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rose20's picture
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To all you special people whom I have never met face to face, to those of you who were there to help carry me through, to those who responded to my posts, who prayed with me and cried with me, my dear brother went Home to be with his Lord around 1:40 this morning.

Yesterday morning in his weakened condition he spoke these words, “I want to be with Jesus. I want to go Home.”

All day yesterday he could only say he wants to go be with Jesus.

That’s is where he is right now

Amjosmom's picture
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Heartbreaking. Be at peace, Ray.

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So sorry to hear this, Rose. He fought a valiant fight, and you were right there with him. I know he received much comfort from your care and compassion. He's at peace. BMGky

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Dear Rose,
So sorry to hear this but glad that your brother went home. You and your family especially your brother have been on one rough journey and for such a long time. My hope is that you all come to a peaceful place and remember the good times before all this terrible disease came into your lives. Your brother had the right idea, this place is not home but heaven is. many hugs,

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I am so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. My husband, Bob, passed away in February and I miss him so. I know what a hard journey it has been for you, and also the loss of your son doubles the pain. Please know you have my full compassion in these days ahead, but we can make it.

As my husband was wheeled away to surgery we walked along side him and my son said, "Dad, I love you to the sun, the moon, and the stars." He looked at us and said "If you love ME that much, can you even imagine how much JESUS loves us." He had an unwaivering faith to the end, just as your brother did.

I hope it is appropriate to share, but there were many songs that helped me. My son chose this song for his dad's visitation and for the music that accompanied the video he had put together. You may have heard it before, but I know I found comfort in it, and I am sending you the link to the You Tube video. They are truly home, although it is so hard for us.
I believe we will see them one day, with God's perfect timing, and what a glorious day it will be. Peace to you and your family. My husband's surgeon sent me a note to remember to rejoice in Bob's life, even as I grieve, and that was hard to do then. A bit easier now, but still a ways to go.

They are truly HOME!! Here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he32vwlKQPY Hope it's not deleted. I tried to private mail, but it wouldn't go through that way.

Love to you and your family. Linda

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It has been a very long, and sometimes painful, journey for Ray. He was defiantly a fighter who found comfort in his music and the love of his family. May God welcome Jr. into his loving arms and provide peace to Kathy and you and the rest of his family during this difficult time.

With my deepest condolences,

Paul Adams,
McCormick, South Carolina

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Jr fought a long, valiant fight. He now has his wish--to be with Jesus. Sending hugs and prayers your way.


DX October 2009: T3N1M0
November and December 2009: chemo (Cisplatin and 5 FU) and radiation
February 2010: Ivor Lewis surgery

MartinG5602's picture
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So very, very sorry to learn about Ray. Please know heartfelt sympathy and prayers for comfort are being sent your way. What a fighter he was. You will always be so proud of Ray. Know he is not far away...God bless you and your family.

Caregiver to Stage IV husband
Dx Feb 2011, Ivor Lewis, Sept 2011
Adrenal met Mar 2012
M D Anderson, Houston
(Sorry for double post)

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So comforting to know he is home where he was ready to be.

I hope you kind find healing after the losses you have endured.

Take care

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I'm so sorry to hear of Junior's passing. It has been a difficult journey for he and Kathy. Bless you for being such a strong resource for them both.

I hope you find comfort in knowing you did the best you could for Junior. And Junior certainly did the best he could to beat this beast. That's all we can ask.

I'm certain Jesus has welcomed Junior and blessed him with a new life that does not include the awful words - esophageal cancer or pain.

Thoughts & Prayers are with you! Hugs to you all.

PROUD wife to Nick

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Ray is with Jesus now, he is pain free, carefree and is truly home.

Please accept my sympathies. We will all know and meet him one day.


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So very sorry for your loss.

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Joel C
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Dear Rose,
I’m so very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing, my deepest condolences.

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My heart breaks for you, I'm sorry I haven't posted lately my thoughts and prayers have been with you.

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