Memorial created 07-27-2009 by
June 23 1989 - June 21 2008
In Loving Memory of Brian
This online memorial was created in loving memory of Brian Jones, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Brian's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Brian forever.
Brian was killed two days before his 19th Birthday in a car accident. He is truely missed ! We hope the memories from the last 19 years will get us through to a happier time. R.I.P
Brian was born on June 23, 1989 -Friday morning at 8:33am . He was killed on June 21st 2008 -Saturday morning at 8:39am .
He and some friends went out to party and have fun for his (19th) Birthday weekend.
Before he left the house on Friday evening he asked me if he could have his Birthday present early. I usually gave the boys money. I told him I was going to drive his 1998 Audi car to run up to our corner store and use the ATM machine. He just bought the car two months earlier and I never drove it. It was a nice car, with a brand new stereo & DVD system, low profile rims and tires. He was smiling as I drove away. I went a filled up his gas tank. He was worried because I took so long. We laughed because I couldn't figure out how to open the gas tank nor the key !
I bought him a scratch off lottery ticket and put some cash in the Birthday card. That lottery ticket was a $15 winning ticket, He said I feel lucky !
Brian was so happy and on top of the world. He had his new cool car, he had been working out a running everyday, and life was finally falling into place for him.
As he walked out the door that Friday evening, he said " bye mom, I don't know when I'll be home". I said to him : "make sure you are home by Monday so we can get some crabs for your Birthday". He said ok. ( he loved crabs and seafood)
Little did I know at that moment, that this would be our last conversation and our last good-bye.
I sent Brian a text message around 6:30pm and told him not to drink and drive and to call me if he needs me to drive him. He never replied back.
I woke up Saturday morning to sirens, My first thought was Brian. Then I looked at my clock and it was only 8:30am. I said to myself, Brian would not be in accident at 8:30am. I went out to the kitchen to look at my cell phone to see if he called or texted me and no messages or calls. I felt relieved.
I got dressed and went to the bank. On my way home , I got the message that there was a little blue car that was in a accident in my home town. My heart sank. As I drove back home I frantically tried calling Brian. No answer. I started calling the hospitals. As I pulled down my street I could see a police car in my driveway. I thought OMG Brian was in a bad accident and got really hurt.
In the next few moments I got the news that no parent wants to hear. I kept thinking this was not real. They made a big mistake, they had the wrong boy. It took several days before it hit me and I knew it was Brian.
I still from time to time think that maybe it was a mistake and Brian will call me. I guess its just a mothers way of not wanting any of this to be real .
I love you Brian and miss you more then words could say , Always and forever in my heart. !
Brian was such a great person with the best smile ! He was always smiling and laughing. Nothing seem to bother him. Brian had a short life of 19 years, but in that short time he has left so many wonderful funny memories.
Brian running for a TD ( this picture is enraved on his headstone)
Brian loved sports, especially football. He played from pop warner through high school. He loved working out and running. He used to brag about how he could run 1 mile in less then 7 minutes !! He was really starting to get into shape. He would make these fruit shakes and drink them everyday before he worked out. I remember getting mad because he would leave a big mess in the kitchen with the blender. I would give anything to be cleaning up his fruit shake mess now.
The things we worry about and take for granted with our kids. If I could give words of advise I'd say stop fretting over the silly little things in life and enjoy the time you have with your kids.
"When our parents die we lose our past , when our spouses die we lose our present and when our children die we lose our future"
Brian's Audi- also engraved on his headstone
Here is Brian's Audi, He loved this car. He bought the car on his own. At first I told him not to buy it because it was kind of old, but when he brought it home " I thought wow what a nice car". He bought a new DVD stereo system and head unit, he was so excited to finally have a nice car with a awesome system. He took it to have it inspected and it would not pass because the windows were tinted too dark. He was upset that he had to have all the tinting removed. He had an appointment on the Tuesday after his accident to get the tint put back on. Never made it to the Tuesday.
Brian's one year memory poem
Little we knew that morning that god would call your name, In life we loved you dearly in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone a part of us went with you the day god called you home. You left us peaceful memories , Your love is still our guide, And though we can not see you you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, But as god calls us one by one the chain will link again. Miss you Brian more then words could ever say.
Love you always and forever # 33. From Mom, Shawn, Your friends and family
|Brian's memory card|
|Memory Brick to honor Brian|
This Brick is in the Healing garden in memory of Brian
The moment that you died, my heart split in two.
One side filled with memories. The other died with you.
I often lay awake at night, when the world is fast asleep.
And take a walk down memory lane, with tears upon my cheeks.
Remembering you is easy, I do it every day.
But missing you is heartache, that never goes away.
I hold you tightly within my heart, and there you will remain.
Life has gone on without you, But never will be the same.
Brian's Football headstone- the football is made of granite and has his number #33 and BJONES engraved on the front. We also had a pic of Brian running with a football engraved on the top , His portrait put on a ceramic medalion and two feathers engraved at the bottom.
The back of the headstone with Brian's favorite saying , My favorite poem on death, his car and Shawn's tattoo engraved,
This is the site of the crash.
We found Brian's winning lottery ticket from his Birthday card laying at the scene that morning and placed it at this tree along with a cross, flowers, pictures and signs.
We love you and miss you B.JONES
Mine and Brian's symbol - feathers
Feathers- the symbol from Brian, Found this one in Florida- it has a perfect heart on the tip
Our One year Memorial for Brian
We had a gathering at the gravesite on the one year mark of Brian's death which would have also been Brian's 20th Birthday. We let off 20 balloons- We miss you B.JONES
Brian's two year memorial and 21st Birthday--
They say there is a reason,...They say that time will heal,But neither time nor reason,Will change the way I feel,For no-one knows the heartache,That lies behind our smiles,No-one knows how many times,We have broken down and cried,We want to tell you something So there won't be any doubt,You're so wonderful to think of,But so hard to be without.
In memory of Brian
Love you always and forever, MOM
R I P
I think of you often and make no outward show,
But what it means to lose you, no one will ever know
You wished no one farewell, not even said good-bye,
You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why.
You are not forgotten nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memories last, I will remember thee.
To some you may be forgotten, to others a part of the past,
But to me who loved you dearly, your memories will always last.
Nothing can be more beautiful than the memories I have of youTo me, you were someone special,God must have thought so too!
If tears could build a staircase and memories a lane,
I would walk all the way to Heaven,
and bring you back again.
Love you always and forever, MOM
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