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   This is Gabriel John Miller's Memorial Website... Gabe was born in Orlando, Florida on April 22, 1981, and moved to Heaven from his apartment in Knoxville, TN on August 14, 2006 at the age of 25 years young... We know that Gabriel loved Jesus... and we believe that he is in a better place now... no longer tormented by hurts and addictions... but we still miss him so very much... In his Bible were two verses, recently written down, Ezra 9:9 & Colossians 2:13... They talk about a wonderful Lord, caring about and loving His people, in spite of their bondage and sin... Gabriel Loved and Appreciated the Lord... 
                
Check out this video of Gabe singing, Last Call... in his band, The Invocation... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_7NEA833B4  
Gabriel once told me that he had realized that doing drugs wasn’t “cool”... it was just a really BAD choice… He knew that drugs were ruining his life, and hurting the lives of the people who loved him the most… and he was trying really hard to win the battle over addiction... and he almost did… After about three years of a horrible addiction, he got clean and stayed clean for about nine months… but he was still craving the Oxycontin every day… 
       
...So he decided to go the Methadone route to get over the Oxycontin cravings… he then found himself abusing and addicted to Methadone… so he went off of Methadone for about a month, and thought he was going to make it… and, though he had been on a waiting list for a rehab, he thought he was out of the woods and decided not to go… Well, two weeks later, he either relapsed, or didn’t feel good, maybe took some for pain, or to sleep, or something… but his drug tolerance level was down... he took some Methadone... went to sleep, and never woke up on this earth...
        
...Drug addiction is literal torment... There is physical pain and sickness when you Do drugs, and also when you Need drugs, There is Guilt and Shame from the things that you do to get drugs... Gabriel also found out that Drinking and Driving only leads to trouble, sometimes death, but always trouble... So, if you're thinking about trying some drugs, Don't... If you're just messing around with drinking and drugs, trying to Party a little, then please take Gabriel's advice and STOP... there are more fun, safe, and beautiful ways to LIVE... If you've got a drug problem, PLEASE get help, before its too late... God loves you and wants to help... but you've got to want help, and you've got to work at it...
    
...The name "Gabriel" means "messenger of God"... well, Gabriel has a message for you today... He once told me that he didn't start out to do drugs and be rebellious, or to become an addict... he said that he was just curious, and just wanted to "Party a little"... well, he later found out that addiction is very real, and sneaks up on you real quick... Gabriel battled drug addiction for about 3 years... He had a real rough time... Gabriel and I were pretty close, and he talked to me a lot… he poured his heart out to me many times… we prayed together and talked… Gabriel told me that he was very ashamed of the choices that he had made, that had gotten him into drug addiction… he was a musician and songwriter, playing all over Knoxville and East Tennessee, and he said that He Felt Really Awful about the Bad Example that he was setting, for his young fans… He knew that a lot of young people looked up to him, and he wanted to be someone who helped them and showed them a better way… but he was in his own personal battle with drugs… 
     
...Some of Gabe’s friends told me that when they were in High School, people came to and speak about how they did drugs, then got over them, and became successful in life… so, Gabe’s friends said, they think, “we can party a while, then stop and become successful”… but let me tell you… the chances are Higher, that you will end up with great problems in your life when you do drugs… you can get legal problems, jail or prison… financial problems, pawning everything of value that you own… you can get hurt, or hurt an innocent person… you can fry your brain and end up mentally ill or mentally challenged for the rest of your life… or you can lose your life… die young… leave your mother broken-hearted… leave your brother without his best buddy… Don’t listen to those people… just don’t go the “party for a while” route… Find better and safer ways to have fun…
     
To see a list of YouTube Gabe Videos... go to http://youtube.com/akatiehelms  or click on the "His Legacy" tab above...
Gabriel is pictured in this Methadone Kills Awareness youtube...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=34fNgcYxAJc  at minute 4:07... Also a portion of what I wrote, "well, he quickly found out that drugs can take hold, and addiction sneaks up real fast, And the "good person inside" just couldn't win the battle.
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   Gabriel was an Artistic and Beautiful person, he Loved God, and he loved people...  We want this website to reflect our love and appreciation for him...
        
Gabriel was a really Passionate person... Whatever he did, he did with gusto... He was sensitive, affectionate and loving... He cared about everyone, and took everyone's problems to heart... He was just beautiful... Oh, he could make me mad... but he could also bless my socks off with tenderness and compassion... He was full of enthusiasm and ideas... his mind never stopped... songs, melodies, and deep thoughts... I will miss Gabriel every day and every hour, and will continue to, until I meet him again in the afterlife... He has left a giant hole in my heart... I know that, as someone said, Jesus can build a bridge over the hole... but the hole will always be there... All I can do now is to be thankful for the 25 years that I got to be Gabriel's Mom... and to let his memory live on... inside of me...                 
       
Be Careful of the Relapse... Tolerance is down, & Relapses Kill!
                       
   The Following Links are Other Drug Abuse Awareness and Help Sites...  Some have lists of people who have died from these drugs... you can read about the people on the site...  Some of the stories are heart wrenching...  One listed in one of the sites is a 9 year old who died from playing the "choking game"... one is a 14 year old who died from huffing gasoline... Young deaths from abusing cough syrup... Alcohol and all kinds of drugs... there are NOT ANY SAFE DRUGS to abuse...
http://www.drugfree.org/  Lots of good information, memorials
http://harmd.org/   see the Victims of Methadone section
http://www.methadonekills.info/  Gabriel is in "the Wall of Thoughts"
http://www.ourwall.net/frames.htm  This is all deaths by Heroin
http://www.oxyabusekills.com/victims.html deaths by Oxycontin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6M6VdSk2CU Methadone deaths 
http://mothersagainstmedicalabuse.org deaths by medical drugs            http://www.taylorhooton.org/steroid_stories deaths by steroid
http://www.nopetaskforce.org/  drug issues & memorials of death by drugs
http://www.nida.nih.gov/ National Institute of Drug Addiction
http://www.cdstudies.com  Inst of Chemical Dependency Studies   
http://www.drug-overdose.com   Lists of overdose symptoms
http://www.drugfree.org/Intervention/Stories/A_Message_From_A_Former_Drug_Supplier
http://www.suicide.org  Suicide is NOT the answer either... Get Help
http://www.knoxlife.org/ a good church (for young people) in Knoxville
http://dustinrawlsmyhero.tripod.com/mysonmyfriendmyangel2/id55.html  Don't Drink and Drive or ride with anyone who is Intoxicated...
Boxer George Chuvalo who lost 3 sons to drug addiction, and a wife to suicide  
http://clint-reagan.memory-of.com My Friend's son's Memorial site
http://Listening-Hearts.memory-of.com  A Mom's Group Katie is in....

Please Drive SAFELY too...
Life is Precious and very, very FRAGILE!
 

        I never thought I would lose my Gabriel, but it happened... 
      Please don't lose your Life, OR your Loved One... 
Life is fragile...
             
                       
  

   Another BIG message of Gabriel’s… which I’m sure by now he knows is absolute TRUTH… IS that we are the apples of God’s eye… He loves us so much… He created us for fellowship and companionship… He created us in His image, which means that we are spirit beings… we have a soul, which is our mind , intellect, and emotions… and we live in these bodies… but we are spirit beings… And just as our bodies need blood to carry life, (oxygen, nutrition, and water) and to carry away impurities, (to the liver and out)… Our spirit needs blood, spiritual blood, to carry away impurities, and fill us with life too… And since Jesus was born on earth, human, but was also the Son of God… His perfect, sinless, and loving blood, which was SHED for us, can cleanse us and fill us with Life for Eternity…. The Bible says that we don’t have to be perfect, or flawless… we just need to accept the beautiful gift that God sent us, forgiveness and life... through the death and resurrection of His only Son, Jesus… Gabriel knew Jesus… and even though Gabe had some problems on this earth, He knew his maker… and He loved God, and he appreciated what Jesus did for him… The Bible says, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved…” It says to believe in your heart and confess with your mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and you shall be saved… I know Gabriel wants you to have God’s life in your spirit… so you can live eternally, when your ole body dies…   http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=03e32ba9913c798f3859
   Take a minute and watch these little 6 minute movies…
   http://www.getsavedtoday.com/notsure.htm  
   http://www.getsavedtoday.com/savednowwhat.htm  
      Here are some neat websites about Heaven...
   http://www.isheaven4real.com/city_in_space.asp
   http://www.isheaven4real.com/is_heaven_real.asp 
  If you need Jesus to come to your rescue and help you fight off the distractions, temptations, and harmful influences in your life all you have to do is ask for His help. Get down on your knees and pray to God. Ask Him to forgive you for your sins, tell Him that you believe that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for you, so you could spend eternity in relationship with Him.  Gabriel drew this picture, a few years before he moved to Heaven...

 
Here is a poem I found in an old purse... Written by Gabriel... in his handwriting....  I found this in November 2008
In case you can't read his handwriting, :-)  Here is what it says...
As I put myself down to sleep,
I pray the Lord remember me,
If Jesus came in flesh and as a man,
Then maybe he would understand...
I'm sure He had pain and He had strife,
He knew His fate to give His life,
He could have no Father, not this way,
but He took the beatings anyway...
   Check out the song called "Our Thoughts", written, performed, and produced by Ben, Gabe's little brother, who really misses Gabe a lot... You can talk to Ben at benjamincutshair@gmail.com    
Benjamin and Gabriel were best buddies ever since the day that Ben, Gabriel's "Little Cheekie Boy" was born... 
                               Gabriel and Ben played music together, with our family band, the Newtune Missions... and then on their own when Gabriel was 14, playing guitar... and Benjy was 11, playing drums... They played together in several different bands, for years... Ben eventually switched to the guitar, and Gabriel to bass... but they were still buddies...  And they made beautiful music together, well it was LOUD, but beautiful... Endeavour, Minute 61, the Invocation, etc.  Ben said that making music isn't the same without his big brother, Gabriel...  But I know that he will always make beautiful music, and that Gabey will be coaching him on, from the great beyond...  :-)  

               
Drugs messed up Ben's life too... Because he lost his big brother and best friend...
         
                  Gabriel's body is buried at New Gray Cemetery, on Western Ave. in Knoxville, TN... The cemetery is about a mile East of I-640 on Western Ave.  As you turn in the main entrance, you go straight down the hill, past three roads to the right, and just past the three flag poles... Gabriel is in the next section on the right... he is near the back of that little section, with the unusual shaped tombstone...
               
Gabriel really loved his Family... friends noticed how he always said, "I Love You" before he hung up when talking to his Mom, brother, or any of his loved ones on the phone... He was a very loving guy... We miss him so very much...
              
Check out these YouTube videos...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyheJ480LYA  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvDDc5RB6FQ  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQhzpmPvWls  
http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=03e32ba9913c798f3859  
   Here is an AWESOME, and adorable youtube... about how God understands when we lose a loved one...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCdZwitrNoY  
      Some Songs you might get ministered to by... are... 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOb8ihacSM4 http://youtube.com/watch?v=_hn9HzAlTKk&mode=related&search=
http://www.googolpress.com/heartbeat/jaha_griefhaven.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqK1lp-WPPQ
http://youtube.com/watch?v=h2m1HZekCcc
Also this tiny girl quoting the 23rd Psalm is a blessing...   
http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=9e7c4b40cf5a13cea6ca 
And this tiny girl singing the Lord's Prayer...
Here is a clip, where Gabriel and Ben were singing to their Great-Grandma when she broke her hip... http://youtube.com/watch?v=zYxW0k5KK5I&mode=related&search  
Gabe and Ben on Gabe's 13th BD http://youtube.com/watch?v=WcQ02yvV7Ug  
Gabriel's Timeline http://gabrielmiller.memory-of.com/Timeline.aspx  
Video Tribute to Gabriel http://media.putfile.com/Gabriel-John-Miller  
Minute 61 Myspace http://myspace.com/minute61  
Endeavor Myspace http://myspace.com/endeavorminute  
The Invocation Myspace http://myspace.com/theinvo  
The Requiem Myspace http://myspace.com/therequiemrocks 
Gabriel's last voice mail message said, (partly in Hebrew) Shalom, Jesus is the Messiah, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem... One of his favorite musical artists was Matisyahu... so I KNOW Gabriel would have loved this youtube video... it has Matisyahu vocals and Pictures of Jerusalem... 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3428506426909768159 
One more thing... there is a motorcycle music video produced by John Lee of PNTV, that has Gabriel's music, with Minute 61, playing in the background... you can view it by clicking
http://one.revver.com/watch/318538  High Resolution Viewer 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuHk8LPqLV4  Low Res...   John Lee also made the above clip with Gabriel talking about drugs...

Scroll Down and see a photo slide show, or you can go to http://akatiehelms.myphotoalbum.com  
where you can see pictures of Gabriel in a quicker format... Go to the Audio/Video section and listen to some of Gabriel's music... And be sure to Light a Candle, or leave a Tribute, if you would like...
Love You All...
Katie Helms (Gabe and Ben's mom) akatiehelms@hotmail.com
 


              

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

               

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

   Two summers ago, Gabriel helped me to build a 1/2 scale model of the Tabernacle of Moses... he cut all of the crowning work out of the tops of the articles and some other things... you can see pics of his work at http://www.tabernacleofmoses.net. While you're there, scroll down and you can listen to the three songs that I wrote for Gabriel... one is called Mom's Thoughts... the other, God Gives Peace, is one that came to me after I had a dream that Gabriel was singing to me from Heaven, and the chorus is straight out of that dream... and the third song is called My God Is Able, which I wrote about how no matter what goes on in our lives, we can trust that God is in control, and He will do whats best, even if it doesn't seem like it to us, so we should Thank Him in all things...  I've written several songs lately, I think Gabriel is helping me... I'm not the greatest singer, but I just have these songs that need to come out...  Sometimes I sing them to myself, to help get through this loss of my Beloved Gabriel...
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Tributes and Condolences
Thinking of you   / Debra Reagan Clint's Mom (Kate's friend )
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives fo...  Continue >>
Gabriel's 31st Birthday   / Aunt Barbara Scott (God-Mother and Great-Aunt )
Dearest Katie,

....Thank you for the two sons that you brought into our family's world......the two awesome little boys whom you raised for us to love and to cherish. We are so grateful that we can call Gabriel and Benjamin "ours&quo...  Continue >>
~THINKING OF HANDSOME GABRIEL ON HIS BIRTHDAY~   / CATHY~MOM OF DAVID GIRAUD (Another Grieving Mom )
DEAR KATIE, YOU DON'T KNOW ME, I ALSO HAVE A MEMORIAL SITE FOR MY SON, DAVID...HERE ON MEMORY-OF, AND ALSO ON LAST-MEMORIES. THE STORY OF YOUR PRECIOUS GABRIEL, REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART. OUR DAVID DIED, BY COMPLETING SUICIDE, IN APRIL OF 2006. HE DID...  Continue >>
Gabe Miller   / Reed Denney (Friend)
Gabe I think about you often and wish that you were here with us. You were the kind of person that doesn't come along in life very often a truly special individual. Love you and miss you man.
a toast.   / Koury Clark (friend)
i still always go to the invo minute 61 or the requiem when i introduce people to good music. i feel like you're my biggest inspiration vocally. i still suck but i'm a lot better than i was back in the day. respect.
GABE WE MISS YOU  / Stacey Tully (Cousin)    Read >>
Blue Bird at the Cemetery  / Katie, Gabriel's Mom (Mom)    Read >>
Thinking of you!!  / Debra Reagan (mom's friend )    Read >>
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His legacy
Gabriel Videos  

Videos with Gabriel in them....  :-)

A band rehearsal with Gabriel, Ben, Chris Suggs, and Tyler Chen
This was probably the year, 1999
Minute 61 at a Skate Park  in 2000
This one is later, its The Invocation playing at Steve's venue
I think Ben had come in on leave from the Army for this one... its Gabriel, Ben, Henry, BJ, and Renee
This was made from a really bad tape, but its still fun to watch... its Minute 61 with Gabe, Ben, Steve, Tyler, and Nate at CarpetBaggers
After Carpetbaggers, Gabe hugging Ben in the parking lot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obGoZFaK-iY   
This is when Gabe and Ben played with Past Mistakes...
This one is Gabriel and Benjamin singing to their Great-Grandma who had broken her hip, I think this was early 2003
Gabriel and Ben and Katie in their family band, NewTune Missions, at the World's Fair Park after a March for Jesus festival
Gabe and Ben lip syncing on Gabriel's 13th birthday
Gabriel dancing for the camera at Great-Grandma's
Gabriel and his cousins Moshing at an early age... :-)
This one is mostly Ben, but its real funny.... Ben age 4 and his dog
A song Gabriel must have been writing, it was found on a notepaper in his apartment.  
He must be singing to the Lord, about how he wanted his girlfriend to see an honest and righteous man...  It must have been fairly recent, because it was written on the back of a Ruby Tuesday server sheet.

I want to live for You,
I want to win her love,
But all I ever do is destroy my temple.
I love to see her smile,
I love your peace like a dove,
I want you to set me apart, we will be an example.
I want her to look me in my eyes,
but see Your face. A face with no lies.
God give me strength to be there like a man.
Let me walk in Your light,
So I can treat her right...

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Gabriel's Photo Album
This was Gabriel's favorite thing in the whole world, making music with his bro..
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