Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Monday, November 26, 2012

Brief Journey's End

God knows she will be missed in this life.  If only I could be an
Elrond to match her Arwen...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Soft Launch

Just steps Kristi and you know them...

I love you

Thursday, November 22, 2012


i hate cell phones. Texting? Why?  Gimme a spiral cord that kinks up....


Kristin West Walker, 40, of Collierville, passed away November 19, 2012. She was a member of Collierville United Methodist Church. Kristi will be remembered for her infectious smile which lit up a room, and her loving, giving spirit which will continue on through all of the lives she touched. Her daughters Mallory and Riley were her greatest joys in life. 

Kristi is survived by her husband, James "Jay" Walker; daughters, Mallory Elaine Walker and Riley Jane Walker; mother, Janice Huffman West; father, Michael Carlton West; sister, Emily West Morris (Charlie) and niece, Maddie; mother-in-law and father-in-law, James Edward Walker and Diane Towns Walker. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 23, from 5-8 pm at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 W Poplar Avenue. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, November 24, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Online condolences and floral tributes may be expressed at www.colliervillefuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kristi's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Below is a link of reflections about Kristi:

Guest List - Collierville Funeral Home

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Honoring Our Angel

Arrangements for Kristi are:

Visitation from 5 until 8 Friday night at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 Poplar, Collierville, TN

Funeral will be Saturday 10:00am,  at the Magnolia Cemetery which is close to the square in
downtown Colliervile, TN

My thanks to all the heartfelt responses and assistance during this emotional, dark time.  Kristi would be embarrassed by all the attention.  Needless to say,  it's well deserved.  No doubt I will keep posting as time permits.  Please understand if I don't respond to your phone calls immediately.

In the meantime, if you are in conflict with a loved one, stop it. Immediately.  Hug them and say I love you.  Never, never be shy about showing love, concern and compassion to those close to you.  I had a brief, positive and cheerful conversation with Kristi the day before all this happened and we ended it by telling each other 'love ya' - thank God.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Longest Day of My Life

The world has changed, forever and ever. There is a huge hole in my heart that will never heal. My oldest daughter Kristi has gone to her well deserved reward in Heaven. This child of mine shall not be forgotten. She was so full of life and joy. I cannot begin to describe the overwhelming responses to this loss.

She touched so many hearts and it is awesome to see and hear all the wonderful, positive input from folks. As we said our farewells it was (and still is) very tough to keep from losing it. I stood at the foot of the bed holding Emily, my youngest daughter. Her heart is huge and just before we left the room for the last time she said, "Goodbye big sister, I love you." God help us all.

At first I was mad at God. Why didn't he take me? It was hard to accept such a loss. She was a superb Mother;  two daughters 3 and 5 years old that adored her. Kristi has been blessed with a loving, dedicated, understanding husband. This is a great family devoted to a lifestyle of goodness and joy. Why has God taken one of my girls?

My undue anger has subsided. Kristi lived a tremendous happy life and was such a sweet caring soul. God blessed her. She lived and loved far more than most. Everyone has positive things to say about this wonderful, wonderful daughter. Still, the loss is overwhelming.

I am extremely selfish. She was such a beacon of light and hope in this often stormy life. I gave her my word several weeks ago that Cybersouth would become an active blog again.  More will follow.  Forgive me. This is so very hard.

As information becomes available about the funeral and visitation it will be posted here.