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RIP Landon

In Loving Memory of Landon W. Chambers

October 01, 1986 - May 07, 2003

Landon

One of the most tragic occurances of life is the death of a friend. Especially a friend who was as unique and sweet as Landon. Even though you're gone, you'll always be in our memories, Landon Love. We'll always love you.

Landon en Rachel

Landon's Song


The days go by so slowly, and I don't know what to do
Cuz ever since you left me, nothing in life feels true
I've been walking in a daze, missing your darling face
And I know no matter what, no one will ever take your place

I miss you, with everything in me, with all that I am
All I can do is try to live, and live and try to be all I can
I can't imagine not ever seeing you again
Never telling you you're crazy, never listening to your plans
Everything in me hurts, nothing feels right
And I think of you constantly when I try to sleep at night

So now the funeral's over, and I'm trying to let you go
You left me physically, but you know I'll always know
That one blissfully sweet day, someplace, sometime
Your beautiful soul will reunite with mine

I miss you, with everything in me, with all that I am
All I can do is try to live, and live and try to be all I can
I can't imagine not ever seeing you again
Never telling you you're crazy, never listening to your plans
Everything in me hurts, nothing feels right
And I think of you constantly when I try to sleep at night

My heart can try to go on, but the chances are so slim
I know that God loves you, and you went to be with him
But we miss you here on Earth, every minute, everyday
And it's hard to understand why life has to be this way

I miss you, with everything in me, with all that I am
All I can do is try to live, and live and try to be all I can
I can't imagine not ever seeing you again
Never telling you you're crazy, never listening to your plans
Everything in me hurts, nothing feels right
And I think of you constantly when I try to sleep at night

I can't let you go, I can't say goodbye, I can't say it's over, I'd be living in a lie...



I met Landon Chambers on my first day of high school. He was a sophomore and the only class we shared was a 5th bell science class, which at our school was the only class we had everyday. I remember how he helped me out and warned me against certain teachers at a time when I was afraid to talk to anyone. Landon wasn't a complete innocent. Like practically every teenager except maybe me, he was into the drug scene, but not horribly so. He was always pretty happy at least. At the absolute worse, he'd get annoyed at people. Despite what I denied until it was too late, I did have a crush on him for a while. It was hard not to. We had a lot of good times together. For an entire school year we spent everyday sitting next to each other in science class. The next year came, and he was a junior with a lot to do. I was dealing with my own issues, and without a class together we barely talked. I still regret that to this day. I missed talking to him, though, and when I heard he was going out with one of my best friends, Rachel, I was happy for both of them. Rachel needed someone that made her happy, and Landon deserved her. I remember seeing them outside of mine and Rachel's French class hugging and being so happy. When Landon died, it was too soon. I remember going home and seeing the horrible car accident. Letting my friend, Megan cry on my shoulder, because she'd seen the wreck and knew no one could of lived. Saw the truck hit the little red car, and saw the driver of the truck get out, unharmed, and flee in a hit and run. All the times we said "Could you imagine what it would be like if that were someone we knew?"... Talking about how people didn't die that young. Promising to watch the news and pray for whoever had been involved. But me, in my naive little world, went straight home and worked all night trying to finish a project I should have finished weeks ago... not accepting phone calls. The next morning, I saw the look on everyone's faces. Heard them say it, but I couldn't comprehend it. Landon couldn't be dead. It didn't make sense. I was so used to seeing him at least in the morning, and I couldn't believe it when they said he was gone. The counselors came in and the psychiatrists the school had hired. They didn't help, they just harrassed us. All I wanted was to see Rachel, though. I asked for her, they said they'd get her when I calmed down. I don't know how they expected me to, but once the tears were flowing silently, they called for her. She'd already gone home. I couldn't believe she'd had the strength to go to school in the first place. I remember how hard it was to go to the memorial they'd set up at the accident scene. Landon'd been on his way to baseball practice. It's all so unfair. His brother'd been driving. He lived, only to see his brother die. They'd worn seatbelts, but what good did that do? The viewing was awful. He didn't look peaceful, he didn't even look like himself. And the bastard that killed him didn't even get a decent penalty. The news people were happy for awhile at least. Lots of angry teenagers to make great six o'clock specials. No one held back on telling them what we thought of their media. They still used the material. I walked into the funeral late with three friends. We sat in the front pew, only a couple of feet away from the casket and sang Amazing Grace. I haven't been able to sing it since. I'm not really a Christain, seeing as I'm a Wiccan, so going into a church was new to me, but it was hard for even me to understand why my ex spit on the steps. It took a month before I was able to talk about it and longer for the nightmares to stop. I went through all the stages. Anger, depression, a week of a psychotic lack of emotion. I still sit and read through the notes we wrote back and forth in science and I keep a flower from his casket on my mirror. I miss him dearly and I love him more. I hope he's living on in peace. He'll never be forgotten.



By MICHELLE WASHINGTON, The Virginian-Pilot
July 18, 2003 Last updated: 5:18 PM

NORFOLK -- The wreck in May killed a high school honor student, devastated a family and left a repeat drunken driver facing blame.

But Roy Lee Everett insisted he wasn't that driver. His brother was, he told one police officer. A guy named Tony was behind the wheel, he told another.

On Thursday, Everett dropped his denials. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, DUI and other charges stemming from the afternoon of May 6, when he slammed his pickup into a small car and left 16-year-old Landon W. Chambers dead.

The plea means Everett, 30, admits to the facts prosecutors would have had to prove at trial: He was driving. He was drunk. He killed Landon.

Now he faces up to 30 years in prison.




It hurts a lot. And nothing can ease the pain but time. Landon should be a senior now. That's been on my mind lately. I don't want to be depressing, but I miss him a lot. And everytime I think about him, the cold reality hits. Hard. No matter what, I'll always love him.


Landon and Rachel