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At 4:43pm on August 26, 2009, otilia perez said…
ELAINE: I'am sorry to hear about your son, Words are some times comfortin to anyone who has lost some one in there life,to me it seems like it was only yesterday that i lost my son. People tell I'am strong, but noone hears me cry on the inside. In silence my tears flow every second of everyday. I look at my sons picture and wonder why, I know I will never get answer. God took our angels into to his arms and has them held tightly until the day we arrive. I want to thank you for your words, may god bless and watch over you.
At 9:47pm on August 10, 2009, Yellow Rose Aftercare sponsored by Sullivan Bros. Mortuary said…
Elaine, we are so sorry about your loss. We pray God's many blessings upon you and your entire family. We, the Sullivan Bros. Mortuary Inc. and staff, developed a meaning memory behind our Yellow Rose Aftercare. It stands for the "Promise of a New Beginning." We know after the loss of a loved one we need a new start, with knowing memories will ALWAYS last a lifetime in our hearts and in our minds.

At the grave we present each family a single yellow rose so they can display when they see fit. Our yellow rose is also artificial for this. We find that artificial roses will last a long time just like memories. This program has really been promising in our area. We have more details and information on our website; if you get a chance to visit, and i am not sure where you are located but your more than welcome to come share how the loss of a loved one has changed your life at one of our aftercare meetings.

Thank you so much for adding us. Sullivan Bros. Mortuary Inc.
At 8:23am on May 29, 2009, samanthia said…
I know it's been awhile but thank you for your thoughts and prayers and the kind words. It is very helpful to know that others care.
At 8:35pm on October 27, 2008, Shantrell Johnson Phillips said…
Hey
At 3:12pm on September 19, 2008, kristi said…
hi elaine,its me checking to see how you are doing,i wasnt to good on the 12th of sept because my son would of been 18 and it was hard because i was wondering what he was looking like,and stuff.so i hope you had a good birthday.thanks for your support and i hope your doing good.kristi
At 8:50pm on September 7, 2008, Sean said…
Elaine,
Thanks for your kind words & your prayers.
Your words were wise & gave my wife & I comfort.
Sean
At 12:33am on August 21, 2008, Elaine Banks Phillips said…
Well I don't know what is wrong,why I am crying and missing Kris so much. This time it is giving me a headache. I think really because the cable guy come to make my computer wireless. He could not do the job. This is when I said oh I wish Kris was here. He use to do this for everyone. Than it brought tears to my eyes. I went to a Revival at my church tonight and I got a chance to enjoy myself until the organist played this song, Jesus is Real the tears came rolling down. I miss my son so much. Everyone tells me when they dream of kris. I have not dream about my son since his death. I pray and ask God to just let me see him one more time. I wonder why i can't dream about him? Well I guess in Gods own time. Everybody please continue on praying with me. I can use all the prayers I can get. STILL MISSING MY SON KRIS, STILL IN PAIN,MY HEART IS STILL ACHING.
At 3:39pm on August 7, 2008, kristi said…
HI YES I WILL KEEP IN TOUCH,AND I HOPE YOU WILL TO.IT HURTS I THOUGHT THAT PEOPLE NEED TO MIND THERE OWN BUSINESS WHEN THEY TELL US THAT YOU HAVE OTHER CHILDREN AT HOME.BECAUSE THEY DONTKNOW WHAT WE ARE GOING THROU.THEY SAY IT ALL THE TIME AT WORK TO ME.AND IT GETS REAL SICKING WHEN THEY SAY THAT.BUT YEAH IT IS TERRIBLE BUT NEXT MONTH HE WOULD OF BEEN 18YEARS ON SEPT 12TH,2008 AND THE SHOOTING WAS OCT 7TH OF 2006.MY FRIEND WILL BE MY SUPPORT THAT DAY OF HIS BIRTHDAY.BUT I HOPE THAT I GET MY SUPPORT FROM OTHER PEOPLE.THANKS AND WRITE BACK THANKS KRISTI
At 5:22pm on August 6, 2008, kristi said…
hi i was wondering if we could add each other and talk,i lost a son in 2006.i am from minnesota
At 11:02pm on July 12, 2008, Kah Massey said…
Hello Elaine,
Thanks for responding...I have a correction in the email that I posted to you...the date that my brother pasted was 7/10/94. The memorial link would not come up for me. I understand what your son means about the firetruck...I cried for several years when I heard or saw one. What part of Georgia is your other son in? I have been trying to get enough strength to do something in memory of my brother. He had a servants heart and did a lot for others. He was well known in the city of Smyrna and had dreams of running for mayor one day but got caught up in a very stressful marriage that I believe ended his life. Let's stay in touch and I have several books that I bought on grieving that have been helpful that I will email you the titles. As we know some days are better than other but sometimes, the pain runs so deep....I am a Christian and I have had many conversations with God....I do not understand the good people being taken away and the "hell raisers" are still around....I pray that you will grow stronger each day.
At 1:18pm on July 12, 2008, Kah Massey said…
Hello Ms. Phillips,
Wow, I read your story about your son and it "hit" me. I just registed on this site today as I have been grieving the loss of some siblings..One that was near and dear to my heart. He was a firefighter and paramedic(2nd career) in the Smyrna area...next to Marietta Ga. I read about your son relocating to Marietta to be a firefighter and EMT. What similarities. I am kind of speechless. My brother pasted from a heart attack but he was in a near fatal car wreck several years before he pasted in 1994 whereby a 18 -wheeler jack knifed on him. God saved him. I can relate to your feelings. My brother pasted 7/10/04 and I have been so sad because 2 days ago that was 14years. I have been grieving off and on for years. Maybe, we can encourage each other as we move forward. I have learn that it is okay to grieve....be encouraged...
At 12:49pm on July 12, 2008, Daisy M said…
Oh its going to be okay, I wish i could be there to give you a hug.... dont cry... Kris dont want you to cry, He is okay. Trust God sweetie you know he makes no misstakes...
oh im here for as much as needed... you can have my number or email if you want...we can cry together!
At 3:56am on July 12, 2008, Daisy M said…
Mrs. Phillips....
there are no words I can say to ease the heart ache, If you believe in God's power you will see your son again.. I know its hard, but you have to be strong for the babies and the rest of your family. God had a plan for your son he completed his mission here on earth and God needed him home.. Please take care of your self it will be okay... I dont know you and I truly have tears in my eyes cause I dont want the pain ur in but at the same time I hate you had to and still is going through it...
my prayers are with you
be strong!!1
At 2:20am on July 9, 2008, Diana said…
WE MISS YOU SO MUCH
At 2:19am on July 9, 2008, Diana said…
OUR LOVING SON
At 7:00pm on July 8, 2008, Elaine Banks Phillips said…
Norma thank you so much. I do appreciate any advice,reading or any thing that will give me comfort and strength. I would love to read the information that you have. Norma I am 55 and I am still learning how to use this site to. Feel free to contact me at anytime. My e-mail address is teediep@yahoo.com,than I can e-mail Kris Momorial Site. Than you can see Kris and his two sons,fiance and my family members.
At 4:31pm on July 8, 2008, Norma Williams said…
Hi, Ms Phillips. this is Norma again. I thank you so much for letting me be one of your friends. I tried to read about your son,
but I couldn't find it. I'm 54 and I'm learning how to use my mail.
so please be a little patient with me. I really would like to read about Kris. and my heart goes out to you, and you are to be commended for being there for your grandsons, being strong for them and yourself. Ms Phillips I have some information that I read that has helped give me some comfort when I lost my brother and mother. I hope we can talk to each other soon. and if it is ok, and you would like to read the article of comfort please let me know and I will give you contact information
At 7:57pm on July 3, 2008, ingrid Mapson said…
that's cool.... But, how old are the Little Men :)? I think I have a plan B & C for you. The younger generation is so much bolder than when U or I was growing up! Girl...... With so much going on, it's very hard.. We have issues now that are more impending then ever before. I'm 48 and I can honestly tell you. I'm Tired!
At 10:48am on July 2, 2008, Norma Williams said…
Hello, Ms Phillips,
My name is Norma, I read your stories about your son Kris,and my heart goes out to you. But you know what Elaine, let yourself grieve. Because grieving is a necessary emotional release. Releasing your feelings can relieve the pressure you are under. The natural expression of emotions, if coupled with understanding and accurate information, let's you put your feelings in proper perspective. Of course, not everyone expresses
grief in the same way. And such factors as whether the loved one died suddenly or death came after a long illness might have a bearing on the emotional reaction of the survivors. But one thing appears certain: Repressing your feelings can be harmful both physically and emotionally. It is far healther to release your grief.
How? The Scriptures contain some practical advice. Talking can be a helpful release. Following the death of all ten of his children, as well as some other personal tragedies, the ancient patriarch Job said: My soul certainly feels a loathing toward my life.I will give vent to my concern about myself. ( Job1:2,18,19; 10:1) Job could no longer restrain his concern. He needed to let it loose. He had to speak. Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.
So talking about your feelings to a true companion who will listen patiently and sympathetically can bring a measure of relief.
Putting experiences and feelings into words often makes it easier to understand them and to deal with them.some find it easier to express themselves in writing. than days later read over what you wrote this also can help you to release your grief. So Eliane go to God's word the Bible and it will give you comfort and peace.
Here are some: (2 corinthians 1:3,4; John5:28,29; Philippians4:6,7; Romans15:4). Please feel free to contact me at;
babydoll302@verizon.net
At 7:13pm on July 1, 2008, Satacha Johnson said…
Hey Teedie, I will call you and Katlyn says Hi!

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