- 18 years old
- Date of birth: May 30, 1995
- Place of birth:
Bell County, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 15, 2013
- Place of passing:
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
|Let the memory of Nickolas be with us forever|
"Mr. Nelson, you have been gone for far too long, it's time to come home now, I miss you. There are times when it doesn't feel comprehensible, as if it were just yesterday that I talked to you on the phone but here we are, two years since that day. I often think who would you be today? A soldier, motorcycle mechanic? Married? kids? So many milestones left unturned. While it's very easy to get swallowed up in the sorrow of your passing, I am frequently blessed with happy memories. I can't help but want to shout out "cricket cricket cricket" when sitting around the dinner table lol. Or when one of your favorite songs come on and I mimic your moves lol....just a couple examples lol. I love you bubba, please continue to give me signs, watch after your dad, help keep both of his wheels down and keep on riding by his side. <3"
"Nick, it's hard to believe it's been 2 years since you were taken from us. Your passing has left a big whole in everybody's life, especially your mom, dad, and brothers. We all know that if there was a way that you could have stayed, you would have, because you loved life. We will never understand why it was your time to go, you were so young, but you left us all with so many memories in the short time you were with us. One branch of our "family bush" has stopped growing but it will never die, our love for you will always keep that branch alive. We all think of you and miss you dearly. A couple of things I remember about you, were when you and Zack came to stay with us when your mom was in the hospital, you were only 3 and hardly remember us - when I tucked you guys in that first night and kissed you goodnight you asked me if I was going to be your mom, I said no that I was your aunt, and that your mom was just not feeling good and the doctors were making her all better and that mom and dad would back in a couple of days to get them. He gave me that big smile of his, and asked "could I have another hug and kiss, your hugs and kisses are good but not as good as my mom's" I tickled him and Zack and we laughed and laughed. I told them that "mommy hugs and kisses" are the best and because I wasn't their mom, my good hugs and kisses were for my boys, but I could still share some with them until mom got here, and that i had to give them each 2. So every night he would ask for his 2 "bad kisses". I also remembered when he was older my husband jokingly told him he was adopted. He was so sure it was true because he didn't look like his brothers. We told him his brothers looked like their dad and that he looked like his mom. It took half the night to convince him that Bill was only joking and that he wasn't adopted. The last thing I'm going to write is - only Nick would show up COD. Love and miss you, Aunt Betty. Nick could you give my mom and dad a hug and kiss from me? Thanks"
"We all miss you buddy! It's still very hard to believe sometimes. I watch your YouTube videos often. A little secret I'll share with you today. I'll always remember our kick ball game and your frustration with having me on your team. It's a silly memory but one of my favorites. Take care of your mom, dad and brothers...watch over them, sing to them by using the softest wind, keep showing them you're here in spirit. I know you will.
Love always, your cousin Mandee."
"Nick, I can't believe it's been two years since your passing. You don't know know how much you are missed, your smile, laughter, quirkyness, the sound of your voice even. We all went on vacation this past summer and although you were there in spirit, it just wasn't the same. Nick, you are missed so much. I'm so glad I had the chance to be with you from age 2, watching you grow into a fine young man. We love ya!"
"As I sit tonight and think of all the memories we shared, the good and the bad, I begin to type and I'm at a loss for words. This is still so surreal to me. I still remember every detail of the phone call I received that night telling me you had been killed. Somedays are okay and then somedays you are on my mind and heart heavily. Every day I wonder why God had to take you but I tell myself everything happens for a reason! I know you are still here with us, watching over us everyday. It's the little things that get me. I was driving down the road the other day and you were on my mind bad when all of a sudden I looked up and there was a pretty rainbow! Even though we lived hours and hours away when we got older we always stayed close and always visited! In Missouri I remember all the games we played including our little hiding game in the basement! We always had so much fun! Staying up and playing rummy ALL night long! Those were the days! What I would do to go back! You playing your guitar and singing, me trying to beat you at basketball, oh and let's not forget all the boob comments when we were swimming! You had probably the craziest hair but you didn't care, you loved it! You had the best personality even though you put yourself down more than you should. You could make anyone laugh. It was always a joy to be around you! You, zach, and I were always so close and I'll never forget all the memories we share. I hope you're living it up in heaven! Even though we miss you dearly you're in a better place! I love you so much Nickolas James! Can't wait to see you again one day!"
"Nick was my cousin, but our interaction was low due to living in different states. When we were near each other he was great with my kids. He was also the reason that I restarted my Internet Radio Show and Podcast. Everything I have read about him lately really makes me proud to say he is a part of our family. He will be dearly missed by many."
"i will miss him deeply and wish the nelsons the best in the time of need i love u all and good luck with things"
"nick is my nephew he was a great man always be in my heart forever i miss your smilling face i will never forget you i love the time when we all went to camping an then we came to see the family an then we went an had a bomb fire an you played your music it was so awsome to hear you play i will always love you nick had a heart of gold ani will miss you nick love always aunt mary forever"
"Nick, you were an amazing young man with a huge heart! You always worried about others problems and wanted to help. You were the "goofball" of the family, always making people laugh. We will never forget your big smile, your big heart, and your love of music. Your memories will live in our hearts forever!"
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