It has been one year today, since Michael Lee Nida II was taken from his loving family and friends.
Many gathered together tonight, for a Candlelight Vigil, in his Honor and Loving Memory, at the very place where his life was stolen, on the night of October 22, 2011.
Beautiful memories were shared aloud, by Mikey's family, friends and loved ones. Mikey's son shared jokes he had been told by his dad and spoke of how he was his hero and how much he loved him.
Cherished childhood memories were shared by one of Mikey's Mothers, Jean Thaxton, one of his brothers, Greg Thaxton and by his sisters, Terri Thaxton-Teramura and Susan Leigh Thaxton, about the funny, silly and sometimes painful, lol, times they shared as they grew up together. A beautiful, heartfelt prayer was said by Mikey's sister Terri, then followed by everyone singing Happy Birthday to Mikey and raising their candles high, wishing him a Happy Birthday in Heaven!He was truly loved so...much and he will continue to be, forever more! R.I.P. Sweet Angel Michael! Gone, But Never Forgotten.