There is so much to say about him. Byron touched so many lives and shared so much of his humor and caring that his passing brought forth so many tributes and memories from Eliters. Here are but a few of them.
Byron my brotha..........where do I start?
3 years bro............3 GREAT years of friendship
Although we never met,you my friend-I will hold in my heart forever.
I will miss the manly hugs that you so willingly handed out
I will miss the laughter that you created
I will miss you asking how mom is
I will miss our im's about real life and how ya'd throw a joke or two in to break up the sadness we discussed
I will miss you as a td-no one could work the lobby as you bro..................had us all in stitches
Most of all,I will miss my brotha from anotha motha-a hole that that is filled with memories of laughter and some tears..........lots more laughter.I've been a wreck bro-goin on 4 days now...........I've talked to many Eliters out there,you have touched and really got into a lot of souls bro.There is pain all around,we all knew that you were sick-me personaly,never even thought of the day Sunday turned to be.Never thought of you leaving us,never thought of you not kicking your illnesses arse.
I've rambled on enough,just know my brotha-you will always b in my heart n soul............I love you man
You keep um laughin in Heaven bro and save me a spot at your table. :-)
R.I.P. Brotha Byron
A Thanks to my Friend
© By Sarah R. Klein
Thank you for being there when I needed you...
and even when I didn't,
Thank you for being there through the good times...
and the bad,
Thank you for being there to encourage my dreams....
and my crazy ideas,
Thank you for catching me...
before I fell down,
Thank you for wiping away the tears...
when I was crying,
Thank you for cheering me up...
and making me laugh,
Thank you for all the great memories...
and the bad,
But most of all... thank you...
For being you!
Wanted to leave a post yesterday but couldn't.
Byron hun, I know u are standing right next to Linda, looking down upon all us giny players and getting a BIG laugh. You have touched so many lives with your generous, kind natured, warm heartedness! You had the most awesome sense of humor..I still can see u calling me a HUSSEY. (only person I would ever let call me that) You are missed so much! My tummy get's to growling just thinking bout all that good food u used to whip up.. Wish I could have been lucky enough to sit at ur table and share one of those yummy pies u alway's was baking! If I close my eyes I can just about smell it :P
((((((((((Lennie hun))))))))))..u are in my thoughts and prayers Hugssss! If you ever just need someone to talk to or beat up on in gin.. I'm here for U!
Until we cross paths again my dear sweet Byron!
I never met Byron but I wish I had from all the wonderful things that I've read about him. Lenny, from what i've read, you are A LOT like your dad so it feels like I HAVE met him. I'm so sorry and your family are in my prayers. He's in a much MUCH sweeter place my friend and you will meet him again. God Bless you and your family.
Everytime I logged onto Eliters I'd first go to clubs just to see what poem or quote byron had put for that day. This is something I have missed and will forever miss - so Byron my friend this one is for you..
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord
qalaxy77 - I don't know what to say, it is too sad to me.
I will miss you-my partner in team game and my great friend
My last mixed hug to you
txbgood53 - I didn't know Byron personally, but from what I've been reading and what Lennie has always been saying about him in the lobby and games in giny, he seemed like an amazing friend, inspiration, and dad. it is probably my fault I did not get to know him...one other dear Giny person I met and he died last year... the pain was so bad.. I was keeping everyone else at arms distance.. Byron was always very friendly but I was scared to get to close... then... here comes his son... and I thought wow... what a friend I have found... so sweet, an inspiration and always talking about how awesome Dad is... I had just decided it was time to put the arm down and get to know Dad.. guess God decided I wasnt strong enuff and I could know Byron thru Lennie...
Lennie, I am truly sorry and you are in my prayers. it was just last night that you and him were talking about how great that tag tourney was. I haven't seen 2 people so close to each other in my life, and again, I'm truly sorry. your dad is in a better place now. You're in my prayers and I wish you the very best. Love to all my other Giny friends that are hurting.. know my prayers and hugs are out to you...
|God watched as you suffered, |
And knew you had your share;
He gently closed your weary eyes,
And took you in his care.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With that we will never part;
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts.
In tears He saw you sinking,
We watched you fade away;
Our hearts were sadly broken,
As you fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
So peacefully from your pain.
We just can't wish you back,
To suffer like that again.
Our hearts will ache with sadness,
Our secret tears will flow;
What it means to lose you,
Only we will ever know.
Each time we look at your picture,
You seem to smile and say;
"Don't cry I'm only sleeping,
Until we meet someday."
God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you,
And whispered, "Come with Me."
Your golden heart stopped beating,
As God laid you down to rest;
He broke our hearts to prove to us,
That he only took the best.