This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Cecil Paul "Bub" Maggard Jr who was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky on Jun 22, 1978 and passed away on January 16, 2004 at the age of 25. We will remember him forever. My brother passed away in his sleep from an accidental drug overdose between midnight and 3 a.m. on Jan. 16, 04 at the young age of 25. He was asleep in bed holding his beautiful little boy Cameron (who was 5 yrs old at the time) in his arms when he was called to Heaven. That was the worse night in all our lives and we will never forget it, but I know my brother is in Heaven with Jesus holding him close and with our other family and friends who have also made the journey through Heaven's Gate. He will be eternally at peace and forever happy. I will always love and miss you Bub til my days on earth are through, then I will be with you again in that great kingdom of Heaven. I love you Bub, Rest in Peace my sweet brother.........Gina
P.S. Please feel free to light a candle for Bub, and leave a message for him if you like, all are appreciated.
Today / Brenda Stacey (sister in Christ )
This breaks my heart for all family members. Joan...there just not any words to offer comfort to you...just my heart.The Memorial is very soulful. I love the choice of each song. I have not gone through losing a child. No one knows how you feel. God ...
remembering a fine young man / Jason Clark (went all through school with gina )
sorry for your loss...he was so fun to talk to!last time i did he was at the pikeville suzuki shop
I HAVE YOU IN MY HEART / Joan Hall Justice (MOTHER)
I thought of you today but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence I often speak your name.
All I have is memories and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake in which I'll...
Merry Christmas, Bub / Gina Palermo (Sister)
I remember when I got the call, that cold January night. I never thought it would happen to me- No! This can't be right! We raced through town straight to your house to see if it was true. When we arrived cops blocked the way saying "there ...
To My Dearest Family: / Joan Hall Justice (MOTHER)
To My Dearest Family: Some things I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with God above where there's no more tears or sadness there is just eternal love Please do not be unhapp...
Home in Heaven I'm safely home in Heaven, Though I know you miss me so. The love I've always felt for you, Within my heart still flows.
My spirit will remain with you, Every single day. Appearing as a rainbow, Or as the ocean at play.
I'm in the gentle rains that fall, And in the morning dew. All you see that's beautiful, Reflects my love for you.
I didn't mean to cause you pain, My time had simply come. The work that I was meant to do, On earth had all been done.
I'm safely home in Heaven, Where eternal peace is mine. And where, when God has called you too, I'll be forever thine.
A little bit about my beautiful brother...... As you will see if you watch our picture slideshow at the bottom of the screen, my brother was a very cute little boy and a very handsome man. I remember when we were little, we played together all the time, riding our bikes, climbing the hills, basketball, anything and everything, I would even have him helping me make mud pies. I don't remember a time when my brother and I didn't get along. He has always been so special to me. I couldn't stand to see him cry or be upset about anything, or hurt in any way, it broke my heart. Bub always had a wild imagination, when he was around 7 & 8 yrs old he would make up the silliest stories, with him being the main character, I would just go along with him, it was fun just listening to him make stuff up. Bub was always into sports, mainly baseball, he loved it. I remember when we were little, he always told me he was going to grow up to play for the Atlanta Braves, I truely believed that he would. I know he could have if he'd set his mind to it. He played pee-wee and Little League for the most part of his childhood, after he got into high school, he played for a while, but mainly umpired the games, mostly for pee-wee and little league games. He was really good at it. When I was a teenager, my brother would pick at me all the time because I would hang out on the phone a lot, he would always say,"Why are you always on the phone, you won't catch me sitting around on the phone all the time, I have better things to do." Within the next year, we were fighting over the phone......lol.....I don't know how many phone cords we went through as teenagers, because we'd be fighting over the phone and jerk the cord out of it, just to have to go buy a new one..........but we always worked it out.... and he'd usually win....that's how much I love him......lol.....I could never be mad at him or really fight with him. We were both soft hearted and hard headed at the same time, but things were always alright between us. After I went to high school, I missed being at the same school with my brother and sister. When I was a senior, my brother was a freshman.......I had everybody at Allen Central calling him "Bub". I thought that was pretty wild, and everyone that knows him still calls him that. Bub was always there when any of us needed him, if we asked a favor, he didn't hesitate to help out. And to this day, it's hard to remember that he's actually gone, it slips my mind sometimes and I think that I need to call him and just as quickly remember that I can't. That's a hard thing to deal with. I remember the day my brother told me he and Tammy we're pregnant, I actually started crying, I was so happy for him. He said, "Now don't start that, (crying) or you'll get me started too." I was also in the delivery room with him to see his son born. That will always be a happy memory for me with him, sharing the most precious moment of his life with him. His beautiful son, Cameron was born on Sept. 13, 1998. (And my son, Aaron was born Sept. 14, 1997.) It's pretty wild that they were exactly a year apart. Cameron was my brothers life, he meant everything to him. I am so glad that he had someone to love so much in his short life, his very own little person who is such a big part of him. ( He looks just like him. ) In my brothers short life, he done really well......He got married, had a beautiful son, had a job that he loved, (Selling Motor bikes, four wheelers, dirt bikes, ect.) He worked for Kawasaki of Pikeville, he had his own four wheeler and a dirt bike. And had a new car. Our dad still has his four wheeler. He was a very happy guy who loved life and his family more than anything. He was always up for anything, we were always having birthday parties and cookouts, we would all go to the Breaks Interstate Park (on the KY/VA border) and cook out and swim in the river, we would all have such a wonderful time. The whole family would be there and spend the whole day together. It was wonderful. I miss the days we spent together. Our family has changed dramatically since my brother passed away, it's hard for us to get together to do anything anymore because we miss Bub so much. Bub had many many friends. He was loved by everyone. And always will be.
Bub worked for Kawasaki of Pikeville in Pikeville, KY and loved the outdoors and fourwheeling very much. He also owned a dirt bike that he was always fooling around with. He was the kindest person and was always there when we needed him. He was married going on 6 yrs with one (1) son, Cameron and a step-daughter, Jessica. He has three (3) sisters, Crystal, Ruby and myself (Gina), and one (1) brother, Blake and quite a few nephews and a niece, his grandmother (Mamaw) Barbara (RIP)-**She passed away Oct. 10, 2007**, lots of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends and of course our parents, Joan & Cecil. Our whole family has changed. Nothing is the same anymore, and never will be. It's been 7 years and I still cry myself to sleep sometimes and probably will for a long time to come. I love you Bub and will always miss you. We will meet again in Heaven one day.......