This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Devin William Jones-Emery who was born in Idaho Falls on June 28, 1989 and passed away on December 19, 2005 at the age of 16. We will remember him forever....
A child who loses a parent is an Orphan, A man who loses his wife is a Widower, A woman who loses her husband is a Widow, There is no name for a parent that loses a child for there is no word to describe the pain.
God could have stopped you as you picked up the gun, by gently whispering, "It's not your time son". Just willing you to put the gun away and face the challenge of another day. But He knew that your spirit was sadly broken although the words had never been spoken. He also knew that you were seeking his face and the promise of life in a better place. So as a tear rolled from his eye, He whispered, "I'll just be standing by I will not encourage nor interfere, just feel my presence standing near. For with all the miracles I can do, I must leave this choice up to you. If you feel that you just cannot go on, I'll welcome you to your Heavenly home. Though I would prefer that you could stay to follow my life's plan for another day. But I cannot promise all joy and wealth, or great happiness or robust health. If you do not have the strength to carry on, maybe it is time to come to Heaven's home". The boy breathed a heavy sigh and said, "I can no longer try" As the trigger was pulled he heard a soft voice "It's not my will son--but I accept your choice"
Memories will bring you love from the past courage in the present hope for the future
MY CHILD DID EXIST I've lost a child, I hear myself say, And the person I'm talking to just turns away. Now why did I tell them, I don't understand. It wasn't for sympathy or to get a helping hand. I just want them to know I've lost something dear.
I want them to know that my child was here. My child left something behind, which no one can see. My child made just one person into a family. So, if I've upset you, I'm sorry as can be. You'll have to forgive me, I could not resist. I just want you to know that my child did exist.
Forever in Our Hearts
We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday, and days before that, too. We think of you in silence, we speak your name with pride, and we relive our memories of living side by side. Your memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping we have you in our hearts.
To all our family and friends,
The mention of our child's name may bring tears to our eyes. But it never fails to bring music to our ears. If you are really our friend, please don't keep us from hearing the beautiful music. It smoothes our broken heart and fills our souls with love.
Up until December 19, 2005, suicide was a stranger to our family. Suicide was something that happened to a friend of a friend or it was something we had seen on TV, but now suicide is a part of all of us who knew Devin William Jones-Emery.
Although it was he who made the decision to take his own life, we are the ones who are left behind to try and pull together and survive it. We are all here for each other as a circle of friends and family and this web-site is to share our memories and support each other in our sorrow of losing a son, friend, grandson, brother, cousin, and nephew.
A life is lost to suicide every 18 minutes in America. 90% of all people who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death. We believe scientific research, better treatments and effective education of professionals and the public will best prevent this tragic loss of life. Please contact the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for information online at www.AFSP.org.
To my brother / James Johnson (Brother)
10 years have passed, I have grown, became a father, a husband, made friends, worked my way up in life, and wish you were here to watch me grow, I wish you were here to share laughs with, even tears. I still to this day don't know why you cho...
RIP❤ / Tressa Belton (Cousin)
My condolences, I remember this day like it was yesterday, Still breaks my heart💔 you were the sweetest and I know your in a better place watching your family achieve So many things in life. Rest in peace beautiful Angel😇
Gone but forever missed❤...
Touched My Heart / Jensen Katrina
Although I have never met you... I feel so touched by you.
You have helped me in how I approach things with my kiddo. As he struggles through this world that is lacking so much understanding and compassion.
In my thoughts always, Katrin...
Missing you / BROTHER (BROTHER)
Im passed 16 now 17, Junior year.... Its Stressful. I miss you. But Im making it through. One day we will meet again. Mom is stressed like crazy and so is everyone else. We got a lot on our plates right now. It feels as if this world is crashing down...
<3 / Chey Franks (Brothers girlfriend )
I know you don't know me, but you mean a lot to James and I wish I could of met you. You would have been the best brother in law ever. You meant a lot in life and now all we can do is keep the memories we have. We love you.