WAUKESHA

Xavier M. Wright

Nov. 28, 2001 - May 29, 2008

Xavier Malik Wright of Waukesha died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 6. He was born Nov. 28, 2001, in Chicago.

Xavier was in kindergarten at Whittier Elementary School, where he made lots of friends. He loved to play video games, basketball and drive his Cadillac truck. He was a very happy and friendly little boy who had a great spirit.

Xavier will be deeply missed by his parents, Latonya Wright of Waukesha and Derrick Bickerstaff of Chicago; three brothers, Quanze Bickerstaff, Broderick Bickerstaff, and Zayus Wright, all of Waukesha; maternal grandmother, Mildred Wright of Chicago; paternal grandparents, Robbie Bickerstaff of Waukesha and Walter Hawkins of Alabama; stepfather, Daniel Dewalt of Waukesha; godmother, Latonya Neely of Chicago; three aunts, Stacey Bickerstaff, Tracey Jackson and Octavia Brown, of Waukesha; great-aunt, Dorothy Wright of Chicago; and many uncles, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Broderick Thomas.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2008, with the funeral service at 3 p.m., at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Ann Goins will preside. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.

"To My Pumpkin"

Xavier

I will never forget that Thursday when you spent your last day on earth. I just held you tight in my arms and begged you not to leave me because you are my pumpkin. I now realize that there was another plan for you. I would give anything in this world to take that day back, even my own life, but I canít - some things are more powerful than us. I will miss you sitting in my lap and holding you like a baby while kissing those fat cheeks, playing Candyland and you cheating, and just by you calling me mama. I love you so much pumpkin, but God loves you more. My promise to you is to keep your name going and to continue to bring that sunshine into peopleís lives. I will start a foundation to help kids with asthma to educate everyone, including myself, in your name. I can imagine the pain Mary felt when she watched her son, Jesus die. I want you to rest now and know that Quanze, Broderick, Zayus, Daniel and I love you very, very much. You will always be my pumpkin.

- Love Always,

Mama