Honestly, I forgot I even posted this thread. If you guys hadn't responded to this I would have completed forgotten about it.
The good news is someone reached out to me privately within 24 hours of my posting and was able to take my crudely hand-drawn sketch, design multiple proofs and then take it to a final product design. I couldn't be happier with the final design or more grateful for the time and effort he/she volunteered to help me make this happen.
Jeff, like you, Andyson was also my go-to guy when I needed some graphic design help (usually around Christmas time) and I can say without a doubt that the person that helped me with this project is my new go-to guy in Andyson's absence. That is of course if they're willing to do so.
You never know, some day some of you might be able to see his/her artwork in person...maybe.