ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Forrest Christopher Wade Cottingham 34 years old , born on December 29, 1973 and passed away on October 9, 2008. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Jenny Downs on December 29, 2019
Happy Birthday in Heaven
Posted by Jenny Downs on October 11, 2019
Will always remember your smile dear cousin. GOD be with this family always!
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on October 9, 2019
Sweetheart, you are loved and missed every second of every day! I have no words that can say how I wish you were here. You were changing into a wonderful son. When your estranged wife Tina left you alone when you needed someone that was the best thing that could have happened. I’m sorry that your life here wasn’t better. I love and miss you ever second of everyday. Be at peace my son. Momma loves you so much! 
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on September 10, 2018
Sitting here not able to sleep, you are crossing my mind, but that's nothing new! I miss knowing the person you were becoming. I wish I could have saved you, but that wasn't meant to be. I love and miss you more than there are words. Goodnight my son...
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on October 9, 2017
I just can’t begin to say how much I love you my son. I miss you every second of everyday. Love you more than you ever knew. 
Posted by Gloria Entrican on October 9, 2017
Thinking of you today Vickie. I know how you feel today..Its been a year since my Chris past. Its so hard to keep it all straight for everyone but.
We have to keep going even tho sometimes I just want scream at the world and hide in a hole. Love ya girl
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on December 29, 2016
Happy Birthday my son, my son! Wish you were here so we could celebrate and enjoy it the way we should, the way we are suppose to be. Daddy and I think about you so much and love you then, now and for always!
Posted by Gloria Entrican on December 29, 2016
Happy Birthday
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on October 9, 2016
The days will always be brighter because he existed.
The nights will always be darker because he's gone. And no matter what
anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth
is: there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops
beating and the last breath is taken.
Today 7 yrs. ago...our son left this earth. We love and miss him so much. Chris Cottingham 12/29/73-10/09/08

Dad and I love and miss you so much!
Posted by Renee Hall on December 30, 2015
You were the light of your parents' eyes!
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on December 29, 2015
Happy Birthday my son...my son! A day does not go by that you are not there on my mind or in my heart. I love and miss you so much.
Posted by Suzie Hewitt on December 29, 2015
Happy Birthday Chris! May you rest in peace and be happy forever after!
Posted by Jenny Downs on December 29, 2015
Happy Birthday in Heaven Chris!!! Lighting a candle in your memory....
Posted by Kathi Gill on December 29, 2015
The first time I met you, Chris, I was surprised at what a gentleman you were. Big guy, tattoos, you looked like a bad ass. Boy was I wrong! Happy birthday in heaven.
Posted by Victoria Cianfaglione on December 29, 2015
I met Chris at a friends house for the first time as an adult. I had known him when he was a child, but now he was a man, very good looking and a great personality. Im saddened that as adults we didnt really no each other. God Bless Chris and his family, his spirit is always near.
Posted by Donna Winklepleck on December 29, 2015
Happy Birthday Christopher!! Sending hugs to you in heaven.
Posted by Debbie Jodry on December 29, 2015
Happy heavenly birthday! A loss of a child leaves a void like no other, but I know the joy you brought to your parents while you were here. May there be a huge heavenly celebration today and everyday.
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on December 29, 2014
Happy Birthday my son.my son! Missing and loving you everyday.
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on December 29, 2013
Dad and I have missed you so much. Still don't know why this had to happen. I am very selfish, because I would rather have you here with me instead of you being gone. I don't think I will rather except what has happened. If you are with G-Pa tell him how much he is loved and missed. Happy Birthday to my wonderful son! We will love and miss you till the day we die!
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on December 29, 2012
Today you would have been 39 yrs. old. Not a second of every day that passes you are not missed or loved. Wishing you were here. Love you then, now and forever! Your Momma
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on December 29, 2011
Today would have been your 38th birthday and Dad and I are missing you so much! There is not a day goes by that we don't think of you. We love you more than you will ever know. Happy Birthday my son...my son! Loving you then, now and for always. Dad and Momma
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on October 10, 2011
My son...my son..yesterday was so very hard on Travis and I. We miss you so very much. There is not a day that goes by that we don't think of you. It has been 3 long yrs. since you left us. I want you back, not this terrible day of remembering how you left. YOU ARE LOVED!
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on July 16, 2011
My son Christopher's memory will live on forever! He is loved and missed every second of every day.
Posted by Lynn Brann on July 16, 2011
A loss of a child never heals. They are our hearts, our souls, our life. Christopher will live in you forever.

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Posted by Jenny Downs on December 29, 2019
Happy Birthday in Heaven
Posted by Jenny Downs on October 11, 2019
Will always remember your smile dear cousin. GOD be with this family always!
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on October 9, 2019
Sweetheart, you are loved and missed every second of every day! I have no words that can say how I wish you were here. You were changing into a wonderful son. When your estranged wife Tina left you alone when you needed someone that was the best thing that could have happened. I’m sorry that your life here wasn’t better. I love and miss you ever second of everyday. Be at peace my son. Momma loves you so much! 
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A Fishing day with Dad and Chris

Shared by Vickie Mitchell on December 29, 2011

A few weeks before Chris died, dad and him went fishing at the rock quarry.  Chris was so happy that he was bouncing around the house like a little boy.  He always loved his fishing and camping trips with dad.  He hadn't been for quite awhile.  I stayed home and let them have some private time together.  When they got back I went to the back door and Chris got out of the truck and said.."Hi, Momma!" in a very loud and deep voice.  Then he asked.."Did you miss me?"  Without giving me time to answer...he said, "I bet ya did!"  I know he was an adult, but in my heart and in my mind I seen him once again as I did so many years ago when he was just a child so excited about what another day was going to bring.  Him and dad came in and he couldn't wait to sit me down and start telling me all about their fishing trip.  Chris would never greet me without putting his arms around me and kissing me on the cheek and telling me how much he loved me.  I know that his fishing trips are over in this life, but hope that wherever he is now that he is fishing with his g-pa Bud,(my daddy) talking about everything that made them happy in life.  Maybe they will bring up my name every now and again and remember me as I remember them.  I love you my son and Happy Birthday today.  Love your momma