Annette Walters
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  • Johns Creek, GA
  • United States
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I lost my 21 year old son, Chase Jones, February 6, 2010, from an accidental heroin overdose. Please go to his website at to read his story and see how gorgeous he is. It's a tragedy, he was doing so well the last year and in a half way rehab home, when he called a friend and said he just wanted to use one more time before he started this new rehab program. That "one more time" took his life because it was so potent it killed him. Drugs kill and I will speak out and I will not be silenced about this epidemic that is gong on with all the prescription and street drugs that are destroying families and lives. I thank God that Chase loved God and needed Him because of his struggle. He even had a tattoo on his back that said, "God's Chosen" with a cross. It's on the website. Anyways, I feel all of your pain and I will keep you all in my prayers daily. God bless! Annette

This was Chase's tattoo on his back. He love God so much and God loved Chase unconditionally. Now Chase rest in the arms of Jesus.

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At 2:01pm on March 4, 2011, shannon churchill said…

Thank you for your response Annette,    I hope when I get a little stronger I will be able to do more.   For now I am just breathing deeply, and trying to cope.   I viewed your memorial and it was a beautiful tribute to your son.   God Bless  


At 1:02pm on March 4, 2011, shannon churchill said…

Hi Annette, 

I feel like our son were very much alike.  So many of the qualities you spoke about with Chase, are exactly Tommy's personality.   Our boy's were here to teach us all a lesson on living life to the fullest.   I believe their purpose in life was accomplished, and they had learned all God intended them to learn as well.   I also believe they had a sixth sense about their lives which made them get into the things they did.... live life by the horns, love everything, everyone, and enjoy every moment to the fullest with wreckless abandon.   My son seemed to have no fear of the future.... no fear of consequences.    Very impulsive.   Drug use did not take his life, but his marajuana use contributed to the choices he made.... or visa versa.  He was in the place he was on that night because of those choices...   God leads us to where we are going, and yet he gives us free will to do it on our own.  Their days were few, but they were powerful.   I am still trying to get my sea legs and figure out where to go from here.   I am praying that God gives me direction soon.   I want to help young people who are hurted or on drugs.   I am a teacher, and feel I could start there... just have not been able to return to work yet.    Love, Shannon

At 4:05pm on February 28, 2011, Ronda Johnston said…
Annette, I just had to write you, I just watched your video and omg Tears were rolling, oh how I can relate with everything you said and the other lady's too..Let me just say first how Beautiful you are....... I think more parents need to speak out to  schools,  children,  young adults , they all  need to be educated about this drug use its very serious!!!!    Yes I have a facebook please look for me Ronda Gray Johnston, I have a black & white pic an old photo booth pic of me & Sean when he was young, that's my profile pic would love to be friends on FB, what is your profile pic I will look for u too.  I would love to keep in touch.  God Bless you & sending u a Hug.... Love Ronda
At 1:48am on February 28, 2011, Ronda Johnston said…
Hello Annette, Its me Ronda... I was just  wondering how u have been??  hope your fine... please keep in touch when u have time.  k?? would love to hear from you.  Take care, Hugs Ronda
At 8:59am on November 15, 2010, JoAnn Brozowski said…
Hi Annette - It seems so unbelievable that so many of our beautiful sons and daughters can be taken in this way. Tyler had parents who adored him and who would have done anything to help him, wonderful friends who were always there for him, a spectacular girlfriend who only wanted the best for him. I ask every day ' WHY WASN'T THAT ENOUGH??? ' He suffered from depression since his early teens. That led to excessive drinking much later on. When his girlfriend and friends interceded, he stopped drinking, but he obviously needed to still get high. He turned to inhalants (computer duster) which is not a drug as much as it is a poison. We immediately got him into out patient treatment. But three weeks later he was dead.

It kills me that this can define his entire life. He was brilliant, funny, kind, loving, so many good things. He found Jesus Christ on his own at age 13 and was baptized two days before September 11, 2001. So the only solace I have is knowing that he is in heaven. Even though I have given up the guilt I suffered from shortly after his death, I will go to my grave asking what could I have done differently, is there anything I could have said or did that would have changed the outcome.

I think of Tyler 24/7 as well, and I never know when the pain will strike. That pain that causes you to break down until you feel like you can't breathe. But I can't look at any of his pictures. None of them. Just a glance is enough to remind me I'll never see his face again, never hear his laugh, never feel his bear hugs. I felt so much closer to God after Tyler passed and I thanked Tyler every minute for that gift. But with the anger came an inability to feel close to God any more. It is something I try to work through but haven't been able to. I know that He sees me and hears my cries, and I know He is patiently waiting for me to come back to Him.

Keep in touch. I will pray for your and your beautiful son.

At 2:42pm on November 12, 2010, JoAnn Brozowski said…
Hi again, Annette - I went to your son's web page. My son, too, had found Christ when he was 13. He loved Him and embraced Him and tried to bring Him to others. The only solace I have is knowing Tyler is safe in the arms of Our Lord. I felt very, very spiritual in the first few months after his passing, but gradually I became angry with God for allowing my beautiful baby to be taken so soon. I am trying hard to find my way back to Him, but I still am conflicted. I like to think of all of our beautiful children looking down from heaven at us, but the truth is I WANT MY SON BACK. Keep in touch - it really helps. God Bless, JoAnn
At 2:29pm on November 12, 2010, JoAnn Brozowski said…
Hi Annette - I lost my 24 year old son Tyler, my only child, to inhalant use in January of 2010. He had been using inhalants for 3 weeks. No prior drug use, only alcohol. He, too, had dark hair and blue eyes. We are all in this together. Please keep in touch - this is the only solace I have - knowing I am not alone in this.
At 11:08pm on October 15, 2010, Ronda Johnston said…
Hello Annette, Nice to meet you but not under these circumstances.... First of all I want to tell you I'm very sorry for your loss of your handsome son Chase. my Sean had some pretty blue eyes too. We miss him terribly, I feel like part of me went with him , I have a broken heart!!!!!!! Yesterday was 4 months he's been gone... I just need to keep telling my self he's with Jesus now & that's a wonderful thing, He doesn't have anymore temptations & have to struggle with that horrible demon any longer.....Its been 4 months & were still waiting for the autopsy report to find out what Sean took that took his life, I know he took some pills & maybe Drank some alcohol but I need to know everything!!!! Every time I go to our mail box I have a sick feeling in my stomach thinking this will be the day we get the report, We also haven;t gotten his death certificate & that's gonna Hurt real bad too......Thank you for writing to me & keep in touch please..... Sending you a hug. Bye for now, Ronda
At 1:06pm on October 14, 2010, Lauree Lage said…
Hi Annette, this is almost word for word the outcome of what happened to my son Cameron. I sent you an e-mail. I would like to keep in touch with you.
At 10:51am on July 25, 2010, Lisa said…
I lost my sister Lori in 1981.
Today the year 2010 we finally have answers to her suspicious death! Please read, forward and write me back ... I thank you..



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