CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - A Crisp County murder victim would have celebrated her 28th birthday today. A balloon release in her honor was held this afternoon in Cordele.
Folks in the community continue to show love for Ashley Garry who was killed in her home in September. Even though Ashley is no longer around, co workers say she is still part of the family.
Co-workers, family and friends gathered to remember Ashley Garry on her birthday.
"It's just a life that gone. Whoever and whenever, God knows who did it. They got away from man but God sees it," said Alice Hill.
Despite the rain, people released dozens of balloons in Garry's memory. She would have turned 28 years old today.
"I'm very impressed with what Cracker Barrel is doing. Ashley was here longer than I was but we were all family,"
Garry worked at the Cracker Barrel in Cordele for more than 5 years. Cracker Barrel workers also planted a tree next to the store to remind them of Garry.
"They did it from the heart and I appreciate it, even though Ashley wasn't my child but she was my child,"
Garry was shot and killed in her Crisp County mobile home in September. Friends and co-workers are missing the special moments with Garry.
"Her smile, her sense of humor, she had a crazy sense of humor,"
Lenedra Armstrong was one of Garry's best friends. Armstrong's son was also murdered in September, shortly after Garry was killed.
"i'm coping with that as well, some days are better than others, but by the Grace of God I'm still here," said Armstrong.
Garry's son, Jamal wasn't able to attend the memorial today, but cracker barrel workers presented his grandparents with a book filled with pictures of his mother.
"She had good co-workers, just for them to think about her still and they even got plate of her on the wall over the fireplace," said Sammy Hill.
So far no one has been charged with Garry's murder.
Family and co-worker believe sooner or later the person responsible for the murder of Garry will be brought to justice.
The Crisp County Sheriff's Office is still continuing to investigate the death of Ashley Garry.
The reward leading to an arrest and conviction still stands at 65-hundred dollars.
They have a full time investigator assigned to the case following up on any leads that come through the office.
They encourage people to call in with tips to help solve the case.
"Were still listening to phone calls, tracking down cell phone numbers , just a lot of things were doing along with the GBI. The GBI has been here in the office the last seven days and has spent several days in the office with us. Last Saturday they even worked and followed up and even interviewed some people," said Sheriff Billy Hancock, Crisp County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's office is still looking for a TV and other items that were missing from Garry's home the day she was killed.