Tabitha "Tabby" Nelson
  • 16 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 13, 1994
  • Date of passing: Dec 12, 2010
Let the memory of Tabitha "Tabby" be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Tabitha "Tabby" Nelson, 16, born on August 13, 1994 and passed away on December 12, 2010. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Forrest Aldridge on 13th December 2017

"Tabby it's now been 7 years since you were abruptly taken from us and it still seems like yesterday. You would have accomplished so much by now and would have impacted so many lives. I hope you can see how much you are still loved and missed. Sometimes when I'm having a tough time I think of you smiling down on me and that helps me get through a bit easier. So keep looking down over us beautiful girl and I promise I will come visit you again very soon."

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 12th December 2017

"It is a bright but chilly day today, Tabby, one made for outdoor fun.  The sunshine makes us smile when we think of you on your birthday, and the chill makes us long for the warmth you brought into the lives of everyone who knew you.  Best of Christmas wishes for you, Tabs; you are well and truly loved, deeply missed and will be long remembered!"

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 15th August 2017

"Another birthday has come and gone, Tabby; you would have been 23 last Sunday.  We had planned on bringing flowers and a jar of pickles to your resting place on Sunday but circumstances dictated otherwise.  But we will get you your pickles soon! The passing years have not lessened the heartache and sorrow caused by your absence, Tabs, and we all still miss you in our lives!  Remember, you are well and truly loved,
The Ball Family"

This tribute was added by Forrest Aldridge on 12th December 2016

"Well another year has passed but the pain of losing you has only gotten worse. I hope you realize how much you are loved and missed by so many. A day doesn't go by that you aren't thought of. We love and miss you more than words can describe. Keep watching over us beautiful girl, and we will all meet you again someday."

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 12th December 2016

"Tabby it has been six short years since you left us so suddenly.  We miss you terribly and want you and your family to know you are missed but still remembered, and will always be well and truly loved.
--The Ball Family"

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 13th August 2016

"Happy Birthday, Tabby!  Just wanted you to know you are still loved and missed very much.  We will try to visit today and bring you flowers and a jar of pickles.
--The Ball Family"

This tribute was added by Forrest Aldridge on 13th December 2015

"Hard to believe its been 5 years now Tabby. This is always a difficult time of year for everybody. Seems like you being gone hurts worse the more time that goes by. I picture your beautiful smiling face and it brings a smile to my face. You would be 21 now and be embarking on your journey of adulthood. You had so much going for you and such a bright future ahead. I can only imagine what would've been. But I know you're in a great place and I always sense you smiling down upon us. You may be gone from us, but you'll never be forgotten and always hold a special place in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 12th December 2015

"Tabby, it's that day again... happens every year... what I want for Christmas this year is to wake up and find out I have been having a very bad nightmare, and then hear you at the front door wanting to show Emily what you got from Santa.  I really want that, Tabs."

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 1st October 2015

"Tabby, I missed your birthday as I was out of state dealing with a Celebration of Life for my Dad, who had passed away.  His friends and family gathered to share stories of how his life had made their lives special.  I thought of you there and thought how wonderful it would have been to have gathered your friends and family together after your own passing and talked about the great impacts and positive influences and overall good times that your life had on so many others.

I've wondered over the past few years if you could have felt alone and unwanted or unloved and I cannot bring myself to believe such a misunderstanding would have even been possible.  Sometimes people don't share their feelings toward others with those others in an open and timely fashion and such a lack of sharing is sometimes interpreted as a lack of caring.  It distresses and saddens me to think you may have misunderstand the importance you had in the lives of so many others.

That being said, I wanted to reassure you and those you left behind that you were indeed well and truely loved and will always have a hallowed place in our memories, illuminated by an eternal candle to help you always find your way to a safe haven in the hearts of people who love you, now, then and forever.  Rest in Peace, Tabby."

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 12th December 2014

"Tabby, it still seems like it was only yesterday that you and Emily and Helena were romping through our house playing your games.  Four years have passed in the blink of an eye but the pain in our hearts lingers on.  You are truly missed and still well loved, Tabby.
   The Ball Family"

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 13th August 2014

"Happy Birthday, Tabby!  The sadness of your absense casts a cloud over what would have been a joyous celebration of your birth, but we who remain behind can gain some solace by thinking about what might have been had you stayed with us in this life.  Happy 20th, Tabby, and know that you live on in the hearts and minds of the many who loved you!
-- The Ball Family."

This tribute was added by Tory Mills on 10th March 2014

"To think, it's been over two years... Yet I still find myself constantly thinking about you, and how friendly you were, how amazingly kind and how much your smile meant to me. Do you remember how we met? Crystal and Melody introduced us that one day, after school... Even to this day, I find myself crying over how much I miss you. But at the same time, I can't help but smile, because I think you'd rather I smile instead of cry. I bet you want all of us to be happy still, to celebrate the good times instead of shed tears and mourn for the loss of a fantastic friend... Tabby, you were special to me, very special. I looked up to you, I considered you as one of my best friends. I will always remember you Tabby, and I'll always hold you close in my heart. Your smile, your joy, I will treasure it as a precious memory. I hope that one day, we can meet up again and laugh together. You, Crystal, Melody, and I... It'd be fantastic if we were able to get together and tell stories, have fun, and just be like good friends should be. I don't have a song, or a poem, or a fantastic tribute... but I do have my memories, and I will always keep them close. I will celebrate you Tabby, because I love you and you meant so much to me."

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 23rd December 2013

"Tabby, it's just after midnight and I find myself thinking about things past.  Emily started her first job Friday and Helena has been working for a while now.  Both are enrolled at TCC.  I think of you and know that you are missing from what should be milestones of girlfriends growing up together - college and jobs.  I know that you would have excelled at both.  I still remember your 3rd grade class (Mrs Mayfield's) and how proud I was to be able to award pure silver American Eagle coins as prizes to the Three Amigos - you, Helena and Emily - who had all achieved 5's on their FCATs.  Now, as Christmas approaches, I recall with sadness your premature departure from the lives of so many and wish there was some way to call for a "do over" and intervene in your decision.  That will be my Christmas wish for this third Christmas and every Christmas hereafter.  Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Tabby, and know that you are loved and missed by those you left behind."

This tribute was added by Forrest Aldridge on 12th December 2013

"It seems like yesterday that you were here. Words cannot begin to describe how much you are missed. Sometimes when I am facing difficulties in life, I am comforted by knowing that you are looking down on us from above. Cheyenne and Noah have missed you alot also. Noah wears your camouflage jacket to school and he tells people that it's his Aunt Tabby's jacket."

This tribute was added by Jamie Norup on 16th March 2013

"Miss you tabbs.. Still think about you everyday. I hope you heaven is treating you right. Love you babygirl.. Rest In Peace<3!"

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 3rd March 2013

"Tabby, today was a beautiful sunny day, so Emily and I went to visit your gravesite.  We left Sponge Bob with you, holding a bouquet of flowers.  Sponge Bob was a souvenir we brought back for you from Disney.  He's weighted with sand from the beach so you get two favorite things - Sponge Bob and the beach!  We think of you often and miss you terribly.  You are loved.  --The Ball Family"

This tribute was added by Michelle Aldridge on 27th January 2013

"You are missed!"

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 1st January 2013

"Happy New Year, Tabby!  You are very much missed and will always be loved by the Ball family."

This tribute was added by Emily Ball on 13th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Tabby. I wish you were here to celebrate with me and Helena- all three amigos being 18! We came to visit today. We promise that we'll come back soon!"

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 13th August 2012

"Happy birthday, Tabby!  You remain well remembered in our hearts.
-- The Ball Family"

This tribute was added by Emily Ball on 12th December 2011

"It's been a year already. I can't believe that. It doesn't seem like it's been that long. I wish I could find something to say but I've always been bad at putting my thoughts and feelings into words.
But I hope you know that I AM thinking of you and missing you- every day- and that I'll always love you! ♥ ~Emily"

This tribute was added by Jamie Norup on 12th December 2011

"We miss you so much tabby & always will. Your everyone's guardian angel. It has been so different since you have left all of us. I'm sure no one will ever be the same. Love you & miss you Tabbs<3!"

This tribute was added by Lacey Rathel on 12th December 2011

"so its been exactly a year today since you have pasted although it doesnt feel that long i do know this has been the hardest year of my life and it just keeps getting harder not to be able to see you smile"

This tribute was added by Forrest Aldridge on 10th December 2011

"It has been a year now since you have been gone and life without you seems even harder now than it was before. I have found myself thinking about you more and more lately. I know that you're looking down on us and I hope you can see how much we all love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Alexandra Stewart on 5th December 2011

I've been thinking about you a lot lately. Its hard to beleive its almost been a year. You and I have had our moments since I've known you and they keep running through my head like a slide show. You are an amazing girl and I miss you terribly. I love you and I can't wait till the day we see each other again.~ Alex~"

This tribute was added by Jordan Mckaye on 23rd September 2011

"Tabby, I still cannot believe you are gone. You were so sweet and the light in any room. I miss you everyday and can't help but feel apart of me is missing since you have left us. You reminded me of myself in so many ways and I don't feel whole without you. I love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Jamie Norup on 2nd September 2011

"We all miss u babygirl. U were the girl that would just give me a goofy smile while i was upset & it would change my whole entire day. I think about u & our old daily talks & am so greatful that u were there. I love & miss u Tabbs always & never forget about how special u are<3."

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 14th August 2011

"Tabby, we spent your birthday on a quiet mountaintop in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Wish you could have been with us in person as well as spirit.  We love you and miss you.  The Ball Family"

This tribute was added by Buddy & Sherry Nelson on 22nd July 2011

"tabby you were our loving daughter we miss you so much our lives will never be the same without you i could not have ask for a better daughter you were amaseing you touch so manny livesin a short time i will light a candle every birthday till i die we will never forgetyou<3love u"

This tribute was added by Lisa Anna on 10th June 2011

Thinking Summer is finally here and you wont be coming by anytime soon to go swimming, makes me realize that I still havent gotten you off my mind. I miss you. Always will. Love youuu. -LisaAnna<3"

This tribute was added by joe hight on 12th April 2011

"Tabby gave us all something before she left she should us real love nothin fake about that she reached out to her freinds but no one reached back sorry tabby i didnt come to ur rescue but ur my reason for my new goals to help ppl and tabby sorry and"

This tribute was added by hollilynn noe on 7th April 2011

"TabbyGril i miss you a lot and you where always there to make me smile when i had a bad day and you where always so sweet to every one even though they might have not been nice back and your friendship was like a miracle that i was not watching for."

This tribute was added by Amber Wortwick on 7th April 2011

"Tabby you were such a wonderful person and friend. I love you and miss you so so much. You blessed my life with your heart of gold. You will always be in my heart and I will never forget you. I love you ~Amber~"

This tribute was added by Kayla Weismantel on 7th April 2011

"I love you. Always will. Thank you for blessing us with your life. You are truly the most amazing person I've ever known.
                          -Kayla <3"

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 27th February 2011

"Tabby, yesterday was a beautiful Saturday, one that you would have loved to spend outside.  Emily, Karen and I drove down to visit you and were very pleased to see the numerous tributes left graveside in your memory.  The Valentine's Day gifts and flowers, animal figurines and even candy all brought back memories of things you liked.  You are well and truely missed."

This tribute was added by Raelyn Butler on 31st December 2010

"Tabby, you were such a wonderful person. You have changed our lives forever. We love you and we miss you so much. I think about you every single day. Its now 2011 and my resolution is to reach out to people more. I look up all the time knowing you're watching down on me and the rest of us. I love you."

This tribute was added by danile carraway on 22nd December 2010

"the greatest thing the you can leave behind is the people that you touch. tabby has touched so manny people, and now the only thing that we can for her is rememmber her just as she was and chearish the time that we spent with her. keep her in your heart and she will always be with you. in loving memmory to tabby."

This tribute was added by Cori Chaganis on 20th December 2010

"This is soo hard for me, Alyssa Register, and my friend Victoria Clark. You don't know Victoria you would have liked her she's much like you were Tabby."

This tribute was added by Cori Chaganis on 20th December 2010

This is the hrdest thing for us and I hope you have more perfect life than you already had.
Love and memories always,

This tribute was added by Sonja Evans on 20th December 2010

"Tabby you were my best friend I loved you more then I ever thought I could. You were my little hippie. I want you to know in about a year and a half im gonna be marrying lee (yea I know you figured as much) but I never got to tell you you were gonna be a brides maid and I want you to know im still gonna have that spot for you. I love you tabby always will"

This tribute was added by Robert and Trenda McPherson on 19th December 2010

"We wanted to share our son Robby's favorite verse...which says it all: The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still. <3 Praying for peace for you and for your family"

This tribute was added by Paul Ball on 17th December 2010

"Tabby, Tabby, Tabby - - -
Your passing left a hole in the universe and forever wounded our hearts. May the strength of your love, warmth of your being and zest for life guide you in your journey and mark the path for those that follow.
-- Paul, Karen and Emily Ball"

This tribute was added by Sharon Carraway on 17th December 2010

"Tabitha you will always be in my heart. Please forgive me for not being there for you in your greatest need. You were so special and there can be no other. I love you and always will.

Your Aunt Sharon"

This tribute was added by Forrest Aldridge on 17th December 2010

"Tabby you will be forever loved and missed. You will always be in mine and Robert's hearts. We may have lost a  sister but heaven has gained an angel. And even though you're no longer with us in body, we can feel the miracle of your spirit. We love you Tabby."

This tribute was added by Michelle Aldridge on 17th December 2010

"God could see she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be
SO He put his arms around him
And softly whispered "Come with Me"
With tear filled eyes we watched him
Slowley wither and fade away
No matter what we did for him
We could not make him stay
A golden Heart stopped beating
Hard working hands put to rest
He broke our hearts to prove to us
He Only Takes The Best."

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