Condolence: I didn’t know Tyler very long at all (literally only about 4 months) but the bond and connection we developed in those short months was like I’d known him my whole life. When I first met him he was real hard and so quick to snap over anything and had a thick hard outer shell that unless he felt you were worthy and deserving of breaking through it then you weren’t ever going to truly know the real Tyler. I guess I was one of the lucky ones because I broke through that shell pretty quick and we just clicked and after that I couldn’t remember a time in my life that I hadn’t known him. We may have only met on accident through someone else on business terms but we quickly developed a friendship and bond that was like no other friendship that I’ve ever had with anyone else. His famous words to me every time I seen him which was everyday were “you know I gotchu, cause you know why?” N I’d say why n he would say “cause I f**** wit you (with his big cheesy smile) & I got your back! I’ll never put you in harms way or in a bad position where something could happen to you and actually told me that he would kill for me if somebody ever did anything to hurt me! His kids were his world and I know for a fact that he loved them with every ounce of his being and I remember the day he told me he wouldn’t wanna live anymore if he couldn’t see his kids and be there to raise and watch them grow up!! Everything he did was for his kids, their Mother and his own Mom, Malisa, who I had the pleasure of meeting a couple times and just wanna say how sorry I am that this happened to your baby. The day I met you I remember one of the first things you told me was that you had two sons and two grandkids and god forbid if anything ever happened to any of them you would lose it and I’m sure you’ve been lost since that last day you saw and/or talked to your baby Tyler on April 1st. I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through and feeling becaue I know you are lost because I have been lost not seeing and talking to my buddy everyday like I always did. I have wanted to stop by so many times to see you but it’s just been too soon and not the right time. I have many memories of Tyler for the short period of time he was in my life and I am and always will be forever grateful for having been lucky enough to be part of his life and in his heart and someone I know he considered family and loved and treated me like a sister just as I loved and looked at him as a little brother!! People in his life may not know who I am but I know who I was to him and will never forget him. Every time I saw him he would always say, lemme drive lol so I always let him drive wherever he needed to go and he once told me I was like his “rider” or his “right hand” cause he always knew he could count on me for anything if he needed me. Had I known when I dropped him off that day on April 1st that it was gonna be the last time I would ever see him, I would’ve never let him get outta the car!! I could go on forever but I’ll end it with my best memory of him when he was driving my car and had his phone plugged into my auxiliary jack n we were listening to his music n he was singing/rapping away without a care in the world and was happy to be alive and we were going to pick up his kids!! That’s how I will always remember him, happy & carefree on the outside even though I know deep down he was goin through some things that he shared with me n confided in me about but he never let anything bring him down. Tyler I miss you and will never forget you!! I always say everyone you meet comes into your life for a reason or a season and one day I will figure out the reason you came into my life for only such a short season!
Condolence: I wish you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives true hope of being reunited with your loved one. (John 5:28, 29) The Bible promises that your loved one will come back to life in the resurrection to paradise on the earth. (Acts 24:15)