Thursday, July 8, 2010
We Miss Jeffery Taylor Brantley. We Remember Him Every Day, Especially Today, July 8, 2010, three years after his passing.
In May, around Mother's Day our family dedicated a new memorial site to Jeff at the edge of the house near the woods. It was necessary because the the family no longer owns the property where his ashes were scattered. Dot's son sold her house and the spring branch area. It was his to sell. We are okay with this. Life must go on.
Jeff asked that his ashes be scattered near the spring branch where he played as a boy. He asked for a large rock to be place there so his daughter could find the place.
The new site is special because it is nearby, and the huge rock there was placed there by Jeff himself a long time ago when he was helping his mother do some gardening.
During Jeff's hospice, his mother and brothers often went there to talk. His mother called it her "grieving place." This place was dedicated by his mother and a close family friend, Peri Gordon Flohr, in a special ceremony. It is visited by loved ones regularly. It is surely a special place.
Flowers were planted by Tim and Jeremy Brantley Mother's Day weekend. The moon globe was placed by Lynn Hamilton Rutherford and brought by her up from the original memorial site. Peri Gordon Flohr placed a cup of ripe blackberries on the top of the rock.
Stargazer Lilies, planted by his mother from first memorial still bloom each year.
Jeff's daughter, Sarah Michelle Brantley.
Jeff's granddaughter, Savannah Taylor Stell, named Taylor for her grandfather. Note sunglasses.
Jeremy Quoc Phong Brantley, Jeff's brother and official Hospice Nurse.
Friend,Peri Gordon Flour who dedicated the memorial and Jeff's brother Tim Brantley.
Nugget, Jeff's dog.
Cousins Lynn Hamilton Rutherford and her daughter Ali Rutherford.
Posted by Nancy Simpson at 11:29 AM