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Justice for Shelby on Facebook.


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This thread needs to be stickied so people can help Shelby's mom.

eeeeeeeeeh

did he post here?






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That should be enough.


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Ed Osteen
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It sounds like you need some sleep or just anything that might help take your mind off of it for a bit.





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I don't know that there's anything that will take my mind off of Shelby. I am very distraught.

I did manage a couple of hours sleep but that's about it.







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LSUGrad9295
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I just got word from a friend that Shelby officially passed away this morning, a few hours ago. Even though the outcome was inevitable, it still stings more for it to be official. Arrangements are pending.

As for the poster who asked if Shelby posted here....I seriously doubt it. He was a posi-tiger to the core. He is how fans should be...supportive of and loyal to the team, win or lose. He wouldn't have been one to come on to the Rant and trash the players, team, coaches, band, fans, etc. after a loss.






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RIP Shelby





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In retrospect, I wish he would have accepted the driving lessons or that I had kept bugging him about learning to drive. Maybe this tragedy wouldn't have happened.


Definitely don't beat yourself up about that. I didn't know the man, but your stories of him are touching. Him not driving is a part of his story and part of what made him who he was, I would guess. Walking the streets of heaven as we speak, the perfect version of himself that would be too beautiful for us to even behold with our fallen eyes.






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BMoney
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Damn, this is terrible! I used to work with Shelby way back in the day at the Centroplex. There wasn't a nicer guy there.

This bums me out. WTF is wrong with people?






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Situations like this bring to light what BR has become, very unpleasant. Almost sickening when BR fixtures are gunned down in his own neighborhood with no regard for human life!

1. The shooting occurred in a shitty area that has never been safe in my lifetime (25 years)
2. The point of this thread isn't to trash BR, so frick off.

RIP






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the only dirt mcgirt
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I just got word from a friend that Shelby officially passed away this morning, a few hours ago. Even though the outcome was inevitable, it still stings more for it to be official.

Agreed. I've seen Shelby almost every day for the last ten years or more. He was the kind of guy who if you met once, you had a friend for life.

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He was a posi-tiger to the core

This came out of his overall demeanor and outlook on life. In all of our interaction, I'm pretty sure I never saw him angry at anyone or anything. He could find something positive to say about the most dire situation.

ETA: He was a fellow McKinley alumnus, and was just as enthusiastic about supporting their football team as he was about LSU and the Saints, even though they're traditionally one of the worst HS teams in the city.



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LSUGrad9295
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He was a fellow McKinley alumnus, and was just as enthusiastic about supporting their football team as he was about LSU and the Saints, even though they're traditionally one of the worst HS teams in the city


That reminds me of another thing I used to tease him about from time to time. For a while (and maybe he was still doing it), he was the statistician for the McKinley football team. In some of their leanest years, I would tell him that they didn't need a stat guy because there weren't many stats to keep....he always would just smile and say "well somebody has gotta do it!"






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catinthehat
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UPDATE: WAFB will air a news story about Shelby tonight (Thursday, 10/24) at 6:00 pm>>>

Times Picayune article
sticky request, please.

If you’re not able to watch I hope you will read this post to appreciate how deeply Shelby’s death will be felt by his family, his friends and this community. For those that knew Shelby I hope you’ll find yourself nodding and grinning and for those that didn’t I hope you read this and understand what an honor and rarity it was to know such a man.



First and foremost he was a phenomenal person. The reason you were always glad to see Shelby is because Shelby was always happy to see you. He radiated life, joy, friendliness and an indomitable spirit.

He was a huge Saints fan and season ticket holder, a huge LSU fan and a big time NASCAR fan. He was always up on the team, never carried a loss beyond the night and relished in every win like it was a championship.



You may have read that Shelby didn’t drive. That was one of his charms. He walked most places or caught a ride with friends or acquaintances and always managed to get where he was going. Sometimes after LSU or Saints games you could run into Shelby celebrating and ask him how he was getting home. More than likely he would grin, shrug his shoulders and mischievously declare “I let my ride go.”



It never ceased to amaze me how he always managed to show up or get home or go places. But the funny thing was I don’t remember him ever asking for a ride. I guess people just wanted to be around him so you volunteered to take him home or bring him where he needed to go. His wanderer’s spirit only added to his life embracing attitude and no doubt resulted in a view of life that was very different than the view we see speeding past our rearview mirror.



He made friends easily and often and was loyal, honest, kind and thoughtful always. He would send random packages to friends not living in Baton Rouge or New Orleans with gifts from games like the LSU championship or the Saints Superbowl. You’ve probably read that he lived in a rough part of town. That was true and if you ever found yourself bringing him home he would make light of it and seem to take it in stride, but finding out that he lived there to help his mother made you understand why.



I guess the best way to describe Shelby is to say he was one of the rare people that gave so much more to life than he asked in return. The sadness so many of us feel is because his death leaves an ache in our hearts and a hole in our lives that we simply can’t put into words. But I can still manage a smile when I think of him and how he lived, knowing that a light as bright as his is never extinguished it is merely born anew.





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the only dirt mcgirt
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In some of their leanest years, I would tell him that they didn't need a stat guy because there weren't many stats to keep....he always would just smile and say "well somebody has gotta do it!"



That's Shelby, for you.






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emboslice
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RIP Shelby Holmes.

We lost a great guy






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Damn, this is terrible news.
I've drank more than a few beers with Shelby at the Chimes.
He was a very friendly and easy-going person.

RIP Shelby!






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LSUGrad9295
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catinthehat


That was an awesome post. It brought a tear or two to my eyes. Thanks for that.







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Sad story. Prayers to those that this has affected.





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Does anyone here know where in the Dome he sat? I know that's trivial but I seem to recall sitting next to someone like him based on the photos and the way others are talking about him.

Couldn't tell you anything about the people next to me last week at ole miss but still remember the packers game from 3 years ago.






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mattz1122
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eeeeeeeeeh

did he post here?




Jesus, man. Who cares.






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