Tim and Beth,
As I try to think of the words to say, my heart aches for you and tears come to my eyes. Even though we have lost touch, you were very dear friends and the memories I have of many, many great times we had together flood my mind. I can't even begin to imagine the dark road you are having to travel. All I can seem to offer is to let you know that my heart aches for you and you have been and will continue to be in my prayers.
Sent with much sorrow and full of love,
Lisa Van Zweden (Willoughby) and (Gary)
I had the pleasure of teaching Jay in my English class at Auburn University. He was a good student and a fine young man. I only just found out about his passing, and I cannot tell you how profoundly sorry I am.
I remember he wrote once about his first vehicle - a white Toyota truck - and how proud he was when he got it. He talked about working on it to make it just so and going mud-riding with his friends. He said leaving that truck behind and getting his new car was like closing one chapter in his life and starting the next one - maturing from a child into a young adult.
It breaks my heart knowing that his book ended all too soon. I know there's little I can say that will ease the pain of such a loss, but from the bottom of my heart, I want his family to know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I am grateful to have known Jay, however briefly, and he will not be forgotten.
With Deepest Sympathy,
We are sorry for your loss!
I was privileged to have Jay as a student in middle school and again in high school at STJ. I remember asking if any of the students had a parent who would like to help judge the Furlong tournament. Jay wrote his Dad's name and phone # on a piece of paper and gave it to me. Jay was so sweetly proud of his family. I remember him talking about his grandfather and their special relationship. He was a grateful young man who was other oriented and always respectful. My prayers will continue for your family.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you! May God give you the strength to get through the days ahead.
Please accept my deepest sympathy, I didnt know your son but he has a smile out of this world. I pray the Lord helps to heal your heart at this terrible time of you life. Be blessed.
I don't know you all but I have ONE son that will be 22 years old this month and He is a Senior at ASU here in Montgomery. I am also a mother that heart is so heavy with pain for your family today. To this family I am sorry for your lost. We live in a world where everything happen for a reason I don't know the reason, but God does. From reading about Jay GOD needed another young Angel to come and set at his feet. Our God is a just GOD to just to make any mistakes. I will continue to pray for your family that God will strength you everyday.Rejoys on the love you have for Jay even in His absent from your present. His life will forever live on in your Hearts.
We went to birthing class together.... you probably don't remember, and I had forgotten..but when I saw Jay's picture, I thought, yes, that is the little boy I remember! I am praying for you Beth, and for your family. You, and Jay are loved by so many, and so many people are praying for you all. May God grant you the strength, comfort and courage you all so desperately need now. Laura Hartman Fuller
Rest In Peace, Jay. Praying for you and your family.
Mike, Beth and Molly,
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Deloris Ward
Jay McCollum. There are so many words to be said about you. I have known you since I was 3 years old and you have always been the sweetest guy in the entire world. You're the friend I always wanted and I am so happy we grew up together. Yes, I will miss seeing you everyday, and I will miss those encouraging talks you gave me, but I know you're in a better place. Love you big brother. Mr. Tim and Mrs Carrie, I love you guys. You're the best second parents I could of asked for! My heart is breaking with you guys during this time. I love you guys so much. Psalms 9:9
Mike, Beth, and Molly
We were so saddened to hear about Jay. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close and give you strength.
May our God who sits high and looks down on us all wrap His loving arms around you during your time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayer.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Beth, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
I am so sorry to hear about Jay. I taught him in second grade at Saint James. He was a bright and hard working student. He was a joy to teach. I will be praying for you during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of your loss. All of the Allen Family is thinking of you and praying for you at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family for every. Jay was a very kind and giving person. Lee and Marjorie Salter- Madisonville, TN
Tim & Carrie, I am so, so sorry for your tragic loss. I cannot imagine your heartache. Please know that you are in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart! Love, Carole
Jay was in my fifth period English class last year and was one of the kindest students I have ever taught. Unfailingly polite, positive, and hardworking, Jay was a blessing in my life. I'll never forget him.
Praying for your family in this great tragedy. I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. May God provide peace and comfort in the coming days.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. May The GOD Of All Comfort bring you Comfort and Peace.
Tim and Carrie,
Prayers for you and your family at this sad time. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son.
Our deepest sympathy to Jay's family and extended family. Jay was a very loving and kind person. He was always happy and smiling. May God give each of you strength each and every day.
You and your family are in my prayers! I am so sorry for your loss.I pray God gives you Peace and Strength during this time. (I am a Bridlebrook resident)
I met Jay when he was a little boy and his dad and I were in law school together. He grew up to be a fine young man. My heart breaks for his family and his many friends.
Our deepest sympathy to our Alabama family. There are simply no words to comfort you but may your beautiful memories of Jay and your steadfast faith sustain you. As a mom and a grandma my heart breaks for each of you. Sending love to all touched by this loss.
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
I did not know Jay but our hearts go out to the Family to lose a loved one at such an early age. We will keep the Family in our Prayers!
I didn't know Jay but it seems he was and outstanding young man. May God strengthen and comfort you in this dark hour. I share your pain as a parent, may God embrace and bless your family.
Prayers are lifting your family to God today.
I was Jay's pre-school teacher and know what a wonderful person he was. He will be greatly missed and my prayers are with the family at this time.We will miss you Jay.