Let the memory of Jonathan be with us forever
  • 16 years old
  • Born on September 17, 1996 .
  • Passed away on September 12, 2013 .

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me,

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Posted by Angela McCoy on 11th December 2018
JJ, on Friday, December 7, we went to Milwaukee to see the Golden State Warriors vs the Bucks (Go Warriors) and Kevin Durant, your favorite player. On the drive up there, all could think about was you and how I was taking you place. I know how much you would have enjoyed this, all in honor of you! I miss my sports geek! Love you, Mommy!
Posted by Angela McCoy on 22nd November 2018
JJ, as I was cooking today and on every thanksgiving I see your face. This was one of you favorite holidays where what and how much you ate mattered to no one. That empty space at the table is filled with your spirit, so you are always with us. I miss you so much. I'm grateful that you were mine. My baby boy, my soul! Love you sweetie, Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 11th November 2018
Loving and missing you still Jj. I always see someone who looks like you. Wish you were still here. Miss you very much, I think after college you would have came back home and take your room back, Dad has all his stuff in it now, lol, but memories of you as you left it is still there, just crowded, lol! We will see you again, looking forward to our reunion, love you Jj, Auntie Nene! Keep a watch over us, our angel, we need it, especially me.
Posted by Angela McCoy on 24th October 2018
Well JJ, this is your favorite part of the year...NBA basketball season! I miss watching you delve deep into this sport with knowledge and expertise... Would you have been a sports writer, commentator or sports geek? LOL! Maybe all three? This last trimester of the year is the hardest. So much happened... we were our most active, always busy. This is the time when I struggle the most because I miss my buddy! Can't stop thinking about you! Luv you, Mommy
Posted by Valerie Patrizi on 18th September 2018
I talk to my son about Jonathon and wish that they could of been buddies! Life has a weird way of shaking you, and I have been shakin! I can't stop thinking about him. I talk to him and wonder if he hears me. I ask him to talk to Justin! Jonathon is in my heart♥️ You All are In My Heart! God Bless You!
Posted by Alexis McCoy on 18th September 2018
Another year gone by and it doesn’t get any easier. But I keep reminding myself each day that goes by is a day closer we get to see you again. Happy birthday my little Johnnie Wonnie! We love and miss you so much. Please continue to watch over us. See you later
Posted by Angela McCoy on 17th September 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY LITTLE BIG MAN....You already know what's in my heart and that you are always on mind. Today we will celebrate you, as we do every year. We celebrate God's gift to us. We are all blessed that you are a part of our lives. Miss you, Mr. Stinky...... Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 17th September 2018
HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY JONATHAN, LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH, WOW, WHAT A CELEBRATION YOU ARE HAVING! WE CAN ONLY IMAGE, TO GOD BE THE GLORY, THANK YOU JESUS FOR JONATHAN’S LIVE, SO HAPPY TO BE ONE OF YOUR AUNTIES. Heaven Truly Has our Angel, Love you Forever Jj, Love Auntie Nene, I will be there in Spirit looking at my picture of you in the Cloud, Glory to the King! Thank you Jesus, that’s the God that we served, who did what He!
Posted by Angela McCoy on 13th September 2018
Each of you represent a part of me.... Alexis (my heart), Thomas (my soul) and you, my baby boy is my Spirit. My spirit took a major hit after your departure, but I know you are still with me (us). There is not a day that goes by that you are not thought of and missed. This month is the hardest because of all that it represents...the joy of your birth; sadness in your passing and peace with your ascension to heaven. What a blessing you were to all of us... LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU! Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 12th September 2018
Love and miss you still Jj, can’t believe another birthday is going to pass with you. I think of you all the time, see you in people and imaging how tall and handsome you would be. You were already that, but you would have been better with age. I hope we release your balloons on Sunday, the 16, have to work on your big day, but you will and always is forever in my heart. Love and miss you very much Jj. I think the Lord for your life, and thank you for being my nephew, miss you, J, Granny, GrandMa Tine and everybody else. Keep watching over Lex and Thomas and us too. Love Auntie Nene
Posted by Valerie Patrizi on 12th September 2018
JONATHON YOU WILL BE MISSED IN MY HEART AND SOUL! I NEVER HAD THE PLEASURE IN MEETING YOU. BUT YOU ARE AN AMAZING SOUL! GOD WANTED YOU FOR MANY REASONS! HE HAD NO CHOICE AND IM SURE MOM AND DAD REALIZE THAT BY NOW. NO MATTER HOW HARD IT HURTS!!! I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I THINK OF YOU ON THIS DAY AND EVERY DAY BECAUSE ITS MY SON JUSTIN'S BIRTHDAY!! THAT IS WHY I WANT TO SAY I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU EVEN THOUGH I NEVER MET YOU! TEARS!!! LOVE ALWAYS!!!!!!
Posted by Angela McCoy on 31st July 2018
Sitting here at the desk in the office that was once your room with a picture of you directly in front of me, just over the monitor. Every time I sit here I see your handsome face along with a picture of Granny next to it. I don't need pictures to remind of you...I know you are here with us. My heart is still a little heavy...missing and thinking about you. I have a job to finish...to tell the world about you and the Glory of the Lord. Love you continuously, Mommy
Posted by Angela McCoy on 18th June 2018
JJ, another Father's Day without you. I can see how if affects your dad. We don't do the things we used to do, it's complicated. Not a day goes by without thoughts of you. I'm working to let the world know about you and God's goodness. I miss you so much. This will be your season. Amen! Love you, Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 17th June 2018
Love and miss you Jj, still you are gone too soon, I thank Jesus for your life still and how much you have blessed my life, love you forever. Keep peeping over Thomas shoulders, lol. Love auntie Nene
Posted by Angela McCoy on 6th June 2018
Today is Uncle J's birthday! I can imagine what you two are up to.... Luv ya! Mommy
Posted by Angela McCoy on 28th May 2018
Today is the day that we honor soldiers from our armed forces, like Uncle J. You were our soldier. You were an amazing young man who soldiered thru life's adversities and trials like a real trooper, never complaining or wondering why me. What a blessing. I miss you so much. This is the time of year you loved so much....basketball playoffs. We all miss your intellect when it comes to sports.... and of course, your sense of humor. Mommy loves and misses you, JJ!!!!
Posted by Shellene Rose on 27th May 2018
Jonathan, my heart is heavy for you too. Today is just emotional, I love and miss my family, you being the youngest of our tribe. Still hurts, you just never get over losing anyone, you, Ma, J, Howard and everyone else in our family...we will see you again, love and miss you very much...love Auntie Nene.
Posted by Angela McCoy on 13th May 2018
JJ, It is Mothers Day...in our home every day was Mothers Day for me because of all of you and your love. What a blessing God gave me when He put you all in my life. It will never be the same and we don't celebrate it like we used to. But it's ok...I have my memories of you which are imbedded deep in my heart. I love and miss you so much! I am so happy God blessed me with your presence. Love you, Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 28th April 2018
Love and miss you still Jj, you are forever in my thoughts and my heart, time doesn’t sit still for no one, but your spirit lives and is going on and on in someone else. Boy, the receiptants of your organs, just don’t know how blessed they are, the giver that God has made you to be. Glory to God! He has the master plan for us all, I cannot thank Him enough for your life and how you have blessed my life, so thankful that you is my little/tall nephew forever and ever, the Lord is so worthy of my praise. Our angel is the clouds, how amazing is that in Jesus’ name!
Posted by Angela McCoy on 8th March 2018
Missing you all day and everyday. It is because of you that I must tell your story to the world. It's hard because sometimes I can't get through a page without crying. God placed this on my heart and in my spirit so that it may give Him Glory. I have to do what I have to do....which is tell the world about you, my blessing, my spirit, my son! Love you, Mommy
Posted by Angela McCoy on 28th February 2018
My Little Boy, today is my 56th birthday and its so hard not being able to share this day with you. You always ate my cake, lol. I am growing older without you, but my love for you is stronger than ever because I know you are with me. I miss you JJ....love Mommy!
Posted by Angela McCoy on 4th January 2018
Missing you! It is 2018, Happy New Year! As the Lord has promised, the sun will rise and the sun will set each and every day. And with each day, I thank God for waking me up, new mercies every morning. A new day to daydream and loop the memories of you over and over again. I tell myself that I'm good and I am, because God is sooo Good! Thinking about you as often as I do has given me such peace of mind. Again, I say...if there were visiting hours in heaven, I'd never leave.... Love you, Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 26th December 2017
Each Christmas since you have been gone, I always remember the look on your face with Thomas brought you, DRose jumpers, you were so happy, what a big brother, I look at your picutres all the time, while driving down Cottage and going past Hales, I picture you standing outside waiting for me to pick you up, late of course and taking you to Walgreens to get your snacks, lol, love and miss you so much, just wish it wasn’t so, Auntie Nene miss you, Granny, J and Howard very much. You would be in college now, finishing up!, it bothers my heart, just thinking of you Jj. I love you miss you still, our Angel in the clouds, thank you Jesus!
Posted by Angela McCoy on 25th December 2017
It is your second favorite holiday...year 4 without you. We don't know how to celebrate this day without you. We continue to give thanks to God for his son, Jesus Christ and we also thank the Lord for you! This year was particular hard because Granny is not here. Just knowing that she is with you is the best Christmas gift ever...her little 'Peanut." I don't have to tell you how much I miss you, you already know. Not a day goes by that I'm not thinking of you, you are forever in my heart! Love you, Mommy
Posted by Angela McCoy on 21st November 2017
Each year around this time is difficult without you. I know how much you enjoyed this time, and it was a joy watching your excitement. It will be the five of us...me, your Dad, Alexis, Thomas and Auntie Neen, giving thanks to the Lord for you! How grateful I am that you were my baby boy. I love and miss you so much! There is not a day that goes by that I am not thinking of you. Everything in this house reminds me of you, which is an awesome sight. Love you, Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 7th November 2017
Always and forever in my heart, Stink, been thinking about you a lot lately, been telling my friends about Thomas little big brother, lol, miss and love you still, got my heart, but I need another chain, pray for me, going to get it together one day. Love always and forever in my heart, Auntie Nene
Posted by Angela McCoy on 18th September 2017
Dear Jonathan seem like the days are flying by, but the years are standing still how can this be? I guess cause every night and day I`m always thinking of you and as each year pass by I realize that in our father`s house are many mansions and if it were not so he would have told us so, for he has prepare a place for us, I know you are already there , Jonathan you will not return to me I will Unite with you in the kingdom at GOD appointed time until than my son I will forever see GOD`s Image of you in the clouds Hebrews 12:1-2, LOVE YOU ALWAYS JONATHAN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JJ LOVE DAD.
Posted by Alexis McCoy on 18th September 2017
My little Johnnie Wonnie. Happy 21st birthday! I know you had a ball today especially now having Granny right there with you now. Even though this doesn't get easier every year, I know your still right here every step of the way. I miss you sooooo much and can't wait to see again! Love always, Alexis
Posted by Shellene Rose on 17th September 2017
Happy Birthday Jonathan, my little big nephew. As always, it was fun to release your birthday balloons today, miss and love you so much. We know you were there, in the clouds in spirit. I hope you got the special request balloon, lol. Love and miss you very much, Jj, to God be the glory and thank you Jesus for Jonathan's life.
Posted by Angela McCoy on 17th September 2017
This is the day the Lord has made and it was the day the Lord made you! HAPPY BIRTDAY...HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY!!! Love you, Mom
Posted by Angela McCoy on 12th September 2017
Words cannot describe I much I miss you! Everywhere I turn in this house are memories of you. I thank God that he blessed me with you. What I hold on to now is my imagination...me imagining you having a good time in heaven with Uncle J and Granny...two of your favorite people. It just makes me smile. These tears I shed today are for the joy I feel in my heart for my love for you. I miss you, J man....Mommy
Posted by Angela McCoy on 24th August 2017
Your birthday is coming up soon...I miss you. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you!...Love you, Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 1st August 2017
Jj, Auntie Nene, love and miss you still, I always touch something of yours when I visit and I thank Jesus for your life, you were such a blessing to me, I love and miss you everyday, we will see you again. You would like your soon to be brother-in-law, Ron, he's nice and loves your big sister. I know you are watching over us, especially Thomas, love always and always in my heart, Auntie Nene.
Posted by Angela McCoy on 19th July 2017
JJ, Each passing day I think about you. What you would be doing...just how you would go about your day. Your picture hangs over my desk in your room. I miss you, Granny and Kenneth. Our God is good. I thank Him for you...I'm glad you're in heaven watching over us. Love you, Mommy
Posted by Angela McCoy on 21st June 2017
Fathers Day came and went without you. Always thinking about you JJ, just as I know you are with us in spirit always. Nothing is the same and never will be. Love you always, Mommy
Posted by Angela McCoy on 14th June 2017
JJ, We all know that you are one of Kevin Durant's biggest fan. Well I know you are so happy to see him get his Ring! And MVP! Wish you were here, physically, to see this and celebrate with us. I personally miss your basketball I.Q. and your overall love for this game. Miss you so much....Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 3rd June 2017
Lighting candles for you Jj, just thinking about how much you have lit up my life. I thank Jesus for you always, I am glad, I got to be your Auntie Nene, love and miss you kid. Love and miss you still, Auntie Nene!
Posted by Angela McCoy on 15th May 2017
Another Mother's Day has gone by without you and this time without Granny. But the good news is that she is there with you, Peanut. The peace I have knowing this...missing you is the hardest part. Knowing that I carry your spirit with me everyday gives me the joy I need to keep me going. God is good...His comfort and mercy will endure forever. I love you! Miss you, Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 16th April 2017
Hey Jj, auntie nene love and miss you very much kid. Can't believe time is just flying by so fast, can't believe Granny is there with you and J. I know I will see you all again, just miss you so much! Love Auntie Nene.
Posted by Angela McCoy on 3rd April 2017
JJ, Sitting here going back and forth from the championship game of the ncaa to one of your favorite movies, 'Real Steel.' Every time I see this movie, it reminds me of you...Atom! I love this movie and you did too! I miss you so much. I had an interview today...talked about you...and I shed several tears...I love you..
Posted by Shellene Rose on 8th March 2017
Love and miss you still Jj, but I know you are happy to see Granny, her Peanut, Glory to God, I thank Jesus all the time for your life and that of our family, we will all be together when we see each other again. Miss you Jj, you are never forgotten and always missed. Always in my heart, love and miss you still, love Auntie Nene
Posted by Angela McCoy on 22nd February 2017
Jonathan, I know you have to be very happy to see Granny. I can't believe she's gone home to be with you and the Lord. I'm speechless... Love you
Posted by Angela McCoy on 14th February 2017
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY...MY PRECIOUS JJ. I MISS YOU SO MUCH...BUT I KNOW YOU DWELL WITHIN MY HEART!! LOVE YOU, MOM
Posted by Angela McCoy on 2nd February 2017
Today, your dad and I did a press conference with the Secretary of State, Jesse White and Gift of Hope. They are enacting legislation to now allow 16 and 17 years to add donor to their licenses and state id cards. We briefly spoke about you. It was awesome. The city of Chicago will know what an awesome young you are. Love you, Mommy
Posted by Angela McCoy on 1st February 2017
My handsome son, myself and your dad will be speaking again on your behalf. It is a honor to tell the world about you. To God be the Glory! I love and miss you....I can't wait for the world to know you.... Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 27th December 2016
Yes you are always in my heart Jj. Love and miss you still Jj. Auntie Nene
Posted by Shellene Rose on 26th December 2016
Our very own Angel in the Clouds, Look at God! Putting a praise on that!
Posted by Shellene Rose on 26th December 2016
Laying flowers for my Jj. Christmas not the same without you Jj. I still remember our last Christmas and Thomas brought you your DRose Gymshoes, you were so happy. That's brother love and when Thomas was in the wreck, he was wearing your DRose, you were always so protect of him and we know even now, he's always watching over you, that picture of you behind Thomas is priceless. I miss you still Jj, my love for you is everlasting, we will see you again and I am proud to be your Auntie Nene. Keep a watch over us all if you can, I know the Lord has you busy, Praise the Lord! Thank you Jesus for my nephew Jj, love and miss you still Mr. Stinky, lol!
Posted by Angela McCoy on 25th December 2016
Merry Christmas, J Man, Another one of your favorite holidays. Happy Birthday, Jesus! The year is coming to a close and I have some things for you that I have to complete...on a mission for you and the Lord. In God's hands is where you are side by side with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I'm so happy for you, Jonathan. I miss your excitement every year and how without complaint, you ate whatever was on the menu. This year we had 'Breakfast all day' or 'Brunchner.' Of course everything was delicious...just, not the same without you. I miss you so much! You are forever in my heart. Love you, Mommy
Posted by Shellene Rose on 5th December 2016
Missing and loving you still Stink. You are just never forgotten, I think of you all the time. Missing my little (tall than Alexis and Thomas) nephew. Gosh, I can imagine you in the books and sports of course. You may even work with Thomas and providing a few beats here and there. You would be amazed at your big brother doing his thing, he's got something Jj, I know you can hear him. Keep a watch over him, keep a watch over us all. Love and missing my Jj always and forever. Holidays are not the same without you and uncle J. Rest little one in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. We will see you again, love you always Auntie Nene.

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