ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in loving memory of my first born son, Brian "Keith" McChargue, 34, born on June 6, 1980 and passed away on May 5, 2015. His wings were ready to fly but I was not ready to let him go.  Keith I love you with all my heart and I miss you more than anyone could know.  I love you to the back of the moon (as Parker and Levi would say)  Love Mom

Posted by Gail Whitley on May 5, 2020
Five years! Some days that seems like a "lifetime" ago but then other days it seems like yesterday you were at the shop working with Uncle John or headed fishing with us and Uncle Mike. Keith I hope you KNEW that you were loved by so many and are missed by so many still today!! Keith, you would be so proud of Mason. He is growing into a fine young man, very talented on the drums, very polite and thoughtful and just like his dad, VERY HANDSOME! I hope you and Toni are catching up on the times that you missed being together down here. And you would also be so proud of your little brother. He is taking care of your mama and Beth and Ellie. He is also involved in Mason's life, trying to fill in for you I am sure! And Toni he is also doing the same thing with Parker I know. I'm always seeing pictures of Parker and Ellie together. I'm not sure that he gets to see Levi that often but I know he makes an effort. He was left with a lot on his shoulders but is very strong in his faith and God is giving him the strength to handle it all. I miss you both more than you know. My heart hurts from some regrets but I know neither of you would want that for me so I try not to dwell on that , but instead draw from my memory bank of all the good times we had together. I love you both very much and you are never forgotten. Hold tight to each other until I get there. PS please tell my brother I miss him! Give PawPaw and Granny a hug from me. 
Posted by Gail Whitley on June 6, 2019
When your birthday comes around I think of all the happy times we had together, from your birth until the last time I remember being with you. I know these words are not for you but instead therapy for me. I love you Keith. I have to keep saying that because I feel in the end I let you down. I was not there and reminding myself how much I loved you lessens the pain of not being there when you needed me the most. Till I see you again.......
Posted by Gail Whitley on May 6, 2019
Another year has passed but the pain has not and never will. I told your mama yesterday "if only" we'd have one more day with you. You are missed more than you know. I love you!!!!
Posted by Gail Whitley on May 7, 2018
Three years and the pain is just as great as it was the day I got the news. Grief is that way....... It appears out of nowhere to remind you that it hasn't gone far. The sightings aren't given a calendar to reference, nor do they care about being inconvenient. In that moment, the pain and sadness is as fresh as if the death happened yesterday! I know you are not privy to my words here, they are for me but somehow just saying them like I am talking to you helps me to cope. I can only hope that you knew how much I loved you along with so many others. We all were left trying to come to grips with the fact that our love for you could not compensate for the deep pain you were suffering. There is a song out now entitled "Fear Is A Liar". I can't hear that song without thinking about you. There are so many "what ifs" that I ask myself when my thoughts go to you. Knowing you are in the arms of Jesus, now finally at peace, brings me comfort. I love you............and will see you one day!
Posted by Pam McChargue on May 5, 2018
It is May 5, 2018 3 years now and I still hurt everyday and miss you more than anyone will ever know. I go through each day with a smile on my face but truly on the inside I am crying and screaming. You are always on my mind. the old say goes time heals all wounds but I know for a fact that is just not true, I think I hurt more with each passing day. I hope and pray you know how much I loved and still love you more than anything in the world. My heat hurts for you to be able to talk to you and hug you. Son when you left you took a big part of me with you. I love you and miss you so much.  Love always Mom
Posted by Pam McChargue on June 6, 2017
Happy Birthday Bimbo....I love and miss so much. I just hope and pray that you knew just how much I love you. I still can not believe I will never see or talk to you ever again on this earth but I will see you again one day. Until then I will continue to miss you and think about you everyday. I love you son.
Posted by Gail Whitley on June 6, 2017
Happy Birthday to my "other" son! My, how you are MISSED!
You left such a big hole in the lives of so many the day you left.
I guess my heart will always hurt until I can see you again. I hope you knew how much Uncle John and I loved you!
Posted by Gail Whitley on May 5, 2017
Always in my heart. I miss you Keith! How precious you were in the hearts of so many. If only you could have truly seen that. I love you!
Posted by Felicia Bridges on June 6, 2016
Happy birthday in Heaven. We miss you here but wouldn't take you from your heavenly home. We celebrate today knowing you are at peace!
Posted by Gail Whitley on June 6, 2016
Still hard to believe that I will not see you again this side of heaven! The pain seems to intensify on special occasions such as this your birthday. I guess that is only natural. I hope you knew how much you were loved while you were here with us. And as Alesha so sweetly reminded us this morning in a tag "I KNOW that you are dancing, free from all heartache and pain". You leaving left an indelible mark on my life to be more aware of others around me whom I love, to be more forgiving of others and myself, and to love more unconditionally. I love you Brian Keith McChargue! Happy Birthday in Heaven!
Posted by Pam McChargue on June 6, 2016
Happy Birthday son... I still can't believe I will never see our talk to you again. It is still so hard but I push through the pain everyday and by the grace of God I make it. I miss you and love you but I know you are at peace and not hurting anymore. I hope and pray that the whole family learned the lesson that was meant for each of us... May not be the same lesson for everyone for God knows what lesson each of us need... I pray I learned what he wanted me to learn and continue to learn from your passing . I love you Bimbo with all my heart and I miss you something terrible but I would not ask you to leave your heavenly Father and that beautiful place you call home now, where there is not more sorrow, no pain and no tears. Just know you are missed and loved from down here on earth.
Posted by Gail Whitley on May 5, 2016
Forever in our hearts and always on our minds!
We love you, Uncle John & Aunt Gail
            Ricky, Jenni, Chase & Autumn
            Jerry, Melissa, Aidan, Ollie & Lincoln
 Next trip to Lake Seminole, we will make a "cast" for you!!
Posted by Pam McChargue on May 3, 2016
May 5, 2015 will always be a day I remember. It is your Heavenly Birthday, just like I will always remember June 6, 1980 your earthly birthday. I love you and miss you more than anyone could possible know or understand.  Love Mom

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Posted by Gail Whitley on May 5, 2020
Five years! Some days that seems like a "lifetime" ago but then other days it seems like yesterday you were at the shop working with Uncle John or headed fishing with us and Uncle Mike. Keith I hope you KNEW that you were loved by so many and are missed by so many still today!! Keith, you would be so proud of Mason. He is growing into a fine young man, very talented on the drums, very polite and thoughtful and just like his dad, VERY HANDSOME! I hope you and Toni are catching up on the times that you missed being together down here. And you would also be so proud of your little brother. He is taking care of your mama and Beth and Ellie. He is also involved in Mason's life, trying to fill in for you I am sure! And Toni he is also doing the same thing with Parker I know. I'm always seeing pictures of Parker and Ellie together. I'm not sure that he gets to see Levi that often but I know he makes an effort. He was left with a lot on his shoulders but is very strong in his faith and God is giving him the strength to handle it all. I miss you both more than you know. My heart hurts from some regrets but I know neither of you would want that for me so I try not to dwell on that , but instead draw from my memory bank of all the good times we had together. I love you both very much and you are never forgotten. Hold tight to each other until I get there. PS please tell my brother I miss him! Give PawPaw and Granny a hug from me. 
Posted by Gail Whitley on June 6, 2019
When your birthday comes around I think of all the happy times we had together, from your birth until the last time I remember being with you. I know these words are not for you but instead therapy for me. I love you Keith. I have to keep saying that because I feel in the end I let you down. I was not there and reminding myself how much I loved you lessens the pain of not being there when you needed me the most. Till I see you again.......
Posted by Gail Whitley on May 6, 2019
Another year has passed but the pain has not and never will. I told your mama yesterday "if only" we'd have one more day with you. You are missed more than you know. I love you!!!!
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Shared by Kay Foster on May 5, 2016

Whenever I think of Keith it is always his smile and laugh that comes to my mind first.  He was always fooling around and making us all laugh. Then I think of him running around when he was just a baby and bringing so much joy to Granny and Paw Paw, they loved him so much and he loved them.  He definitely got one of Granny's traits, neither one of them ever met a stranger.  He could have a good time in any situation and everybody loved being around him.  He was visiting us quite often in '93, '94, '95 and would help Bo with his race car.  They had many laughs in the shop and in the cube van hauling that car to the racetrack.  The things I remember is he loved fishing, hunting, the river, the Georgia Bulldogs, playing the guitar, cooking, grilling and sometimes we even shared recipes.  I loved my time with him and miss him dearly.  He gave the best kisses and strongest hugs, another trait he may have gotten from Granny. It makes me feel good to know he is in Heaven with Granny and Paw Paw and we will see them all again one day.  Miss you  buddy.

Shared by Pam McChargue on May 2, 2016

Yes Aunt Gail so many memories. That nickname (Bimbo) that PawPaw gave him when he was born. One Mother's Day I wrote all three of my children a little note thanking them for being my children because if it was not for them I would not be celebraating Mother's Day and I started his note off "Bimbo" and when he read it he laughed.  It was a joy and my pleasure to be his Mom...Thank you Lord for allowing me to have such a special loving and fun little boy if it was only for 34 years.....and yes Lord you gentley reminded me that he was with me 1 year long than Jesus was with his mother Mary and I thank you for that.
There is a big dark hole inside me that no one will ever be able to fill....it is a special place just for you and only you.
  
I love you Brian Keith McChargue/aka Bimbo
 

Shared by Gail Whitley on May 2, 2016

So many memories!!  I miss him more than mere words can express.  If only I could see him just once more to tell him how much he was loved by the Whitleys.  And even though my heart knows that he knew that I still wish I could tell him anyway. I can't listen to Alan Jackson without thinking of him.  Made many, many trips to the cabin at Lake Seminole with him in the vehicle and it was tradition to listen to Alan sing "Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee".He always made me laugh and always made me feel like I was special to him.  I know he made everyone he loved feel that way.  Gone much too soon and was loved MORE than he knew!  There is an old gospel hymn that sums it up "Precious Memories how they linger, how they ever flood my soul".

I love you Brian Keith McChargue aka/ Bimbo!!!!