Category Archives: {2017}

Funeral Services for my Nephew Jayson Garcia {Legacy}

I did not take photos at my nephews funeral services. I was right next to my sister Angela, Jayson’s mother during the entire time. I did capture a video of the dove release that Jayson’s father Keith, mother Angela and brother Nolan released.

During the memorial service I did walk people through a meditation and read a poem on behalf of my sister.


My name is Anthony, I am the uncle to Jayson and Nolan, brother to Angela and brother-in-law to Keith

Today I would like to walk us thru a meditation and after I will read a poem for my sister.

At this time, I ask you to find yourself a comfortable position. If you need to adjust your position, please do so now.

Let us Begin by closing our eyes

Take a couple deep breaths, breathing slowly and deeply in thru our nose and out thru our mouth

If you wish to place both your hands on your heart, please do so now,
or you may leave them on your lap or at your side, there is no right or wrong

Now place your attention on how you are feeling, both emotionally and physically
and don’t forget to keep breathing

Try not to analyze what you are feeling and rather, just be in this moment

Now let us bring forward a memory of Jayson’s face

Focus on any one positive memory your mind could recall

Don’t struggle, if you have only a vision of his face that is okay please don’t struggle and remember to breathe, no right or wrong

Immerse yourself in this memory. With every cell of your body feel his connection
You may find yourself smiling, crying or feeling peace what ever you feel hold it with love

Not take this moment and thank him for these memories,

thank him for being in your life,

thank him for being your son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend and most importantly thank Jayson for being Jayson.

Take a second and hold him close to your heart.. Let us say thank you, thank you, thank you once more for him being in our lives and let us say thank everyone in this room for sharing this experience together.

Take a few deep breaths. Bring your awareness back to this room and when ready, slowly open your eyes.

Now I want to dedicate this beautiful poem to my sister Angela.

A poem between MOTHER AND SON.

I would give my life to have you back,
said his MOM
I know you would, said her SON.

I cry each night for you, said his MOM
And I catch all of your tears said her SON

I pray for the day that I can see you again,
said his MOM
Close your eyes and you can see me,
said her SON
I am always just a dream away………….

You are the first person who loved me,
and you are the first person I loved.

You were always there when I needed you,
and you always knew when I needed a hug.

I am here for you now, MOM
in your heart and in your soul.
I did not take your heart with me
instead I left mine with you to hold.

One day I will take your hand
and lead you to paradise,
but until then my beautiful MOM,
when you want to see me
you only need to close your eyes.

I am always just a dream away…..

Memorial Service was on:
Friday, April 21, 2017 11am
Olive Branch Community Church
7702 El Cerrito Road
Corona, CA 92881

Viewing of my Nephew Jayson Garcia {Legacy}

Today was our final time seeing my nephews handsome face. Many people arrived, childhood friends, high school friends, sobriety friends, church family and of course family and lots of others.

It is never easy saying goodbye to a person and trying to remember what he looked like in life. In honor of Jayson, I took a couple photos of his viewing. As I did for each of my grandparents, it’s my time to reflect and honor him.

Visitation (Viewing) Details:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 4 to 8pm
Thomas Miller Mortuary
1118 East Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92879

Leading up to my Nephew Jayson’s Funeral {Legacy}

Here are a few posts I made on my Instagram leading up to Jayson’s services that I would like to share with you.


This will be the final resting place of my nephew Jayson David Garcia. #olivewood

A post shared by Anthony Lujan (@anthonylujanphoto) on

Jayson David Garcia the loss of my Nephew! {Legacy}

Jayson David Garcia, at the age of 22 passed away on April 11, 2017, at 10:10 PM in Riverside, California. Jayson lost his life instantly in a tragic auto accident earning him his angel wings.

Jayson was born on December 9, 1994, at 2:28 PM in La Habra, California. Weighing 8lbs 4oz and 21 ½ inches long.

Jayson made many positive achievements moving into adulthood which included, his sobriety, returning to his Christian Faith, and starting a new job.

Jayson was known for his beautiful smile, being charismatic, and loving.

Jayson is survived by his loving parents, Keith Garcia, Angela Lujan, Brother Nolan Garcia, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

With Jayson’s passing, we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him every day, he will forever remain in our hearts.