Lauren Nicole Skye Graham Born April 18, 2006 Went to be with Jesus February 8, 2008

In Memory of our “LaLa”

Lauren Nicole Skye Graham

Lauren “LaLa” Nicole Skye Graham born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 18th, 2006, departed this life on February 8th, 2008 and went home to be with Jesus.

She is survived by her loving parents, Cliff & Christie Graham and her adoring big sister, Victoria “Tori” Grace Graham.

In the short time that LaLa was with us, she lived a very full and rich life, having the privilege to travel throughout the United States & Europe visiting places like Italy, Croatia, Monaco, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

Everywhere she went she brought joy and light. And we’re thankful that this good and perfect gift came down from the Father of lights… James 1:17

We invite you to celebrate her life with us on Wednesday at 2:00pm at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum, Idaho. Contributions can be made to the “LaLa Memorial Fund” by calling First Bank of Idaho and speaking with Cali Duke at 208-578-7612. A portion of the LaLa fund will go to support an orphanage.

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~ by unisonharvest on February 9, 2008.

65 Responses to “Lauren Nicole Skye Graham Born April 18, 2006 Went to be with Jesus February 8, 2008”

  1. hey guys – just logged on to the website. I am so sorry – I can only imagine how you are feeling right now. We love you both and are praying for the three of you and your family.
    Let us know if there is anything we can do.

    I don’t know what else I can say… love to you both.

    Andrew and Abby.

  2. Dear Cliff, Christie and Tori,
    We love you all very much and look forward to the day we can play with LaLa again in Heaven.
    All of NBCC here in Brick , NJ is praying for you, all our love and faith are with you. Barb and I want you to know that we carry you all in our hearts.
    We long to be with you guys but know that our Heavenly Father has HIs arms around you both and thats the best place you can be.
    With love
    Pastor Joe & Barbara and your family here at New Beginnings Christian Church

  3. We love you guys very much. Thank You for sharing your lives with us. I wish we could be with you all now, I don’t know what to say or do right now. We are praying for you guys. and we love you very much.

    Dennis,April,Dennis.jr, Lauren, Simeon.

  4. Hi y’all,

    You have been so much on my heart this weekend. When you feel like it, let me hear from you, and tell me how we can help you get thirough this difficult next season. You guys are in my prayers, and in all the corners of my days. Praise God that it is only just a very thin layer of flesh that separates us as we all live in the unshakable truth of eternal life.

    I love you guys so much,
    Linnane
    Monaco

  5. Dear Cliff and Christie, we are so very sorry and we feel with you. We pray for HIS peace and HIS great comfort for you during this time. Our deepest condolences from RHEMA in Bonn (we are the couple with the same anniversary)

  6. Dear Graham Family,

    We had the pleasure of meeting you all at “Wildfire Weekend” held at New Beginnings Christian Church back in November. Lou and I were doing the video taping. We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your precious little girl Lauren. I know there are no words that can be said to help lessen the pain but know that we all send our strength and prayers and our love to you all at this time. God bless you all.

    Love,
    The Sutera Family

  7. Hey Cliff and Christie,

    We are so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. We are very sad and are here for you in anyway we can be. We have prayed and will continue to pray for each of you in these times. We love you and miss you very much. May the God of grace, peace and comfort strengthen you.

    Love,
    Joe, Lesa and Jalee Cala

  8. Hey Cliff, Christie, & Tori
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We never had the chance to get to meet Lala, but we know she must of been a bundle of joy. She is so beautiful. You all are in our prayers.
    Love in Christ, Jeff & Kim

  9. Cliff and Christie,,so sorry ,,I wish I had come in for the family reunion,I feel so empty not meeting my great niece, God comfort you at this time and Love greatly surrounds you,, pray that God takes care of all your hurt and pain,,Love Uncle Bill

  10. i really dont know what to say. it really breaks my heart to hear what happened. Thanks for investing so much to me and our youth ministry, if it wasnt for you i probably wouldnt be doing what im doing, you’re amazing. there is so much to come. you guys are in my prayers.

    david chatziliadis (HICC, Greece-Bradford,England)

  11. chris & cliff & tori

    sorry to hear about lauren. if there is anything i can do please let me know.

    my prayers and thoughts are always with you guys and will be always!!!!

    love you guys always!!!

    aunt vicky

  12. I do not know if you remember me but, my uncle is Dennis Newton, from the church in Everett. I just heard what happened, i cant believe that happened, i hope you guys are okay. she was such a beautiful little girl. I remember when she was born, i saw the pictures. If there is anything i can do to help talk or anything please email me back, i send my condolences, and my love.

    Courtney

  13. Wow you guys I was speechless when i heard the news. I am glad I was obedient to call when God placed you guys on my heart. I love you guys dearly and you will continually be in my prayers. I know there are no words to say to comfort your hearts at this time. I am here for you and I love you. Call when you feel up to talking.

    All my love,
    -Ivy

  14. Cliff, Christie &Tori,

    We cannot express our deepest sympathy for you at this time. Our hearts are moved with much care and compassion. Our prayer is that God give you the grace and supernatural strength that you need right now to get through this trying time. God is the God of all comfort and a restorer to the broken. We believe that He is, by His Holy Spirit, comforting and strengthening you all. We love ya’ll and are continually praying for you as you are in our in thoughts and in our hearts. Please let us know if we can do anything at all. Your “LaLa” was a beautiful little girl and I know she will be greatly missed.

    All our Love and Prayers,

    Caleb & Alicia Moran

  15. Cliff, Christie & Tori,

    Much empathy filled our hearts when we received an e-mail about Lauren’s death. Wanted to let you know your Rhema family is praying for you.

    Craig and Mia Hagin

  16. Cliff & Christie & Tori,

    Our tears are streaming in Manchester, England at the news of baby Lauren. Know that we are lifting you up at this time. Cliff & Christie you two are amazing and so appreciated in the body of Christ!!! Your willingness to go and keep going where & when no one else will go is so needed!! Thank you for being you!!! Our hearts are with you!! We love you! WHBC & The Sowers Club family send our love too.

    Matt & Julie Beemer

  17. Cliff & Christie.

    We were all devastated to hear of your sad news. May the Lord comfort you and strenghen you during this sad time. We love you and appreciate all that you do.

    God Bless
    Peake family

  18. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. We love you and trust that you all will find strength in God’s comfort during this difficult time.

    Jeff and Beth

  19. No words can express our hearts other than we love you all! We know that God has been faithful to you up to this point and will continue to pour out himself upon you, your family and your ministry. We are so very sorry…such poor words at this time….but our hearts ache for you, and are continually praying for you. You ALWAYS have a stop over at our house…you are welcome anytime of the day(or night). Love you all, more than you know.

    Eric and Kirsten

  20. Cliff, Christie, & Tori;

    With tears, our deepest possible condolences to your family. While we all yearn for a satisfactory reason to explain the loss of your daughter Lauren, our minds cannot begin to comprehend what our Lord is doing. God is so good. We ask Him to comfort your family emotionally as well as spiritually. It would not surprise us if our Holy and Good Father preserves Lauren as a child in Heaven and you once again can embrace and hold her in your arms, watching her grow in the presence of Jesus. While we all groan for you at this time, we also rejoice at the magnitude of knowing exactly where Lauren is right now. Our prayers are with you for the Holy Spirit to comfort you and embrace you in this time of grief. Blessed be the Lord as you continue to glorify Him each day of your lives.

    Our prayers are with you,

    Ryan and Tanya
    NBCC, NJ

  21. Dear Cliff, Christie & Tori,

    So very sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you all and praying you stay close to one another, wrapped in Gods arms. May Gods strength uphold you all.

    love

    Jane Fern

  22. Cliff and Christie,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers of God’s abundant Peace and Comfort are with you. I pray that He gives you a new joy and strength every morning.

    with Love,
    Steve

  23. My heart was so heavy to hear this news. Our families prayers are with you.

  24. Dear Ciff and Christie and little Tori,

    My heart aches for you all. Lauren was a beautiful little girl and I pray that God gives you strength to get through this very difficult time. We love you very much and will continue to pray for your dear family.

  25. Dear Cliff, Christie and Tori,

    What can I add that hasn’t already been said, please know that you are all loved very much and our hearts and prayers are with you. When Pastor Scott told us Friday night everyone at Real Life Ministries was in shock but also in prayer and will continue to pray. May you feel God’s love and strength around you each and every day.

    Love always.

  26. Dear Cliff and Christie,

    We are devasted to hear about your loss. We’re hurting for you, but praying that God’s peace will encompass you and keep you strong.
    To be honest we are short of words to say.. but you have a place in our hearts and you always will for the impact that you have had on our family.

    With much love

    xXxXxXxXxXx

  27. Cliff, Christie & Tori,

    Just wanted to let you know that you are in our hearts. We give of our tears, courage, and spirit, united with you for strength that passes knowledge. Seriously! If we can be of any help please let us know.

    We Love You!

    Jeff, Nina, and Sofia Cason

  28. Dear Cliff and Christie,
    We are Darrin Wenstrand’s parents. Kara (Darrin’s wife) shared the news with us today and asked that we support you with our prayers. We are doing that, you can be sure. Many of us never had the privilege of meeting Lauren, but we can mingle our tears with yours just the same, and can ask our Father to tenderly wrap His arms around you and give you a glimpse of the glorious place where Lauren now lives.

    Lovingly & Prayerfully,
    Phil and Sheryl Wenstrand
    Green Valley, AZ

  29. Dear Cliff, Christie, and Tori,
    May God’s power to heal and comfort reach in this time of need. We had the pleasure of meeting you on several occasions at our church in Brick, NJ-New Beginnings Christian Church. We attended the 180 Wildfire weekend where my (Angela) two younger brothers gave their lives to the Lord, because of the awesome anointing the Lord has placed upon you! Our daughter Jasmine got a chance to play with Lauren in the nursery and I remember commenting on how they are the same age. I am not going to say “I know how you must feel”, because I don’t. But I do know that the Lord has laid it upon my heart to just share that this is the time that the He carries us and desires for us to rely on him. When we are at our weakest point that’s when His strength is made perfect. We will continue to pray for you and your family. May the Joy of the Lord be your Strength…
    In His Love,
    The Key Family
    Asbury Park, NJ

  30. Dear Cliff, Christie and Tori,

    We haven’t heard from you in so long and it is devastating to hear this now. We’re really sorry and our prayers are with you. We just pray that God will give you the strength to make it through this period. We love you and are so grateful for the impact you’ve had on our lives.

    We love you so much and God bless.
    Stuart and Hannah (formerly Reddy) Worthington

  31. Dear Cliff, Christie & Tori,
    There are no words that we can say that will ever take away the hurt you all are going through right now. But definitely know that you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers during this amazingly difficult time. We trust and believe that no matter what, our awesome & amazing Heavenly Father will uphold you even when you don’t remotely want to even be awake…and only HE can give you the strength you need.
    We love you and will continue to pray for you…along with sooooooooooo many others!!!
    Brent, Jodi & Preston Bailey

  32. Cliff, Christie, and Tori,

    We can’t begin to express to you how deeply sorry we are for your family. God is holding you in the palm of His hands. We love you all and we are praying for you.

    In our thoughts and prayers,
    Cory, Stacey, Cassidy, Christian, and Cory Jake Brown

  33. Cliff, Christie & Tori,

    My heart aches for you. The lost you have endured is unimaginable. I am thinking of you continuously with prayers that the comfort of the Holy Spirit will overshadow you. May the Peace of God be ever present in your hearts and minds now and always until you see her again.
    Love,
    Cheyenne A.

  34. Cliff & Christie,

    Oh my goodness, I just got an email with the horrible news – We’re so sorry to hear this.

    We love you guys –

    Marcus & Emily Nelson

  35. Cliff & Christie,

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Much love,

    Angus, Samantha & Sydney

  36. We were taken back by this sudden loss. Our hearts are weeping with yours. It seems like just days ago when Lauren was in worship dancing and jumping in the presence of our Lord. Romans 8:18 keeps coming to me when thinking of you – “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!”. Remember that God knows the beginning from the ending and this has not taken Him by surprise – He is in control – no matter how things look or feel.

    Keep your eye’s on Him and count yourselves privileged to be the parents of such a joyful and beautiful daughter; even though the time was short. We are praying for God’s divine covering and shelter over little Tori in this time where she is so pure in her understanding of such a huge concept.

    May the joy of the Lord be your strength.

    We love you and look forward to being with you very soon. You are such a blessing to the body of Christ.

    Love you deeply,
    Dave, Tiffany and Acacia

  37. Dear Cliff, Christie, and Tori,

    I heard the news at work today, I was absolutely devastated. I am still reflective of the untimely loss of my sister Terry last July, she was only 53, I can only imagine what your hearts feel at this moment.

    I do want you to know that my heart surrounds yours with much Love, much appreciation for all that you are, I take comfort in the knowledge that our Lord Jesus has Lauren safely in His arms. And His arms are reaching out to cover you also here in this place as well. I will add my arms to His, to hold the three of you close also. If there is anything I can do, please let me know!

    I was looking forward to seeing you all here at Winter Bible Seminar this next week, just to give you all a smile and a hug if nothing else!

    I Love you all, and miss you much, and with Lauren gone, it adds to that sense even more. In the meantime, you are held closely in my thoughts and prayers. Rest now in your Father’s arms, they will not fail to hold you up!

    Affectionately and Tenderly,

    Michael David 🙂

  38. I know we haven’t been in touch in almost 10 years, but my heart is breaking for you and your family.

    You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Joan

  39. Your family here in Baltimore @ Extraordinary Life are praying for you. We love you and thank you for all you do.

  40. Dear Cliff, Christie & Tori,

    We are so sad to hear of your loss and our hearts ache for you and your family. We are praying for you. You have given your life to reach out to people who need Jesus. Now we reach out to you. Know that you are surrounded with love, powerful prayer and support from all of us whose lives you have touched in such a special way.
    We love you, Craig, Andrea, Justin, Riley & Kendall Seawell

  41. We love you and we are praying for you. We are so happy that we got to meet Lauren this side of Heaven. God will hold you safe in His arms and comfort you.

    Love in Christ,

    Todd, Wendy and Evan Bailey

  42. My dear precious friends,

    How sad and shocked to hear your latest news…Lala is a special girl, I remember her with great fondness, when you all visited me here in Croatia last year. I grieve with you but I also pray that the precious grace and love of Jesus will lift you up and all of us who feel the loss of this cute and precious little girl!
    Love to you,
    In Him,
    Jelena.

  43. Our prayer is that the Holy Spirit will continue to strengthen and comfort you during this incredibly painful event.

    As you confront the emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual challenges, you have a huge world wide support network in place. Please feel free to lean on any particular part of your support network including the ones who love you in Canada.

    Our thouhts, prayers, and love extends to you.

    Vic & Kim

  44. I am praying for your family through this time. Just wanted to let you know that here in Boise we are here for support as you go through this.

  45. Dearest Cliff and Christie,

    We are so sorry that your little girl went on to be with the Lord.

    We know she is surrounded with God’s amazing love.
    Your little Lala looked so beautiful. You must have been so blessed having her as your child!
    I was moved watching the video clip of Cliff singing to his 3 girls! How precious, all the beautiful and wonderful memories you all 3 have of Lala.

    The Lord is with you to comfort and encourage…we are praying for you.

    Love
    John and Liliane
    Brussels Belgium

  46. Not easy to say anything in such a time.
    Our only trust is in Jesus, and in the power of His Holy Spirit to comfort you, strengthen you and lift you up with His Grace.
    Love to you all
    and a special big hug to my “big brother Cliff”

    Nathalie & Gérald

  47. I cannot express in words that sadness that I feel for your family. I am praying for you, for God’s amazing strength and comfort to cover your family! Your family truly is a light in this dark world. You family is precious to us!

    Nicki Philip Kaylonna and Aundria

  48. Cliff & family,

    It has been along time since we went to school together at Rhema, but you are clearly not forgotten. I wanted you to know I pray the for peace of God to rule in your hearts and minds! And that as you stay close to Him He will keep you under His wing and bring back life to your heart and soul!

    Lanett

  49. Cliff, Christie, and Tori,

    Our hearts were very saddened by the news of your little Lauren going home to be with the Lord. We missed the privilege of meeting her. Please know we are praying for your family.

    Much love,

    Stan and Lorelie

  50. Cliff, Christy & Tori,

    Our hearts ache with you and for you.
    We are so very very sorry for the loss of your darling little Lauren.
    May you feel the presence and love of Jesus!

    Love, Ron and Joy Messelink

  51. Cliff, Christie and little Tori,

    I know I haven’t been in touch with you guys lately but please know that my heart is breaking at the news of your little Lauren going home to be with the Lord.

    Much much love,
    Vicki

  52. There just aren’t words.

    We love you all so very much and i can speak for Kara when i say our hearts are just plain broken for the sudden loss of your perfect baby girl. We love you fiercely and protectively and our thoughts and prayers are all over you. I look forward to hugging your necks again and look further to meeting Lala in perfect joy one day.

    Miss you all powerfully and love you very very much.

    Darrin & Kara
    georgia, zoe, sarah, ella

  53. Though shaken, I pray tonight that your faith not become shattered at this blow! We have hope and rest in assurance of that great day of being reunited together. My deepest heartfelt sympathy.

    Sincerely-
    Mark

  54. Cliff, Christie and Tori

    Our hearts and prayers are with you in this difficult days.
    We are really really sorry about this loss. We remember your little girl when you were here in Italy last year.
    We will pray for all of you!

    Sincerely,

    Davide, Mara and Clara

  55. Dear Cliff, Christie and Tori,

    We were shocked to get this news. Our hearts go out to you and we pray that you all know a special strengthening from the Comforter day by day as you walk through this together.

    With our love,

    Simon and Adriana

  56. Dear Cliff, Christie, and Tori,

    We love you guys. We are praying for God’s supernatural strength and comfort to get you through this difficult time. We are here for you always.

    The Aschkenas Family

  57. Dear Christie, Cliff and Tori,
    I know that words cannot ease your pain and that your loss has left an unbearable emptiness. I hope you find comfort and support in each other and strength to accept the incomprehensible.
    My heart and thoughts are with you.
    Take courage, Carol

  58. Dear Cliff, Christie and Tori,
    We were speechless and shocked when we heard this sad news. We are so very sorry. We will pray for you and the Grace and Love of God will carry you and the supernatural power of God strenghten you through this difficult time.

    We love you!

    Patrick Zahnd, Alexandra Bramato, Johannes Halter, Daniel Häusler, Leander Jud
    Switzerland

  59. Cliff and Christy –
    We spent time with you a few years back in Athens Greece.

    Our prayers and condolences are with you. Kathy Mamalis shared with us your news and having a little one of our own just about lala’s age, we feel your pain. May god’s love and comfort bring you the peace that passes all understanding. Much love to you and your family.
    Justin and Tiffany Buhler

  60. Feb 16th – I thought I had sent this earlier..just saw the pictures – what a beautiful family you have – soo soo sorry about Lauren..life is not very fair. Hope to see you soon – Love Pattie & Frank

  61. Cliff and Christie,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. I don’t really know what to say except I love you guys and am praying daily for you. If there is anything that I can do for you please let me know. I wish I could be there to help you guys in person. I am always available to help where I can.
    Love Scott

  62. Many hard circumstances may hit us, on this earth, but we will never be without grace and hope.
    Where it seems we can’t walk, our Heavenly Father, Himself, will carry us thru.
    Here, in France, we are bringing our supply of love and prayer to you all.

  63. Cliff and Christie and Tori,

    I know that I wrote you before but now that the days have gone by since Lauren moved to heaven I want you to know that God has brought you to my mind every day since. I pray for you when that happens. God is supporting you with hundreds of people doing the same thing.

    My mind wanders to the impossibility it must be for you to just move through each day – but then God switches my vision to His vision and I pray for you.

    Plese know that your family ( the body of Christ all over the world ) is holding your arms up during this time. I hope you can feel the peace.

    As others have said – “if there is anything you need from us please let us know – maybe some good muffins ”

    We love you and hope to see you when you are in Tulsa again.

    love to your precious family – John and Mary

  64. Cliff, Christie and Tori,
    We just want you to know that we will continue to pray for you through this difficult time. We are committed to pray for your family and I’m so glad to see that so many love you guys as much as we do!
    With much love,
    Jon & Robin Perrin

  65. Dear Cliff and Christie-

    Our hearts were so heavy with sadness at the news of little Lauren going home. We are praying for you guys that everyday your strength will be renewed and His grace would overtake you as you continue fulfilling the vision He planted in your hearts for your life and your ministry . We love you guys and please know you have a home in Gilroy.

    Hugs,
    Tony and Alexandra Fleege

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