Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Aug 28th

Briann Nicole Amu and Isaih Charles Amu

Briann Nicole and Isaih Charles Amu passed away peacefully in the arms of family members April 28, 2011. They were born at 1:19 and 1:20 a.m. and met the eyes of Jesus shortly after on the same day. They were born at Saint Peter's University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Funeral services for Briann Nicole and Isaih Charles Amu will be held Saturday June 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. at West Lake Baptist Church in Doyline. Officiating will be the Rev. Lee Nunley.

Briann Nicole and Isaih Charles were born to Charles and Melinda Amu of Somerset, New Jersey.

They are survived by their brother, Jeremiah Amu; grandparents, Donald and Janet Ross of Blanchard; Lawrence Sherwood and step-grandmother, Kathleen Sherwood of Doyline.

Aunts include Pamela Mahaffey of Minden, Stephanie Schmidt of Lagrange, North Carolina, Emily Mayes of Minden, Belinda Tabler of Cochran, Georgia and Gloria Amu of Accra Ghana. Uncles are Michael and Blessing Amu of Accra Ghana

Their paternal grandparents are Alexander and Gladys Amu of Accra Ghana.

They are preceded in death by their great-grandparents (maternal) Charles and Elaine Kaufmann and Lawrence and Helen Sherwood; and their aunt Kimberly Sherwood.

The family requests all memorial donations be sent to Melinda Amu, 315 Coventry Lane Somerset, New Jersey.

"From the very beginning I loved you,

As I made plans to hold you and rock you:

You were tiny and helpless as you lay in my womb,

But something went wrong and soon you were gone;

My young heart was broken, my tears fell like rain,

I'd never known such heartache and pain.

I wonder who you look like, me or your dad,

Do you have my smile and his eyes?

Would you have been big and tall or tiny and small?

We had dreams for you that reached to the skies.

It was long, long ago and I still miss you so,

Thanks to Jesus, I'll see you in heaven.

I'll hold you in heaven someday,

When my trials on earth pass away;

The angels have rocked you, the Father watches over you,

I know you're waiting for me;

I never could hold you or tell you 'Goodbye,'

But I'll hold you in heaven someday."

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