Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saying goodbye

Jake and I became friends 18 years ago, during our senior year of high school. Over the years, girls came and went, addresses changed, our hairlines backed up, and our waist sizes increased, but we always stayed in touch. He gave the best man speech at my wedding in 2006, and I returned the favor at his wedding in 2008. He was my brother from another mother, and the only person I've known for that long that I've never gotten into a single arguement with. Jake, you were the best friend I could possibly have asked for and I truly miss you. Rest in peace.

Jacob Lee Burkett
10/10/1975 - 1/19/2012

10 comments:

  1. My sincere condolences Mike. Sometimes God has plans for us and our family and friends that we just can't conceive.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your best friend Mike I send my condolences to you and his family. God Bless

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  3. Sorry to hear about your friend. My condolences.

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  4. I'm sorry for your loss. He sounds like the greatest friend one could ever ask for.

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  5. I' very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and Jacob's family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Mike, a piece of my heart goes out to you, Mike. Jacob, like my son Freeman, born the same year, was too young to leave us. There's no justice, no sense, sometimes. Hang tough.

    And thank you for your kind nod, last post, and thoughts at our loss. It is deeply appreciated.

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  7. Thanks everyone. Greatly appreciated. He was a great guy. Mike-sorry again for your loss. I felt awful for you when I read that post.

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  8. Mike, I'm deeply sorry for the loss of Jacob. Our prayers go to out to you and everyone he touched.

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