Submitted by: Laura Burchell (mom)
My Tribute: My daughter McKenzie was an intelligent, creative, artistic, funny, caring, beautiful girl. She loved music, art, and cats. She also suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder, and addiction to opiates. We fought so hard for her, often even when she didn’t want us to. We are heartbroken. I love you so much, McKenzie. I will never stop thinking of you or saying your name. McKenzie. Mickie. Kenzles. Princess. My porkchop. Always and forever, your “momther”
Submitted by: Taylor
My Tribute: My boyfriend Elliott was the love of my life and meant everything to me. He struggled with addiction before I met him, but I helped him turn his life around completely and he became sober for 13 months. He was the funniest and most down to earth guy you would ever meet. We knew we were the one for each other. We planned our whole future together. We had dates when we were going to get engaged, get married, and have children. He had everything going for him. He was an electrician and finished his first semester of his apprenticeship with a 100%. He was so so smart. He had a relapse that cost him his life at the age of 20. No body really understands what it is like to be an addict and the struggles that come with it. I now have the best memories with him to cherish for the rest of my life. How I wish more than anything he was here with me, I know he is in a better place and I cant wait to see him again.
Submitted by: Angel Glynn
Submitted by: Rhonda Denney /mom
My Tribute: My Nicholas went into the Army shortly after he graduated high school. He served 5 years in Infantry and deployed twice. Once to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. He decided to leave the Army in 2014 and until recently I did not know he suffered from PTSD. He masked the pain with Opiets /Heroine. I put him on a plane to visit one of his Army buddies who was no longer enlisted. On October the 1, 2015 he boarded a plane to Ohio and he overdosed on October 25, 2015. We buried him on
November 6, 2015. I went through the motions, but my heart will not accept that he’s gone. He’s the youngest of 3 sons and my heart aches daily for him.
I am heartbroken!! I am lost!!
Submitted by: Frieda Blandy
My Tribute: Lost the love of my life 21 Nov 2015. Love you forever stephen. a was wonderful sweet giving intelligent person. Not some waste of air like so many addicts are made out to be. He was my air , my inspiration. Loved by so many. Stayed clean for 7 years but lost the battle with one last hit. A second and everything his gone, our whole future, but he will be with me forever.