‘Jace’ Korynn Berry

Submitted by: Mother: Aimee Nekoranik
Born: 1995
Died: 2020
My Tribute: My oldest of 4 passed on Sept. 5, 2020. After years of battling, telling me this will kill her, that the addiction has defeated her, fighting for both of us when she couldn’t….then finally finding salvation and strength through 7+ years of rehab/recovery process and after 1 year clean from heroin, I’m struggling so hard to make sense of this. Every single person she’s ever met loved her and would say how special and unique she truly was. Every single person also agreed her heart was too big and caring and too naive that others had hearts as big and cared as much as she did. Her only flaw was her addiction. She never fought or argued with me, never stole or blamed me. She put all the blame on herself. No one loved me as much as this kid. So much of me died with her that morning. She wasn’t ready this time. I don’t know how I’ll ever live without her.

Ricky Gamez

Submitted by: Theresa Gamez
Born: 1994
Died: 2018
My Tribute: Ricky, Son not a day goes by that I don’t miss you baby boy!! You left us way too soon, and should still be here. Your overdose will NOT be in vain son!! I am proactively getting involved and all kinds of overdose awareness campaigns and events in hopes of saving others from this type of loss. I love you Ricky and will carry all the memories of our short time together on earth until my last breath. MISS YOU RICKY

Joey Ritchie

Submitted by: Debbie Lindley
Born: 1986
Died: 2015
My Tribute: My Son Joey-a Beautiful Soul.

Zachary Zerfass

Submitted by: Dolores Zerfass
Born: 1992
Died: 2020
My Tribute: This is one of the most beautiful soul’s I have ever met in my life. He’s my son Zachary. I am honored to have been his mom for the past 28 years. He was one of the unlucky ones who lost his life to overdose after 15 months of sobriety, The first time he relapsed (i’m pretty certain) there was no second, third or fourth chances. His life was going amazing, his career, stability, confidence, amends with his entire family, who meant the world to him. Just happy! I guess I will never understand the pain. Or was it just a fluke accident. What triggered him? Was he depressed and just hid behind that beautiful smile? I will never know, but what I do know is my heart is crushed and my world is overwhelmed with sadness, I miss him so much. He was my best friend. I am blessed, so blessed he was a part of my life, my heart, my soul, my world.RIP my son Zachary until we meet again! I love you. Mom

Brian Lee Becknell Wright

Submitted by: Kristie Wright
Born: 1982
Died: 2016
My Tribute: My heart, my soul forever and always.

Jonathan Escartin

Submitted by: Mom
Born: 1993
Died: 2020
My Tribute: My beloved and precious son. Words can not express the deep sorrow we all feel at this moment. Our family will never be complete again, you are missed beyond measurement but rest assure that you will NEVER be forgotten as so live in our hearts, minds and would until we met again.

“I love you more, always” as I use to tell you, with every fiber of my being.

Lucas “Lucky” Lee Kelsey

Submitted by: Your Babe, Rachel
Born: 1993
Died: 2019
My Tribute: I can still hear your voice. I can even still smell you sometimes. I feel so alone babe. I hope you found a temporary girl wherever you are to take care of you. I hope she writes cute notes for you to find in your lunch bag at work. I hope she joins in every shower she can with you. I hope she’s a better cook than I am. I hope she loves you as much as i do. I hope she loves you as much as you loved me. 143. Ill see you soon babeskis….

Avery Lessing

Submitted by: Lorraine Amaral
Born: 1997
Died: 2020
My Tribute: My beautiful, smart, and kind daughter loss her life to drugs. I still can’t believe it. The pain and sorrow are beyond words. I try to take solace in the fact that she is no longer in pain and that she was able to save several lives by donating her organs. I think about her everyday and will honor her life in any way I can. I love you Avery!

Robby Collins

Submitted by: H
Born: 1990
Died: 2020
My Tribute: Robby was a beautiful light that shined; even though he battled with his own demons of addiction. He was a beautiful soul, my true love & a loving father. He will forever be on my mind and in our hearts.

Holly Whitlock

Submitted by: Nicole Whitlock
Born: 1982
Died: 2020
My Tribute: My sissy. You were always your own person. Growing up you were unlike anyone I knew and I adored you. I wanted any hand me down you would throw my way. I wish I knew your struggles. I’m sorry dad left us and I’m sorry he gave you his struggles. I will take care of mom if you take care of mimie and papaw. I’m bringing your dogs home with me to. I’ll take the best care of them. I love you Holly Dolly and I will miss you every day for the rest of my life, and I’m sorry we couldn’t save you. I’m sorry I wasn’t a better sister and I’m sorry you had so many deamons. I hope you know how much I love you. And how much we all miss you. I’d do anything to hug you one time and tell you how much I always loved you. I hope you are finally free. I hope you finally feel the weight of the world off of your shoulders. I hope you will watch over me and mom. I hope sometime I’ll get a sign and know you’re okay. Most of all I just hope you know how much we miss you on earth. Love you more than anything.♡