Beckley
5/15/1999 - 3/8/2014Our beautiful Beckley was an incredible cat and beloved member of our family -- a great “big brother” to his two siblings, Bailey and Beauty, and definitely the alpha cat! Beck was a model of pure unconditional love, always greeting visitors at the front door! He worked especially hard to win over anyone foolish enough to ignore him. Beckley had a special bond with our granddaughter, Ellie. When Ellie was just a toddler (unable to pronounce the “B” sound), she would run in the door and yell, “Eckley…Eckley,” and he always came running. Beckley’s favorite activities were curling up in the sunshine or in front of the fireplace, lying on laps, and sitting in the window watching the birds. He loved Christmas, especially opening presents and lying under the tree. He was our dog-cat, lap cat, and alarm clock. What we wouldn’t give for another wake-up call from him. We will never enter the house, turn on the fireplace, or use the electric can opener without thinking of him. Almost fifteen years was not enough time with our precious one. He will be in our hearts forever.Jan Mourning LeonardSt. Louis, MissouriMarch 12, 2014
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Beckley was such a sweet boy. I know how hard it is and how much you miss him. He is with you so don't be sad. He is happy, doing all his favorite things, and will always be by your side.Cathy Arshadi - March 17, 2014
Beckley, you were the best cat ever! When I was little I called you Eckley, and when I called you, you would always come running to greet me! I miss you so much!Ellie Sioumcas - March 16, 2014
Beckley was truly one of a kind! So glad we knew him and that he had such a loving family. Each cat that comes into a family earns a special place, but Beck was the perfect cat. Watch all the birds in paradise big guy.Sandy Sargent - March 13, 2014
Beckley was always the sweetest cat in the world. He was the closest thing to a dog any cat could be. I will miss him so much. l loved Beckley and now he will be in a place where no pain is found. The most welcoming cat in the world will now be welcomed into heaven. R.I.P wonderful Beckley.Zach Mourning - March 13, 2014
Beckley was such a sweet cat, really like a dog too. He greeted you and would lie on his back and let you pet him. I was always jealous ...lol because our cats were always so mean. I could never call our cat to come, she would ignore you...but not Beckley. He always came out even with dozens of people around...unlike most cats. Beckley's mom and dad were also very dedicated and loving parents. Beckley never did without and he was especially loved by everyone who knew him. I do know your pain, it hurts so badly. It will get better but you will never forget all the sweet memories of that one sweet, beautiful cat named Beckley. ❤️💜💙🐱❤️💜💙Nel Mourning - March 13, 2014
Sending you my condolences for your loss of your beloved cat, Beckley. May the wonderful memories you treasure offer you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sending love and prayers to both Jan and Bob. RIP Beckley, you were a much loved pet.Samantha Stone - March 13, 2014
"Friend, please don't mourn for me,
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day,
And within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near,
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart,
As long as you keep me alive in your heart."

This poem reminded me of you, Jan. My heart aches for you. I'll be thinking of you. Love you!
Kelsey Mourning - March 12, 2014
Jan & Bob,
I am so sorry to hear about Beckley. I know you will have an empty spot in your heart for him. I hope your sadness will be replaced by sweet memories of him. My sympathy goes out to you. I do understand your feelings.
Bess
Bess Ellis - March 12, 2014
Our most loving cat! We really miss him.Bob Leonard - March 12, 2014
Beckley was such a wonderful member of the family. So sorry for your loss, dear Aunt. I'm thinking of you and Bob! Be strong.Matthew Mourning - March 12, 2014
What a lovely tribute to Beckley <3 He was one of a kind, a truly loyal companion, loved and cherished by all of his people <3 I am honored I could have a part in your sweet Beck's last moments... he was a special gift to you, and his peaceful passing was a gift to him. Rest well, sweet boy!Dr. Dawnetta Woodruff - March 12, 2014

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