Submitted by: Helen Hershman
My Tribute: Zachary,
You and I grew up across the street from one another since as long as I can remember. We went to Sunday School together, played kickball, and had endless amounts of sleepovers. You were my first kiss. After you left this world, anyone who knew you has not been the same. I am sorry you were hurting while you were here. No matter what you did, we always loved you and still do till this day love you beyond words. While you were on earth you knew I cared for you and I am happy you confided so much information with me. You were one the smartest people I knew, handsome, crafty and so funny. I pray to God that you are happier. As you know, over time, we will be able to function "normally" again. Although we lost you, we have gained an angel. To my forever friend, may you rest in peace until we meet again at heaven's gates.
Submitted by: Shelly
My Tribute: 9/22/83-9/9/16
Beck, oh how we are struggling every day. I keep waiting to wake up from this nightmare. You were getting better...we all thought you would beat your addiction to heroin. You left behind your 4 babies that hurt because they say you chose drugs over them. I cry for them, for you knowing what the future could have been. No one thinks this could happen to their family, but it does, it did. I hate the drugs and the dealers. I hate that we couldn't save you. I hate that you never got to meet my daughter. So much lost. I feel like I can't breath. I would do anything for one more hug, one more conversation. I pray that you are at peace now and in God's loving arms. We will never stop missing you! I want you to know that this did not define you! You were a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a mother long before you were an addict. We always loved you, no matter what. Don't worry we will love your babies and take care of them. I often tell them stories about when we were kids and the wild imagination you always had. I miss you Becky, always will! I hope to have coffee with you again someday in heaven.
Love your little sis,
Submitted by: Ashley McCraig
My Tribute: In memory of my beautiful mother. You are loved and missed dearly.
Submitted by: Robin
My Tribute: Baby Brother, I know I couldn't have saved you but I wish that somehow there was a way. Your departure is painfully numbing. Your annoying laugh rings in my head and your comedic personality will be missed. I'm sorry you were alone... I'm sorry I didn't know...
Submitted by: Mother
My Tribute: My loving handsome son gone to soon. Mommy loves and misses you so much. There's not a second that goes by that I don't think of you.
Submitted by: Kimberly Ickler
My Tribute: In loving memory of my son who was taken too soon. Addiction is a tragedy for the addicted and for the family left behind. The pain a mother has to deal with of losing her only child is overwhelming at times and makes you feel you can't breathe. My love for you will never die and I will cherish all the memories we made together, just wish you were still here with me.
Submitted by: paul, cindy and sondra homer
My Tribute: In memory of our darling, sweet , loving niece of Sondra and a cousin but felt like a daughter of paul and Cindy Homer. You will always be in our hearts and sorely missed.
Submitted by: Craig McDonald
My Tribute: You came in to my life nearly 3 years ago full of dreams and aspirations that quickly developed into a very close relationship.
Even thou there were difficult times - We talked for hours on end, Text - Phone and most times till the wee hours of the morning at my house, trying to figure out life and how difficult it really is. I will miss that --- as - I already do - I do believe when you were at my house it was your sanctuary, and I get it now why you did not want to leave. You always said I cannot get anything by you. well you got this by me -- I'm so sad. I would give anything right now to make you dinner even thou at the time I complained about doing it.
Your gift for sales was unsurpassed -- when the norm would to sell 1 to a customer you would sell 10 --
You were very inquisitive and always asked if you did not know something, I found that so cute.
You Loved the Sauna and wanted to have one every day.
You were a clutz - always breaking glasses you said to me you were a little nervous around me.
You had so many plans -- your new job, acing the course you just completed --
I know you loved me and you know I loved you - even at times when it was tough love on my part -- I really care about you, and wanted you to succeed in all avenues of your life.
Shine on Susana -- I will make sure the doors are locked, keep the aircon above 18 and I will always keep the candles burning.
I keep waiting for you to text me -- "On my way" xoxo as this always was what you texted right before you left your house to come to mine.
You will be always in my thoughts and prayers. I love you and miss you very much, Goodbye Susana, my angel RIP - Craig xoxo
Susana Kujundzic Nov 03 1973 - June 26 2016
I have a better understanding of the Pain you were in after being Raped as a young women and the lack of support you received. no women should be blamed - rape is rape. Susana was not a daily user she would try to mask the pain when she went into that dark place. the fatal dose of opiates, alcohol, street drugs was a lethal combination.
Submitted by: Lori
My Tribute: I hope you know that I forgive you! I understand the pain you were going through. I know you fought to stay well but losing your only child made life unbarable. Then to have everything else you loved taken away made things even worse. You were dealt a crappy hand. It wasn't fair. You were such an unbelieably amazing loving human being. So giving. You loved hard and unconditionally. You were my soul mate. My best friend. I dont know how I'm going to go through life without you but I have no choice .Youll always be with me in my heart. I'll never see another sunrise without thinking of you So many things remind me of you all around me. Thank you for teaching me how to love again.For making me laugh everyday. For how to appreciate the little things and the beauty all around me. I love you with all my heart and soul and I always will. I'll miss you always.
Submitted by: Linda Rivera
My Tribute: My sweet beautiful son Matt died August 27,2016 . He was just 23 years old. He was so full of life . He loved with his whole heart especially his dogs Duke and Brutus .Matts death was especially painful because of the circumstances . Matt wanted a little boy. We would go shopping and pick out the clothes he would wear workboots,tool belt, and overalls. We would wrestle and he would always say two things to me I love you Mamma ! and I gotcha ! My heart is breaking