Calandra Lundy Balas

January 23, 2005August 1, 2012

Burial arrangements under the direction of East Resthaven Park Mortuary & Cemetery.


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Grandma Donna

May 13, 2018

Calandra, my heavenly messenger,

Would you please give the following message and Mother’s Day poem to my dearest mother, your loving great-grandmother, along with your enchanting smile? Thank you, my darling!

Mother, today is Mother’s Day and with it comes many tears, as I recall the many, beautiful memories of you! This day reminds me of all the priceless things I miss about you! The pain of your loss is ever present, the void in my heart never filled, and, I, so very often, find myself looking skyward and calling your name! I love and miss you so very much, my dearest mother!

I find comfort in the words of the following poem:

Happy Mother’s Day In Heaven

I love and miss you mom,
and though you’ve passed away,
you’ll never be forgotten,
for I think of you each day.

If heaven celebrated this day
how special it will be,
A gathering of the many moms
upon our family tree.

Your mother and grandmother
and great grandmother too.
How wonderful it is, that they
can spend this day with you.

May you know how much I love you
though I’m here and you are there.
Happy Mother’s Day in heaven
to the best mom anywhere!

Ron Tranmer

Mom, God-willing, someday I will celebrate Mother’s Day in heaven with you, grandma, great-grandma, and great-great grandma, including our beautiful Calandra! It would be a most joyous, celebration!

A heavenly Mother’s Day to you, mom! Hugs and kisses to both you and Calandra!

Your loving daughter,

Calandra, I love and miss you, too!

Grandma Donna

April 1, 2018

Calandra, my special angel,

I found the following Easter poem:

Easter up in Heaven,
A very special time.
All the angels gather,
On this wonderful day sublime.
Jesus Christ has risen,
Up to Heaven above.
All the angels singing
About God’s endless love.


Happy Easter to all my loved ones in Heaven!

Calandra, my special angel,
Although you cannot be with me today, I know that you are with Jesus. You are one of the little angels who is singing praises to Him today on Easter and always. I find comfort in knowing that Jesus loves you, and that He will always stay close beside you to guard and guide you. I miss your sweet, earthly presence, my special angel! I am so lonely here without you! LOVE YOU!

Donna Ferguson

March 7, 2018

Calandra, my darling granddaughter,

Would you please give the following message to your great-grandmother, my mother, along with your most enchanting smile? Thank you, darling!
My beloved mother, today is a day of both profound sadness and sweet remembrance of you. God reclaimed you to be with Him six years ago today. Time goes on, but the pain of losing you is ever present!
I found the following poem which speaks volumes as to how I, your daughter, felt having had you for my most amazing mother! I was so very blessed!

Geraldine Dottie Rewick
Oct. 24, 1928--Mar. 07, 2012


Today like many other days brings special thoughts of you,
of happy times we shared and caring things you used to do;
Once more it's a reminder that life's road is sometimes rough,
because the time we shared just wasn't long enough!
For you were someone special who was thought so highly of,
who'll always be remembered with affection, warmth and love;
So sending thoughts to heaven on the day you went away, and
hope you know you're missed more than words could ever say!
Author Unknown

Six years gone, but never, ever forgotten!
Mother, with so much love!
Your grateful daughter,

Calandra, darling, I love and miss you, too! Hugs and kisses!
Grandma Donna

Grandma Donna

January 26, 2018

Calandra, my beautiful granddaughter, There are so many things which remind me of you. On what would have been, should have been, your thirteenth, earthly birthday-- Jan. 23, 2018--three days ago, I entered an image of a blue 13 balloon with your entry. I have added balloon images with your past entries, due to the fact that you loved balloons! This was a known fact, for everytime we visited Red Robin you would leave with a colorful balloon and a big smile on you lovely face! Understandably, at your graveside balloons were released in sweet remembrance of you. I am adding another balloon image today in recognition of what would have been your earthly, thirteenth birthday three days ago. I, most assuredly, will be adding more future balloon images, especially with your birthday entries. Calandra, my beautiful granddaughter, I immensely love and miss you! Hugs and kisses!

Grandma Donna

January 23, 2018

Calandra, my precious granddaughter,
Jan. 23, 2005 ~ Aug. 01, 2012

It is hard for me to accept the fact that today would have been your thirteenth, earthly birthday. Today you would have celebrated being a teenager! I try to close my eyes and envision how much more grown up and beautiful you would have evolved at the age of thirteen years old! Tragically, senselessly and needlessly, you were robbed of your innocent, precious life at the tender age of seven and one-half years old.

My precious Calandra, in your short seven and one-half years on earth you touched my heart with laughter, you blessed my life with happiness and abundantly filled my heart with love! It is for these reasons, these treasured gifts, that I often cry tears of sadness. The void I feel in my heart over your great loss is overwhelming at times, and the reality of knowing that I am destined to live my entire, earthly life without you, my beautiful granddaughter, tears at my heart!

I may not be able to celebrate your earthly birthday with you today, but I will CELEBRATE YOU in my heart every day! A blessed, heavenly birthday to you, my precious granddaughter!
Birthday Hugs & Kisses!

Grandma Donna

January 23, 2018

Calandra, my darling,

Will you please give the following message, along with your beautiful smile, to my dad, your great-grandfather? Also, please give him a big hug and kiss from me. Thank you, my darling!

In Loving Memory Of A Very Dear Dad:
Ralph Everett Rewick, Jr.
Oct. 24,1927 ~ Jan. 23, 2009
(Nine years without you!)

Dad, there are so many things I wish I had said and done, but sadly can no longer do, now that you are gone. But I want you to know, that although you are out of sight, you will always be in my heart. I want you to know that I will always cherish you, I will always love and remember you.

You are too precious to ever be forgotten, and too priceless to ever be replaced. You were one in a million, and you will always be the precious and unique Dad I cared for so dearly.

Forever you will live on, in my thoughts, and never die, and until that day, when we shall meet again,I will continue to cherish all of my many memories of you. Dad, I love and miss you so very much!

Your forever grateful daughter,

Grandma Donna

January 1, 2018

My precious Calandra,

Another new year is upon me, another year to endure without precious you. All of my many memories and shed tears, precious, can never bring me earthly comfort. I only can envision a lifetime of loneliness without you. A heavenly New Year's day to you and our departed loved ones. Loving and missing you with all my heart! OXOX

Grandma Donna

December 25, 2017

Calandra, my Heavenly Angel,

Today is filled with sadness for me, your grandmother, for it will be the sixth Christmas without your sweet, earthly presence. I try to find comfort in all of your priceless, precious memories, during your short, seven and one-half years. Oh, how I wish that there could have been more! I miss you so very much! I am so very lonely here without you!

I try to find comfort in the following poem:

Christmas Memories of an Angel in Heaven

There's a very special place beyond the skies above,
somewhere very peaceful that is full of light and love.

That special place is Heaven where you're free to laugh and roam.
It was your time to go there so the angels took you Home.

And, though you're in my thoughts each single day throughout the year,
at special times like Christmas I wish you could be here.

Now you're in a better place, your soul is laid to rest,
safe with all the angels, for they only take the best.

Author Unknown

Calandra, Merry Christmas, my Heavenly Angel!
I LOVE YOU! Hugs & Kisses!

Grandma Donna

November 23, 2017

My dearest, darling Calandra,

Today is Thanksgiving,and my thoughts are of you, my beautiful granddaughter! My deepest gratitude I give to God for having allowed me the great opportunity and privilege of having had your sweet, precious, earthly presence in my life! Although that time was too short, a mere seven and one half years, you left a forever, heart-felt handprint upon my heart! I, your grandmother, love and miss you so very much! I am so very lonely here on earth without you! You may be gone but never forgotten!

My dearest, darling Calandra, I wish you a most wonderful Thanksgiving in Heaven!

Hugs and Kisses!
Grandma Donna

Grandma Donna

August 1, 2017

Calandra, my beautiful granddaughter,

The following poem conveys my great fear of forgetting you as the years pass.

Will I Forget?

After five long years of missing you,
I have a newborn fear;
That as time goes by my mind will fail,
And your memory won't be clear.

Already I have problems in
Remembering the sound
Your sweet voice made in speaking-
Oh, where can it be found?

I have photos by the hundreds,
And your face will always be
Engraved upon my very heart,
For you're the heart of me.

But how I long to hear your voice
And see your loving smile!
To gaze upon your precious face,
And talk with you a while.

I can't believe it's been five years-
It seems like yesterday;
Yet it also seems a million years
Since you went away.

Time doesn't work the way it did
When you were still on earth;
Sometimes it crawls sometimes it flies,
It's hard to know time's worth.

But five years gone is five years less
I have to live alone,
And as the years roll slowly by,
Someday I'll be called Home.

And then I'll get to be with you,
For all eternity,
How precious, then, will be our time,
Each day a symphony!

Saralyn McAfee Smith

Calandra, my beautiful granddaughter, I have not forgotten you! You are in my daily thoughts! I pray that I will remember you until the moment I draw my last breath! I love and miss you!!
Hugs and Kisses!