Gavin Wade Cotts

December 25, 2007 - August 20, 2010

You left us so suddenly. You did not go alone as a part of us went with you the day God took you home.

Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts and will forever be in our hearts.
We love and miss you so much Gavin. Love Grandma Dee-Dee and Papa.


Mason Alexander Roisum

Mason Alexander Roisum was born into this world on September 7, 2006. This was the first of the two happiest days of my life (the second being the birth of my daughter). My husband and I learned we were pregnant with Mason on January 1st of that same year. I fell in love immediately.

But on March 27, 2009 our lives changed forever.  It was a typical spring day in Florida - The air was warming up, the weather was beautiful, sunny. I kissed my son goodbye at 1:12 pm. When I returned home from work at 5:30, there were Sheriffs cruisers in front of our house. My world turned upside down. In a split second, everything had changed. The boys were playing outside while the baby slept. When she woke up they headed inside…. But my husband forgot to close the door. Without warning, my son followed the dog back outside, and investigators believe he tried imitating the dog getting a drink from the partially inset above-ground pool. I had not yet ordered the gate – it was on top of my “to-do” list, I just hadn’t gotten around to it. I thought – we have an above-ground pool, no ladder – we don’t leave him alone outside, he’s afraid of the big pool – we are always right here. It was a priority – but not urgent. I didn’t realize a child could drown so quickly. I never imagined that my little boy would pull himself up and lean over into the pool – a pool he was afraid of. I just never thought this would happen to us. It only takes a heartbeat for your life to change irrevocably, irreversibly – forever.


William ' Billy ' King IV

My beautiful son, William ' Billy ' King IV .born on 12-14-1990- passed on 11-9 -2008 in a canoe accident-cause of death accidental drowning. Miss You so much Billy! This was the last photo of my son 2 weeks before his demise.