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"We are so sorry for the loss of Mitchell words cannot express the true loss. Mitchell was a true individual and brought an easy laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time."
- Aaron & Stephanie Kendall & Ben Lapole
"I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart is heavy at this time. I hope you can draw strength from all your family and friends and let the memories somehow ease the pain. Sending prayers for all of you.
- Cindi Minnichbach
"We are truly sorry for the loss of your son. We didn't know him personally but our daughter and her boyfriend were good friends with him. We hear only wonderful stories about Mitchell -- it sounds like he was truly a remarkable person. Your family will be in our prayers."
- Sandi & Tim Castle
"My heart is aching for you.
The Message version
If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath.
You are in our prayers..."
- Rebecca Bair
"Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of your precious son. May the love of your friends and the support of the entire Smithsburg community bring you some comfort. We are lifting you up in prayer. God bless you all, and especially Mitchell, #81.
The Robinette Family"
- Joe, Nancy, David, Andrew and Michael
"Rick, Ann and Family,
May God Bless you and your family at this difficult time in dealing with your tremendous loss you will be in our thoughts and prayers."
- Dodie Pohl & Lyndsie Delosier
"Anne and Rick, may the strength of the love you both have shared since high school carry you through the difficult days ahead. You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy and Jeff"
- Kathy Alexander Long
"Anne/Rick-words cannot express how deeply saddened I am to hear of Mitchell's sudden passing. My heart goes out to you both. May you find comfort in knowing he was loved and will be missed by many who knew him.
God bless you and your family."
- Kelly Humm
"Dear Ann, Rick and family,
Our heart aches for you during this time of tragedy. Our family has been thinking of you and we were so fortunate to have known Mitchell, from a small boy to a fine young man. He was always so happy and now he's watching over you all from heaven. Mitchell was a great person and we know God has great plans for him. Our prayers are with you.
Peggy, Harold, David and Dan Ridenour"
- Harold and Peggy Ridenour
"Dear Akers Family, Our family shares in your pain at the loss of your amazing son, Mitchell. We remember him mostly through the Wrestling years...from CSL to Smithsburg High School. We truly have broken hearts and know it is unimagineable the anquish you are feeling. Whatever we can do, please find us and ask. We are here for you in Spirit and prayer. May God send healing, comfort and love in abundance forever to all of you. In Christ's love, the Sorensen Family"
- Cindy & Roland Sorensen
"Richard, Anne, Alex, Nieko,
My deepest condolences go out to you all and your family. I watched all 3 boys go through the Religious Ed program at St. Ann's and watch them grow in their faith. On behalf of myself, my family and St. Ann Church, we extend our thoughts and prayers. In Christ's love, Barb Mills and family"
- Barb Mills
Clear Spring, MD
"Dear Ann and Rick, I am so, so sorry to hear about Mitchell's accident. I only knew him when he was a little guy but, Ann, I remember you laughing about how excited he was when he didn't get in trouble on the first day of kindergarten. You all are such a great family and he was a great kid. I am praying for your whole family.
- Richele Gift
"Dear Mr. Akers and family,
My heart aches for your loss. When I graduated from SHS, your son, Mitchell, was around two years old and now my second son is close to two years old. So many people...even students you had many years ago are thinking of you and praying for your entire family."
- Jennifer (Hull) Banks
Port St. Lucie, Florida
"Ann,Rick,Alex and Neiko,
We are so saddened by this tragedy. We will miss Mitchell. We have enjoyed watching the fine young man he became--from the little boy in camo and cowboy boots to a leader in his Senior class. Mitchell made everyone his friend. We are praying for each one of you.
- The Dinterman Family
"Dear Rick & Anne,
We are so saddened by your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
- Cindy & Nelson Reeder
"Rick, Ann and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss! You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! May Gods love comfort you in your time of sorrow!
Kris, Mindy, Payton and Kaden Dietrich"
- Mindy and Kris Dietrich
"Rich, Ann, Alex and Neiko,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you in this time of need."
- Scott and Naomi McAuley
We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful son. We remember watching all the boys play baseball at Valley Little League. We will be praying for each one of you.
Tim, Kathy, Marcus and Matthew Yates"
- Kathy and Tim Yates
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Such a loss."
- Cory Hankins
"I am so sorry for the lost of your son.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God bless you and your family."
- Tinna McPherson Haynes
"Anne, Rick, Nieko and Alex--
I am so saddened by your loss and pray God will help comfort you at this most difficult time. Know that your pain is felt by your friends. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories of Mitchell and all the joy he brought you give you strength.
- Judy Greene
Bunker Hill, West Virginia
"Dear Akers Family
Words cannot change what happen. Mitchell will be missed by everyone in the Smithsburg and surrounding communities. The Class of 2012 has received a terrbile lose. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers as the days and weeks to come. Remember he is in heaven watching down over us all. The worst thing is parents are not suppose to bury our children they are suppose to bury us. BUT, the Lord has a purpose for Mitchell since he took him from you so young.
John, Tisha and Samantha Palmer
- Tisha Palmer
"Anne and Rick-- please accept my heartfelt condolences in the passing of your son, Mitchell. I pray that you and your family may find comfort through this difficult journey. Peace and Blessings to you---"
- Lisa Mott
"Ann, Rick & Boys-Words just can't express the sorrow that we feel for the loss of Mitchell. He was a great kid and we always enjoyed seeing and talking with him. He was Smithsburg's biggest cheerleader. Your family is in our constant thoughts and prayers. May the memories help comfort you."
- Ron & Heidi Penwell
"I do not know any of the Akers family, however i wanted to express my condolences to you all during this time of sorrow. May God Bless you and be with you and comfort you all."
- Jeri Wilhide
"Rick, Ann, Alex & Neiko,
Please know that my family's thoughts and prayers go out to you during this very difficult time. I pray that you will feel God's love and comfort as you struggle with your loss. Mitchell was a very sweet kid, I remember him well from when he & Alex & Neiko played baseball with my son Tyler (Adkins) at SLS. No amount of words can heal your pain, but I hope that knowing how much Mitchell was loved by his friends and peers will help lift a tiny bit of your sadness. It is obvious that he made a friend everywhere he went. Our prayers will be with you all. God Bless."
- Cammy Biser
"Dear Ann, Rick and Family,
Words alone can't begin to express the sorrow that my family and I share for you at this time. Mitchell was a "one of a kind" young man who could brighten your day with his smile and sense of humor. Please know that we are here for you and that we will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers.
With our deepest sympathy,
Brenda Harne-Herbert and Family"
- Brenda Harne-Herbert
"Dear Anne, Rick, Alex, Nieko and Family:
We send our most heart felt condolences and prayers. God bless and be with you."
- Marcus Peters
"Dear Ann, Rick, and Family
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. God Bless All of you at this time. With my deepest sympathy, Mary Beth"
- Mary Beth Bentley
"Mitchell's life will long be remembered by our community and family. Such a great young man and good friend to Lane. Our hearts go out to you and your entire family. He will be watching over all of us from heaven..."
- Lizz Huntzberry and sons
"Neiko, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Peace, Presence, Comfort and Strength of our Lord enfold you daily. Blessings, Misti (I work with Neiko at Dick's Sporting Goods.)"
- Misti Brandenburg
"Dearest Ann and Rick, Our hearts are so sad for you as you deal with the loss of your prescious son Mitch. Please know we are praying for your families during this painful time. No one should ever have to experience this in their life time and it's unfortunate. Prayers to you for strength, patience, encouragement as well as peace. God Bless You All.
Your friends Jewel and Steve Collins & family"
- JEWEL COLLINS
"To the entire Akers family, we ar truely very sorry for the loss of Mitchell. Shelby thought he was an awesome guy. I pray and wil keep you all close in my heart. He has been embraced by the light of his lord."
- Kris Stotelmyer
"Anne, Rick, and entire family, we lift all of you in prayer and ask God to wrap his arms around each you and give strength during this time, that it may give way for comfort and peace soon. God Bless all of you. The Staff of the Smithsburg Market"
- Smithsburg Market
"Rick, Ann, and Family,
Mitchell was a fine young man, who treated everyone with dignity and respect, we remember him best through his wrestling practices and matches that he was involved with in SYA. He was a role model for our son and daughter, who also were in the SYA wrestling program. Please know that your family is in our prayers, and we pray that you find comfort in knowing that Mitchell is in the arms of Jesus.
Francis and Kelly Murray and family"
- Kelly Murray
"To Mr. Akers and Family:
I can't even begin to imagine what you're going through, nor would I want to even try.
Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss."
- C. Faler
"Mr. Akers and Family,
My heart goes out to all of you. Please know you are in my thoughtsd and prayers as you journey down this future road. May God Bless all of you."
- Eric Evitts
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Cherish your wonderful memories of Mitchell and he will live in your heart forever.
Linda, Leon & Katie Tibbs"
- Linda Tibbs
"Anne, Rick & Family,
May all those beautiful yesterdays remain in your heart always to bring you comfort and strength. May the love of family and friends see you through this most difficult time."
- Paula Keser
"Anne & Rick, We are sorry to hear of the lost of your son "Mitchell" our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Anne, we can remember you saying"Where is "Mitchell" Now we know he is in "Gods Hands""
- George & Notma Knight
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
"I cannot begin to imagine what your family is going through. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. God obviously has another plan for him."
- Karen Teach
"So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. May the great memories help you get through this difficult time. God Bless."
- Cindy Carrick
"May God bless you and your family during this tragedy. We are praying you all of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do!"
- Kim Peer
"I am very sorry to hear the loss of a great individual who makes everyone laugh and smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family."
- Shawn Hornbecker
"Dear Akers Family,
I did not know Mitchell personally, but I am a member of St Ann Parish and just wanted you to know how deeply sorry i am for your loss. Please be assured of my thoughts and prayers.
- Julie Wilberding
"Dear Akers Family, We just wanted to let you know that we will be praying for you. I know that your happy memories will become sweeter, your pictures more precious, your hugs deeper and your prayers more frequent. I hope that you can keep in mind that
you will see him again in Heaven and how quickly time goes.
Love, Ken, Denise, Andrew and Jenna Smith"
- Denise and Ken Smith
"Dear Akers Family, I remember Mitchell as he was as a 10 year old in 5th grade math class at Smithsburg Elementary. He always had a special twinkle in his eyes and found a way to bring laughter to any situation. He seemed to make every day count. I am praying for your family at this very difficult time."
- Gwen Nikirk
"Mitchell was a gift to whomever knew him."
- Terri Callamari
"Dear Rick and Ann. I am a long time friend of your mothers, Rick. We were in high school together, and continue our friendship to this day. I cannot begin to know what you all are experiencing, but i know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all and your family. I do know that Verlene and Bob were so proud of Mitchell, and his whole family. She always brings pleanty of pictures with her to show off when we get together. Know that my thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all.
- Chloe Shi Ledbetter
No. Highlands,, California
"On behalf of my family i would like to pass on my condolences on to the Akers Family , On the loss of a fine young man , that was taken from us way too soon . On behalf of the Family of parents , players , Coaches and Board of directors . And all of the Smithsburg Jets and other teams of the Big Family of the Washington County Junior Football league of that era of time , We have lost a Brother , please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers in this time of need , May God bless and shine his light on Mitchell Akers a Smithsburg Jet Gone but not forgotten .
Don Davis , Past President of the Washington County Junior Football league"
- Don Davis
"Dear Ricky and Ann and to all the family:
Honey I am so sorry to hear about Mitch. I know there is nothing I can say to make your pain go away, so knowing that, all I will tell you is if you need ANYTHING, even just to talk please call me. I mean that sincerely. I don't care if it is 2 in the AM.301-790-0241 You boys (Tony, Ricky, and Jeff) were always special to me. I will see you at the funeral home on Sunday."
- Angie Harsh
"Rick, Anne, Alex, Nieko~ My heart is breaking for you all. May the enormous love and strength of your families and friends surround and support you in the days ahead. I find a small sense of comfort knowing Mitchell was so strong in his faith. You raised an awesome young man."
- Judy Nakada
"Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time.
- Rhonda Orndorff
Berkeley Springs, WV
"Ann and Rick and Grandmother Peggy and family, A heartfelt sorrow and prays are coming out to each and everyone of Mitchell family. To lose someone so young is hard enough but your child and grandson is harder yet. Keep your memories close for as long as you have those Mitchell will always be alive in your heart. Now he is enjoying his grandfather Jim and Our Father and his son our Saviour Jesus Christ."
- Teresa Magaha
"Please accept my most profound condolences. How very sad. May time and memories comfort you.
With deepest sympathy,
- Tina Angle
"So very sorry about the loss of your son. Words seem inadequate but remember my words and prayers to console & comfort you are sincere from one parent to another.
My heart aches for you. (former Smithsburg parents/Junion League Football parents)
- Sharon & Ed Householder
"Anne, Rick, & boys - My deepest sympathies go to you all and your family. I am deeply heartbroken that such a tragedy has happened to such a wonderful family. May God be with you all & with Mitchell."
- Debi Harris Thompson
"Dear Rick and Anne - I can't begin to say how sorry I am. You both are awesome people who no doubt raised a son that touched many peoples lives. While I did not personally know your son, it is quite evident that his life has a special meaning and gift and that gift was started with the two of you. My deepest condolences as I feel for the both of you. Please find solace in knowing that your son will always be in your hearts.
- Brian Guyer
"Mr. Akers and family, I'm so, so sorry to hear of Mitchell's passing. We are all thinking of you and praying for you."
- Janet (Grove) Dill
"Please accept our Deepest Sympathy. You're a very Special family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
- Ed & Debbie Keedy
"Dear Rick and Family,So sorry to hear about the tragic accident of your son. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this terrible time."
- Angie Reed Mcsherry
"dear ann and rick we are so sorry for your loss of your son michael are prayers are with you and your family don donnie debbie donna vivian"
thousand oaks, california
"Dear Mr & Mrs Akers and family,
We are so sorry about the loss of your son Mitchell. There is truly no greater pain than losing you child. We know this first hand if we can help in anyway please get in touch with us. Cathy & Jim Napoli (April Schultheis's Parents)"
- Cathy & Jimj Napoli
"There are no words that we can express that will take away the pain you feel. Mitchell was a wonderful person and we are blessed that we were able to share our lives with him. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
- Lori Kendall
"Anne,Rick,Alex and Neiko, Words seem so inadequate. Dana and I send our deepest condolences. We are heartbroken for you.
Dee Miles and Dana Bender
- Dee Miles
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Many prayers to you and your family during this difficult time."
- Tiffany Miller
Clear Spring, MD
"To the Friends and Family of Mitchell Akers. I worked with Mitchell at the Hagerstown Suns games and he was an excellent co-worker and fella to work with. Very nice fella. Sorry for you loss.
- Tony Martinez
Hagerstown,MD-Antioch CA, Maryland-California
"Rick, Anne and boys,
We are saddened to hear of Mitchell's passing and we have all you in our hearts and thoughts. May all the wonderful memories of Mitchell help strengthen you in this tremendous time of sorrow. We love you all and Mitchell will forever be in our hearts and thoughts! We love you guys!"
- Geoff &Rosie Gates
"Rick, Anne, Alex and Nieko,
My heart is aching for you at the loss of your beloved son."
- Pamela Conrad
Falling Waters, West Virginia
"I send you my deepest condolences in your sudden and tragic loss. I never got the chance to meet him but I'm sure he was a fine young man and we all share in your loss.
Your extended family at South High holds you up in prayer and thought."
- Wayne Webster
"All of you are in my thoughts and prayers."
- Mary Smith
"To Annie and Rick,
So very sorry and shocked to hear about your son. We'll keep him in our prayers as well as both of you and your entire family.
With deepest sympathies, Butch & Charlie"
- Butch & Charlie
North Wales, Pa.
"You will be in my prayers."
"Dear Anne, Rick, Alex and Nieko,
My heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your beloved son and brother Mitchell. This exceptional young man is a tribute to all of you. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends who surround you now and always."
- Lisa Kelly
"Rick and Anne - Words seem useless at such a time. The community is blessed by both you and your family and we all want you to know our love and support for you is very real. Having lossed a brother at an early age, I can only have a small sense of your grief. Our hearts go out to you and our thoughts and prayers are with you."
- Tom newcomer
"No words can make you feel better at this time but we would like you to know that we are praying for your entire family. Mrs. Akers, I was the one the one that waited on you at JCP when you bought the beautiful necklace in honor of Mitchell. After you left I remembered that orange was his favorite color. May God comfort you and your family at this time, for only He can get you through this!! Love and Prayers,
Judi Warren and Family- a
South High Lacrosse Family"
- Judi Warren
"Anne and Family,
I am heartbroken for your loss. I know that I have no words that will take away the pain that you are feeling. Please know that you will be in my family's thoughts and prayers as you manuever through this difficult time. I had never had the pleasure of meeting Mitchell, but with you as his mother I can only assume he was an extaordinary young man. I pray you and your family find peace in the love and solace of family and good friends.
- Leandra DeBernardo
SAINT CHARLES, IL
"Ann, Rick and family, Condolences to each of you at this time of loss. It is difficult at such a time to understand the passage in the bible that the Lord will never put more on us than we can bear. Do something creative in the Smithsburg area as a remberence to your son. My prayers and thoughts go out to each of you."
- Bill Fager
"My condolences to you and your family. I am praying for you all during this time of sorrow that God will surround you with His love and comfort."
- Alana Pletcher
"Anne, Rick, Alex and Nieko, We remember seeing Mitchell as a little boy while you coached Adam in Football. He was a free spirit who loved life and embraced all it had to give. It saddens us to hear of your loss and can only imagine what your family is feeling. We will keep you in our thoughts and hope time will soften your loss. Calvin. Rose and Adam."
- Calviin Shaw
"I am saddened and thinking of your family at this time of sorrow and grief. My hope is that you find peace in knowing you had a son who touched others in remarkable ways.
- Robert T. "Bo" Myers
"Bob and Verlene and family,
I am so sorry for your loss please know my prayers are with you."
- Teresa Feigley
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. May God grant you strength and peace. May friends bring you memories of laughter and love. Words cannot express our sympathy for your loss."
- Bill & April Bishop
"So very sorry to hear of your great loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. May the thoughts and prayers of others give you comfort at this difficult time."
- Kim LaFollette
"Akers Family – Our family would like to express our deepest sympathy. Mom and Dad, stay close to the boys. Alex and Nieko, stay close to your parents. You will make it through this together as one."
- The McHose Family
"God has called home another one of his angles to be with him in every lasting peace of heaven. Rick and Anne, I can not even begin to image the pain you and all of your family are feeling. I will keep you in my prayers and hope God’s every lasting peace will come to all of you in this painful time."
- Matthew Royer
"I was truly sorry to hear thru Bob and Verline the passing of their grandson, Mitchell. My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the family and friends at this very painful event."
- Jim Hart
"Dear Anne & Rick, I was very saddened to hear about the loss of your son Mitchell. Although I didn't know him personally I feel like I knew him well from all your wonderful stories! Lifting you and your family up in prayers! Love, John and Sue Yarrington"
- Sue Yarrington
Virginia Beach, VA
"Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at the loss of your son. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks and months to come."
- Tamera Bailey
"Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Soo many awesome memories my family and I have shared with Mitchell over the years we'll always remember. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you."
- Breanna Omar
"Rick, Anne, and Akers and Ungvarsky families, my heart feels broken upon hearing about your loss, but please try to find comfort in your memories."
- Rhonda Brown Wolf
"We pray for peace and comfort your family is in our prayers."
- john&michele Rinehart and sons
"Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so saddened by the loss of your son. My God comfort you ..."
- DL Marriott and Family
"I didn't personally know Mitchell that well, but I remember the few times I met him while hanging out with Kirsten. I remember thinking he seemed like a good guy, and Kirsten always spoke highly of him.
- Jacque Jenkins
"Dear Anne, Richard and Akers Family --
We join the many thousands who knew Mitchell and miss his gregarious, ebullient, and fun-loving presence. In thought and prayer we are with you and your family during these very difficult and emotion-filled hours and days.
Alex and Niko: as you were growing up around Whispering Hills and the three hill-top schools we -- as well as Stephen and David -- followed with admiration, pride, and joy your many accomplishments, including on the athletic fields of Smithsburg High. Mitchell continued your contributions and we became accustomed to seeing him grow and develop as a multi-sport star athlete and a young man, waving to him when he saw us, or talking with him about a band and its music (as we did not so long ago at the last Steam & Craft event. We miss him.
Corriene and Peter
- Corriene and Peter J. Kurz
"Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at the passing of Mitchell. We hope and pray you are comforted in the days ahead."
- Eric,Cheryl&Emily Seifarth
"On behalf of the Clear Spring High School Athletic Boosters, please accept our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your son. May God bless and comfort you today and in the days ahead as we all mourn this tragic loss."
- Clear Spring High School Athletic Boosters
Clear Spring, Maryland
"There are no words to comfort you, so I will just say this.. that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If ever you need anything, please reach out - use this support system that has gathered together to help hold you guys up... I can't imagine going through what you are going through - I just pray for peace.. that God will wrap all of you in peace and love to help lighten the burden...
- Donna, Andy, Taylor & Morgan McCauley
"I wanted to give my condolences to Mr. Akers and the family. I also wanted to share with you that Mitchell's repuation had spread to the Williamsport Lions Club. While I was at the meeting someone was asking me if I knew this wonderful young man. I did not know at the time that it was your son but they sure had alot of good things to say about Mitchell. I am sure you are very proud of him. God bless you all in your time of grief."
- Terry Doub
"Dear Rick and Family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family has been in my prayers. I hope God wraps his loving arms around you during the extremely difficult time so that you may experience some peace.
Tracy Bonebrake Miller
Teacher, BHS 1994 - 2008"
- Tracy Bonebrake Miller
"Mr. Akers and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your son. Although I did not know him you had taught my english class and I remember once seeing them at a function. Many prayers for you all during these hard times.
class of 98"
- Tammy Gangestad
"Dear Anne, Rick, Alex & Neiko, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be, I hope the beautiful memories you must have will help during your grief.
Paige & Janice Mullendore
- Janice Mullendore
"Ann, Rick, Alex & Nieko,
I was stunned and saddened to hear of the tragic passing of your son Mitchell. Both of my children, Alexa and Matthew knew Mitchell and they are very saddened as well. Over the years, I've had many occasions to see all of your boys at many of the sporting events in Smithsburg. I didn't know Mitchell personally, but I remember seeing him many times. I can't imagine the heartache you are feeling right now. I hope that your memories of Mitchell will get all of you through this very tough time. Susan Plumley"
- Susan Plumley
"You are in our daily thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in your memories and strength to carry on."
- Twila Cheung
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Aker's Family and all of Mitchell's friends, both far and wide, at this terrible time in your lives. May you rest in knowing that Mitchell's love for his family, his friends and life in general can be seen on the smile of his face and in the memories he placed in each and every one of you. My son, Preston would always come home from athletic practice and tell our family how Mitchell made him laugh on that day. . .Forever in your hearts and minds--he is there. Peace, Love and Prayers, The Miller Family"
- Marlon, Leisl, Preston and Paul Miller
"Rick and Anne,
I offer no words that will bring you the peace for which you will soon search, nor the answers you seek as well. I send you prayers as you go through this horrendous loss. Prayers will help you as will those who love you and your faith. It may take time, and I recommend that you give yourself the time you need to adjust to this forever loss in this life. Jesus is right there besdie you even though you do not feel him for a long time. I will pray for you and the family as you begin this "dark night of the soul." We believe in the Resurrection and that we will be with those we love in the next world. That will mean something later on. Please take care of yourselves--take time here and there as a family to celebrate the "us" you radiate. God bless you!
- Patti Abernethy
"I don't have the words to express my sadness at Mitchell's passing. I wish I could have been with you during this sad and sobering time. I can't imagine losing a child, but I firmly believe God has his reasons, and we will once again be with Mitchell when we join him in Heaven. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I love you all so much. Vicci"
- Vicci Melton
"Please accept my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of your beloved son. You and your family are in my prayers."
- Shulamit Finkelstein
Ellicott Citty, Maryland
"Dear Akers Family,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son Mitchell. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time."
- The Boyle Family
"Dear Rick, Anne and family: Our family cannot express our words of sympathy to your entire family at this tremendous loss in your family. Mitchell was a pleasure to welcome into our homes and farm as a friend to Landon and will be missed by everyone."
- The Grove Family
"We enjoyed camping with Mitchell. He could make you laugh. He will surely be missed by his friends.
We express to his family our deepest sympathy. May you draw strength from God during these difficult times and in the days ahead. Sometimes our memories of our loved one can be so prescious in a time of lost.
In Christs love
Marvin and Meta Swope
Pam Deals parents."
- MARVIN & Meta Swope
"Anne and Rick,
I was saddened to hear of Mitch's passing and have been praying for God to give you the strength to carry on. I have many memories of the mischievous little guy I taught in first grade. I am sure you are very proud of what he accomplished in 18 years and never lost his humor. His visitation and funeral service was perfect.
Cindy and Skip Kauffman"
- Cindy Kauffman
"On behalf of the FSK community and myself, we are so sorry for your loss. May time bring you peace."
- Mike Coons
so sorry to hear about your son!!!My heart goes out to you and your family!
- g hibberd
new windsor, md
"Mr.Akers, We just learned about your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. F.S.K. custodians, Bonnie Albaugh and Pauline Topper"
- Bonnie and Pauline
Union Bridge, Maryland
"I cannot imagine what you feel. But know that I do pray that the pain will only get better with time. I too have two children of similar age and I know that you two are blessed with many family members and friends for support. My prayers are with you and your family..
Rest in peace Mitchell.
- Pepe DeGracia
South Chesterfield, VA
"Dear Akers Family
I wrestled with Mitch and I remember when. He won his first Match on the youth team and he got solo excited. He was a lively person that us middle schoolers would always hear stories about that would make us laugh. Mitchell was o e of those people who made an impression on you the second you met him and would have you laughing a d smiling within minutes. Mitch I will miss you and I know ill see you again. Someday. R.I.P bud and to theAkers family your community is here for you when ever you need it."
- Mikaylah Murray