Beach Vigil for Trevues Martin

Trevues Martin would have turned 21-years-old today. News 25’s Kendra Turley takes us to the shores of Gulfport where friends and family gathered to celebrate his life.
A prayer to end violence throughout the City of Gulfport as the community unites to celebrate the life of a man shot and killed Tuesday evening. Frederick Buckhalter, a friend of Martin, said “I don’t know how this went down.”
Bobby Hands, a friend of Martin, said, “They killed him for no reason. That man wasn’t a violent person or nothing. He didn’t mess with nobody. It’s a cold world.”
Ranysha Crawford, Martin’s god sister, said, “If you was sad, he was the type of person you would go around to make you feel better. You know? I think that’s probably the reason I can’t just cry.”
Martin died just hours before what would have been his 21st birthday. “Today, we’re supposed to be here on another occasion. He’s supposed to be right here with us with a cake, bouncing around, looking at everybody in their face saying ‘I love you, too,” said Lakai Ewing, a friend of Martin.
Close friends and loved ones gathered at the Courthouse Pier in Gulfport to reminisce and celebrate the years they shared with him on Earth.
Those closest to Martin say he had a rocky past, but was determined to get his life back on track. “All we can do is try and keep our head up, maintain, and just pray justice gets served,” said Buckhalter.
Before he passed, Martin’s family planned on throwing a party to celebrate such a milestone birthday. “I just know that my brother is in a better place now. I know he’s smiling down on me. Happy right now. I love him. That’s all I want to tell him is I love him,” said Crawford.

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