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« on: March 11, 2007, 03:30:48 PM »

In Loving Memory Of
Billy Ray Halcomb Jr.

Born
August 17, 1972
Los Angeles, California

Passed Away
March 2, 2007
Downey, California

Funeral Service
Saturday, March 10, 2007
11:00 A.M.

Officiating
Reverend Juan Hernandez

Interment
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier, California

Prayer by Reverend Juan Hernandez

Song: Amazing Grace

Reverend Hernandez and his children were lifelong friends
to Billy. He told a story about when Billy was young, they
had a doorbell that sounded like a tugboat whistle. They
always knew it was Billy at the door because he would hold the
button down until someone answered the door. He was
persistent, even then!

Song: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

A teacher of Epokid (Nick) - Theresa Petit - Spoke of
Epoman's volunteering at school, his help in producing the best
yearbook they ever had, and his commitment to education.
She used words like fortitude, determination and passion.

Epo's mom Sylvia, Spoke of Epoman as a fighter.

Katherine (KitKatz) - great job representing the members of
IHD. She read about Epoman's vision and goals in creating
IHD. She also shared members thoughts that had been posted. And
a poem (see other link)

Song: Hero - Mariah Carey

Photos:
1) Wake March 9, 2007 L to R - Victor (Mr. Kitkatz), Kitkatz, Goffynina and her brother John and Okarol
2)   "                    "              - Epokid down in front! (aka Nick)
3) Funeral March 10, 2007      - Vandie, Livecam, Kitkatz and Victor
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
Now needs a new kidney, 7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She started PD Sept. 2013
Searching for a living donor using social media, friends, family.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Jenna is an artist, she loves music, is a fan of ComicCon, and has been writing stories since she was little.
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 03:54:08 PM »

Thanks, karol, for being there to represent us, and for the pics of Epo's friends as they celebrated his life.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 04:07:51 PM »

Thank you for sharing with us. You were where we all wished we could have been that day.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007, 04:11:41 PM »

Thanks karol
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007, 04:17:26 PM »

Thank you for being there and representing the IHD family - and for sharing family photos
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Started hemodialysis in April 2006.
Received a new kidney from my sister on Dec. 5, 2006.
Transplant rejection in March, 2009
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Sister-in-law approved as donor in Dec 2009
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007, 04:43:02 PM »

It was a nice service and celebrated his life.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2007, 05:00:28 PM »

Thamks for sharing that with us.
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2007, 05:23:31 PM »




 :cuddle;  Beautiful photos. Thank You.
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2007, 08:50:00 PM »

Karol,

thank you so much for this posting. kelli
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2007, 09:12:27 PM »

Thank you I wish I could have been there the pictures are great.
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2007, 09:17:39 PM »

Many thanks for sharing the services and special pictures of our family members!  Anja
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2007, 09:57:10 PM »

 :thx;
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2007, 11:05:52 PM »

Thanks Karol
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2007, 03:18:54 PM »

Thanks so much for posting.  It is great to be able to see the IHD family members there, representing those of us who wished we could have been there.  Thank you so much.
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2007, 05:16:55 PM »

Thanks so much    :thumbup;
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2007, 07:54:57 PM »

I'm so glad you could be there.
As for the photos Epoman always said TTIWWP.
So thanks for the photos.
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2007, 06:46:20 PM »

I really miss Epoman.
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2007, 08:40:49 PM »

Epoman and I shared  many laughs on the phone. I miss that. We used to brainstorm ideas for IHD, we agreed on so many things we could finish each others sentences.  :(
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2007, 09:32:41 AM »

I just finished reading all 7 pages about Epoman's brother not talking to him about donation. Anyone know if he showed up for the funeral??
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2007, 10:31:04 AM »

Yes, he was there. He looked like a big, healthy guy.
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
Now needs a new kidney, 7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She started PD Sept. 2013
Searching for a living donor using social media, friends, family.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Jenna is an artist, she loves music, is a fan of ComicCon, and has been writing stories since she was little.
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2007, 04:17:56 PM »

he finally had the nerve to talk to him...Hmmmmm
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2008, 05:22:07 PM »

OKarol,

Thank you for posting the pictures - they are great. 
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