A message from Jesse’s mother

If you recall our original posts about the young man who died after jumping off the West Seattle Bridge, you might want to know that his mother has posted a comment — since it’s deep within the site by now, we are reposting it here. (Note that the memo forwarded to us for one of those original posts mentioned a memorial for Jesse this Saturday.)


I am Jesse’s mother. Jesse was a brother, cousin, uncle,nephew, grandson and a son. He was all of these and much more…

We loved Jesse for who he was.There are many people in his life that have been devastated by his death. Many more than anyone can count. Jesse lost his life to demons that have been with him for a very long time.

I knew Jesse before these demons. A gentle, laughing child with a smile that would light up a room. He was the child that always wanted to ride the biggest ride and race the biggest track. He threw his arms around anyone that he thought needed assurance and kissed those that needed that touch. That was my Jesse.

For all the parents in the world that have sat up nights, cried themselves to sleep and wondered “What more I could have done?” you are not alone. I put out my arms to you and want you to know that there are many of us.

For all of his friends…I give you my hope and love for being part of Jesse’s life then and now.

Thank you, Jean Williams

4 Replies to "A message from Jesse's mother"

  • Jan June 27, 2007 (4:09 pm)

    my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Williams. I can’t imagine what it feels like to lose a child…I hope that she can find some peace in the fact that he’s no longer in the pain he was in.

  • Anonymous June 27, 2007 (4:40 pm)

    Ms. Williams,
    Please accept my condolences on loss of your son Jesse. It is impossible for anyone who has not experienced it to truly know the depth of your grief.

    However, I am one of those parents who has sat awake many nights, sleepless, wondering “What more I could have done?” I was the one who called that Sunday morning, to see if it was my son.

    My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    The mother of another lost young man

  • amom June 27, 2007 (7:49 pm)

    peace and love to you, jean

  • Angela June 29, 2007 (1:20 pm)

    Jean, your words of your beloved Jesse have struck me deeply. I am sorry for the loss you have suffered and cannot imagine the pain you are going through. I too have a son that I’m going to go home and hug him until he tells me to stop, and then hug him a little more. Take care and thank you for sharing your feelings with us.

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