Happy birthday Lee. So you’ve been gone a little while now and it still seems so surreal. We all miss you so so much but you’re always gong to be with us in our hearts. We will never, ever forget you. I know that the brightest star in the sky tonight will be you. Hope you’re celebrating up there. We love you sweet angel. <3
In Memoriam — I really loved how he made me laugh. And I will miss that infectious smile and the joy that he brought to everyday. So, in this moment when there feels like there is none, here’s the good news: Death may have taken Barry but it can’t take our memories of him. Those wonderful and perfect and beautiful memories. Those, thank God, are ours to keep.
“We shouldn’t be here today. Barry Frost was too young and too good for us to be here today. But…here we are. I’ve been given the incredible honour of talking about how much we all loved Barry. And I could say a lot and go sit down. But, that wouldn’t do him justice. Barry was so many things to so many people:
I met Barry when he joined Homicide. And he was so nervous because parts of the job didn’t really agree with him. But he didn’t let that stand in his way. He just wanted to be the best cop that he could be. He wanted to work harder, smarter, try new things, push himself. And I admired the passion that he brought to his work.
I will miss him as my partner, and I will miss him as my friend. But, as I was preparing this eulogy, I realized that I didn’t just want to think about what we’ve lost. I wanted to find something that we could hold on to. So, I started thinking about Barry and what I really loved about him. And one idea kept coming to mind – I really loved how he made me laugh. And I will miss that infectious smile. And the joy that he brought to everyday.
So, in this moment when it feels like there is none. Here is the good news – death may have taken Barry, but it can’t take our memories of him. Those wonderful and perfect and beautiful memories. Those, thank God, are ours to keep.”
-Angie Harmon, Rizzoli and Isles
I went ahead and copied down Angie’s eulogy as I watched the show.