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The Compassionate Friends
The Camden County Chapter, New Jersey   


In Memory 
Jessica Erin Burbank
11/26/74 - 03/09/96

It has been almost four years now since I lost the one person who truly knew me.  That is my sister, Jessica.  Everyone knew she was older than me but I was her protector.  She was the princess and I was the tomboy.  I always thought that we would go through life and grow old together.  Now the only way those dreams will come true are in my memories of her.  

I remember the day like it was yesterday.  The day had been pretty normal until 10:45 when my mother called my house and was talking to my father.  When he hung up the phone he had told me that my sister had died.  I didn't believe him.  I thought someone was playing a joke, but when he told that he had talked to my mom I started to cry uncontrollably.  The place where she was at; they were not going to let me or her other sister or brother see her.  I know up until this day if I didn't get to say good-bye to her she wouldn't be able to rest easy. That is how close we were in the last few years of her way too short life!

People who have gone through this tell me it will get easier, but when?  I have no one here that I can talk to so I write her and hope that she comes to me in my dreams.  I will never forget the last words she said to me "I love you Samantha".  I tell everyone I can about her.  Whether I've known them for years or just met them, because to know me is to know her.  My mom tells me that I have grown into a beautiful young woman and I know that is in part to my sister.  She was the one with all the fashion sense and I know that I am growing up to be just like her.  That is the best thing that could happen to me.



In Loving Memory
Nickolas "Nicky" Charles Newburg
01/26/88 -- 01/28/00

Away to Heaven

He's gone up to heaven So not to suffer any more
His dreams on earth taken and thrown out the door
God has taken him under his wing
To prove there is no need for any kind of suffering
As his heart races with his last breath of air
As the Lord reaches down and takes his hand
Because we know he understands
He wouldn't let you suffer on earth
Because much more is what you are worth
So grab his hand and hold on tight
Because away to heaven you are tonight

Written by:
Cathy Larkin
Age 14,  Nicky's cousin

In Memory
Daniel Williams
February 27, 1978 -- February 20, 1996








Goodnight, my angel, time to close your eyes
 and save these questions for another day.
I think I know what you've been asking me.
I think you know what I've been trying to say.

I promised I would never leave and you
 should always know wherever you go,
No matter where you are I will never be far away.

Goodnight, my angel, now it's time to sleep
There's still so many things I want to say.

Remember, all the songs you sang for me,
 and like a boat out on the ocean I'm rocking you to
 sleep. The water dark and deep inside this heart.
You will always be a part of me.

Goodnight, my angel, now it's time to dream, 
and to dream how wonderful your life will be.
If you sing this lullabye, then in your heart there
will always be part of me wherever you are.

Someday we'll all be gone, but lullabyes go on and on,
they never die and that's how you and I will be

Jimmy & Ruth Williams

   In Loving Memory  
Moriahlynn Dolly Mulhearn-Mann
02/05/99  --  05/30/99

Our Sunshine is with the Father in heaven
But your daddy and me are missing you.
See you real soon baby....Love your Mommy

Submitted by
Moriahlynn's Mother

In Memory
Robert Joe Brown
July 6.1983  Feb.21/1999

"IN Remembrance of Robert Joe Brown"

Even though I didn't know him all that well,
he was a good person inside, that much I could tell.
He always had a smile on his face,
and he was the kind of person that set his own pace.
It's weird not seeing him walk down the hall,
and weirder not hearing his name being called.
He would do anything he could for a friend.
So why did his life have to end?
He was always laughing and joking around,
but now in the halls there's barely a sound.
People are crying everywhere.
and some people only sit and stare.
All of us are remembering him in our own way.
and we're not talking alot, because there's nothing to say.
We will all miss him very much,
because all of our lives he has touched.

This is written in remembrance of Robert Joe Brown.
Because in our hearts he's forever bound.

                 written by 
Melissa Rinehart
                 Feb. 23,1999
submitted by  
Joe's mother Cathy

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