Luis Vila Jr.
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Loving you always  


Even though i only got to spend two years with you those are two years i will cherish forever. Having you as a big brother was a gift. You taught me to never quit, anyone can do anything. Its the person inside. And you were such a strong person and caring brother. I will never forget the laughs we shared late at night. Thats something i will always remember. Because the memory in the heart is what counts and thats something only a few people have. I want to thank you for being in my life. You truely are and always will be my inspiration. I love you now always and forever. Spread your wings and fly. 

Love your baby sister,

Missing You  

God chooses who should be family I thank God every day that he made you my brother. I miss you like crazy but in my heart I know you are in a better place (this is what keeps me going). I know you watch over us every day and I feel your presence. I want you to know I love you and that you will always have a place in my heart. Until I see you again.

Love your sister,


***It’s me Kimberly I just wanted to say that I miss you so very much and I love you with all my heart and I know you’re in a better place. I know you’re looking over us and protecting everyone. I can’t wait till the day we unite again. Spread you wings and fly Ti0 miss you love, Kimberlyy,,=]***

Juniors Obituary  
Juniors Obituary

Vila, Luis M., Jr., 26, died in his sleep to meet the dear Lord on August 22, 2006. Junior, as he was called by everyone, lived his life to the fullest. He was born in Mineola, NY. He was born to a military dad and began traveling throughout Europe and the United States. Junior was stricken by meningococcal meningitis two years ago and suffered many impairments. As a result he was permanently disabled. Junior was an inspiration to all, especially those who continue to say "I cannot do that". Those words were never in his vocabulary. He went beyond in his capabilities to achieve what others could not. He felt sorry for those who did not get the proper attention in the hospital and helped them. He had a great heart toward everyone and loved everyone. His great personality and sense of humor will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Roseann Carrasquillo; her husband, Jose; his father, CSM Luis "Manny" Vila; his wife, Teresa; his beloved sister, Anna Maria Guerrero; her husband, Nelson; son, Justin and daughter, Kimberly; his sister, Tatiana; his brother, Tyler; his son, Luis, III; his son, Anthony; his aunts, Nibian, Elena, Elizabeth and Margaret; his uncles, Manuel and Manny; his grandmothers, Doris Bispo and Maria Antonia Gonzalez; his grandfather, Manuel Vila, his cousins, Kalina, Kaylin, Khalib and numerous grand aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral Services were held at Kraeer Funeral Home, Coral Springs, FL on Friday, August 25, 2006. Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, North Lauderdale, FL on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., with interment following. 

†Life is what u make of it !!LIFE is 

short, full of love,full of pain and 

theres even times u think your 

insane,but like a gangsta I will 

maintain!Live life to the fullest, 

cause u only live once,so cherish 

every breath u take because one 

day u might not awake!


By Luis Vila Jr.


My Mom and Dad  

My Mom and Dad are Survivors

My Mom and Dad are survivors, or so I've heard it said.
But I hear them crying at night when all others are in bed.
I watch them lay awake at night and go to hold their hand. 
They don't know I'm with them to help them understand.
But like the sands on the beach that never wash away...
I watch over my surviving mom and dad, who think of me each day. 
They wear a smile for others...a smile of disguise.
But through Heaven's door I see tears flowing from their eyes.
My mom and dad try to cope with death to keep my memory alive.
But anyone who knows them knows it is their way to survive.
As I watch over my surviving mom and dad...
through Heaven's open door.
I try to tell them that angels protect me forever more.
But I know that doesn't help them or ease the burdens they bear.
So if you get a chance, go visit them...And show them
that you care.
For no matter what they matter what they feel.
My surviving mom and dad have broken hearts
that time won't ever heal~!

In our Hearts  

We thought of you with love today.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our hearts.

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I am free  
Don't grieve for me, for now I am free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found the peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored much,
Good friends, good times,
a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now;
He has set me free. 

Mom Listen To Me

Mom please listen to me
As I take the time to write.
I see parents struggling daily.
Their pain is such a fight...

All of us who have gone
And left the rest of you behind…
We’re ok. Mom, I promise…
Heaven is beautiful, and God is kind.

You used to tell me that one day
God would call and take you home.
You told me you’d make me strong,
So I could stand tall when I'm alone.

But things happen sometimes, Mom,
That does not go in our plans.
I wasn’t scared, Mom,
When God held out his hand.

I didn’t want to leave you,
I didn’t have time to say Good bye.
When the angels said, "Come with us"
There wasn’t time to question why.

I’ve watched you daily, Mom.
It hurts to see you cry.
I don’t want you to be unhappy,
Because you didn’t get to say Goodbye.

Tell the others what I’m telling you,
So many parents need to know..
That Earth was just a lay over;
We had another place to go.

I know you miss me, Mom,
I know your heart was broken in two.
But God really needed me
Because my earthly life was through.

I’m always alongside you…
I smile and touch your hair.
I whisper, "Mom, I love you",
You just can’t see me there.
I’m the one who gently touches you
On your shoulder when you’re sad.
I’m Happy that you finally found
God again, and are no longer mad.

Tell the parents, Mom, for me,
That all of us kids are okay.
God had plans for our lives
When he called us home that day.

I love you, Mom, I always will
And remember I’m not that far away.
We’re going to be together again
When God calls out your name one day. 

               Remember Me

Remember me with smiles not tears,
for all the joy through all the years,
Recall the closeness that was ours,
A love as "sweet" as fragrant flowers.

Don't dwell on thoughts that cause you pain,
We'll see each other once again,
I am at peace...try to believe,
It was my time...I had to leave.

But ' what a view' I have from here,
I see your face. I feel you near.
I follow you throughout the day.
You're not alone along the way.

And when God calls you... you will be,
Right by my side...right here with me.
Till then, I'll wait by Heaven's door,
We'll be united... evermore!

Ask My Mom How She Is

My mom, she tells a lot of lies,
She never did before.
But from now until she dies,
She'll tell a whole lot more.

Ask my mom how she is
And because she can't explain,
She will tell a little lie
Because she can't describe the pain.

Ask my mom how she is,
She'll say "I'm Alright."
If that's the truth, then tell me,
Why does she cry each night?

Ask my mom how she is,
She seems to cope so well.
She didn't have a choice you see,
Nor the strength to yell.

Ask my mom how she is,
"I'm fine, I'm okay, I'm coping,"
For God's sake mom, just tell the truth,
Just say your heart is broken.

She'll love me all her life,
I loved her all mine.
But if you ask her how she is,
She'll lie and say she's fine.

I am here in Heaven.
I cannot hug from here,
If she lies to you don't listen,
Hug her and hold her near.

On the day we meet again,
We'll smile and I'll be bold.
I'll say, "You're lucky to get here, Mom,
With all the lies you told!"

Kids do the craziest things  
Junior would always do some crazy things. when we lived in Germany he was about 2 1/2 years old we had a little black dog named Blacky. Junior was sitting on the floor playing with his toys when Blacky decided to take one of his toys Junior got upset and decided he was going to get even with Blacky and bit the dog on his tail. Of course the dog turn around and bit Junior back he just sat there startle that the dog did this to him.  He didn't get hurt just shocked. 

I remember when Junior was born. Roseann was in New York getting ready to give birth since I was leaving Fort Devens MA to go to Germany. I received a call saying she was on her way to the hospital. I had my friend Dennis take me to the airport and I took the plane out to New York. I called before I left the doctor said it would take awhile. Junior was born while I was on Route 2 in MA on the way to the airport. No cell phones no beepers etc... I arrived at the hosipital and was told Roseann had a boy. I was so proud that now I had the son I always wanted. I was proud that now Anna had a baby brother. I was proud to be a dad. The greatest joy was being a father to both a daughter and a son.

Some of you know me as the one who has the answers to all. That is because I have learned from experience. Being in the Army has taught me much more than I could ever accomplish. I have never been weak nor have I ever been helpless. When Junior was striken with the disease, I was so weak and helpless I did not know what to do with myself. I became a person which only had one focus in life and that was to save my son. This is the worse thing anyone can go through that has never been helpless.

I know my son is resting now in a beter place has his legs and arms back, but I am not the HERO AND WARRIOR HE IS. I have never had a feeling than what I have now and really miss him asking to borrow those $20 or for a pack of Newport. I will miss him in soul but his spirit will live on forever as long as I am around.

I ask that each parent who reads this, to hug your child it may be the last time. Tell them you love them. I know I did that with Junior.

I will alway love you and you will always have a piece of my heart.

May god bless each of you.

Your loving father


He Only Took My Hand / Mom

Last night while I was sleeping, my son's voice I did hear

I opened my eyes and looked around the room
But Junior didn't appear

he said:
"Mom you've got to listen, you've got to understand
God didn't take me from you, he only took my hand

When I called out in pain that night, he instantly reached down,
took my hand and pulled me gently to his side,
lifted me up and saved me from all the misery and pain inside.
My body hurt so badly, I could never be the same

My search is really over now
I've found happiness within, all the answers to my empty
dreams and all that might have been

I love and miss you soooo very much, I'll always be near by
My body's gone forever
But my spirit will never die

So you must go on now and live one day at a time
Until we meet again

Just understand:

God didn't take me from you, he only took my hand!!!!

My Hero  

My brother has always been my first baby. I would talk to him give him advice on what to do and most of the time he would listen. Throughout his life he has taught me alot of things unintentionally. He always knew that I loved him. He would tell me Anna you know you are the best sister in the world and I would would ask him what do you want. He always made me laugh even after he would make me mad. I will miss that the most about him but he will live on in my heart and there is where I will lock away the memories. Junior even though I did not tell you, you are my hero the struggles you faced only a true soldier could face them. I love you and miss you dearly.

Love your big sister,


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