UPDATE: Celebration of life service for Frederick student is Friday

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By Steve Smith

FREDERICK — A celebration of life service for Jordan McMullen, the Frederick High School student who was found dead in his home, will be at 1 p.m., Friday, at Rocky Mountain Christian Church, 5860 Majestic St., Frederick.


McMullen's body was cremated. He was a BMX rider for ABA BMX.
    “My heart hurts not only for the loss of Jordan, but for our students,” FHS Principal Pete Vargas said in a Facebook post late Sunday night. “Let’s promise each other we get through this together. We will have a lot of adults to talk with this week. Also use one other. I love each one of you like my own. It’s not going to be easy, but easier to do it together.”

    Social media spread the word of McMullen’s passing.
    “There’s so much to say about him,” Michael Broz said. “We’ve been best friends since we were little boys. We love and miss the kid too much. I’d say he was the best, best friend any one of us could ask for. Words can’t describe Jordan in a nutshell. He is loved.”
    “Life is so valuable. If you ask yourself the question, ‘Will anyone miss me if I am gone?’” the answer is yes,” said a Facebook post from Bobby Matthews, an assistant wrestling coach for the Warriors. “There are always people on your life that love you and will miss you.”
    McMullen’s Facebook page indicated he was starting to focus his life on training and riding.
    “I may not have known you personally,” said a Facebook post from Phillip Wayne. “But I have seen videos of you and you are an inspiration to me. My prayers are with you and your family.”
“Jordan was an amazing guy with more talent than I will ever have,” said his friend, Abbi Arneson. “I’m beyond blessed to have known him.”
    “Jordan’s smile would light up a room anywhere he was,” said school mate Sabrina Duey. “His laugh was contagious, and he always knew how to cheer me up by just giving me one hug.”
    “He was quick with a smile and willing to help the kids,” said a Facebook post from Stan Rice. “Jordan was a great guy and well on his way to being a man.”