- 24 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 3, 1990
- Place of birth:
Riverside, California, United States
- Date of passing: May 28, 2014
- Place of passing:
Arkansas, United States
|Let the memory of Jacob be with us forever|
"Jacob loved this poem when he dreamed of being a fighter pilot
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.""
"Poem for our Jake. On the streets of gold with our almighty Father Jesus Christ.
It’s been two years since you transcended into the clouds
Since then the family and friends have carried on your songs and facebook to keep you around
You are missed so badly, every minute, every seconded, and every day
The event has left us all broken with often very little to say
I wonder what you’re doing and wonder where you will be
I understand that Heaven is so beautiful and you have allot of friends and family to see
I walk into your room and sit and talk to you at your grave everyday
Waiting for a response and hoping you’ve got something to say
We miss conversations with Batman, Johnny Bravo, Christopher Walken and Nick Cage
You made us laugh and smile and your shredded guitar licks (harmonics) were the rage
I stand upstairs with your equipment now silent and cold
Wondering when we will see you again so we can hold you and not let go
"Came to visit with Grandmother Chapman. She sends you her love."
"Happy Birthday to my beloved Jacob. You are now 26 years old and I miss you with all my heart. We all miss you! Dad and I put fresh flowers and balloons on your grave Sunday. I love you and I'm looking forward to seeing you again when The Lord calls me home. Mom"
"Happy birthday Jake... I wish you were here to celebrate like we did a few years ago...you are truly missed...RIP"
"I am thinking about it being your birthday today. Elizabeth were talking last night; you were the best thing that ever happened to Chantel; we miss you very much, but I know you and Jesus can celebrate today."
"The very last time I saw my son was one year ago today. He was wearing his favorite shirt; his favorite T-Shirt; his favorite necklace and he was holding a guitar pick in his hand - and he still is. His hair was perfect - and it still is. I kissed him and touched his hair, and told him I loved him. It was the day he was laid to rest. I was at the Chapel saying good bye. But I knew it wasn't really good bye. One day he will rise up from where he lays - alive and joyous and he will be perfect, as he will be changed in an instant! When that time comes, I will see him again. If I've already been laid to rest, I will rise up with him and meet Jesus in the sky and we will all be together forever. I miss my Jacob and I long for him every day; every hour. I love you, my Jakey Boy."
"It’s been a year
It’s been a year since you played your guitar.
It’s been a year since you drove your gray car.
It’s been a year since I last saw you.
It’s been a year since I last tried to call you.
It’s been a year since you logged in as jakethesnake0190.
It’s been a year since you were a call of duty hero.
It’s been a year since you left the house
It’s been a year since you bought your snake “Houdini” a mouse
It’s been a year since you called and said “Hey it’s me”
It’s been a year since God said you have to leave.
It’s been a year Son, filled with heartache, loss and sorrow
But I smile now look up at Heaven and know I will see you one day, maybe tomorrow.
"It's been almost a year! Last year at this time I was hanging out with you, eating spaghetti at my apartment with you, going by your new apartment. I can't stand that you're gone. I long for the day when I can see you and touch you again. I think of you every hour, I miss you every hour. I wonder almost constantly what you are doing and what it's like where you are right this second. I love you."
"You are always with me my son, in my heart, in my mind, in my soul. I close my eyes and let my mind go and I can see you moving, laughing, walking - I see your eyes, your hair, your hands. I hear your voice as clear as if you were right here with me. I hear your laugh too. I close my eyes many times throughout each day and allow my mind to see you and feel your presence. You are always and forever a part of me and you will never leave me and I will never let go ever again. I pray to Jesus every day to talk to you for me; to tell you things I'm feeling from my heart to yours. I ask Jesus to talk to you about me and share me with you. I'm so lonely here without you, but God is perfect, as is His Will and good things have happened because you have went home to be with your Savior. I look back at the signs God gave me so I would know without a doubt that you are with The Lord; the last time I saw you and what you said to me, the flower that bloomed (God knows what I mean). My love for you is alive Jacob and since you are alive, you still love me too. I can't wait to be with you again my sweet Jakey Boy."
"Well buddy, I am Baptized now so we can spend eternity together, I hope you were looking down on me and I hope I made you proud. Know I love you and miss you but I am so full of joy that we will be together with Jesus.
Love and miss you
It had been 96 seasons when it all came to an end
It was a spring afternoon on a long stretch of road in
Arkansas when the trouble began.
The trip was fun and adventurous and everything
seamed to be ok.
Then you looked up to see a sea of brake lights
and Oh God is all you could say.
God heard your call from Heaven reached down
and said. My beloved Jake I have you and in paradise
you will forever stay.
Love You Dad"
"Last night was especially hard without you here my son. I still am in shock I think that you are not here with me any more. I know where you are but we are separated by what seems to be so great a distance - a distance only time can minimize. The longer I live, the closer I am to being in the place where you are with our Father. I wonder what you're doing there while you're waiting. I wonder who you talk to other than God; who you have met. You have family there. I miss you so much and have so many things I want to talk with you about. I tell God to tell you things for me. I know you feel such peace that it is beyond my comprehension. You are alive with our Lord, the one who gave His life so that you could be where you are right now. And one of these days you will no longer be where I now visit you, but you will be back in your body, with those beautiful big brown eyes and that great laugh and I will see you again just as I did the week before you left. You are always alive to me within my heart, and I know where you are now.
I love you and miss you. Mom"
"When you were a little boy, you would pick flowers from the garden and bring them to me.
Now I bring them to you.
I miss you my son.
There is another shiny star in Heaven for the entire world to see.
The light that transferred from earth the day God said you had to leave
The light contains your essence, your laughter and your soul and burns
So bright like a laser at a rock show.
I know you’re up there jamin with the greats you had always admired
Dime bag, Rio, Stevie Ray, Montrose and probably an Angel choir.
I really wish I could see it, I bet it’s one gnarly show
But I still would rather have you here jamin with me saying Dad is that all you know
"To my fallen brother Jake. I wish you were still here. You were my bandmate, friend, brother. I wish I could tell you how much I appreciated your support and guidance throught the years. You were the most caring person I knew. You picked me up when I was down. Forever and always be sad by your loss. Until we meet on the other side. RIP."
"Jake... Birthday wishes seem so misplaced now. But I want you to know that you will be forever loved and missed. Your life on earth ended too soon. You left behind a huge circle of love and friendships that will never die. Your heart was as big as the ocean and you had a fire inside you that sparked joy and happiness within the hearts of everyone you knew. Your gift to us will live on. Thinking of you on this your 25th Birthday. Rest in Peace with God in Heaven."
I remember sharing Thanksgiving day with you a few years ago when you lived briefly in Texas-- I had not seen you since you were a ”little” boy at my Kansas farm home, way back when…
Your Grandma Mayola made a beautiful roast beef dinner and that day. And it was wonderful to share family with you.
I remember that day you reminded me of a young colt with long stretched legs. You had grown so tall and strong since the last I saw you and I remember your great love of music.
"Jake, I will never forget the day you were born and the pure elation of your mom and dad. What I know is you are so loved by so many. Your parents are forever torn between the past and the present until you are all together again in the hands of God."
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY LITTLE JAKEY BOY!!"
"25 years ago today, I was at the hospital in Riverside, California, waiting on the arrival of my first child. Jacob was born at 9:42pm and was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Today is my son's 25th birthday. Why he was taken from me I will not know until the time comes for us to be together again. But, Jake is spending his birthday with Jesus now, and he will be with Him forever more. Lord, please give Jake a great big hug for me and tell him I love and miss him with all my heart. Tell him I think of him constantly, my love for him will never die and I'm waiting for the day when we will be together again. I love you Jacob, Mom"
"Jake, I did not get to meet you in this life. But, I know we will one day. I have come to learn about you through the love of your Mom. You were a special boy, forever loved."
It’s been six months since your passing and everyone
has went on with their lives, but mine is frozen
and that’s truly the day when my music died.
I venture in your room which is now silent and cold
Searching for laughter and colorful language
that once echoed so bold
I know your all around me
I can feel your presence and see your signs
I just wish I could hold you
And hear your music
one last time
"We, the fuse family, are here together seeing jakes headstone for the first time. We all agree that it couldn't have been made any better. We love you guys & are thankful you gave everyone a place for us to pay respect for the "rock god" jake. He is always in our thoughts and expanding hearts."
"I just posted an audio file Jake did for his girlfriend silver rose. Jake is playing acoustic guitar on it.
"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Jacob. From reading about him I know he will be missed and was loved by many. No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26). I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28, 29 and hope you will too. Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends. Revelation 21:4 states: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I did not know Jacob, but I read his obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care. If you would like to learn more about the Bibles promises and the hope it brings, please feel free to contact me."
"So sad that the good ones die so young. He was a live spirit and made everyone laugh. Jake u will be missed but we'll all see u again."
"I did not know Jake real well, he came over and visited at my house last Dec.; he was so good to Chantel; she could not have asked for a better person; I prayed for them every day they were traveling; I just could not understand what happened; but I heard the Lord say I have Jake in the palm of my hands which brings me comfort; I pray for Anita and Dale and Jakes brother; someday we will see Jake."
"If I could be with you
If I could be with you we could walk hand in hand, through the streets of glory in the promise land.
For I have long to hold you since that very tragic day and see your smile that I have missed since you've gone away.
Surrounded by family and friends who have long slipped away a renewed family in Gods special way.
But for now Jake, I wait until my time will come and we will be together again because I love you Son
Thank you for the memories, and for being a loyal, caring, and understanding friend. There were a lot of tough times in my life, and I thank you for all the times you were there, for all of your understanding in my tough times, and for all the times you never judged me for anything I would tell you. I still feel the hurt of knowing its good bye for now, but there is no void in my heart because I know that you have gone to a better place and that you will always be in my heart. I miss you, and I'm still trying to work my way up there so I can pay my respects properly. But again, it's only good bye for now."
"What a wonderful young man that I enjoyed spending time with in Texas, he loved his family and loved music...I am honored to have known him, his memory has a very special place in my heart. Rest in peace Jake...."
"Anita, he looks exactly like you! Focus on your wonderful memories, and know that when you speak to him, he hears you. You will hold him again in Heaven. May God's eternal love and light shine upon you now more than ever. God Bless you!"
"This is still SO hard to believe and accept. I was lucky enough to meet Jake in Florida and share many dinners with him... have him to my home for cold water lobsters, sit next to him at his CRAB FEST at Conchy Joe's in Jensen Beach, and be at one of his Jams with his Great Dad and Uncle Tommy! Jake had the most beautiful soul, demeanor, presence. RIP sweet Jakey. May God Bless and keep you.. and God Bless your family and friends and grant them the strength to carry on and ease their pain. Thank you, Anita for this beautiful memorial."
"It still doesn't seem real that Jake is gone. I watch my son Jesse stand at his grave & stare in disbelief & I know that he too finds it difficult to wrap his heart & mind around it. :-("
Words can not begin to describe my sorrow and pain. I love you son. Not only you were my son, but Brian and you are my best friends. I will forever remember our trip to Florida, and the many concerts we shared.
Forever you will be missed and the world is a little dimmer without you.
"Jake, You will always be in our prayers and thoughts . Every time I hear a guitar playing or just the site of one will make me think of you and your dreams. That and vanilla icing. R I P ."
"I've written something for my Jacob which I've added on the 'His Life' tab. I miss Jacob so much. We all do.
Jakey is forever in my heart and I will love him always, even until the end of time. I will see him in Heaven. Jacob's Mom, Anita"
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