In Loving Memory of

Rylan Richard Mead

10/19/2012 - 01/26/2013

Rylan Richard Mead, 3 months old, went way too soon. He was born on October 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm. He passed away suddenly on January 26, 2013. He was an extremely loved and happy baby and the greatest gift his parents ever received.

He is survived by his parents Richard and Jessica Mead, paternal grandparents Richard K Mead and Loretta M. Favret, and Charlotte Mead, paternal great grandmother Marjorie P. Mead, maternal grandparents Maureen T. and William W. Britz, and Gary R. and Janete S. Feldman, maternal great grandparents Eleanor R. Feldman and Lorraine T. Durham, his beloved puppies Gibson and Roxy, and lots of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central, Chapel in the Meadows, 4100 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL. Visitation will be held one hour prior from 1-2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SIDS Foundations at

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14 Responses

  1. Juan and Erin Varela at · Reply

    Jessica and Rich:
    We are sorry for your loss. There are no words that could ever ease the pain that you must be feeling. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!!
    Juan and Erin

  2. Kimberly Sims at · Reply

    Jessica – I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your devastating loss of Rylan. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband, and family.

  3. AnnBeth Ostroff at · Reply

    I am a friend of Eleanor Feldman ,from Cape Cod. I just wanted to express my sympathies to your family. I am truly sorry for your loss
    AnnBeth Ostroff

  4. Kim and Ed Fox at · Reply

    Dear Richard and Jessica;
    From friends of Maureen and Bill, no words can express our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. We pray God comforts you and your families in this most difficult time.
    With Love,

  5. Jared & Katie Feria at · Reply

    The pain from this loss is unimaginable for those of us looking on from this place, but not for Rylan’s Heavenly Father. Our prayer is that God’s grace, strength, and love may be felt and known in a special way during this season of grief, and we are here to walk with you in whatever way you need us.

  6. Debbie Carter at · Reply

    Jessica, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart broke for you when I heard the news. You are such a strong person, I know somehow you will get through this. I will be praying for you and all of your family through this difficult time.

  7. Joy Clark at · Reply

    Jessica and Family,
    Our hearts are simply broken for you at this time. We were selfishly caught up in the lesson study while your world came to a crashing halt and for that, we apologize. You’ve been in our thoughts and prayers since then and we are hurting right along with you. Please know that we are here for you in whatever capacity you need. May God comfort you and guide you each and every day, and especially today. Much love from us at HSCS.

  8. Fran and Mert Sapers at · Reply

    How horrible! There are no words that can possibly descirbe such a tragedy! Our hearts go out to you and your families at this time. Eleanor – A VERY SPECIAL HUG, MY DEAR!!!

  9. Marcus Thomas at · Reply

    Richie & Jess…

    So so sorry to hear this terrible news. My heart goes out to you both in what I can only imagine to be the toughest of times. Know that if there is anything that I could possibly do, I’m here for you, so don’t hesitate to ask. May you be blessed with the strength to persevere through this truly harrowing event. Much love!

  10. Carol Baldwin at · Reply

    As a friend of Eleanor, I send healing thoughts and prayers to your family in going through this tough time losing your beloved son, grandson, and great-grandson. He was certainly loved immensely during his precious life. Peace, Shalom to you.

  11. Matt, Kristy, Tysen & Keilen Yates at · Reply

    The Mead family is very special to us and our hearts are aching for you all during this extremely difficult time. We can not express how sorry we are for your precious loss. Ryland has blessed your lives and he will continue to do so in your hearts. We are thinking about you and we send our love.

  12. Janelle at · Reply

    Words cannot express what my heart is feeling for all of you right now. Please know my love and prayers for strength and courage are with you now and always. As time goes on, please let me help and do whatever I can for you. I am so sorry!

  13. Jody at · Reply

    May God supply you with peace and strength through this devastating loss. Many people are praying you through this difficult time.

  14. Tatiana Fredericks at · Reply

    Richard and Jessica,

    I am a friend of Kofi Ansong. I saw an update on Facebook about your family and feared one of the worst things I possibly could imagine. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve recently lost my own little sister, but i’ve been told that nothing compares to the loss of your own child. I just wanted to express my condolences to your family. My heart is very much with you all right now. No words will help heal, but my hope is that your faith in God and strength in each other will bring your family closer and tighter than ever.

    Prayers and blessings,


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