This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Shawn Baker Sr. who was born in Maryland on May 24, 1971 and passed away on June 27, 2006 at the age of 35. He loved and knew so many people. He was a bright shining light in many of our lives. His love is written on our hearts for all time. We will remember him forever.
I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too,
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
In The Spirit
To my loved ones left behind
This should not be a day of sadness
I want you all to smile
Don't concentrate on the pain in your heart
Please believe I'm in the aisle
From now on when I cross your mind
Even though you don't see me there
Reach out and give me a hug
My spirit will be in the air
I'll look in on you from time to time
Maybe I'll let you know I'm there
But if you're sad when you think of me
It will be more than I can bear
I've only passed on to a better place
I'm with the ones I've loved and lost
We're on the other side having a party
And there's no worry of the cost
I love each and every one of you
Please try not to cry
My body may be dead and gone
But my spirit will never die
by Shirley R. Hamill
He Only Took My Hand
Last night while I was trying to sleep,
My son’s voice I did hear,
I opened my eyes and looked around,
But he did not appear.
He said, “Mom, you’ve got to listen,
You’ve got to understand,
God didn’t take me away from you,
He only took my hand.
When I called out in pain that day,
The moment that I died,
He reached down and took my hand,
And pulled me to His side.
He pulled me up and saved me
From the misery and pain.
My body was hurt so badly,
I could never be the same.
My search is really over now,
I’ve found happiness within,
All the answers to my empty dreams
And all that might have been.
I love you mom and miss you so,
And I’ll always be nearby.
My body’s gone forever,
But my spirit will never die.
And so, you must all go on now,
And live, and understand…
God did not take me from you,
He only took my hand.”
Just in the everyday things we do
We want to always remember
The beautiful life you lived
And keep alive the memories we have
Through remembering what you did
For you’re so special to all of us
A wonderful person indeed
Your love, laughter and warm smile
Reflected a heart that believed
We remember your faith and love
In the words you spoke to help us through
Is a continued reminder for us
Although we miss you so very much
We know we’ll see you once more
For this is the hope we have in God
Being re-united in the Lord
And as we gather we’ll continue to share
Special times we went through
For these are memories that warm our hearts
As we honour the memory of you
~ By M.S.Lowndes
We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.