R.I.P. Mr. William Winferd Beyers III (Chico AKA Pa-Pa)


Mr. William Winferd Byers III was a good man, a loving husband and father.  Mr. William passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Ascension All Saints Hospital. He was born on January 14, 1967 in Chicago. Born the son of William Winford Byers Jr. and Frances Cardella Wilson. He married Carolyn Smith in 1994 in Chicago. William loved to listen to gospel and R&B music genres. He was the artist and owner of Lon City Records “Lon City for life, trap addicts, the Reeper”. He enjoyed to go for walks in the park and watch movies. More than anything he cherished his family and the time they spent together. Mr. Byers leaves behind his loving wife Carolyn Byers and multiple stepchildren Shavon, Tashika, Darlene, Porche, Marcus, Martell, Marvell, and Lorenzo. He will be dearly missed by 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, as well as 4 sisters and 4 brothers. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. William is preceded in death by his parents William Byers and Frances Byers, 2 sisters Kimberly and Nina, and son Andre. Private family services were held per William’s wishes.

We love you William W. Byers III. Forever Fly High in Heaven. I’m Free from your family. Amen.

Mr. William W. Byers III Yea, I will walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Amen.

I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever and ever. Amen.




Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call:
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found my place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too shall miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow:
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savoured much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my life seemed all too brief:
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.

My Last Request


Please don’t say that I gave up

just say that I gave in.

Don’t say I lost the battle,

For it was God’s war to lose or win.


Please don’t say how good I was,

but that I did my best.

Just say I tried to do what’s right,

to give the most I could,

not less.


Please don’t give me wings or halos,

That’s for God to do.

I want no more than I deserve.

No extras, just my due.


Please don’t give flowers,

or talk in harsh tones.

Don’t be concerned about me now,

I’m well with God, I have made it home.

Don’t talk about what could have been,

its over and done.

Just see to all my family needs.

The battle has been won!


When you draw a picture of me,

don’t draw me as a saint.

I’ve done some good, I’ve done some wrong….

So use all of your paint.


Not just the bright and light tones.

Use some gray and dark.

In fact, don’t put me down on canvas,

just paint me in your heart.


Don’t just remember all the good times,

but remember all the bad,

For life is full of many things.

Some happy and some sad.


But if you must do something,

then I have one last request:

Forgive me for the wrongs I’ve done

and with the love that’s left,

Thank God for my soul’s resting.

Thank God for all who loved me,

and praise God who love me the best.


If tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love. 

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.


I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.


But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
I felt so much at home.


When GOD looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said “This is eternity,
And all I’ve promised you.”
Today for life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day’s the same way
There is no longing for the past.


But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things,
You knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven,
And now at last you are free.
So won’t you take my hand.
And share my life with me?


So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we are far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here, in your heart.