Gregory William McElroy 1964-2011

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UploadedJanuary 9, 2012
TakenJanuary 9, 2012
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On Feb. 16, 2011, my brother-in-law, Gregory William McElroy, found out he had lung cancer. On Dec. 30, 2011, Greg lost his battle with the lung cancer. On Jan. 7, 2012, Greg was laid to rest. Born Oct. 29, 1964 and died Dec. 30, 2011. He was 47 years, 2 months, and 1 day old. We love and miss you Greg!!! May you rest in peace.

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  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece said (9 Jan 2012):

    The Poem Entitled "I'm Free" reads as follows:

    I'm Free

    Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
    I'm following the path God has chosen for me.
    I took His hand when I heard him call;
    I turned my back and left it all.

    I could not stay another day.
    To laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way;
    I've now found peace at the end of day.

    If my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joys.
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
    Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.

    Be not burdened with times of sorrow
    Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life's been full, I savored much;
    Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

    Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
    Don't lengthen your pain with undue grief.
    Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
    God wanted me now-He set me free

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Jan 2012):

    I am so sorry Lori. The poem is a beautiful tribute. Again, I am sorry.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (9 Jan 2012):

    What a heart-breaking loss; I am so sorry. This is a beautiful tribute to Greg.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (9 Jan 2012):

    Lori, this is such a beautiful tribute to Greg. He was a wonderful and caring person. It is bringing fresh tears to my eyes as I try to read the poem again. We were proud of you getting up at the service to tell about how Greg helped you to acclimate to the big McElroy family. They are a very nice family and a large one. Our family is much smaller so it overwhelmed Lori at first until everyone made her feel very welcome. Greg was loved and respected by many people besides his loving family, the chapel where the funeral was held was filled to capacity with standing room only which was full of people everywhere possible who came to say goodbye to him.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Jan 2012):

    I am sorry for your loss.....The poetry is a beautiful tribute to Gregory is hard to lose a loved one no matter what the age and I am still missing my mother who died October 26th of this past year...My condolences to you and your family.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Jan 2012):

    Lovely tribute!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    Very touching, Lori.

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