September 14, 1985
March 11, 2000
Jamie was a good friend of mine. He was quiet and shy at times but was ALWAYS good for a laugh anytime during the day. I just started to get to know him the last few weeks before his death. He was one of the sweetest and funniest guys on campus. He will be greatly missed forever. I feel like I didnít get to know him as well as some of his friends did, although I loved Jamie like a brother. My prayers go out to his family and friends. Forever, Jamie will have a special place in each and everyoneís hearts.
A tribute to Jamie Wrage
Donít grieve for me, for now Iím free.
Iím following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a viod,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burden with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My lifeís been full, I savored much,
Good friendís, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Donít lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now; He set me free.
(Poem- taken from Jamieís funeral)
Jamie wouldnít have wanted us to grieve him, but to remember the fun times.
I never got my pen back. You know the one that I gave to you during Spanish? HmÖ I wonder what you did with it. Anyway, where ever you are, I know youíre in a better place. In my mind and in my head I know that God took you from here to his kingdom for a reason. One that we wont ever know, but I am sure was a good one. Although, my heart doesnít understand. I doubt that it ever will. All I can do that seems to help me get through right now is knowing that youíre looking down upon all of us. Standing beside us when we are going through hard times. But I bet you never figured you would be standing beside your friends and family, keeping them safe, and helping them throughÖ your own death. I guess itís like you said, Life has lots of unexpected turns. I love you James, and I hope you know that now, and knew that before. Oh yeah, donít worry about the pen. :o)
Love you always and forever, Jenny Payne
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