Bell of Hope Memorial

In Loving Memory

Cameron James Patterson

Cameron James Patterson

Cameron James Patterson

Total Number of Gifts: 17
Total Value of Gifts: $1,060.00

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Mimi, Eric, Maddie, & Zach

Lisa Patton

Ciara

Marc, Maria, Kristen and Adam Dominguez

The Dean Family - Ken Dean

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Your Family at PK Pictures

Wes & Linda Yoder

Emily, Jason, Anna and Taylor Huff

Matthew, Carrie, and Riley Morgan

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October 9, 1988 — September 15, 2007

Tina, Jimmy & Ali, our prayers are with you. The Patterson family is very dear to us. Cameron was a very special part of your lovely family.
-Rosie & Bob Maguire

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Our deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to all of the Patterson family during this difficult time .
-Michael & Cissy Locke

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Patterson Family during this time. Cameron you will be deeply missed.
-Jason and Mandy Adams

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Barbara & Johnny, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I love you both.
-Susan Henderson

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I loved every moment raising Cameron. As he loved adventure in life, he gave me the adventure of a lifetime.
-Tina Patterson

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We love the Pattersons!

Our family stands with you in this time of grief. I share this legendary Cameron quote from a few years ago..."Ms. Jayna....don't move...I promise it does not bite!"
Love you guys. The French Family
-Evan and Jayna French

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Praying for you guys...my heart is with you, I love your family very much.
-Rudy Landa

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I never got the opportunity to meet Cameron, but I have "seen" him grow up over the years through all of the stories from Jimmy. I can't pretend to know what you are going through. I love you Jimmy and will continue to pray for you and your family through this difficult time.
-Rick Hutchinson

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Cameron was our second son. We will truly miss him. His earthly body is gone but his spirit will live on forever in our hearts and minds.
-Dawn and James Carroll

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We are proud to be part of this family, and prouder still of the faith, love and hope I continue to see everyday displayed by Tina, Jimmy & Ali....you inspire us all to be strong too. No denial that there is a big hole left in our hearts, and when we hit those low moments, we will pray for God's peace to help us through. We love you Cameron and will miss you terribly!!! Love you all forever!!! Uncle John, Aunt Jeanne, Alex, Danielle & Matthew
-John, Jeanne, Alex, Danielle & Matthew Basso

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Tina and Jimmy, my prayers are with you and your family.
-Thad Minaldi

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Words cannot express the tremendous sense of loss and compassion that I feel for Cameron's family and friends. Cameron was a true gentleman, with a refreshing sense of humor. I know he was a wonderful son and brother, and I feel honored to have met him. The Patterson's faith and strength is admirable, and I pray for Cameron, his family and friends to have continued strength and faith, now and forever.
-Jessica

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Patterson family. When we learned of Cameron's passing in Maine, our hearts sunk. This is such a tragic loss and the fear every parent has and can relate to instantly. We know every person and especially young people experience challenges. I am always saddened to hear such news and had hoped any person in such a position as Cameron's would grant themselves a few minutes to reflect. Most young people do not have tools to know how to handle these moments and only time is on their side. If only we could get the message to these young people to give themselves that one extra moment.

In Maine we had met Cameron's through his best friend Brandon Carroll. Though a brief visit, we know him to be a kind person.

Our hearts go out to the family and close friends. Please give all your kids a huge hug and tell them you love them.
-Beryl and John Cole and Family in Maine

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My heart is with your family and I wish I could have known Cameron he was obviously a very special young man. Love Ronda.
-Ronda Hardwick

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Jimmy, Tima and Ali, Liam and I Love you guys so much and we are continuing to pray for you. Cameron and your family have shown us and taught us so much love and faith that we will carry with us forever. We still love him so much. Thank you for giving us the chance to have him in our lives.
p.s. Liam is the best fisherman amongst his cub scout peers because of Cameron!
-Jennifer and Liam

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Tina, Jimmy and Ali, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I didn't know Cameron well, but know from your stories that he was very special to you as well as to those who knew him. I know his spirit will live on forever in your hearts.
-Bernadette Welch

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Tina & Jimmy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
-Bob & Pam Nightingale

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Tina, Jimmy & Ali,

Our precious Children we Love so much. We loved Cameron with all the love Grand parents can have for their Grand Children and words can not describe how much he will be missed. He brought so much happiness into our lives, each and every time he saw us, he made us feel so special, always a "Love you", a kiss and a hug to beat all hugs!! When I ponder with the "Why Lord?" No answer seems to come, only the words in a beautiful song, "It is well with my Soul", over and over, yes indeed peace in my heart tells me it is well with Cameron's Soul, we know he is with the Lord and is no longer in pain, and that we will see him again when God calls us home. We're going to miss him, but he will never be out of our thoughts and remembrances of all the wonderful times we spent with him. He was truly a blessing sent to us from above.
-Barbara and Johnny Patterson

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Dear Jimmy, Tina and Allie:
Our hearts are with you and we wish to celebrate Cameron with you. We are here and our hearts resound with Allie's words on Wednesday, Cameron was good, oh so good! Grace and Peace,
-Janet and Steve Duensing

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Tina & Jimmy I pray that God gives you peace and comforts you during this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your entire family.
-Stacey Nettles

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What a beautiful young man to leave us so soon! I am sorry I did not know him: he clearly made a positive difference in many lives, even in his short time. I know that he made a huge difference in the lives of our friends Melanie and Shari, who will miss him terribly. They have spoken of him often in appreciation for his love, character and support. All of us at Shari's office have grieved with you all at Cameron's passing. May God's love sustain you.
-Kit Potter

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Your sorrow is not wasted. I am believing that God has already and will continue to use Cameron, his story, and his life for the Lord's ultimate glory.
My prayers will continue to be with you and your dear family. I know that you loved this son well.
-Kathy White

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Oh, my sweet, sweet boy. You will be sorely missed by so many. I am so thankful to have had you in my life. You loved my girl well and she returned that love fully. You influenced my and Melanie's life so much and with such joy and passion. The strength of your faith also touched us, especially Melanie. You will be with us always, held close in our hearts.

Jimmy, Tina, and Ali, Melanie and I love you all very much. Thank you for taking us into your family. We are here for you whenever and whatever you may need.
-Shari Stanley

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Dearest Jimmy, Tina and Ali
The loss you are experiencing is tremendous. The love you feel is overwhelming. The lives Cameron touched are forever changed. Please know that you are all loved by all of this wonderful family and friends that we have been blessed with and if there is anything you need, please know that we will be there for you.
This poem has been in my heart since Cameron went to be with the Lord and I am led to send it to you now. We love you dearly.

Miss Me -- But Let Me Go
Unknown

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little--but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me--but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me--But Let me Go!

-Marian and Rick

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Tina, Jimmy,and Ali, From the moment I heard about Cameron's death my heart has been on fire with grief for you. I have experienced the arms of Jesus in my time of deep grief, though,and I know that those strong tender arms will gather you in and hold you there until you regain the strength that He gives us to keep on walking. Rest in his arms for a while, and let the body care for you. It's a good place to be.
love, Mary Beth
-Mary Beth Shields

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Cameron, although your time here was too brief, you touched so many lives. We are all better for knowing you and forever changed because you're gone.
-Carol & Tim Duncan

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We didn't know Cameron very well, but he impressed us so much a few years ago. We were visiting at your house, sitting and eating Tina's delicious food when Cameron approached, introduced himself and then we had a nice little talk. He told us he was planning to go to college and then asked if he could get us more food and drinks. We thanked him and after he left we looked at each other and asked what 17 year old these days would be so thoughtful and kind to someone he didn't know. What a sweet and gentle boy. Our hearts and deepest sympathy go out to you and all of the Pattersons.
-Lea and Stanley Packer
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How painful and tragic! Though I can't fathom the pain you are going through, I can tell you that it is shared by many as each of us feel a part of it to! I will be praying for your family.
-Fay Cadwallader

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I am so sorry. I am praying for your entire family.
-Jodi Ebert

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Jimmy and Family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of this news. Cameron was a pleasure to know and work with the few times I had the opportunity. I remember his quick wit and good nature the most. Please let us know if there's any way we can be of assistance in this great time of grief and need. May God's love embrace you, as it does Cameron, forever.
-David and Lacey Lewis

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Like so many here are prayers are with you and your family. You have a special family and we love you all. - Steve and Shelley + The Boys
-Steve & Shelley Bussell

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Dear Cameron, may you rest calmly in the arms of eternal peace knowing that you were truly loved.
-John Hussey

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I work for one of Mental Health America's affilates in NJ. I just visited the site for some information and I saw your son's photo - what a beautiful young man. The loss of you son must be so unimaginable and overwhelming. I have twin sons (3 years old) and I cannot imagine anything happening to them. I want you to know that you are not alone and that you gave your son all you could to help him. Suicide sometimes can be seen as the only result to end the grief, suffering, and pain. I have twice tried to take my own life and at the split second that I made that decision, it seemed like the logical solution. There is nothing that anyone could have said or done to stop me - in fact, people were trying to help me but the agony was too much for me to bear. I just wish you peace and comfort and hope that as each day passes, a little of your grief turns into happiness that you had a beautiful boy that blessed your lives and continues to bless your lives each day.

With deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers -
K West
Camden, NJ
-Kelli Cochran-West

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I was disheartened to learn of your loss. I never wanted anyone I know to experience what our family went through earlier this year. Your family was very gracious. There are no words to express our feelings toward your loss.
-Allan & Allison McDonnel

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Thinking about being gone literally takes my breath away. He was such a respectful, smart, handsome, caring, athletic, and amazingly driven person. I truly miss him, and will never ever forget him. I love you, Cam
-Tracy Patterson

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My thoughts and prayers are with you. What a wonderful looking young man. My son is a few years older and every day he struggle with life.
-Billie Billings

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cameron was a wonderful young man. We always enjoyed seeing him when he came over with Melanie. He always spoke of you all with much love. Take comfort that he is at peace now.
-Mark and Jamie Stanley

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Cameron: I didn’t watch you grow up, but rather “heard” you grow up through your father’s perpetual praise. I “heard” you wrestle and defeat the older competitors twice your size; I “heard” you work harder and smarter than most “professionals” during video shoots; I “heard” you giving your heart to your family; I “heard” you becoming a man; I “heard” your excitement of going off to college. One day we’ll all be together and I’ll hear about you again. May you smile upon us, your family and friends, with the love of our Heavenly Father.
-David Ludwikowski

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I just found out about your son, Cameron. We have been in Colorado visiting our grandchildren. Words can't express how sorry I am for your lose.
May our loving Father surround you with His arms of love and carry you and your family through this difficult time.
-Debbie Burger

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My thoughts and prayers are with all that love this child. As a mother who loves her sons and knows one of those sons has battled with his bipolar and come very close to his death many times over the past decade, I send my empathy to all that miss him, and continue to heal from the loss.
-Hope Stoltie
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