Jarrett Lane

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I am shocked! We shall remember each of you!

Sergey (Russia)

Posted by: Sergey | April 18, 2007 07:55 PM

I am shocked! We shall remember each of you!

Sergey (Russia)

Posted by: Sergey | April 18, 2007 07:57 PM

feeling very sad and shocked to hear this news. But all of you still living in the heart who love and caring you.

Posted by: Roin ( China) | April 19, 2007 12:09 AM

I did not know this young man, but something about his story strikes home to me. Something in his smile and his history remind me of a young man I knew who was involved in the Thurston school shooting in Oregon, about 9 years ago. He was a friend of mine who was working that day. I know how it affected him and how it affected those of us that were close to people present that day. Though I don't know anyone involved, my heart and prayers goes out to you all. May the memories of this young man remain with you always and please know there are people around the country who empathize and share in your pain. May the good lord comfort and shine on the survivors, students, family and faculty of Virginia Tech. Regardless of my College Alma Mater, at this time I join you as Hokies!

Posted by: Steve | April 19, 2007 04:03 PM

I grew up and attended school in the home of the Green Wave and although I left many years ago,its still home. I did not know Jarrett he is so much younger than me, but I know his heart because it is the heart and soul of the good people living in this small community and I know that his family and friends will all feel comforted by the good people of this community because that's the kind of people that live in Narrows. God continue to wrap Jarrett's family and friends in His loving arms and God bless Va Tech.

Posted by: A. H. Yates | April 19, 2007 04:32 PM

i'm terribly sorry for your loss.
may his soul rest in peace.

Posted by: anonymous | April 19, 2007 11:14 PM

There is little solace in times of such tragic loss. Jarrett, his classmates and teachers, were taken in a moment that can never be understood. The shared grief of strangers throughout the world cannot bring relief. This community of compassion presents those who loved him a sense, at least. that they are not alone in their suffering. Jarrett’s infectious smile reminds me of a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson called “In Memoriam”. It is my offering to all who mourn this young man and those who died with him. May peace be with you.

YET, O stricken heart, remember, O remember
How of human days he lived the better part.
April came to bloom and never dim December
Breathed its killing chills upon the head or heart.

Doomed to know not Winter, only Spring, a being
Trod the flowery April blithely for awhile,
Took his fill of music, joy of thought and seeing,
Came and stayed and went, nor ever ceased to smile.

Came and stayed and went, and now when all is finished,
You alone have crossed the melancholy stream,
Yours the pang, but his, O his, the undiminished
Undecaying gladness, undeparted dream.

All that life contains of torture, toil, and treason,
All that life contains of torture, toil, and treason,
Here, a boy, he dwelt through all the singing season
And ere the day of sorrow departed as he came.

Posted by: Robert K. Jones | April 20, 2007 05:43 AM

Rest in peace

Posted by: Phyle R | April 20, 2007 07:19 AM

I never met Jarrett, but I know how home-loving and tight-knit the people of Narrows are. Our daughter graduated from VT and worked in the Elementary School and in some of the homes in Narrows in 2004, providing services to the Special Needs students. I probably watched Jarrett play football and never thought that such a strong and dedicated young man would be called to heaven at his age. But, God has a plan and it probably required Jarrett to be one of his Engineers to make it happen.

Posted by: Gary Bucy - - A Hokie Dad | April 20, 2007 10:37 AM

My heart and prayers go out to the families, students and nation as we all try to make sense of what has happened. May you all be comforted at this time.

Posted by: V. Denise Williams | April 20, 2007 11:34 AM


Posted by: DONNA GALE | April 20, 2007 09:47 PM

Reading Jarrett's profile made me especially emotional. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends and the whole close-knit community in Narrows.

I'm so, so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: L.M.S | April 20, 2007 11:45 PM

I had the pleasure of knowing Jarrett when he was a freshman, and he was just a genuinely nice person. Even at that young of an age, he impressed me by how motivated he was in his acadamics, and I remember that instead of staying at school and partying on the weekends, he almost always went home to Narrows to be with his family. It truly breaks my heart that this has happened to him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by: Sara Powell | April 21, 2007 07:41 AM

My God, how do you let such a beautiful light as Jarrett get snuffed out by an animal? Remembering these beautiful kids and the spirit they brought to this planet for too short a time is the best we can do. I would have been proud to have Jarrett as a son. What better tribute can I give him? If I could, I would. Joe C. (A college boys dad)

Posted by: Joe Cavanagh | April 21, 2007 11:29 AM

i live on the west coast. i have never met Jarrett. However his testimony is a blessing. i pray in the name of JESUS CHRIST that family and friends will trust in our loving GOD to endure you all through this extremely difficult loss. GOD is faithful and will never leave you or forsake you. Don't ever forget that Jarrett didn't deny JESUS CHRIST, and so JESUS CHRIST didn't deny Jarrett. GOD cannot lie! So those of you whose LORD and SAVIOR is JESUS CHRIST, remember...soon, in GOD's own divine and perfect timing you will see Jarrett again! And this time it will be forever! JESUS said where i am, that's where my friends will be! i wonder if he has met my grandparents who are also in Heaven? From a brother in CHRIST.

Posted by: Robert Tackaberry | April 21, 2007 03:27 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers.

Posted by: nicole | April 22, 2007 01:24 AM

To the Lane Family,
I am deeply sorry for the lost of your son, and brother, I can imagine that your family must have gone through now that Jarrett is not here anymore.

Posted by: Yuhon ho | April 23, 2007 12:43 AM

I met Jarrett when i was in 8th Grade. He was the funniest and the smartest person i have ever met. He was a great athlete. I know now God has great sports, just because he's on the team now. To the family i am sorry for what has happend. I keep you in my prayers.

Posted by: Jessica Hare | April 23, 2007 12:24 PM

We did not know Jarrett, but my husband's cousin lives in Narrows, and e-mailed his name and some info so we could pray for the family. We would just like to share that we do understand your pain as we just lost our son Lance Corporal Trevor A. Roberts, a Marine, just 4 weeks ago while serving in Iraq. He was just days away from getting ready to come home. These last weeks have been very hard, and we miss him terribly, but put your trust in the Lord as we have done, and let him carry you through this. Our prayers will be with you, and already have been since we heard of the tragedy, and could understand what all of you as parents are going through. It is so hard for us to understand, but God has given us nuggets to hold onto of what His greater plan is about. All you can do right now is take one day at a time, sometimes one hour or one minute at a time. That's where we still are also, but God will help every step of the way.

Posted by: Chuck & Twyla | April 24, 2007 01:55 AM

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families. We never know why something so devastating happens but we always have to look to God and trust that something good will come of it in the long run. We don't always know his plans. All those who lost their lives have not lost them in vain. They have touched a multitude. Lois Lane,NY

Posted by: Lois Lane | April 24, 2007 10:02 PM

We at Kingwood United Methodist church, would like the family of Jarrett Lee Lane to know that you are in our every prayer. We are actually joining together to pray for each family and send out clinging crosses(special handmade wooden crosses that are made to fit into your palm as your fingers wrap around it)Thses are special to have in any time of prayer. We would really like to be able to send these to the family members of Jarrett Lane. Would there be a church address or a P.O. box that we could send these to??
It is our hope that through our prayers and our sorrows for your family, we will take away some of your hurt and pain and Christ will bring you peace and comfort and surround you with His love. God Bless each of you during this most difficult time.
In His name, The Bryants

Posted by: Coy Bryant | April 25, 2007 03:09 PM

Although I never met Jarrett, I will miss him thge rest of my life. It seems so wrong that a talented, loved beautiful young man be called home so soon, but I know he will be welcomed in his rest and will live on forever in the hearts of many on earth.

Posted by: Randy Matsumoto | April 26, 2007 04:44 PM

The unimaginable pain of a mother at the loss of her son in the prime of his life, I can only begin to imagine...and it hurts just in imagining. You, Jarrett's mother, face that now. May God's peace and grace be with you through that walk over the coming days, months, years.

Jarrett's story just came to me via e-mail. His life, his legacy and his memory lives on...in your hearts. His testimony will do so as well...through words shared.

"For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." I Cor. 13:12

And you will see your precious Jarrett again one day. Until then, I pray God's peace for your mother's heart.

Posted by: Susan | April 30, 2007 02:04 PM


We have been through a lot dealing with our loss of you.. your smile brightend every one's day. You made the town of Narrows family very proud of what you accomplished. We will never forget but we will always forgive...

Posted by: Narrows High School | May 2, 2007 01:35 PM

Jarrett Lane was a great loving person... i had the pleasure of being a frien with him! he was always saying things to make you laugh! i first got to know jarrett when we ran track together, he was always a great athlete at any sport he played, he was the worlds greatest friend, and i will always love and miss him!!

Posted by: candice dalton | May 4, 2007 08:45 PM

I was drawn to Jarrett's picture. He looks like my nephew so very much. I am a single mom of three. To Jarrett's family, so many extra prayers for you...to Jarrett in heaven, you've touched so many lives. How fortunate those lives have been to have known you. Sweet dreams, Jarrett. Jackie in Austin, Texas

Posted by: jackie schneider | May 8, 2007 12:49 PM

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