~ Phillip's Journey ~
Dedicated to
Phillip Ray Dover
Birth 2-18-67 ~ Murdered 10-18-98

Two years since you have left us
The love won't fade away
This message in a bottle sent
With tears of those who pray

Reaching for you in the night
To hold you very close
Feel the warmth of all your love
We miss your touch the most

We gather in a special place
A River filled with dreams
To send you on a journey through
The life you should have seen

Each one of us will send a wish
This journey takes you far
So you will find the peacefulness
This love be our memoir

Taken from us violently
Murdered tragically
This overwhelming sorrow felt
Will haunt us all daily

We place love in this bottle
From all your family
Giving you the honor
Life's journey endlessly

If you find this bottle
Please feel the special love
This journey that our Phillip makes
God's blessing from above

Remember when you find it
With joy please set it free
The water of his pathway
Are tears of family

Know the special beauty
Of what this is to us
A family that is grieved by
A man who meant so much

Though dreams have now been broken
Our eyes no longer see
The smile of our sweet Phillip
Such beauty naturally

We take this time to thank you
For journey of his soul
That it may reach the end of earth
On waves that reach a goal

Travel on in spirit
Your dreams will always be
Created by the special ones
That share love's boundaries

Journey now sweet Phillip
To places far and wide
Know that you were loved on earth
All precious hearts will guide

When this journey's over
When you have reached last shore
I know that you will find us
Your spirit home once more

We'll all be there to greet you
With smiles upon our face
Our Phillip has returned to us
The dream we all embrace.

~ Francine ~

This dedication to the family of Phillip Ray Dover
Mother and Step Dad 
~ Debbie and Bill Wiley ~
Dad and Step Mother
~ Clarence and Glenda Dover ~
Twin Daughters
~ Shelly and Stephanie ~
~ Jamie Wiley, Tommy Wiley, Clay Dover ~
~ Keith Wiley and Andy Clark ~
~ Marcia and Christy Wiley ~

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Midi Composition Entitled " By The Sea " by Bruce DeBoer



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