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Pages in Will's World for you to visit:
William's Life and Photo Gallery
William's Interests, Links, and Artwork
Information on Some of the Other Memorials Dedicated
To William's Memory
(Come See the Daylily)
Text of the News Stories Surrounding William's Murder
and the Trials.
An Extensive List of Links and Information
on Sites Useful to Grieving Teens and Adults
Grief and Family Support
Related To Gun Violence
Boards and Chats
Information on the Memorial Scholarship Funds
Links to Other Memorial Sites on the Web. You
May Submit Your Own Memorial Site To Your Loved One Here, As Well
Published and Unpublished Articles Written by Me
Regarding My Own Grief and Sense of Loss.
Talks and Writings
Selected Newsgroup Posts
A "Letter of Demonic Advice" in the style
of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
regarding the loss of a child and a short story I'd like to believe could come
Information on our book.
More Resources and Materials for Bereaved Families
Other Memorials and
Dedications to William
- We have been richly blessed by the offers of memorials and honors
for William, so fondly was he remembered. Below, are some of the memorials other than the
scholarships which honor the memory of my son.
- Barksdale Theatre in Richmond, Virginia will be dedicating one of
the seats in their new theatre facility to William. A brass plate will be affixed to the
back of the seat noting William's name.
The William Benjamin Jenkins Daylily
- My friend, John Ware breeds daylilies.
He very generously gave us the pick of one of his new hybrids to be registered in
William's name. We chose a very pretty russet flower, a cutting of which is now growing in our yard. Below is a picture of the William Benjamin Jenkins
We have since adopted the daylily as the logo for WBJ Press.
- Click here for the complete text of the eulogy delivered by Pastor
Paul Goodman of the Mechanicsville Christian Center, as well as the text of my brief words
at the close of the funeral.
- The following photos illustrate just a small portion of the flowers
sent to the funeral home by family and friends. We've never seen so many flowers. These
photos show only the cut flowers taken to the church and gravesite. There were still many
live and dried displays which were taken home and put to good use as constant and pleasant
reminders of just how much people really care.
Poetry from William's Friends
One Thing Left
I cant believe it turned out this way
I dont understand why you couldnt stay
I still hear your voice inside my head
I still think youre here even though youre dead
You made me feel special, like a true friend
And it makes me wonder why our friendship had to end
I still had one more thing left to say
I was going to call you but I thought maybe another day
Another day came and passed away
And thats when I realized it was too late
You will always be in my heart
For Trent [A nickname for William that his friends gave him]
You are gone
Gone far away
Too far to follow
Too far to call
Too far to hug
Too far to feel the comfort of our kiss
Too far to hold
Too far to hear how desperately you will be missed
Too far to touch
Too far to see the tears, like rain, your passing brings
Too far to talk
Too far to walk
Too far, this distance called death keeps us apart
But Trent, you know Death can never kill the love well always feel for you
You will live forever within our hearts!
and all your friends in
Oak Meadow School
- The following appeared in the Oak Meadow School's Journal, Living
Education, Issue #71, Nov./Dec. 1997
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