This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ricky Stroud who was born in Tennessee on July 22, 1988 and passed away on May 14, 2005 at the age of 16. We will remember him forever.
He was a junior at East High School. He loved to hang out with his friends. He loved to play football. He played for East High for 3 years. He loved to wrestle too. He wrestled for East Ridge and then East High, he would have been the team captain this year. He played basketball at home just to have fun. He would pretty much play anything, if he would have fun.
I am his little sister Kellie and I loved him to death, even though we fought all the time, I still loved him and always will. And, I would do anything if we could bring him back. At the funeral I was wishing he would just jump up and smack me for being to close to him. I know I will always miss my "Bubby" (As many of you probably know thats what the whole family called him because of me!) I will never forget him!!&& I still think about him everyday, and miss him more and more!!
I know that he would have wanted us to be happy. So we are trying our best to live happy lives, even though it is really hard because we think about him every day. We know we will never forget about him, and we will always love him. Sometimes it even feels like he is here with us. It feels like we could just talk to him and he would answer us. It is still a big shock for us just to know that we will not get to see him again untill we die and go to heaven. This page is to let everyone know that we will all ways miss our "Bubby". And no matter how many years pass by we will love im like he is still here.
Writen by Kellie Stroud
May 14, 2007
TWO YEARS AGO
TWO YEARS HAVE PASSED RIGHT BY US
SINCE YOU WENT AWAY
BUT THE PAIN OF LOSING YOU
FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY
WE HAVEN'T SEEN YOUR FACE
YOUR VOICE WE NEVER HEAR
BUT YOUR MEMORY LIVES WITHIN US
IN OUR HEARTS YOU'RE STILL RIGHT HERE
YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
THIS WE KNOW FOR SURE
AND FOR THE GRIEF WE ALL STILL FEEL
THERE WILL NEVER BE A CURE
THEY SAY THE PAIN WILL LESSEN
THE GRIEF WILL FADE AWAY
BUT WE FEEL THE LOSS OF YOU
EACH AND EVERY DAY
TWO YEARS AGO YOU LEFT US
YOU MADE HEAVEN YOUR NEW HOME
BUT YOUR LIGHT FOREVER SHINES UPON US
WHEREVER YOU MAY ROAM
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RICKY LEE STROUD
WE MISS YOU
Written by Julie Jones
No one can prepare you for the loss of your older brother. No one can really understand what it's like to go through something like this. NO one knows how often I really think about you. Having an older brother was something I took for granted. We argued more often than anything and we hardly ever talked. It's been almost eight years since that day but I still relive it all the time. I think about the last time I spoke to you and the last hug we shared. I got lucky to have a big brother like you and I still can't believe this is real. Sooo much has happened since you were taken from us. So many things have changed since then but I still think about you everyday. I've been seeing you in my dreams every night and i'm so thankful for that. They feel so real. I would give anything to have you back with us. I love you Bubby.