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Cindy Anthony Writes Caylee's Eulogy

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Cindy Anthony wrote this eulogy to her slain granddaughter Caylee Marie Anthony for publication in the Orlando Sentinel -- her first public comments since the toddler's death was confirmed in December. A public memorial service is Tuesday.
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Caylee's grandmother Cindy Anthony writes:

Caylee Marie Anthony has captivated the hearts of so many people over the course of the last several months. Many feel a great loss for a beautiful child that they never had the opportunity to meet. They quickly fell in love with her beauty and her charming ways, as she read a story to her ailing great-grandfather, whom she loved very much.

For those who fell in love with Caylee Marie on national TV, their grief is only temporary, their hearts will soon mend, and their memory of her may eventually fade. But for those who actually had the honor to meet Caylee Marie, it will be much more difficult for them to say goodbye, and their hearts may never heal.

On Aug. 9, 2005, God blessed this Earth with one of his most beautiful children. Caylee Marie was born at 7:14 a.m. in an Orlando hospital. From the moment she was born she forever stole the hearts of her family. Caylee was not only a beautiful baby, but she had a beautiful spirit that will live on in those that truly knew her and loved her.

She is survived by her mother, Casey Marie Anthony; her grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony; her uncle Lee Anthony; and her great-grandparents, Alex and Shirley Plesea and Ruth and Lee Anthony.

Caylee's life will be honored in a memorial service open to the public Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Orlando beginning at 10 a.m.

The family is requesting that those with only the purest of hearts and truly honorable intentions attend the service for their beloved child. This service will be a tribute to her life and a time for her family and friends to finally be together to openly express and share their love for her.

The family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 1900 Conway Gardens Road in Orlando; Orlando Rescue Mission; or Kid Finders Network.

Because of Caylee, so many other children have been the recipient of the kindness and generosity from those who have donated on her behalf. Donations have been made to numerous organizations such as Toys for Tots, Shriners, St. Jude's Hospital, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Orlando Rescue Mission and Kid Finders Network. Another child will receive a new smile after receiving multiple reconstructive surgeries to repair a cleft palate.

Because of this outpouring of compassion, the family will continue to honor Caylee's memory by establishing the Caylee Marie Anthony Foundation. The foundation's purpose will be to continue to generate awareness for missing children and to establish programs to assist in the well-being of those children in need of comfort and support during difficult and stressful times.

Caylee's life may have been short-lived on this earth, but her life will not have ended without a purpose. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Caylee Marie Anthony now has her angel wings and will be watching over so many other children.

What do you think of Cindy Anthony's Eulogy


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25 comments so far | Post a comment now
Chriss February 8, 2009, 2:35 PM

This whole story is weird to me. Supposedly Casey Anthony and her daughter lived with Cindy Anthony and her husband, who recently tried to commit suicide.

If that’s the case how did they not know something was up when their granddaughter didn’t come home with Casey day after day?

Something doesn’t add up here. I certainly wouldn’t give them any money. How would donors know for sure where the money is going? How do you use the money to ‘comfort and support children in these difficult times’ if they’re missing?

The whole thing is not only creepy it’s fishy.

G February 8, 2009, 2:57 PM

Technically she wasn’t a “missing” child. Her mother knew exactly where she was.

a in stl February 8, 2009, 4:46 PM

No money. No way. I believe that the grandparents were in the “know” all the time. I cannot feel sympathy for any of them.

Julie February 8, 2009, 9:44 PM

Disgusting. Another way for them to make money off of Caylee. And right on, she was never MISSING! She was murdered by her mother.

They R Full of It February 8, 2009, 11:10 PM

Cindy Anthony is as big of a nut job as her daughter. Her “eulogy” makes me sick. The sooner she shuts up and falls of the face of the earth, the better.

Jane February 8, 2009, 11:19 PM

I agree. I mean, how is it that Caylee was missing for 1 month and the daughter, Casey did not report her missing immediately and the grandparents didn’t insist Caylee be filed a missing person with the local police department within 24 hours or less? Apparently the grandfather is a former police officer too. And if Casey was living with her parents, she had instant daycare, right? This case is bizarre and doesn’t add up.

Missy February 9, 2009, 12:37 AM

I would not give that family a dime. How would you know if the money was being used for missing children, or to fund Casey’s defense? Cindy Anthony continues to defend Casey and to insist that Casey loved Caylee and would not, could not have murdered her. She is obviously living in denial, has poor judgement and should not be trusted to run a foundation for missing children.

Marcie February 9, 2009, 4:31 AM

*gag reflex*

Linda Lee February 9, 2009, 2:20 PM

Soooooooooo Sad. Casey killed her baby. On this earth so short. Casey should just own up and give everyone else a break. LOOK at how many LIVES Casey has ruined: George, Cindy, Lee and both sets of Great-grand parents! Geeeeeeeeez can you only imagine how Great grampa Lee feels? The last known video was with he and Caylee, singing the “You Are My Sunshine”. I pray for the innocent people who are hurt so bad. RIP Caylee and Casey: May in rot in hell.

jeanie  February 9, 2009, 8:25 PM

Did anyone notice how Cindy didn’t add her brother’s name to the list of grieving family members in the eulogy she wrote? He had had the gall to tell Cindy to her face that she should wake up and admit that Casey did killed Caylee. So her petty, nasty response has been to not include him. Can you get inside how that’s feel if you were left out of the obituary for a dear, close family member? That’s Cindy’s revenge and spite. I just plain don’t like her. She’s a thoroughly unpleasant person. If only people with pure motives can come to the memorial then Cindy’s out.

Kat February 10, 2009, 12:49 PM

I wouldn’t send a dime, and what about these NUTS who are sending money so TOT MOM can stuff her face all day with goodies?

Has anyone taken note of how her once “hot body” ain’t so hot any more?

She killed her for her freedom. What freedom? And what about the press release Caycee gave to her attorney to read? It did not mention ONCE that she loved her, not one word of LOVE.

The whole dam family is wacko.

mrrealist February 10, 2009, 3:56 PM

“I remember the day that Casey came to me to tell me the news that I would be a grandmother as though it was yesterday. I remember her beauty and her radiance as she spoke,” Cindy said. “My immediate reaction was of total peace and joy.
OH really Cindy, is that why you lied and had her cover up her pregnancy early on? AND who is the daddy????
Cindy is a liar liar liar and in Church no less…

Susie Christiansen February 11, 2009, 1:01 PM

Seems Cindy is trying to keep things calm in reference to Casey, Why? In case she gets off with Murder Casey won’t get out and kill her family members like she did her baby Caylee.
Lee your cma was for Casey,I still think he is the Daddy of Caylee.

Jody February 19, 2009, 3:42 AM

Cindy has already started to clear out Caylee’s room, but not Casey’s. This woman doesn’t give a damn about Caylee; she is just concerned about her murdering daughter.

Angel February 20, 2009, 1:59 PM

People should really start paying attention to what is coming to light now…the fact that Casey’s mother Cindy tried to take over Casey’s role as mother of Caylee! She treated Casey as an unfit mother….demeaning Casey’s ability and confidence. This is a syndrome that is all too often ignored…the grandmother trying to take over a young mother’s role…does anyone stop to think of the hardship and hurt this causes the young mother? She needed her mother’s guidance…not instead to be pushed out of the role of a young mother…she lacked experience and needed to learn this from Cindy…it seems though Cindy tried to take over….as if Casey did not matter in the equation….a dangerous triangle. This view should be considered as a very plausible factor in this case. I do not have a clue as to the ‘who dunnit’ of this…however, this factor….a very dangerous situation depending on how involved the grandmother makes herself..how ‘pushy’ she can become…and how she can destroy her own daughter’s identity as a mother….should be considered. There are quite a few grandmother’s out there who spent their own ‘child-rearing years’ ignoring their own children while they worked…and then later feel they ‘missed out’ and then try to ‘take over’ the raising of their grandchildren. Also a large number of older women feel that ONLY SHE ‘knows what’s best’ when it comes to rearing the grandchild. It is a sad situation tearing many families apart…but seldom recognized as a ‘disorder’ of the grandmother….generally a ‘bossy, bullying, domineering type’.

Danny Wilkinson March 3, 2009, 6:33 PM

ONE LITTLE GIRL
ONE LITTLE GIRL
HER LOVELY NAME WAS CAYLEE MARIE
WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES
I SEE
THE SMILING FACE OF CAYLEE MARIE

HOW CAN ONE LITTLE GIRL?
EFFECT THE HEARTS
OF SO MANY IN THE WORLD?
STRANGERS NOW FAMILY
FOREVER WE WILL BE
BECAUSE OF CAYLEE MARIE

I KNOW ONE LITTLE GIRL
WHO SMILES FROM HEAVEN
WHEN SHE SEES WHAT SHE HAS DONE
SHE GIGGLES TRYING OUT THE WINGS SHE HAS WON
PLAYING WITH THE ANGELS AND PROTECTING
THOSE WHOSE HEARTS WERE TOUCHED BY
ONE LITTLE GIRL

ONE LITTLE GIRL
AND HER NAME “IS” CAYLEE MARIE
NOW THAT MY HEART IS OPEN
I CAN SEE
THE LOVELY FACE OF CAYLEE MARIE

GOD BLESS THE LITTEL ONES
WHOS TIME ON EARTH AFFECTED ALL OUR LIVES
IT GIVES US SO MUCH PAIN WHEN THEY ARE
TAKEN WAY TOO SOON

HOLD CLOSE YOUR CHILDREN AND
REMEMBER ALL THE GIFTS OF LOVE
FROM EACH AND EVERY ONE LITTLE BOY
OR YOUR VERY OWN
ONE LITTLE GIRL

SAY A PRAYER OF THANKS
FOR SONS AND DAUGHTERS
AND THE LOVE OF
ONE LITTLE GIRL

auhor
Danny Wilkinson
www.PERFECTDJ.BIZ

dedicated to the Anthony Family the most amazing people i have had the privilege of meeting

amy March 10, 2009, 11:40 AM

SORRY BUT I FEEL PEOPLE ARE UNFAIR TO CINDY ANTHONY…SHE IS IN A DIFFICULT SPOT…SHE MAY IN HER HEART OF HEARTS KNOW THE TRUTH,DEINAL IS A POWERFUL COPING TOOL..SOMEDAY ONCE SHE HAS BEGUN TO HEAL SHE MAY BE ABLE TO FACE THE TRUTH.FOR NOW LET THE POOR WOMAN DO AS SHE NEEDS TO.SHE IS THE ONE WHO LOVED CAYLEE AND SUPPORTED HER.CASEY OBVIOUSLY WASN’T MATURE ENOUGH TO BE A MOTHER,SO CINDY TOOK OVER THE ROLL-YOU CAN SEE THAT CINDY LOVED CAYLEE MORE THAN LIFE..AS AN OUTSIDER IT IS EASY TO JUDGE WHAT IS OBVIOUS.

Heather April 5, 2009, 3:01 PM

I agree with you Amy everyone should stop being so judgemental. The fact of the matter is their are a lot of controlling grandmothers their but if Casey has no love in her heart theres nothing that can be done. Cindy gave Casey everyday to be a real mother to Caylee when she left her alone with her and went to work. Casey just cared more about partying for some reason who the heck cares about parties is it that friggin important such a stupid girl!

Ricky Ryther March 17, 2011, 8:30 AM

I’d come to engage with you on this. Which is not something I usually do! I love reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to speak my mind!

Judith Gochal March 29, 2011, 6:54 PM

Hello. fantastic job. I did not expect this. This is a impressive story. Thanks!


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