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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 12:54 AM

Some of you may not know but Fran's (lilbambi) husband passed away last night at 10:30 est because of liver failure and other complications. He was a dear friend of mine as well as many, many others and was a very friendly, knowledgeable person and a general all around Linux guru.

He was a great friend of mine and I enjoyed talking to him on a daily basis. He had a great sense of humor and I could always relate to what he was saying. I want to believe that we had a bond and we cared for each other greatly.

I just wanted to let everyone know and ask that you keep Fran in your thoughts. She is having a hard time as they have been together for 28 years and they completed each other.

I normally would not ask but if anyone can, Fran is having a hard time coming up with the funds to put her dear JL to rest and she would appreciate any amount of money you could donate. I wish I had more money so I could help out as well.

For anyone with a google account, you can send money via Gmail to lilbambi@gmail.com : https://support.goog...r/3141103?hl=en

Adam has also setup a paypal donation link as well: http://jimmyleeinicu...5/funeral-fund/

Thanks so much all of you and please keep sending out warming wishes to are dear friend Fran.

Fran, please do not be mad at me for doing this but I know you are in a great time of need and devastated to lose your soul mate.

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$1002.10 for the cremation and $490 for the memorial service. Plus the $50 for the doctor exam (M.E.), $12 each for 3-6 death certificates, plus $1.20/line for the obituary.

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 01:50 AM

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 04:45 AM

Thanks Crp!!
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 08:19 AM

Fran, my thoughts and prayers are with you. But, your Jim will be in your heart and mind for the rest of your life, only his physical self has gone.
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:36 AM

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Fran, I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 04:32 PM

Maori poem:-

The tide of life glides swiftly past
And mingles all in one great eddying foam.
O heaven now sleeping!Rouse thee,rise to power;
And thou ,O earth,awake,exert thy might for me
And open wide the door to my last home,
Where calm and quiet rest awaits me in the sky.


Very sorry for your loss. May your staff and shield support and protect you in the coming weeks .
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 04:35 PM

Fran is creating this beautiful tribute for JL:  James L Radcliffe In Loving Memory…
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:09 PM

A candle for Jimmy Lee.

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:09 PM

Added a picture of Jim from the day of our wedding in 2004. It is a great picture of him and he still has his 2600 hat that he has since worn out. ;)

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:38 PM

Fran, there are some folks at my board who left you some messages here --> http://ourboard2004....parker-lilbambi <-- Note: this link is only accessible if you are a member of my private board.

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 02:34 AM

Thanks everyone. Thanks Eric.

I thought when my Dad passed away that it was the worst it could get (and I had Jim here supporting me).

I was wrong...
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 05:56 AM

Rest in peace.
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 02:35 PM

I'm very saddened to hear of your loss, Fran.
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 03:12 PM

The photo slideshow on JL's memorial website is lovely, Fran.  Great memories you're sharing there.
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 05:37 PM

Thank you all!! All your wishes, condolences, supportive thoughts and prayers have helped tremendouly.

Here is some great and amazing news!

Praise God and the power of friendship. Many people helping made this happen.

Even if you don't believe, what I am gonna tell you is amazing.

At least the cremation and the memorial service are taken care of!!

Donations from friends poured in and it was basically to the dollar what I needed to give the funeral home $1,502 for cremation and memorial service.

There are other extraneous charges such as $50 M.E. Fee for med exam for cremation, $12/each for death certificates (they said likely need at least 3-6 of them at first), and of course some flowers and $1.20/line for the Obit.

So there are other things but... With those two items taken care of and coming in, and will be here in my account by Monday or Tues, Jeffrey at Nelson's Funeral Home said for me to call the Hospital and let them know that Nelson's has taken over Jim's care from here.

Also I have an appointment with Jeffrey at 10:00am tomorrow for taking care of arrangements even though he does not even have the money in hand yet. That was sweet I thought.

Thanks to all who helped in all ways during this devastating time.
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 05:49 PM

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Donations from friends poured in and it was basically to the dollar what I needed to give the funeral home $1,502 for cremation and memorial service.
I'm so relieved to hear that, Fran.  I just took a break from house cleaning (ugh) on a gray, rainy day and read your news--it brightened my day.
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 06:39 PM



Please keep those positive thoughts and prayers coming.

The unbidden feelings of loss hit like a freight train so frequently -- they bring on panic attacks and crying and wailing that feels like they will never stop.

Awesome Elizabeth!

Did you see I made it much easier to post on JimRadcliffe.com?
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 06:48 PM

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I did see, and I posted there earlier today. :flowers:
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Posted 07 December 2014 - 06:37 PM

I saw that in my email earlier. Thanks for your thoughts Elizabeth.

So much more to do on the site but after the funeral stuff today, I am totally spent. Need rest I guess.
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Posted 07 December 2014 - 07:48 PM

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 10:04 PM

My deepest condolences to you, Fran. While none of us are immortal we do live on in the memories of our friends and loved ones. May you find peace in the memories of your years together.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 10:01 PM

Thank you so much Erik and Jack. Those thoughts mean so much. :hug:
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Posted 09 December 2014 - 12:30 AM

Darn. I tried to respond to the Firesign post but it seems like the server is down:

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 01:25 AM

Thanks for fixing it Fran
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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:38 AM

Fran my deepest condolences and prayer are with you at this time.
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