Cordele family remembers loved one after fatal hit and run

Cordele family remembers loved one after fatal hit and run
Family says everyone in the community loved Ethelen Lewis for her kind and courageous personality. (Source: WALB)

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - The family of a Cordele fatal hit and run victim said they are still in mourning and although they feel justice has been served, they still just want their loved one back.

Ethelene Lewis was found dead on Joe Wright Drive Monday after a fatal hit and run.

An old photo of Ethelene Lewis.
An old photo of Ethelene Lewis. (Source: WALB)

“We just got to keep God in our hands, we just got the hold on to his faith because one day, we will get the real answer,” Carl Lewis, Ethelene’s brother, said.

Her family said everyone in the community loved Lewis for her kind and courageous personality.

“I feel like, I just don’t feel right. I don’t feel like things were done exactly right,” Deborah Glenn, Ethelene’s sister, said.

The Cordele Police Department released new information Wednesday morning.

Cordele Police Department Capt. Andrew Roufs
Cordele Police Department Capt. Andrew Roufs (Source: WALB)

“Ethelene Lewis, who is a Cordele resident, who actually lives very close by where the actual accident took place. Ashley Glenn now faces several charges, including homicide by vehicle and hit and run,” said Capt. Andrew Roufs with the Cordele Police Department.

Carl Lewis is Ethelene Lewis' brother.
Carl Lewis is Ethelene Lewis' brother. (Source: WALB)

“I think if she would have just paused for a minute and just really looked at the situation, and seen what she really hit, I think my sister would be here today,” Carl Lewis said.

Family members say they can’t do anything but sit and wonder, what if?

“Right across from my house it happened. And she was on her way to the store. When I came here Monday, my mom said she hasn’t seen her all night and I thought the worst. Cause I feel like she suffered before she died,” Glenn said.

Loved ones described her as one of the most caring people in Cordele.

“She don’t bother nobody. She will give you the shirt off of her back. That is the type of person Ethelene was. The community is grieving hard too just like we are,” Carl Lewis said.

Glenn shares what’s next for the family.

Deborah Glenn is Ethelene Lewis's sister.
Deborah Glenn is Ethelene Lewis's sister. (Source: WALB)

“We just pray and try to keep it together for her and get ready to bury her,” Glenn said.

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