ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students in Superman shirts filled school on Friday as South Georgia remembered one of their own.
Easton Blanchard, a 19-year-old Lee County native, died Wednesday after battling Cerebral Palsy.
To his family, Blanchard was their Superman — a nickname that led to Friday’s special celebration of his life.
Students at Terrell Academy and Lee County Schools all wore Superman t-shirts that said “Easton Strong” on the back.
A remembrance Blanchard’s family said shows them just how special their South Georgia community is.
“Easton has been through a lot of stuff and he lived through a bunch of stuff and it takes a super man to do that. So I called him superman and then it just stuck,” Landen Sanders, Blanchard’s cousin, said.
Blanchard’s celebration of life will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Leesburg with interment to follow in Leesburg Cemetery.