I must have my Christmas dinner with one member of my family short.
My youngest son, John Joseph Thomas O`MELIA was shot and killed on 21 DEC 2000.
He leaves behind three daughters and one son all under the age of twelve.
He caught the genealogy fever from me about three years ago and was having a great time with it.
But, sadly, while closing up the store he worked at two men came in to rob the store. One of the robbers decided to shoot John at close range in the heart for good measure after taking less than two hundred dollars.
If you can see your way please say a little prayer for him and his family. Merry Christmas and God Bless all of you.