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In memory of Troy Shirley

Created by Family Of Troy Shirley

Troy Shirley

Troy grew up in Marietta, Ga. He was active in sports from an early age. He was the youngest son and had a personality that was very infectious.
Around the age of 15, he started experimenting with drugs and his life changed immediately. I met Troy when his dad and I began dating. I could see how much his dad loved him even though he definitely did not agree with the lifestyle he had chosen.
Over the next 17 years, Troy let drugs become his life and they ultimately took his life. I see his family struggling to understand and accept his death.
I hope this website will help to prevent even one family from having to lose their child.

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1. Elaine Davidsmama
It is such a sad thing when we have to write about a person in the 'past tense' I hope that your family will find peace and comfort. You have many loving families here who share your pain. This is an ever growing society of grieving parents and none of us want to add another member. But we are always grateful to make new friends. We are all so very sorry you lost your Troy. Visit Phil 4:19
2. Angela Gwynn Mother Of Dallas Nguyen
How can we ever reconcile that we have lost the loves and lights of our lives to drug abuse? I am so glad you spoke words for Troy here. It is so wrong that his name and my son's name and all these names of our beautiful children must now be told in stories of death. It makes no sense and never will. I am sorry that Troy didn't make it. I am sorry you, like I, have ever had to write these words. Thank you Lynda for placing Troy's name here. It is in good hands. Love and Peace to you...