This is to kindly request your help in the funeral, memorial and “Celebration of Life” expenses for my Dad, Baba Inde. Unfortunately, he made his transition from an accidental fire in his apartment. I was spending time with him the week before this and now I am preparing arrangements to give him a proper journey home with the Divine Universe. It will be profoundly appreciated if you can donate whatever you can. My Dad was loved and respected by all. He would always give some encouragement, laughter or just a simple warm greeting. He sold his hand-made jewelry and wares on the corner of Court St & Atlantic Ave in front of Trader Joes for about 7 years and made so many people smile. In fact, the picture of the tree here was decorated in his honor to symbolize his “strong roots, wisdom, inner strength and life.” I have the fortune to work at Trader Joe's and would see my Dad almost every day. It was my way of spending time with him whenever we were able to have dedicated time with each other. Although, he was not openly affectionate and never really said I love you, I know he did. He would bring me food every day and I would hear from other people that he would say he is very proud of me and my siblings. Below are a few comments about my Dad from co-workers, friends and family:
"Almighty Great Universe, may Baba be graced with many Heavenly Blessings."
"Baba is in a better place and he's going to be happy while he's up in heaven."
"Baba was a wonderful man with a unique and beautiful soul."
"I love Baba with all my heart. He would always be missed and always be present. He called us princesses but he is the King."
"Baba was a wise and positive soul."
"Baba was such a great spot at work."
“The tree for Baba is a beautiful tribute. When I see it, I think of his strong roots, wisdom, protection, life and inner strength. I hope it remains there and may he live on in our hearts forever!”
Thank you for your consideration and kindness. Peace & Blessings!
- Brett Vanderbrook
- Kathleen Ettienne
- Heather Himes
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