- 44 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 25, 1971
- Place of birth:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 9, 2016
- Place of passing:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
|In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Thomas Ellis, 44, born on December 25, 1971 and passed away on September 9, 2016. We will remember him forever.
"Happy birthday and Merry Christmas"
We miss you so much. It's been 3 months since you left to be with God, and I still expect to hear your voice and see your beautiful smile. Your birthday is in 12 days. We're wondering what to do with your ashes. Guess we can release them down at the riverside for the fishing trip we never had the chance to take. We love you Son, see you in paradise."
I've struggled with what to say... How to say it... and when.
There are so many memories. So many laughs. So many private jokes that I could never explain to another person, because it just wouldn't be as funny...
I picked up my phone to text you , yesterday. I can't even remember the reason why. I was so used to to having you right there. A phone call away. Whether it was to talk about the kids, or new music, or just to talk mess - you were there. For nearly 10 years, you were my sidekick. The thorn in my side. The pep in my step. The reason I smiled, and OMG the reason I frowned (I have the wrinkles to prove it). You beat soooo many odds... proved so many wrong... graciously, respectfully and humbly.
You stepped into an instant family and immediately became the father figure to a 6 and 8 year old. You never tried to take their dad's place, but encouraged them to have a relationship with their dad. You always kept God first and taught the kids to do the same. They still, to this day, say your prayer at every meal. It was sometimes rocky - this parenting thang ain't ever been easy. But we did it. And when we disagreed, we prayed about it.
I'm thankful that I get to see a little bit more of you every day in McKenzie. As much as I'd like to think that she got her intelligence, hustle and drive from me, I know it was all from you. (I'll be responsible for her good looks, deal?)
Even though we both moved on, we remained the best of friends. We spoke often. Texted frequently. And you allowed me to whip your butt in Words With Friends for months on end. It's crazy... it's your turn, and I'm still waiting on you to play. Sigh.... this will never be easy.
I'll miss you, Big Guy.
"I miss you so much T Ellis. Thank you for leaving me with one of your greatest gifts. I can't even begin to say what I miss most because I just miss you being a phone call away. You always had jokes for me. You were rarely without your signature smile. And you stayed with the freshest kicks! And by far the warmest and biggest hugs. And lets not forget your music gems...may you rest in perfect peace. You are truly unforgettable. Much love and respect always"
"To my big brother where do I begin broski???? There's really no beginning to this. My brother was a good man he was loved by all. That's my brother for you tho. I'm goin to miss our late night convos our brother code talk. I know you are with the lord our father watching over the family we miss you. With much love your baby bro Terrell aka pooter"
"Junior, as I sit and look at your pictures I feel the peace that God has promised. I'll never say good bye, but see you later. Mommy loves you."
"Tommy, I love you and miss you already. I'll see you on the other side love Popo."
"Love you big brother"
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