Condolence & Memory Journal

Kayce and Coleman,
I love you both (and your sweet families). I was so sad to hear about Brody. Please find comfort in knowing that you haven't "lost" him because you know EXACTLY where he is!! I'm sure my baby sister had the red carpet rolled out to welcome Brody HOME!! She's a GREAT babysitter, btw.. she'll take great care of him until we all get where we're going!!
I'll pray for GOD to give you a peace that passes all understanding as you continue to put one foot in front of the other.
Lisa Milligan

Posted by Lisa Milligan - Columbia, SC - Family Friend   October 17, 2019

There are some folks in Dallas, TX praying for your sweet family with broken hearts over your story. We've never met, but the same God that holds you precious boy in His arms is the God we love. We are pleading on your behalf for peace that surpasses all understanding and for the God that has moved mountains to show up big time in your hurting world in Charleston.

Posted by Emily Utz, friend of the Kassouf Family - Dallas, TX   June 27, 2019

To the Bates and Porter family. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious Brody. May you all find peace in knowing he is happy in heaven today. I pray God will give you all the strength you need to face each day without him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Amelia Hooks (Jacob's Granny) - North Augusta, SC   June 26, 2019

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around little Brody.

Posted by Marilyn Montgomery - Lexington, SC - Teacher   June 25, 2019


Love and Hugs from another Mom

Posted by Susan - Charleston, SC   June 25, 2019

Sending up prayers that you find peace in your heart. With sympathy and much love...God bless.

Posted by Amanda Parker Horton - Columbia, SC   June 22, 2019

Sending up prayers that you find peace in your heart. With sympathy and much love...God bless.

Posted by Amanda Parker Horton - Columbia, SC   June 22, 2019

Joe, the Bates and Porter families,
There are very few words to express the grief and pain that you are enduring. I ask God to give you strength to endure, as well as rest from your pain.
My prayers are with you daily.
Carol Dawn Young

Posted by Carol Dawn Young - Irmo, SC   June 22, 2019

Kayce, Coleman, Porter, and family - I am so saddened to hear of your loss of your precious son Brody. Please know that many people are praying for you and asking God to wrap his arms around you in this very difficult and sad time. With much love to all of you, Lolly (Weller's grandmother)

Posted by Dodie Rodgers - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   June 20, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for you all from the entire Marshall family. Gob Bless.

Posted by Patrick Marshall - Lexington, SC   June 20, 2019

Dear Bates Family, I am so sorry for your great loss. If you have a pastor I hope you will stay close to him and in time bring your questions and struggles to him. If you do not have one, please know I would be available to help in any way. You are not alone.

Posted by Gene Ownbey - Greenville, SC   June 20, 2019

Kayce & Family, We are deeply saddened by your loss. May God wrap his arms around you during this time and give you peace and comfort during the weeks, months and years to come. We are praying for your family.

Posted by Heather Lindler Lindler - Newberry, SC - Acquaintance   June 20, 2019

So incredibly sorry for the loss of your precious little son. Your family is in our prayers for peace and comfort in the days, weeks, months and years to come. God will carry you when you can't go any further. Much love, Terry Mobley, First National Bank of SC

Posted by Terry Mobley - Holly Hill, SC   June 20, 2019

To all of the Bates and Porter Family Members:
Kaye and I have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are broken for all of you.May God provide you with the faith to know that you will have the opportunity to see him again.
Kaye and Keith Callicutt

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2019

Kayce, I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I pray that peace rests in you and your husband during this most difficult time.

Posted by Bobbi McClenny - Asheville, NC   June 19, 2019

Posted by Ann Morell - Shreveport, LA   June 19, 2019


To the family of little Brody
So sorry for your loss
As a parent myself I can not imagine the loss
You are feeling and going threw
You and your family is in my prayers

Posted by Kathryn Sanderson - Lexington, SC   June 19, 2019

Joe Mac and Annie, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Brody's family, and all who loved him. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by Dawne Beaty Bodenhamer - NC   June 19, 2019

May God touch and heal your heart after this tragic loss. Just know that Brody will be waiting for you in Heaven.

Posted by David & Anne Elam - Chapin, SC   June 19, 2019

There are no words. I too lost my only child in a freakish accident. It took me a long time to except the word accident. We love your mom and dad so much. I cry
with you. God bless you.
From another mother who knows, there are so many of us in this club we did not want to be in.

Posted by Brenda Barker - Camden, SC   June 19, 2019

Thinking of and praying for your family every day. May God bring you comfort and peace.

Posted by Lauren & Will Lyon - Mt. Pleasant, SC - Friend   June 19, 2019

So sorry to hear the news of your sweet little one. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Posted by Grady and Lynn Slice - Columbia, SC   June 19, 2019

Our deepest prayers go out to all of you for the Peace of Christ...and in the knowledge that we will ALL be together again.

Posted by Danny & Karen Hood - Chapin, SC   June 19, 2019

Another MOM that is so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Susan - Charleston,SC   June 19, 2019

My condolences to you and your family and my that Bible verse is AWESOME

Posted by Susan S Brown - Charleston   June 18, 2019

May God give you His Peace and His Comfort as you go through these difficult days....

Posted by Gaye Fann - Columbia, SC - Friend   June 18, 2019

Brody touched Alyssa's heart in so many ways . He was her little buddy, and she has so many cute and heartfelt memories, from babysitting him on weekends . He was such a happy boy and he brought out Alyssa's Happiness . Bless you, sweet little angel Brody ! Good night , God bless

Posted by Lynn Kinney - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   June 18, 2019


Posted by A friend   June 18, 2019


Annie, Joe Mac and your precious family. Sending our love and unending prayers for your tragic loss.

Posted by Donna & Henry Rollins - Columbia, SC - friend   June 18, 2019

Our hearts and prayers are with this wonderful family at this very heartbreaking time.

Posted by The Gilliam Family - Columbia, SC - Friend   June 18, 2019

My deepest condolences to your family today, tomorrow and always.

Posted by Lindsay Valek Protopapas - Columbia, SC - Friend   June 18, 2019

My heart breaks for this precious family. Such a beautiful child. Gone way too soon. Prayers and love for both families. Joe Mac and Annie you are covered in love by your Union United Methodist Family.

Posted by Barbara and Larry McCormick - Irmo, SC - Friend   June 18, 2019

Coleman and Kayce, My Condolences to you and Family, we will praying for you all, My friend

Posted by Pedro Acosta - Lexington, SC - Friend   June 18, 2019

I was so sad to hear about the death of your precious little son Brody. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I still remember meeting you at Clemson and what a nice guy you are and I'm sure you and your wife are wonderful parents. No words can help your grief right now but know that lots of people are praying for all of you. Love Mrs Simpson

Posted by Elizabeth Simpson - Lancaster, SC - Friend   June 18, 2019

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Beth, Jack, Ann and Hank Freeman - Cypress, TX - Family Friend   June 18, 2019

We pray peace and comfort for your family.

Posted by Ann & James Denney - Mt. Pleasant, SC - Neighbor   June 18, 2019