Condolence & Memory Journal


Well my Bird, I made it through my first Christmas without you. This has been one of the hardest days yet. It hurt so bad going to the cemetary to tell you Merry Christmas but at the same time , it felt right. I miss you so much and I love you with all my heart. I hope your Christmas in heaven with all the rest of our family and friends and Jesus was wonderful. I love you.

Posted by Winona Wendel - Cincinnati, OH - Mother   December 25, 2016


We just left the graveyard where we left you a Christmas tree and some balloons. I can"t wait for the holidays to be over. This first Christmas without you is tearing me apart. Nothing is right and I don't think it ever will be again. I just wonder if you have any idea how much your missed. I hurt so bad, just thinking of Christmas without you here with me. I love you my Bird.

Posted by Winona Wendel - Cincinnati, OH - Mother   December 18, 2016


My baby, my boy. Time will never heal the hurt that I feel. Your on my mind constantly, first thing in the morning, last thing at night. Everyone tells me it will get better but I don't know. I have never felt pain like this, breathing hurts, just being hurts. I want to start screaming but I'm afraid I may never stop. I know God will get me through this, I just hope I can keep my sanity until that day comes. I have Brett and my family to live for because if not for them, I would not care. I love you with all my heart Jaybird.

Posted by Winona Wendel - Cincinnari, OH - Mother   November 29, 2016

Fly high Jay Bird.... you will be missed dearly but never forgotten. I love you.Rest in peace.

Posted by Kelly DeMoss - Cleves, OH - Family   August 23, 2016


Jaybird my heart will always hold an empty broken spot just for you the family get together when Rosie fell out of the boat you and my boys going into the woods just to smoke like we was not going to smell it on you I could go on for ever but the tears blocking my vision I love you jaybird aunt brenda

Posted by brenda jones - Indianapolis, IN - Family   August 23, 2016

I'm so sorry for your loss jamie Malia and Nate and Mike I can't imagine what you are going through and my heart breaks for you and your family I hope that in this time of need you and your family can find a way to stay strong I know your dad loved you guys very much we have talked about it alot on Facebook he seemed like a really good dad and person my thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted by Angela Moore - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 23, 2016

Man Jay thiI grew up in Oak Park Apartments "1422 Wabash Apt.8 & 1410 Chicago Townhouse". Lincoln Heights Ohio Zone 15. During a time when everyone treated each other like family. We went outside to play, got dirty and we ate whatever our mom cooked....we ate bologna sandwiches, penny candy, pickles and snow balls. We played "Mother May I", "Red Light" , "Soft Ball &" , "Tag", Hide-n-Seek, French, and "Double Dutch" We played in the woods and made a secret passageway cause the woods were in our friends backyard lol. No swimming pool in the backyard, so we got sprayed with the hose lol. We weren't AFRAID OF ANYTHING BUT STRAY DOGS (and most of them knew us, and left us alone). Man Jay this is crazy!! You are gone way to soon. Know in Heaven Misty and I wilindo anything we can to help out with your kids whenever needed. RIP Jay you will be missed!!

Posted by Sean Estes - Reading, OH - Friend   August 22, 2016

So sorry for your loss of JR. I remember going up to his house and hanging out as a teenager. He was a good person. Prayers for his family and kids!

Posted by Bobbi Steinhauer - Milford, OH - Friend   August 22, 2016

I'm so sorry for your loss. My friend you will be missed. Can't believe your gone.

Posted by Kristen Farley - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 22, 2016

I'm so sorry this happened to you J. I'm gonna miss you so much. I'm so happy I got to spend all the time I did with you. I LOVE YOU! RIP JR!

Posted by K-la DeMoss - Reading, OH - Family   August 22, 2016

Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Cindy Sparks (Lohman) - Goshen, OH - Friend   August 22, 2016