I LOST TWO SONS IN TWO DIFFERENT ALCOHOL RELATED WRECKS.

by PAULA OVERSTREET
(RANGE, ALABAMA UNITED STATES)

MY TWO SONS WERE JEREMY AND ALAN OVERSTREET FROM GROVE HILL, ALABAMA.THEY BOTH ATTENDED CLARKE PREP SCHOOL, JEREMY GRADUATED THERE, ALAN NEVER MADE IT TO GRADUATE.THEY BOTH WERE FULL OF LIFE. JEREMY NEVER MET A PRETTY GIRL HE DIDNT WANT TO DATE,HA.ALAN WAS A CHARACTER NOW LET ME TELL YOU.THEY BOTH HAD BUNCHES OF FREINDS AND LOVE TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH. THEY BOTH LOVE TO ENJOY LIFE,ENJOY TIMES WITH THERE FREINDS AND FAMILY.LOVE TO RIDE 4 WHEELERS, MUD RIDE, LOVED 4 WHEEL DRIVE TRUCKS. JEREMY GOT PROM KING HIS SENIOR YEAR. ALAN MADE HOMECOMING FAVORITES TWICE. ALAN WANTED TO BE A POLICE OFFICER WHEN HE GREW UP. ALAN HAD A TWIN SISTER NAMED ASHLEY, THEY WERE VERY CLOSE.JEREMY WAS DRINKING AND DRIVING, HE WAS 22 YEARS OLD, HE WRECKED ON THE 2ND DAY OF OCTOBER 2004, HE DIED ON THE 6TH, WE BURIED OUR FIRST BORN SON ONE MONTH AFTER HIS 22ND BIRTHDAY ON OCT 9TH 2004.JEREMY WAS GOING TO FAST IN A CURVE HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS Z-71 TRUCK, IT FLIPPED THREE TIMES BEFORE LANDING AGAINST A TREE. JEREMY WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE.JEREMY WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT. JEREMY SUFFERED SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE, HE LOST HIS RIGHT EYE. MY SON SUFFERED THREE STROKES BEFORE PASSING ON THAT WENSDAY EVENING.THIS WAS SO DIFFICULT FOR ALL OF US. I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO DO, I WAS COMPLETELY BROKEN HEARTED. NEVER IN MY LIFE DID I BELEIVE I WOULD LOSE MY CHILD BEFORE MY LIFE ENDED. BUT I DID, AND ONE YEAR EIGHT MONTHS LATER, I LOST MY BABY SON TOO. ALAN WAS ONLY 16 YEARS OLD. ALAN WAS RIDEING WITH MY OLDEST SONS BEST FREIND. HE HAD BECAME VERY CLOSE TO MY TWINS AFTER JEREMYS DEATH. ALAN WAS SOBER, THE FREIND WAS NOT, THE WRECK HAPPENED ALMOST THE SAME PATTERN OF MY FIRST SONS. THEY CAME AROUND CURVE, LOSE CONTOL AND FLIPPED SEVERAL TIMES. ALAN WAS EJECTED FROM VEHICLE. THE TRUCK PARTIALLY LANDED ON ALANS YOUNG BODY. ALAN DIED SHORTLY AFTER WRECK.THIS WAS SO DEVASTATEING I COULD NOT CATCH MY BREATHE. I SCREAMED SO LOUD, I FELT MY NEIGHBORS PROBERLY HEARD ME. I HAD ALREADY LOST JEREMY, NOW ALAN TOO. THE PAIN WAS SO HARD, MY MIND WAS AT A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN. I DIDNT WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT, I WAS ANGRY, I WAS HURT, I WAS SO MANY THINGS. I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS. DO YOU HEAR ME???????? DRINKING AND DRIVEING KILLS. PLEASE DONT DRINK AND DRIVE. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IM TELLING YOU, YOU COULD BE THE VICTIM OF A DRUNK DRIVER. EVERYONE HAS CHOICES, SO THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK. CHOOSE TO SAVE A LIFE, NOT TAKE ONE OR TWO OR YOUR OWN. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY PERSON WHO READS THIS DRINKING AND DRIVING MEMORIAL. PLEASE IN HONOR OF MY TWO SONS AND SO MANY OTHERS,PLEASE DONT DRINK AND DRIVE. TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME. IF AT ANYTIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME, MY NAME IS PAULA OVERSTREET AND MY EMAIL IS ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS paulaoverstreet@yahoo.com I SO MUCH APPRECIATE ANYONE WHO READS MY COMMENTS AND STORIES . GOD BLESS THIS MESSAGE TO REACH THAT ONES IT IS ATTENDED TO REACH. THANK YOU PAULA GIBSON OVERSTREET

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Dec 13, 2014
My very loved friends. NEW
by: Crystal

Not a day goes by I don't think of Alan. Nothing good comes from drinking and driving. You or other ppls life will be at risk. I love you Mrs Paula!!

Nov 17, 2014
God Bess you Paula... NEW
by: Jerry DuBoise sr

Paula.
YES IT'S DEVASTATING TO LOSE ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN, I DIDN'T LOSE TWO. THO", I DID LOSE ONE AND AS MY STORY GOES , ALSO MY WIFE AFTER 27 YEARS SHES TOLD SHE HAS CANCER IN TITS WORST STAGE, SHE HAS ONE TREATMENT AND PASSES ON IN TWO DAY, APRIL 16, 2006 EASTER SSUNDAY MORNING. WE HAD A SON TOGETHER THAT WAS 24 YEARS OLD ,AND LOVED LIFE BETTER THEN SUGAR LOVES SWEET.. HE WAS AT A BAR/POOL HALL WITH A 46 YEAR OLD FRIEND AND WAS LEAVING, TO COME HOME AND WAS ROBBED SHOT IN THE BACK TWICE AS HIS FRIEND SHOT OUNCE IN THE BACK. BOTH MURDERED FOR THE IN CONSIDERATION OF ONE A BRUTAL MURDER.. GOD BLESS YOU FOR I KNOW WHAT YOU MUST BE GOING THROUGH, AND ONLY THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD WILL PEOPLE EVER UNDERSTAND THAT LIFE IS SO IMPORTANT. I PRAY FOR ALL THOSE THAT HAVE LOST CHILDREN, WIVES ,HUSBANDS, AND FAMILY MEMBERS.. YOU WORD AND STORY IS OF THE COURAGE ONLY THE GRACE OF GOD CAN ONLY HELP YOU THROUGH AND SAY..!! AMEN.. God Bless..

Nov 17, 2014
AMAZING NEW
by: DONNA

YOU ARE AN AMAZING WONAN. GOD BLESS.

Jul 19, 2014
An Amazing mother
by: Heather Taylor

You are amazing!!!! Definitely an inspirational woman! God bless you

Oct 12, 2011
Your Story Touched My Heart
by: Gail Sobotkin

I came here after reading the hub titled, "Paula Overstreet, Grove Hill Alabama, A Mother's Cry for Help" that AEvans wrote about you and the tragic deaths of both your sons (http://aevans.hubpages.com/hub/Paul-OverStreet-Grove-Hill-Alabama-A-Mothers-Cry-Please-Listen).
Your story touched my heart and I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your unimaginable loss, yet how much I admire you for trying to tell others what happened in the hopes that it will save someone else's life and spare another family and loved ones from the terrible grief and loss that you have endured.
May God Bless you as you continue to try to help others.

Jan 11, 2011
miss you
by: brady lumpkins

im so proud of all you and how you all are fighting the world one step at a time. im 16 years old and ive already decided that im not going to be drinking or doing drugs in my life and this story has proved i made the right choice. i lost my sister in acar wreck not a drink wreck but one that could have been changed her boyfriend sat in the passenger seat with drugs and wouldmt drive for her when she was so tired she couldnt keep her eyes open. i lost my sister withotu being able to say goodbye she died whe she was 18 and now im scared to turn 18 or anything because i think my time will be up. i have so much hate for her boy friend. he lived while my loving amazing sister that did anything to make me happy died. my moms never been the same. something so close to her is gone and i cant help to give it back to her. and that destroys me inside. kendra dawn warner will be loved and missed for the rest of the time and after i leave this earth. i love you sister

Sep 14, 2010
to valery aregon who wrote me comment on here
by: paula overstreet

thank you so much for your kind words. im sooooo sorry 4 your lost also.. that was so awful. im sorry i just got your message. my internet service has been out. this comment page is great for people who needs to let there feelings out and i want you to know it really does help . it helped me let out some things. my boys were really good kids and i miss them like crazy.i feel your pain and oh how i wish i could see u face to face.. i ache dailey 4 my two sons.if u want to reach me my email is all lowercase letters paulaoverstreet@yahoo.com please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.. love and hugs paula

Jun 09, 2010
i'm so sorry for your lost
by: Valery Aragon

WOW I DON'T REALLY HAVE MANY WORDS TO SAY BUT THAT YOU ARE A VERY BRAVE PERSON.... I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.. I LOST MY LITTLE BROTHER ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO.. I RAISED HIM AND HIS TWIN SISTER.. I HAVE 2 BOYS OF MY OWN AND A LITTLE GIRL... IT HAS BEEN REALLY HARD FOR US HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS MURDER.. HE WAS A BOY FULL OF LIFE HE WANTED TO BE A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER, I WAS HIS MOM, HE LOOKED UP TO ME... HE LOVED TO PLAY FOOTBALL AND HE HAD SO MANY FRIENDS.. I SAY THAT HE IS A HERO... ONE DAY AT A GRADUATION PARTY A DRUNK MAN DECIDED TO GET HIS GUN OUT AND STARTED SHOOTING EVERY ONE WAS SCARED THE PLACE WAS FULL OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS... MY BROTHER IN LAW PANIC, MY LITTLE BROTHER JUMPED ON TOP OF HIM TO PROTECT HIM WHEN THAT HAPPEN A BULLET HIT HIM.... THAT NIGTH 3 BOYS GOT SHOOT HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO DIED... HE DIED ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATTER IN THE HOSPITAL.. BEFORE HE DIED HE SAID HE DID NOT WANT TO CLOSE HIS EYES BECAUSE HE KNEW HE WAS NOT WAKING UP AND THAT HE LOVED US..THEY TRY SO HARD TO KEEP HIM AWAKE.. WHEN THEY GOT TO THE HOSPITAL HE WAS STILL WITH HIS EYES OPEN AND HE STILL TRY TO TALK BUT HE COULDN'T... THEY RUSHED HIM IN THE HOSPITAL THEY TRY TO BRING HIM BACK BUT IT WAS TO LATE, HE HAD INTERNAL BLEEDING AND HE DROWN IN HIS OWN BLOOD. THAT NIGTH WHEN I SAW HIM LAYING DEAD AND HIS TWIN SISTER ON TOP OF HIM SCREAMING TELLING HIM TO WAKE UP, IT WAS A NIGTHMARE THAT I NEVER WANT TO GO THROUGH AGAIN.... I KNOW HOW HARD IS TO LOSSE SOME ONE WHEN THEY SUFFERD BEFORE THE LEAVE... I HATE TO THINK ABOUT IT ... HE WAS MY BOY... I LOVE HIM... I LIVE WITH THAT FEAR OF LOOSING ANOTHER ONE OF MY BOYS... SO I UNDERSTAND YOU SO MUCH I FEEL YOURE PAIN SO DEEP THAT I WISH THAT I COULD HAVE YOU IN FRONT OF ME TO GIVE YOU A HUG.... THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME STRONG IS THE HOPE OF SEEN HIM AGAIN.. AND I KNOW GOD WILL GIVE YOU THAT CHANCE, YOU DESERVE IT...

Apr 06, 2010
to the person who commented from slh
by: paula overstreet- to slh

thank you so much and god bless you for reading my story and writeing me to tell me how it has helped you to change. first of all, thats great and i am so proud of you.very very proud. god bless you and your child in life. i wish you well too. my two sons are so loved and missed so very much...it is a great feeling to know that there deaths are helping others to live..... live your life to the fullest, dont take any day for granted. always put your childs safety and well-being first.thanks for not drinking and driveing.please help others to see the warnings of drinking and driveing.thanks again for everything you wrote to me, it moved me.. i was so happy and sad at the same time... sad to know it took my two sons deaths to reach someone, but very happy it did reach you slh .... i will never let them be forgotten and just so you know i will never forget you slh..............i will always remember your heartfelt words to me. love and hugs to you. paula overstreet

Apr 06, 2010
thank you.. im so sorry..
by: slh

Im so incredibly indiscribly sorry about your loss.. im 22 yrs old and to be completly honest i wouldnt have even thought about reading stories like yours if i had gotten a dui.. Reading your story really made me stop and think about other people instead of just myself..i have a 3 year old son. when i go out its for me to get a break for myself and when i do that i dont think about anybody but myself.. Which is a terrible thi ng to do especially if i am drinking cuz not only could i hurt myself or someone else.. what about my son what would he do if he lost me because i was being stupid... i just want you to know that ive been selfish and because of you and your loss ive change everything not for me but for my baby.. i want you to know that i am deeply sorry for the loss of your son and i could never imagine the pain youve been through.i wanted to thank you for being strong and telling your story! I hope all is well and please keep telling your tragic story because if its helped me its going to help alot of people..

Mar 03, 2010
Im so sorry...
by: Anonymous

I am doing a speach on drinking and driving for cerritos college, in California. When i came across your story i couldnt amagin the pain your going through. I am so sorry about your sons. I will keep you and your family in prayer. God bless you!

Jan 22, 2010
Praying For U
by: Anonymous

im a 18 year old african american male from Kansas City Missouri. and i would just like to say how sorry i am for the lives of your two sons.. u are in my prayers

Dec 26, 2009
still cant beleive my 2 sons are gone
by: mother-paula overstreet

ISTRUGGLE EVERYDAY JUST TO GET UP,GO ON WITH MY LIFE, ITS SO HARD.I FEEL LIKE IM JUST HERE,JUST WATCHING THE WORLD MOVE FORWARD.I FEEL LIKE IM IN A BUBBLE LOOKING OUT INTO THE WORLD AND WONDERING WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT,WHERE SHOULD I GO,HOW DO YOU GO ON IN THE WORLD OF EVERYDAY LIVING WITHOUT YOUR KIDS? I ASK MYSELF THAT EVERYDAY...AND YOU KNOW WHAT I CANT EVEN ANSWER IT, I CAN ONLY SAY ITS SO HARD, IT HURTS SO BAD AND MY HEART IS JUST CRUSHED BECAUSE OF MY TWO SONS DEATH.I DO BLAME IT ON ALCOHOL. DRINKING AND DRIVEING. PLEASE DONT MIX ALCOHOL WITH DRIVEING.PLEASEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!I DONT WANT THIS TO BE YOUR MOMA TALKING. I DONT WANT NO ONE TO GO THREW WHAT IVE BEEN THREW IN THE PAST 5 YEARS.. I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT YOUR MOMA BEING IN MY SHOES. I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE YOUR BEST FREINDS MOMA GOING THREW WHAT I WENT THREW.JUST KNOW THIS OK'!!! IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE YOUR LIFE COULD BE OVER, OR CHANGED TREMENDOUSLY BECAUSE OF A CHOICE YOU MADE OR A FREIND MADE TO DRINK AND DRIVE...... ITS NOT WORTH IT... DO YOU HEAR ME?, ITS NOT WORTH IT. DRINKING AND DRIVEING KILLS.GOD BLESS MY MESSAGE RIGHT NOW TO REACH THE PERSON YOU WANT IT TO REACH. IF YOU CHOOSE TO DRINK AND DRIVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, PLEASE REMEMBER THE DEATHS OF MY TWO SONS, AGES 22 YEARS OLD AND 16 YEARS OLD. JEREMY AND ALAN OVERSTREET FROM GROVE HILL, ALABAMA...... YOU COULD BE THE NEXT ALCOHOL RELATED DEATH. I STILL CANT BELEIVE MY TWO SONS ARE GONE... BY PAULA OVERSTREET - MOTHER

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