ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Leo Ness 35 years old , born on July 1, 1975 and passed away on October 12, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Patty Roberts on July 1, 2019
Well my darling Nephew you would be 44 today.. I miss you still. Although you have been joined by your wife and your Mawmaw and PawPaw now you are in good company... Happy Birthday Sweet Jay... I miss you always.. and my love for you is still forever.. Aunt Patsy...
Posted by Patty Roberts on July 1, 2016
6 yrs sweet nephew and now Sweet Ashleigh is with you.. Your beautiful children are doing well... but miss you... I miss you!! I had lunch with John yesterday made me think of you and your Birthday Today.... Love you still and always... Aunt Patty
Posted by Patty Roberts on October 13, 2015
5 years without my darling JJ... Miss you smile.. Miss talking to you ... Just Missing you period....
Posted by Madison Shephard on October 12, 2015
It's been five years, and I'm still remembering every birthday. I hope you're doing well, JJ.
Posted by Patty Roberts on October 12, 2014
My Dearest Nephew it's been 4 years today and my heart still misses your smile and quick wit... Your beautiful family misses you.. Hunter, Austin, and Lauren are all 3 great kids.. and Ashleigh is doing a wonderful job even with all her trials... watch over them.. Love you with all my heart sweet boy!! Aunt Patsy
Posted by Patty Roberts on July 1, 2014
Well Darling Nephew another birthday for you in heaven.. and I still think of you often honey.. I hope you are having a wonderful time up there with maw and paw.. Miss you so much!! Aunt Patsy
Posted by Patty Roberts on October 12, 2013
My Darling Nephew,, Thinking of you this morning It's hard to think of you being gone even now.. I hope you are smiling down on your family from heaven... and I pray you send Ashleigh strength to get thru the trials she is facing right now..Lauren is so beautiful.. and Austin is finding his way.. and Hunter doing so well in College... We miss you Honey... but your always in my heart.
Posted by Patty Roberts on July 6, 2013
I was thinking about you on your birthday dear Nephew... and thinking of how much I still miss you... I know you must be watching on as your family is battling thru some tough issues... I pray daily for your little family and hope God heals Ashleigh so that she can carry on raising your beautiful daughter and family... Happy birthday J.. Love you
Posted by ASHLEIGH NESS on July 1, 2012
Happy Birthday baby!! I miss you so much. I know this is your second Birthday in Heaven and I know if they have ice cream it will be butter almond. You were a part of my life for so long...I will never forget your smile, your shining eyes or your crazy laugh....<3
Posted by Patty Roberts on July 1, 2012
Happy Birthday Sweet Nephew.I woke up thinking about you this morning and am praying you are seeing how big your children are getting and how pretty your Lauren is. I know you would be polishing your gun if you were here.It still seems surreal that you are gone.. But you will never be forgotten in my heart.. Hope Maw and Paw have cake with you in Heaven.. Happy Birthday Love you!Aunt Patty
Posted by Patty Roberts on October 6, 2011
I thought of you today my sweet nephew. I miss sharing candy bars and strawberry Milk with you. It seems unreal that your not here..and it's been almost a year..and I miss you like it was yesterday. I hope you and Tony have all the computer problems fixed before I get to Heaven..
Posted by Matthew Hogan on October 6, 2011
There is not a day that I come to RCC and not think of my friend Leo. Like me he was forced back into returning to school after many years out of it. We both felt like we stood out being men of large stature and older than most of our classmates, but we did it! We both completed what we set out to d
Posted by ASHLEIGH NESS on October 5, 2011
I can't believe the 6th is almost here..and then it will be the 12th...I miss and love you like crazy..you were my husband, my best friend..through every rough patch we worked together and staid together.
Posted by Crystal Shepard on October 5, 2011
<3
Posted by ASHLEIGH NESS on October 5, 2011
All Is Well
Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solem
Posted by Patty Roberts on September 1, 2011
I miss you today.. as I sit alone this morning at the computer, drinking my coffee, scanning facebook and wishing I seen that familiar Morning Knothead,appear in my message block.. I think of you and remember you setting my grill on fire..and the big back breaking hugs.Miss You J
Posted by ASHLEIGH NESS on August 31, 2011
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 Patty Roberts on July 2, 2011
From your first day of life.. until your last..I loved you..your face is forever imprinted on my heart..I miss your sheepish smile and your humorous wit.. and I miss you calling me knothead.. I'm thankful for everyday.. every hug.. and every moment we shared in this life.Love you
Posted by William Scott Bowler on July 1, 2011
Well JJ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY :~) If what I see now is the reflection of what you were here to create, you were indeed, a very successful man. You left happy and strong children and a wife that will ALWAYS love you. They are a fun bunch and you are missed!
Posted by Betty Parsons on July 1, 2011
ashleigh, I do know how it feels. Happy birthday to leo. and I hope that you are doing well, if you ever need a shoulder i am here. love you, betty
Posted by Becky Brown-Harris on March 9, 2011
I attended North Moore High School with JJ, he was one of those people that was a friend to everyone regardless of what clothes you wore or group of friends you belonged to. JJ was a very sweet, kind & caring person. We lost contact after school and found each other on Facebook not too long ago. I was not fortunate enough to know his family, but my prayers are with you during this time..
Posted by Melissa Dickens on February 5, 2011
I'm not the best with words but I wanted to say that I didn't know JJ all that well but I know his wife, daughter, stepson & father-in-law well. I love them like my own family. I was there when Ashleigh received the call about his accident...her familys lives changed forever. I will never forget that day. I'm feel blessed to call Ashleigh my friend. If you need me I'm here. Love Melissa
Posted by William Scott Bowler on February 4, 2011
I never met JJ. He, by all appearances, was a well loved and respected family man. In his wife's photo album, he always seems very happy. His children love him. His wife adores him. His family are pleasant folks and this may have much to do with JJ being a great guy to be around. He is missed. God be with you JJ!
Posted by Dea Jaye Wright on February 3, 2011
Jay was a Smart,Crazy,Blunt man..I love you Jay and Miss you so much,I just can't beleave your gone but we still have your family to hold on too.We will meet again someday Im sure.
Posted by Madison Shephard on January 27, 2011
I never knew JJ well, but I did know of him from Hunter and Ashleigh. He was an intelligent, good-hearted man...a brilliant writer, I've been told. He could be the sweetest thing ever...And since we share a birthday, perhaps I can celebrate him as well as I celebrate myself. God bless him in Heaven, and everyone who was caught up in his passing.

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Posted by Patty Roberts on July 1, 2019
Well my darling Nephew you would be 44 today.. I miss you still. Although you have been joined by your wife and your Mawmaw and PawPaw now you are in good company... Happy Birthday Sweet Jay... I miss you always.. and my love for you is still forever.. Aunt Patsy...
Posted by Patty Roberts on July 1, 2016
6 yrs sweet nephew and now Sweet Ashleigh is with you.. Your beautiful children are doing well... but miss you... I miss you!! I had lunch with John yesterday made me think of you and your Birthday Today.... Love you still and always... Aunt Patty
Posted by Patty Roberts on October 13, 2015
5 years without my darling JJ... Miss you smile.. Miss talking to you ... Just Missing you period....
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Growing Up With J.J ...LOL

Shared by Dea Jaye Wright on February 4, 2011

Jay and I were always in trouble ... But we had fun !! I've got lots of stories to tell but I don't ''Think '' I have enough room ..       When Jay was 4 and I was about 5 we lived in a apartment in Maryland  Jay lived upstairs and I lived downstairs.One morning Jay and I got into a huge fuss I can't remember what it was over but he called me a ''Bad Word'' Well of course I went to my mom and Aunt Bonnie and told on him because that's what we did ALL the time .. I think it was part of our family love ..he he .. So mom asked, What did he say? Well I tried to spell it .. BST.. Well Mom and Aunt Bonnie got a kick out of that well the whole family did to this very day we all call each other BST..Every time I hear BST said I always think of Jay .. To this day we still have no idea what he really called me but it must of been pretty bad for me and my 5 year old self to try to spell it .. :)

 Jay and I decided we could play with matches only if we didn't get caught because we knew everything we were the coolest kids on the block .. In our new town Carthage , NC (Well we thought...) For several days we had been burning little piles of leaves and bits of paper so we Totally had this under control Because we were cool like I said WELL ..Uncle Jr had gone fishing a few days before and left a fish on a stringer so Jay  and thought wow we can cook this fish and eat it ( GROSS) so we went to get the matches they kept in the kitchen man they didn't know how much we loved them laying those things around, it was no problem getting them If we could get by Grandma Ruby who was always in the kitchen.. Well Jay got by her and out the door he went so excited we could cook our fish that was still on the stringer that was about 3 days old so after playing with the  matches for a little while we decided to cook this fish ... Well the fire that we built approx 3 feet from our home was really getting up there so we went to look for water and lucky for us we found a tall jug of water under the shed where the Lawn mover was .. so I went fast to put this fire out. Well ... It was a jug of gas ...And Jay had to use the bathroom so I would put the fire out while he was gone . The flames got bigger as I poured the gas on the fire my eyelashes were gone and my hair was singed and Jay was in the bathroom all safe and sound ... I went inside because by this time the side of the house was getting A little HOT... I told Mom and the whole family ''Somebody" caught the house on fire so everyone went running outside.  They had to put the fire out and of course Jay was still in the bathroom I got 80 licks with the paddle that still hangs in my Grandmothers house with Jay and I's NAME all over it .. I was grounded for 3 months and I couldn't get off the couch.. Jay never got a whipping because he was in the bathroom(Lucky Dog).. but the whole 3 months I had to sit on the couch Jay was right there with me playing when my mom wasn't looking I always loved him for that because he could of went outside and left me there all alone but he didn't he was always there with me!!! Jay and I stayed close for years and years I used to hang out with him in school, people thought we were girlfriend and boyfriend. we would say nasty.. As we got older and got married and had kids of our own we grew apart but we never lost that family love and bond. No matter where we were we always let everyone know we were related. I am proud of the man that he became he was a good guy and a wonderful cousin,father and friend ...Miss Ya Cuz                                                                                                                          

In His Own Words....

Shared by ASHLEIGH NESS on February 3, 2011

 

Family,

I love you guys. I should be gone and back in no time. I miss you guys and would not be anything without you. I can't express into words my love for you all and if anything were to happen to you while I was gone I wouldn't ever forgive myself.

Ashleigh, you are the air I breath and the pulse in my heart, with every beat of our hearts you should know and remember I love you and can not go a day without knowing you are mine.

Hunter, you are the little man in charge and I look to you knowing that you will not let anything happen to our girls and I love you and wish I could have such a son. I know I am not your Dad, but I will do everything I can for you and to help you. Love ya.

Lauren, My Angel, my little girl. Just thinking of you brightens my day and makes me try a little harder, so that you can be the little princess we all know you are to be. I m proud to be your Dad and cannot remember a life, and loving without you all.

Love, JJ

 

JJ..

Shared by Chelsea Troyer on February 3, 2011

J.J. was my cousin and he was always mean to me but always in a good way as yall know he was in the military and he would always call every one turd!!!  It was funny cause when he said turd everybody turned to him like he was talking to them.  J.J. was the most funny and outgoing person i think i have ever met he never let anything get him down and always had a smile on his face.  He new what he wanted and he went after it!!  I remember at my sixtenth birthday we had a slip-n-slide.  I tried and tried to get him to slide down it but he wouldnt well eventually we turned the grass to mud and i went down it cause he was trying to give me my birthday beatin so i got good and covered in that mud and i tell you he shot out of that yard and up the road before i could even get up.  haha it makes me laugh just thinking about it.. i chased him i know atleast a 1/2 mile up the road before i jsut gave up, but i tell you one thing he never got to give me my birthday beatin...  But ill tell you this i did eventually get him and it was great i think everybody rolled laughin.  I thought he was going to kill me..  haha  Well its not much but there is the one thing about J.J. that i will never forget.  He was a great man, friend, husband, cousin, brother, son, and father.  He will never be missed and will always leave a mark in everyones heart that he had the chance to meet!!!