- 70 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 28, 1942
- Place of birth:
Rogersville, Alabama, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 1, 2012
- Place of passing:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
|Let the memory of J.C. be with us forever|
"I am so very grateful to have had you in my life... In your own unique way, you taught me so much. I am eternally sorry that I couldn't be there for you in the end, and for so long I thought about what changes and impact my presence could have made to the way things played out.... But then I would hear your voice in the background saying "weeell, shit happens. You can't kick yourself in the ass for things out of your control." I hear your voice in a lot of situations here, giving me that deeply chill perspective to counter the other influences that I had growing up. (You know how your children and most of your grandchildren opted more for vinegar than honey in tense situations, so your laid back perspective was refreshing and impactful and often funny to me.) But I so loved you for it!! I miss you so much. I miss your wise cracks with grandma. I miss your amused indulgence of all of my wild situations and experiences —which you said were more colorful than a book. I miss your uninhibited acceptance of me, no matter how different and unique a plant I seemed to be growing into, you watered me all of the same. You are forever missed!!"
"You know grandfather I've never had a true father in my life until you. You were my friend,grandfather,& father. I know that's a big reason why it's so hard for me to let go. I dream of you often& my kids talk about the fun times with you&your cats. it's really harder during the holidays not having you&grandma around,but I know you both are in all of our hearts. Love Always Chickina&Family"
"Hey Grandad....I know it's been a year you been in paradise but it's been forever I've known you..I will forever miss you and Grandma..ya always been there for me no matter what..and most of all you've been a real father to Chickina which is what she really need and I appreciate that more than anything..can't wait til we meet again until then may you rest in paradise and make them laugh!"
"ALWAYS PERSEVERES; YOU IN MY LIFE WAS A LIFELONG JOY.A FATHER I Could COUNT ON & Feel CLOSE To.You Was A FATHER Who Always Knew How I Was FEELING INSIDE Without Ever Having To ask Me, You & I Together, GOOD TIMES, HAPPY TIMES We've SHARED,WILL LIVE IN MY HEART FOREVER WITH JOY THAT WILL LAST ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.MY SPECIAL DAD,HIS WORDS OF WISDOM, THAT WILL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF ME@"
"They Say You Are My Step-Father/ But I Knew You As My Father ( MY REAL FATHER )~ WHO WAS FULL OF LOVE ~ You Was PATIENT( Your LOVE Was KIND )You Wasn't ENVY,You Did Not BOAST,wasn't PROUD.You Was Never RUDE, Or Self-SEEKING, Not Easily ANGERED, Never Kept No Record Of My WRONGS, & I HAD MANY) Your LOVE Never Delight In EVIL, BUT Rejoice With The TRUTH. J.C. Always PROTECTS-TRUSTS-HOPESLOVE"
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