"Alonzo and I were coworkers at White Pine Assisted Living in Inver Grove Heights in 2010. The residents loved him, he went above and beyond for them and the staff. He always had a positive outlook and kept our morale high. We were friends and he was always there for me. I will never forget the day in 2013 I moved to Hibbing MN to attend there LPN to RN program. I called him and told him I was struggling and was going to resign from the program. He filled me with hope, and the positivity I needed to continue. I honestly think I would of withdrew if it wasn't for his encouragement and belief in me. We stayed in touch off and on, and just the other day he came to my mind, I told myself I need to contact him. My heart sank when I saw the happy heavenly birthday on his FB account. No!!! Now I can't tell him goodbye, he knew I loved him we always shared that at the end of our conversations. My heart is heavy knowing he is no longer with us, but I believe his spirit is, and that is why he entered my thoughts! I love you brother you were a true gentleman. RIP Alonzo we love you. Stacie Zamora "