In Loving Memory of
Stacy Lynn Cope
October 14, 1971 - February 27, 2005


When I get to Heaven
I will meet you at the gate.
I'm going to be so happy then,
I can hardly wait.

I have really missed your smile,
and your warm embrace.
I knew you, so very well,
I'll not forget your face.

If I could hold your hand again,
and see you for awhile.
I would feel so warm inside
just to see you smile.

So even if I cry a tear,
please do not be sad.
It's just because I miss you so,
and the good times that we had.

So when you meet me at the gate,
please be happy too.
It really means a lot to me,
just to be with you.

Written to my daughter Stacy who passed away Feb 27, 2005
By Linda D. Cope

Wasn't our Stacy just the cutest baby?

A Letter From Heaven

To my dearest family, some things I have to say.
But first of all, to let you know, I arrived ok.
I'm writing this from heaven, where I dwell with God above,
Where there's no more tears or sadness, there's just eternal love.

Please don't be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight,
Remember that I'm with you, each morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me, and he said I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family... They will be here later on.
I need you here so badly, as part of my big plan
There's so much we have to do, to help our mortal man.

Then God gave me a list of things, He wished for me to do.
And foremost on that list of mine, is to watch and care for you.
And I will be beside you, every day, and week and year.
And when your sad I'm standing there, to wipe away the tear.

And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight,
God and I are close to you, in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because your only human, they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.
There would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you, of all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o're.
I'm closer to you now, then I ever was before.
And to my very many friends, trust God knows what is best.
I'm still not far away from you, I'm just beyond the crest.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb.
But together we can do it, taking one day at a time.
It's always my philosophy, and I'd like it for you too.
That as you give unto the world, so the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody, who's in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God at night, my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented, that my life is was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody, who is down and feeling low,
Just lend a hand to pick him up, and on your way you go.
When you are walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind.
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.

And you feel that gentle breeze, or the wind upon your face.
That's me giving you a great big hug, or just a soft embrace.
And when it's time for you to go, from that body to be free,
Remember you not going, your coming here to me.

And I will always love you, from that land way up above,
We'll be in touch soon, P.S. God sends his love.
~ Author Unknown

Stacy at 6 months old.

Through this pain beyond this loss
Time will have it's way with me
While you remain forever young
always blameless, always free
I'll keep your whisper in my heart
as time flows on from now to then
And you who ended at the start
Teach me to begin again.
~ anonymous

These four special gifts for Angel Stacy are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.

These are two beautiful and loving gifts for Angel Stacy from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.

Stacy at 3 years old.

Stacy's first haircut. She is either 5 or 6 years old here.


I often think of you,
When you were very small.
You left your fingerprints,
On almost every wall.

Back when you were growing up,
They were such happy years.
How you would smile, and make up games,
I remember through my tears.

Someday we'll be together,
When we meet in Clouds above.
But for now, my little girl,
I send you all my love.

My life is so empty now,
I think of when you were small.
And left your fingerprints,
On almost every wall.

Copyyright @ Linda D. Cope
July 29, 2007


Stacy with Tina and Craig.

The Night The Angels Came

I wish I knew what happened, the night the angels came.
They took you far away from me, I'll never be the same.

Did they take your hand in theirs, and help you with the pain?
I wish I could have been there, the night the angels came.

Now my heart is broken, and my teardrops fall like rain,
I wish I could have been there, the night the angels came.

Written to Stacy L Cope
By her mother Linda D Cope, Copyright@2006

Stacy being silly with her balloons!

And here is Stacy being silly again, this time with Craig.


Stacy with her Grandma Violet.

Stacy with Kevin and Tiffany.


Don't think of her as gone away~
her journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets~
this earth is only one,
Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years,
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away,
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost~
and she is loved so much
~~ By Ellen Brenneman

Stacy at Thanksgiving 2003.

Stacy on her kidney machine.

When I wake up in the morning
I ask myself,
how will I get through this day....
Without you?

As I dress and prepare to start my day...
I wonder,
how will I go on
Without you?

As the day slowly slips away,
I remember how you made me laugh
and I smile, Without you.

At the end of the day,
as I prepare to close my eyes,
I know in my Heart,
I couldn't have gotten through the day....

Written for Stacy by
Shawnya Scott, 03/04/05

Stacy with "Tiny."

Since you went away

A year ago you went away,
I never knew just what to say.
Each day I sit and wonder why,
I didn't get to say goodbye.

You know your always in my heart,
I wished we never had to part.
In time, some day, we shall meet,
You have always been so sweet.

Written to Stacy L. Cope
by her mother Linda D. Cope, Copyright@2006

Stacy with her loving mom.

Stacy with Jason, Christmas 2004.

Stacy's final resting place.

Stacy's headstone... how sad...

Dear Stacy's Mom
I'm so terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful young daughter.
Unfortunately, I can relate all too well
since I lost my daughter Laura when she was just 33.
My best friend, my heart and my soul.
God calls all of his special children and they live on,
not only in our memory but in the life to which, through his Grace,
we shall also go one day
May God bless you and keep you
and may his everlasting light shine upon you and bring your heart peace.
Ann, Laurasmom

Dear Linda
My ANGEL Lee wrote many poems, there was one that was very special to me,
I would love to share it with you.


Softness of the skin
Sweetness in the smell
Nectar of the fruit
Tender in the heart
Dancing in the eyes
Uplifting in the smile
Tickle of the touch
Joining in the love

Truth in the speech
Love in the laughter
Primal in the scream
Soft in the whisper
Quick in the mind
Fair in the sentence
Brave in the confrontation
Joining in the love

Graceful in the sleep
Careful in the search
Deep in the sorrow
Strength in the sickness
Giving of thy self
Rich in the health
Kind in the giving
Joining in the love

Written By
Lee Henry Aguilera
Sue-Anne's ANGEL

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

A small gift for the Cope family. May God bless and comfort you on this Angelversary of your Angel Stacy.


Please also visit Happy 45th Birthday Angel Stacy!

And please also visit these web sites that Stacy's mom has made ~
In Memory of Stacy Cope
Stacy's Virtual Memorial

To learn about Stacy's mom's new book of poetry, please go to this web page ~
The Night the Angels Came

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Stacy Lynn Cope

on March 9, 2006
Last updated: February 21, 2017
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