Three years ago to the date:
July 16, 2009
You pulled an abrupt 5-6-7-8 and exited stage left. Gosh we miss you. Indeed life has gone on, but it’s not the same without you. Your smile, your robust laugh, your “Color Purple” impersonations, your generous spirit and sweet soul. Your mere presence. We talk about you all the time Conrad, and by we, you know who I mean: Kezia, Crystal, Greg, Angela, Akia, Karen, and of course me and your best friend Vincent. Arguably, he misses you the most, but there are countless others.
I saw your mother at Mayor Alvin Brown’s Inaugural Gala (yeah man…we got a black mayor! Did you pull some strings in Heaven?)
Your mother (pictured on the right) looked radiant and happy and of course we talked about who? YOU. Your spirit dwells in every Jacksonville nook and cranny that commands celebration.
So many young talents in Jacksonville continue to soar thanks to your teaching gift, your extraordinaire choreography, your one of a kind rare-flair.
Click link to Florida Times-Union Obituary-Article
Jacksonville, The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, Jacksonville Centre of the Arts, The Alhambra Dinner Theatre, stages, screens (and Nesbits) will never be the same without you. But I betcha (betcha, betcha) Heaven hasn’t been the same since you arrived. I love you always Conrad…MUAH!
The PDF file below
contains the article I wrote following Conrad’s untimely death. He’d die a second death if he knew he was placed beneath Peabo Bryson (and Snoop Dog!)
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