy Babe...I know I'll catch up with you again someday <3"
"Joel, God how I miss you! You have left a enormous hole in not only mine, but several hearts of close friends and family that you left behind. It feels like this undescribable emptiness inside that no matter how hard you try to move past it, nothing will ever come close to filling the void, pain and suffering felt from loosing you. In life, so many people take for granted the things that others yearn for.... Simple things like being able to say the words I Love You to your child, mother or father, husband or wife. Or simply reach out and hug or kiss someone you love, live for and couldnt imagine life without. I still cant believe that you're gone. There isnt a moment that goes by that you arent missed. I think about that horrible night every day and constantly ask myself why??? Was there something I could've done to prevent this horrific tragedy and tremendous heartache that those who love you suffer from. You were so so special Joel. You touched so many lives in a positive way. I love you Joel, I always have and I will never stop loving you. Sometimes I sit and cry, other times I find myself looking at pictures and videos i have of you and can't help but smile at the amazing memories you left behind. Definitely one of a kind...Joel, you hold an enormous part of my heart and I will forever keep those memories I have of you close to my heart. I love and miss you Joel ❤"
"My Joel, you are in our hearts always. Mama misses you, i carry you with me every day Joel. My life was forever changed when you left, never to be as i once knew it. My day's are long, and sleepless nights are here. I dream of you and get big hugs from you, never felt happiness like that in my life. Then i awaken.. and tuck you safely in my heart.. i miss and love you Joel more than words can say. Mama"
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