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Memorial Home

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William's Life and Photo Gallery

Early Years
Teen Years
The Crime

William's Room

William's Interests,  Links, and Artwork


William's Memorials

Information on Some of the Other Memorials Dedicated To William's Memory
(Come See the Daylily)

News Reports

Text of the News Stories Surrounding William's Murder and the Trials.

Bereavement and Grief

An Extensive List of Links and Information
on Sites Useful to Grieving Teens and Adults

Victim Rights
Grief and Family Support
Organizations Related To Gun Violence
Bulletin Boards and Chats

Memorial Scholarship Information

Information on the Memorial Scholarship Funds

Other Memorial Sites

Links to Other Memorial Sites on the Web.  You May Submit Your Own Memorial Site To Your Loved One Here, As Well

Bill's Scribblings

Published and Unpublished Articles Written by Me   Regarding My Own Grief and Sense of Loss. 

Talks and Writings
Selected Newsgroup Posts
Journal Entries

Two Short Fictions

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 true.

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WBJ Press

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Information on our book.

WBJ Press
Online Bibliography

More Resources and Materials for Bereaved Families

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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

- 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 Daylily flower.
We have since adopted the daylily as the logo for WBJ Press.

The Eulogy

- 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 Flowers

- 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 can’t believe it turned out this way
I don’t understand why you couldn’t stay
I still hear your voice inside my head
I still think you’re here even though you’re 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 that’s when I realized it was too late
You will always be in my heart

Shandi Scothern

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
Too far, this distance called death keeps us apart
But Trent, you know Death can never kill the love we’ll always feel for you
You will live forever within our hearts!

Chandra Raynes
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

Mary's Remembrance

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