Family wants son’s death to aid others

Please login to view the requested resource.

Posted: August 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

Members of Derek Sprouse’s family pose with photographs of Derek, who recently died of a heroin overdose. Pictured from left are sisters Rileigh Borden, 13, Lexi Borden, 12, his mother, Terri Nelson, and sister, Lauren Welbon. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Terri Nelson sits on the front porch of her Stephens City home. The guitar belonged to her son, Derek Sprouse, who died Aug. 17 of a heroin overdose. He liked playing his guitar on the porch. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
In this family photo, Derek Sprouse is pictured with his sister, Lauren Welbon.

WINCHESTER — Terri Nelson wasn’t ready to let go when she found her son dead of a heroin overdose on Aug. 17.

“I overplay it in my mind, the screaming, the disbelief,” she said, tears starting to…

To See This and Every Local Story from The Winchester Star, Click Here to Become a Subscriber!

Login to view the full story