Memorial for Jeff Landrum
BHS Class of 1995

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9/5/05  9:17 AM
Name :
Heather Higgins
E-Mail : hrhnapvt@yahoo.com

We missed him very much at the Reunion. But I knew that he was there is spirit. It was hard to see that picture but very comforting to know he is in a better place and watching over us. He was a great guy, and I will always hold a place in my heart and so does everyone else.

Heather

Things happen for reasons, don't question why just know it was for the best!


7/30/02  8:02 PM
Name :
Brent Childress
E-Mail :
CZYHORSVA@aol.com

I met Jeff in the summer of 92.We became friends as soon as we met. I remember one occasion where Jeff, myself, and Cyrus were fishing together. Jeff told us all about what he had wanted to do and achieve in life. It was shocking because Jeff had always seemed so happy go lucky, yet he was so goal oriented. The one thing I will never forget about Jeff is his laugh and his smile. I have never met anyone to this day that seemed as happy as Jeff did....all the time. I attended the funeral as well as the hundreds of other friends he had made in his short life. It was a tribute to Jeff in a lot of ways, most people never touch that many people in a lifetime. I still ,like a lot of you, see and hear things that remind you of J.L. all the time. I was mad at first when it happened ,but after it was all said and done, I realized I was selfish because Jeff is in a better place now. We all miss and love you Jeff.
     Brent Childress


4/12/02  1:57 AM
Name :
Melanie Sligh
E-Mail : MelRN927@aol.com

There are several things I remember about Jeff from middle school and high school that stick out in my mind. Fortunately, we got a lot closer after high school. His nickname for me was always "Mel Mel" and he's the only one that ever called me that. The fall of '96 we began e-mailing each other while I was at Lynchburg College and he was at the Naval Academy. I began to realize what a nice, genuine, and funny person Jeff was. I would usually see him whenever he was back home in Lynchburg. I remember I got to spend some time with him the Wednesday night before he passed away. I'm so thankful for that time. I remember dancing and laughing with him and many other Brookville alumni from the class of '95 that night. We were all on Thanksgiving break. I got to tell Jeff bye and give him a hug. I still think about him every other day or so and he often visits me in my dreams at night, like I'm sure he does everyone else. I miss you Jeff and I hope to see you again someday.
Love,
Melanie Sligh


3/10/02  7:26 PM
Name :
Bryan Bailey
E-Mail :
bailz@comcast.net

Jeff, Ken, Brenda, Little Ken and Carey,
 
    I never have been big on writing this because I think about Jeff every day and sometimes it is hard to write about it. 
    It has been over four years since I said goodbye to Jeff.  I can say now that it has gotten easier because of the things I learned from Jeff and have applied to my life now.  I am now living in Baltimore, not to far from where Jeff went to school and directing my life in the positive.  One thing that I thought about in accepting the position I am in now is how Jeff decided to join the academy and better himself right out of school.  I decided to go to school closer to home and wound up returning home to finish school before I moved to Baltimore.  Jeff was always moving in the right direction and it only took him 20 years to do what I hope I can accomplish in my lifetime.  And for that I will never forget him.
    The summer before our ninth grade year I broke my collar bone while riding bikes with Jeff behind his house, Jeff pushed both our bikes back to his house.  As I followed behind I remember thinking that I was not going to be able to start J.V. football practice that was starting in just a couple of weeks.  Jeff came to my house almost every day for the next couple of weeks to keep me company and to keep positive about making it back to practice, and I did.  For this I will never forget Jeff.
    Ken and Brenda I have shared this story with you guys before, so I thought I might tell everyone else who reads this.  When Jeff and I were very young Jeff got his first B. B. gun and we were shooting at a new house that was being built beside his house, young and dumb, huh.  I shot out a sliding glass door and when the contractor approached Jeff and his parents Jeff took the fault for it and was grounded, for this I will never forget Jeff.
    The previous stories are just a few that I have as I am sure everyone who knew Jeff has many stories of how Jeff touched them in some way.  I believe that Jeff did what he was put on this earth to do, and that was to have a positive influence on those who knew him, and god has taken one of his sons back with him.
 
                                I Love You Jeff,
                                               Brian Bailey


2/26/02   12:45 AM
Name :
Patrick Brizendine
E-Mail : ANIHL8R@aol.com

Man...I can't believe it's been four years since that terrible night back in November of '97. I can't even tell you the impact it made on all of us. Sometimes thoughts of you and old times drift into my head, and it still hurts man. There are so many great memories, ranging from football to just growing up at the Stand. You were always a great friend, and I'd like to believe you're up there doing what you loved best. And I sincerely hope that we'll meet again someday. We love ya man, and we miss you.

Rest In Peace, old friend.

9/30/01   4:20 PM
Name :
Heather Higgins
E-Mail : hrhnapvt@yahoo.com

Well Its been awhile, 4 years next month. I think the thing I remember most of Jeff was his smile, I actually see it in my mind sometimes. He is missed but has a place in my heart always. Our relationship wasn't always great but we truly loved one another. I visited him on several occasions at the Naval Academy and saw a boy that had grown to a man before my eyes. His purpose on this earth was to teach us all something, me how to love and be loved, TW how to stand on his own, I LOVE YA T. and for the rest of you how to laugh and enjoy what time you do have together. I am very happy for the time I shared with him and his family, he will have a place in all our minds and hearts forever! Rest in Peace Geoffrey B.

Heather Renee' Higgins

7/31/01   6:46 PM
Name :
RD
E-Mail : RDDGGC@aol.com

Jeff,

What's going on man. I just saw this web page for the first time today. I know that you know everything that is going on in my life right now, because you are watching over me. Now, that I am working in Bedford I stop by the grave on a weekly basis and we have our conversations about what's going on. I'm thinking about you everyday. Its hard to believe your gone, but we both know you're in a better place now. I can't wait until the day we see each other again. Talk to you again soon.

Love, your friend,
RD

4/24/01   7:04 AM
Name :
Jimmy Gilbert
E-Mail : Spicoli1977@yahoo.com
Our fallen brothers are not forgotten....you are in our hearts and on our minds - in this life and the next.

4/2/01   6:55 PM
Name : Whitney Booker
E-Mail : Whitru@aol.com
Well Jeff, it has been over 3 years now since we lost you and I still miss you everyday.  I miss our long talks on the phone late at night and the sound of your laugh.  Although we have become adults now, or so we claim, we continue to carry you with us everyday, in all that we do.  I know that you are among the angels now, looking down, watching over us, and I'll see you when I get there! Until then, know that you keep on living in my heart! 
Love ya always ~Whitney

1/17/01  11:08 AM
Name : Melissa Lafferty Bucala
E-Mail : mbucala@hotmail.com

12/3/00  8:48:02 PM
Name : Bridget Esuary - Class of '95
E-Mail : ded1031@juno.com

10/19/00  5:28 PM
Name : Kathy Carson (Brett & Beth Anne's Mom)
E-Mail : kamc@mindspring.com
Comments : I have many happy memories of Jeff and his friendship with Brett. I loved watching him play football but I really loved to watch him play Goalie on the Soccer Team his Senior Year!! I still have a broken window pane in my dining room courtesy of Jeff and one of "The Parties" held at our house in Tom's and my absence!! I just can not bring myself to replace it... The last time I saw Jeff was at Brett's 21st BD Party - this was the Party we knew about!! I was walking through the Dining Room, Jeff was standing there, and said Hey Mama! I turned around and said Hi Jeff - then I did the double take and said "What are you doing here? Jeff looked real hurt and said wasn't I invited - Of course I just hugged and hugged him!! I am so glad that the kids all had that night together. We will always miss Jeff and all the fun he brought to all of us.

10/14/00  5:05 PM
Name : Bethany Lafon Dancey
E-Mail : dancey@mindspring.com
Comments : Jeff will always hold a special place in my thoughts. From the time I transferred to BHS in 8th grade, he was always a friend. He was one of the first guys I met in school, and he was always nice, funny, and easy to be around. Because of our last names, we were locker neighbors, and we next to each other for a lot of school events- like graduation where he claimed he was going to embaress me when I went before him. He also gave me the biggest compliment I have ever had from anyone when we were talking in school one time in 10th grade. Jeff had such a great personality with everyone- he was even really nice to my dad. They chatted many times, and were even in a motorcycle class together the summer before he passed away. I'll always admire him, and know that as highly as everyone thought of him, he will continue to be sorely missed.

10/9/00  10:49 PM
Name : Daniel Baty
E-Mail : debaty@longwood.lwc.edu
Comments : It seems like it was just yesterday that we used to hang out in the woods with Brian on the weekends or play pick-up football in the front yard. It is still hard for me to understand that you are really gone. I many of my good childhood memories to the times that all three of us (me,you, Brian) spent together. We will all meet again someday!!!

Dan


10/9/00  10:31 AM
Name : Patrick Muncher
E-Mail : Ferrum29@aol.com
Comments : Man, What can I say about Jeff? well I can say that he is missed tremendously since he has left us in 1997. Jeff was one of my good friends in highschool. Jeff was one of those guys that you would go into battle with whether it was on the field of play or not. I can remember the many times that we went out on the weekends and went partying, whether it was at a JF party or a Heritage party he was always loved for his since of humor and his good looks (especially by the ladies). Jeff was my practice partner for all three years that we played Varsity Basketball together. Whether it was stretching or drills he was always by my side. We were there to push each other to the extreme, and that is what we did. Jeff had a great ability to jump. He could dunk constantly in practice but he never tried in the games. I gave him a hard time because I dunked several times in the games and he always said that if I got him the ball on a fastbreak that he would throw it down for me one good time. it was the last game of the season and it was Senior Night at Brookville and it was a very emotional night for all of us seniors. we were facing a great team from Staunton River and they needed to beat us to take over second in the district..but, if you could have looked into all of our eyes that night you would have said to your self that they had no chance of beating us on our own court and on the last night we would ever play together again. We totally destroyed them on that night I guess by almost twenty points. It was about two minutes left in the game and we had a inbounds play that we ran where we picked for each other and one of us went long for the bomb from me (I was taking the ball out). So I slapped the ball to start the play and Jeff broke free and I threw him a strike and Jeff rose up for the occassion but he clanked it off the back of the rim. I didn't know what to do, cry or laugh? So I laughed and he did too. he told me after the game that it was just not meant to be. I guess he was right. Well Jeff if you can see what I am writing then I am sure you are laughing in that deep laugh you had in school. We all miss you man. And we will meet again in the future and we can laugh together....

Patrick Muncher


10/7/00  4:34 PM
Name : Todd Lucado
E-Mail : Todd_Lucado@acaicorp.com
Comments : I knew Ken, jeffs older brother. I had met Jeff several times. He was younger than me. I always admired his spunk. I know he will be missed dearly. God bless him and his family.

10/7/00  10:18 AM
Name : nick riddlebarger
E-Mail : nbrbz@cs.com
Comments : i have known jeff for a long time ever since i was a little kid. I remember when we used to play tackle football at the brookville games when our older brothers played.jeff was a GOOD guy very friendly and well known its sad that he is gone my thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family we all miss u jeff
nick riddlebarger