I would like to share with you a special memory I have of Karla. It happened when
I was sitting in the waiting room while visiting her father (Gus) in the hospital. We were sitting there giggling and acting
kind of silly as we tried to relieve some stress while catching up on what had been going on in each others
lives. I hadn't seen my family in a while as I lived in Detroit and they lived in St. Louis. Immediately after working
14 hours in Detroit, I flew to St. Louis to visit with my brother. By the time I arrived at the hospital, I was exhausted
and very concerned about my brother's health. I had never witnessed him this ill before. While sitting there, saying
a silent prayer, I was fighting tears and trying not to cry about my brother's illness, when all of a sudden Karla
came and sat on my lap and asked me,"do you wanna talk about Jesus?" Karla sensed how weary I was feeling and this was her
way of helping me get through this rough and difficult time. Karla talked to me about Jesus and invited me to her church.
This proved to be just what I needed to get though the day. I always knew Karla was special, but on that day, it seemed as
though she reconfirmed just how special she was to me. Bless her heart... Karla really helped me get through that day.
This web site is something I have wanted to do since Karla's death. However, I could
never find the strength to put it together, because mentally it was difficult and very painful for me to do. Then one evening
in March 2004, when I was thinking about making this web site, I felt Karla’s presence and I heard her say "okay, Aunt
Carol, let’s do this." Hence, this web site was created.
On behalf of my family, I thank all of you for your wonderful support, prayers,and
caring words of encouragement. Please visit Karla's web site again as we plan to add more photos and do what we can to
share with you how wonderful she was.
I am ever so grateful for the strength Karla gave me to complete this website
that evening in March. I think it's just amazing how busy Karla still is here on earth even though she now lives in Heaven!
Karla gave so much to so many with her brilliant endeavors, it’s no wonder,
I have always been and will always be proud to call her MY NIECE!
Rest well Karla, my precious angel... and know that your Aunt Carol misses and loves
you very much.
Note: I chose the song playing
in the background for this page because the young lady singing (Daphne Rice) reminds me of Karla. The first time I talked
to Daphne, I thought of Karla. They do not physically look alike. However, Karla and Daphne share many of the
same attributes ... very vocal in expressing their love for the LORD, personality plus, friendly, beautiful smile,
and the list goes on and on.
"Where It All Begins"
Written By: Daphne Rice
Lead Vocal: Daphne Rice
Background Vocal: Jeremy Haynes
All Keyboards: Levi "Too" King
Bass: Jeremy Haynes
Drums: Jeremy Haynes