Remembering Ke’myrah Jefferson
Tonight, community members, friends, and family came together to remember and celebrate Ke’myrah Jefferson at a vigil held at the same scene where she lost her life.
Many came out to remember her, saying Ke’myrah really touched their lives. News 25 spoke with Ke’myrah’s mother, Shykela Bingham, who said she was goofy, loved to laugh, and was a total tomboy. Candles were laid out to light up her name during the vigil.
Loved ones surrounded the candles to say their prayers and shed their tears in honor of Ke’myrah’s life. Bingham also said her ‘Cupcake’ will not be forgotten. “I don’t know how I’m going to move on with my life because that was my baby, but as long as I am here her name will always be alive. Everybody is going to remember Cupcake. I’m still heartbroken. I’m still in disbelief. She was special to a lot of people and she touched a lot of people in a lot of different ways.”
At the end of the vigil they released balloons into the air while speaking into the sky their final words to Ke’myrah.