ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, James Kierstead Jr 45 years old , born on July 15, 1973 and passed away on February 12, 2019. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Kat Kierstead on July 25, 2020
I miss you so much!! Been thinking about you heavy the past few days. Just miss being able to see your smile everyday on videochat, or just calling me to talk. I kiss everything your calls came with :'( ... I wish I only wish I could talk to you. I just wish I had you here to keep me motivated. And strong. Just every reason I need you for and your not here. But I know your in a better place and aren't in pain anymore. I love you Dad and miss you so much. I would give anything to hear you say I love you one more time!
Posted by Barbara Hunt on July 15, 2020
Happy Birthday  bro I know you here me when I talk to you, the way things are now here you in a better place ,stress free , see you again some day love you
Posted by Kat Kierstead on May 24, 2020
You know I always find myself thinking about you! You were a good man!! My favorite person! You were my superhero MY BESTFRIEND! Im really broken cause I didn’t get to say my final goodbye and get my final butterfly kisses I NEVER THOUGHT ID LOSE YOU WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO TURN 23!! We did not have enough time together but I have a lot of good memories with you! I remember doing hokey pokey with you I remember almost everything! I remember everytime you had a seizure and scared me half to death. Your biggest fear was dying from a seizure or heart attack. I’ll never know forsure what really happened to you! But I know in my heart that something else happened for reasons beings you called me everyday with some messed up stuff about your wife. I think it’s awful and she thinks she was the best? My life without you has become dull. I never wanted to go thru this.. I KNOW YOU ARENT SUFFERING ANYMORE AND IM BEING SELFISH BUT I JUST WANT TO TALK TO YOU ONE LAST TIME!!! I feel you with me everyday but that just isn’t the same. I have a teddy bear that has a voice clip in it from you! “Call me when you can love you bye.” There’s no man ON THIS PLANET THAT WILL TAKE YOUR PLACE. But I do believe I found a man that truly loves me. He’s just like you daddy! It makes me miss you more. today’s just one of them days where I sit back and think about you and just crying. I now know the pain you have felt all these years and now I have to feel it. All I really have left is momma! I’m going crazy mentally. This just isn’t fair why did you have to go so fast? I needed more time with you.. I wish heaven had a phone so I could talk to you grandma grandpa Thomas and Mary! everyone misses you. I know your with me I can be riding down the road with you on my mind and boom a song you loved comes on every time never fails. I’m going to make you proud. Just sit back and watch from heaven with grandma and pop! This just doesn’t get easier and I would give anything just to talk to you again. Life is not the same!!
Posted by Barbara Hunt on May 24, 2020
Hi bro almost a year you are missed sometimes I find my self saying why you was to young and other times I find myself talking to you and mom and dad and grandma and mary and now pepper is with you take care of her till I come there Love you bro you are in a better place no more suffering, life on earth is like hell
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on May 22, 2020
Goodness Daddy I miss you so much still so hard to believe you've been gone this long. I wish I could talk to you
Posted by Kat Kierstead on May 20, 2020
I’m missing you really heavy this morning! I hate his I can’t hear your voice I can’t hug you I can’t talk to you! I’m missing you more and more everyday! I wish you didn’t have to go but god needed yu more than I did! I wish you could see this last year I’m getting married in aug and you can’t be there physically but I know you’ll be there in my heart! ♥️
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on March 15, 2020
Stopping in to say i love and miss you very much!! Been 13 months since you've been gone..still just hard to believe i wait on a message from you all the time :(
Posted by Thomas Mullen on February 13, 2020
I miss you little brother and u will be in my heart and life till you and me meet up again in heaven with u and mom and dad and little man and grandpa and grandma I love u brother
Posted by Ashlie Jalbert on February 12, 2020
One year ago today your life was cut way too short i still rember the many trips to the hospital and me rubbing lotion on your head hands and feet.but i dont like thinking of that time. The good happy memories is whaj i like remembering. Theres not a day that passes that i dont think about you,i feel u all around us. I miss you sooo much bnd cant wait till the day we meet again. Fly high big dawg
Posted by Sherrill Kierstead on February 12, 2020
Today is such a hard day....... I still cant believe that you are gone daddy...... I miss u so much you were such a great person, a great father and a great grandpa to ur grandkids....... sometimes I ask god why did he have to take u why couldn't it be anybody but you....... we left on bad terms and really wish we didnt. I will never forget the day I got the phone call from my sisters Michelle Lynn Kierstead Kat Kierstead calling me telling me you were in the hospital..... I was at the express care getting clear from the shingles so I could go see my daughter in the hospital bc when you were in the hospital so was your granddaughter mackenize. She made it but you didnt sometimes I'm lost bc your not a phone call away no more. We all miss u so much...... your on my mind 24/7 of the day wondering if heaven is better for you. But your in a better place now ur not suffering no more....... Tammy L Albritton - Meyer I thank you everyday bc your there for everybody especially me and I'm not your real daughter and I thank god for that everyday but regardless your my stepmom idc what anybody says and I love u so much....... I love my sisters too at the time when you were in the hospital me and my sisters were on bad terms but the day we went to go see you when i seen my sisters i cried bad bc we only have each other bc we lost you daddy. I hope ur happy in heaven and hope heaven is treating u good daddy.
#gonebutneverforgotten
#wishyouwereaphonecallaway
#1yearalready
#missuandloveyoudaddy
#ripjamesdouglaskiersteadjr.
Posted by Kat Kierstead on February 12, 2020
Today is the day I was not waiting for exactly 7 days before my birthday I lost you, my Bestfriend, my hero, my heart, my everything... I got the worst news a daddies girl doesn’t want to hear!
My dad went into cardiac arrest on Jan 24th! His wife kept him on the machine knowing he was gone cause he was brain dead! exactly 8 days before I was at work last year and I looked at my sister Sherrill Kierstead and said I bet you dads heart stopped! This was on feb 11, well at 6 pm that afternoon I get a call from his wife saying his heart stopped but she made the hospital bring him back! He passed shortly after 12 am on feb 12!!
I’ll never understand why God took him from us he has ALOT OF CHILDREN WHO NEED HIM! I’ve already got most of my birthday gifts just because I don’t wanna celebrate anymore! what daddies girl would want to celebrate a week after your death anniversary? I just can’t do it! I miss you more and more as time goes by! I can’t believe it’s been a stinkin year since you left us I can’t believe this! I still get mad cause I didn’t get to say goodbye properly
I’m getting married this year and you won’t be there in person but in spirit it’s not the same I want you back daddy!! I hate living without you!! I’m so hurt from this I love you so much daddy! Always and forever will I be a daddies girl 
Continue to be our guardian angel and protect us
Posted by Tammy Albritton - Meyer on February 12, 2020
I will light a candle for you today in memory of you James. Its been a very hard year with out your strength and help with the children but God has helped me thru! The Children miss you very very much and I do the very best I can to comfort them, but its not the same as a Daddys love! Please continue you to watch over the children and grandchildren and help keep them safe! Until we meet again my friend Rest In PEACE!
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on February 12, 2020
Just like that in a blink of an eye its been 1 year since your heart couldn't take no more and it stopped beating at 12:45am. Just 7 days shy from your daughter Katherine's birthday. I still wonder why you left us so soon..I miss you so much dad! If it wasn't for my beautiful momma i have no idea where i would be she has help us all threw this challenge for the whole year. I just remember us getting a phone call February 11th saying your heart stopped but they bought you back, and that you got moved all the way to a hospital in Greensboro! We was going to come say our goodbyes but was told no visitors were aloud, because the visitor hours where over. Which later on found out that when a patient/family member is fixing to pass they allow visitors to say goodbye even after visitation hours! So we decided to go next day because we knew he didn't have long.. But unfortunately I couldn't sleep good and happened to look at my phone and was told my dad passed away at 12:45am February 12th.. I remember the scream coming from my sister and I..Only one the comfort us and even got woke up was our mom, shes been their when we need a shoulder to cry on and everything..! My dad Knows we cared about him and we were done dirty but its okay!! THE KIDS AND I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH DADDY My Sweet Angel
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on January 24, 2020
Today is the day my life changed forever..This Day 1 year ago i remember being in Winston and getting a devastating phone call that you was on a ventilator and being taken to Lexington hospital.. In panick driving back from winston i remember trying to call and call you to make sure you was okay, but you wasn't. It was then said you were being air lifted to Baptist Hospital that you was okay and breathing on your own but again you wasn't okay! As we all waited for you to get transferred to Baptist Hosptial I remember crying asking God To Please Not Take You.. Later on in the day we finally got the call that you made it to Baptist and you Ceased the whole way there. We finally make it up to Basptist About An Hour later.... As we approached the hospital doors and was trying to figure out where to go, i knew something wasn't right. Waiting and waiting to see you it was about 9pm doctors came in private room for family and said that they were doing a picc line and it would be about 30 mins....time rolled by and was wondering why we couldn't go back to see you...1 hour 2 hours....finally doctor comes in and says everything went good with PICC Line but the reason it tool so long was because he lost control of his bowel. Right then My Mother knew he was gone..But he wife told us to have faith and that he was okay.. Still he wasn't. As i walked in room and see you laying in the ICU Hospital bed hooked up to so many machines holding your hand and crying i knew you met the lord and wasnt coming back. Next couple days as we came to see you nothing was improving we were told oh he is breathing over the machine but that wasnt true you never took breath over machine, you only was having bowel movements because the stuff they were giving you (dialysis). On January 26th or 27th we found out that you were brain dead and that the only thing that was functioning was your brain stem, we tried to have faith and believe you wasnt gonna leave this earth but we knew you wasn't coming back!! February 12th about 12:42 am your heart stop beating. We miss you every single day Daddy!!! I love you so much Also that phone call when my brother was told is also very sad and i will neevr forget 
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on January 22, 2020
In 2 days its going to be a year that we got the horrible news of you being on ventilator and may not be making it..well you didnt make it to be with us. And i miss you so much daddy.
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on January 13, 2020
Yesterday marked 11 months since you took your last breath. I you more than ever, i sit and wonder why did you go so soon? But you went threw alot on this earth daddy, i miss you so much and still can't believe next month is gonna be a year that you passed away. I love you so much daddy and miss you. I know your looking down on me Keep on watching over us daddy!!
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on December 14, 2019
2 days ago marks 10 months that I lost my dad. No I didn’t forget by no means but with everything going on with my brother it literally just hit me reminded me. Not only is is 10 months since he left us but it’s my very first Christmas in 11 days without my dad here to tell me Merry Christmas or that he loves me☹️ It’s still so hard to believe it’s fixing to be 1 year already! It’s slowly getting easier knowing he is not coming back and that I will see him again. But some days are harder than others I still catch myself getting upset here and there, I love you dad and miss you very much 02/12/2019 one of the worse days of my life.
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on December 7, 2019
In 5 days it’s fixing to be 10 months that you left us how has it been that long already daddy? We miss you very much and I love you! Your still in my mind and heart. Keep on resting easy daddy!
Posted by Kat Kierstead on December 2, 2019
I still cant believe your gone! I miss you so so so much! The pain never eases... idk how to live without you. I cant run to you for nothing i miss my bestfriend my hero my everything! Keep watching over me daddy and keep me safe i love you more than words can describe
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on October 12, 2019
I honestly can’t believe you left us 8 months ago daddy almost a whole year already. I miss you every single day. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you! We love you so very much! Your grand daughter ask about you all the time. She loves her pawpaw that’s for sure❤️ Gone but not forgotten daddy!
Posted by Kat Kierstead on September 12, 2019
Has it really been 7 months... in just five short months it will be a year then my birthday! I miss you everyday!! Idk how to cope with you being gone and not being able to talk to you is driving me crazy! 7 months has passed annd i havent done anything that would make you proud and that kills me every day! Ill forever and always be a daddys girl. I miss you oh so much daddy. Why'd you have yo leave us??? I need you so bad. Just protect me with your guardian angel wings please daddy. Id give anything just to hear your voice say i love you babygirl! Everyone misses you daddy. ☹ cant believe uour actually gone !! I catch myself talking like your still here cause i i still cant believe your not with us anymore. We loved you more than anyone!! Always will never will my love ever fade for you.. i love you daddy so much miss you dearly. Please protect us. Always and forever you babygirl kat <3
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on September 12, 2019
How has it been 7 months since you left us? I love and miss you so much daddy! I still think about you all the time and I know you see me and hear me. I just wish I could tell you I love you and hear you say it back! Love you my sweet Angel ❤️ Until we meet again!
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on August 12, 2019
It’s been 6 whole months since you received your angel wings. I miss you so much daddy words can’t describe how much I miss you I love you so much daddy ❤️ it still doesn’t feel real sometimes.
Posted by Kat Kierstead on August 12, 2019
Cant believe youve been gone 6 months already i miss you everyday that passes. I swear im just like you. Please watch over me and protect me daddy love you always muss you dearly
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on July 15, 2019
Happy Birthday in heaven daddy love and miss you very much!
Posted by Barbara Hunt on July 15, 2019
Happy Birthday in heaven just stopped by to say I love you little brother I wish we could have been closer but unfortunately people turned you against me but it dont matter I still love you and as for you I know in my heart you loved your big sister forever in my heart always your sis
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on July 12, 2019
It’s so crazy that it’s been 5 months since we lost you daddy! I miss you so much! Birthday was pretty different without you. Well I love you daddy so much! Fly high sweet angel!
Posted by Kat Kierstead on July 6, 2019
Hey daddy just wanted to stop in and say i love you so much and miss you more and more everyday. I wish you was here.. i hate this feeling. I need you more than ever :'( i love you daddy. More than you'll ever know
Posted by Barbara Hunt on June 20, 2019
Happy early Birthday to my little brother ant a day goes by that I dont think about you I look up at the sky and say hello and that I do love you you are in a better place with mom and dad and grandma and Mary and your uncle I will always love you even tho we didnt see eye to eye I know in are hearts we love each other.therewill be a day we meet again I dont know when but the way I feel lately it might be soon I'm sick and dont tell no one .I will always love you always now you dont have to suffer like I'm doing.. I got a new job just thought about you when I was driving by my self to fill paper work out. I miss you bro. love you baby brother till we meet again.. always my love always
Posted by Kat Kierstead on June 16, 2019
Wanted to get on here to give a shot out to you!! HAPPY FATHERS DAY DADDY!! I MISS YOU SO MUCH! I WISH YOU COULD BE HERE TODAY! :'( MY FIRST FATHERS DAY WITHOUT YOU HAS BEEN HARD! FATHERS DAY USED TO BE MY FAVORITE DAY BUT NOT ANYMORE. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. YOUR THE BEST FATHER IN THE WORLD. HAPPY FATHERS DAY IN HEAVEN DADDY! LOVE ALWAYS YOUR BABYGIRL..
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on June 15, 2019
Stopping in daddy to say Happy Fathers Day and I love you very much this Father’s Day isn’t going to be easy with out you daddy! Miss you more than you ever know. Also today your grand daughter turns 4 pretty crazy on Father’s Day but anyways I love you so much!
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on June 14, 2019
Writing this daddy to tell you have Father’s Day a little earlier I love you very much. I miss you so much it’s just hard to believe you left us 4 months ago! Gone but not forgotten I love you my sweet angel!
Posted by Kat Kierstead on May 12, 2019
Hey daddy!! Its been three months today since you passed away! I miss you so much everyday. Today is also mothers day. This years is all about you!! I still cant believe your gone. You'll never be forgotten. Your wings were ready but my heart was not . You were and always will be my favorite man!! I wish heaven had a phone so i could talk to you everyday and hear your voice. Why did you have to leave me daddy??? I hate living this life knowing your not here.. I just wosh i could hug you one more time! You'll always be missed as long as im alive! I love you so much daddy always and forever a daddy's girl never forgotten daddy
Posted by Tammy Albritton - Meyer on April 19, 2019
HEY TURK.... WHY DID YOU LEAVE US??? WHY DID YOU MAKE ME DO THIS ALONE?? THIS HURTS SO VERY BAD TURK.....YOUR MY CHILDRENS FATHER AND THEY LOVED YOU SO MUCH....I KNOW YOU WAS TIRED, I KNOW YOU WAS SICK, I KNOW YOU MISSED YOUR MOM & DAD, AND I KNOW GOD NEEDED YOU MORE BUT YOU WAS SO YOUNG!!!! ITS NOT FAIR THAT YOUR OWN CHILDREN ONLY HAVE YOU IN THIER MEMORIES, HEARTS & PHOTOS. THANK YOU FOR SHOWING YOUR CHILDREN YOU ARE STILL WITH THEM EVEN IF ITS ONLY IN THE CLOUDS! HOW CAN SOMEONE BE SO HURTFUL TO NOT EVEN GIVE YOUR OWN CHILDREN A PIECE OF YOU? MAYBE YOU SHOULD PAY HER A VISIT IN HER DREAMS AS YOU DID MINE!!! UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN MY FRIEND PLEASE RIP AND KEEP SHOWING OUR CHILDREN NO MATTER WHAT YOU LOVED THEM!
Posted by Tammy Albritton - Meyer on April 13, 2019
Hey Turk.... Its Me buddy I sure miss you ... I cant BELIEVE you been gone 2 months now.... This is really hard James I can no longer reach out to you on OUR KIDS! I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO OR HOW TO HELP THE GIRLS TURK!!! THEY MISS YOU SO MUCH! I try and encourage them but it doesnt seem to help! The boys miss you too they just show thier emotions differently Turk. I know God was ready for you but OUR CHILDREN NEEDED YOU SO MUCH STILL !!! I know your in a better place now where there is no pain, no suffering and with all our passed loved ones. Know we miss you dearly and you WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN EVER!!! RIP MY FRIEND ~TAMMY~
Posted by Kat Kierstead on April 13, 2019
Well daddy youve been gone two months and a bunch of stuff has happened. I knoe your looking down at me and probably very mad... Watch my back daddy and keep me safe. I love uou very much. Miss you more than words can describe!! I just still cant believe this shit. Daddys girl is very heartbroken ill see again one day daddy. 
Rest in paradise my sweet guardian angel.
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on April 12, 2019
Daddy it’s so hard to believe you’ve been gone for 2 months to me it feels like it’s been forever. I thought they said it would get easier Why did you have to go daddy! My hero the only man I could talk to.. I miss you so much daddy! No a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I love you so much! I wish you were still here #gonebutnotforgotten #2months
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on April 8, 2019
Daddy it’s me Shelly bell just stopping in to say I love you very much and miss you more than ever! I would do anything to have you back right now! I love you daddy keep on flying high my sweet guardian angel.
Posted by Kat Kierstead on March 29, 2019
Its so hard to believe your actually gone.. I'm writing on here to say its been a month and a half since you were called home! I miss you more than anyone will ever know!!!! I constantly cry over you.. I just cant help it I miss you.. Everyday that passes I miss you more and more.. I feel like my life is so incomplete. My best friend, my HERO, MY NUMBER ONE MAN, My favorite person was taken from me. I know I'll see you again but knowing the fact that you won't be here to walk me down the aisle when I get married. You wont be here physically to see me have kids. I have to continue to grow up and now without my daddy. I really can't take this. Me and you had a special connection. I could feel when you flatlined. I told sherrill right then dads gone THE SAME DAY NOT EVEN FIVE MINUTES AFTER IT HAPPEND. But the hospital brought you back to see if you would improve. I'll never forget the night i got the call that you passed February 12th 2019. Thats exactly 7 days before my birthday. How will I live with this every year?? I never wanted to have to say goodbye to you daddy!! I'm not gonna get to physically call you and hear your voice on father's day or your birthday! I won't ever get to call you up on april fools and get ya no more.. I was so close to you! You were always my favorite person growing up... Matter fact even though your in heaven you will always and forever be my #1 favorite person. I love you so much dafdy! ❤❤❤ I miss you so much!! I miss our conversations we had on the daily. I miss you calling me bitching about Tia... Daddy was a good man.. Me and him have so many great memories. Just the thought of you being gone makes me wanna be with you daddy.. But i know your always with me in my ❤!! You are now my #1 guardian angel!!  Watch over me daddy and keep me safe!! I love you and miss uou so damn much.. Until i see you again... Im gonna be the happiest daddys girl ever I know that for a fact!

I can't wait to see you again daddy! 
You've been on my mind 24/7 but its too hard for me to write about it.
It just kills me when i think about you and cant even talk to you. It really kills me knowing I will never get to talk to you again. My world without you isn't complete. It will never be the same without here. I love you so so so much and miss you more than anyone will know. ❤ my life kinda feels not at all complete cause you arent here with us.. Well as i said for 23 years I WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR BABYGIRL EVEN IF YOU ARENT HERE. IM ALWAYS GONNA BE A DADDYS GIRL. THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE!! NO MATTER WHAT AGE.. ❤ I LOVE YOU ALWAYS.
REST IN PARADISE DADDY!!! 
07-15-1973 - 02-12-2019
ALWAYS AND FOREVER WITH US!!
GONE BUT NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS FORGOTTEN!! 
         From your daddys girl i love you
Posted by Sherrill Kierstead on March 18, 2019
I am here to tell you daddy that i love you and miss you so much. It has been a month since you gain your wings. There is so much i wish i could tell you but cant. Ive been crying a lot lately bc i miss you so much. Its still so hard to believe that you are gone. Gone but not forgotten.
Miss you so much daddy
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on March 14, 2019
Just stopped by to tell turk i miss your silly facebook pictures u would send meand ur text messages every Morning at 4:30 i know u with mom and dad they see the good man u become i love u alawys your sister shelly R.I.P. bro
Posted by Joshua Willard on March 12, 2019
It’s hard to believe ur gone u was a good man if I could bring u back I would I know ur in a better place and I will see u again one day just know that I love you Turk and jasmine does to but I know u will be watching over her for me I will make u proud and jasmine will to Rest In Peace Turk I love you man forever in my memories
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on March 12, 2019
Daddy is so hard to believe your gone feels like a bad dream but in all reality its real Its been one month since you gained your angel wings and i miss you more than ever Daddy. I miss your phone calls every week just to hear you say you love me and ask me how the your grand kids are doing! This still doesn't seem real! I love you so much daddy. My guardian angel!
Posted by Tammy Albritton - Meyer on March 8, 2019
Just had to stop by and let you know I miss you TURK even thou we divorced years ago we remained friends throughout the years. I've known you over half my life and you was there for me thru some of the most difficult times I had to go thru like when my brother passed away. Your kids and family misses you more than you will ever know.....We ALL DO!!! RIP MY DEAR FRIEND SAY HI TO MY BROTHER AND MA & POPS FOREVER MY FRIEND ~TAM~
Posted by Barbara Hunt on March 4, 2019
Love you brother
Posted by Sherrill Kierstead on March 4, 2019
I miss you daddy so much. I wish you were here with everyone but your flying high been thinking how to write this you have been on my mind a lot lately. Alot has haapen since all this. I love you daddy we got some memories. Wish you could of got to meet your granddaughter mackenize. Love you daddy.
#Fly high.
#gone but not forgotten
Posted by Michelle Kierstead on March 4, 2019
Miss hearing your voice almost every week..Its just so unreal Daddy i love and miss you very much, you have been heavy on my heart this week!
Posted by Kat Kierstead on March 2, 2019
Thinking hard about you tonight. I miss you so much daddy I still cant believe this happened. I never stop thinking about this man. I cant stand that i dont get to talk to him. He was such a great father. He called me everyday and asked me how i was. He cried over me alot. He wanted me do way better. And ive come along way. Im just putting this his here because i love this man and cant believe its true . we love you daddy. Always and forever
Gone but NEVER forgotten!!
Posted by Christina Mullen on February 19, 2019
Turk we will always miss you and always love you .. r.i.p
Posted by Jordyn Ransom on February 17, 2019
He was a great man taken from us to soon and I know I’m not family to him but he was so fun to be around had everyone laughing I knew him for 3 years and he was a very sweet caring father and grandfather and he will missed but never forgotten Love you Turk
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Posted by Kat Kierstead on July 25, 2020
I miss you so much!! Been thinking about you heavy the past few days. Just miss being able to see your smile everyday on videochat, or just calling me to talk. I kiss everything your calls came with :'( ... I wish I only wish I could talk to you. I just wish I had you here to keep me motivated. And strong. Just every reason I need you for and your not here. But I know your in a better place and aren't in pain anymore. I love you Dad and miss you so much. I would give anything to hear you say I love you one more time!
Posted by Barbara Hunt on July 15, 2020
Happy Birthday  bro I know you here me when I talk to you, the way things are now here you in a better place ,stress free , see you again some day love you
Posted by Kat Kierstead on May 24, 2020
You know I always find myself thinking about you! You were a good man!! My favorite person! You were my superhero MY BESTFRIEND! Im really broken cause I didn’t get to say my final goodbye and get my final butterfly kisses I NEVER THOUGHT ID LOSE YOU WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO TURN 23!! We did not have enough time together but I have a lot of good memories with you! I remember doing hokey pokey with you I remember almost everything! I remember everytime you had a seizure and scared me half to death. Your biggest fear was dying from a seizure or heart attack. I’ll never know forsure what really happened to you! But I know in my heart that something else happened for reasons beings you called me everyday with some messed up stuff about your wife. I think it’s awful and she thinks she was the best? My life without you has become dull. I never wanted to go thru this.. I KNOW YOU ARENT SUFFERING ANYMORE AND IM BEING SELFISH BUT I JUST WANT TO TALK TO YOU ONE LAST TIME!!! I feel you with me everyday but that just isn’t the same. I have a teddy bear that has a voice clip in it from you! “Call me when you can love you bye.” There’s no man ON THIS PLANET THAT WILL TAKE YOUR PLACE. But I do believe I found a man that truly loves me. He’s just like you daddy! It makes me miss you more. today’s just one of them days where I sit back and think about you and just crying. I now know the pain you have felt all these years and now I have to feel it. All I really have left is momma! I’m going crazy mentally. This just isn’t fair why did you have to go so fast? I needed more time with you.. I wish heaven had a phone so I could talk to you grandma grandpa Thomas and Mary! everyone misses you. I know your with me I can be riding down the road with you on my mind and boom a song you loved comes on every time never fails. I’m going to make you proud. Just sit back and watch from heaven with grandma and pop! This just doesn’t get easier and I would give anything just to talk to you again. Life is not the same!!
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JAMES LIFE STORY

James was born in Montclair Newjersey to Katherine Rose Chippiga and James Douglas Kierstead. James moved to Orlando Florida in 1995. James worked before becoming disabled as a soild waste collector. James was a Father and Grandfather.  James also known to many known by (TURK) a name given to him by his mother, was loved by many. He touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with. James loved to play video games, loved music, wrestling but most of all his family. 

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Shared by Sherrill Kierstead on October 29, 2019
Hey daddy its been 8 months since you passed away sorry didnt post about you before but some things happen and had to get it fix but your daughter is doing so much better i miss u so much daddy more than ever so hard not to be able to talk to you but i know your in heaven with grandpa. Just wish you were here think about you all the time. I hope heaven is so beautiful your are my angel seen a red butterfly today and it laided on me i know it was you bc you wouldnt leave my sode today i love you so much daddy R.I.P. DADDY GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN
Shared by Michelle Kierstead on May 12, 2019

Today has been 3 months daddy I love and miss you every day rip daddy

Daddy

Shared by Michelle Kierstead on March 14, 2019

Daddy my sweet Guardian Angel as of 2 days ago it has been a month since you gained your wings. I love and miss you so much daddy! Still can't believe it. Here lately you have been heavy on my heart. I just wanted to hear his voice so i end up finding a video with his voice and i lost it. Keep on flying high My Guardian Angel! Gone but not forgotten