There is a Better Place
If you, as I, believe
A better place exists,
It's better he is there,
Though he is sorely missed.
I can't grasp that I won't see you when I come home this year. That I won't hug you... Exchange dry, humorous banter and jokes. My first love... You watched over me as a child, loved me as a young woman, prayed for me as an adult and loved me for just being me. I love you Jeremy. Going home won't be the same without seeing you and your big, blue peepers. I'm sorry I couldn't come home... I weep so often because I couldn't be there. Just know there's a special place, that I buried our past memories and beautiful moments... With a bright blue ribbon here in NC. Praying for your family... That they find peace knowing your at the right hand of God... Loved, protected, and cherished. Thank you for being an incredible friend to me and more. Xoxo Toyah
I never thought I'd have to say goodbye to one of my friends, certainly not this early in the game. I can't put into words how much of a friend Jeremy was to me. He introduced me to my wife, and it was always my hope that we'd repay the favor by one day introducing him to his. I miss my friend. The girls miss their Uncle Jeremy. The world is a lot less funny without Jeremy in it.
Jeremy was a good man. He had a love and commitment to family and friends that can seldom be matched, a fact that is evident whenever you talk to anyone who has had the honor of having him in their life. Even though I was his brother-in-law he treated me as if I was part of the family from the beginning. I love and respect this man and I'm so happy he was apart of my life. I truly miss him.
I don't even know what to say but Jeremy will be so missed! Not only my me but by so many people he was close to. I will hold tight to all of the memories I've had with him and think about our last conversation on a Sunday morning. Our lives were better with you in it but I have hold on to the hope that I will see him again. Love you Jeremy!
I will never be the same without you here. I'll miss you every day. "Until the sun rises in the west and sets in the east..."
Jeremy was a long time friend and a good man. He went away too soon but Jesus has him now and he's in good hands. I've known him for 25 years but wish I spent more time while I had the chance. I've grateful to have hugged him on his last Sunday at church. Hope to see you again man!
Jeremy was a wonderful person. He is and will be dearly missed, he had a beautiful soul. My prayers are with his family and friends.
Jerermy, your are truly going to be missed . Not only from your immediate family but all the aunts, uncles, cousins, nephew, and also your church family and all your friends. You were a bright bright light in our lives! Love you forever.
Terri you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
You will forever be in our hearts.. I think of you daily and I miss you so very much!!! Love u!
Our prayers go out to the McCollum family and Jeremy's loved ones. May God bless you and give you peace.
I love you more than words can express. I think about you everyday. I was blessed to have you as my big brother you were better than I deserved. I love you with all my heart and I feel like a piece of it is missing now. I love you.
I want the family to know Jeremy was a true friend, honest, sweet and respectful. I will miss our hello hugs, the smile on his face and the happiness in his eyes. I will miss our talks on the way to my office as he would always walk with me. We will forever have another shining star above us at night watching over us all. They say time will heal all wounds, I say "the wound will heal a bit but forever there will be a sting because a wound like this can never heal completely for there will always be sadness and they will forever be missed. Shine on Jeremy Shine on
From all of us in the Inventory Office at Ace Hardware: Rest in Peace Jeremy you will be missed dearly. Loni, Nancy, Lisa, Jen, Laura and Teri.
Fellow US Marine served with McCollum in Lathrop. He was a great person and will be missed.
I apologize for neglecting to sign the previous entry. My name is Wayne Wengel and I worked with Jeremy at the Ace RSC in Rocklin.
I had the privilege of working with Jeremy during his time with Ace Hardware. Both as an employee and later as a tech for Crown. He was a good man and we will miss him greatly.