ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Benjamin F Stanford, Jr, 44 years old, born on October 30, 1965, and passed away on September 11, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Bernadine Jones on September 13, 2021
Hello my brother. I am just stopping by to say hello. This been a hard weekend for me. Daddy birthday on the 10th the anniversary of your death on the 11th. I keep trying to put my best foot forward but it is so hard. Especially since Austin passed. But of course you know that because I was prophesied to that you and Alice are taking good care of him. Lord knows I thank y'all so much and I truly miss the three of you like crazy. I don't come out here as much not because I don't love you or miss you, but I come without crying. I have truly cried all weekend. The girls keep telling me that it is going to get better and I know it will, but it still so hard. Jr. continue to watch over us and continue to take good care of Alice and Austin. Oh let me tell you this, I know you know this too, Michael is going blind like mama. He has really had a hard time since you left. Then when Austin left he really broke down saying it is only him and Nathan left down here on this end. But please continue to drive for him back and forward to work like you been doing. He said sometimes he don't even know how he be making it back and forth to work because of his eyesight, but I do. You have always taken care of us. I leaving now because I can't control the tears. Jr. I love you so very much and I miss you our daily talks. Please continue to be with me. I will always love you, yesterday, today and forever more. Until we meet again, continue to sleep in peace.

Your baby sister. Hugs and kisses.
Posted by Tonya Robinson on September 11, 2021
Remembering you big brother-in-law. Continue your rest. Can’t wait to see you on the other side. We’ll be singing songs of glory & worshipping forevermore. Love & miss you dearly. ❤️
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2021
Still hard to believe it’s been over a decade now. I continue to love and miss you. Continue to rest in God. See you on the other side.

Love always,
Janice
Posted by Janice Stanford on December 15, 2020
Happy heavenly anniversary. It would have been thirty years for us. I know you watched with pride on last night as Winston received his masters degree. You are truly missed and never gotten.
Love always,
Janice
Posted by Janice Stanford on October 30, 2020
Happy heavenly 55th birthday! I know you are celebrating with the Angels. You’re forever in our hearts.

Love always,
Janice
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on October 30, 2020
Happy heavenly birthday big brother! Love and continue to miss you dearly.

Cheryl
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on September 12, 2020
Yesterday I was telling your nieces that it has been 10 years since your spirit moved on. They had so many questions about you. Allana never had the chance to meet you and Addison was just a baby. But I know they both would love you just as we all did and still do. Continue to rest in peace dear brother.
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2020
So hard to believe it’s been ten years since you left us. This is the very first year I’ve not been in complete tears but I still miss you a lot. You would be proud of our young men. Quentin graduated college and Winston is soon to be finished with his masters program. You continue to rest in paradise. Love always and until we meet on the other side.
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on October 31, 2019
Happy birthday dear brother! Rest on in peace.
With much love,
Cheryl
Posted by Janice Stanford on October 30, 2019
Happy heavenly 54th birthday! I know you’re celebrating with the angels. Continue to rest in heaven. Love and miss you always! RIH
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2019
It’s been nine years since you left us to be with the Lord. But time has not passed by so fast for me and it still seems like yesterday. I still don’t understand why your time was so short. I probably never will but I have joy at least in knowing you are at peace. For I know to be absent from the body is to be present with God. And I know God doesn’t make mistakes. I just try to cherish the memories. You’d be proud of our sons.  God has brought us. Rest on in paradise and I’ll see you on the other side.
Love always Janice
Posted by Janice Stanford on December 16, 2018
Hello husband. I didn’t get by here on yesterday cause I had a lot going on. But I just couldn’t miss posting for our anniversary. 28 years ago December 15, 1990. Still remember like it was yesterday. I love and miss you forever. So much going on and still wish you were here but God knows best. Always wondering what you’d say about things and to those now young men of ours. You’d be proud though. And some how I believe you know exactly what’s going on and are watch over us. Rest on until we meet again.
Love always Janice
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on October 31, 2018
Dear big brother, I didn't post on the anniversary of your death. Even after these years, it is so hard to type anything without tears falling. I'll simply say I miss you greatly as I continue living this life just to live again on the other side. Happy birthday!
Posted by Janice Stanford on October 31, 2018
Hello my husband. I know I’m a few hours late but not because you were not on my mind (that’s a daily thing). Although I vocally wished you a Happy Heavenly Birthday I had to stop by and express my thoughts in writing as well. So much going on and I can’t help moving into my selfishness and wishing you were here (I’m only flesh).  Missing you like crazy and tears are starting to flow so I better go. See you on the other side so hold it down until I get there. Love you forever and always,
Janice
Posted by Bernadine Jones on October 30, 2018
Good afternoon and Happy Heavenly birthday young man. The big 53...I am just dropping in to say Happy Birthday. It has been a hard day for me, I have been wiping tears all day. Just know that I love and miss you like crazy. Continue to sleep in peace until we meet again. Loving you always. Bernadine
Posted by Tonya Robinson on October 30, 2018
Happy Heavenly Birthday big brother!!! I continue to miss you on a daily basis. I think of you so often. It’s been eight long years and it still does not seem real. I can across some pictures the other day and I laughed so hard when I got to the one where you were sitting on me & Cheryl’s lap. We had so many good times. I didn’t expect to become so tearful as I’m typing this. Your young men are all grown up now & making us all proud. It’s so funny that Winston is like the spitting image of you and Quentin totally has your personality (except that he’s not quite as unselfish as you). Waiting for that great day when we can all see each other & be together again. Missing & loving you dearly.
Posted by Bernadine Jones on September 18, 2018
Good morning my brother.....Just know that you are deeply missed. Lord the tears just won't stop. I couldn't get out here last week, the pain is still unbearable. As you know daddy birthday is on September 10 and your death anniversary is the 11th so I have a double whammy....but God!!!!! Just know that I love you so very much. Take care of Alice for me. I know all y'all are rejoicing together, but I missed y'all like crazy. This is actually too hard for me. Me and Michael was together on yesterday and we talked about it was four of us, but now two. He told me he pray that the Lord take him before he take me. He said that I am the strongest one, but I disagree.... WE just missed y'all so much. I am fixing to go because the tears are really running now. Give Alice a big hug and kiss from me. Until we meet again. Love you . Your Bennie
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2018
Hello husband. Eight years have just passed by just like that. Still wishing you were here but know you're in a far better place. I continue to hold it down alone. Can't linger top long or the tears will begin to flow. Just want to say still missing you and see you on the other side one day. Love you always. Janice
Posted by Bernadine Jones on October 31, 2017
Good morning Jr. this is the Lord have made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Just stopping in to wish you a very happy birthday. I know I have not been out here in forever, but it is so hard for me. I thought by now it would be better, but it is not. Every day I look at your pictures up here in my office and I talk to you everyday like I have always done, but JR it is so hard. You know things are so different without you being here. So much is going on with the family. Alice is still in the hospital. She is getting worse according to the doctors, she been in the hospital now for over a month. I have just been praying and fasting and asking God to heal her body. I don't know what I would do if the Lord take her from us too. Yes I do understand it is his will and I know he don't make any mistakes, but it is so hard. I know you are constantly watching over us, Janice and the boys. I am not trying to be selfish or anything, but I truly wish you were still here with me. No matter what I was going through I could always call you and you would make me laugh. I still pick up the phone to call you from time to time. I really didn't know it would hurt this bad. It feels sometimes like a knife is sticking you. When Dooley and daddy died, it hurt but it is nothing like this when it came to you. It is like a part of me died as well. JR I miss you terribly. I love you and words cannot express just how much. You will always be in my mind and my heart. Continue to rest in peace. I am getting off because the tears are really uncontrollable now. I will always love you, Mr. Benjamin Franklin Stanford, Jr. Hugs and kisses. Your baby sister.
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on October 30, 2017
Missing you and wishing you a joyous and heavenly celebration. Love you always!
Posted by Janice Stanford on October 30, 2017
Dear Husband Wishing you a Happy Heavenly 52nd Birthday! Celebrate with the angels! Love and miss you forever! Janice
Posted by Tonya Robinson on October 30, 2017
Happy Heavenly Birthday brother-in-law!!! Still
Missing you immensely. Love you always & forever holding your memory in my heart
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on September 12, 2017
We never know what path God has for our life. His path for you was to leave this world behind sooner than we would have ever thought. But God's plans are not our plans and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Missing you deeply and loving you always.
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2017
Forever missed, never forgotten and always in my heart.
Love always, Janice
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Posted by Tonya Robinson on September 11, 2017
Seven years and still it seems like only yesterday. Your sons are the spitting image of you. And of course, I'm sure you know which one acts JUST like you. Still missing you deeply & keeping your memory in my heart. Until we meet again brother-in-law.
Posted by Janice Stanford on October 30, 2016
I could not let this day end without wishing you a Happy Heavenly Birthday! I know you have been rejoicing and celebrating up above. May you continue to rest in heavenly peace. Until we meet again. 
You are forever in my heart,
Janice
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 12, 2016
Now six years have passed. I still think about you all the time and wish you were here in the flesh to see what magnificent young men those two that God blessed us with have become. Tears still often flow but I know that as much as we all loved you God loved you more. You were faithful and finished your course and have gone for your reward. I try to follow your example now because I know we are all here but a season. I cherish the memories of what we shared and I know one day we'll meet again. Until then you rest on.
Love forever,
Janice
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on September 11, 2016
All week I have been thinking of this day and praying for understanding. Why God chose you so soon will always be a mystery to me, especially when there are so many people still living on this earth who truly do not deserve to be here. You are missed daily, especially the encouraging conversations we would have. I pray that you continue to keep watch over my sister and nephews. Continue in your heavenly rest.

Love always,
Cheryl Lynn
Posted by Janice Stanford on December 15, 2015
I am stopping by once again to say Happy Anniversary! It has been 25 years since we said I do. You are forever in my heart. Gone but never forgotten. R.I.P. Until we meet again.

Love you always,
Janice
Posted by Alice Edwards on October 30, 2015
It's me again my handsome baby brother, Alice. Just wanted you to know you are truly missed by the entire family and loved ones. But we have consolation in knowing GOD makes no mistakes and we know you are in a better place. People say time heals all wounds, but I say it does not make you forget the pain from the sting of death. But keep singing with the angels until we get there. Then we can truly say what a day of rejoicing that will be. RIParadise. I love and miss you so much. Your big sister Alice.
Posted by Tonya Robinson on October 30, 2015
It continues to be so difficult to believe that you have departed from this old world, but you are better off than we who remain. Today we celebrate the day God gave you life. We are all blessed to have been given the opportunity to have been a part of it. Happy Birthday & rest in peace. Love & miss u forever until we meet again in Heaven.
Posted by Janice Stanford on October 30, 2015
I am awake because I was having a vivid dream about you. I am sure it has to do with the fact that today would have been your 50th birthday. I miss you so much and was trying to write this without the tears but of course that can't happen. I know you are celebrating in heaven though. I only wish you were still here to celebrate with me. Given the state of the world today, you are in a much better place. I will forever love you. Happy Birthday. R.I.P. until we meet again.
Forever miss and love you,
Janice
Posted by Bernadine Jones on September 14, 2015
Good afternoon my brother. Of course I tried to do this on Friday, but I could not. I am going to try and make this short. Every time I come out here, or even look at your pictures, I cry. I have several posted up here in my office. I still talk to you everyday. Jr. it has been five years since God called you home and it seems just like yesterday. I know you and daddy be saying Lord she still down there crying... I can't help it. I really miss you so very much. You know a lot is going on and I know you would be very proud of all the kids. Your sons are really growing up to be some handsome young men. Of course looking like you....smile. My sister Janice is really doing an awesome job with them. You would be so proud because I am. Jan is an awesome mom. You really picked a jewel of course you know this...Shaquanta is getting married and Tiffany daughter Aizzourie confessed Christ and is fixing to get baptized. I do know these are two services that you really would be there singing up something. All of the rest of the family is doing well. Don't know if you know this by Michael daughter Dee has had another baby. Baby I miss you and I love you so much. I am going to get off of her because the tears will not stop rolling. Man I missed you. I love you Jr. May you continue to rest in paradise. I will stop in again real soon. I won't just wait until the anniversary of your death come around. Continue to watch over us. Until we meet again, your sister.....Bernadine
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2015
WOW! It's hard to believe you've been gone five years. It still seems unreal to me. We still miss and you love you and will never ever forget you. I know you look down and are so very proud of our sons. Well the tears have started to flow again so I will just say continue to rest in paradise until we meet again. You're gone to soon but never ever forgotten.

Love aways,
Janice
Posted by Alice Edwards on September 11, 2015
My dear baby brother. I especially miss you so much this year because Shaquanta is getting married next month, and you are not here to give the talk to the future groom. I can say I believe that God has blessed her with her Boaz and you would be proud. Michael will have the honor of walking her down the aisle. Wish you and Nathaniel were here for this day. But I know you are together singing and he is playing the guitar for you. Please know that I still love you with all my heart. Your oldest sister, until we meet again. Rest in paradise. I better go now I'm getting teary eyed. Love you brother.    Alice
Posted by Tonya Robinson on September 11, 2015
Missing you today just as much as when you went home to glory 5 long years ago. Thoughts & visions of your loving sincerity help to ease the pain. There will never be another like you. So blessed to have known you & have you in our lives. You will never be forgotten.
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on September 11, 2015
Five years have passed and I can still hear your voice calling Cheryl Lynn. Words will never express how much I miss you. I always think of you and say if only you were still here. But know that your legacy lives in your family and you will never be forgotten. Loving and missing you,
Cheryl
Posted by Janice Stanford on December 16, 2014
Happy Heavenly Anniversary Ben! No I didn't forget just a lot going on. I will love and miss you always. R.I.P
Until We meet again,
Janice
Posted by Janice Stanford on October 30, 2014
As I sit here and look at all the pictures and past tributes I can't help but tear up once again. Well today would be your 49th birthday and I wonder what we would do to celebrate. I remember the last time I was able to spend your birthday with you and I will just have to keep that time in my heart. I know you are in heaven having the best birthday celebration of all. I also know that you are at peace with God. Happy Happy Heavenly Birthday! Rest in Peace until we meet again. I will forever love and miss you!
Posted by Bernadine Jones on October 30, 2014
Hey my brother. I stop by to wish you a very happy 49th birthday. Man I miss you so very much. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I really enjoy our long ongoing conversations that we have with each. I be talking to your picture everyday. It sits here on my desk and when something happen I say Jr you heard that or did you see that.... Man I know that you are constantly watching over your family from up in heaven. I know you see what we are doing.....lol. Thinks for being on guard for me like you use to do when you where here. I am so grateful that you and daddy are taking turns watching over me. I miss y'all more than anybody realize. I know you are in great company because so many of our family are up there now. Give everybody a big kiss for me. I know y'all are getting ready to have a big birthday party in your honor...... I love you so much Mr. Benjamin Franklin Stanford Jr and I miss you something terrible. Continue to sang and may you continue to rest in paradise. With all my love. Until we meet again. I will always love you. Your sister Beannie
Posted by Tonya Robinson on October 30, 2014
Another year since God blessed this earth with your arrival. And what a blessing to have known you, but evena greater blessing to have had you as my brother-in-law. You were more like a brother. When will the tears stop falling whenever I stop to think of you...probably never. But what a comfort to know that you're resting in the bosom of Jesus. I miss you! I'll always love you! Happy Birthday and I'll see you in heaven
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on October 30, 2014
Another year and as I sit to leave a note my heart still aches each time I think of you. How I miss the the talks we used to have. I miss you greatly but God needed you more. Continue to watch over my sister annd nephews from heaven and we'll watch over them here. I love and miss you!!!!!!
Posted by Alice Edwards on September 12, 2014
My dearest baby brother. You are truly missed by all of us. Things have not been the same since God came for you. I can just imagine you leading the heavenly choir. Your sons have really grown and they both have something unique that comes from you. As long as they live God allows me to see you through them. I thank God for the time He allowed us to have together while you were here. I still cry when I think of you, but I'll be alright. Rest in paradise my brother. I love you always, Alice.
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2014
Here it is again September 11. I can't believe it has been four years. Still seems just like yesterday that we were going along and then you were gone just like that. The pain is still great but God brings me through each day. I am thankful to God for all the years he gave us together. I have the honor and privilege of watching you live on through our young men. You would be very proud of them. Every time they do something I wonder what you would say. I am sure you are watching from Heaven with great pride. I try really hard to remember that you are in a much better place, a place I am striving to reach one day when God is ready for me. You continue to rest in peace until we see each other again. I love your dearly.
Posted by Bernadine Jones on September 11, 2014
Good morning my baby. I am sitting here fighting back the tears as always. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and how much I miss and love you. I am sitting here remembering the last conversation that we had. You had called me to go and get Dooley some flowers and put on his grave and we would split the cost. I said boy stop playing you know I am going to have to pay for the whole thing. You laughed and said not this time. I got you. (smile) Man these tears will not stop. Jr. I miss you so very much. I will always love you, yesterday, today and forevermore. Dooley birthday is September 10 & your death is September 11. Lord when these days roll around it seems as though my heart is just going to explored. I miss the two of you so much. But until we meet again. I love you. I know the two of you are looking down and watching over me. Jr. thank you for loving me the way you did. Continue to rest in paradise my brother. Love you much.
Posted by Janice Stanford on December 15, 2013
My Dear Benjamin,
As I celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary, I miss you much. I wish you were here with me but I know that you are in a far better place. You will always remain in my heart and thoughts. Until we meet again in that beautiful land. Rest In Peace.
Your loving wife,
Janice
Posted by Janice Stanford on October 30, 2013
Well it has been three years.since you had to leave us and today is your birthday. I wish you were here so we could celebrate what would have been 48 years. I know you are celebrating in a far better place now. I love and miss you greatly. Happy Birthday my love!
Posted by Cheryl Gaddis on September 11, 2013
Today I experienced so many emotions. I sent out birthday wishes and paused to remember those who lost their lives in the 911 terrorist attacks. But a huge part of my heart still mourns the loss of a very dear brother-in-law. I still struggle to understand but it helps to know that you are at rest in a far more peaceful place than this world could ever offer. Love and miss you so much.
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2013
My dear, Benjamin. It is still with tears in my eyes that I right yet another tribute. It has been three years today and I still feel that pain and lack understanding as to why you are not here. I know that God truly knows best and I try really hard to remember that you are at peace. I love and miss you and I know I will see you again one day. Rest in Paradise Ben!
Posted by Tonya Robinson on September 11, 2013
My how time flies! It was 3 yeara ago today that thw Lord God calles you home to rest. Yet, it still feels like yesterday. They say that time heals all wounds but I don't believe that to be true. It still hurts just as bad today as it did those few years ago. The only solace is knowing that you in peaceful slumber. Miss & love you dearly.
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Posted by Bernadine Jones on September 13, 2021
Hello my brother. I am just stopping by to say hello. This been a hard weekend for me. Daddy birthday on the 10th the anniversary of your death on the 11th. I keep trying to put my best foot forward but it is so hard. Especially since Austin passed. But of course you know that because I was prophesied to that you and Alice are taking good care of him. Lord knows I thank y'all so much and I truly miss the three of you like crazy. I don't come out here as much not because I don't love you or miss you, but I come without crying. I have truly cried all weekend. The girls keep telling me that it is going to get better and I know it will, but it still so hard. Jr. continue to watch over us and continue to take good care of Alice and Austin. Oh let me tell you this, I know you know this too, Michael is going blind like mama. He has really had a hard time since you left. Then when Austin left he really broke down saying it is only him and Nathan left down here on this end. But please continue to drive for him back and forward to work like you been doing. He said sometimes he don't even know how he be making it back and forth to work because of his eyesight, but I do. You have always taken care of us. I leaving now because I can't control the tears. Jr. I love you so very much and I miss you our daily talks. Please continue to be with me. I will always love you, yesterday, today and forever more. Until we meet again, continue to sleep in peace.

Your baby sister. Hugs and kisses.
Posted by Tonya Robinson on September 11, 2021
Remembering you big brother-in-law. Continue your rest. Can’t wait to see you on the other side. We’ll be singing songs of glory & worshipping forevermore. Love & miss you dearly. ❤️
Posted by Janice Stanford on September 11, 2021
Still hard to believe it’s been over a decade now. I continue to love and miss you. Continue to rest in God. See you on the other side.

Love always,
Janice
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