Kenneth Nicholas Trawick

by Mary
(Daphne, AL)




Nick was a wonderful person, quick to smile and to make you smile! I miss you so much!

He was an awesome soccer player and athlete.

A kind soul like Nick can never be forgotten, so I am making this tribute to him.

I cannot wait to see you again!



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Jun 22, 2020
Thank you Corey
by: Mary Trawick

Thank you for sharing Nick's story and helping others. It is a mother's worse fear that their child who has passed will be forgotten.

I pray that your words save others.

Mary Trawick (Nick's Mom)

Feb 05, 2020
Your Light Shines
by: Corey


I’m thinking about you as I often do. I’m preparing this morning to talk to hundreds of teenagers about our brief friendship that was cut short. I did this for the first time almost exactly ten years ago. I was told it was going to be a small high school club that turned into a cafeteria full. I was really not prepared for that but that talk changed lives. It’s never easy. Now, I’m preparing a speech to inspire, motivate, and shine your light on an entire high school. I hate crowds, but I do it for you.

It has always been difficult living with the decisions that didn’t play out how we envisioned. I pushed you away instead of embracing you. For that, I am sorry. You were an amazing person who is deeply missed. Our young and dumb mistakes serve as lessons for others. That, I promise you.

Rest easy buddy.

Aug 24, 2015
by: Aunt Allie

As you know I'm a grandmother now. Loving your kids is a love beyond description. And I never dreamed I could love more. As I'm thinking about Roman this morning and how much he reminds me of you when you were little, (wise beyond your years), and Maw Maws immense love for you, I've finally found some sense of happiness even though I'm selfish and miss you both so much! Just having hope that I will see you both again through Faith. You had such a meaningful impression in my life that I can't describe how you still help ME! I hope that your happiness now is a trillions times of my sorrow. Please pray for me, and hug maw maw for me too. I pray for you even though I need prayers worse. I can't find one negative memory of you. Because of the light and love that always shone through you. I live and miss you. Everyday. And every night. And your light, continues to shine on me. Thank you baby..
Aunt Allie

Jul 28, 2015
Miss you
by: Sandra Ferguson

Dear Nick,
It's hard to believe it's been 11 years. Not a day goes by without thoughts of you. I don't see your Mom like I used to. I miss her too. Life was so carefree when y'all were little and we didn't work. I am horrible with dates and this morning I texted her. I'd like to say a little blue bird whispered in my ear sending an overwhelming need to tell her how much I love and miss her, if I did would I be right? I did not know today was the anniversary of your leaving. I do, however always remember your birthday(s), many spent at Chuck E Cheese and you at all of my boys and your first Communion and so many other special times. I wrote something to your Mom this morning which also applies to you. "You are that special one that time stands still for. Distance nor absence can touch the love felt for you". I think you would approve and know I mean it about both of you. Love and miss you today and every day. Sandra

Mar 06, 2015
Missing You
by: Mom

Some days are harder than others. I miss you so much right now and want to hear your voice. I love you so much.

Oct 14, 2014
by: Ethan nicholls

Nick I have never met you but you sound like a very nice caring person my prayers go out to you and you your family. FROM DMS CHOROS CLASS 4 ETHAN

Sep 10, 2014
by: Paul

hot box. punk outs. "down da hiiiillllllllllllllllllll!". Dollar General. blue marlin and black bass. ken griffey jr baseball. Holy Family. DZ. Bama games. AF-RO-PUFF. JJK. maw-maw's. taco bell. crab tree ln. sticking. all-time QB. interception. Bay Sharks "I don't like you anymore." Betty Davis. Schillinger Rd. movie theater. VHS. college snapbacks. Reebok pumps. Kenny's pancakes. Mary singing opera. "we got poor". Justin's big red chair....and universal remote. two watches on each arm-GANGSTER
nick, i'll never have a better friend than you were to me. thankyou for all the memories. i love you man and you are with me everyday. until we meet again.

Sep 10, 2014
Neighbor, but like one of my boys!!!
by: Donna Bell

The Trawicks were my Special Neighbors. Actually, they was more than Neighbors but like Family. We have so many memories of Nick growing up. Nick liked to TALK and he always had a story to tell me and in detail and it would take him (slowly) a few minutes. He was so funny, but he was so excited that I was listening to him. We first met the Trawicks when they moved across the street from us. Nick and Justin were Special Friends with my sons, Russell & Matthew. I can remember when Nick would come over to our house almost every Saturday morning (Early) and say Donna can Russell come out and play!! The whole Trawick Family are very Special to us and I have and still do miss them so much. And yes I still miss them all so much! I Thank God so much for their Friendship and Love. I will always cherish the memories that we have with them and pray we make more Memories in time to come. Please know how much we love and miss Nick and think of him often. GOD BLESS YOU ALL and KNOW WE WILL ALWAYS MISS HIM. LOVE U ALL !!! THE BELLS

Sep 09, 2014
Ten Years
by: Mom

I miss you so much. I cannot believe it's been 10 years. My heart and mind are on you so often. My prayers are continuous.

I love you.


Sep 07, 2014
Miss you
by: Cody

Had a lot of reminders of you this weekend. Lunch at Cici's Pizza yesterday. Saints playing football today against Atlanta. Reminders of really good times with a special young man.

Miss you a lot, buddy! Those were some great times!


Sep 07, 2014
My Sweet Son
by: Mom

My love for you is still so strong. Although it has been 10 years, I miss you so much. My prayers are continuous for you and I ask you to pray for me.
So much love,


Jun 07, 2013
Family friend
by: Jeanne Fox

Mary, that may not have been a dream at all! I believe that our loved ones come back to us when we need them the most. I know Nick was an awesome kid because he had two of the most awesome people I know for parents. There is nothing that will take your pain away or make you miss him less, but you know and I know that one day, you will be with him again, in a place where there is no sorrow or pain. I love you, Mary and Kenny!

Jun 07, 2013
Family friend
by: Jeanne Fox

Mary, that may not have been a dream at all! I believe that our loved ones come back to us when we need them the most. I know Nick was an awesome kid because he had two of the most awesome people I know for parents. There is nothing that will take your pain away or make you miss him less, but you know and I know that one day, you will be with him again, in a place where there is no sorrow or pain. I love you, Mary and Kenny!

Jun 07, 2013
Missing You My Son
by: Mom

I had a dream that we were talking and you were still here. I miss you so much, Nick. I love you more than words can say.

Jun 07, 2013
Missing You My Son
by: Mom

I had a dream that we were talking and you were still here. I miss you so much, Nick. I love you more than words can say.

Oct 11, 2012
love n miss you
by: colette x

I so wish i could wish you a happy birthday in person but unfortunately i cant i have said it in my prayers so i hope you heard that i love n miss you so much and not a day goes by that your not in my thoughts and prayers my love to kenny Mary Justin and all your family who will be missing you so much today love ya colette x xoxoxoxo

Jul 28, 2012
miss you so much
by: colette

Nick you are in my thoughts and prayers today and always. I miss you so much not a day goes by that i don't. I love you with all my heart till we meet you colette x o x

Jun 07, 2012
by: Cheryl

Mary and Kenny, you and your family have meant so much to me over the years. My prayers are with you both. I read all the previous comments and can see that Nick was truly a wonderful person. My God be with you.

Jan 08, 2011
Second Coming
by: Shannon Amacker

Modeling an earthly resurrection
Golden eyes glistening in the heat
Portraying God, given perfection
An image not associated with deceit.

Rebirth spawns instantaneously
Crimson shadows echo your transformation
Like the sun, your smile shone seasonally
Short, with the darkness of temptation.

The grief of a child, the loss of a love
Reflecting in the blade of its pendulum swing
Nick, during this second coming
We'll carry your memory amongst angel's wings.

-You are loved, and missed by all. Never forgotten, see you soon.

Dec 28, 2010
missing you
by: Paul G

Nick, you are the best friend i will ever have. Thanks for being exactly who you were. You are in my thoughts and my heart every single day. I love you cuz.

Aug 01, 2010
Quick Friend
by: Joey Vegliacich

I met Nick through a friend of mine (now my wife) who was good friends with Nick. The day I met him, I think we hung out for hours and went to play disc golf without our mutual friend. This just goes to show how quickly Nick could befriend a stranger. We ended up having a great time and hung out at least a dozen times after that. I know if he were here today, he'd still be making new friends the same way he did with me. I'm grateful to my wife for having introduced us, sad he is no longer with us, but most of all hopeful that his spirit never dies.

Jul 28, 2010
miss u today and always
by: colette

nick i have been thinking about u all day today miss you loads and will never forget you god bless you love n miss u col x x x x x x

Jul 20, 2010
Loved Very Much
by: Aunt Sharon

When I think of Nick I always remember his beautiful smile. What a wonderful person and kind ways. He always made me smile. I think of him often, his love of music and sports. Nick you are missed and loved very much.

Jul 17, 2010
by: Kelly Quint

Mrs. Mary,
You have done an amazing job keeping his memory alive; he truly is one that will never be forgotten. I met Nick my freshman year at McGill. We had very few classes together throughout the years.
The most memorable class was our Senior year 1st block. He was my Lab partner in Physics. We learned so much about eachother that year and he truly entertained me. Without him that year, I would not have survived that class.
Nick was also my date to prom. The way he asked me was very him. His exact words were, "If you don't get asked by someone else, will you go to prom with me?" I told him that it didn't matter if I got asked by someone else because I was going to go with him. He had the courage to ask me to go with him, so of course I would be his date. We had such an amazing time that night and over the next few months.
Gradually, our friendship dwindled but we still remained in contact. Nick was a truly amazing person and he will always be missed.
Mrs. Mary, you probably don't remember me but, I want you to know that you had an amazing son who was extremely kind. His memory will always be with me, and I hope your family is doing well.

Jul 16, 2010
simple smile
by: arleigh melton

Nick and i met in home room at mcgill! I was instantley drawn to that smile! i dont have a big wow memorie to share but knowing him was enough wow of its own! ill never for get the band nick and zach started and how i use to sit and watch them "practice". i have so many memories of him and still think of him so often! so many diffrent pitures of him smiling in my thaughts right now! and no matter how bad your day was all it took was a simple smile from nick to bring a smile to my own face! ill never forget the last time i saw your smile and always will regret not sending more time with you that day! Cant wait to see you smile again! oh and yes to take your hat! lol... man seems like yesterday!!

Jul 09, 2010
The Big Kids
by: Candace

Growing up as one of "The Little Kids" is probably my most cherished memories. I remember when Aunt Sandra And Unle Gary would come down for the summer. That is when Big Kids and Little Kids would come together for football, baseball, bike riding or anything we could do. Nick was always the hardest one on us, him and Paul. I remember us wanting so bad to just be able to hang out with them, or wanting them to pick us to be on their team. They were so cool lol. Nick taught me a lot. He taught me how to pitch a baseball and how to stand up for myself, to believe in myself. Through that hard exterior he showed us little kids, i could see that he was just trying to make us stronger... I remember always stayting the night with Aunt Mary and that was when he was secretly nice to me. I love you Nick and thank you so much for all the memories. Thanks for making me strong. I cant wait to play baseball with you again.

Jul 01, 2010
by: Aunt Cathy

What I remember most about nick is his wild and vivid imagination. I remember him as a child sitting on the couch eating a bowl of cereal hair all wild. He was obsessed with dinosaurs and hot lava. When it was time to return to the kitchen for a refill of captain crunch he would jump from throw pillow to throw pillow carefully watching his footing so as to not fall into the river of hot lava that flowed along the carpet throughout the living room. I could actually see the lava through the reflection in his sparkling little eyes! Lol. Ashe got older, I remember his love for sports. He could tell you anything you wants to know about any football or baseball player from any era. He was so smart! Now I think Fay put it best when she said(shortly after nick's death) that it's like trying to put a puzzle together and now a piece is missing. Our puzzle is incomplete. But, what's comforting is knowing that one day we will all be together and our puzzle will reach completion again some day! I think that's the only thing that helps us all make it through ! Until that day nick you will always live on in my heart and mind as well as the hearts and minds of your family and friends who love and miss you so much!

Jun 24, 2010
nintendo queen
by: leelee

let me start from the beginning.when mary and kenny lived in chickasaw i started staying with them alot. nick was just a toddler. i would always bring my games wherever i went to stay.back then it was an atari.i would sit in the living room playing it with nick sitting in my lap alot of times just staring at the tv.that was when the training started. he was pretty good,too.well the games got better and we moved up to nintendo and sega's.when they moved to crabtree ln i basically lived there in the and nick would stay up way to late playing.he'd get in a panic if we could'nt beat a level or was getting low on lives .he'd always give me the controller to do it.i'd beat it ofcourse,and he'd say your the nintendo queen leelee! him and justin would jump around and celebrate the victory! i really could'nt tell you how many games we beat or how many hours we played together,but i truly enjoyed it!!as i got older i didnt spend as much time over there as i had,but i would pop in every now and then. i'd walk down the hall stop and look which room to go in.there they would be sometimes just nick and justin.sometimes 10 of my little cousins and their freinds. when nick would see me he'd jump up and let everybody know,dont worry leelee's here she's the nintendo queen she'll kick its butt!!naturally i would and what a celebration followed!! hooping and jumping i was the hero of the day!!! love you nick!! i bet one day we'll play games again together!!

Jun 23, 2010
Fish and Birds
by: Aunt Fay

My fishin' buddy. So eager to learn new techniques about catching those scaley, slippery critters of the wet. I still cherrish my photo of you with the big sheephead you caught learning to throw the cast net in the bay. That was the day that you freaked your Mom out telling her that Uncle Ricky and Aunt Fay took you to the Michalob Light House! When we ride out to Middle Bay Lghthouse I still call it by the other name.
Memories of you from before your birth until your much too early death flood my mind daily my precious nephew. My heart aches and I cry often because I miss you so very much. I am comforted by your presence in nature through Hummingbirds and Bluebirds that visit when I need them most.
I love you Nick!

Jun 21, 2010
by: Cody Johnson

Some of the best Sundays I remember were seeing Nick after the late Mass at Holy Family, going to Cici's on Airport Blvd. for pizza and watching Saints football on TV, then playing guitar in the afternoons. Nick enjoyed all kinds of music, but especially "jam bands," getting me to listen to Keller Williams, Phish, North Mississippi Allstars, etc. It was an honor to teach such a talented music student who truly loved playing the guitar.

I remember one time when we played Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring at Mass...I was on the piano and Nick was on acoustic guitar. Some of the chord changes were hard, but if he messed up, he came right back in and didn't let it bother him. He just flashed that big grin and kept going!

The first time I heard the "Beautiful Disaster" guitar duet by 311 was in the church parking lot. Nick was in his old Bronco -- I believe it was? -- and was playing it through the stereo cd player. He was always one to share music -- giving me cds or talking about the latest band he had discovered.

Nick and I had a lot in common, although I was a few years older. We both loved watching football and playing music. Once he got to college at USA, we'd go to the dorm or the park and jam guitar on Sunday afternoons...I don't think it ever rained on the days we planned to go outside!

Those were some of the best Sunday afternoons. Though I was Nick's music teacher, I probably learned as much from him as he learned from me.
Nick was more than a student...he was a fellow musician and a good friend.

Jun 17, 2010
by: Anonymous

As I read this tribute, I was lead to comment even though I never knew Kenneth. While reading the thoughts and feelings of his mom my heart was so heavy. I have a 23 year old son that I adore. I can't even begin to feel the loss and emptiness that you must have on a daily basis. However, I can feel the love and memories that your son left with you and this will get you through until the wonderful day that you see him again in heaven. Many God Bless you each day and keep his loving and precious arms around you.

With love,
Robin Ledbetter

Jun 17, 2010
by: carlie

I can still hear your laugh clearly in my head. I miss you and wish you were still here with me. You were truly a great friend and person. You will always be missed and I will always cherish the friendship we shared. love you!

Jun 16, 2010
A truly wonderful person x
by: colette x

What can i say, that not a day goes by that i dont think about you. We had so many fantastic times that i will never ever forget, you where only a little boy when we first met and you grew into a lovely young man with a heart of gold. I use to love my summers with you all going to watch you and justin playing baseball and getting into all stars then the soccer matches even if i did call it football and you didnt agree, you where a all round good sportsman, And When i think of some of the things we got up too it so makes me laugh,i always had my camera so i have some thing to look back on.i will never forget our last conversion we had and i thank god we had it. You will always be my guardian angel i still see you in my dreams.

one golden heart stopped beating two smiling eyes at rest god broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best sleep well nick, wait for me when the time comes till we meet again love you and miss you always colette x x x x

Jun 14, 2010
Trivia Pursuit
by: Kristie Amacker

Nick was a great partner in Trivia Pursuit. He wasn't flashy or arrogant with his knowledge but he sure knew his history. lol. Most of my memories with Nick are watching him and Lee play video games. Justin and I, the quiet ones, would look on in awe. Nick and Lee were are mentors and the only ones who could get to the next level in whatever game. Nick and Justin also put Sasha the cat in the dryer because she was wet. Could of been a tragic story but she survived just fine. Sure do miss you Nick.

Jun 11, 2010
To Nick
by: Sandra Ferguson

Dear Nick,
I think of you often. Your dry sense of humor that took a minute to get but once gotten would have us on the floor laughing literally. The first time I met you you were in five year old kindergarten. Mrs. Lacey was telling me about all of the students, when she got to you she said "Nick is brilliant. He's so smart that he can't just stsy on one thought, he's in a million different places at once. " We're the ones who had to catch up to you. Even at five you were way ahead of the rest of us. And now, you are still ahead of the rest of us. You made such an impact in this big world in your short life. Now you're still ahead of us, but I know as sure as I know anything else that you're patiently waiting on us in Heaven. As usual we will follow you when it's our time. I look forward to seeing you again. As always, I'll probably need you to explain things to me, but that's ok, because you do it so well. We miss you but I know we will all see you again in a better place. One that is right for you and that your beautiful face will hold that smile that is forever in our minds and hearts. Forever young. Peace be with you always

Jun 07, 2010
That Beautiful Smile
by: Jane Trawick Tucker

My mind goes crazy with all the many thoughts I have of Nick. He liked doing things for you that he knew you would like. Then he would have that big beautiful smile and his eyes would really glow. Every time I think of him, I see that big smile the last time I saw him. I miss him, he was a great guy.

Jun 07, 2010
So Many Memories
by: Jeanna

I first met Nick when I started working with Mary at Mobile Infirmary. She was expecting Justin and brought her beautiful son, Nick, with her to work. I remember him being so proud that he was going to be a big brother. Our children played together when we would get together for an Alabama game or just a routine visit. I attended a couple of his soccer games. He was always a good boy and turned into such a fine young man. He came with Kenny to work on my parents hot water heater one time, something my mother talks about to this day. He was a fine & handsome young man. It would be hard for me to narrow my memories of Nick to just ONE!!

Jun 07, 2010
van ride
by: Melanie Gardner

I think I was about 10 when Cathy and Donny got a new van and offered to take us all for a ride in it that night. So all the cousins piled in, and Nick and I ended up having to share a seat (dangerous probably...Mary don't read that part haha.) I kept falling out of the seat every time we went around a turn and accused Nick of hogging all the space, which he thought was hilarious of course. I remember because we made up a really stupid song about it on the spot and sang it while we were riding around(poor Cathy she must have had to listen to that for at least half an hour.) "I'm falling out of my seat, if Nick got skinny it would be a big defeat, he's fat cuz he eats too much meat, and too many treats, he needs to eat some diet wheat." (I can't believe I still remember all the words.) We both would just take turns adding a line with a word that rhymed. Any word. So it got even stupider after that, "Won't you smell my sesame feet? They are so very petite! I'm not wearing any cleats, cuz there's nothing but socks on my sesame feet!" Maybe we should have copyrighted that song. Apparently the melody was catchy enough for me to still remember it 17 years later.

Mar 11, 2010
What a smile
by: Janelle


The first time I saw this photo and read your tribute, it broke my heart. That smile and those eyes, just made me realize how unfair life is sometimes. What a challenging journey you have had these six years.

May you continue to find new peace and healing for each new moment of remembered loss.

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