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May 12, 2014
i didnt know you until yesterday.yesterdays sermon in church was on forgiveness and letting go,we watched a clip of yours on forgiveness,i touched me deeply,i yearned to read more on the person with a beautiful heart that had a beautiful message.Today i decided to look you up,and then it hit me,took me aback to read that you were no more,and to learn that you died at such a tender age,thank you for touching my life even when you are gone,may your legacy live forever.Rest peacefully beautiful Angel.
December 05, 2011
Mary Read was one of my best friends when I was 6 years old living in Seoul, South Korea. We both lived in the same complex in Korea and shared many memories together. I know this message is long overdue but to know that she is gone now hurts deeply. Mary, I miss you and looking back on your pictures brought back so many childhood memories.
April 16, 2011
We never met but I'm giving a talk tomorrow for our church's youth group about forgiveness - we are exploring the Lord's prayer one phrase at a time. My part is "as we forgive those who trespass agaist us." My research brought me to your last journal entry and the video on You Tube in your memory. It touched my heart so deeply that I feel guided by the Spirit to mention this into my talk. How profound! How wise and insightful. You brought your faith into the real world.
November 07, 2010
Hi I kno you because you helped mrs.Anh teach u and stuff.
August 10, 2010
Thought of you today and wanted to say people are still thinking about you!!
May 01, 2010
3 years Since You passing in April 2007 you now in Heaven With God When He Called you Home When You left Your Body you Will Forever live on
November 05, 2009
I have never met Mary but the words her dad read from her diary at her funeral will always be in my heart. It is amazing how her faith has reached hearts beyond her life! And as for me, she has taught me a lesson about forgiveness and after reading the article about her life, I want to be closer to God and become a better person. So I thank God for Mary's life. And I just want to give her parents and family my condolences and I am sure they are so proud of Mary because not that many people have had that much influence on others as she had and still has! God bless you all!

Emy
August 17, 2009
Mardi from Philippines, my condolences to the family and to you Mary, may you rest in peace.
February 18, 2009
Hi Mary, it's Jenni; I was the girl you played card games with back in summer camp in Virginia Beach and the one who said hi to you once in a while on my last year at Great Neck Middle. There hasn't been a day since 2007 then I haven't thought about you. You were one of the sweetest girls I knew. I hoped to find you again someday; I know one day we will :) I hope you're doing well in heaven, always smiling. :) Much love to you dear...
December 13, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
November 16, 2008
I was also in band in middle school. I remember the cameraderie and connection I had with my bandmates. I know she is greatly missed by her family, friends, and fellow bandmembers. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
April 16, 2008
Mary,

I miss you so much and I know you are smiling down on us from heaven.
I aspire to be just like you because you were such an amazing person. You are a gift and touched the lives of so many. You are so special to me.

Love your cousin,
Sarah xoxo
April 16, 2008
Mary,

I miss you so much and I know you are smiling down on us from heaven.
I aspire to be jsut like you because you were such an amazing person. You are a gift and touched the lives of so many. You are so special to me.

Love your cousin,
Sarah xoxo
April 16, 2008
Mary,

I miss you so much and I know that you are in heaven smiling down on us. I aspire to be just like you because you were such an amazing person. You were a true gift who touched the lives of so many.

Love your cousin,
Sarah xoxo
April 16, 2008
CANT BELIEVE ITS BEEN A YEAR SINCE YOU BEEN GONE...YOU HAVE THE BRIGHTIEST SMILE EVER..YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED.. R.I.P MARY...
April 16, 2008
To the Read family,
One year later and I would like you to know that we keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Mary was a beautiful young girl with a bright future, I am so sorry for your loss!
April 16, 2008
Mary Read used to join my family on our summer beach vacations. My niece and Mary Read were the best of friends and I just wanted to say thank you. She was a special person and will be missed forever by all who knew her.
January 30, 2008
I think of the Read family every day, and say a prayer for your family each time I pass Mary's tribute on my jogs down Wakefield Chapel Drive. My daughter Caitlin Beckett and Mary were classmates since 7th grade, through that awful April day. I know that today is especially difficult, another milestone you aren't able to share with Mary. I hope that Mary's smiling face looking down on you will continue to sustain you in your grief.
October 15, 2007
Mary, i didnt know about your guest book or i would've sign it 6 months ago. I remember in a few letters we wrote to each other we talked about meeting up again after all these years. but we never got the chance to do that. 6 months later it is still very hard to grip that one of my oldest friendships is gone. I miss you so much Mary and i know that you are watching over us and are not wanting us to cry but we cant help it. those of us who still cry just cant believe such a beautiful person has been taken from this earth to live with God in heaven. You are still very missed and loved SO MUCH!!! God bless you! love your friend from Tennessee...
September 27, 2007
R.i.P Mary Read
September 21, 2007
To: Mary
Hey mary,rush hour 3 came out..and we always had plans to watch it together, but i had to watch it by myself. I miss you so much.Its been 5 hard months, i've always thought about you and try to hold back my tears. Every time i think about you and our friendship and how you were taken away from us so soon, my heart turns into a knot and tears begin running down. I know you dont want us to cry, its just that we miss you so much.
To: Mr. Read
Mr. Read your family will always be in my heart. Keep your heads up high, i know mary would want you guys to just be happy. just think that she's in a better place.
September 19, 2007
Rest in peace angel...
August 27, 2007
Dear Read Family,
I am sorry for your loss. God bless her and her family.
August 09, 2007
Its a terrible shame that someone who was so kind, intelligent, and beautiful is gone. Her smile will keep bringing joy to more people than she could ever have imagined. I never even met her, but it breaks my heart that she is gone.
August 06, 2007
I never met her but we were both Hokies. For the rest of my life, when the Hokies take the field, I will remember her. We all will.
May 26, 2007
Seeing Mary's picture with her brilliant smile, even from thousands of miles away and never having met her, it is clear that she was somebody very special and wonderful.

She no longer walks this earth, but she is in heaven where she is safe and happier than ever.

For all her family and friends: it is tragic and sad to be separated. But remember you will all be united again, and there will only be tears of joy. What is a human life span compared with all eternity? It is less than a drop of water in an ocean -- and she is smiling now in the arms of God.

If she could speak to you now, she would say to you not to cry for her, because she is alive in heaven and in less than a blink of God's eyes you will all be together again, forever.
She now knows all the secrets of the universe, and more French and Korean than all the best professors in this world put together. She awaits being reunited with you all, with the angels surrounding and singing in joy. May the love of Jesus flow through your hearts and give you strength in your hours of sadness.
May 25, 2007
You will never be forgotten!
May 22, 2007
To Mary's family and friends,
Our heavenly father, Jehovah (Ps 83:18) promises at Isaiah 41:10 - "Do not be afraid for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God, I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness." May you grasp hold of his hand and allow him to guide you through the coming days, weeks, months and years.
You may find these scriptures comforting also:
Isaiah 25:8 - "He will actually swallow up death forever."
Revelation 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away".
My husband was lost on 9/11 and I have been greatly comforted by God's word.
May 22, 2007
god bless you
May 16, 2007
It's been a month today that this terrible thing happened. I'm very sorry Mary! You are very much missed! I wish more kids could be like you! You never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Always there to help people in need. Your smile lives on!:o) I feel for your family. You and your family will always be in my prayers. God Bless!
May 15, 2007
Dear Family and friends:
I wanted to share just a few words of comfort and hope. “If a man die, shall he live again?” asked the man Job long ago. (Job14:14 KJV) Well, the Bible makes the promise: “Your dead ones will live... They will rise up.” And the Bible also says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it. Isa. 26:19; Ps. 37:29 I pray that you will draw close to Jehovah in prayer and the Bible promises that “he himself will sustain you.” Ps. 55:22
May 14, 2007
To The Read Family,
Always remember that Mary is in your heart and soul. When you close your eyes at night and dream about her, take it in and feel her love and warmth wrap around you! As long as you talk to her, she will talk back! I have also had a life changing tragedy and know they are with us. Peace, Love and Faith to all of you suffering.
May 12, 2007
I too went to Poe Intermediate School, then Annandale High School ('83) and finally to Virginia Tech ('88). Such a parallel life experience cannot be ignored. I am so sorry for what happened in April. I wish to convey my sorrows and, at the same time lift you up in hope for comfort in the future.
May 02, 2007
Bless you precious angel... Rest peacefully! My heart will be with your family...God Bless.
May 01, 2007
I love you Mary.
I still can't believe you're gone. No more talking about boy stuff.
No more talking about who we both know from Korea.
I know you're up there with God right now, having a ball.
I can't wait to see you again in Heaven<3
I miss you and will never forget you.
May 01, 2007
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the sparkle in the snow.
I am the shredded leaves that blow.
I am the sunlight on growing grain.
I am the gentle summer rain.
I am the quiet bird at night.
Circling about; Taking flight.
So do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
May 01, 2007
To the Read Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.I am sorry about your loss.May Mary rest in peace.She will always be with in spirit.
May 01, 2007
Mary will always be remembered. She is someone that we all can take a lesson from. She lived her life here on earth to it's fullest and I believe that she now resides with our LORD. Her smile with be forever felt.

Sylvia Schwind
Annandale H.S.
April 30, 2007
RISE UP SLOWLY, ANGEL

Rise up, slowly, Angel.
I cannot let you go.
Just drift softly midst the faces,
In sorrow now bent low.

Ease the searing anger,
Born in harsh unyielding truth
That Death could steal my loved one
From the glowing blush of youth.

Rise up slowly, Angel.
Do not leave me here alone,
Where the warmth of mortal essence
Lies replaced by cold, hard stone.

Speak to me in breezes
Whispered through the drying leaves,
And caress my brow with raindrops
Filtered by the sheltering trees.

Rise up slowly, Angel,
For I cannot hear the song
Which calls you through the shadows
Into the light beyond.

Wrap me in your downy cape
Of sunshine, warm with love,
And kiss a tear-stained mother's face
With moonlight from above.

Then wait for me at sunset,
Beside the lily pond,
And guide me safely homeward
To your world,which lies beyond.

Just spread your wings and take me
In reunion’s sweet embrace,
And we shall soar, together,
To a different time and place.
April 30, 2007
To The Read Family:
I am writing this brief note to your family because I so deeply feel that when we are faced with the sudden loss of someone so very dear to us that it is one of the hardest things in our lives we will have to face. Yet, I would like to share with you something that touched my heart, it is the knowledge that God will respond to our persistent prayers to help us through any tough time such as this. At Philippians 4:6 and 7 it says that "the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your heart and your mental powers." Please know that my prayers are with you at this time and I urge you to continue to pray for strength to get through the rough moments ahead.
April 30, 2007
To The Family of Mary Karen Read-"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God." May Jehovah, the God of comfort give you the strength to endure this most difficult time.(Rev. 21:3,4)
April 30, 2007
A heart-wrenching tragedy marked by devastating loss with no clear path to comfort, save GOD, who will heal all in the end. My prayers for those who are touched by this deep & painful loss.
April 30, 2007
Heartfilled prayers are with you.
April 28, 2007
My sincere condolences. I am so sorry
April 28, 2007
May God be with you each day.
April 27, 2007
Father we entrust our sister Mary Karen to your mercy. You loved her greatly in this life: now that she is freed from all its cares, give her happiness and peace forever. Welcome her now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Mary Karen in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
April 27, 2007
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mary will never be forgotten and your memories will always keep her with you. God Bless you, and May Mary Rest in Peace, forever.
April 27, 2007
Mary
The thing that will remember most is your beautiful smile. I pray for you and for your family and friends in this time of sadness. I take comfort in the fact that you’re in a better place. I can only hope that you’re looking down on us and smiling. I'm so sorry that your life had to be taken in the manor. I will always remember the brief but memorable encounters I had with you, but most all your smile. In my mind you will not be remember as one of the lives tragedy taken at VT, but as the girl with the most beautiful smile. I will miss you Mary. Always in my heart!
April 27, 2007
Please accept our condolences. May the Lord sustain you and his grace surround you in this time of sorrow.
On behalf of the USAFA Class of 1961
Thomas J. Eller, President
April 26, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 26, 2007
God Bless her family, may she rest in peace..
April 26, 2007
DEAR SISTER,
REST IN PEACE SWEET PRECIOUS BEAUTIFUL ANGEL
April 26, 2007
TO THE FAMILY, YOUR IN MY PRAYERS. SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS.
April 26, 2007
I am very sorry for your loss. I have experienced losses both anticipated and unexpected. When I was fifteen years old in my first year in high school, my mother died of melanoma at age 54 in December 2004; we were anticipating the loss. As with me, I am sure your loss is emotionally stressful for you and your family.

Your grief may ebb and flow. It has been said that each of us has this well deep inside of us that can be filled to the brim with grief. Every time we cry, we empty out some of the well. But the well fills again. The level of sorrow in your well may lessen as time passes, but it will never run dry. There will always be birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and those days when the well seems to fill to its brim again. Allow yourself time to remember and mourn. It is part of your healing. Grief is a continuing journey.
April 26, 2007
Mary Karen Read the lover of blue
Made strawberry cake for the birthdays she knew
Put others before herself a Christian quality she shared
A sweet girl who is happy with a heart of care
She played lacrosse with a talent gleam
She loved football Buffalo Bills her sports team
The clarinet pulled wind from her
Beautiful music would harmoniously occur
Oldest of five a sister to many with a smile and a laugh
To her high school band she brought cupcakes on her behalf
She wants to be an elementary school teacher
She so could for she had a lot of admirable features
Mary the daughter, the sister and the buddy
Remember her for being the flip flops wearer no matter if it were cold, wet or muddy

http://32originals.blogspot.com/2007/04/mary-karen-read.html
April 25, 2007
I know that you have suffered a great loss, but God can give you strength to make it through.
April 25, 2007
We would like to extend our prayers to you while you bereave. Always know that weeping and suffering may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
April 25, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 25, 2007
to the family, you are in my prayers
April 25, 2007
I didn't know you, but when I saw your beautiful face and heard about your remarkable life, I cried for the loss for your family and friends, and for this world. Rest in peace, young angel.
April 25, 2007
It's hard to believe that you're gone, whats even harder,we didn't say "goodbye". You were the one that cheered me up and put a smile on my face, when i was having a rough day in school.I wish i can turn back time to when we were at Annandale High School. Still i wait by the phone, hoping you'd call or send a text message,and say you're alright.But i guess i will forever await your call.Remember our saying? "A-Town for Life,An ATOM for Eternity..Be PROUD that you are an Annandale ATOM!" How i will miss those times.There hasn't been one night i haven't thought of you, and shed tears.But, at the end i end up with a smile on my face..why? just to think that you are up in heaven and saying,"come on, show me a smile....be happy...dont worry, everythings alright" and then you'd tell me a joke to make me laugh (like old times).I know somehow we'll meet again in another lifetime,I just wish you wouldn't have left this one so soon. But now you're an angel, so watch over us.."Annandale has lost and extraordinary person, but the skies have gained a heavenly ANGEL".You were always a great friend...I LOVE YOU..AND WILL TRULY MISS YOU..MY MARY AKA SMILEY =)..now..MY ANGEL.
April 25, 2007
On behalf of the Members of First Christian Church, in Burlington Iowa, we want to express our utmost condolences at this most difficult time in your lives. May it be a comfort to you and your family and friends to know that you are being remembered right now and in the months to come in the thoughts and prayers of so many. It is our prayer that you will feel God’s everlasting love and presence in this time of sorrow and that you turn to Him for His strength to guide your way through these troubled times. We sincerely hope and pray that your tremendous grief at this time will gradually diminish while the precious memories of your loved ones will last forever. May you find peace in God’s never failing love and care and may God's blessing be with you and your family at this time. It is our fervent prayer that you find strength in the Lord!
Jesus told his disciples, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4.
April 25, 2007
Mary had a beautiful smile, a great looking kid! No words can ease your pain but know that many are praying for you all over the world. I wish you peace during this heart wrenching period in your lives.There is nothing harder than losing a child. In time things will get a little easier and you will smile again but you will never ever forget. May the memories of your beloved Mary comfort you during difficult times.
April 25, 2007
Please accept my condolences in the loss of your daughter. A terrible tragedy.
April 25, 2007
My heart and prayers are with you. Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

May God Bless this family.
April 25, 2007
What a beautiful smile on this kid. I am so sorry about this senseless loss. I am praying for your family in this time of grief. May the Lord strengthen and guide through this awful tragedy. God Bless you.
April 25, 2007
To the Read family:
Your daughter was an absolute gem. Although I didn't know her personally, many know of her now. She was an angel before she was called home, and she is certainly soaring now. My heart aches for you, but I pray everyday that you are comforted and loved, and know that Mary will be with you always.
April 25, 2007
We are heart struck over the senseless actions of one individual. Our thoughts are with you. After the tears stop flowing and the pain softens try to remember the time you shared with your loved one and the memories you made, Memories are eternal and forever and know one can take that away from you.
April 25, 2007
Mary Read must have been an incredible young woman. As I drove down Wakefield Chapel Road yesterday there were many of her neighbors wearing the Red and White of Annandale High and the Burnt Orange and Chicago Maroon of Virginia Tech waiting for the hearse to pass her home.

Mary probably did not know this, but her home was built on land owned by the Besley family. Years ago, Charles Besley, a Virgnia Tech graduate, gave his life in the service of his country during World War II. His name is on the Pylons at the War Memorial near Norris Hall.

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie Hi
Mary and the others, their friends, and community
make me proud
very proud indeed
to be a graduate of V P I
April 25, 2007
When we lost our 21-year-old daughter, also a college student, in a tragic car crash six years ago we never would have thought anyone would understand the pain we have been feeling. But to Mary's family, know that there are thousands who know what you are feeling and we know that while the pain will never ever go away, it will gradually ease and you will one day be able to smile again when you think of the times you cherished with Mary. This is a time when you are feeling tremendous support from people all over the world. Soon you will be alone with your grief and you will need to support each other as never before. Seek counseling; seek out others like you as I am with this message. You will find comfort and strength, and Mary will remain forever. I wish you all the best in this difficult journey.
April 25, 2007
A pretty lil girl with a bright smile and a bright future was takin away from this earth on 4-16-07 at such a young age..God just recieved and pretty lil angel..May god bless u ... My heart and prayers go out to u and ur family..
April 24, 2007
Joyful memories of Mary will always live in your heart. Mary has touched the hearts of so many people and truly will be missed. May God give you comfort and healing during these tragic times.
April 24, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 24, 2007
Strangers yet we are very much a part of the same family - the family of God. May your faith be strong during these days. May you rely on God in the good times and the bad times. May the memories of such a beautiful young lady make you smile with each thought of them. May you know, too, that thousands upon thousands of people are praying for you during this time and will continue to do so in the days and months yet to come. It has been a joy to read about such a radiant young woman - a woman of God and godly traits. You must be so proud of the young lady she was. Even in her death, she will be remembered and God will be glorified. Thank you for sharing her with so many. God bless each one of you as you carry on her. She will always be in our hearts.
April 24, 2007
It is so shocking what happened on that sorrowful day
In my prayers you will forever stay
Although we never met and I did not know you
This is a poem for you to say my adieu
It is a shame you can not be with us today
Due to everything that happened I am still in dismay
Now you are up in a better place
We will never forget your honor and grace
Please look over us, protect us from dangers
You are missed by your family and countless strangers
I wanted to let you know you are in the thoughts of many
Condolences and commiserations are aplenty
I bless your family hope they stay strong
In my thoughts they will always belong
I say to you and the other decease
I wish that you all rest in peace
April 24, 2007
Dear Read family, I'm truly truly sorry for your loss. The grief and sorry you hold must be so heavy. I pray that everyday you have the strength to carry on. And when you don't have the strength to continue, Mary will be there by your side in spirit to pick you up to help you carry on.
April 24, 2007
May you keep God Word in your heart and on your lips. God will wrap his arms aound you always.

The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell[a] in the house of the LORD
Forever.
April 24, 2007
I do not know what to say at this tragic loss of such a fine and beautiful young lady, the world is a lesser place because of her senseless murder. I am at a loss of words to comfort you.
She and her loved ones are in my heart and prayers.
Here we say at a loss of a loved one, "may she rest in peace and may you know no sorrow." that is what I say to you.
April 24, 2007
M Matchless
A Affectionate
R Resplendent
Y Yearned
April 24, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 24, 2007
MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY.
April 24, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and keep you close to His Sacred Heart.
April 24, 2007
I feel sure that Mary and one of her friends from the Annandale Band came by my house every Fall asking for donations. I always gave because I could not ignore that great smile! Then we enjoyed the Band as they marched in front of our house for the Halloween Parade! So many wonderful moments in such a wonderful life. We are your neighbors, Catholics, kids in BRYC, ANSLL, members of the WCRA pool and swim team too. Our daughter is graduating H.S. this year. All of us pray for your consolation by faith in Jesus' resurrection. Someday you will be reunited in the new heaven and new earth! In the meantime, He has promised to be with you always. Hang on to that hope.
April 23, 2007
I am deeply saddened by the lost of your loved one. At times like these it is comforting to know that the Bible tells us at Acts 24 verse 15 that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. So with that knowledge, know that there is a hope that you will see your loved one again.
April 23, 2007
There are no words to express my sorrow. I did not know Mary but our hearts are broken for you as her family and her friends and the VT community. I will forever keep you in daily prayers and pray that the Lord comforts you and holds you tightly. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
God bless you
April 23, 2007
To the family of Mary. My heart pours out for your loss. I have children in college, one here on the east coast and one which is a RA on the west coast. I really feel the sadness, especially knowing we send our children out into the world to become young adults and conquer the challenges of todays society,and praying for their well-being every step of the way. As hard as it is to accept the loss of anyone, we have to realize that God has a plan for all of us. Some of us his plans include long term and some just a short term. God only knows whats happening before we do and no matter what we set out to do and no matter how we raise and set our children out in the world (actually afraid to let go) we take deep breaths and say God, they are yours to watch when we as parents are not around. Know that God never makes mistakes. And He loves making millions of guardian angels. You may not see, feel or hear her, but understand shes not gone. Keep her in your heart and listen to that heart. Angels have their own way of corresponding. And she is defintely one of Gods Special Angels who got to see those pearly gates of Heaven early on. Remember to Keep your heads up high and continue to hold on to God's unchanging hands. Blessings sent.
April 23, 2007
Words can't express the sorrow I've felt at the loss of your loved one. May God's Grace and Mercy give you comfort and peace.
April 23, 2007
I am truly so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
May the Memories that you hold closest to your Heart, bring you Comfort during this tragic time.
Perhaps they are not Stars in the sky, but rather openings where Our Loved Ones smile down upon us.
God Bless
April 23, 2007
It's so terrible that something like this can still happen in the year 2007...
You will forever be in the world their prayers, their thoughts, their heart!
April 23, 2007
I did not know you or your family. But I don’t believe there is a person in the world whose heart has not been touched by this tragedy. There is nothing in this life that brings us more sorrow than to lose loved ones in death. Even harder to bear is when the lives of loved ones are lost due to an unexpected tragedy. The shock can be overwhelming.
Be assured that God promises that he…”is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalms 34:18) Nothing can bring us more peace of mind than the inspired words of… the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Take comfort and solace in the Bible's message as we all await the time when GOD…” will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3,4)
April 23, 2007
My condolences to the Read Family. My heart goes out to you. May all the fond memories you have of Mary help you get through this and not of how she died. Remember her lovely smile...she's watching over you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
I trust that God be your strength and comforter in your time of sorrow. Be encouraged and be blessed.
April 23, 2007
Pete - May God bless you and nurture you and your family in this difficult time. I remember Mary as a wonderful girl, back when we were stationed in Korea. What a tremendous loss for you, your family, her friends, and everyone she did and would have touched.

God speed, my friend.
April 23, 2007
Grace and peace to the entire Read family on the loss of Mary, one of God's own angels. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Air Force Intellgence community are with you all during this time of mourning.
April 23, 2007
Your community grieves with you for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You are such a strong, wonderful family. We will all miss Mary.
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Mary sweet smile and warm personality will not be forgotten.
April 23, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
My heart goes out to the family and friens of this beautiful girl. She had her whole life in front of her and was taken away by a senseless act of violence. May GOD give you strength to get through this time of sorrow.
April 23, 2007
Emmanuel Church in Geneva, Switzerland held a service in honor and remembrance of the V Tech victims yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary's family and friends.
April 23, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
My heart goes out to your family, I pray that you find strength in these times. You are in my prayers.
April 22, 2007
What an amazing person Mary was. I know that you were so proud of your daughter. She seemed like such a well-liked & loving person. So many people will miss her beautiful smile. I know that she is with you in spirit. She will always be with you until you "meet" again. Please know that all of America mourns with you and we are praying for you in your "hour of need." I am truly sorry for your loss.
God Bless,
April 22, 2007
Although we don't know you we would like to extend our deepest Condolences to everyone in your family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our heart breaks for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort through this very hard time. God Bless You All!
April 22, 2007
Mary's family and friends,
Our love and prayers are with you in this tragic time.
God Bless
The Burd Family
April 22, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We send our deepest condolences and will remember you in our prayers.
April 22, 2007
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and the rest of the family. God bless.
April 22, 2007
Pete,

Pam and I are absolutely heart-broken over your loss. We cannot even begin to imagine what you have gone through. We saw your interview on CNN and you were impressive, your points right on the mark. We will continue to grieve with you, but know that the Lord is powerful and all through the Scriptures and history he has continually turned bad things into good things. Our prayer is that He blesses you and your family in great ways.
April 22, 2007
My prayers will be with you and your family. May time heal your sorrow and replace it with beautiful memories of Mary's wonderful life and bright spirit.
April 22, 2007
...If only we could turn back the hands of time...
April 22, 2007
The Read Family,
I was a teacher at Annandale High School when Mary was a freshman. I remember her sweet smile and every time you saw her she was so happy. As the NHS sponsor Mary would always remind me that she was going to become a member when she became a junior. I was retired but she did succeed.
My deepest sympathy to the family. mary left a footprint on our hearts that will last forever.
April 22, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. I am so very sorry for your loss.
April 22, 2007
The world will always remember Mary
April 22, 2007
To the family of Mary Karen Read,

Our Heartfelt sympathy.

Deacon John J. and Rev. Loretta W. Williams of Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, DC
April 22, 2007
Our thoughts are with you all as you come to terms with the loss of your very dear Mary. May her fond memory give you strength as she lives within your hearts.Please accept our love and deepest sympathy
April 22, 2007
God bless your family during this time of sorrow in the lost of your love one that was taken from your family. Our prays go out to your family, Virginia Tech staff, students, alumin & friends of your family member that was taken from you.
April 22, 2007
You're in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
My family and I are mourning because your family mourns; we find comfort in knowing that you all have many wonderful memories of your loved one. God bless you.
April 22, 2007
There is no way to say I am sorry for your loss and it heal your family and friends heart's .

I can tell you from losing someone suddenly myself, you will feel many emotions as you grieve.

Each one is needed. Bless you as you walk this road.
April 22, 2007
I am so sorry for your great loss. Mary, all of you, and all who loved her are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
May it bring you some comfort knowing that his promise is true. You will one day walk hand in hand with your beautiful Mary Karen once again.
April 21, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
April 21, 2007
We are so sorry on the loss of your precious Mary Karen. Remember the love of our Lord and the love he has for your family and for Mary Karen who is now in his care.
April 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Read family at this difficult time.
April 21, 2007
May God grant your family peace, and know that America grieves with them.
April 21, 2007
May GOD keep you and yours in this time of need.
April 21, 2007
Our heartfelt sorrow in the loss of your child, Mary. In reading about her, she seemed sensitive and so kind in spirit which I know you must be so proud. Speaks to you as her parents. Peace Be With You during this grieving time. Listen to the birds, they still sing for you.
April 21, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Read family in the loss of Mary. I did not know Mary, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that there are people out here that does care. Hold tight to your treasured memories that her special smile may continue to shine on. I pray that peace will fine you all.
April 21, 2007
Remember with you one life that touched so many others. May the concerns of family and friends comfort you during this sad time of your life. God Bless!
April 21, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. REMEMBER MARY IS NO FARTHER FROM YOU THAN YOUR HEART. YOU ALL HAVE A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER YOU.
April 21, 2007
My three nephews went to Annandale High School with Mary and I feel a sort of connection with her through them. My prayers are with you, her family and friends, and I know God will be remain in your hearts and help get you through this horrific time. God Bless you all.
April 21, 2007
DEAR MARY I NEVER MEET YOU BUT I SEE YOUR PICTURE AND CRY YOU LOOK SO SWEET AND CARING PERSON GOD LOVES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SO SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU GOD BLESS YOU !
April 21, 2007
You are in our prayers, I Peters 5:7 says "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
P.S. Even though you don't know us you all are still in our prayers Love In Christ,
April 21, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2007
I NEVER KNEW YOU AND WILL NEVER HAVE THE OOPORTUNITY TO MEET YOU IN PERSON BUT HAVING READ ABOUT YOU I CAN BRAVELY SAY THAT I AM PROUD OF YOU.LET ME SAY THIS TO UR FAMILY THAT U WERE A GREAT PERSON AND WHATEVER TIME THEY SPENT WITH YOU WAS VALUABLE. YOU WILL ALWAYA REMAIN IN THEIR MEMORIES WHICH NO ON ONE CAN TAKE AWAY. PLEASE MY HEART FELT SYMPATHIES TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
April 21, 2007
Bless Mary and her family. The nation mourns along with you.
April 21, 2007
Sorrowful tears
well up in my eyes
For those who have fallen
like rain from the skies

Each life was so precious
so many are gone
May they shine now from Heaven
like a new morning dawn

I cannot make sense
of this tragic event
I offer my heart
and my prayers have been sent

Each one had a dream
Each one had a goal
Each one had a family
Each one has a soul

Life must go on
for loved ones so shattered
Reach to their hearts
and show them it mattered

For families so lost
For friends left to cope
I greive for their hearts
I pray for their hope

In memory of those who have fallen and for those left to grieve.
For those left injured in harms way...
I pray for peace and healing of your hearts.
April 21, 2007
I will hold your family in my heart forever.
April 21, 2007
I am so sorry, for you for your family and your friends. You did not deserve to die this way, but I have to trust that there is a greater plan that mere humans cannot fathom, but through faith will understand.
April 21, 2007
To the Family & Friends of Mary:
Our sincere prayers & thoughts are with you.....
Mary is spreading her wings....

God's Peace be with you all.....
April 20, 2007
You are in my prayers.
April 20, 2007
I´m a girl around Mary´s age, and it´s so weird and sad to know of such tragedy. How could someone this young die watching a class in university?!?! I´m soooo sorry this happened. Really. I was very touched by this tragedy.
I just want you to know that not only the US but the whole world is mourning with you, praying and sending our most positive thoughts and energy to the victims and families so you can recover.
I know you´ll miss your little girl, but i´m sure she´ll always be with you.
She´s in heaven now next to God, where there´s no suffering or pain. God needs their angels back eventually, right? I hope the Read family can be in peace as soon as possible.
my deepest symapathies.
Fernanda
April 20, 2007
Our hearts break for the victims and thier families. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you
April 20, 2007
Your beautiful and brave daughter was a true inspiration to me. I did not know her personally, but my heart and sincere prayers and love go out to your family. I will hold my children tighter and love on them alittle more. Lessons learned from this horrible tragedy.
God Bless you all.
April 20, 2007
My heart and prayers are with you... May the Lord surround you with His love and peace and hold you in the palm of His hand as you go thru this time of sorrow in the days ahead... God Bless You,
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family and may He be your rock and your comforter in this time of sorrow. Know that you will never be forgotten.
April 20, 2007
May your hearts be lightened by Mary's wonderful memories as they fill your days in the weeks and months to come. Know that your family is in our hearts and prayers. God Bless and keep you in your time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
April 20, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 20, 2007
I am deeply saddened by this tragedy may you all rest in peace forever and eternity with the Lord........He loves us all.
April 20, 2007
God bless.
April 20, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
April 20, 2007
God Bless You and your family, Mr. Reed, for sharing your words through your video. I sit at my desk and tears come to my eyes each time I think about your loss, and the others. I have a 19-year-old daughter, a freshman at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, and the sheer thought of what you are experiencing is more than I can bear. I drove through the GA Tech campus today on my way to a meeting, at noon, and heard the chimes ringing in memory of your beautiful Mary, and all the others. I share in your belief that she is with God now, in a place where no harm will come to her, and that gives me hope for the future. God Bless you and know that all of America is feeling your loss.
April 20, 2007
IN TIMES LIKE THESE THERE ARE NO WORDS FROM FAMOUS POETS OR PLAYWRIGHTS THAT CAN DO JUSTICE EXCEPT THE WORD OF GOD. TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. TRY NOT TO MAKES SENSE OF THIS GOD HAS THIS IN HIS HANDS. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR FAMILY IS STANDING IN THE GAP FOR YOU IN PRAYER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU COMFORTED DURING THIS TIME
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.
April 20, 2007
To the family of Mary, I was very saddened to hear of the sad news. God bless all!
April 20, 2007
South Dakota grieves with you. Words can not begin to express what is in our hearts. Please know our thoughts & our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
my prayers go out to the family and friends of Mary Reed's. I didn't know her but this is just very sad to hear she lost her life for nothing. I am a Annandale Graduate(00) and i just came to pay my respects. May god bless you all!
April 20, 2007
Bless your family.
April 20, 2007
To the family and friends of Mary Karen Read - May God sustain each of you during this most difficult time.

I grieve with you.
April 20, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 20, 2007
Please know that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers
April 20, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

April 20, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 20, 2007
I'm so sorry and heartbroken for all the family and friends of Mary Karen. I don't know the victims, but Mary Karen and the rest were the best and brightest our country has. I'm still crying for everyone. God bless Mary Karen's family and friends, now and forever.
April 20, 2007
TO THE READ FAMILY:
YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
April 20, 2007
The world shares in your grief.
April 20, 2007
As we pass from this life into the Life Eternal, God is with us. He never leaves us.Never.
I think she wanted to try to spread her wings," Mary's Aunt said of her niece's wanting to come to college and now Mary has left us on the wings of angels.

We ask Jesus to touch us and heal us during the tragic times and give us the grace to carry this cross. We, as a country, are sharing our grief that saddens our hearts for those taken from us in the tragic event of recent memory and it is good to share our grief with others, that we all may mourn the loss and heal together.

(2 Cor 5:1), ‘For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens.’ I would to conclude now by turning that into a prayer for Mary. ‘Father in heaven, the tent that Mary lived in while on earth is folded up but we believe that you have built a forever house for her in the heavens, an everlasting home not made by human hands. We ask you to forgive her and take her to be with your Son Jesus in Paradise.’
Amen
April 20, 2007
REST IN PEACE MARY YOU ARE LOVED AND THOUGHT OF OFTEN
April 20, 2007
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

April 20, 2007
Our words can not begin to express what is in our hearts. Please know our thoughts & our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
April 20, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

April 20, 2007
To the family and friends of Mary Karen Read,

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I can’t possibly imagine what you may be feeling,
I can only hope that in time your pain will subside a little and that your memories of Mary will eventually bring a smile to your faces. Until then, be as kind to yourselves as you would be to anyone else who has suffered such a heartbreaking loss. Rest now, grieve now, and allow those who know you and love you do what they can to help you through this tragic time.

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.
April 20, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 20, 2007
I don't know you or your family personally and yet,
I can see a face so vibrant and full of happiness; I can see a smile that brings joys to those around you; I read about you and i know how you are loved by everybody.

I don't know you and yet, i feel so sad and so I pray, may God grant you the best place beside HIM and may God grant strength and love to your family.

Good bye Mary, I don't know you and I truly wish I have known you
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thank you Mary.I was confused and angry last several days "why fellow Korean man killed all these people?", but when I start read about you, Mary, I was comforted of your joyful heart in Jesus Christ that you left us to live on until we meet you in heaven.
April 19, 2007
I am sooo sorry about your senseless loss. Please try and take some comfort in knowing that the state of Virginia.. and the world for that matter... grieves with you. God Bless.
April 19, 2007
I read your article in the paper and I cried. I lost my 12 year old daughter in 1994. She lost a courageaous battle with a congenital heart defect. I feel your pain. I wrote the book, Goodnight, My Angel (authorhouse) as therapy and the writing helped.Perhaps, if you read my book, my words on my healing process will help you and your family in some way. God bless and know that others care deeply. Mary Karen was a truly beautiful young woman.
April 19, 2007
I hope it helps you to know that I, like millions of others, I'm sure, bear witness to your grief, and pray for your beautiful daughter's soul.
April 19, 2007
May God continue to bless and keep you in this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
May God comfort you
John McCall
April 19, 2007
May God bless this family and give them comfort during this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
I remember Mary from Poe middle school. Our daughters were in band together. Words cannot express how sorry we are, Our family is praying for you. May God wrap His loving arms around you and carry you through this terrible time.
April 19, 2007
What a beautiful young woman. My husband and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know that God is with you.
April 19, 2007
What a beautiful young woman, now an angel. I am touched by your fathers words and our thoughts and prayers are with your entire families at this difficult time.
April 19, 2007
This has been such a sad week for our nation. Even though I did not know anyone at VT, I am deeply saddened by the losses of such beautiful and intelligent people. You are all in my thoughts and prayers in this time of deep despair. May the love of God surround you, and the love of family and friends bring you peace.
April 19, 2007
Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. May God help you through this. I read your Grieving Parent, Remember Our Children article in our local paper and my heart goes out to you.
April 19, 2007
No words to describe this horrible situation, but i need to give my sincerely condolences and thoughts to your family, my prayer, trust in Jesus!
God bless you and your family!
Fábio / Curitiba / Brazil
April 19, 2007
May God comfort you during this time. Your family is in my prayers.
April 19, 2007
I have left this world
but I am always with you
I have left this world
but I am forever remembered
I have left this world
but don't cry for me honor me
I have left this world
but I will see you again
I have left this world
but I forever remain with you
April 19, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 19, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 19, 2007
May god be with you thru this time of dispare. My love and prayers are with yall.
April 19, 2007
Teachers of life are needed. I pray for peace and understanding of this whole tragic mess.
April 19, 2007
May God's mercy keep your loved ones that you left behind patient and in the best of well-being.
April 19, 2007
may God be with you to comfort you in your time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
Im so sorry for your loss, words cant describe the pain I feel, just know that your family is in my prayers, my god be with all of you.
April 19, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 19, 2007
May her spirit brighten your days, may your memories bring smiles not tears. May your family find comfort knowing the world mourns with you. We are all praying for your family!
April 19, 2007
To Mary Karen's Family and Friends:
May your pain gradually ease. May you experience a peaceful clearing after this horrible storm. I express to you my deepest sympathies.
April 19, 2007
As a mother of a University student, I can't even begin to imagine your pain. We are so sorry for your loss, we are praying for you.
April 19, 2007
May God bless you and ur family in there time of need. May your memory live on as you make your way to heaven!

Peter van Gaal
President
Animal Search And Rescue ( A-SAR )
Europe - The Netherlands
April 19, 2007
Hi My name is Hailey.. I am from Mesa, AZ.. My deepest apologys are with you.. Your family has captured my love and prayers.. May you and all the other vicitms Fly like angels and help protect us from this pain again... I LOVE YOU ALL....
April 19, 2007
we are sorry for your loss. may god be with you always.
April 19, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow
April 19, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of mourning. Sorry for your loss.
April 19, 2007
YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS
April 19, 2007
The world misses a future educator.
You passed away with a great smile to remember.
You are not lost but you just travel AHEAD the road where we will also go.
May you be in the MASTER's paradise.
REST IN PEACE!
April 19, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.May God comfort you.
April 19, 2007
My sincere condolences to you for your loss.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary's family and friends. So sorry to hear about this. God Bless...
April 19, 2007
My prayers are with you.
April 19, 2007
My heart breaks for you and your loss. Mary has a beautiful smile that I am sure lights up any room that she is in. Heaven is shining bright especially with that twinkle in her eye. May God guide you with compassionate hands.
April 19, 2007
I've never met this young woman, but her smile reaches out and tells me she possessed an incredible love of life. Her death is a great loss, not only to those who knew and loved her, but to all those who will never have that opportunity.
April 19, 2007
My deepest sympathies. May God touch you and your loved ones with his grace, love and comfort today and everyday. May you find peace as time moves forward.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow, and pain.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 19, 2007
Coming from a family of educators, your daughter will certainly be missed. Her smile alone would have captured the hearts of many young children. May God Bless.
April 19, 2007
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
What a gift to a parent, family member and friend to know that this young woman is a child of God. Jesus shines in her smile! May God continue to comfort you during this time.
April 18, 2007
This is a tragedy for all Americans. I know we are thousands of miles away, but we feel your grief and would take it from you if we could. Take one day at a time. It's not true that time will heal. I know that firsthand. But what will carry you is the grace of God and his love that he has for you. And, his strong hand that will gently lead and guide you each day if you trust him. Lean on him for he is strong as we our weak. We're praying for you all that you'll be strengthened and comforted with Gods peace.
April 18, 2007
What a happy, attractive young lady with such a beautiful Smile! I wish to send my condolences to Ms. Read's family and friends!
April 18, 2007
FLY WITH THE ANGELS.
April 18, 2007
From my family to yours, "OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY" May God bless you at this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
This tragedy has affected our lives so profoundly it is almost difficult to breathe. Words cannot describe the pain and sorrow we feel for your family. You will remain forever in our thoughts and prayers.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
Your daughter sounded like a wonderful person. We are thankful for her faith in the Lord Jesus. May God comfort you with His peace in the days and months to come. We are praying for your family.

Psalm 46:1
April 18, 2007
I worked with Mary on campus. I will never forget the smile that she brought to all of us. Just within the past three weeks I had personally started to get to know her better, now I only wish I had more time to spend with her. She was a good friend and a loving person, and she will be missed by us all. Mary, may you rest in eternal peace.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless
April 18, 2007
My condolences to the family and Friends of Mary.

Sean
Ontario Canada
April 18, 2007
I just look at the picture of this dear and beautiful girl and see a person who is empathetic and clever and full of life. You have suffered the greatest loss in an unimaginable way. I hope with the help of good loving friends and family that you are able to navigate through this overwhelming grief. There are so many who grieve with you as they have been right where you are now. I hope you can just get through these minutes, hours and days.
April 18, 2007
God bless you and one day GOD and Jesus Christ will unite you all once more ,love and prayers Landon Spaulding
April 18, 2007
My sincere condolences to you and your love ones in the passing of Mary Karen Read. Know that almighty God is with you in this difficult time, and will be with you in the days to come. My prayers, thoughts, and love are with you. Morris Crowder, Jr.
April 18, 2007
Our family is holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. Let your faith hold you strong and may you feel the comfort only God can give.
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven:" Ecc.3:1-8
April 18, 2007
One of my best friends that was there everytime i needed her. you could always know that she had your back.
April 18, 2007
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 18, 2007
To the family of Miss Mary Karen Read:
At this time of your grief, know that I as a Mother, human being, member of the body of Christ, this country and other countries grieve with you and your family. For this tremendous lost that you and your must now endure know that there are many of us are sharing with you. May the grace of God surround, comfort and hold you all ever so close, forever more.
April 18, 2007
We are so very sorry that this senseless tragedy has taken the life of this promising young woman. Our hearts are with your family.
April 18, 2007
April 18, 2007
May God let you keep smiling with the angels. God bless you and your family.
April 18, 2007
I do not know the family,but my thoughts and prayers are with you.Mary had a beautiful smile,keep that foremost in your mind and heart,she is smiling and safe with God,and she is with you.God Bless You
April 18, 2007
as a parent of a vt student my heart aches for you and your family you are in our prayers may god guide you through this difficult time

paul and linda
April 18, 2007
God Bless you and your family... We are all praying for you and your family... We will never forget this evil thing that happened yesterday :(
April 18, 2007
My sincere sympathy to you and your family and friends. Although we're strangers, being a mom of two daughters, my heart aches for you.
April 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Read family.
April 18, 2007
To put faces and personal info with the number 32 is totally over whelming...My heart hurts for the loss of your children, my stomach is sick...my mind can not comprehend!
April 18, 2007
I am sorry for your loss. My heart aches.
April 18, 2007
May God Bless You and Keep you!! She is a beautiful Angel. She will continue to do the work for th Lord!!! You are in my prayers.
April 18, 2007
May you dwell in the loving memories, and be released from the manner in which she departed from this life, in to a far more beautiful and peaceful place. God bless you all, family and friends.
April 18, 2007
You and yoyr family are in are thoughts and prayers
April 18, 2007
God please Bless and love this family, they truly need you right now.
April 18, 2007
NO FAMILY SHOULD EVER HAVE TO LIVE THE NIGHTMARE YOUR GOING THROUGH. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
April 18, 2007
To the family of Mary Karen Read you have our deepest sympathy in Greenville SC. May Mary fly to heaven and be with the angels. May God continue to bless you during this sad time. May her dreams come true as she teaches the lil angels in heaven.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
April 18, 2007
May God bless her beautiful soul and give her loved ones infinite patience.
April 18, 2007
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless you.
April 18, 2007
May her memory be eternal.
April 18, 2007
My husband and I lost our only child, a beautiful young lady, many years ago. It was the worst thing I've ever been through, and I didn't know how life could go on for us, but gradually, the pain has diminished. We're talking about a seven to ten year window, here, so you will have to work through it. The word 'Waves' comes to mind. Over time, they will be smaller and further apart. Don't let anyone try to rush you through your grieving, but DO try to get busy with something to take your mind off of it. Nothing will fill the void of a lost child, but they would want you to move on and enjoy life. The love between a parent and child can last forever, and someday I believe you will see your baby, again. My heart goes out to you and I share a little of your pain, because I know how it feels.
April 18, 2007
The good die young..

'I told you we'd make it to the sunshine one day..you just got there a little quicker'
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as well, God bless you and all the other victims at VA Tech.
April 18, 2007
Oh Mary...I miss you so much already. I miss our times together but I know you are in a better place. I love you.
April 18, 2007
America's children missed the experience of your lovely,daughter.Just her facial expression tells all she had alot to give.
April 18, 2007
We offer our prayers and deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful child. We will pray for your strength, courage and hope that you will find peace in her beautiful memory.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
I can't begin to step into the realms of your pain as you deal with this in your time of sorrow. I just wnat you to know that God now holds Mary in His arms and she is at peace in God's eternal light. As she smiled in your presence, so she smiles with God. God bless you and I'm praying for you and your family to find strength in this time of need.
April 18, 2007
Words cannot express the heartache we have for the loss of your loved one.
Have faith in Jesus as he will help you through these days of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
Family and Friends of Mary-

May God give you comfort and strength during this most difficult time.
April 18, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
April 18, 2007
My brother and sister went to Annandale H.S. and my brother is a
Hokie Alumni. Two of my four boys are close to you in age.(19 and 21). If something happened to any of them I would just lose my will to live. You are at peace now and I offer my truely heartfelt condolences to your friends and family.
April 18, 2007
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE
April 18, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all.
April 18, 2007
May the Love of God and others grant you peace. God says He will not leave you comfortless. Keep your trust in God.
April 18, 2007
You have a beautiful smile. I hope you are smiling up in heaven. My heart goes out to oyur family. You will be missed.
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 18, 2007
My deepest condolences to Read family. . My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you in your time of sorrow...and loss of a loved one. God Bless You All.
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
God Bless you and your family... We are all praying for you and your family... We will never forget!!!
April 18, 2007
May God Bless and keep you all! To the Read family and friends...Peace, Blessings and Comfort be with you today and always.
April 18, 2007
My prayers are with you across the miles ,May the lord bless this family and comfort you all
April 18, 2007
April 18, 2007
I'm a complete stranger. bad this is a sad moment. I hope all is well with the family and i'll keep you all in my prayers. My god bring the entire family peace, and love.
April 18, 2007
May your family be consoled by their wonderful memories. I am a mother of a college student and can only imagine how they feel.
God bless
April 18, 2007
I do not know but it borken i heart to know that the world this go to miss you so much nd knowing that u are in heaven now
April 18, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.

heal4michael@yahoo.com
April 18, 2007
May God Bless you in your time of need, this is very hard for you all, but know that HE is in control.
April 18, 2007
im just a guy from ft lauderdale who just wants to say u will be missed.all the students will be missed deeply pleae keep a eye on all of us
April 18, 2007
God Bless our prayers are with you
April 18, 2007
We have a heavy heart during this sorrowful time. Please remember this phrase in the comming months:
Death is just a journey
Love is eternal
Heaven is real
GOD Bless and Keep You Mary Karen
April 18, 2007
The whole country is crying with you and praying for you.
April 18, 2007
Althought I didn't know any of the victims involved in this terrible Tragedy that ended so many lives on Monday April 16, 2007; my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to each and every victims family and friends.I know that no words or gestures can ease the pain that each of you are feeling at this time. But my hopes and prayers are that each of you will hold on to the good that these wounderful VT students and staff brought into their loved ones, and everyone around thems lives. Take comfort in the fact that you will see your loved one again in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ. Live each and everyday in memory of your loved one, live the life that was so tragicly taking from them far to early.

God Bless You All <3

And I would like to challenge everyone who reads this to spread PEACE and Humanity to every person who crosses your path. Not just for the next week, but for everyday that you are here on Earth.
April 18, 2007
God bless the Read family and friends.
April 18, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, God bless you
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