This memorial website was created in  memory of my loved one, James Willsey. Born on  May 14, 1955 and passed away on September 29, 2011 at the age of 56 years old. He passed of natural causes, suddenly without pain. 

I will remember him forever in my thoughts, and in my stories.
I will forever honor and love him with undying love.
Jim was my loving partner and soulmate brought together by Kismet.
I honor him in this memorial please feel free to leave a note, a memory, a remembrence... Anna

Posted by Anna Card on August 10, 2020
As the weeks and days get closer to Sept 29th my heart grows heavy. As Deb said l believe you and Glenn Haab were talking and sent Deb a pink Hibiscus. Pretty extraordinary but that is what love can do.
Posted by Anna Card on August 9, 2019
I miss you so much. August of 2011 we were celebrating Julianna's birthday at Kampai. And then.... September came.... And then you were gone....
Posted by Anna Card on May 10, 2019
It's May your birthday month, Kentucky Derby month, Preakness month. I miss you so much month. The runway lights are on And waiting for you my love.
Posted by Anna Card on April 6, 2019
March Madness.... so bittersweet. I've watched with a heavy heart and yet with a smile of remembered memories. It took me years to be able to watch the games and now l find the watching of these games without you to be too painful. A broken heart never completely heals
Posted by Anna Card on September 29, 2018
I miss you every single day.
Remembering every detail of that awful night 7 years ago. I will never forget. I will never stop longing for you. I love and miss you.
Posted by Anna Card on May 26, 2018
Another birthday has come and gone.
September brings 7 years gone.
Every day brings missing you.
Posted by Anna Card on December 31, 2017
Oh Jim how l miss being loved by you.
My heart aches tonight.
Posted by Chris Eston on September 30, 2017
I want to say how powerful this site is. As Jim's anniversary comes and goes. I think how much I would love to see and speak to one of my best friends. I miss Jim, his humor, his attitudes, his mind. As
I think of him, I remember how much I admired him as an individual, all that knew him respected him. He was his own man. Love you Brother. Chris Easton
Posted by Anna Card on September 28, 2017
Always in my heart and often on my mind.
It's been a difficult week leading up to this anniversary.
I am compelled to re-live every detail of that night and if l think l missed a detail l start again. Over and over it plays out in my mind.
I do this to honor you and remember you on the second most important day of our lives. The day we die.
Posted by Anna Card on February 14, 2017
Happy Valentines in Heaven my love.

Whispers from Heaven

They say that life is fleeting
... I know that this is true
I left this world so quickly
With no goodbye to you.

I know how much you miss me
Your tears fall ever light
The pillow where you lay your head
Is wet with them at night.

I know your heart is hurting
The words we left, unsaid
I love you’s, left unspoken
Are spinning in your head.

The strength that I have carried
That served to make you whole
Remains to make you stronger
Within your grieving soul.

For you see, while you were weeping
On the day I passed away
At the gravesite near the flowers
Where my loved ones knelt to pray.

An angel came to see me
She took me by the hand
She led me to a kingdom
In a very distant land.

As I look down from heaven
And see you standing there
Your heart so ever burdened
With more grief than it can bear.

I long to bring you comfort
I long to give you peace
I long to hold you closely
Cause all your tears to cease.

The joy I’ve found in heaven
Goes far beyond compare
The love that’s so elusive
Can be found here everywhere.

The light is softly shining
There’s no storm clouds here or rain
There’s no teardrops found in heaven
There’s no suffering, there’s no pain.

You needn’t be so troubled
Stay close to God and pray
That someday we’ll be together
One bright and glorious day.

So my love, you shouldn’t question
My dear you need not cry
I’ve gone to be with Jesus
I really didn’t die.

Author/Written By:
Marilyn Ferguson
Posted by Anna Card on August 31, 2016
The feel of his arms around me.
The sound of his voice.
Hearing him pull into the driveway.
Seeing him walk through the door.
His unconditional love, strong and true.

I know he held me tight but l can't feel it now.
I no longer can hear his voice in my mind.
No sounds of him coming up the drive.
No door opened by those hands that l loved so much.

I lose him over and over and over....
Posted by Marcie Harrington on September 29, 2015
Anna......This is so awesome. I have been thinking alot about you and Jim. What a great thinh to do. I love it!! Timbo says both does he miss willser alot. We love you Anna!!! God bless you
Posted by Anna Card on September 29, 2014
Missing and remembering my love. Forever loved, always missed.
Posted by Anna Card on June 29, 2014
Your spirit remains strong and is with me
I felt your love and your arms around me during your dream visit.
Your love fills my heart and soul. Your strength gives me strength.
Every day is a day closer to being reunited with you.
Posted by Cynthia Hibbard on May 14, 2014
Still think of you all the time, still sharing wonderful memories with Anna, we miss you so much, so thankful for our friendship, love you Jimmy. Happy birthday
Posted by Chris Eston on February 26, 2014
To all : Just looked at this again today and remembering Jim. Wow miss my good friend who was like a brother to me. With the Highest Regards

Chris Easton.
Posted by Lee Lovell on December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas Anna and to Jim where ever you are old friend.

Stay in touch if you can Ernie. da fone is 702 454 7885.
Posted by Anna Card on September 30, 2013
My Love.
My heart aches every day.
I long for you, your voice, your arms, your thoughts, your love.
Forever loving and missing you.
Posted by Cynthia Hibbard on May 14, 2013
still think of you all the time, and still missing your infectious laugh, and your wonderful humor, and your much cherished friendship. love you Jimmy. Happy Birthday!
Posted by Anna Card on May 14, 2013
My Love

James Willsey

May 14th 1955 - September 29th 2011

Tears instead of wishes,

Flowers instead of cards,

You left us precious memories

That will stay within our hearts.

Forever in my thoughts and in my heart.

I send you my love this day and every day.

Until we are together again.

All my love,

Posted by Robert Lalor on October 2, 2012
I did not know Jim very well, but I have known Ann for many years and I have seen how happy he made her, and how highly she thought of him. Since I have great admiration for her, I am sure he was as special as she is.
Posted by Steve Semcho on September 30, 2012
Too many years passed since I last saw or spoke to Jim. The slide show gave me a great insight on the balance of my good childhood friends life. Peace be with you all on this day.
Posted by Ernie Gorton on May 17, 2012
Jim what a great guy and a tough craps player. I hear his words
every time I enter the Casino which is quite often living in Nevada.
  Ernie, " Patience and above all "Control the Greed."
Posted by Ruthann Witte on May 15, 2012
A star is shining brighter---shine on my friend Anna with peace and comfort. Happy Birthday Jim
Posted by Bill Gorton on May 14, 2012
Jim was like a big brother to me. I'd get stranded in Binghamton for a few weeks in the summertime; periodically.  He was always quick with a smile, would let me hang out with him. Introduced me to my future career. What a Guy! Humorous, Sardonic. He will be missed.
Posted by KATHY BRIGGS on May 14, 2012
Jim was a wonderful man. He loved his family so much and made my friend Ann so happy with is love and kindness. I will always remember him as fun loving man.
Posted by KATHY BRIGGS on May 14, 2012
Posted by Anna Card on March 31, 2012
Howard asked that I share the following.
"What a difference a Good Man can make.
Our world won't be the same without him,
but the next world has gained one heck of a soul."
Posted by Ruth Rhodes on February 8, 2012
Jim was one of the best men I have ever known , He was a my big brother, we may not have grown up together but I am so blessed that I got to know him. I will always keep him in my heart
Posted by Cynthia Hibbard on February 7, 2012
Jimmi was one of my best guy-girlfriends, not only did he give me my best friend Anna Card, he gave me tons of laughter, someone I could talk to about anything, a place I could go to visit anytime, a friendship that I will cherish forever. I miss my friend so much.

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Posted by Anna Card on August 10, 2020
As the weeks and days get closer to Sept 29th my heart grows heavy. As Deb said l believe you and Glenn Haab were talking and sent Deb a pink Hibiscus. Pretty extraordinary but that is what love can do.
Posted by Anna Card on August 9, 2019
I miss you so much. August of 2011 we were celebrating Julianna's birthday at Kampai. And then.... September came.... And then you were gone....
Posted by Anna Card on May 10, 2019
It's May your birthday month, Kentucky Derby month, Preakness month. I miss you so much month. The runway lights are on And waiting for you my love.
Recent stories

The Pink hibiscus story part 2

Shared by Anna Card on August 28, 2020
My sister in law Deb Haab lost her husband Glenn Haab recently. A great man who l thought the world of and Jim knew this and respected my connection to my Card family. Deb saw my Facebook post of Jim and my Pink Hibiscus search. She sent me this text.
"Hi there.  I read your post last night about your quest for a pink hibiscus with Jim.  Imagine my surprise when I brought my coffee out on the deck this morning to discover that someone planted a pink hibiscus in a the stump of my tree that came Dow in a recent storm.  I mentioned to my new assistant (landscaper's mom) that I was going to put a plant in it.  How coincidental that they chose a pink hibiscus I think Jim and Glenn must have been talking ❤️"

There can be no doubt our lost loved ones speak to us ❤

One year of heartache, Sept. 29th 2012

Shared by Anna Card on November 10, 2012

James Willsey

My Love,
The world hasn't stopped for my broken heart,
a year of tears and heartache has come and gone.
With each passing day I miss you more than the last.
Forever loving you and holding you in my heart
until we are together again.


Mikey Parisi

Shared by Anna Card on June 22, 2012

Jim and Mikey have been friends since their teens.
Mikey fudged his birthdate and began driving over the road when he was 17 years old.
He continues to do so with a brief break while he lived in Vegas, a shared love of Jim's and Mikey's, Vegas. 

Back in the day Mikey took about all of the "gang" cross country. Nothing to do? hey grab a ride with Mikey to California seemed to be the motto of the time.
Jim often told the story of his and Clark's trip to California with Mikey and how I loved hearing it every time.
A few of my favorite highlights,
Arriving outside of Salt Lake City Jim and Clark were in awe of the view of the city as they crested a mountain. Mikey had seen it a million times and inspite of Jim and Clark's desire to get out of the truck and be in civilization Mikey needed to sleep.
Mikey settled in for much needed rest while Jim and Clark left the truck to explore their mountainous surroundings.
They climbed a steep mountain slope, the climb was arduous as the rock was shale like and slippery,they perservered up the rocky terrrain and after much effort arrived at the top and were rewarded with a wonderful view of the city from this vantage point. They rested and loooked around only to find nicely made steps going down the mountain that had they only looked around a bit they would have seen them and simply walked to the top of the mountain.
Along the way they grabbed handfuls of sage brush, having never seen or smelled this before they thought it was very cool and wanted to bring some along with them. Jim and Clark along with handfuls of Sage brush climbed back into the rig to await Mikey's awakening, well that occourred very quickly when Mikey was awoken by the "stink" (as Mikey called it) of the sage brush. Mikey, who was very grumpy having been awoken  in this manner sprang out of the bed grabbed the sage brush and threw it all out the window, all the while yelling at Jim and Clark for bringing it in the truck.

Somewhere along the trip Mikey was getting tired but did not want to pull over to sleep. They were on a section of highway that Mikey traveled often and knew it was a straight stretch for many miles, requiring no shifting just easy cruising, so he had the brilliant idea of letting Clark drive. Now those of you who knew Clark are thinking "was Mikey out of his mind" Jim definetly was thinking this and said so but Mikey and Clark would have no part of Jim's concerns.
Without stopping or missing a beat Clark climbed into the driver seat as Mikey climbed out all the while barrelling down the interstate. Soon Mikey was sound asleep and Clark was in his glory, Jim was beside himself! Lo and behold the best laid plans often have kinks in them and such was the case with this plan.
Major construction was being done on the interstate, oops.
Clark didn't know how to shift a Mack truck so on they went at full speed thru the construction site, thankfully it was idle so no workers and little traffic.
Clark had to keep the truck between concrete barriers with only inches to spare on either side of the rig. Jim and Clark saw no reason to wake Mikey because there was no way he and Clark were going to switch out under these harrowing circumstances.
After several miles of white knuckle driving they cleared the construction with nary a scrape on the rig. Aw yes one of Clark's more finer moments indeed.

Mikey and Jim had lost touch through the years as Mikey's home was in California where when on the rare occassion he wasn't on the road he lived with his wife and children. I knew about Mikey as Jim had a knack for telling me stories of his friends and their adventures. To this day I feel like I knew every single one of his friends before I met them and I cherish the stories and being able to share them. Even if I never met some of them I feel as though I know them.

When New York State introduced Quick Draw Jim, whom always not only liked but needed mathmatical challenges, began calculating the best way to bet, how many spots, how much to wager, how to "read" the board etc...
One night we got a call from Mikey, Jim and he had not been in touch for years. The two of them began talking about Quick Draw, Mikey had been fascinated with Keno for years and was anxious to get Jim's input, and so began the renewal of their friendship which remained strong until Jim's passing.

Mikey stopped over the road trucking for a time and lived in Las Vegas for several years. Jim would travel to Vegas several times and stay with Mikey. When I would travel to Vegas with Jim we would meet up with Mikey and spend time together. In the above picture Jim and I were picking Mikey up and bringing him to our room in Aria, Mikey had a brief break and spent it with us.

Mikey and Jim spent countless hours on the phone with Jim trying to convert Mikey to a craps player and Mikey trying to convert Jim to a Keno player. Mikey can indeed read patterns and has hit for thousands of dollars. As a matter of fact Mikey took a casino for substantial amount at the Keno machines, when he returned the next day those very machines were gone! I don't know but Jim and I liked to say "yep they took those machines away beause Mikey took 'em down on them! " :)

Mikey stays in contact with me and I am honored to recieve this text:
"On Holy Ground" Mikey always texted this to Jim (no matter the time, day or night)whenever Mikey entered Nevada. A love of Las Vegas shared by both of them.