Obituary: James Earl Lay Jr.
February 7, 2013
In Memory of James Earl Lay Jr., a loving husband, father, son and friend. A life taken all too soon. Survived by his wife, Donyelle Lay (32); children, Corrina (14), Gabriel (13), Alex (12), Thomas (10), JeweleeAnna (10), Michael (9); mother, Karen Mendoza (51); father, James Earl Lay Sr.; numerous family members and many, many, friends.
An amazing man who touched many lives.
The viewing will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley on N. Roop St. The service will be held at David Walley’s Hotsprings at the gazebo at 1 p.m.
When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not there to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn’t get to say
I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time that you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
He said my place was ready
In Heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love
But when I walked through Heaven’s gate
I felt so much at home
I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last
And since each day’s the same way
There’s no longing for the past
So when tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart
For every time you think of me
I’m right here, in your heart.