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Offline James Rondon

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My sister was found dead today...
« on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 15:27:41 »
Please pray for me and my family. I was awakende today to a call that my sister, Angel, was found dead this morning. She just turned 40, and we suspect foul play. My parents, and everyone really is in a state of shock, and are really hurting right now. Please pray for us...

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« Reply #1 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 15:28:49 »
My goodness, James.....you are all in our prayers, brother.

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Praying now -- for all of you.

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« Reply #3 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 15:41:23 »
Wow James, I'm so sorry. Praying.

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« Reply #4 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 15:55:15 »
I’m so very sorry, James.  I will remember you in my prayers.

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« Reply #5 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 15:56:08 »
What a tragedy! You're family's in our minds and prayers.

Peace be with you and let us know anything we can do.

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« Reply #6 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 16:14:57 »
I'm so sorry, James.  Praying.

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« Reply #7 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 16:30:46 »
James, for you and your family I am praying.

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« Reply #8 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 16:36:09 »
James, so very sorry what you are all going through.

Praying for you all.

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« Reply #9 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 18:10:24 »
James,

I am so sorry.  I will certainly pray for you and your family.

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Re: My sister was found dead today...
« Reply #10 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 18:44:28 »
James,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Please know that I am praying for you and your family.

May God comfort you with peace and strength.

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« Reply #11 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 21:23:57 »
Sorry to hear this.  I'll be praying for you and your family.

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Re: My sister was found dead today...
« Reply #12 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 21:59:27 »
That's terrible news, James.


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« Reply #13 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 22:15:03 »
Thanks, everyone, for your kind words, and most importnatly, for your prayers. We found out a little more of what happened. Her and her husband have been having troubles, and she told him to leave on Monday. It seems that this morning, at around 6:30am, he left his mother's house and didn't arrive back there until about 8:30. She saif that he paced around for a bit, and then left again. During that 2 hour time period it appears that he wnet to my sister's, and strangled her in her sleep. The police came to my mother's house at around 6ish tonight to let us know that they had just found his body. He parked his car near some woods not far from his mom's house and hanged himself. My niece had to be checked in to a hospital, because she is a basketcase. My mom, dad, and grandma are strugling severly, and have been struggling with their health. Please pray for us all... 

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« Reply #14 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 22:20:01 »
James, I don't even know what to say except I'll pray.

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« Reply #15 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 23:09:09 »
My heavens, brother!  I have prayed for you and your sister's loved ones.  May the Lord grant the soul of his handmaiden rest and peace.  May the Lord restore wholeness of mind and soul to his handmaiden the surviving daughter and grant her his strength and peace.

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« Reply #16 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 06:52:51 »
I will definately remember yall in my prayers! ::pray::

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Re: My sister was found dead today...
« Reply #17 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 07:10:17 »
The mountains of struggle and painful times in this world leave me jaw-dropped astonished sometimes.  Prayers for y'all, James.  Hugs to you and your wife.

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« Reply #18 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 07:28:52 »
James,
I didn't see this until just now. My prayers are with you and all of your family.

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« Reply #19 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 08:33:14 »
 ::prayinghard::

I am so sorry.

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« Reply #20 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 09:29:29 »
Dear Brother,
Like Barry I just read this and am so sorry to hear this.
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You and your whole family are in mine and my family's prayers during this storm in your life.
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Peace dear brother,
In pursuit of Him,
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« Reply #21 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 10:47:58 »
James, so sorry.

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« Reply #22 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 11:51:42 »
I'm so sorry James.  You and your family will continue to be in my prayers as well ::angel::

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« Reply #23 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 12:39:25 »
James, how very, very tragic. Am praying.

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hug.

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« Reply #25 on: Thu Jul 20, 2006 - 16:46:15 »
So sad to hear that James.  Let us know any way that we can help you.  ::pray::

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« Reply #26 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 06:20:00 »
Thanks again, everyone, for your thoguhts and prayers. They are so needed right now. I have a lot more to write, but can't really do it right now. I just wanted to check in, and post a link to the article in the Kenosha News.

http://www.kenoshanews.com/articles/index.php?articleNum=7113

(By the way, the reporter had it wrong, and of course didn't quote any of the things I asked her to emphasize. She kept pressing me about their marriage, and I didn't want to say what had been going on, and that I had heard the night before that they were splitting up. When she asked me, I told her that my sister never said anything to me. I am going to call the reporter today to get the story straight, because there is absolutely no question, and has never been any question of who did this. He hit her in the past, and I found out last night that he had tried choking her a few years ago. When we got the news, not one person in our family doubted that he did this.)

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« Reply #27 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 06:40:30 »
Thank you for sharing this, James. 

I wonder if the paper stayed away for any sideways accusation because of liability reasons. 

It's all just so terrible.  I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this is for you and your family.  I just wish I knew what to say.....

Still praying.

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« Reply #28 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 07:15:53 »
With my experience with newspaper reporters, I'd say don't bother.

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« Reply #29 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 08:23:18 »
I wnated to let you all know a few things about my dear sister, Angel. On Sunday, my family had a birthday celebration for my three boys. At the party, Angel heard that my a/c in my truck was not working right. She called me on Monday and asked what I was doing. She said that, because I had to be in the office from 3-6pm, that she was going to take my truck for me at that time, and get the a/c fixed. I strated to protest, but she wouldn't let me. When I got into the office, she took my keys and drove out to Bristol, a good 15 to 20 minute drive, and had my a/c fixed for me. She came back and dropped the keys off to me, and we were alone in my office together. I thanked her for her beautiful, kind act, and she asked me when Annie and I were going to give our unborn baby girl a name. She told me that she loved me, I told her that I loved her, and that was the last time that I saw her.

Tuesday, I got a call from my mom that Angel just heard that her biological father had just passed away. She told me that she was at home, and I had planned on seeing her and talking to her about it the next day. Later that same afternoon, she called me and I told her that I was sorry about what had happened. She thanked me, and then started talking to me about his funeral. She asked if I could say something, and I told her that I would do the service for her. She thanked me, and I told her that I would be more than happy, and honored to do it. I also told her that I would not be preaching to the dead, but the living, and said, "that I'm going to tell everyone there, you, me and everyone that we are not promised tomorrow...". My sister did not live to see the next day. At the end of our conversation, we usually exchaneg "I love you"s, but over the years, and at times they can be almost automated. During this conversation, however, she closed it by saying, "I love you very much, honey", and I responded with a heartfelt, "I love you too." Those were our last words to one another.

Tuesday night, before I went to sleep, I gave my wife a kiss goodnight, and then gave her belly a kiss and told the baby that I loved her. Annie reminded me that we need to find a name for our baby girl. That next morning, I was awakened to the terrible news about Angel. After having thought about everything, and the fact that the last time I saw Angel she asked me about the baby's name, and because, for whatever reason, Annie and I have struggled with fnding a name, and committing to one, it is obvious to us that we should name our baby girl, if it is indeed a girl, after my sister. We are thkning "Angelina", which means, "little Angel".

Because of my last conversation with me sister, unbenownst to us at the time, I am pretty sure that we were not planning her biological father's funeral on Tuesday, but her own. As a result, I am planning on doing the service and speaking on Monday (the wake is Sunday, and the service and burial is Monday). It will be the hardest thing that I have ever done, and I know that I can only do it with the Lord's strength. I am going to ask a dear brother to be prepared, just in case, but I truly need your prayers, as does my family.

I have a few more thnigs that I would like to tell you all about Angel, and about her love for the Lord, and pray that the Lord will alllow me to post again, later...

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« Reply #30 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 08:46:27 »
Continuing to pray.   

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« Reply #31 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 10:25:41 »
I am so sorry.  I will pray for you all.  Your sister sounds like a person filled with love. 

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« Reply #32 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 10:54:53 »
Thanks for sharing that James.  Angel sounds like a beautiful person whom I would have loved to have known.  You will certainly be continued in my thoughts and prayers.  May God continue to bless you and give you strength
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« Reply #33 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 15:24:51 »
James, I to am just now reading this thread and I am in tears for you and your family.  I am so, so sorry all of you are going through this!  I am praying for all of you.

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« Reply #34 on: Fri Jul 21, 2006 - 19:38:31 »
This is just a stunning thing.  What can one say, except that the world is a fallen place?