HIGH SPRINGS – A brief vigil was held Saturday evening, June 18, at the Gazebo in James Paul Park in remembrance of the 49 people slain on Sunday, June 12, in Orlando. The names and ages of all 49 people were read aloud as people held lit candles in memory of those lost in the shooting at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub.
Bob Watson, Christine New and her daughter, Kaitlin New, organized the vigil with help from other community members who supplied music, flowers, and candles. Christine, Kaitlin, Suzie Ann Clark, Chandler Sheffield, Leda Carrero and Amanda Rodriguez took turns reading the names until all had been read. “The youngest person slain was 18-year-old Akyra Monet Murray,” said Christine.
The names of the other 48 people killed in Orlando are as follows: Stanley Almodovar III, 23, Amanda Alvear, 25,Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26, Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33, Antonio Davon Brown, 29, Darryl Roman Burt II, 29, Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28, Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25, Luis Daniel Conde, 39, Cory James Connell, 21, Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25, Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32, Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31, Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25, Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26, Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22, Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22, Paul Terrell Henry, 41, Frank Hernandez, 27, Miguel Angel Honorato, 30, Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40, Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19, Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30, Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25, Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32, Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21, Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49, Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25, Kimberly Morris, 37, Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20, Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36, Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32, Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35, Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25, Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27, Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35, Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24, Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24, Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34, Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33, Martin Benitez Torres, 33, Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24, Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37, Luis S. Vielma, 22, Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50, Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 and Jerald Arthur Wright, 31.
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