Farewell to Mike Llewellyn - Friend, Colleague, Active Rain member

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Property Manager with Watson Realty Corp. BK697040

Today started off on a high note with our associate, Michael Llewellyn, coming into the office for a visit for the first time since having a heart attack while at work two weeks ago.  He looked terrific and was all smiles as he received hugs and handshakes from everyone there.  It was great to see him and his son Mark, who had come down from up north to be with the family while his father recovered.  Mike was in the hospital until yesterday, so we were suprised and happy to see him so soon. 

Mike had sent us a message while he was in the hospital that this was a "wake up call" and he was definitely going to have a life syle change.  He planned to take a lot of his friends on the road to that change too. Being a heavy smoker, we asked Mike if he missed it.  He said "not yet" and that he could actually feel his lungs clearing up. 

Late this afternoon Mike's son, Mark, called me.  I was happy to hear from him and thought Mike had asked him to call me about something I could help with.  I was heartbroken, shocked, and dismayed when Mark told me that on the way home from the office this morning, Mike had another attack.  He couldn't beat this one and he was gone, just like that.

We are crushed.  Mike exemplified the Realtor code of ethics, was always an advocate of fighting for the good of the people, and was always there to help any of us at any time.  He was the kind of person who really cared about others.  I know he meant it when he said he wanted to take his friends with him in his life style change.  It's too late for Mike, but I hope those of us who knew and loved him will remember that he was thinking of us while going throuh his own turmoil. 

 

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Kayana Lewis Gaines
Hamilton Realty Advisors - Tallahassee, FL
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone else who is trying to cope with this unfortunate loss.

 

Sep 20, 2007 01:37 PM #1
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Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
Never can tell when our time will come-will be thinking of Mike's family and friends.  Thanks for letting us know.
Sep 20, 2007 01:40 PM #2
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Linda Futral
Newnan, GA
Our prayers are with your office at this time.
Sep 20, 2007 02:00 PM #3
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Charlie Bunten
Real Living All Florida Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
GRI,e-PRO, CDPE. P.S. Certified

 I have not been with All Florida as long as many people who new Mike and I my contact with him was always at the office or on a Caravan or other real estate related function but I know people.  I've been around the block as they say and this I can say without any hesitation.  Mike Llewellyn was kind and hardworking and in a business that finds friends and coworkers competing for customers Mike was not afraid to share his wealth of knowledge with anyone.  Mike Llewellyn was a Realtor® in the finest sense of that word but Mike was so much more than that Mike Llewellyn was a human being in the finest sense of what that word means as well and for that he will be sorely missed, even by those who did not know him for all that long.  Our thoughts and our prayers go out to Mikes family

Sep 21, 2007 05:05 PM #4
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Brad

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike's family and his fellow Realtors at All Florida.

Brad, Dale, and Marlene Colean

Sep 24, 2007 04:21 AM #5
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Elizabeth Ruvo
Watson Realty Corp. - Ormond Beach, FL
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Thank you Kayana, Leigh, LInda, Charlie and Brad. 

The memorial service for Mike will be Tuesday, Sept 25th at the Aycock Funeral Home on Floresta Blvd in Port St. Lucie.  The family has requested contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Hwy., #110, Stuart, FL 34994.

Sep 24, 2007 06:14 AM #6
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