Remembering Xavier Walton

Wed, 2013-02-20 11:28 -- univcomm

Remembering Xavier Walton

Xavier Walton, a sophomore visual communication design major from Gary, Ind. passed away late Thurs., Feb. 14, 2013. Walton collapsed while playing intramural basketball in the Kardatzke Wellness Center. He was a member of the Anderson University football team as a defensive lineman and lettered as a freshman in 2011.

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Submitted by Darlene Treadwell (not verified) on

To the Walton Family,

Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. As Xavier rests in peace may you all find rest in Jesus.
Darlene Treadwell

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on

So so sorry about your loss. I can't imagine how you're feeling but I trust the good Lord to comfort, console, and help you live with this loss and hold on to the wonderful memories. Blessings!

Submitted by Joy Ware Miller (not verified) on

Dear Walton Family,

I could say I don’t know what it feels like to walk on the court or on the field and receive the worst news possible…but I do.

I could say I don’t know what it feels like to say good-bye to your son, not knowing it would be your last…but I do.

I could say I don’t know what it’s like to have to tell your other children that their brother is not coming home…but I do.

I could say I don’t know what it feels like to have a part of you ripped away and a sadness from the depth of your being breaking your heart in two…but I do.

Eight years ago on March 10, 2005, our 13 year old son Christopher was playing basketball and died suddenly on the court. Our lives were devastated and changed forever.

I’m so very sorry you are having to walk through this valley. I am sending you this note…just to let you know you are not alone! We are praying for you now.

I would like to tell you that the days ahead are going to be easier than what you have already gone through…but that would not be the truth. Please give yourself, your Family time, to cry, to talk and share with each other the wonderful memories of Xavier that are yours forever!

Please feel free to contact me any-time!
Walking with you and praying you through,



Submitted by Dianna Stankiewicz (not verified) on

One week before X passed, I lost my sister. X walked into my office, closed the door, tilted his head (as he often did) and asked me if I was alright? Then he gave me a hug, smiled, and walked out. Before he left, however, he said, " I just wanted you to know I cared." While I was at my sister's funeral, I received word about X. My heart broke! The tears flowed, but within seconds it was as if the Lord comforted me with a wonderful imagination. In an instant I saw him as a small child jumping from a high point into the arms of his father - God. X was at the top of his game. He never gave up, he was always doing whatever it took to do the best he could. He did not want to fail himself, his grandmother, his mother, his brothers, or God and he never did.