My Mom Was Killed

by Erica Burrows
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

On March 2, 2007 my mother was killed by a drunk driver as she headed to the cemetary to visit my fathers grave. She had just left church and was dressed in all white after having taken what was now her final communion.

She died right outside the gate of the cemetary.

My mother never drank and taught her children to drink responsibly. The drunk driver who killed my mother was sentenced to 15 years in prison but it still doesn't seem like enough time. He never apologized and even blamed her at his sentencing.

After two years and nine months it still hurts.

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May 06, 2013
So sorry!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I understand your pain about your mother. I lost my mom to in 1990.The animal who murdered her served only 11 months in prison.I think there should be a law for murder that charges them with using a dangourous weapon.

Jul 02, 2011
I'm sorry for your loss
by: Andi

My dad was killed on November 29, 2005 while on his way to work. The driver of the other vehicle was drunk and also high, he was going the wrong way on interstate 35.I am an emergency room nurse and I see traumas every single day because people (if thats was you want to call them!) decide to get behind the wheel drunk and or high. The guy got 10 years but will be eligible for parole next year. My family and I are trying our hardest to stop this so that this scumbag does not ruin the lives of another family. The funny thing about this is that my dad was an alcoholic for 15 years and was sober for 2 years before getting killed. It is heartbreaking to know that either way alcohol killed my father. I am so sorry for what you are having to go through, it is tough and the road is long and bumpy but there is light at the end of the tunnel.If it wouldn't have been for my husband i do not know how i would have gotten through it. Thanks for taking the time to read my comment and God Bless!

Dec 22, 2009
i am truely sorry for your loss
by: paula overstreet

DEAR CHILD, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I AM TRUELY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I ALSO HAVE LOSS TWO CHILDREN IN TWO DIFFERENT BUT ALCOHOL RELATED ACCIDENTS.ONE WAS DRINKING AND DRIVING. ONE WAS NOT, BUT RIDEING WITH THE BEST FREIND TO HIS OLDEST BROTHER WHO HAD PASSED ONE YEAR EIGHT MONTHS EARLIER. JEREMY WAS 22 YEARS OLD AND HAD WRECKED ON OCT. 2ND,2004, THAT WAS MY FIRST BORN SON.MY OTHER SON WAS ONLY 16, HE WAS THE ONE RIDEING WITH JEREMYS BEST FREIND. THIS HAPPENED IN JUNE THE 25TH DAY OF 2006. I LOSS BOTH SONS DUE TO ALCOHOL RELATED WRECKS. IT IS SO HARD WITHOUT THEM AND I KNOW YOUR PAIN. I WANT YOU TO KNOW IM THINKING ABOUT YOU THIS VERY SECOND AND LISTEN MY HEART ACHES AND ACHES FOR YOU. THE HOLIDAYS ARE THE WORSE. JUST REMEMBER YOUR MOMS ALWAYS WITH YOU , SHE WANTS YOU TO BE HAPPY. ONE SWEET DAY, YOULL BE WITH HER AGAIN. IF YOU EVER NEED TO TALK, JUST LET ME KNOW . MY EMAIL IS paulaoverstreet@yahoo.com YOU CAN WRITE ME ANYTIME. LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, PAULA GIBSON OVERSTREET.

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