Friends, family remember Stokesdale teenager killed in fall

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Jason Messer

Jason Messer

WINSTON-SALEM — Friends and family on Saturday remembered a Stokesdale teenager with a sweet, Christian nature.

Seventeen-year-old Jason Messer died March 17 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, nearly a month after falling more than 50 feet at Hanging Rock State Park.

“His mother and I always had a special place in our hearts for him,” his father, Ben Messer said.

 Jason was the middle of three boys. He struggled with infant asthma, Ben Messer said. But he became a healthy and happy child “who loved to eat a lot,” his father said.

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