Jake was a beautiful light in the lives of so many people. He is still loved and missed dearly every single day.
Submitted by Alexa Wallace
Our beloved Jerry Thomas Davis came into this world on Jan. 24, 1983 and was taken away on Dec. 1 2012, way too early. JT left his mother and I with two beautiful grandchildren that we will love and cherish for all of our days.
Our son had one of those personalities that attracted people and everyone he came in contact with loved him. He was outgoing and full of humor and life. Like all little boys he grew up loving race cars and found a way to make them a big part of his life. He is loved and missed by his racing family very much.
JT was a wonderful father and his children adored him and miss him dearly. It breaks our hearts to that he is not here to watch them grow and that they will go through life without him.
As the two-year anniversary of our son’s passing approaches we find ourselves still living in a world that doesn’t seem real. Expecting that at any moment that phone will ring or there will be a knock at the door and there he will be to tell us it was all a big mistake. Heroin snuck in like a thief in the night and took our beloved son and left a trail of pain in its wake and a hole in our world and hearts that will never go away.
Until we meet again in heaven J, please know that we all miss you and love you.
Submitted by Jerry and Marcie Davis, and Tarin and Brett Forsyth
Dean Skinner, Jr.
October 16, 1986 – January 20, 2009
We lost our son to an accidental overdose of Darvocet, over-the-counter Coriciden high blood pressure cold medicine and alcohol. He just went to sleep and never woke up…all within six hours. A life taken too soon for a careless decision to get high. He was a caring person with a personality that could bring a smile to your face always. My baby boy now lives with the angels and watches over us as we did for him the 22 years that he was here. We love you and miss you with all our hearts and you are always with us.
Submitted by Dean and Darlene Skinner* (Mama and Daddy)
Melissa Edison (Sister)
Cole Edison (Nephew)
*Darlene welcomes anyone who has experienced this type of loss to contact her at email@example.com.
Matt died on September 2, 2010 of a heroin overdose. Please visit his mother’s blog, My Dead Son’s Journals, to learn more about his fight with opiates.
Submitted by Jane
November 26, 1990 – May 20, 2009
Submitted by Melissa Pavel Traylor
Submitted by Kathleen Friedmann
Emily Jackson died on August 18, 2006 at the age of 18. She was three days from her first day in college.
Submitted by Pete Jackson
Michael Broderick Hyde
September 2, 1985 – January 17, 2010
Our son was raised in a happy and loving home of moderate means. He was a great athlete, the star pitcher in baseball and running back in football. He picked up everything very easily and had a great mind. As we have found in our area, you really cannot tell a drug addict any more, they all start with Oxys and end up shooting heroin because they can no longer afford the Oxys. We have found all the kids that we have had on medical aids to be great kids, middle to top of their class, well-liked, confident types and like myself and my wife, none of us had any idea of the Oxy abuse and only found out about the drug problems when it turned to heroin usage. Parents need to pay particular attention to their children. Look into their eyes every time you talk to them, if their pupils are pinpoints they are most likely using Oxys and unless you get them help immediately, you will suffer the same results that we did. Only 2 percent of heroin users ever get off heroin…FACT.
Submitted by Bill and Theresa Hyde
Patrick M. Stewart
1980 – 2004
Submitted by Barbara Van Rooyan
Jonathan P. Champigny
May 24, 1982 – December 31, 2007
Jon made a friend everywhere he went and treated everyone with dignity and respect. His love and kind spirit are carried on by those of us who were blessed with the gift of his life.
Submitted by Vanessa C. McGunnigle
Adam Joseph DePaolo
August 8, 1983 – April 3, 2009
Adam Joseph DePaolo was born on August 8th, 1983 and was my most beautiful gift ever! I had to return my gift on April 3rd, 2009 because drugs had worn him down, and he just could not face those demons anymore. He was my heart, my soul, my son and I loved him with everything I had! He is missed terribly every day!
Submitted by Debbie Donnelly
July 15, 1988 – February 4, 2009
Pat was a gentle soul who embraced life with an open heart and the biggest smile. He was well-loved, and his own love for his family and friends was unconditional and without boundaries. While his life was short, his adventures were many, and he knew no fear. He laughed and jumped out of trees and gave the warmest hugs. Pat loved exploring and learning about the world, and greeted everyone he met with a broad grin. He was the kindest person, and is missed deeply.
Submitted by the Daly family