Loving Memory of Vivian Philips Baio
May 4, 1945 - April 10, 2010
hearts were broken a year ago when our precious
mother, aunt, grandma, mentor forever loved
departed this life for eternity. Your departure
has left an indelible mark which will never
fade. It was one of the painful times for this
family. The strength you had to keep on fighting
was based upon your relationship with God as
a Christian. Your laughter, jokes or just being
you will remain with us forever. Your smile
was a hope to many and your great achievements
are written on the tablet of many hearts. Many
of us attempt to understand but could not fully
grasp your Love, Compassion, Forgiving Spirit,
Patience, Perseverance, Willingness to uphold
the truth, Passion for work. Deep in our hearts
you will always stay loved and remembered everyday.
by family members
If we could have had our way we would have deeply
love to let you stay but again the Lord knows
why He allowed your untimely death. However,
we are pretty sure that you have gone ahead
to prepare a place for us till we meet again
Sweet dreams mom!
I'll start by saying "mom I miss you".
Sweet smile on you face as you sleep your pain
away. Although you are in heaven with the Lord,
I do love and miss you mom. He needed another
angel in the Heavenly choir.
you promised, you are watching down on me. I
never would have imagined the end would be like
this mom, me comforting you mom, holding your
hand. Telling you not to worry was not an easy
thing for me to do. And even in your weakest
hours you tried to comfort me too, caressing
my face while you smile and calming my soul
as only a mother could. You have always been
there through the thick and thin no matter what,
unconditionally loving me. You told me the key
to success is learning from the past ensuring
a brighter future is now the present task. A
pillar of strength even until the end fighting
all life's battles, pushing me to be the best
I can be, I still have that mom at the back
of my head.
I miss you more than these words can say. My
eyes still shed countless more tears. I wish
you could have stayed just a little while longer.
Writing this is one of the hardest things I
have done since you left mom. I love you. Sleep
on mom only God have answers to my questions.
You were a true teacher. Your most profound
lesson to me was in your death. I miss you terribly,
have loved you dearly but now move on to reflect
those values you ingrained in me.
Goodnight Miss May. God Bless.
Mother oh mother! What a wonderful woman you
were. You always put people first.
was my best friend. Whenever I had a problem
I called her and told her what was going on
in my life. She always gave me words of encouragement
and taught me how to be strong in life and put
my trust in God not in humans. She was a strong
woman who took care of her eight biological
children, her step children and adapted children.
have a lot of pain in my heart. Only God knows
how I feel inside. May God bless you always.
Time pass so quickly and this mark your one
year since your departure from this evil world.
Act.2:40. As we try to learn from and understand
your departure, we realize that we have made
some good and bad decisions and with God's help
we are now doing our best.
I call you my best friend and a true mom not
because you are my mom but was a true friend
who helped others in their journey. I'm also
thankful to God and you for the support I received
in my ministry. Many of my lessons were preached
to you first at home while you look on with
an indulgent smile on your face. At times you
will say "What are you doing son"?
Many times we chatted all night and your daughter
Genevieve will say, "Will you people not
sleep?" and with a smile you will answer
"Don't I have my own eyes?". As I
look back, memories such as those bring smile
to my face.
This past year has been one of challenges and
opportunities. It is painful that you are not
here to share these moments with me. But through
the eyes of faith, I can see you smiling down
upon me as I live out a life that will make
I miss you and love you.
Rest in Peace.
Miss May, as she was called and will always
be called, by her wonderful children.
Your memories I take with me in my heart because
they are unforgettable. Your smile brings laughter
to the broken hearted and lights up the dark.
"Be still and know that I am God"
was one of your favorite hymns. I still remember
you singing and praising the Lord even in the
Rest in peace, miss May. Although you left us,
but your memory will never ever be forgotten.
You were such a great and loving mother. Thanks
for loving me deeply and dearly.
The Nieces and Nephews
(Bankole, Rosina, Sylvester, Clinton, Valarie
and all her grand nieces and nephews)
One whole year ago we stopped hearing your voice
and your unique laughter but it is not ours
to know the reason, why unanswered is our prayer,
but ours to wait for God's own time to lift
the Cross we bear. Broken is the family circle,
our dear Aunt passed away, but we all must cease
to languish over the grave of those we love
and strive to be prepared to meet them in the
better world above.
The happy times we spent together your generous
life you lived and shared, your sense of caring
and comforting is surely missed by all those
that connected with you during the years you
spent on earth.
Miss May, God loves you and decided that you
be with Him in a peaceful place where you were
made whole again and be with your mother, sisters,
daughter, niece, nephew and brother-in-law.
will continue to live a life that will make
you proud till we meet again.
PEACE & REST IN PEACE