Gary Michael Stacks Jr.
My brother, Gary Michael, was an incredible brother, friend, son, uncle, daddy, husband, and friend. He had a terrible addiction to drugs that stemmed from some post traumatic events. You can say he self medicated himself to relieve his pain.
My brother was not a bad guy. I hate the label that people put out there about drug users. They are not all bad people. Good people make mistakes. My brother sought help for his problems and was refused help even though they knew he had mentioned suicide. My brother was refused help because of the lack of insurance. When our family finally found a place we could afford, they told him to come back the following Tuesday. My brother didn't make it because on May 10th 2008, he committed suicide.
I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. It's a pain that you can't imagine unless you've experienced it. I encourage anyone that has someone in their life with a drug addiction to get them help a.s.a.p. We thought we didn't have the money for his rehab, but we sure came up with the funeral money. It's just an example that you should do what has to be done.
We didn't ever think that Gary would take his own life. Don't underestimate the possibilities!!!!!
Gary Michael leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Maddie Grace Age 1, and an adorable son Gary Michael Stacks Jr.3 Age 2. He leaves a wife, April Stacks, a mother, Carolyn Stacks, his father, Gary Stacks Sr., a step mom, Carol Stacks, a sister, Charquetta Selph, and me, Tiffany Williams. Gary also left behind 4 nephews, Chris, Eli, Kelton, & Austin, 2 nieces, Bryleigh & Makayla that loved him very much.
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