Joey Marshall Whiteman
September 8 1980 - September 3 2002
Three Hours Old
TODAY WE WILL CELEBRATE YOUR 30TH BIRTHDAY JOEY
YOUR FIRST PICTURE TAKEN ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1980
AND YOUR LAST PICTURE ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2002
|September 3, 2003 --
A year ago, you went away
How quickly time has gone,
We all still wait and pray for you,
Your life with God, reborn.
Although, we want you here with us,
you are at last at home,
waiting for us, one by one,
Our faithful wondrous son.
|When I think of love, I think of you,
My prescious son with eyes of blue.
You were my second baby boy,
You gave me love,
You gave me Joy.
You went away, without a word,
but know that I was there,
Still in my heart and in my mind,
Just always know I cared.
I'll never bring you back to stay,
but I'lll be there on some sweet day,
To hold you once again and say,
I love you Joey, in every way.
You are my inspiration,
Today and Every Day,
The more I think about you,
It's easier to pray.
I pray for all your happiness,
and peaceful being there,
Not far away,you'll always be,
with us everywhere.
You went too soon,
I feel the loss,
But knowing you are safe,
Is more that can be prayed for,
Your tenderness, your grace.
|September 8, 2003 --
Happy Birthday Joey...
Today's your birthday, my sweetheart,
you'd be twenty-three,
You'd party on, go down the shore,
and live it up like me.
You always knew the best in life,
I'm glad you were fulfilled,
Your happiness, your funny smile,
Will be remembered still.
We'll miss that day, by mourning,
Instead that night, we'll pray,
that not to far from now,
we'll be together on that day.
We love you pickles,
Mom, Dad, and Jon-Michael
It's your second anniversary,
We honor you with pride,
For you went to your new home,
With God right by your side.
Look down here upon us,
and help us everyday,
cherish your sweet memories,
and help us while we pray.
It does not matter how long you're gone,
Your memories still will last,
all we have to do is think, about the good times
that have passed.
It's been two long years, since you've been gone,
but still your memories linger on,
Right here forever you will be,
In our hearts we hold the key.
The love we'll always feel for you,
Your handsome face, your eyes so blue.
Happy 24th birthday, sweet Joey,
Until we meet again someday,
We'll love you more, than words can say.
Terrie, Joey's Mom Forever
Third Anniversary and 25th Birthday
Three long years have gone by,
It's hard to believe,
That you were here beside me,
and then you had to leave.
Forever 21, that's what you'll always be,
Our memories of you,
So precious, can't you see?
That's all we have are memories now,
but that will just be fine,
Because Joey, you'll always be,
that precious child of mine.
ON SEPTEMBER 3,2006, WAS JOEY'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY AND 26th BIRTHDAY ON SEPTEMBER 8 JOEY TOOK HIS FRIENDS WHO ALL HAD BIRTHDAYS IN SEPTEMBER TO PEACE VALLEY PARK ON LAKE GALENA IN PA. THERE HE LAUNCHED BALLOONS AND THEY ALL WENT TO HEAVEN TOGETHER THEY EVEN TOOK PEPPER SKYLEE AND PUSS WENT FOR THE TRIP WHAT A PEACEFUL DAY AND BEAUTIFUL LAKE IT WAS ON A WONDERFUL DAY JOEY WHITEMAN, ROBERT HERRERA, DANIEL FOSTER, RYAN HOOK, JARED BAKER, MICHAEL STILTS, ROBERT ROGERS, ANTOINETTE DEVORE TURNER, JOSEPH GEIB, NELSON MINTER, DEREK CALABRO, RAYMOND KOTERBA ROBERT SEEBOLD, AMY ALSOFROM, CHRISTOPHER, BRETT BOSTICK, JESSICA DODGE
ON YOUR FOURTH ANNIVERSARY 9/3/06 WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME? WHY DID YOU GO? THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING, I JUST WANT TO KNOW. A FUTURE BEFORE YOU, A LIFETIME OF LOVE, WAS JUST TAKEN FROM ME, FROM GOD UP ABOVE. I WISH I HAD ANOTHER DAY, THAT I COULD SPEND WITH YOU, THERE'S SO MUCH I WOULD TELL YOU, THERE'S SO MUCH WE COULD DO. I TREASURE ALL THE MOTHERS DAYS, I GOT TO SPEND WITH YOU, FOR NOW I KNOW WHAT MYSTERY IS, FOR NOW I KNOW IT'S TRUE. NO MORE CHRISTMAS DINNERS, NO MORE MOTHERS DAYS, NO MORE BIRTHDAY PARTIES, SINCE YOU HAVE GONE AWAY. SOMEDAY WE'LL BE TOGETHER, WE'LL DO IT ALL AGAIN, WE'LL HAVE WHAT WE HAVE HAD BEFORE, LET GOD DECIDE ON WHEN. LOVE YOU JOEY, MOM
SOMEDAY 9/3/06 SOMEDAY I'LL KNOW THE ANSWER, IT WON'T BE RIGHT AWAY, I'LL FIND OUT WHY YOU LEFT ME, WHEN I LEAVE THE WORLD SOMEDAY. IT'S ALMOST YOUR SWEET HEAVEN DAY, FOUR YEARS THAT YOU'VE BEEN GONE, YOU LEFT ME WITH A SMILE, INSTEAD OF JUST A SWEET, SO LONG. I KNOW THAT YOU'RE IN HEAVEN, I FEEL IT IN MY HEART, BUT I KNOW, YOU'RE CLOSE BEHIND ME, ALTHOUGH WE'RE FAR APART. I LOVE YOU MOM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND SIXTH ANNIVERSARY IN HEAVEN 2008
WE GATHER ROUND YOUR CANDLE
WE SAY A PRAYER TO GOD
FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOUR ANGEL DAY
IT HURTS SO MUCH INSIDE
I DON'T KNOW WHY IT'S DIFFERENT
AS YEARS ARE GOING BY
YOU'D THINK IT WOULD BE EASIER
KNOWING GOD IS BY YOUR SIDE
MY SWEET SWEET SON I MISS YOU
FOR MEMORIES ARE ALLTHAT'S LEFT
I SEE YOUR FACE, I HEAR YOUR VOICE
AND NOW I'VE LOST THE BEST
SIX YEARS IS SUCH A LONG TIME
I WON'T FORGET THAT DAY
WHEN GOD CALLED YOU AND HELD YOUR HAND
AND TOOK YOU ON YOUR WAY
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL
Birthdays come but once a year
With them now come many tears
Not tears of joy or happiness
But tears because you are so missed
The years move on without you now
With each year I still do vow
To celebrate your special day
That is what I will do today
I will light the candles on your cake
Although inside my heart will ache
Remember birthdays from the past
How the years went by so fast
I will blow the candles out for you
Dream of what I wish were true
To share this birthday with my child
To remember all your birthday smiles
My Bro and Me
Happy Birthday Joey
This year you're 28
Time went by so quickly
How could this be your fate?
You left us, just six years ago
It feels like yesterday
My precious son in heaven
Why did God take you away??????????????????????
I Love you with every Breathe I take.
Love, Mom 9/8/80 - 9/3/02
Calendar for 2009
CANDLE IS LIT FOR JOEY!!! right next to Luke's urn.
Thinking of you and remembering your angel Joey's anniversary. Wishing
were different. For a special message go to the address below:
Christine, Luke's Mom...MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
(Luke Skywalker and Luke, sky... walker)
Lucas Christopher Ross "Luke", October 31, 1979 - April 3, 2001, Age 21
Son of Robin and Christine Ross, Brother and Best Friend of Emily Ross
Happy 29th Birthday Joey
My Dearest Joey,
This is the end of an era, you are 29, wow, and will be going into the thirties next year.. I can remember when you thought 30 was soooooooooooo old.
You will always be 21 to me, no matter what the calendar says. This is also your 7th anniversary in heaven.
I brought some of your angel friends with me, that either had a birthday or went to heaven in September.
I hope you like the cake I baked for you. I know you like chocolate chip cookies best, but the cake's so pretty, I made both. Please tell Pepper we miss her too, she came to heaven a year after you did. Skylee and Puss send their love as well.
Please come and visit us after your party is over.I love you so much and as the years go by, I love and miss you more and more.
Happy Birthday My Sweet Son
Love and Kisses, Mom 2009
Angel in September
Thank you Donna James
Today we will celebrate Joey's 29th Birthday and seventh Anniversary in Heaven.
These are some of Joey's gift Kimi's.I wish you peace and love while you are there my
sweet loving son. Here are some beautiful butterflies and roses that you loved so much.
I Love you, my sweet son, may you rest in peace, until the day I see you again.
You are still as funny as you were on earth.
I Love You more than words can say
Love Forever and Always,
A BIRTHDAY UP IN HEAVEN ....by Christine Ross in memory of Lucas Christopher Ross 1979 - 2001 A birthday up in heaven.... Imagine all the joy it brings To blow out all your candles And not wish for anything. To hear the angels sing to you A happy birthday song. To know that everything is right And nothing ever will be wrong. To eat as much cake as you want And not count the calories. To open up your present... A big box of memories. To reach out from above the clouds Retrieving a balloon. To see it came from those you love Knowing they will join you soon. To realize on your birthday You won't be counting years. To smile and laugh and giggle Never shedding any tears. To travel down to earth again As they celebrate your day. To help them all to understand You really didn't go away. To finally have the one you've missed Come running when you call. A birthday up in heaven ....Is waiting for us all. © 2006 - Christine Ross
Birthday Wishes Birthday wishes, bittersweet, used to be the best. Could not wait for it to come, Birthday candles one by one. You left this earth at 21, and 21 you'll be,For all the birthdays you will have, in eternity. I'll light your birthday candle, I'll pray for you my son, Because you'll always be, Forever 21. Happy Birthday Baby, Love Mom September 8, 2006
Joey's Eighth Angelversary in Heaven
Would anyone believe that eight years has gone by
Why does it feel like yesterday Please tell me it's a lie
It wasn't supposed to be like this
You were only 21
With all your life before you and having so much fun
But it isn't a lie my sweetheart, it's true that you are gone
You're with God and the angels, in peace we will now mourn.
I Love You Joey and will miss you forever and a day.
Mom, Dad, Jon-Michael, Skylee and Eli 9/3/10