Juston was so creative! He wanted to be a performer- he made a music CD, now my boys always request uncle Juston's CD when we drive in the car. He always laughed so loud, he kept things interesting at all times. He had a big heart and welcomed people from all walks of life. He is terribly missed. Had I known the last time I would see him would have been the last time, I would have hugged him so tight.
~ Juston's sister, Jen aka he would call her Genesis
My son was a very gifted person. I miss his laughter more than anything, and his vivaciousness and lust for life. He was my best friend, and the best son you could ask for.
~ Juston's mom, Barbara
Juston Root was my brother. I loved him. He was an amazingly gifted storyteller who could tease out the most hilarious, the most humbling and the most humanizing truths that bind together any human interaction however small. The consequence of his loss is immeasurable to all of us who are as he was- ever learning how to love and be loved. Juston Root is my brother. I love him.
~ Juston's brother, Ian
I cannot sum up nor represent his life in a worded capsule...
His life was multifaceted and full. There were very wonderful times and there were very difficult times. This though, I can say: Through it all he held a fierce love for his family, for his friends, for the world and beyond. Our last words to each other were, "I love you"
This love will never die.
~ Juston's dad, Evan
~ Aunt Linda
I AM PROFOUNDLY CHANGED BY THE VIOLENT MURDER OF MY BROTHER. No one should ever die like this, riddled with 50+ bullet holes. There is a void in my heart, the only way to live with it is to never let down fighting for the injustices I have come to know.
I miss him every day, I just want him back!
~ Jen, aka Genesis