Starr was the son I never had and my daughter's bestfriend and honorary brother. Aneysa and Starr met in middle school and went to the 8th grade formal together. Over the few years that Starr resided in Georgia, he and Aneysa were never too far away from getting on my last nerve.... :) Aneysa would be on punishment, with no visitors, Starr still came over. He said if all her other siblings got to see her, while she was in trouble, so could he. They did everything together. When she was acting up, I called on Starr. He affectionately called me mom! I remember when they were getting their driving permits and how they talked about the test and what to do, so they could help each other out. I remember their excitement, when they both passed. I remember them making silly videos together and playing loud music from Aneysa's room. God knows, Starr was the only guy I trusted, to be behind closed doors with Aneysa. I remember when Aneysa got her first "boyfriend" and he was jealous of Starr. Aneysa made it clear, you will go before Starr does! That is my A-1, my brother, my bestfriend, and if you do not like it....kick rocks. Needless to say, he did not last long. Same thing on Starr's end, when Aneysa felt pressure, it was know that she would get cutoff. They should have dated, each other :) They were truly the best of friends and they loved each other dearly. Somedays, they would just lay down and watch movies together. When they got on each others nerves, Starr would tattle on her....as if he did nothing wrong....and surely, I would always take his side. We talked about sports, college, and the future. He was a humble and respectful young man. I am going to miss him and I love him so much. I wish I could be in the church, sitting with the family, at this moment. Instead I am behind my desk, typing my condolences. I love you all and thank you for letting me be part of Starr's village. May God keep you in peace, knowing that weeping endures for the night, but joy cometh in the morning! Amen, Amen, and Amen again.
Mother of Aneysa Anthony-Todd