One of My Old Friends Passed Away Last Month
I should have posted this sooner, but it’s not exactly something you -want- to write about. But I guess I should post it now…
I had a specific group I hung out with during and even a few years after high school. While a bunch of us drifted, we still kept in touch from time to time via social media. One of those people in that group is someone I found out was actually a distant cousin of mine. Now unfortunately, I haven’t spoken to him or others in a while because, well...life happens. It doesn’t mean that I don’t care about them though.
On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, I saw a Facebook post on his page -which somehow popped up into my timeline- about him being gone, followed with other people stating the same thing. It was a while since I had talked to him, but he was still an old friend and distant cousin, and it was just shocking to find out. He was also close with my younger sister (she is only about 2 ½ years younger than I am, so we had a lot of the same friends). We did attend his viewing and funeral the next week, and donated to the Go Fund Me to help his Mother with the expenses. He was only 28 years old. :(
We were not sure what was going on, but it was later confirmed that he did indeed pass away. He went to sleep the night before and never woke up. I don’t know all the details, and the details I do know, I am not sharing. It is not my place to share those details, nor is it really necessary to share them on here.
He was always a good guy, and I don’t think there was ever a time where we got into a big fight or I was truly ticked off at him. Everyone you speak to will tell you what a good guy he was, and he definitely had many friends. It’s sad, because you’re close to these people for so many years, you never really fast forward ten years or so and think that you are going to be attending one of their funerals. :(
I think I’m going to wrap this up before I start rambling, which I really don’t want to do on this post. Thank you.
<3 Rest in Peace, James. You are loved and missed by us all! <3
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