Sherrie, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what you are going through and feeling. I remember Megan and Crista from when they were little girls and I worked at Little Bears in Chandler where they attended day care. Megan was a very sweet and loving child and did not deserve this to happen. Rely on the strength of God to get you through this and be strong.I know it is very hard and unbarable right now but you are a very strong woman and have a loving family and friends to lean on and get you throught this difficult and traggic time. My family and I will continue to pray for you and your family....Karen Yarbrough
When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say
I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time that you think of me
I know you'll miss me too
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
And said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love
But when I walked through heaven's gates
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me
>From His great golden throne
He said "This is eternity
And all I've promised you"
Today for life on earth is past
But here it starts anew
I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past
So when tomorrow starts without me
Don't think we're far apart
For every time you think of me
I'm right here in your heart
I am sorry for the loss of your Daughter Megan,I am a Mother of
two sons not much older. she sounds like someone who has made a differance
in many lives in that way her memory will Live on in all of us.I Know many
people who her story has already affected that did not even know her.she
will be missed by all who knew her personaly or not.again please except
our condolences. Tammy DeShazo
I Dont Personally Know Any Of You, But My Heart Goes Out To You
All. And Im Praying That Jesus Will Hold You Up And Keep You In His Loving
Arms. I Am A Mother And Grandmother And I Know How Much You Love A Child
And Grandchild. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND MAY JUSTICE FOR THIS THIS
PREDITER THAT DONE THIS AWFUL THING PREVAIL. MARIE MADISON
No word can take away the pain and the many emotions that you are
experiencing now. Please know that we are here and willing to do what we
can to help. Our prayers are that this may bring many to the feet of
May God strenghen you and comfort you daily. Connie and Robert Fry
To the Holden Family
I live just about 20 miles east of Stanton and I was heart broken when I
heard that they had found your Lovely daughter, She was so beautiful,
words, I don't know any words all I can do is pray, that God will ease the
pain as only He can. Frances
I am very sorry to hear about Meagan's death. I never knew of
her until that night she was abducted, but when I saw her pictures I could
tell that she wasa gentle and kind person. All day long the next day I was
hoping that she would be alright. It really broke my heart to hear that
her body had been found the next day. Once again I am sorry for your loss.
I hope that you will be ok. Logan Etheridge
To the Megan Holden family; I am Martha Hawkins mother-in-law
and I understand that Megan's grandmother, Betty goes on the Mac Med Team
on their medical missinoary trips. Martha told me the tragic news about
Megan's kidnapping and death. You all have my deepest sympathy and I am
so sorry for the loss of your daughter in this tragic way. Martha told me
that Megan was a fine Christian young lady and we know she is at rest in
her eternal home. Again let me express to you again how deeply sorry I am
and we at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church are praying for the family at this
time and are asking God to wrap you in His arms and comfort you as no one
With our deepest sympathy,
Don and Carolyn Hawkins- Lancaster, KY 40444
Our thoughts and heartfelt sorrow, are with you at this time.
She was a beatiful girl, and surely an angel to your family. May strength
come to you from the people who loved and knew her and from the thousands
more thinking of your family today. God Bless and keep you at this time of
devastating sorrow. June and Brad Hills
I had a friend who earlier this year lost her baby at only 59
minutes old. This is a poem someone wrote for her, I thought I would share
it with you.
GOD HATH NOT PROMISED
SKIES ALWAYS SO BLUE,
ALL OUR LIVES THROUGH;
GOD HATH NOT PROMISED
SUN WITHOUT RAIN,
JOY WITHOUT SORROW,
PEACE WITHOUT PAIN,
BUT GOD HATH PROMISED
STRENGTH FOR THE DAY,
REST FOR THE LABOR,
LIGHT FOR THE WAY,
GRACE FOR THE TRIALS,
HELP FROM ABOVE,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult
time. May the peace of GOD fall upon you and carry you through this... JESSICA HARRY
MAY THE LORD GOD SEND HIS SWEET SPIRIT TO COMFORT YOU AND YOUR
FAMILY THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I PRAY THAT HE WRAPS YOU ALL IN HIS
LOVING ARMS WHERE YOU SHOULD BE AT A TIME LIKE THIS. MAY THE PEACE OF HIS
HOLY SPIRIT FALL UPON YOU AND KEEP YOU. MEGAN IS SHINING IN HEAVEN RIGHT
NOW. SHE IS WITH THE MOST HIGH AND HOLY OF HOLLIES. SHE IS AT THE FEET OF
OUR LORD AND IS SAFE FROM THIS CRUEL WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. MEGAN WILL NOT
SHE WILL BE LOVED AND REMEMBERED FOREVER AND ALWAYS. MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU
AND YOUR FAMILY,AND MAY THE WRATH OF GOD FALL ON THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE
GOD BE WITH YOU. J.HARRY
My family is heartbroken over the loss of Megan.My son Bobby
worked with Megan's dad at UPS in Tyler an always spoke of what a great
guy he is.We never had the honor of meeting Megan. Even so,she has touched
our hearts & lives forever!! Please know your entire family fills our
thoughts,prayer's and our hearts. May God,wrap you tightly in his loving
arms and hold you through this sad,sad,time. Your Megan,was on this earth
only a short time but,she touched so many people!!I guess,
'Angels Always Do!!!!!"All our love,
Bobby Waldon & Family
Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family as you try to
cope with the loss of your precious daughter. Put your trust and faith in
God, and know that he will deliver you from this dark place in your lives.
Let your family and friends be your strength. If you allow it, they can
and will help you carry this burden that must be so very heavy to bear.
May you find peace in knowing that your sweet Megan is not alone....that
she is surrounded by family and friends that went before...and that she is
most certainly in the arms of the Lord.
May God be with you. THE DAN McMURRIAN FAMILY, Daingerfield
As a parent of girls aged 19 and 21, a parent's worst nightmare has been
realized through your tragic loss. My heart goes out to you and your
family, and I pray for you to find the strength to get through this
horror. I know from experience that you will never be the same.
B. J. Barton
Sherri, I just wanted to send my condolences to you and your
family. Being a mother of 3 girls myself i can only imagine what you are
going through. Megan was a beautiful girl. I remember her from Wildewood
and from Chandler when she was growing up. Crisa and Julie were friends
and she sends her prayers also. We will continue to pray for your
family.We are so sorry for your loss. Janice (Thompson)Crews
To the Family & Friends of Megan,
Though I am thousands of miles away in Hawaii & didn't even have the pleasure of knowing Megan, I feel the pain of your loss so deeply that tears are in my eyes as I write this. Perhaps it is because I have daughters too. Or, the heartbreak with losing one of my children (a boy)years ago. But, if I had known Megan I would want to focus on the beauty of her life. It is that memory which will help in the healing process with the tragic loss of this dear person. It is very evident Megan had a countenance of beauty that touched people around her. A most important part of that beauty is the mutual love there had been between her & her family & her many friends. With alohas of sympathy, Laura L. Dunagan Honolulu, Hawaii
May God keep you in his loving embrace in this time of the
worst sorrow imagineable ...Deacon Bill Necessary and family
We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while
the billows roll, fastened to the Rock which cannot move, grounded firm
and deep in the Savior's love. I pray that God will give you strength to
endure the pain. Bless you. Evelyn
THIS IS TO MEAGAN FAMILY.MY FAMILY GIVES OUR DEEPLY SYMPATHY TO
YOU. GOD BLESS YOU ALL DOING THIS TIME.SHE IS IN HEAVEN LOOKING DOWN ON US
WE LOVE YOU. DARIUS &RACYNA HENRY
I can by no means say, "I know how you feel," nor can I say
anything else that will take away any of your pain. I just want to let you
know, that your family is in my prayers, and I hope that you will rely on
the Lord's strength to get you through this. Also, Take some comfort in
the fact that you will see her again. I am told she knew the Lord, and if
this is true, you will one day be reunited with her in Heaven, where she
won't even remember any of this happened. Remember, there are no tears or
bad memories in Heaven. Remember also, "they that wait upon the Lord shall
renew their strength... they that walk and not faint." Don't ever give up
on your lives due to the loss of hers. She is in a much better place now.
Not that you will ever toally recover from your great loss, but with the
Lord's help, you will be able to get through this trying time. "The trying
of our faith worketh patience." I pray that God uses this terrible event
in your lives to touch the lives of others, and make them think, "what if
that happened to me," so that they may also come to know the Lord for
themselves, when they might not have otherwise done. One last Bible verse:
"All things work together for good to them that love God." Brandy Castaneda
The Lord is my help in time of trouble
I am raised high above all the turmoil and rubble.
He lifts me above all the fear and doubt.
He replaces my mourning with a joyous shout.
He leads me beside the still waters of life.
He says I've borne all your pain and strife.
He is my sword..my flaming fire.
He knows my every hearts desire.
When trials come I trust no man.
I simply reach out and take his hand.
It's then He soothes my aching soul.
He draws me closer and His arms enfold.
The comfort and strength I find in His arms
Dispels all fear and keeps me from harm.
There's not one thing this world can offer
That compares to the love of my Heavenly Father.
The things of this world grow old and they fade
For by the hand of man they all were made.
But the strength, joy and peace I have in my soul
Will carry me eternally as I walk streets of pure gold.
We are praying for your entire family. We cannot begin to imagine what
you are all going through. Know that many, many people are praying for
April and David
We are so sorry to hear about the death of your daughter. We
lost our son in October of 2002, in a construction accident. Fell 30ft to
his death. We never got to say goodbye. I can truly say that I do know
how you feel. I won't tell you that time will help, it just makes it
different. if you ever need to just talk, I can listen, I will probably
cry but I am a very good listener and so is my husband. Again, We're so
sorry, please let God help you thru this horrible ordeal. Peace of Christ
be with you and your family. Joanne and Ben Jansen
Sherrie...the girls and I are thinking about you...i can't
express here what needs to be done to that evil man for taking your angel
away...i will be going through pictures today and pulling out the ones of
Megan as a small child from our outings.I will see that you get them.
I worked with Megan at Wal-Mart and had just left 15 mins.
before Megan. When I left I saw this man sitting on the bench in front of
the store but by the grace of God someone walked with me that night. Any
other night I would have been walking alone. I can't help but think that
if I had just waited a little longer to leave or if I had just done some
shopping like I usually do then maybe Megan wouldn't have been walking
alone. It just breaks my heart and makes me wonder why such a thing had
to happen. Please know that I'm praying for your family and may GOD keep
you and wrap you in his loving arms. We will all miss Megan as she was
such a sweet young lady. Teresa
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MEGAN HOLDEN
I had a friend who earlier this year lost her baby at only 59 minutes old. This is a poem someone wrote for her, I thought I would share it with you.
GOD HATH NOT PROMISED
SKIES ALWAYS SO BLUE,
ALL OUR LIVES THROUGH;
GOD HATH NOT PROMISED
SUN WITHOUT RAIN,
JOY WITHOUT SORROW,
PEACE WITHOUT PAIN,
BUT GOD HATH PROMISED
STRENGTH FOR THE DAY,
REST FOR THE LABOR,
LIGHT FOR THE WAY,
GRACE FOR THE TRIALS,
HELP FROM ABOVE,
I am so very sorry for the tragic loss of your beautiful
daughter having girls close to Megan's age I could not imagine the
nightmare you are living if it is any consolation to you there are
thousands of people praying for your family. At my job we kept the TV on
the news hoping for the best outcome. We all, when we heard the tragic
ending we were all heartbroken
I know there is nothing any person can do to make this situation any
To have such a lovely young woman taken away from her family so young. I
have watched every news segment and the only words of comfort I can find
are that God has a plan for Megan and even though we don't understand now
one day we will. God needed another angel and thought Megan would make a
perfect one. I can not imagine the feelings your family has.
Megan's uncle came into the Burger King at I-20 Thursday and I just want
to thank him for talking to my 16 year old daughter Lauren she never
thought anything like this would ever happen this close to home. She has
just started driving but now she is asking about safety and what she
should do... Again I am so sorry for your loss and will pray for your
family you all are on many prayer lists all over East Texas ...michelle smith
To the Holden Family: Our hearts and prayers are with you. I
recall meeting Megan at Snow Flake in Henderson. She was always smiling
and very helpful. She even made my partner and I laugh on many occasions,
when she would joke around with us. She was so full of joy and happiness.
She will always be remembered. The lord has a new angel on his staff.
The lord will help you all in the healing process and remember Phil. 4:13.
God Bless your family. We extent our condolences to your family and you
are in our prayers.
Northeast Texas Narcotics Task Force
I am very sorry for for what has happened to your family. I am
praying for yall an will continue praying. Megan is walking with jesus and
will be kept safe at his side.Paulette is my partner at ems and i am so
heart struck that this happened so close to home. If you need anything
feel free to contact me through the church or paulette. Love in CHRIST.
May I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Megan
Holden. I am so very sorry for the incomprehensible loss of your
beautiful daughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers. And may I also
offer my prayers to the Williams family for the pain they are going
through. War can do such terrible things to a soldier's mind and heart.
I pray that both families will find their strength in God to get through
all this devasting heartache. Karen McClellan
God's arms are holding Megan tight tonite----He is saying to her
"Welcome Home". You have lost your Angel in a very horriffic way--but God
has her at His side--safe and sound. We pray for all of you through this
heartbreaking time---from her birth at MFH to Little Dribblers to BJHS it
seems like yesterday. Cling to all your wonderful memories and know that
you are never alone---God Bless you all. Sherry Millard, Sherry and Girls
Damon Dewayne Roquemore & Megan LeAnn Holden
From the minute I heard about Megan, I began to pray for her. I also
asked the Lord to sustain you and your other daughter. I feel very lucky
to have watched Megan grow up. I enjoyed the times she was in the shop
getting ready for the dances and proms. Just know that you will be able
to get thru this very difficult only thru Jesus Christ. Kim Roberts Reaves
I would like to say that my wife and I feel the loss also. Even
though we did not know your daughter it still hits home. I recently lost
my 4 year old daughter and know that there is nothing that any one can do
to lessen the pain. Please know that there are many people praying for you
and your family. I cannot begin to understand what would drive a man to
commit these barbaric acts. I pray that the Lord will comfort you in what
must be the most unbearable things that a porson could ever go through.
The hardest thing that I ever did was to bury my little girl. I pray that
the Lord will help you through this and give you the strength to move on
in life. Megan is in a better place now . Sincerely, The Theriot Family.
Connie, Hannah and Norman
I'M SO SORRY FOR WHAT HAD HABEND.I NOW GOD IS IN YOUR HANDS.MANY
PEPLE LOVED YOU.I'M SORRY.
CLAYTON OVERMAN (AGE 9)
I MET MEGAN AT DAMON FUNERAL TO THE FAMILY MY TOUGHTS I WITH YOU
AND MAY THE TWO OF THEM REST IN PEACE ...mylashia elam
I graduated with Megan at Henderson, this world will never be
the same with her here. She was a very nice young women, even though I
didnt assiociate with her that much because of the diffrence in the
friends we had, but she would talk to anyone who ever walked up to her or
who walked past her. I am truly sorry about this, and your family is in my
prayers every night. JB Herron
I know that words will never bring your daughter back to you.
Always know that Megan is in Heaven looking down on you. Our prayers are
with you. May GOD be with now and forever. Denmark-Green Family
My prayers go out to you and the family.It is a terrible thing
to lose one of your children.Remember Gods promise from Isaiah 41:10
Fear not,for I am always with you;Be not dismayed.forI am your God.I will
strengthen you,Yes I will help you,I will uphold you with MY righteous
GOD BLESS ....Sue Goodman
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Holden:
It was just a week ago when I met your beautiful daughter as I went to her
register to pay for my groceries. She was very, very kind in helping me
with a little situation that I had. After talking to the manager she told
me how sorry she was she could't help me more.
Today, I broke in tears as I watched the news.
Her story has helped me get a reality check about the evil around us. It
was just yesterday when I was feeding my baby at the wal-mart parking
lot(where I go almost every other day) with the doors of my car wide
open... I definately won't do that anymore. I hope you can find some
comfort ,which could never compensate for the loss,in knowing how her
tragedy has helped hundreds of woman like me realize how vulnerable we
I pray that you can find refuge in Christ who strengthen us. And remember
"that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the
present nor the future..neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all
creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God" (Romans
To the Holden Family, I'm am truly sorry for your great loss. I
didn't know Megan but from all I've heard I wish I had. I could have used
alot of her sunshine in my life. May God be with you and yours. And know
that you are always in our prayers. Martha
Your loss is horrible. How can one human being do something
like this to another human being? We know these things happen all the
time, yet, it's still unspeakably horrific! I can only imagine what you
are feeling. All you can do is live one minute at a time. I pray that
she didn't suffer long. I thank God her abductor is in custody and sounds
like there's no question that this IS the guilty party. May God reveal to
him the severity of his actions.
No doubt she has joined her boyfriend and I pray that God has a special
place for them both. My prayers go out to all of you, Megan's family,
Let yourselves grieve thoroughly as we are to do in times of loss. As you
pass through time, may you slowly but surely feel the Lord's peace for
you. I especially pray that you know that God didn't cause this or just
allow it. He has given each and every one of us FREE will. Some people
exercise that free will in unspeakable ways. May the Lord send you an
angel to watch over you as you heal. All you have to do is ask sincerely.
Toni from MD
I don't know were to begin, Being a parent of two young children
I can't hardly imagine what was going on in your minds when you first
heard that Megan was abducted. It's a parent's worse nightmare to ever
have happened. When I first got the call through a church member to start
a prayer chain for Megan yesterday afternoon I started to pray soon has a
hung-up the phone. I didn't know your daughter but I did know her
Grandmother and her Grandmother's sister from the Church we all attend. So
I sent up prayers not only for Megan,but to you and all your family
members. I am sorry to hear that it had to end this way but we all know
that it din't end for Megan, for now she is free from this world and from
it's dangers, toils & snares for she is now safe at home with Jesus.I will
continue to pray for your family and ask God to bring you peace, comfort
and understanding. We may never know why this had to happen but I can
assure this for God has his reason's; and we know that all things work
together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called
according to his purpose Rom.8:28. Again my family sends our Love and
support to your family during a time when comfort and strenthen is needed.
With Love & Prayers, The LaMotte Family
I was a substitute teacher for Henderson when Megan was a sophomore and
junior at HHS. I had Megan in several classes, and it always, ALWAYS made
my day to see her. She always spoke to me, called me by my name, and was
an absolute joy to be around, and to have in class. You know, when you're
a sub, you walk in with a target on you most of the time as it is. Megan
always removed it from me. Her courtesy, her kindness, her generosity of
spirit was so evident in everything she did, and being a student in my
classrooms was no different. It is important to me that you understand
that I am telling you this not out of sentimentality, but because it is
true. Her presence in class was always a very bright light for me. So,
while I remember lots of students from HHS, I remember and think of none
more than Megan.
Thank you for Megan. Thank you for raising the kind of child who makes
the world a better place. She certainly made it better for me.
To Mrs. Holden,
You don't know me but I'm one of the guys in the Goodwill Truck. I just wanted to say I'm sorry for your loss, and keep your head up. "Gone are the yesterdays cause the sun shines on a new tomorrow". We all love you, and Pray for you, and with you......Howard Phillips
To Betty abd all of Megan's family: I pray earnestly that you
will be strengthened and comforted for today and the days ahead. My heart
is full of emotion for you all and I grieve with you-for the loss of this
vibrant young woman. May comfort you, as only he can.
Sincerely, Susan Smith
Dear the holden family I really dont understand what yall are
going through. But one thing I now is that yall have always been so close
to me. Now I understand what it means when yall tell us no we cant go
roaming around by our selfs (softball tourment). I'm so sorry of what
happened I will always be here for yall no matter what.
I'm praying for yall let GOD be with you in this horriable time.
I ask that God will give the strength your family will need in
the days ahead. I pray that you will feel His arm around you for comfort.
As a parent myself, it breaks my heart that you are having to deal with
such a situation. Please know that you are in my prayers. Donna (Jordan) Lightfoot Crawford, TX
May God be with you through this time of sorrow. I have a 19
year old daughter and I can't even imagine going through this. My prayers
and thoughts will be with you. Twenty years ago I lost a friend Carol,
who was 19 years old. Her mother went through such pain and sorrow. Now
I'm a mother of a 19 year old and my heart goes out to you and Phyllis.
May God be with you.
I would like to say to the Holden Family that Megan was a very
sweet person. I only knew her for short period of time. She and I had a
conversation about a week or so ago, about what time did I get off when I
told her that it really did'nt matter what time I got off.I was just tired
of everyone asking the same question. I would like to say that I am deeply
sorry for jumping down her throat whenever she asked. I feel that she may
have been asking for a reason. I usually get off @ that time. May she was
looking for someone to walk out with that paticular night. I don't
know.Her reply was that she always wanted to know who she was going to be
working with. I feel that if I had of worked that night we could have
walked out together or something.Maybe I was suppose to have been her
gardian angel or something. I don't know... I would like to say I'M SORRY.
She will be missed dearly. ...Kimberly Barrett
I just saw the news report about Megan and it broke my heart to
hear what has happened to her. I do not know Megan, but my heart hurts
for she and her family. I would like to share this prayer for her with
you as it weighs heavily on my heart.
Dear Heavenly Father, I would like to pray for Megan and her family in
this tragic time. I can only hope that she is now in your arms and you
will bring her to a place where there is no violence or fear. I pray that
you will love her, keep her safe and return her again to the love of her
life. I would also like to pray for the forgiveness of Johnny as all of
your children deserve. I truly believe that he had a sick heart which lead
him to do what he did. Please watch over both families as they grieve for
their children and lead them down a path of forgiveness and love in memory
of Megan. These things I pray inthe name of Jesus Christ. Amen.....Wendy Arnold
I am a father of four children and can't fathom the deep hurt
and anger and who know's what else at this moment in time. Just wanted to
say that we love you and are so sad for you and are simply praying for you
constantly. We pray for God to give you comfort and strength in the days
to come! ...john pruden
You are in our prayers.I can't begin to imagine the pain you are
feeling. I have a 17 year old daughter and don't know what I would do if
this happen to me. I pray that our dear Lord will comfort you in this time
I am soldier serving over in Iraq when myself & others heard
about the news about Megan. Like everyone else we were all sadden & at a
lost. Back home, I too work @ Wal*mart (Pell City, AL). My prayers &
thoughts are with the parents and your
family. Spec. Joel Taylor
Please know that your family is in our prayers, Megan's story
has touched our entire family, and we, as a family, are praying for all of
you. The reports on Megan, what a wonderful sweet spirit she was,you have
so much to be proud of, what a remarkable young woman, and we will always
remember her. God Bless you all. The Harold Powell family, Longview TX
Dear Vince and family,
Our hearts go out to you. I have a daughter just younger than Megan and
can't imagine being in your shoes. Words can't express all that is going
on in our lives, much less yours but this has affected many of us and we
are all devastated. Our prayers are with you and your family and look
forward to the day we see your smiling face again delivering our packages
to our door.
May God Bless You All!! David and Libby Havard
My heart goes out to your family. I have a 22 year old daughter
of my own that lives in Dallas. I often remind her to watch out for
strangers. She doesn't take me very seriously, and although I am greatly
greived to find out Megan was not found alive, I hope that her story will
make young women like my daughter be more cautious. God bless and keep
your family in this time of loss. Our prayers will be with you always,
To all of Megan's family and friends our deepest sympathy for
your loss.Know that the world morns with you.
My daughter is a Megan also,about the same age and attends TJC.
That is the Wal-mart that I use and I remember your Megan,we spoke about
This senseless loss is beyond our understanding.This side of heaven we
won't understand,but Megan already understands because she has touched the
face of God.
You are all in our prayers. ...Cindy
I was very sorry to hear of your loss of Megan. At 19 she had
her whole life ahead her. Hearing about Megan and what happened to her
brouhgt back painful memories for me. A few years ago a friend of mine
named Carla Wilman who I had the pleasure of knowing from going to high
school with her was abducted from a Wal-Mart parking lot as she left the
store on her way home from shopping. Her kidnappers took her, murdered
her, and set her body on fire to rid themselves of evidence. Needless to
say they were caught, tried, and now sit on death row waiting for their
just punishment. As I left Carla's funeral here in Mt. Pleasant I said to
myself I hope this never happens to anyone else to make me feel this sad
and heartbroken. Sorry to say my wish has not come true. Rest easy,
Megan is now in the arms of the angels. I know that's easy to say, but I
know in my heart that's where she is. Again, I am sorry for Megan's loss.
Although I really didn't know Megan I knew Damon. I read the
aknowlegement at his funeral. I know she had to be a sweet and loving
young lady to be with him. I am sorry for your lost your family is in my
prayers. Just rememember to keep God first and everything will be alright.
With Great Sympathy Dee
I just wanted to let you know that you all are in my thoughts
and prayes. I didn't know Megan, but rest assured that she is in a much
better place; away from all the evil of this world and away from people
who cause other people pain. She will be greatly missed by people who
loved her and people she had touched in her short life. Since it happened
I refuse to go anywhere after it gets dark unless I really have to. I just
wanted to let you know that you all are thought about by everyone. Tabitha
To the Holden family, may god bless you through this, my heart
goes out to your family, and my heart ache for your loss, always keep the
lord close and near, may the lord bless and keep you.... RIP Megan a sweet
angel in the sky! ...Kellie Caldwell
sherrie i am so very sorry for the tragic to your family. i am
courtney's grandmother Judy. ...JUDY HERRIN
My heart and my prayers are with you. I cannot imagine the pain
that you are bearing, but I also have a 19 year old daughter who works for
Wal-Mart in Mt. Pleasant and it just realy worries me that anyhing like
this could happen. I wil always have you in my prayers and always
remember that God is with you, especially in you time of grief. May God
Bless You and Keep you in his arms.
All our love from Winnsboro, Texas. Jean Folmar
Many of us around the country are praying for your family...may
the Lord provide strength to your family during this difficult time. ...Lisa from Washington DC
We are very sorry for your loss. Megan will always be remembered as a
beautiful,caring girl. No one should ever have to go through a tragedy of
this nature. Our hearts and prayers are with you all during this trying
time. We love you all very much.
Tonia Boyd-Wariner and family
I to have a daughter around Megans age. I cannot imagine the
pain and suffering you are going through and will go through. Megan is at
rest now at home with God. Where we all will be someday. My thoughts and
prayers are with you always. Tina
Your loss reaches deeply across the country. This tragedy hurts
everyone. I loss my daughter 3 years ago. I cry every morning. One must
be strong and take each day at a time. Very sincerely, Ed
It seems like just yesterday she was taking my order at
Snowflake or sitting in my class at Henderson High school. I know there
is nothing I can say that will make it better, but know that so many of us
were praying for her, and are praying for you.
I cannot picture her without a smile on her face, no matter what was going
on i, n class. God Bless her, and God Bless you.
We can't tell you how much we loved you and are praying for you.
We had loved Megan since she was 5 years old and she and Chris were in
Tony & Susie Moye
The Hornbeck High School Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes would like for you to know that you are in our prayers. We know
that God is with you and we hope you feel His love around you.
We have also put your family on area prayer lists at churches in our area.
Blessings and hugs,
My prayers are with you I pray for devine peace to overtake you.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 - Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always
by all means. The Lord be with you all.
Philippians 1:2 - Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:7 - And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.TaWana Stegall
I know that no words can make you feel better, in this sad time.
I am truly sorry for your loss, I hope God will give you all strength and
guide you through this very difficult time. I have been praying for you
all and will continue to do so. God bless and never lose faith in God, no
matter what. ...Christi
Words cannot begin to describe how I feel and how I know you
must feel. I am sickened by the violent acts against your precious
daughter. Only God knows the pain in your hearts and only God can help
you through this. Only He understands the "why" when we cannot. My
prayer is that your family will allow our Heavenly Father to help you
through this terrible time and through all the future pain that you will
experience as a result of one person's horrific acts. May God bless you
and comfort you now and always. Delicia Carnes
As a regular substitute teacher at HHS, I have fond memories of
Megan. She was a precious student. My prayers and thoughts are with your
family. My first husband was killed at a 7-11 store hold up in 1970.
This is something we think will happen to other people but not to us. But
there is one thing for sure, when it does God will be with you and your
family. My sincere prayer and thoughts are with you. Jimmie Myers
Sherry, I can't say that I know how you feel, because I haven't
experienced this, and don't ever want to go through what you and your
family are going through. I pray that the Lord give you strength to make
it through this.My daughter Shay Bowman played softball with Megan when
they were young.My son Jerry Bowman helped coach them.He said to tell you
he will be praying for you and your family. Psalm 18: 1,2,3 I will love
thee, O Lord,my strength.The Lord is my rock,and my fortress,and my
deliverer;my God,my strength,in whom I will trust;my buckler, and the horn
of my salvation, and my high tower.I will call upon the Lord, who is
worthy to be praised:so shall I be saved from mine enemies.Love Sheri
Bowman and Family
Dear Holden family i am so sorry for the lost of you daughter.
She was always helping others with things that they need.
She will be missed very dearly.
>From you friend ,
Holden family, we are truly sorry for what has happened to your
daughter and our prayers are with you. With God all things are possible
and though it will be hard it is possible to overcome this circumstance.
I ask that you pray from Johnny because, regardless of what the media
says, that was not like him. He was like a big brother to me, my closest
male relative and it hurts my heart that this happened, but please pray
that there is no more suffering for your family or ours. If God is for
you, he is more than the whole world against you.
God Bless and be strong,
To the family and friends. I'm am truly sorry for your loss. She
always had a smile on her.God bless all of yall in this time of healing. I
know it will be hard but faith in our lord keeps us strong. Gives us to
courage to make it as days go by.Your in our prayers. Now and
forever.Again i am so sorry that anybody has to go through a loss like you
all have to go through. But,God's on your side and will help you all
through this tragedy.I am so sorry it happened to yall! May, God bless you
all forever!!! Melanie Byrd
My deepest condolences go out to you and your family in your
recent tragic loss of a loved one. I will keep you in my thoughts and
prayers. GOD will help you stay strong during this sad time. Paty Almaguer
My heart aches for your family. I cannot begin to imagine the
pain you are in. But my family, my friends and myself will hold you up in
prayer. I pray that your pain will lessen over time and you will be able
to think of happier times. You are in our hearts.
it was just awful to hear this on the news and to know it could
have been my 16 year old as well.i am so sorry for your meagan and my
prayers are with you during this time.she was a beautiful young lady and i
know she is just resting now with the LORD. ...Pam
Juleann, Vince & Family - Please know that our prayers and
thoughts are with you all right now. Words can't begin to express the
sorrow we feel for you in your loss. My prayer is that God will give you
peace and comfort when there is no understanding. And may you find
comfort and joy in your precious memories of your beautiful daughter.
In His Love - Debbie
I just would like you to know that me and my family are praying
for you. If there is anything we can do let us know. Tres Skeen
I cannot imagine the pain you are suffering now. I am the mother of two
wonderful young adult children. And the thought of losing either is beyond
When I realized who the young woman was I was physically ill. I want you
to know how much I thought of her. I only knew her from the bakery but
was very impressed by her. She could do many things at one time and was
always so kind. She never seemed to get upset. I even mentioned to my
husband how wonderful it would be for her to work at his business.
I know that the pain will never disappear. God can, however bring you
peace and help the beautiful memories replace most of the unbarable
sadness. It will take a lot of time, but you will constantly be in my
God bless you and be with you always,
God often works in mysterioius ways! The Wiley E. Vonner family
of Hawkins, Tx. express our deepest sympathies to the Holden family on the
death of your precious loved one. We are praying that God will give you
strength during these sad times. My wife and me have two daughters who
work in the metroplex and often shop late at night at areas WalMarts.
Your daughter's experience has reminded us of how precious life is and how
this very well could have happened to one or both of our daughters. We
hope that what Megan had to endure will impress upon establishments like
WalMart to put in place procedures in attempt to keep their employees and
customers safe both inside and outside of their establishments. May God
Bless You and Keep You is our Prayer! ...Wiley E. Vonner
SHERRI, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH TIME AND DISTANCE
CAME BETWEEN OUR FRIENDSHIP I STILL THINK ABOUT HOW YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE
FOR ME NO MATTER WHAT. PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM HERE FOR YOU. KRISTIN AND
ASHLEY ARE THINKING OF YOU AND CHRISTA ALSO. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER
MEGHANS SWEET FACE AND HEART. PLEASE GET AHOLD OF ME IN YOUR OWN TIME-I
UNDERSTAND AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DAILY. MAY YOUR ANGEL
REJOICE IN HEAVEN. I WILL SEE YOU SOON. LOVE YOU SHERRI, I AM STILL AT THE
SAME PLACE IN CHANDLER, KIM BARTON-WRIGHT
I am sadden for your lose of your daughter Megan. I worry
everyday when my daughter leaves for work at our local Walmart. She works
the night shift and has since she was 19 and now is 22. Since we had an
abduction across from walmart years ago. I talk with my daughter until she
opens the door to work. May god be with you during these troubling times.
I will pray for your family and Megan. KT
My prayers are with you during a hurtful time, But the Lord will be
there for you -I know! As your family know, my son "Michael Wayne" was
killed, I know the hurt you fill! I know that there is not much I can say
during this time but I can assure you that God will bring you to a "peace
I was just thinking how HAPPY Megan is NOW! She is now with her dad,
CHARLIE RAY and others. You have all been a wonderful family.
SHERRY my thoughts go back to he "Teens For Christ" as you was a member
with your sisters.
Some people think they know how you are hurting but until they
experience such a tragedy, they really do not, but "I do!" God will bring
you to His wonderful comforting fellowship.
With Christian Love, Bro. Winford Robinson
My name is Jennifer Nicole Goebel Noble.
I wanted you to know that I will be praying for your family and friends
and I will request prayer at my church in Rowlett Tx tomarrow morning. I
cant say I know what you're going through because I havent had my baby boy
yet but I can say I will raise him to be a gentleman and teach him how to
treat a young lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you suffer the loss of Megan.This
is extremly difficult for us. It seems like yesterday we were little
girls playing softball together. This tragity has opened the eyes of
many. You never think something like this will happen to someone you
know. Again, sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you.
Love, Ashley & Abby
God bless you! My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. May God hold you and keep you in His loving arms. God bless you all! In His Love, Ashley
Deepest Sympathy. I want to let the family know that I am deeply sorry for their loss and to reassure them to trust in the Lord and that he will give them strength to deal with their loss. --Angie Butler
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. I KNOW MEGAN WAS A VERY SWEET GIRL, AND THAT YOU SHERRIE LOVED HER VERY MUCH, I CAN NOT BELEIVE THAT THIS HAPPENED SO CLOSE TO HOME. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU, AND I WILL KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS. I HEARD ABOUT MEGAN ON MY WAY TO WORK THIS MORNING, AND MY HEART JUST BROKE, AS I MOTHER I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW YOU ARE FEELING. I AM THE GIRL THAT WORKED AT WORLD FINANCE. --LAURA FARQUHAR
I am so sorry for this tragedy. I cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish you are feeling, but I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and help you through this most difficult future. Please take some comfort in knowing that maybe Megan's life, however short it was, was meaningful and that her death, so tragic, may help other young women to be more aware of things like this so that they can protect themselves. God bless and keep you. In Him, Chrystal
Dear Susan and family, Our hearts and prayers are with you guys so much right now! Just know that we are thinking about you and praying for you! Kristy Adams / Valerie Howell and family
God bless you all. We will keep you all in our prayers and pray for justice to be served for the person responsible for this horrible crime. --Jackie Hinshaw
Im sorry that you lost your family member but I'll keep you in our prayer's.--JESSICA CLARK
We will have you all in our prayers. May God give you strength and comfort is this most difficult time. We are so sorry to hear about such a tragedy. Nathan, Beverly, and all the members of Servants of Christ motorcycle ministry. Nathan & Beverly Merritt
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Lori Thompson
My heart just breaks for you. I can't imagine your pain. May God ease your burden. Carol Lanthrum
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have lost two children of my own, but nothing like this. I hope that eventually you can find solace in knowing that she is with our Lord and Savior and is smiling down on all of us. May God Bless and Keep you until you meet again. Valerie Hites
I am so sorry for your loss..... I did not know Megan, but she has touched my heart... your family members are in my prayers. Andra Casillas
I just wanted you to know how truly sorry I am for your loss. I remember Megan as a little girl at Chandler Elementary. She was a very sweet child. This is an awful tragedy that no family should have to go through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God be with you, Lisa Hargrave
Deepest Sympathy My deepest thoughts are with your family. My prayers are with you.
Wyndi Vaught - Faculty MEISD
I was very sorry to hear the news about Megan. My heart goes out to her family in this time of loss and you will be in my prayers. Laurie
You have my prayers...I am so sorry for your loss and the manner it was done. Just know that she is now okay and justice will prevail. May God give you peace in the midst of your storm. Sharilyn Sutphen ,KLTV 7 News.
I am so sorry about Megan. How anyone can be so evil is just beyond me. You all are in our prayers. God Bless! Benita Robins
My family is so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Teresa Williams
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND COMFORT YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. HONDA BECERRA
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May the Lord give your family the comfort only HE can give. Please know people all over the country are praying for you. Connie V
My husband works with Megan's dad and words cannot possibly express how sorry we are that this happened to Megan. While we did not know Megan personally, as parents of a daughter we will never understand the depths of grief and sorrow that you must be feeling. We hope that it helps in some small way to know that there are so many who care about you and are praying for God to give you the strength you will need to face this difficult time. Cindy and Larry Bright
What a tragedy. This angel is in Heaven no doubt about it..... Kathi
Our prayers are with your family. This incident has help my 18 year old daughter to understand that evil is everywhere and to be more careful. She got gas at that Wal-mart last week at 11:30 p.m. on her way home from work. It could have just have well been her. Because of your loss, others will be more cautious. I am so sorry for you and your family.. Liz Fisher
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God comfort you with the peace that only He can give. God bless you, and give you strength during the coming days. Linda Strickland
What a waste of a beautiful, talented young lady. I am so angry I am beside myself! I cant imagine what you must be going through....my heart goes out to your family. I have an 18 y/o daughter. Im off to purchase a handgun and a permit to carry a concealed weapon for her. God bless your family. Heaven has a beautiful angel. Robin Marson Savannah, Ga. Robin Marson
I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Sara Stuart
I am so sorry for this tragedy. I pray that God give you comfort, peace and some type of understanding. God Bless all of you. Rhonda Malone
I'm very sorry for your loss.My heart goes out to you and your family. Your family is in my prayers. May God Bless you with peace now. BRENDA STARR
Sherrie, I can't help thinking back to Little Dribblers, softball, and the girls visits back and forth. I can't believe Megan's gone. My prayers are with you. Love, Jo Ann
I am so sorry for your loss, I did not know Megan but I cannot not imagine the hurt and anger that you and your family are feeling. Just keep in mind that she is holding hands with the wonderful Lord above. She is in a wonderful place and I pray that Jesus will give you strength to go through this awful time. God Bless You and just stay strong.
I work here at KLTV, Channel 7, I wanted you to know that you re in the hearts and prayers of every employee here. Leah Fulgham
I am so sad that your daughter did not make it through this ordeal. I pray that you will have some peace, soon. I cannot even imagine how you must feel. God Bless you all. Rita Russell
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I lived in Tyler from 1990 to 1996, attended TJC, and I still have many friends and family there. My heart dropped when I heard the news. I hope the love of your family and friends carry you through this horrible tragedy.
I am so sorry for your lost.Our thoughts and prayers or with
you. God Bless You and Yours. DeAlva Waters Lindale Tx I have a daughter
and I just can't image.
i new Megan through the Dudley family, she was a very sweet girl, i had a long talk with her the night after dameion funeral, i told her how i had lost my husband and i told her that she was young and to get back in school and make something out herself and to always trust in the Lord, i know she is sleeping in his arm because she did know the Lord, so my heart is as heavy as your but God will give you the strength to get through this, I am Evon sister-in-law SANDRA SMITH
My heart reaches out to you for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Megan. I myself have lost a son. I know how you are feeling. People say that it gets easier as time goes on. I have yet to find that time for I think of my son 24/7. He has been gone for 3 years now. All I know to tell you is to keep your faith, and pray. You'll be going through lot of phases from your loss. The best thing that I have found that helped me is going to therapy. I just started that 2 months ago. Wished I'd started it sooner. I will be praying for you and your family, and keep you in my heart. May God bless you and yours. If ever you need a friend,
or just want someone to talk to, I'm here for you, always. Pamela Johnson
I cannot imagine the pain that you all must be feeling in this terrible moment. Know that God is with you, even in the darkest night. The prayers and thoughts of my entire church family is with you, and will be
in the coming days.God Bless and keep you.
Our hearts are broken over your family's horrible experience you have been through. Please know that you are in our prayers. May our gracious God give you all peace through this difficult time in your lives.
If we can do anything, please let us know. Love, Tina Brown for Waterview
Baptist Church, Richardson, Tx
To the family of Megan I am so sorry for your lose. It has made us all stop and think. I will be praying for you and your family during this time. Stephanie Bratton
To the parents of Megan Holden. My deepest sympathy goes out to you during this unbearable time in your life. I have 5 daughters in age range of 10-21 and this kind of tragic event hits home very hard. May god be with you and hold your precious daughter forever in his loving arms. Debi
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