October 1, 1997 - December 12, 2017
It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. We love you Javan.
My son was so generous with his time and resources while alive, it wasnt a hard decision that he would want to do so in death. Through his donation, a close family friend, Derek, was able to get one of his kidneys. This defied all thoughts of impossibilities given the incredible distance and odds of being a match. All credit goes to our wonderful god, Jehovah, who can make something positive come out of such a tragedy. We look forward to learning of the other lives that were changed by our son.
For Jay I lie awake and wonder My thought desponded Like thundering like never ending rain We all feel the great pain A heavy cloud of gloom It lingers and it looms We think of you today And Words we CAN never say If only you knew How different things could be If only you could see How beautiful life can be If only you knew How many people cared If only you could see What great LOVE they shared Oh the things we do About the thing we can not undo Every eye is crying Every heart is breaking Every mind is waking And it's all for you If only you knew That better things were coming If only you could see How great a man you'd be Oh what we wish we'd said We lie awake in bed Our pillows to our head Oh what we wished we'd said
I didn’t know Javan very well on a personal level but I did see him every Thursday night and every Sunday ... and despite the fact I had a hard time really wanting to talk to anyone he still seeked me out and made sure to shake my hand and give me a hug and a smile , I know that may not seem like a lot but it was . I never saw him sad always laughing always kind ... I even got the chance to go out in field service with him a few times and he really knew how to be an encouragement.
Celebrating the Life of Javan Bergeron