Mary Read

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Pete, Cathy, Yon Son and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so very very sorry.

Posted by: Sandra & John Hudson | April 18, 2007 05:19 PM

Rest in peace Mary. I didn't know you but I went to Annandale High School. Graduated in 1984. And, like you mention in your myspace profile, chocolate chip cookie dough is my favorite ice cream too. My condolences to your family. It's so sad.

Posted by: Gregory French | April 19, 2007 02:39 PM

Everyone at Annandale HS grieves for you.

Posted by: Sundance Krieger | April 19, 2007 04:15 PM

I am devastated and cannot read articles and stories all the way. I am South Korea Born Canadian citizen. If I know any better English vocabulary than condolences,I would do so wish God bless Mary and her family.

Posted by: Woo Shim | April 19, 2007 08:05 PM

I am devastated and cannot read articles and stories all the way. I am South Korea Born Canadian citizen. If I know any better English vocabulary than condolences,I would do so wish God bless Mary and her family.

Posted by: Woo | April 19, 2007 08:07 PM

To the Read family my sympathy goes out to the Read family.I'M sorry this happened to your daughter. May God Bless You
and heaven
smile upon you!

Posted by: Erica | April 19, 2007 09:18 PM

A beautiful soul, may you rest in peace.

Posted by: A fellow Hokie | April 19, 2007 09:52 PM

Thank you, Mr. Read, for speaking out to all to remember to focus on what is of greatest value, the lives of each one of these individuals that we have lost. Your words are true and helpful to everyone. I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers are with you.

Posted by: Deborah Jones | April 20, 2007 03:53 AM

Rest in peace Mary, you are now in safe hands because you are sitting with God forever, may God bless you forever.

Posted by: Philippe | April 20, 2007 07:55 AM

Good Afternoon..I am a Annandale Graduate and Im so so sorry to hear this news however I didn't know Mary Reed but I would like to send my prayers out to her Family and friends. Im sure she was a lovely young lady. She is in a better place with god. She is smiling down on everyone just letting you all know she is alright! She is well taken care of now. She is taken care but GOD. She is one of his beautiful ANGLES..
May she rest in peace...

Posted by: Natasha | April 20, 2007 02:51 PM

Pete and Cathy,
Our human hearts ache for your loss.
May our faith filled souls focus on the shining light to guide this darkened path.
We raise our voices in song in praise and thanksgiving for your beautiful daughter.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Lucia Forte on behalf of Holy Family Parish, Virginia Beach | April 20, 2007 04:12 PM

Rest in Peace, Mary

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Posted by: ? | April 20, 2007 05:59 PM

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He alos justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:28-31


Posted by: a friend | April 20, 2007 07:02 PM

May God bless and keep you and your family.

Posted by: A fellow ATOM and HOKIE | April 20, 2007 10:48 PM

God bless.

Posted by: George | April 21, 2007 05:08 AM

Dear Read Family,
I used to live in Annandale. What happened is unbelievable sad. May God help you in this time.

Posted by: RI | April 21, 2007 08:32 AM

We will never forget your beatiful smile Mary
Rest in peace.

Posted by: mahelisse | April 21, 2007 01:22 PM

The Window of Mind
[In Memory of Mary Karen Read's Innocent Smile]

-Elliot M. Kim from Seoul, Korea

If a smile not habitual is sent to everybody

to open the window of all minds,

Under the sky getting brighter,

In the darkness getting deeper,

In the beauty we could not reach,

Every mind of ours

will open a flower beautiful and sublime.

Every mind of 'here and there' sadness

will open a flower in itself,

will open a flower of mercy.

The deep, deep root of *'hanultari'

will reach the whole things on the edges of this world.


* a whole world under the sky

Posted by: Elliot M. Kim | April 21, 2007 02:24 PM

Dear Pete and Cathy,
My heart aches for you and your family. May the God of all consolation dwell deeply in you and surround you with healing Love. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carolyn Collings, Church of the Holy Family

Posted by: carolyn Collings | April 21, 2007 05:01 PM

Cathy,Pete and family,
We can only begin to know the pain of your loss but as a co-worker and fellow VT parents we want you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you all. The Rus Jones family

Posted by: Rus and Terre Jones | April 21, 2007 08:01 PM

I don't know you well. But I know that you are too young and beautiful to die this much early in your life. May have a rest in the heaven, free of guns and senseless acts.

Posted by: Don Lee | April 21, 2007 09:00 PM

Mary has a smile that brought a joy to Heaven, and that smile has filled the hearts of the weeping, with hope that knows she has gone to a far, far better place.

Posted by: Lorenzo Porricelli | April 21, 2007 09:28 PM

I am an Australian Mum of five kids and am praying for the family and friends of this beautiful girl, Mary who I will meet in heaven one day.I feel after reading her MySpace that I know her. May God sustain and strengthen you.

Posted by: Roz Hancock | April 22, 2007 09:17 AM

Beautiful smile and beautiful person. You all are beautiful. To your families, you're in my prayers.

Posted by: aisha sherbiny | April 22, 2007 10:05 AM

You were so young and beautiful. Its terrible what happened to you. Our priest today talked about you in his homily. You were a great person. May you always be in comfort with God.

Posted by: Anna | April 22, 2007 04:35 PM

To Mr. and Mrs. Read, and especially Stephen Read, I am so sorry about what happened. I hope Stephen will feel better and return to school soon.

Posted by: Yena Seo | April 23, 2007 02:25 PM

To Mr. and Mrs. Read, Yon Son, and all of Mary's family, especially Stephen J. Read, I am so, so sorry about what happened to Mary. I never knew her, but you must be devastated. Since Mary was a Christian we now know that she is in a better place, spending all of eternity with our father in heaven.

Posted by: Yena | April 23, 2007 02:28 PM

I'm so sorry for what happened to your daughter. No words can describe how I feel about this. I keep reading her story over and over again. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by: Danh C. Do | April 24, 2007 11:30 AM

The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells in the sand.
The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops but yet it echoes on in sweet refrains.
For every joy that passes something beautiful remains.

Posted by: John Schoo | April 25, 2007 11:07 AM

Our hearts are heavy over your loss. We pray for your family. Your Mary is what we believe "Heaven" is all about. May God bless you and comfort you through these horrible days.
Greg & Janice Conner
Centre, Alabama

Posted by: Janice Conner | April 26, 2007 02:20 PM

i am sorry that she died!

Posted by: suprgirlat | April 26, 2007 02:26 PM

i feel deeply this tragedy i, also have encountered a near death experience in my native El Salvador. I pray that one day we rejoice in heaven pain free.

Posted by: l. Hernandez | April 26, 2007 02:31 PM

I would like to say that my heart goes out to the Reed family in this time of grief and sorrow. May you rest assure that Mary is in heaven looking down on us and awaiting to meet you all again. May God bless your family. A concerned citizen in Dyersburg, TN

Posted by: Tamara Pritchard Jones | April 26, 2007 03:04 PM

Bless you all at this time of great sorrow! God is with you always.

Posted by: Brenda | April 26, 2007 03:16 PM

Joyful memories of mary will always be in your heart..Mary has touched the hearts of so many people and will truly be missed..She has a brought smile.. God just recieved a pretty angel..My thoughts and prayers are with u and your family...I will always keep u in my heart..May god bless u..

Posted by: john segsouvanh | April 26, 2007 06:11 PM

I cried for a girl I never knew before.
Rest in peace Mary.

Posted by: alton | April 27, 2007 03:46 AM

My prayers are with you and the family

Posted by: | April 27, 2007 08:57 AM

I will like to show respect to this young woman family. My heart goes out to your family and friends. Things like this is on call for and it makes you stronger. Just rememberr her good things and not always the bad. God blesss you all and my heart and prayers goes out to you.

Posted by: Rosa Perez | April 27, 2007 05:20 PM

My heart goes out to all those whos lives were lost on April 16, 2007.

Posted by: Jessie | April 27, 2007 05:54 PM

I was in St. Marys Church in Blacksburg on Tuesday morning, April 17th. I came to find some solace in the Mass and the words of the priest. I did not realize Mary's father was there until after Mass, as I met a student who said she was Mary's very best friend. She was there with her parents. Agony was in all of our faces. I was there with my 19 year old who attends the local community college. With empathy and compassion and the love of Our Savior, I reach out to you, sending deepest condolances and prayers in your time of unspeakable sorrow.

Posted by: Diana Green | May 5, 2007 08:55 AM

You're such an amazing person. Hard to see you leave this earth like this.

Posted by: a friend | May 14, 2007 02:12 AM



Posted by: | May 14, 2007 12:19 PM

Such a beautiful smile on a happy young lady. Now gone from this earth forever, but love never dies. The time we spend on this earth is hard but brief, it is less than a drop of water in an ocean - and one day all those that you know and love will be together, never to be separated again.

Posted by: Rob | May 18, 2007 10:14 PM

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