"I had some very fond memories of times that I spent with Chris.One winter Chris, Sincere and I were all
riding on a bike and Sincere was on the back and Chris was on the front. We were riding down a hill so fast and I couldnt
stop the bike but by the time we had got to the end of the hill we had so much fun because I actually thought that they would
be the ones riding me but it was fun. I never knew it but the other day Sincere told me that the first time Chris saw me he
thought that I was cute but I never Knew that because Chris was a very shy person. We spent hours talking about the fvun times
we had with Chris and seeing everyone together kind of made me think a little. Aunty Yvette needed help with fixing her radio
and she asked for Chris because she knows that he is very skillful but he wasn't there to do it. The point is we were all
together sharing the good times that we know Chris would be there to share with us and that's what i miss alot.I love you
"This is for my cousin Chris, I do not consider
him as being gone. Therfore I'm am going to talk to you as if we are face to face. I know we do not see each other often.I
live in the Bronx you in PA. lately I have been missing you. The memories that I have of you I always think about when I'm
mad so I can laugh. When I get screamed at by mommy instead of saying something back to get me in more trouble.I think of
something funny you did and just start laughing. You keep me out of trouble a lot. Thanks for that. You know every time I
see you I ask if you have a girlfriend, So do you yet? do not say no, you know I will find out, if so I want to see her? I'm
joking!. I am going to let you go now. Love you and talk to you soon. I am sure about that. Chris you can always drop in to
visit. I will feel you in my presence so when you’re around me be good ok. I am watching you. Love Youu Rosey!"
There’s not a day that goes by and I don’t think about my boy Chris, he made all my trips to
PA fun all the time. When I was bored, I would go and see what he was doing, when I was hungry I go see what he was eating.
Through my eyes he was my cousin and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t see him as being gone, I see him
as being away for the time being. "We will always love you" ROSEY!"
"Christopher, I just want to hold you so badly right now. I was
thinking you probably can't understand how badly, but I forgot you are beyond understanding right now. You are with the omniscient
God. I miss you sooo much and I cant wait to see you again. I just cant wait. Keep a spot warm in heaven for me. I love you!"
"every morning i get up and see his face on the wall with his
smile which makes me smile 2 buh sumtimes at nite i jus look at his picture and start 2 cry and i try 2 stop but i cant..i
jus cant cause someone like chri really didnt deserve that...u cant find lots of ppl like chris...he's one of a kind...and
i try 2 remember all things we use to do in classes we use to have fun lol...he so hilarious...and we love him for that...i
remember one day when i was new i was sad cause something had happen in my family and i was in the halls and he came and just
kept on smiling and im laughin and he was like much better...fro that day on we was very close...and what really gets to me
is the last words that came out his mouth to me was on the last day of school and we was at the bus stop and we was lookin
at the yearbook and it was showin the best friends winners of 2005 and rosey was like dats gonna be me and kennith and i was
like nah its gonna be me and tima then he was like "in the year of 2007 we gonna see who gonna win" when i think of him those
words jus keep on coming in my mind...but we still gonna hol' him down!!love u chris very very much!"
"chris and i connectedon a really deep level, ever since we met
we had fun and never regreted hanging out with eachother. chris if youre reading this just know that i miss you and i won't
stop being the fat boy you know and love."
"hey boo! i miss u so so much its not even funny!everybody be
missin u!love u rosey!!!"
"Christopher is my son. He was so very precious to me. He was a pleasant
baby, a good son and was growing into a fine young man. Christopher attended Mercy Montessori Pre-School, then St. Theres'a
School of the Little Flower, then P.S. 208 in Brooklyn. He left Brooklyn when he was 9 years old to live in Pennsylvania so
that would be able to thrive in a safer environment. He would spend most weekends and Summers in Brooklyn while he lived most
of the year in PA. He was very easygoing and obedient. He never fussed much about anything, even if he disagreed. I remember
his favorite phrase being "it doesn't matter mommy" whenver I would begin to stress too much about anything. He had a knack
for making each person feel special because he cared about people that much. he loved his family and he loved his friends.
This is why we allowed him to take the trip that July 4th weekend to return to PA to spend the holiday with his friends. Unfortunately
he never made it past two blocks. I know that God is in control and He loves Christopher as much as I do (maybe even
more. I know that He will bring justice for Christopher. I also know that Chris is with Him now. It's just that it hurts because
he's not with me and he was so precious to me. I can't wait to see him and I wish I could find out what he thinks of
the campaign and the website. I know he would be in favor of the campaign because he enjoyed helping people especially young
people and always tired to make them feel better."
"Chris was a very bright and intelligent person who had a good sense of humor and kew how to make everyone
laugh. Especially me. We had some good times together. I remember a time where we had locked out of the house on a dasy where
there was no electricity and we had to go over to chris' house. We sat in the house just talking about different things and
acting crazy with one another. Me, David, Yaisha, Chris, Kenneth,and Joey. We had some good times together that I would never
forget and those times I had with Chris I will always cherish. Everytime I look at his picture I think about the summers to
come and how things will be without Chris. To me it will not be as fun because our laughing soldier will not be there standing
by us to make us laugh. I will miss you Chris and hope to see you again one day. R.I.P!"
"I miss you so much Sonny Boy. I wish I could talk to you now. Please
put in a word for us with God so that He will show us favor in carrying on for you in His name. By-the-way, you did good son.
I love you forever."
"Dear son I miss u so much. I cant wait for you and I to be together
again. Love Daddy."
"... we'll always love and miss u Christopher enjoy heaven :-) :-) "
"Rosey was one of the funniest kids I ever knew. He was good hearted and pure. We used to wake up so late
and have to run with our pourage that Mr. Rose would make for us to the bus stop. I rap and sometimes he would come in my
room and start freestyling and he would say some of the funniest things I ever heard. He was such a genuine kid and a necessity
to life. Whenever we needed someone to make us laugh he was there. Whenever we needed a favor he was there. He is one of the
main reasons I graduated high school. If it wasnt for him I dont know how things would have turned out for me. I never hurt
so bad before the day i was told what happened. All i kept thinking about is how much I wish it could have been me. It should
have been me. I have lost so many friends and family in the past few years. im so sick to my stomach and I want to cry but
I can't. I carry Rosie in my heart everyday and i think about him all the time and life will never be the same without him.
I will miss him forever. But until i see him again ill carry his legacy in my heart."
"... WE MISS YOU ROSEY! WE LOVE YOU! I WAIT FOR THE DAY WE REUNITE AT THE PEARLY GATES!"
"Christopher, my cousin and my friend. Since you've passed I think about you everyday. In my thoughts I
think about when we first started going to school in Pennsylvania, While you were attending elementary school, I was in high
school. The both of us at the same time made a big move and a big change in life by moving to Pennsylvania. We had two caring
parents that only wanted the best for us. Even though your physically gone, your still here mentally and spirtually. I LOVE
YOU, and I know that your in a better place."
From Amanda and Catherine:
"We love rosey .. and you will forver be in our hearts! R.I.P"
"Christopher was always such a sweet child. He had such an innocence about him as a baby that never quite
went away. From my point of view as his aunty, he was usually very quiet around me. As he grew older, I would see signs of
the young man he was growing into, less shyness, more confidence and more of a sense of himself. I was curious to learn more
about him but I figured he was a teenage boy and he probably didn't know what to say to an older aunty he saw at most, a few
times a year. I assumed the day would naturally come when we could chat a bit and get to know each other better. That day
has been stolen from me by the person who killed Christopher. I will miss him and my heart aches for those who knew him better
than I and who feel the loss even more deeply."
"..His smile and since of humor can always put a smile on anyone's face. Every time I would go there he would ask. "Jasmine,
when are you gonna braid my hair?" and I will always respond by saying "Next time I come back." That went on for quite sometime
and unfortunately next time never came. I will always love and miss him. R.I.P. Rosie!!!"
From Yvette Keitt:
"...HE COULD MAKE ANY SITUATION FUNNY NO MATTER HOW SERIOUS. CHRISTOPHER WAS NOT A MORNING PERSON , HE WAS NOT A YOUTH
THAT HAD TO BE FRONT & CENTER. LIKE MOST YOUTH TODAY HE LOVED CUP OF NOODLES, VIDEO GAMES, MUSIC VIDEO'S , SNEAKNERS,
PARTIES AND HIS FRIENDS, CHRISTOPHER KNEW GOD AND HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. WHAT HE LOVED MOST ABOUT PA WAS HIS FRIEND/BROTHER
KENNETH. KENNETH AND CHRITOPHER DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER. THEY WERE ONLY A MONTH APART. THEY HAD PLANS!. PLANS TO START OUT
AS JUNIORS THIS YEAR, TO PLAY BASKEBALL WITH THE SCHOOL TEAM, GET THEIR DRIVING PERMITS , ATTEND THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR PROM.
AND TO START LOOKING AT COLLEGES. I HAD PLAN TO SUPPORT THEM ALL THE WAY THOUGH. I STILL HAVE THOSE PLANS. I’M JUST
PLANNING FOR ONLY ONE. GOD HAS THE MASTER PLAN FOR CHRISTOPHER.HOPEFULLY FOR ME I CAN GET MY FAMILY THOUGH THIS AND I CAN
STOP LOOKING AT THE ROSE'S DOOR WISHING TO SEE CHRISTOPHER DOING SOMETHING SILLY."
":...Rosey was one who never harmed anyone. Noone could ever say they were mad at him, or wanted to fight him for whatever
reason. He was a loving caring kid. He was well respected by everyone in the school. Always making someone laugh and smile.
Always doing something dumb in the halls and in class..."
"HE WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN I WAS HUNGRY AND WE ALWAYS FOUGHT AND HIM AN KENNETH BEAT ME UP BUT I NEVER TOLD HIM THAT I
LOVED HIM AND I DO"
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