Story by Antwan Harris
Eyewitness News Reporter

FORT OGLETHORPE, GA (WRCB) -- Teresa Chrismer says she can finally rest a little easier at night knowing she gave her son, Adam Chrismer, a proper memorial.

The eight-year long ordeal finally came to end two weeks ago when she received word his remains were finally coming home.

Loved ones gathered at Wilson's Funeral Home Friday to pay their respects to the family.

"He was a good person and he didn't deserve what happened to him," says Leslie Davis.

"We hugged each other and cried and I'm glad it was over with. Adam can rest in peace and the family can move on and we are glad about that," says Keith Davis.

Teresa says she dealt with years of disappointments.

"I'm just ecstatic and hoping. You get let down for eight years," says Chrismer.

Clayton Parker says he knew Chrismer since high school.

Parker says Adam was more like family.

"He was my best friend and my brother. He was very caring and had a heart of gold," says Parker.

Now Teresa says she will carry on her son's memory.

She hopes Friday's memorial is not only the beginning of closure for her, but for all those who knew Adam personally.

"I'm hoping for closure for everyone because he had so many friends," says Chrismer.

The memorial will continue at Wilson's Funeral Home until 9pm Friday and again Saturday from 8am - 12pm

The family says all are invited.