Family & friends hold vigil for Nashville man

Published: Aug. 16, 2016 at 3:22 AM EDT
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Chance Kent's aunt along with other friends and family pleaded for justice on Monday. (Source:...
Chance Kent's aunt along with other friends and family pleaded for justice on Monday. (Source: WALB)
Joann McCorvey (Source: WALB)
Joann McCorvey (Source: WALB)

NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) - Dozens gathered in City Park in a prayer vigil for Chance Kent.

Kent was found dead on a development property across from Nashville's Housing Authority.

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His death is still under investigation.

Chance Kent's aunt along with other friends and family pleaded for justice on Monday.

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To them, today wasn't just a vigil. It was also the celebration of life because it was also Kent's birthday.

Chance Kent would have been 22-years-old today. And on his birthday, rain drops poured from the skies that later turned into a rainbow.

"I've known Chance since before he was born," said Joann McCorvey.

McCorvey's daughter played with Chance until they were old enough to crawl.

As a kid, McCorvey remembers he way shy, but that soon changed.

"Funny and bold and laughter and joy. And just being around him, you had to smile because he was always smiling," said McCorvey.

And that's exactly what Kent was known for.

"Being named Chance would just be having an opportunity and a chance to make everyone smile and laugh," said McCorvey.

McCorvey recalled last seeing Kent when he ran out of gas a few months back.

"I'm thankful to have that memory to have being able to hung him on the side of the road that day," said McCorvey.

McCorvey grieved for the family because she too lost a child, her son.

"From that moment, I started praying. And I'm still praying for the family," said McCorvey.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Nashville Police Department or the Berrien County Sheriff's Office.

The number for the BSCO is 229-686-7071. The non-emergency number is 229-686-2091.

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