ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jay Gemberling, 29 years old, born on October 14, 1985, and passed away on December 29, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sylvia Presswood on October 15, 2021
Jay…..I wish you had been here to celebrate Kylie’s wedding with us! You would have made the party so much fun! I miss you so much…..that will never change! I hope you had a wonderful birthday……but I bet every day is wonderful where you are. Love you, Jaybird. ❤️
Posted by Mary Gemberling on October 14, 2021
Happy 36th birthday Jay. It doesn’t get easier to live without you. Just no other choice. We love you & miss you like crazy. Can’t wait until we’re all together again❤️
Posted by Cheryl Underwood on December 29, 2020
Sweet Jay, I have come to love you through your Momma's sharing of her heart. What a handsome young man you are with your Momma's beautiful dimples. She's doing a wonderful job of raising your precious girl. I love the picture she has of you as heaven's brightest star. Stay cool up there singing & dancing with Jesus and His angels. Love, Cheryl
Posted by Sylvia Presswood on December 29, 2020
I wish you could be here to see how much your little girl has grown in the last 6 years. She's beautiful......and she's YOU to a tee! This just doesn't get any easier. You should be here. I love you forever and always, Jay-bird. ~ Aunt Syl
Posted by Mary Gemberling on December 29, 2020
I miss you as much as ever Jay. I still think about you every day. I just know that nothing I say will bring you back so I just sit in silence & cry❤️
Posted by Sylvia Presswood on December 29, 2019
If I could hug you one more time, I’d never let you go. ~ Aunt Syl
Posted by Lisa Van Cleave on December 29, 2019
I never knew you Jay, but I love your Mom with all of my heart. You are so loved and missed, I pray you dance often with Jesus, see ya later...
Posted by Mary Gemberling on December 29, 2019
It doesn’t get easier without you. We miss you everyday ❤️
Posted by Sylvia Presswood on January 5, 2019
Another year without you........another year that our family will never be whole again. I miss you so, sweet Jay-bird. ❤️ Love, Aunt Syl
Posted by Sylvia Presswood on December 29, 2017
Oh, Jay.........three years since I've been able to see you. It still seems impossible that you're really gone. It just isn't fair. I miss your smile, those dimples and your big ole bear hugs. You would be so proud of what a smart and sweet and beautiful little lady Shaela is growing up to be! I know you're watching over her, but I really wish you could be here. I love you so and will never stop missing you and thinking of you. ❤️ Aunt Syl
Posted by Mary Gemberling on December 29, 2017
We miss you every day, every second. ❤️
Posted by Sylvia Presswood on December 29, 2016
I can't believe it's been two years since we lost you. Miss you today and every day, my sweet Jay-bird.
Posted by Karen Cogburn on December 29, 2016
Sweet Jay I look up to the sky to remind me of that handsome face & beautiful smile. I know you are happy & healthy now. Even though I never met you in person you are in my heart because of your amazing parents. Love to Jim & Mary!
Posted by Mary Gemberling on October 17, 2016
Never a day passes that I don't shed a tear for you! We miss you so much. Just waiting to be together again so our family can be whole.
Love forever, Mom❤️
Posted by Sylvia Presswood on May 17, 2016
There are no words to describe how much I miss you, Jay-bird. It just doesn't seem real.....how can you really be gone? I would give everything I own just to have you back here with us......but that's not possible, is it? I miss your bear hugs, your dimples and those beautiful eyes that could light up a room. I hope you know how much you are loved and missed. Rest easy, sweet boy, until we're all together again. I love you......Aunt Syl
Posted by Cheryl Underwood on April 10, 2016
Such a handsome young man who will live in our hearts forever. I feel like I know you through your loving mother's posts. Rest in peace sweet boy.
Posted by Karen Cogburn on April 10, 2016
You are the light in Jim & Mary's life. Have read so many loving remembrances & posts from your Mom. I came to love you through the love I have for your dear Mom.

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Posted by Sylvia Presswood on October 15, 2021
Jay…..I wish you had been here to celebrate Kylie’s wedding with us! You would have made the party so much fun! I miss you so much…..that will never change! I hope you had a wonderful birthday……but I bet every day is wonderful where you are. Love you, Jaybird. ❤️
Posted by Mary Gemberling on October 14, 2021
Happy 36th birthday Jay. It doesn’t get easier to live without you. Just no other choice. We love you & miss you like crazy. Can’t wait until we’re all together again❤️
Posted by Cheryl Underwood on December 29, 2020
Sweet Jay, I have come to love you through your Momma's sharing of her heart. What a handsome young man you are with your Momma's beautiful dimples. She's doing a wonderful job of raising your precious girl. I love the picture she has of you as heaven's brightest star. Stay cool up there singing & dancing with Jesus and His angels. Love, Cheryl
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Laughing with Jay

Shared by Mary Gemberling on December 29, 2020
One evening for supper, we had chili. While Jim was in the kitchen fixing a big bowl, Jay & I were in my bedroom, scheming an ambush. We knew Jim was coming to the bedroom to watch TV & eat in peace. Little did he know that we lay in wait....As he came into the room holding his BIG bowl of chili, Jay & I jumped out yelling “BOO!”. He tossed that bowl to the ceiling & screamed!!   Chili.  Was.  Everywhere.
I think Jay was 7 or 8. And the reason I love this memory so much is because I can still hear the sound of Jay belly laughing so hard, in pure delight. There’s nothing a wonderful as hearing your child’s innocent laughter. I want to remember him that way. XOXO 

Typical Jay

Shared by Mary Gemberling on December 29, 2020
We had a bench on our front porch that Jay would go out at all hours & sit & smoke. One day after yard work, I decided to sit on that bench to rest. I threw my arm across the back & was immediately stung by 4 wasps who had built a fairly large nest back there. Jay sat there hundreds of times & was never stung. When I told Jay about it, he got big eyes & a funny look on his face & laughed.....”Glad it wasn’t me!” he said. We both cracked up laughing. I said “Yeah. Thank goodness!”. Now, Jay loved his mama but there’s a limit to everything. I’d do it all over again for a minute with you Jay❤️