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Andrew Bryson Memorial Fund

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Raised by 471 people in 3 months
Hello everyone.  It's Sunday, 10 days have past since we lost our Andrew.  I'm going to close out this go fund me this evening, but wanted to take another opportunity to thank everyone for this overwhelming show of support.  Whether you helped  here with kind words and/or financially, or by assisting with arrangements or just letting us cry on your shoulders.

There's so many things now to figure out going forward.  Starting with how we're going to live without him.  Things like this cause us to examine and reexamine ourselves and review how we want to live....what we want to be remembered for and what it means to consider life everlasting.

I encourage us all to consider our Maker...to find out what spec we are in the universe that He governs and BE that part of this very large whole called existence.  In a world full of ridiculous distractions of which our own desperate egos are chief, be true to God first...and therefore find your true intended self.  And don't do it for YOU...do it for God and for the rest of US.   

Thank you ALL!

In the Holy name of Jesus,
Gina

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Andrew’s Obit (Text Below)
will be appearing in the Wed. NJ Herald.

“Andrew Bryson, 24, of Vernon, NJ fell asleep in the Lord on All Saints Day, November the 1st, 2018. Andrew’s Visitation (Wake) will be held at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Randolph, NJ on Friday, 11/9 at 7pm. Andrew’s Funeral Service will be held at the same Church on Saturday 11/10 at 9am.

Andrew was a deeply loving and humble soul who was absolutely adored by all the people who had the opportunity to interact with his sweet, melodious spirit. Andrew had the extraordinary gift of making everyone around him smile and laugh and he was kind and generous to all. He was self-motivated and had a solid work ethic.

The “secret” of Andrew’s joy and passion for life is that he loved Jesus. From that relationship came the heavenly warmth and lightness that radiates from true believers.

Andrew had no time for TV or videogames as he was too busy living life to the full, working hard and spending quality time with friends and family. His endless supply of good cheer was was like a bubbling fountain, flowing for the refreshment of all.

Andrew was famous for his quick wit, spontaneous comedy and his passion for good music, guitar-playing and skateboarding. He was always upbeat and joyful and radiated a warmth of spirit that was felt by all who came into his light. His was a tender and gentle soul, loved and cherished by all. At his inmost core, Andrew was truthful, transparent, authetic and genuine. In his heart was no guile nor pretense.

Andrew was a Master of small graces, quietly doing whatever needed to be done and often going unnoticed by others, but always seen by God. He never turned down a request for help and often sacrificed of his time and energy to lighten the load for others without any expectation of return.

Andrew was always on the lookout for those poor “forgotten ones”, people that everyone else avoided or ignored, and always made them sure they were not forgotten by him.

Andrew was an easy-going and beautiful soul, who in the span of 24 short years, touched and transformed the lives of so many people, both known and unknown.

By virtue of his natural graces, his inspiring charisma, his kindness and empathy towards the sufferings of others and by his dedication to service, Andrew has left an indelible and worthy example for all of us to follow.

By all accounts, Andrew Bryson was an extraordinary and ABSOLUTE Gentleman.

He is survived by his adoring and proud parents, David and Gina, and by his utterly devoted brothers, Elijah, Christopher, Caleb and Jordan.”
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The outpouring of love and support we have been receiving since Andrew’s passing has been tremendous and beyond expectation. We thank everyone who has contributed and who has shared their fondest thoughts of Andrew- it has given us a lot more insight into his amazing life and legacy. His love has touched so many lives- and we are so very proud of him.

Today’s Sunday Herald is worth picking up. They did an extended piece on Andrew’s story and it really captures the amazing shining light that he was AND STILL IS.

We invite everyone who loves Andrew to come to his Visitation (Wake) 7pm Friday Night at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Randolph NJ. We invite everyone to come back the next morning (Sat. 9am) for Andrew’s Funeral Service.

May Andrew’s radiance, unique shine, and passionate love for life continue to inspire as our community comes together for love and healing.

Andrew’s Family

Below is a pic of Andrew from around 2008 with his dog Mindy who he walked every single day until last Thursday
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Arrangements for 11/9 Visitation (Wake) and 11/10 Funeral Services for +Andrew Bryson

On Friday, November 9th viewing for +Andrew will take place from 7pm until 9pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (Address: 120 Dover Chester Road Randolph, NJ- across from entrance to County College of Morris)

Panikhida (Prayers for the Departed) will be served at 8pm.

Saturday, November 10th the funeral service will begin at 9am at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church followed by internment (burial) at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (18 Quaker Ave. Randolph)

A Repast (lunch) will follow at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, downstairs in Founders Hall.
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Dear Friends, thank you so much for sharing your love and support. We are utterly devastated by the loss of our precious Andrew. It is the greatest trial and tragedy we could possibly face- but we are trusting in God's perfect wisdom and grace is abounding in our midst. The levels of love and support that we are experiencing far exceed anything we could have expected. We are truly grateful for you and for the love you are sending our way to heal us. Thank you- we love you. ♥️
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