Please accept my condolences; I am so very sorry for your loss. In times of grief it is very hard to know what to say that would be comforting, especially since I am a stranger to you.
When we lose loved ones in death so many emotions and thoughts flood the mind. Some wonder, where the deceased are, can they see or hear us, will we see them again? If you have wondered these things, please see the following web link that has some very comforting thoughts from the Bible.
Sincerely sorry / Lenny Dzombo (Stranger)
I don't know April neither do i know any of her relatives but.... I can't express in words how it feels to loose a loved one. I lost my dad 23 years ago- i can imagine how it feels. April was so beautiful and the videos show how full of life she was and such a gorgeous soul. I can't understand why life is that cruel to rob us of such a wonderful gift from God. Anyway let's put everything unto God. Once again i can't express how i feel when i read this . Your story is so moving. They are watching over us and iam sure we will see them once again one day. Iam deeply sorry for your loss. May the Almighty give you courage and strength during these difficulty times. My names are Lenny Dzombo and come from Mombasa in kenya.
An Angel by Your Side / Angelica Grover (Twinless Twin) Read >>
An Angel by Your Side / Angelica Grover (Twinless Twin)
May You Always Have An Angel by Your Side
“May you always have an angel by your side Watching out for you in all things you do Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days Finding ways for your wishes and dreams to come true Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun Giving you the strength of serenity as your guide May you always have love and comfort and courage And may you always have an angel by your side Someone there to catch you if you fall Encouraging your dreams Inspiring your happiness Holding your hand and helping you through it all In all of our days, our lives are always changing Tears come along as well as smiles Along the roads you travel, may the miles be a thousand times more lovely than lonely May they give you gifts that never, ever end: someone wonderful to love and a dear friend in whom you can confide May you have rainbows after every storm May you have hopes to keep you warm And may you always have an angel by your side”
Condolences/ Barbara Foreman (none)
To The Family I did not know April, but I don't have to know her or you all to feel the pain of losing someone that you love. I said love and not loved because she will alway be present in your memories and thoughts. Five months ago i lost 2 precious grand-daughters and it still hurt, but with the help of the Lord i have good day, sad days and can't understand days, but i am surviving and you will to. Allow yourselves to greive in your own way and it's okay to still cry and laugh at the good times if you like. Know one can put a time limit on when you have to stop greiving. In time it will get better, but her memories will alway be there. Certain phrases and places will seem as though she is there, but it's okay. God does heal all wounds and hurts, just take your time and God will help you through it all.
With Deepest Sympathy / Kim Washington (Soror)
I was sadened to hear of Aprils untimely death. Although I did not know her personally, we are forever tied by our sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. On January 29, 2007, I too lost my Soror, Sintia Mesa (25) who was also murdered. Just know that prayer and time will mend our heavy hearts.
God Bless, Soror Kim Washington Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Alpha Delta Chapter Morgan State University Baltimore, Maryland Close
I miss you, April. / Bertha Gutierrez (close friend )Read >>
I miss you, April. / Bertha Gutierrez (close friend )
To this day, the sound of your laugh in my memory makes me stop in certain places on campus when we used to hang out, or where little memories of our friendship were born. We would be graduating together this May, but life took so many turns that won't allow us to share things like this anymore. Every day I wish you were here. And every day I miss you. Life is just sweeter with you. I'm keeping your life in my heart as a reminder of greatness. As an inspiration and encouragement. Your life is beautiful, my friend.
My heart aches for April's family / April (Stranger)
I am so sorry that your family has to hurt as you do. I understand losing someone that meant the world to you, I lost my mother a year ago. I can't offer any advice because people have told me that it gets easier.....IT DOESN'T. All I can say is to know that your beloved April is with you all every second of the day....I know this to be a fact. You will be with your Beautiful April again for eternity and no one can ever take her away from you then....I'm sure that in your eyes that can't come soon enough huh? I am right with you. I did not know April but I will tell you, she captured my heart when I saw her pic.......My prayers are with you. Keep your chins up....April from Ohio Close
just stopped by / Jane
i was at mt aunty,s site when i came across april,s site she was such a lovely girl im so sorry for your losstakecare to all your family.love jane from englandxxx Close
My heart is heavy / Trina (stranger in chicago )Read >>
My heart is heavy / Trina (stranger in chicago )
I just stumbled across this site and April's smile just captured my attention. Her smile reminds of my smile. Her smile lights up an entire room. She is a "leader in the midst", a beautiful star. I am so sorry for your loss thank you for sharing her memories. By looking at the pictures April lived her life to the "FULLEST" and enjoyed every moment. Now live until you meet her again.
my heart goes out to April's family and friends / Rainbou-skye Storm (none)
I TOO WAS JUST PASSIN BY WHEN A PICTURE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL CAUGHT MY EYE.....I READ ABOUT THE SHORT LIFE SHE HAD HERE ON EARTH.........and my heart hurt when i think of the pain her parents and friends was and are still going through........may god bless you all and give you the strength and courage to go on.........it may not be easy but in time your heart will heal a little but the scars will always be there.........i have never met her but i know one day we will meet in heaven........may god bless you all..........and continue to pray for her friends and family she left behind..........god bless.. .........Rainbou-skye Close
In March of 2006..I lost a friend here in Cincinnati, OH by the name of LaKeisha Streety. Someone murdered her in her home and it's to my understanding her children whom are young 9/10 found her deceased body. As of date LaKeisha's murderer remains a mistery. Word on the street is an ex boyfriend killed her, but I guess Cincinnati Police didn't have enough evidence to convict him. Often I go to our local obituary website and read LaKeisha's obit. For some odd reason I decided to go to the funeral home who handled her funeral arrangements and it took me to another website that showed Aprils pictures. Out of curiousity I clicked on the picture and some how stumbled across this website in her loving memory. I've read some of the poems, looked at her pictures, and even read a few news articles about the young man who took her life away. While doing so my heart got heavy and tears began to fall from my eyes. This young lady had a VERY BRIGHT future a head of her. It hurst my heart that her life was cut soo short. I'm glad her boyfriend is serving time I only wish that he could suffer like Aprils family/friends/loved ones are. My heart goes out to you and I know there's no limit on grieving. She was an angel...God Bless The Love Family.....Jan'el Green of Cincinnati, OH!
your loss / Karen Cain (stranger)
I was looking at this website and aprils beaming smile shone out at me. I cant tell you how sorry I am for your loss, I hope her memory brings you eternal joy.xx Close
To April's Family / Soroya (Stranger)
I was actually on this site to view the page of my cousin (27) Shermel Williams who was also murdered by a man who claimed to love her. I was struck by April's youth and beauty and so I visited. After reading about her, I am moved to write this. This young woman had such a future ahead of her, such potential.
I cannot begin to imagine the sense of loss but I do hope that there is also a sense of pride that you raised a beautiful daughter, both inside and out. Nobody is perfect and her one mistake was sticking with the wrong man.
Good luck to you all and may there come a time when domestic violence is seriously addressed in our communities. Close
God Needed This Flower For His Garden / Malcolm Jeffers (Stranger)Read >>
God Needed This Flower For His Garden / Malcolm Jeffers (Stranger)
I,ve never met her until today and maybe in my lifetime i might have never met her, but need the best flowers for his garden and he could not have pick a better one, just be rest assured she is in a better place, my sympathy is with the family, friends and all who come in contact with her. I am all the way in the caribbean was just passing through, just the lord hands at work. Close
These helped me!! / Stacy McCord (passerby)Read >>
These helped me!! / Stacy McCord (passerby)
My mom died at the young age of 53 after having 2 strokes in 2005. I was her only child & her best friend. We do not have much family so losing her was devastating to me. I miss her more then words could ever express. She was such a great person & gave so much like your daughter. I know how much you love & miss her. My heart hurts for you. I know it feels like a piece of you has been taken with her & it will never return. Here are a few poems that really helped me. IT MATTERS NOT HOW LONG A STAR SHINES WHAT IS REMEMBERED IS THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHT.
THE CORD WE ARE CONNECTED, MY MOTHER & I, BY AN INVISIBLE CORD NOT SEEN BY THE EYE. IT'S NOT LIKE THE CORD THAT CONNECTS US AT BIRTH, THIS CORD CAN'T BE SEEN BY ANY ON EARTH. THIS CORD DOES IT'S WORK RIGHT FROM THE START, IT BINDS US TOGETHER, ATTACHED BY THE HEART! I KNOW THAT IT'S THERE, THO NO ONE CAN SEE THIS INVISIBLE CORD, FROM MY MOTHER TO ME. tHE STRENGTH OF THIS CORD, IT'S HARD TO DESCRIBE, IT CAN'T BE DESTROYED, IT CAN'T BE DENIED. IT'S STRONGER THAN ANY CORD MAN COULD CREATE; IT WITHSTANDS THE TEST, CAN HOLD ANY WEIGHT. AND THO YOU ARE GONE AND YOU'RE NOT HERE WITH ME, THE CORD IS STILL THERE THO NO ONE CAN SEE. IT PULLS AT MY HEART, I AM BRUISED, I AM SORE, BUT THIS CORD IS MY LIFELINE AS NEVER BEFORE. I'M THANKFUL THAT GOD CONNECTS US THIS WAY, A MOTHER & CHILD....DEATH CAN'T TAKE IT AWAY!!
I know your Mothers pain / Jeannie Mazur (stranger)
May God bless you and your family, I to no your pain i lost my son on Feb4-06. It has been the hardest thing for me, I know your pain. It never leaves. His site is duane-suess. May God give us as parents, the strenght to go on. Close
Thought of you today... / Sara (Former Co-Worker )Read >>
Thought of you today... / Sara (Former Co-Worker )
I thought of you today, April. A friend of mine pulled out a deck of cards and I automatically thought about playing slap-jack with you the very first time we met. Silly, yes, but it made me smile. Close