Saturday, October 31, 2009

Memorial Service

We will be having a memorial service for Andrew on Monday, November 2nd at 6:00 in the afternoon at the Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Durham, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, we would request donations to either the The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness, and Support (CHERUBS) organization or the The Parker Reese Foundation


  1. Praying for strength. Love, Mom & Tom

  2. We are praying for your peace and strength. Loving you always..Sue and Bryan

  3. All our love. Praying for strenght, peace and compassion for now and the weeks ahead.
    Love you, Mom & Dad

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  5. Lucy,we are friends of "your father" Jack Jones, who has kept us updated on little Andrew's progress. We have prayed for him and all his family. We were so upset to hear about his passing when we thought after a month he would be alright. God only knows what this is all about. Our prayers will continue. We will be making a donation to one of your selections. We wish we could do more to help ease your pain. Warren & Jane Gay

  6. Dear Gene and Becky:

    I have been following along as you have updated all on your beloved Andrew.

    I was away over the week-end and came home this evening to find that Andrew had passed.

    Ironically he passed away on my Birthday, so I am deeply saddened by your news!!

    Hopefully you got to hold him for awhile.
    Andrew was blessed to have you both for his parents.

    No words can comfort, as our family had a similar loss, but my family and I pray for some peace to all of you in the coming days.

    It was a joy to see his sweet face and for you all to share a bit of "Andrew with us all!!

    Please know that we will continue to embrace you!!

    Love to all of you!!

  7. My deepest sympathies.

  8. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you.


  9. I am keeping you both in my prayers and thoughts. Andrew brought a blessing into your lives. May you always treasure the memories of that precious little boy.
    Margie Molloy

  10. Becky and Gene, our prayers for you continue over Andrew's passing. Only God knows the full impact that your son and the two of you had on others while on this journey. You are loved!

    Alan & Jeri

  11. Praying for strength, comfort, and peace!
    (friends of Carter Myers)

  12. Gene and Becky, we are praying for a peace that only God can bring. We love you both so much. Thank you for letting us be a part of Andrew's life through this blog. You have opened your hearts to us all, and we continue to open ours towards you!

  13. Becky & Gene

    Our hearts are heavy today and we are sorry that we will not be able to share in celebrating Andrew's life with you tonight. Please know that our thoughts are with you and Andrew. We will be remembering his quiet and brave spirit. We will also be holding you in our thoughts as you travel this hardest of journeys.

    We will be making a donation in honor of Andrew to one of the suggested charities. It is the only thing we can do, and we want to do something to mark his precious life. We hope it is a small comfort to you to know how much Andrew was loved.

    Erica & Doug Marcoux

  14. Becky and Gene,we want to express our sympthy in the loss of your beautiful little boy Andrew.He was a presious little bundle from our Lord.As we see him on the blog I have to he was a true testamony to everyone and touched meny meny lives.We don't know how to express our sympathy enough.I only know that to loose a child would be one of the toughest things in life.We don't understand why we only know our God has a purpous.Our love and prayers are with you both today for comfort and Gods peace that passes all understanding.
    Love Aunt Loraine and Robert

  15. Praying that God will give you the strength each day that you need.

  16. I am so sorry for this. My heart goes out to you.

  17. Will pray God gives you great comfort and holds you in HIS arms in the days ahead. I'm so very sorry!
    Laura from IN

  18. I am so sorry that I could not make the memorial service. I thought of y'all all day. I will definetely continue to pray for strength and peace during your tough time. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. I hope you can find peace in knowing that you will see your baby boy again one day. Love to you all.

  19. Thinking of you both as well as your family today. Praying that God will give you peace and strength.
    Debbie Ross

  20. Thinking of you and baby Andrew today. Know that Andrew is now sick-free and looking down at you both. Praying that you will find peace from here on.


  21. Becky and Gene,
    Thinking and praying for you both today. I'm sure Andrew's service was a beautiful testament to his sweet and brave spirit. He took after his parents in that way, as you two have been so brave and such an example of love throughout this journey.
    Praying now that the God of all comfort would hold you tightly in His arms as you grieve and hold each other.
    Know that there are so many of us out here who love you and are holding you up in prayer.

  22. Dear Hobbs Family,
    I know there are no words that can ease your pain right now. I pray that God will hold you close and that you may feel his strength and love surround you. Just know that Andrew is playing with Harley and that my granny has them both. She always said she hoped there would be a nursey in heaven. My prayer are with you both.
    Resa (Harley's granny)

  23. God looked around His garden and found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face.
    He put His arms around you, and lifted you to rest.
    God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
    He saw the road was getting rough, and the hill wee hard to climb.
    So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered "Peace by thine".
    It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone...
    For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

    Chelsea, Robert and Little Angel Vincent.

  24. Dear Gene and Becky
    It was truly a bueatiful memorial service for our precious Andrew. So many people fell in love with him the first time they saw him and I know he will live in the hearts of many forever. We love you both and are praying for your peace and strength in the days to come. Thank you for your unselfishness in sharing Andrew with all of us. We are grieving with you because you gave us the privelage of loving him. Love Aunt Sandy and Uncle Ken