Billy Jay Keys, Sniffy Keys, The Dog. and me Janette Keys.

Billy Jay Keys 16 Years Gone

Another year has passed since my only son, Billy Jay Keys, passed. It has been 16 years since we all lost him on October 25, 2003. No matter how long it has been. No matter how much time has passed. It still hurts. A pain in the heart. An emptiness that cannot be explained. I hurt that wells up from the depths and seems to rest in my throat.

I try to always be positive and not sad but some days it just hits me and I cry. I cry for all that he lost and all that he could have achieved. I cry for my loss and the hurt that’s inside. I cry for all the people he touched and could have touched with his unique personality. But, I also smile remembering the unique child and man he was. I smile remembering the original way he viewed the world around him.

Billy Jay Keys, Sniffy Keys, The Dog. and me Janette Keys.

Billy Jay Keys, Sniffy Keys, The Dog. and me Janette Keys.

These are some pictures of some of his few belongings that were returned to me by the Coroner.

Some of Billy Jay Keys belongings that were returned to me by the Coroner including his Jerry Garcia tie.

Some of Billy Jay Keys belongings that were returned to me by the Coroner including his Jerry Garcia tie. The bear was not his.

Billy Jay Keys ID. A necklace he never wore from me, his mom and the receipt in his wallet from breakfast at Burger King. Maybe the last meal he ever ate.

Billy Jay Keys ID. A necklace he never wore from me, his mom and the receipt in his wallet from breakfast at Burger King. Maybe the last meal he ever ate.

The notebook that has some of Billy Jay Keys drawings, stories, poems and notes from friends along with some of his belongings returned to me.

The notebook that has some of Billy Jay Keys drawings, stories, poems and notes from friends along with some of his belongings returned to me.

Billy Jay Keys Aftercare Plan 10-19-2003. The hardest thing about this was his plan to come visit his mom in Dominican Republic.

Billy Jay Keys Aftercare Plan 10-19-2003. The hardest thing about this was his plan to come visit his mom in Dominican Republic.

I made a memory picture page for Billy Jay “Billy Jay Keys Memories” on Flickr


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