Jake was an amazing son!!! He would always be there to put a smile on my face. I know that he loved me unconditionally. He loved playing pranks on everyone. And we loved him so much He would do whatever he could for his family and friends. He will always be in my heart. I cry every morning, afternoon and evening. But I know he is with me all the time. Love you Jake!!!! Mom
Well it has been 286 days since I saw you last. It has been the hardest thing I have ever done. You were such a fun, loving and kind son!!! You were always there when I needed you. You would always like to make me laugh. I miss that smile of yours. You’re always in my heart. Love you more and more !! Love Mom
I do not even know where to start. Jake has been like one of my own family for the last 10 years. I never thought that I would be writing a message on this memorial. Jake made my daughter laugh, cry, scream but mostly importantly he gave her a reason to live. He was her life. If you have ever been around Erin you will hear Jakes name at least every other word. There is no one that can ever say that she did not have the greatest love for him and he loved her too. I remember when he got her engagement ring and sent me a picture of it. He was so proud and excited. He was always the one that made us laugh!! His rapping ability and all of his useless knowledge he had that no one else would ever come up with in trivia but the volleyball games in the pool were the best, he knew that I was the weakest link and he would pick on me because he knew i would probably not be able to hit it back but then i would tell him he hit the ball too hard or made up some kind of excuse. I have so many “what if” answers that I will never get an answer to but I do hope you know how much you were loved. I love you and miss you more than you will ever know. I will continue to take care of Erin and try to help her through this crazy thing called life but no one will ever be able to do that as good as you!! Until we meet again…God’s speed!! Love, Michelle Dodd
YOUR LOVE WILL BE I MY HEART TO STAY LOVE YOU SO MUCH FROM YOUR GRAND mom
What can I say?? Jake was an amazing son. I love him so much. There hasn’t he a day go by that you were not in my thoughts. I cry when I wake up and sneak off at work and cry then I cry at bedtime. But then there are moments that I look up to the sky and say Hi I love you!!! I know you’re watching over all of us. Jake was so loving and kind. He would do whatever he could for me. Jake was a fun loving person. He could always find a way to make others laugh and smile. We all miss that. We are trying our best to keep his memories going. That is what he would want. I want to say I Love You and will always miss you. 26 years wasn’t enough time. But I will see you again.
Jake you were such a great cousin you always knew what to say no matter the situation. I looked up to you even though I was older lol . You’ll always be missed i still cant beleive you are gone we had alot of memories together but not near enough. I love you and miss you so much man…