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  1. 1

    Danna Gilmer Coffey

    This is a beautiful tribute! May he Rest In Peace!

  2. 2

    Audrey Johnson Shannon

    Beautifully written. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  3. 4

    Kimberly Ragland Tarver

    This is a very nice tribute. My thoughts and prayers are with this family. May God comfort them during this difficult time.

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    Dustie Bingen

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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    Judy Morrow Rice

    Hurts my heart praying for the family

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    Karen Mckinney

    RIP now young soul. Prayers for the family

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    Danielle Howard

    How tragic! My thoughts are with his family ❤️

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    Danielle Howard

    How tragic! My thoughts are with his family ❤️

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    Tonya Hardin Yarchak

    Middle school is the 9 cycles of hell in 1 building especially for anyone a little different or trying to find their place in the world. I admire this family’s honesty and openness. This tribute touched my heart. My prayers are with them.

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    Tonya Hardin Yarchak

    Middle school is the 9 cycles of hell in 1 building especially for anyone a little different or trying to find their place in the world. I admire this family’s honesty and openness. This tribute touched my heart. My prayers are with them.

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    Dana Simpson

    Prayers and love for this family….

  13. 17

    Dana Simpson

    Prayers and love for this family….

  14. 18

    Donna Santos Griffith

    Continued prayers for this sweet family. Prayers continue for his friends, classmates and teachers.

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    Donna Santos Griffith

    Continued prayers for this sweet family. Prayers continue for his friends, classmates and teachers.

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    Kalai Kennedy-Lynam

    Agreed. My children never faced such mean and ugly bullies as they had to endure during Middle School.

  17. 21

    Kalai Kennedy-Lynam

    Agreed. My children never faced such mean and ugly bullies as they had to endure during Middle School.

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    Kalai Kennedy-Lynam

    Madeline Kennedy Hopkins

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    Kalai Kennedy-Lynam

    Madeline Kennedy Hopkins

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    Jamie Hall

    Heart breaking right now. I had heard through my son about this, but had no details. Middle school is such a tough time of trying to figure Life out. My prayers are for this family and all those who knew them.

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    Jamie Hall

    Heart breaking right now. I had heard through my son about this, but had no details. Middle school is such a tough time of trying to figure Life out. My prayers are for this family and all those who knew them.

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    Dale Cagle Harry

    Praying for this family! Middle school is horrible!

  23. 27

    Dale Cagle Harry

    Praying for this family! Middle school is horrible!

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    Tonya Hardin Yarchak

    Yes and your child being popular doesn’t make them immune. I hope everyone who hears this story talks to their children about bullying and being bullied.

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    Tonya Hardin Yarchak

    Yes and your child being popular doesn’t make them immune. I hope everyone who hears this story talks to their children about bullying and being bullied.

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    Helen Perez Dean

    Praying for the family

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    Helen Perez Dean

    Praying for the family

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    Roxanne Blount

    This hurts my heart so bad. I hope his soul is at rest now. I love him and don’t know him. Bless him and his family.

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    Roxanne Blount

    This hurts my heart so bad. I hope his soul is at rest now. I love him and don’t know him. Bless him and his family.

  30. 34

    Elizabeth McKee

    My heartbreak … praying for this family!

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    Elizabeth McKee

    My heartbreak … praying for this family!

  32. 36

    Matt Coleman

    I pray for the morals of this country. mental illness is running rampant in our society

  33. 37

    Matt Coleman

    I pray for the morals of this country. mental illness is running rampant in our society

  34. 38

    Kem Sims

    Prayers for his family and loved ones.

  35. 39

    Kem Sims

    Prayers for his family and loved ones.

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    Sherina Evins

    Beautifully written tribute, RIP.

  37. 41

    Sherina Evins

    Beautifully written tribute, RIP.

  38. 42

    Lisa Sammons Pine

    Bless this family. Kindness anywhere (middle school etc) starts with you.

  39. 43

    Lisa Sammons Pine

    Bless this family. Kindness anywhere (middle school etc) starts with you.

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    Shannon Grissom Harvison

    Praying for this family so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul!!

  41. 45

    Shannon Grissom Harvison

    Praying for this family so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul!!

  42. 46

    Traci Biggs

    prayers for the family

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    Traci Biggs

    prayers for the family

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    Crystal Trowbridge Burford

    Beautifully written. Prayers and strength for the family in the days ahead

  45. 49

    Crystal Trowbridge Burford

    Beautifully written. Prayers and strength for the family in the days ahead

  46. 50

    Kaye Elle Louis

    My deepest condolences to this grieving family. Special prayers of comfort to all that loved him. As a parent, my heart ached reading this. It is my prayer his mom finds peace knowing her baby is at rest.

  47. 51

    Kaye Elle Louis

    My deepest condolences to this grieving family. Special prayers of comfort to all that loved him. As a parent, my heart ached reading this. It is my prayer his mom finds peace knowing her baby is at rest.

  48. 52

    Lidia Romero Sanchez

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  49. 53

    Lidia Romero Sanchez

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  50. 54

    Emily Serafin Hatchett

    Prayers for this family. No parent should have to bury their child. My heart aches. Such a beautiful tribute.

  51. 55

    Danielle Hernandez Harmon

    My heart breaks for this family. Praying for his family and friends.

  52. 56

    Andrea Mangino Kring

    Let his life be a challenge to us all to never take for granted another soul in pain. This type of loss can be prevented with acceptance and love. God, give peace and grace to this family.

  53. 57

    Crystal Franklin

    My heart is breaking! That’s just terrible!

  54. 58

    Laura Mullins

    Prayers for comfort.

  55. 59

    Lindsey Maddox Bowman

    So senseless. We need to talk to our children about how above all, kindness. Donation made.

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    Susan Henry Barber

    Reading this tribute made me think of the words from a song “this world was never meant for you as beautiful as you”. Rest In Peace Jay Jane Marie.

  57. 61

    Cynthia Ray

    We send our condolences and prayers for peace for his family.

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    Veronica Marbury

    Sending prayers up for the family Jesus comfort them..

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    Wendy Dunn Treglown

    Prayers for the family. So very sorry for your loss.

  60. 66

    Carolyn Cox

    My heart hurts for this family. God bless them! My prayers are being sent for them!

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    Dianne Vick

    SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!!

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    Katrina Hays

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  63. 69

    Ermerlier Kertrert

    Regardless of your stance on LGBT+ issues, the loss of a young life is still a tragedy. Your comment is in poor taste. Show some respect.

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    Kalai Kennedy-Lynam

    It’s so sad that parents don’t teach their children to not be so superficial, cruel and think they are better than the child next to them-especially over things as dumb as clothing or hairstyles. Every snotty little brat bully should be caught, expelled and sent to Anti-Bullying/a dose of humility camps. There’s way too much allowance for kids to pick on those who aren’t in their little groups or who don’t dress like sheep following the herd.

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    Kathy Hedden

    Many prayers going up to the family, friends and anyone touched by this sweet soul.

  66. 72

    Andrea Tillery- Franzer

    Beautiful tribute. Prayers being sent.

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    Angel Taylor Hays

    This is a grieving family that just lost a 14 year old due to suicide and thats what you comment on? This isn’t the appropriate place to discuss your opinion.

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    Jake Vetters

    You are without doubt the ill one here Mr.Coleman.

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    Toni Harrison Atkins

    These are the kind of people that raise the bullies, under the guise of moral superiority.

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    Kathryn Smith

    Love and peace for this family.

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    Michelle Lee Kennedy Barton

    Praying for the family and friends.

  72. 82

    Nicole Carlisle

    Your morals say it’s ok to leave a rude and hateful comment on the family tribute for a teenager who has just died? You should seek help for the mental illness that made you think that’s ok!

  73. 83

    Richard Norton

    I have such respect for this family’s willingness to be open. May they receive peace and comfort. May this cause people to THINK before they speak.

  74. 84

    Ann Brown

    So sad praying for the Griffin family.

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    Linda Hickey

    Praying for this family

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    Melanie Lucas Nolan

    Prayers for the family .

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    Rebecca Goodson

    Praying for comfort and peace for this family.

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    Lisa Clifton Temple

    Prayers and peace for this family

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    Lynn Stadler

    Prayers for Her family

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    Ami Goodnough

    Grace and peace to all who are missing Jay….and to those whose lives he touched

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    Matt Coleman

    Calm down folks ! This is my opinion I’m not attacking anyone on here including the family .if y’all don’t like what I post don’t read it ,or simple move on .god bless you all

  82. 93

    Matt Coleman

    I see there is five of y’all that thought it was good morals to attack me for an opposing opinion ! That’s the way to teach our kids to live great job

  83. 94

    Tonya Hardin Yarchak

    I understand you have your opinion but please educate yourself before forming said opinion. Morals and mental illness have absolutely nothing to do with one another.

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    Tammy Barnes Howell

    Praying for comfort , peace and the Holy Spirits presence with this family.

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    Sondra Martin

    Prayers for the family. May the life of your child inspire others to be kinder and to seek to understand, not judge.

  86. 98

    Sherry Chamblee

    Sending my condolences and love to the family.

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    Dawn Staub

    What a wonderful tribute!! Thoughts and prayers to his family & friends!

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    Mandy Page

    He sounded like a very intelligent child. My heart hurts for this family. I couldn’t imagine the pain they are going through. People shouldn’t judge others and accept all. My children are raised to be kind to all and to never go along or not speak up if they witness bullying. It is never ok. God made us all different for a reason. Praying for peace and comfort for the family and friends.

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    Judy Marie Cutcliffe

    My prayers for her family and friends

  90. 102

    Allyson Anderson

    Beautiful tribute. Prayers for his friend.

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    Kay Goodman Keith

    Praying for my sweet cousin over this terrible loss and her children and grandchildren!

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    Karmen Morton Mitchell

    So very sad. Middle school is such a horrible time of life, especially for those that are different in any way. Beautifully written obit. My heart goes out to this family. This child us same age as my own son. I can’t imagine. Prayers.

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    Bettye Manning

    Praying for Jane and her family.

  95. 108

    Chris Berry

    No disrespect but it’s he

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    Bridget Willis Tate

    Tragic. A terrible loss. May the family find some peace.

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    Kathy Sills

    Praying for comfort

  98. 113

    Nikaa Jordan

    You mean Jay and his family,
    I’m sure.

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    Janice Hearn Grady

    I can’t stop thinking about this family. I hurt for them and Jay.

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    Zac Abramson

    I’m praying for his family and for those who do harm to people like Jay.

  102. 117

    Chris Berry

    Nikaa Jordan yes I was meaning to correct the pronoun that Bettye used 🙂

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    David Humphries

    RIP brother. To the family, I’m extremely saddened by your loss. I know losing a child is a harrowing experience. I donated some “flowers” to the acceptance center, but if I can help in absolutely any other way please let me know. Parent to parent and Marine to Marine.

    You guys are in my thoughts.

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    Nikaa Jordan

    Chris Berry I intended to reply to Bettye, not you. 😊

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    Barbara Lawson

    I can’t even imagine what this family is and has gone through but my heart bleeds for them. May God comfort you as only He can do.

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