Birthday Poem / Kristina Overby (Mother)
You were so young Your life as a young adult had just begun All of a sudden it was taken away and we didn't even get to say things we wanted to say Only if God could see The person you would have turned out to be Recklessness was the cause She was wrong and she broke the law Your not the only one to pay We are all mourning your death everyday You would be 15 today Instead you were taken in a tragic way We are all here tonite to celebrate the day You brought joy and hapiness to so many people in so many ways We love you dear son and want to say We all wish you a Happy Birthday!!!!
We Miss You / Kristina Overby (Mother)
Alex, we are preparing for your birthday. This is so difficult for your family and friends but I think this is a way to keep you close to us. We're going to your favorite restaurant - Sakura's. And yes - they will sing - and when they do - we will all know that you are listening and turning bright red from embarrasement. The Sakura's staff was very saddened to hear that you have moved on - and they are honored to host this gathering. Belle misses you terribly. She writes your name on some of her homework. Kathy visits the cemetary regularly. The last time she was there she got a rash from head to toe. Did you do that? You two were always fighting. Anyway, I'll drop you a message on your birthday. Love you always!! Mom... Close
Come Back. / Brooke Williams (Friend)
Alex, We miss you alot. And i cant stop thinking about you. Everytime we pass by where the accident happen. all i can do is think about you. You were a great friend. and always there. I dont know why it had to happen this way. But i will never forget you. I hope your doing good up there. And watching over everyone. Expesially your little sister. Your birthday is coming up soon. Im thinking of something good to get you. I wish you could be here for it. I wish you could feel the life of highschool, well let me tell you alittle about it, Its pretty tight and much funner then middle school. They aernt as strict. But still i wish you could be here. Its not the same. I look at people diferently, and try not to hold a grudge cause anything can happen at anytime. Well thats all for now. I hope your okay up there. Just remember We all love you alot. RIP. i cant wait to see you. I love you alot.
in much pain / Tommy Lavilla (close friend )Read >>
in much pain / Tommy Lavilla (close friend ) alex man we were pretty tite, me u and kevin were always hangin huh?im in pain now that u r gone. not a day goes by that i dont think of some memory that me and u shared. i miss u greatly, an my heart goes out to everybody in ur family. they lossed a great person and even better friend my world has changed deeply sinced u left. an im positive that i can speek for evrybody that u will be and always loved by all of us. Close
Our one special moment / William Coopy (friend of Family/Dad Coworker )Read >>
Our one special moment / William Coopy (friend of Family/Dad Coworker )
Alex, When you were very little you did something very wonderful and special for me and I never had a chance to thank you. Your father and I were begining our carreers and studying very hard. I had been married for a while but everything was very stressfull. If I didn't pass the tests I didn't have a job. We needed a new car and also had to move. My beloved wife had wanted children very badly and all this was extremely scarry to me. I didn't know if I was qualified or could even be a good father. I just didn't feel confident or ready and my apprehension was affecting my life in many ways. Then one day, your dad walked in with you in his arms. I could see how proud and happy he was showing you off. He handed you off to me and I felt total anxiety and refused at first as I was scared to drop you and was sure you would just scream at me. I was coaxed into taking you anyway. But you didn't cry you gave me a chance. You checked me out and then you looked up at me and just smiled and settled in. Suddenly in that instant I didn't feel scared anymore. I felt a confidence like I've never known. I felt like my priorities just jumped into place and that everything was gonna be ok. It was then I just knew what to do. Alex... It's because of you and that one special moment that you made me your friend that changed my whole life. So, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And my family thanks you. Close
-hugs-/ Mat Collins (Brother)
Hey little buddy, what's it like up there? Read your mom's letter to you about belle, come visit me some time why doncha...
You kept me laughing, and you still do... you will be missed... People who don't even know you will miss you.
I have something to tell you I can't tell you here...so come talk to me tonight...I'll tell you all about it man... Close
Keeping watch over Belle / Sue Ludlum-Loose (neighbor)Read >>
Keeping watch over Belle / Sue Ludlum-Loose (neighbor)
Alex, there's a sad quiet in the cul-de-sac still, and probably will be for a long time. But I love to see Belle out there riding her big wheel--no, actually racing it as fast as she can go--and playing with all the other kids. She comes over to play with Katie a lot and it warms my heart to have her near. She's so cute but she's also quite tough; she seems to have an inner strength that's quite evident, even for such a small child. We'll miss seeing her when your dad moves. We still miss you so much. We all think of you and your family and hope that everyone can come through this sad, sad time. I know in my heart that you're at peace, Alex. Sue Close
A great friend / Derek Lepre (Good Friend/neighbor )Read >>
A great friend / Derek Lepre (Good Friend/neighbor )
Alex was a great friend. He was the first person I met in the neighborhood when I first moved in. He was the first person to teach me how to play poker. I will miss him. He always stuck up for his friends and he was there for everyone. We may have had some hard times but we always made it through together. He was a great kid. I will miss him alot. My heart goes out to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
We Miss You / Kristina Overby (Mom)
Alex - we miss you dearly. I live every moment of my day as if you are watching. I find it very hard to carry on with life - but your sister helps me move on. She tells me that you visit her and I really appreciate that. I know you want to visit me and your Dad but I guess we have not fully accepted that you are gone. Bella loves you so much and I do not want her to forget you. She writes your name and talks about the way you too wrestle. Whenever she acts up - I think about the time you always interfered and told me I wasn't handling her properly and would take her. Within 1 min you had her calmed down and laughing.
These memories hurt right now but someday I will remember them and smile. I'm sorry that I cannot go to the cemetary. I feel you are not there but around us at all times. Belle and I plan on celebrating your birthday Oct 12. We will do so every year.
Alex - we love you. Sorry this happened to you. Please ask God to help us get thru this. We have alot of challenges ahead of us, facing Mary, etc.... And we need all the help we can get.
I dont know what else to say. Keep talking to Belle. She is happy when she explains to me what you two discussed....
Jesus cried & He laughs... / Robin Waybright (His sidekicks mom ) Not a day goes by that you aren't thought about. We truly miss the laughs and the goofy things u did. Alex was a great kid. I still struggle w/the accident, but I'm glad that my son was there with u. I am thankful that u weren't alone. I know Kev luved u & u were a great friend. I still have tears that fall & I pray for peace for ur family every day. One comforting thought is that we WILL see u again! I'm sure u r keeping Jesus & all of them in heaven laughing! It was way too early to go, but they r blessed to have u. Jesus is watching over ur parents and catching every tear... He cries w/them. He certainly understands the loss of a son. We luv u & u will ALWAYS be in our hearts & minds. Good bye for now Alex...Close
We still miss you after all this time! / Julie Boucher (Neighbor)Read >>
We still miss you after all this time! / Julie Boucher (Neighbor)
Life has gone on since the terrible accident that ended Alex's life, but he is not forgotten! We still think of him very often and can't help but think about how his family is dealing with this loss as they've had time to let it sink in. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Overby family. Thinking of you, Julie, Bob, Spencer, Alexi, & Harvey Close
In Shock / Mike Shore (Friend of parents )
I moved recently and just found out a few minutes ago what happened. Needless to say I'm shocked. I wish the entire family my condolences and my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and hope your pain eases soon. God bless. Close
What a terrific young man / Miss Hemstreet (Math Teacher )Read >>
What a terrific young man / Miss Hemstreet (Math Teacher ) I don’t even know where to begin. Alex was so bright and so full of life. He never seemed phased by a bad day or a mean comment. He was always smiling. I saw him at the end of the day, and even on what seemed to be the longest of days, he always made me laugh and he always made me smile. He had improved so much over the year and I was so proud of him. I can still remember us watching some of the World Cup and defending how great soccer was to the rest of the class on one of the last days of school. He was always so full of energy. He was so much more than just a funny kid. He was also a great friend to many of his peers. I know had he gone on to high school and college he would have done very well for himself. He was intelligent and well liked. He was headed for great things. I am very blessed to have known him and very lucky to have taught him. My prayers are with all of his friends and family.Close
And God Said....... / Diane Angel Mom- Katie Cassidy Read >>
And God Said....... / Diane Angel Mom- Katie Cassidy
I said, God I hurt And God said, I know
I said, I cry alot And God said, That's why I gave you tears
I said, Life is so hard And God said, That's why I gave you loved ones
I said, But my loved one died!! And God said, So did mine!!
I said, It's such a great loss!! And God said, I saw mine nailed to a cross!!
I said, But your loved one lives!! And God said, So does yours!!
I said, Where is he now?? And God said, My Son is by my side and Your Alexander is in my arms!!
me and alex were really colse\good friends! / Lindsey Mussomele (really good friends )
alex and i were really good friends we went to elemenrty together and had alot of classes together in 6th grade and 8th. 8th grade we were really close. Alex was in my science class, math class,chous, and drama. every day after 6th period(math) alex would walk me to my locker and then go to his locker and wait for me! he was such a sweet and loving friend! he never left me out on anything! i love him so much! me and alex made a family in our math class! our friend was the dad iwas teh mom and alex was the son. alex sayed he was lucky cuz he had a hot mom! i laughed so hard!! i love alex and will never forget him!
Shine bright Alex / The Watson Family (Neighbor and friends )Read >>
Shine bright Alex / The Watson Family (Neighbor and friends )
Although we only knew you four years of your life, we feel blessed and honored to have known you and shared in your time on earth. We are all here for a reason and the people we meet in our lives are all a part of the story. It is so hard for all of us to believe you are no longer on this earth with us. And ours is not to question why as we know you have been blessed to be taken to a higher place of honor for reasons yet known to us. So we will celebrate your life and the short time we had with you in your memory and be happy for you. We have cried tears for your family and friends left behind to wonder why and how they will go on. But, we know that every milestone your friends make along the way, you will never be forgotten as they will all think about you and what you would have been doing at the same age and what you would look like and what you would be saying right about that time and they will all smile and hope you will be watching down upon them and celebrating with them and with this we know you will never be forgotten. God bless you. Rest in peace. Close
Sorry/ Renee ((Passerby))
Overby Family & Friends -- I am so sorry for your loss. Reading all of the funny things he did made me laugh and cry at the same time. Buying the Pokemon cards with his uncle's checkbook was hilarious. It seems he enjoyed every moment. May you find some peace. Close
See You On The High Ground One Day! / John Epperly (Neighbor and Scout Leader )Read >>
See You On The High Ground One Day! / John Epperly (Neighbor and Scout Leader )
Alex, we all saw you off yesterday at Quantico. It speaks so well of the life you lead that so many have shown their love for you and your family in this most difficult of times. It was such a privilege to be a small part of your life. I have many memories of you that I will always cherish. Whether with the scouts on a hike or in a game on the soccer field, you always gave it everything you had. I want to thank you for being such a wonderful friend to Matthew and Michael. Please know that they loved and cared for you deeply. Yesterday, I had the honor of telling many people about the wonderful life you lead. In thinking of you, I am reminded of some of your qualities: Loyalty, Kindness, Courage, Selflessness and a wonderful sense of humor. When a friend was in trouble, you never left them behind or alone. Your kind heart was always on display in how you treated others. Your courage and selflessness were displayed when you helped Matt during the Pit Bull attack. It's a special person that would risk themself for another. I was always so glad that my sons had the caliber of friend you displayed. Alex, we will miss you deeply, but you have shown us that how we live live is more important than how long we live. You set an example for us all and, for those of us left behind, we will spend a lifetime seeking to measure up. Even though we said farewell yesterday, I believe we will one day see each other again. The good lord is pretty clear on that promise. Look in on us from time to time! We'll know you're there and one of these days, we'll meet again on the high ground! Until then...Godspeed Alexander Nathaniel! Close
I know your pain... / Carole Heather Bates Mom (passerby)Read >>
I know your pain... / Carole Heather Bates Mom (passerby)
I lost my beloved daughter Heather tragically, in November 2005. She was only 14. The sudden loss of a child is devastating. I can not tell you it's going to be ok, or things will get better, as people tell me. Thinking of all the times we had together, and having her miss out on things today is very difficult. I know in my heart our angels are watching over us each and everyday. I take comfort in knowing they are in God's family now. I will always keep your son and your family in my heart and prayers as I do my daughter. I know one day we will see them again and be able to hold them tight.
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. All my love to you, ~Carole Close
Thoughts are with you / Donna Fitzgerald (angel mom )Read >>
Thoughts are with you / Donna Fitzgerald (angel mom )
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know the shock of such a sudden tragic loss is overwelming. May God hold you close in the days ahead. Its hard when they are safe and we are here with out them. My angel went with Jesus just after he was born perfect and healthy. Our angels watch over us always. Donna and my angel Christopher. Close