During the days following Steve's death, his friends wrote the following words in his memory. Initially gathered together and placed in a binder by Beth S., they are posted here for all to see, as their composers had requested.
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"Steve, we know you would have stayed if you
could" - Some of Steve's relatives
JAMIE A.: Steve, I still have to draw you that picture. Don't worry...I will! I miss you and love you. You always made me laugh and smile. I love you!
ANGIE: Steve, we had a good time. You'll be missed, but never forgotten. Love always!
MEGAN B.: You'll be with us forever, Steve. And we will never forget you!!
ANGE B.: Steve, I miss you so much and I want you to know that I love you and will never forget you!
SARAH B.: Steve, you will always be in my heart and we will all miss you forever. We love you!
AMANDA B.: We all love you and no one will ever forget you! Steve, you were always there for everybody and no one will ever forget that. I'll miss you a lot. Love ya always.
SANDI D.: Steve has helped me more than anyone else ever did. I love him and I'm glad he's happy. JONES forever! See you when I get there. Love always.
JAMIE E.: I love you, Steve. You always knew how to keep us smiling. We will miss you so much. You're in our prayers.
JAMIE E.: Steve, you were an awesome friend. I'll never forget our times together! I love you!!
JENNA H.: I love you, Steve. You will always be in my heart.
TARA H.: Thanks for always making me laugh. I miss you so much. Love ya!
ADAM H.: Sorry about your son. God is with you.
LINDSAY H.: Steve, thanks for all the great times you made me laugh. I knew I could always count on you for it!
ADINA H.: You are such an awesome person, a great friend. I will never forget you or the fun times we had.
KIM H.: Steve, I love you and I miss you so much. You will always have a place in my heart. Always. The way that Steve and I would always ask each other simple common questions like, "Have you ever worn a sweatshirt before?" Steve had the laugh and the look that always made me laugh.
BECKY J.: We will miss you!
ANG K.: We all love you and we will never forget you. Jonez forever.Steve will always be remembered in everything we do. God bless Steve and his family. Love forever.
TRAVIS K.: We had some good times, some weird artwork, and some dirt. Lunic crew forever. We'll miss you a lot.
COURTNEY K.: Steve, I already miss you. Don't worry, I will never forget you. You will always be in my heart.
NATE-DOG (NATHAN K.): Steve, you were and are like a brother to me. When you left, a part of me left, too! Even though we aren't as close as we used to be, we will always be friends. I'll never forget you and I'll always miss you.
JOANNE K.: Thanks for all the smiles and memories! We love you.
ERIN K.: Steve, thanks for all the fun. I'll always love you. Forever.
ERIC L.: Steve was a good friend and he will be missed by everybody. Jonez forever!
NICK L.: Steve was a great person to be with and he could always make anyone laugh.
ETHAN M.: Hey Steve, it's E-town. I'm really going to miss you. I'll always remember how much fun we always had and all the times I sat with you by the office. It was always good with you.
ANNA M.: I love you Steve and I miss you so much. You're always in my heart. Love you forever. Steve was such a great guy and always an awesome friend. He'll be missed more than he could ever know.
ANNA M.: We miss you and you are always being thought of. God bless your soul!
JANNA M.: I love you Steve and I miss you.
MALINDA M.: I'll see you in heaven. I love you very much.
JESSICA N.: I love you, Steve! I always will! I can't wait to see you again.
KRISTIN N.: We all love ya and you will be missed by everybody.
JAMES O.: It will be hard to ever forget the times I spent with Steve. He always knew how to make people feel good. If only I could have done the same for him.
MELISSA P.: Steve, you always made me laugh and had a kind word. I'm praying for your and your family.
NIKKI P.: I love you, Steve. You were a great guy! You will always be in my heart. Steve was a dear and great friend, and he will always be in my heart.
LINDSAY P.: We love you Steve! You will always be in my heart.
LUCAS P.: I didn't know you as well as some people, but you always made me laugh. Peace Jonez.
KELLY R.: I love you Steve and I miss you. I will never forget you!!
KRISTI R.: We love you and we'll all miss you. Forever in our hearts. Steve will always stay with us in our hearts and minds. I love you!
ASHLEY R.: I didn't know you that well but I'll still miss you, Steve!
ALI S.: I loved spending time with you and you will always be in my thoughts and memories! I love you a lot.
JUGGIE (SEAN S.): Jones, What can I say besides I miss you, man. I love you so much and I'm glad that you're finally happy. I know I'll see you again someday for our usual talk and tea followed by pool games. I'm never going to forget all our time spent together. Enjoy your peace forever. You deserve it.
BETH S.: Steve, you will never be forgotten. I love you and I always have and will. God speed. See ya in heaven. Save me a spot by you.
JORDAN S.: Steve, you were a great friend. We will all miss you. You always made people laugh.
TREVER S.: Steve was a good friend and liked to have fun.
LEE S.: I'll remember Steve by all the good times we had together. Never forget you!
BRIAN S.: Steve was the funniest guy on earth. He would always make you laugh even at the worst times. He liked to be clean, I'll never forget that. He was the best friend a guy could ever want or have. Take care.
THERESA T.: We all miss you, Steve!
ZACH T.: Finally, Jones has some peace of mind. Rest in peace! I love you, Steve.
CALLIE W.: We'll miss ya, Steve!
ANDY W.: Steve, you rode my bus. You were always nice. You will never be forgotten! Love you!