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Vigil honors young mother killed

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Several hundred people gathered in downtown Albany Thursday night for a vigil in honor of a young mother killed in a crash on Memorial Day.

Friends and family of Ebonie Stokes filled Ray Charles Plaza for a candlelight ceremony.

Stokes died instantly when her vehicle slammed into the back of a tanker truck on Oakridge Drive Monday morning.

She had a 4-month-old son, but he was not in the car with her. Loved ones shared fond memories of the 25-year-old.

"She was a sweet person, always making people laugh, she was a person that was always happy, joking, I feel like that was her mission here," Courtney McClendon, Ebonie's Cousin.

Balloons were released after the vigil.

Stokes' funeral will be at 3pm Saturday at First Monumental Baptist Church on Gillionville Road.

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