Christian Lavon Byrd, 2, you took your first breath on the second day of August 2010 and you left the grasp of our loving arms on the 24th day of June 2013, but you will always remain in our hearts forever. Christian your smile would light up and bring warmth in a dark cold room. From the second we woke you up in the morning until we kissed you softly while we tucked you in at night, you were filled with so much joy and happiness. You were so advanced for your age and understanding, you used words like "actually," "probably" and "of course." You were our daily motivation to succeed, you kept us strong when we felt weak, you put a smile on our face when we felt like crying, you showed us how important it is to love unconditionally and wholeheartedly, you taught us to never stop fighting for what we believe in and you taught us to never take life for granted. Recently I remember being sad and you rubbed my back and wiped my tears and said so courageously, "Mommy, fon't cry. It's OK, you have to be a big kid." Everyone who met you was instantly impacted by your infectious laugh and incomparable personality.
You are survived by your Mommy Christa Lemonakis, your daddy, your grandparents, your great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and extended family. We love you so much and we are so thankful to have you in our minds, bodies and spirits.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at New Life Worship Center, 4380 Cleveland Ave., in Fort Myers.
Christian Lavon Byrd
Arrangements by Fuller Metz Cremation & Funeral Services where online condolences can be offered at www.fullermetz.com.