Mike Lawrence
  • 44 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 12, 1966
  • Date of passing: Oct 24, 2011
Rest in peace ML, you will be sorely missed by all those you have touched.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Mike Lawrence, 44, born on December 12, 1966 and passed away on October 24, 2011. We will remember him forever.

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Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Traci Brady on 25th October 2016

"It's hard to believe 5 years has gone by.  You have been missed every single day.  You're always on our minds and in our hearts, and you always will be.  XO"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2016

"Hi ML ~ You are strongly on my mind during this bittersweet time of year.  It is sweet, of course, because of all the Halloween family fun.  It is oh so bitter because you are not here with us.  I remember especially how wonderful you were to the little ones in the family.  For all of us your absence is terrible, but for the children it seems especially sad because you were so wonderful with them.  You were such a kind soul!  I miss you!!!"

This tribute was added by Lisa Pogue on 24th October 2016

"You have been missed much over the past 5 years, ML.  Thinking of you especially during this time of year. You will always be missed.

XOXOXO,
Your Cousin Lisa"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 12th December 2015

"Happy Birthday, ML.  I'm sending you a BIG hug.  I sure miss your great smile and wonderful hugs.
XOXOXOXO - Aunt Jean - XOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Lisa Pogue on 25th October 2015

"Missing you, ML!!  Wish you had been at the annual family pumpkin carving party yesterday... not the same without you at our family events. Going to visit your niche today and think of fond memories I have of you!  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2015

"I am so terribly sad that you aren't here with us today.  i'm missing you a lot!!!  There is a hole in our lives that can never be filled.  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Loretta Lamb on 24th October 2015

"Funny how God works...I was just talking to my son about you today, telling him how nice and sweet you were, and how much I miss you. You'll always be remembered in my heart."

This tribute was added by Traci Brady on 12th December 2014

"Happy Birthday, ML.  I don't know if it will ever fully sink in that you are truly gone.  Gone forever.  Not coming back.  I feel like you are just "away" but will be back again one day.  That feeling is a little easier to handle; the thought that you will never be back is just too painful.  I wish so badly that things had been different.  That I wasn't writing this right now.  That I'd be seeing you today to celebrate your birthday.  I miss you, ML.  I want you back."

This tribute was added by Joyce Pogue on 12th December 2014

"Thinking about ML today and missing him very much. He brought so much joy to others, our last memory of him was the help he was giving his cousin for their annual Pumpkin carving party and his smiles as he decorated. He seemed so happy only to hear one week later that he was gone. So sad that he never realized how much his life impacted others, that he was so loved and now will be very missed. Our prayer is that he is finally at a peaceful rest. We also pray for all of those that are hurting today, missing him on his birthday."

This tribute was added by Lisa Pogue on 12th December 2014

"Thinking of your today on your birthday, ML.  Miss you and wish you were still with us.  I see your wonderful smile every time I think of you. Love you cousin and celebrate you today!! XOXO"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 12th December 2014

"Happy Birthday, ML!  Today I celebrate you and all the good and kind and gentle and feeling and funny and heart-felt that you brought into my life.  Hope you are happy and I hope you feel loved.  You are very much loved and missed - today and forever!  XOXOXOXO Aunt Jean"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2014

"I miss you so much, and love you.  You will never be gone from my heart.  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Lisa Pogue on 24th October 2014

"Thinking of your today.  Can't believe it's been 3 years.  We miss you, ML.  You will always be in our hearts!  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Traci Brady on 12th December 2013

"Happy Birthday, ML.  My mom and I visited your niche again today.  It still doesn't seem real.  I hope you know how much you're loved and missed.  And I hope you're having an amazing birthday celebration somewhere.  Love you!  XOXO ~ Traci"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2013

"ML ~ You are strongly on my mind today.  I can still picture your great smile so clearly, and that makes me smile... and cry.  The family is not complete without you here with us.  I will miss you always."

This tribute was added by Loretta Lamb on 24th October 2013

"Two years too long, ML. Can't believe how much time has passed. Miss you!!"

This tribute was added by Loretta Lamb on 12th December 2012

"Happy birthday ML!  Missing you but thinking of your personality and smile makes me smile."

This tribute was added by Lisa Pogue on 12th December 2012

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ML!  Although you are not here, we still will celebrate this day because it is the anniversary of when you were born.  You are thought of often and missed so much by so many.  

With Much Love,
Your Cousin Lisa"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 12th December 2012

"12/12/12 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY ML!!!  What a great date to celebrate you. You know that the family would be taking you out tonight for a special dinner, and then there would be lots of hugs and a bunch of candles, singing, cake and ice cream. You would be the center of all our love and attention. Today we’ll be picturing your beautiful smile when we sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, (cha-cha-cha)!!!"

This tribute was added by Lisa Pogue on 24th October 2012

"It is so difficult believing a year has gone by without you.  You are thought of and missed often.  The holidays, movie outings and every family gathering are just not the same without you.  I know you are always with us in spirit.  Missing you, ML..."

This tribute was added by Lisa Pogue on 9th June 2012

"Recently saw The Avengers movie and thought how sad it was not to be able to see it with you and to be able to get your feedback on what you thought about it.  Miss you much, ML!"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 16th April 2012

"Easter has come and gone.  The little ones had a great time.  There were lots of eggs for them to find, and the Easter Bunny made the much anticipated annual appearance.  I would like to think that you were present, too.  There is a great photo on this website of you with the Easter Bunny… it’s the one that was on the screen when I entered the site.  It made me smile and cry.  I miss you!!"

This tribute was added by Jean Bakke on 25th January 2012

"Grief is a willful thing.  It enters my heart when I least expect it...  
I want to believe that you are here, still with us – but without any pain and sorrow.  But mostly, I just want to be able to turn back the clock and do so many things differently so that you could still be here, in the flesh, with your family – where you belong.   XOXOXO ~ Aunt Jean"

This tribute was added by Traci Brady on 13th December 2011

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ML!!!!!!!  We had cake and ice cream for you today - and even sang a goofy birthday song.  You were definitely on our minds and in our hearts.  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Laurie Kinnings on 10th December 2011

"Spend all your time waiting for that second chance
For the break that will make it okay
There's always some reason to feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction oh beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
Let me be empty and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of an Angel fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel roo"

This tribute was added by Traci Brady on 5th December 2011

"Thanks for the visit last night, ML.  =)  Very, very cool."

This tribute was added by Traci Brady on 29th November 2011

"Thinking about you and missing you today, as always.  I was just thinking about how you helped us put up Halloween decorations last month and this weekend you would probably be helping us put up our Christmas decorations.  You were always there when we needed a hand.  Miss you."

This tribute was added by Francisco Alanis on 14th November 2011

"Tried to upload a video clip that I took yesterday at ML's Memorial @ Mike and Traci Brady's place but was unable to, however here is a link to YouTube where I had posted what I filmed yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKTg9Iwsfx8"

This tribute was added by jill coppin on 14th November 2011

"Thank you for making me feel special and for sharing a small bit of yourself with me. You left your mark Mike. I wish I had told you how great I thought you were while you were still here. You will always hold a special place in my heart."

This tribute was added by Loretta Lamb on 11th November 2011

"I don't even know where to begin.  You always made me laugh and smile.  You were one of the greatest guys I knew and one of the easiest to talk to.  Even though the years had separated us we could pick up our friendship right where we had left it.  You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Francisco Alanis on 10th November 2011

"For ML
"Gone Too Soon"

Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon"

This tribute was added by Traci Brady on 9th November 2011

"I’ll always remember you flirting with my friends - and worrying that if the two of us were out together, girls might think we were a couple and it would ruin your game.  LOL.  I have you to thank for introducing me to my wonderful hubby.  That was the best gift you could have ever given me - I will always be grateful for that.  We love you and miss you.  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Traci Brady on 9th November 2011

"ML ~ I had the privilege of not only being your cousin, but also your friend.  You were such a big part of my life growing up, and as adults.  I’ll miss your creativity, your great smile, your easy-going nature, and most importantly, your company.  Even though you may have doubted it at times, the world was a better place with you in it.  Our family will never be the same without you."


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