Obituary: James Earl Lay Jr.

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.


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