My sugamama, my partner in crime.... Words cannot express how much I miss you. I will never forget our morning talks, our lunch dates, our shopping trips, our pranks on the staff or the many moments we just couldn't focus and had to do something random. You pushed me to make my presence known and didn't allow me to fade into the background. I could always count on you to give it to me straight, you were always Amanda, nothing more, nothing less. I remember the day I think we'd just had enough and decided to stuff me in a box... I didn't really think about how I was going to get out of the box before I got in and of course you didn't lend a helping hand but instead took advantage of the video op. I'll forever cherish the memories we created together... I can only hope you knew how much I looked up to you... In your weakest moments you were stronger than most, so in this moment I will pretend I am you in hopes that I can be half as strong as you always were.

Love you always - Deniece Reyes, or as deemed by the Queen, "Becky"

Happy 40th Birthday Queen!!!!! We were all supposed to go to Sea World to celebrate this wonderful milestone but you just had to go and have other plans, huh? lol. Girl, I miss you so much each and every day. Deniece and I are doing our best to carry on and keep things running smoothly. It's been very hard but we just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Love you and miss you so very much!


I'm so pleased with how the tribute turned out! We wanted something special to honor her memory and I think we did it! The timing of the release of the tribute was perfect as yesterday (November 12th) would have been her 40th birthday. Oh, the missed opportunity of teasing her about this milestone age; and welcoming her to the club. Although she was not with us, Jennifer Northington, Frances McIntyre, and myself toasted her for her birthday last night. Happy Birthday Queen Amanda! I truly do miss my friend. She was special to all of us and will always have a special place in our hearts.

Laura Tate

Boyce Avenue evening was a great time. RIGHT? Amanda could take that one word and make it mean many, many things just by the way she said the word. RIGHT! Every time I hear someone say "right" I hear her in my head saying it along with them adding her own meaning to it and following it with her laughter or sarcasm or frustration or joy. All I can say now is "Heaven has got a good one to deal with .... RIGHT!"


Happy birthday sweet Amanda!

We didn???t get a chance to know you in person but have had the privilege of working with Laura on your special tribute site. You are most certainly loved and appreciated by all your friends at C. I. A. Services. They wanted this to be a special gift to you and we were honored they chose us to create it. Everyone on our team who helped with the site felt certain you were there with us every step of the way. Thank you! The ???dent you made in this world??? was fabulous. Great job!
Thank you for all these wonderful pieces of your life.

Karl, Kathy, Laura R, Touhid ??? The Business Lab