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Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels

17250 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL

OBITUARY

David Patrick Wayland

February 18, 1969January 4, 2020
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David Patrick Wayland was born on February 18, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away on January 4, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

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  • Visitation Memorial Saturday, January 11, 2020

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David Patrick Wayland

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Donna Katz

January 14, 2020

My baby brother. 4lbs6oz at birth. I had come in from a date, late in my mother’s pregnancy, we stayed up late eating chocolate cookies. On her way to bed, she pulled an abdominal muscle and went into premature labor. It could have happened at any time, my stepdad yelled at me that if his wife and baby died, it would be my fault. Lovely parenting. But when David came home, I stuck to him like glue. I stayed up to feed him , every hour on the hour.
I was blessed to see him grow into a man with a HUGE heart. I don’t believe my brother ever saw color. He had a handicapped mother, so disabled people were just people to Dave. He had a moral compass, which served to give him a lot of guilt when he did things that he knew were wrong. We are a family of people with the disease of addiction. He was not at fault. We in the rooms of AA know the battle that we fight every day. Dave fought the good fight. He deserves the exact compassion given to any cancer patient.
He was blessed to find the love of his life in Ismael Hernandez. If not for Ismael, we sisters and nieces, knew he would have been gone a long time ago.
David loved being Mrs Ismael Hernandez. But Ismael knew well the fatigue of watching depression cause this beautiful boy to continuously harm himself.
I’m going to remember David and Ismael together, knowing that when they could, they danced. They traveled. And most of all, they loved.
I urge all friends and family to continue to reach out to Ismael in the months to come. The loss of Dave has left a huge hole in all of our hearts.
I will miss you little brother. I’m sorry I couldn’t save you.
The photo I chose, I think, shows David , a very serious child, even at Christmas, as he had already lost his father.

Pam Davis

January 10, 2020

I could write a book here and all who know me or about me know some of our history. But I will say through all our ups and downs since he was in his cradle I have loved him. He had a good heart. Was actually a brilliant mind and very funny. He made me mad at times and we always got through the tough times. He was so gracious to tell me how greatful he was for me and our friendship. And I will miss him so very much. We talked at least every week sometimes more. He knew me and I knew him in the deepest sense. I am glad he and Ishmael Hernande allowed me to remain close in thier lives. They had a special love. David was family as even our grandfathers were friend and my father even was a friend of his mothers when they were sixteen in Tampa. My own mother and David's mother were besties until Dave's Mom died. I loved him and again will miss him terribly. One thing that does puzzle me was that we always use to celebrate our birthdays together while he lived in my home. Mine is the 16th of February and he always told me his was the 18th. He was invited to live in my home at different times of his life while he was finding his way. I know he will rest in peace as he was beginning to be at peace with himself as per our conversation three days before this tragedy. I will see you on the other side Dave. And since I am old it may not be that long. Ride those waves and catch the wind my friend. I love you.

David Lynch

January 10, 2020

Dear David!
Whadda fun and sweet guy you were to be around. You're gonna be missed, for sure...but the angels in heaven are going to love the new addition to the choir! RIP my friend. XOX!

Alexandra Wayland

January 10, 2020

Alexandra Wayland

January 10, 2020

Alexandra Wayland

January 10, 2020

Alexandra Wayland

January 10, 2020

Alexandra Wayland

January 10, 2020

Alexandra Wayland

January 10, 2020

Prather McKinnon

January 10, 2020

With love and fond memories. You will be missed by many.
Love, Prather

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