Family Of Late SPEAKERS FOR THE DEAD Guitarist Looking For Peace Of Mind

Mike Osegueda of The Fresno Bee reports:

Rosanne Garcia sat in her son's bedroom on Wednesday morning, rocking back and forth in his chair, looking at his pictures, his bed and eventually stopping at his Bible.

"Why, mom? Why me?" she remembered her son Jason asking a few weeks back.

"I don't know," she told him. "We just have to keep our eyes on Jesus and know that he's going to take care of us."

Jason Garcia, 31, guitarist for local rock band SPEAKERS FOR THE DEAD, died early Tuesday morning [Dec. 19] after fighting cancer for more than a year.

"He just stopped breathing," his mother said. "He was asleep. That was it. He just left."

On Wednesday, it was just his mother in his bedroom, rocking back and forth, looking at that Bible, looking for peace of mind.

"His spirit has left, and by left I mean left that body that was so weak. The Lord has restored him. That's my way of knowing he's not in pain. His whole spirit is alive. It's complete. It's healthy," she said.

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