- March 1, 2006 - January 24, 2013
- Red Oak, Texas
of John's Passing
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Laurel Land Funeral Home and Cemetery
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“On the eve of the anniversary of your going to your forever home, I am praising and thanking God for His gift to me with you John, my precious...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Nonna - Dallas, TX - Grandma
“john paul our prayers are with you every day,you are a very special angel to God.Our prayers go to your special family;and may God bless them with...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: jason joann - dallas, TX - none
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days--our hearts break with you. The pastor said it well--(paraphrased) John is not lost...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Peggy, Terry, & Brett Baker - TX
“My prayers are with the family. May the lord bring you confort in the days and weeks to come.
4 of 41 | Posted by: Crystal Evans - Arlington, TX
“I can't imagine the pain you and your family are going through. May god be with the family in this difficult time. My thoughts and prays are with you.
5 of 41 | Posted by: Ida Padilla - Grand Prairie, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for you loss.
6 of 41 | Posted by: Vickie Castilla - Irving, TX
“To the family I'm deeply sadden for your lost,and you are in our prayers. He will be mist but he is living better then we are now. He is playing with...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Gwen Owens@Bug - Grand Prairie, TX
“Dear Andrew, Karen, & family,
I am so angered and deeply saddened by the loss of your little guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
8 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Grayson - Wylie, TX
My sincere sympathies to you and your family. Words fail me.
9 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Ullrich - Irving, TX
“Dear Karen, Andrew, Kim, Jim, Lauren, Nita and Steve,
May God bless you and your families during such a difficult time. My heart breaks for you. I ...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Debra Eshelman-Kent - Cincinnati, OH
“Andrew, Karen, and Jim,
Now that Phillip is healthy in heaven, he and John Paul can play in the clouds forever. They are two very special angels up...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Sara Blatt - Richardson, TX
“Lauren my heart, prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. No man knows the day or the hour but never do we think it would...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Tamyra LaFrance - Irving, TX
“My prayes Go out to your family.
13 of 41 | Posted by: Yolanda Johnson - Fort Worth, TX
“Lauren, My heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you may God bring you comfort and peace.
14 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Shaver - Garland, TX
“God Bless each of the family members and expecially Lauren, our hearts are with you.
15 of 41 | Posted by: Lucas & Joyce Bleeker - TX
“Karen and Family,
My heart hurts for you and your family right now and I'm holding all of you in my prayers....God bless each of you and help you in...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Laurie Bigham - Corsicana, TX
“Karen, Nita and all of John's family,
It is so clear that John was a loved little boy. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Debbie Schumann - Rockwall, TX
“We are so sorry for your loss. May god bless you and your family.
Ivy and Don Williams
18 of 41 | Posted by: Ivy Williams - cedar hill, TX
“To Karen and Family
My Heart goes out to you and your family during this very sad and difficult time, I will pray that you and your family find...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Belinda Preciado-Sigala - Irving, TX
“Holding you in prayer...
20 of 41 | Posted by: Ryan Campbell
“To the Raidy Family-
There is nothing anyone can say or do at to ease the pain and heartache that you have. Just know that all of us have an...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: Stephanie Patterson - TX
“Anita, Lauren, and family,
My prayers are with you all. I know you are experiencing so much pain right now, and I pray that God will comfort you...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Carol Duncan - Rowlett, TX
“My prayers are with you and your family.
23 of 41 | Posted by: Mary Esparza - Richardson, TX
“Lauren so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
A poem for you:
The mention of my child's name may bring tears to my...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Cindy Rust - Red Oak, TX - Friend
“Lauren and family,
I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss. I pray for your hearts to mend as you remember the wonderful joys John brought to...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Kristi Todd - Red Oak, TX
“Lauren and Family-I am so very, very sorry. Lauren, I remember you showing me pictures of your precious son when he was a toddler and I could tell...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Jane Ransom - Coppell, TX
“Although I have never met John's family, my heart breaks for you. Seeing this sweet boy's smile brings tears to my eyes. Nothing can be said to...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Cox - Dallas, TX - Stranger
“Your memory is burned into our hearts and minds. Your beautiful smile, your itchy little back, you sharing Harry's dog door, you splashing in the...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: David Stevens - Houston, TX
29 of 41 | Posted by: TANYA DENTON - RED OAK, TX
“Anita and family,
Only our Father in heaven can give you and your family that peace that surpasses all understanding and that is our prayer for...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: JR & Lisa Staton - Richardson, TX
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time from the entire Care Options for Kids organization of employees, its Board of...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Michael J. Reiswig - Dallas, TX
Please know that my heart aches for you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray often for all of you. God bless...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Kimberly McCall - Cedar Hill, TX
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: martha danton - dallas, TX
“Karen and Family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. One of the first thoughts that came to me was...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Cindy Henwood - Irving, TX
“Karen and Family,
May the love and prayers of those around you comfort you.
35 of 41 | Posted by: Judy Akins - Cedar Hill, TX
“I am so sorry the lost.try and remember the happy times the laughing and silliness he brought everyone. I am here if you need anything. you can get...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Jennifer - grand prairie, TX
“Karen and Family
My heart is full of prayers for your family.
37 of 41 | Posted by: Cynthia Crawford - Dallas, TX
“My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sadness. May the Lord give you the strength and will to get through this difficult time.
38 of 41 | Posted by: Virginia Vanegas - Dallas, TX
“To Karen Ellis, family and friends,
May God strengthen your hearts and give you peace during this time and the days ahead.
...Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Judith Watkins - Cedar Hill, TX
“My Heart goes out to all in this time of need.Lauren,Chris,Lilly, Sandra,Steve and many more family and friends I pray for all that God will Put his...Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Robin Fugate - Van, TX
“Dear Lauren and your entire family,
I have been so touched by the story of your dear son, John. I don't know you, but I am a mother who raised four...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Lisa Noteboom Khoury - Midlothian, TX
Visitation will be held on January 30, 2013 from 10 am to 11 am at Laurel Land Funeral Home located at 6000 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75232, followed by a Memorial at 12:00. The family will have a private burial.
John captured the heart of everyone he met. He was a very loving and kind-hearted little boy who loved to make everyone laugh. He loved and cared for his family and friends with a huge open heart. John was the best son and big brother that anyone could have asked for. John turned a bad day into the most beautiful day and taught people to live life to the fullest and to laugh everyday. John loved to joke around, play games, watch all cartoons and play outside. He was amazingly smart and had a natural curiosity that fostered a love of learning. He asked a lot of questions, and if asked why, he would reply that he wanted to have all the answers. John's love of God was reflected in his servant heart choosing always to be helpful and being the first to volunteer. John touched the lives of many people and will forever remain in everyone's hearts.
John was a sponge who would soak up any information you were willing to give him, then teach you your own lessons later when you needed reminding. John would do anything in his power to spend every waking hour outside unless there was a playstation game he needed to be a part of. He was a fish in the water and a monkey in a tree. He wasn't a typical six year old as his gentle smile and sparkling eyes let you know that he was wise beyond his years. John had a way of calming your soul in times of need or bringing you energy when you were down. John made you hang on to a hug for that extra second you needed, he squeezed the extra five minutes in before bedtime that he knew you wanted more than him, and he woke up early and insisted on the breakfast that you loved as much as him. John will be remembered as a life full of wonderful memories and non-stop action. John had a loving heart and was a bright light in all of our lives. He will be missed and remembered as an angel with our Lord and Savior.
John is survived by his mother Lauren Raidy Brooks, stepfather Chris Brooks, father Andrew Ellis, stepmother Kim Ellis, sisters Lily Brooks and Paxtyn Ellis, brother Coen Ellis, grandparents Steve Raidy, Anita Eads, and James and Karen Ellis, step grandparents Joe Brooks, Wendell Eads, Sandra Holloway, and Wendell and Gayle Romans. aunt Desiree Rogers, uncle Shaun Rogers, step uncles Michael Brooks and Steven Romans, step aunt Brook Romans, great grandparents Bill and Jill Law, Roy and Vernie Ellis, and Martha Krueger, step great grandparent Doris Billings. John was preceded in death by Uncle Phillip Ellis. John was also loved by his many extended family members and friends.