my codolences to the Family / Brandie Dhuy Carlos Cintron Aunt (passerby)
My condolences go out to the family. Thank you for visiting my nephews site. My nephew was also killed like your precious child Joshua. No matter what thier age is it hurts so much to know they were taken away ahead of time and by hands other than GOD. I feel your pain since mine is so fresh. I know it helps to talk to them about them everyday. God bless you and your family. May Joshua Rest in Peace with Charlie. Close
Dearest Kay and Family: I want you to know that I am a regular on your site. It hurts to know that people can be so mean and just take a life. Your precious Josh didnt have a chance. Why the cruelty..Jealously? It not fair, It hurts me to know he passed away violently. My heart goes out to all of you. Its a struggle to go on, but I know one day we will be in our father's house with such a joyous reunion. I'm sure Rosa has met your dear Joshua, already. Looking down on us and smiling that we can build each other strengths and for others. Keep the faith dear ones; May GOD watch over you and lessen the pain knowing we will see them again and live an eternal life together.
GOD bless! With so much love and respect, Luz Oyola Rosa Oyola's Mom
My Prayers are with you and your family / Delores Bills-Jallow (None)Read >>
My Prayers are with you and your family / Delores Bills-Jallow (None)
I would like to take this time to truly express my sorrow for the loss of your son, Joshua. I know how much you loved him.
I know you immeasurable sorrow and loss and my prayers are with you and your family.
On January 14, 2006 I lost my only son, Shadrick. He was murdered.
May God be with you & your family always. Close
What a smile... I'm in love / Lissa Big Sister To Darrell Gillis (passer by )Read >>
What a smile... I'm in love / Lissa Big Sister To Darrell Gillis (passer by )
His spirit is beautiful and radiates from his website. I am so sorry for your pain my prayers are with you. love and hugs, lissa Close
For You Joshua...... / Becky (aunt To Candice Bertram) Read >>
For You Joshua...... / Becky (aunt To Candice Bertram) My heart aches for your family Joshua as they cope with losing you. What a sad, sad, tragedy. You are now their special angel in the heavens above. Watch over them and guide them until the day that they can hold you in their arms again. Rest well sweet angel. BeckyClose
To Live Again~a poem of hope... / Lynda Simmons (Brian Colletti's mom )
To Live Again
I never thought I could live again, God saw to it that I would, Slowly I awakened and then, I began to see that I could.
In the beginning I thought there was no way, That I could survive this grief, Not for another minute, let alone a day, I would never find relief.
I kept on praying to survive, I put my trust in the Lord, Then one day I felt alive, My grief became my reward.
He promised he would make good, If only I believed, I slowly saw that he could, I came to trust him as I grieved.
I opened my eyes and began to see, Little blessings he sent my way, His love and faithfulness was setting me free, As he taught me how to live each day.
God never tires when he comes to save, There is nothing that he won’t do, His own son’s life he already gave, Because of his love for me and you.
I will not doubt his power and might, Or that he is my friend, For my life he put up a fight, Until I wanted to live again.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know your pain and pray God grants you moments of peace in your journey through grief. Your son radiates a light and a warmth in his pictures...I know you miss him and he was a fine young man. He is safe in God's kingdom, dancing with the angels and with my son. When I see other beautiful young people who have gone on ahead of us, it makes me so sad, yet at the same time I am comforted to know that my son is not alone, he is in good company...and we will see our babies again one day! God bless you and your family. Wishing you peace~ Lynda Simmons Brian Colletti's mom www.brian-eddie-colletti.memory-of.com
A mother and son / Shelley Brown Ralands Mom (angels mom )Read >>
A mother and son / Shelley Brown Ralands Mom (angels mom )
No one can ever understand the bond a mother has with her son. A boy child brings so much joy even when he's bad, you sit quietly waiting for them to grow up hoping one day theyll be strong men good husbands great fathers you imagine yourself crying because you get to watch them achieve something great and before you can blink someone comes along and steals it all from you and leaves you empty and messed up for the rest of your life. I am so sorry another mother has to feel what I do and I pray that one day we all get the justice we deserve and we al get be be reunited with our boys. Raland is the love of my life, he gave me the strength and desire to love another child I pray that Joshua gives you the strength to survive this tragedy I pray that you get to teach his child what a wonderful man he had grown to be. Close
Your family has a beautiful Memorial website here for you. We all can see just how much you were, are, and always will be loved.
You have a very special Mom, too .... she takes the time to let we other Mom's that have lost our children know that we are in her thoughts and prayers. I know that you and my son, in life, would have been great friends .... so it is a comfort to me knowing that your two are together now.
I pray that all of your family will find peace, we know that all of you angels are watching over us.
Somedays/ Gabrielle DeLaney (Sister)
I miss you so much, I hate that I have to wake up every morning, re-living what happened on June 15 of last year. I don't know how or why I'm still holding on but I am. I didn't think I was this strong. I don't know what to do now, my life has been turned upside down and I don't have a clue where I should go from here. I need some help. I need you. So now what am I supposed to do? I love you more than words can explain and I miss you. I'll holla at cha later. Close
thank you / Liz Medrano (Mom of another victom )Read >>
thank you / Liz Medrano (Mom of another victom )
I am another grieving mom. Thank you for visiting Eddie's site. I will keep you in my prayers. Your site made me cry...
Hello Again / Syndi (Edwin Vazquez) (Angel friend's Aunt )
We wish we could say hello again Hold you in our arms and then Tell you that we love you so Loud and clear for you to know
Heaven is so far away A beautiful place for you to stay Clouds for pillows soft and white Where angels tuck you in at night Your hearing must be better there We trust you know how much we care Your vision certainly at its best Seeing everything where you rest Family and friends surround you now We will survive but don’t know how Depending on you to give us strength Helping us to go the length You have connections in the sky Are they able to see us cry Do they know what has been taken from us You are gone because they were jealous They knew what an asset you would be In the heavens above flying around all free We only wish we could understand Why we had to let go of your hand We wish we could say hello again Hold you in our arms and then Tell you that we love you so Loud and clear for you to know
Things Remembered 1/30/2006 / Felicia Taylor (Cousin)Read >>
Things Remembered 1/30/2006 / Felicia Taylor (Cousin)
The memory that comes to mind when asked about a gathering of people of different attitudes is my cousin Josh's funeral on June 25, 2005. The reason being that all kinds of people were there and everyone had a different view of his death. I remember the day as it if were yesterday all my family in attendance, some Catholic, some Muslin, and some now knowing quite how they feel about religion. We as a community prayed for his soul as if it were our own. And I say community because that's who lost a special person the community not just my family. As a community we listened to the pastor talk about death and the effects that it has on our community, sad really the effect that a death can have on one single community. As everyone said there goodbyes to a fallen 'soldier', some cried and some just looked upon him as if he would awake at any moment. It felt to me as if he would awake at any moment and when he didn't I began to cry because I knew in my heart that my older cousin the man who was like a brother to me the man God took into his arms that fateful day would never return to his earthly body. The pain and anguish that ran through my head was and is indescribable. As his coffin was lowered into the ground, my father said a few words to help us cope with the murder of our loved one. When my cousin was in the ground, my father and my aunt threw dirt on the coffin as a Muslim custom and others also followed suit, hoping that this might help him get to heaven easier. The dirt covered his coffin along with flowers, pictures and poetry as if for some reason he could see them and would appreciate them. Everyone who had attended the funeral was at my aunties house, its funny how people mourn a death by eating afterwards. The people that came by ate and talked about the man that we had just buried. My cousins and I sat back and talked amongst ourselves and thought about how the people that were there didn't really know him at all. Some people knew him only by his street name 'Strap G' and some only knew his first name and nothing more, but yet all mourned him. Crazy thought that even though you don't know someone that you could miss him just like the family he came from. When it's all said and done we remember some things and some we choose to forget not knowing the damage it may cause. Some are serious and some humorous but yet and still the same we can't seem to get them or the images out of our minds even though many years and months may pass, they still stay fresh and we carry them around as if they were a badge or scars that brand who we are. It's funny the things we remember and the things we choose to forget but all in all they are there.
hi joshua / Lisa Copeland There will come a day when the tears of sorrow will softly flow into tears of remembrance... and your heart will begin to heal itself... and grieving will be interrupted by episodes of joy... and you will hear the whisper of hope. There will come a day when you will welcome the tears of remembrance... as a sunshower of the soul... a turning of the tide... a promise of peace. There will come a day when you will... risk loving... go on believing... and treasure the tears of remembering god bless sweetheart Close
Thank you so much.... / Kamica White (Visitor---Angel Kela's Sister )
Kay, thank you so much for your kind and caring words. No, we will never forget Kela, as you and your family will never forget your Joshua. Please feel free to visit Kela's website anytime you like, and I will do the same with Joshua's website. You have created a very beautiful website for Joshua. He may be physically gone, but his spirit lives forever. Again, thank you so much, Kay. Close
God bless... / Kamica White (Visitor---Angel Kela's Sister )
Hi, Joshua. I know you are looking down at all your loved ones with a huge smile on your face because through this website and in their hearts, your memory remains alive. I hope you've met my sister Kela in Heaven. She's been with God today (Jan. 29th) for 10 years. I am finding comfort in looking at your beautiful website as well as others. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Close