Sunday, May 27, 2007

My Favorite Uncle Has Passed Away

Phillip Whatley (1955-2007)

I lost someone close to me last night. He's my uncle Phillip Whatley. He died last night at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton Ohio at 11:30. He was 52 years old. In fact, he just turned 52 a month ago. I remembered his as not just my favorite uncle. He had a lot of wisdom and sense of humor as well. It was he who encouraged my intellectual talent. I remember when I was 10 years old, he gave me the entire set of encyclopedias, therefore encourage my love for learning. He will be sorely missed by me and my family members. My mother and Phillip's wife and kids took his death the hardest, for he was the heart and soul of the family.

May God be with my family and may he rest in peace until we meet again in paradise Earth.


gordo said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. 52 is far too young for a person to be leaving this world. I'm glad that he was able to leave you with many fond memories, though, and I hope you're feeling better soon.

Rachel's Tavern said...

Stephanie, Sorry for your loss.

Sounds like your uncle really had an impact on making you the book worm that you are.....

Stephanie B. said...

To Gordo and Rachel,

Thank you so much for the encouragement in this time of grief. 52 is just too young to die. He will always be in my heart.

Thanks Rachel for the comment. I really needed it. My uncle is an intellectual par excellence for sure.

Stephanie B.


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