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"Goodbye mama" final text from boy killed in tornado

Posted by on May. 12, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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 tornado victim  photo

Goodbye mama" final text from boy killed in tornado

By Rick Couri

The text came just seconds before the tornado exploded into the house where Jeffrey Hunter was hiding in a bathroom.

It simply said, "Goodbye mama."

Jeff had been staying with his father and stepmother in Vilonia, Arkansas as the storm developed.

His mother, Regina Wood, had been texting updates, and both knew the twister was headed directly for him.

"First he said mama, I'm so scared," Regina told KNWA.

"He knew how bad it was," she continued.

"I kept saying ‘are you ok, are you ok?' and there was no answer," Regina said, unable to hold back the tears.

When the storm had passed Jeff's body was found by a neighbor. He was one of 15 people killed as the tornado ripped through the small town.

Through her grief, Regina said Jeffrey using his final moment to say good-bye was "the most precious thing a son could do for a mother."

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by on May. 12, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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Lunarprancer
by Betsy on May. 12, 2014 at 1:16 PM

 simple frown

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on May. 12, 2014 at 1:16 PM

 sad

arimaur
by Silver Member on May. 12, 2014 at 1:18 PM

 aw, that's so sad but so sweet

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by Betsy on May. 12, 2014 at 1:18 PM

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by Betsy on May. 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM

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by Betsy on May. 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM

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by Betsy on May. 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM

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Mystic.Falls
by on May. 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM

 So sad! This makes me feel sad that he is gone and all the grief...but glad his mom got that message.

AbelsMommy01
by on May. 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM
That's heartbreaking. I can't imagine being so far away trying to comfort my son who knows he's going to die. Even thinking about it makes me cry.
Lunarprancer
by Betsy on May. 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

 I agree.

Quoting Mystic.Falls:

 So sad! This makes me feel sad that he is gone and all the grief...but glad his mom got that message.

 

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