THOMSON - Gone, but certainly not forgotten.
That was the mood Thursday night when a vigil was held in honor of the late Robin Reeves on the two year anniversary of her death. A crowd of about 75 people lit candles outside of her home in Thomson and listened to her family and friends say prayers and sing songs. Faye Reeves - Robin's mother - is thankful for what she has, despite having to live through the tragedy.
"In spite of all that has happened, I still am blessed every day, and God's getting me through it," she said. "I've been supported today by so many friends and phone calls."
Some in the crowd didn't even know Robin personally, but felt such a strong resonance with her story that they came to show their support.
"I think it's a marvelous idea and a wonderful tribute to Robin," said Jean Payton of the vigil. "As a mother, her family did not deserve to go through this. She did not deserve this. Her family needs closure because this is going to affect her children for all of their life."
Owen Williams of Thomson agreed that the vigil was positive in that it was a celebration of Robin's memory.
"I think it's a good thing and hopefully something can come from it. Maybe this will cause something to come out and come along and to get the person who needs to have to pay for his crime," he said, alluding to the fact that investigators still don't know who killed Reeves
Reeve's mother isn't dwelling on the fact that her daughter's killer still hasn't been brought to justice.
"The last two years wouldn't have been tolerable without the love and support of these people," said Faye Reeves of the people of Thomson. "I hope too that by having so much support that this will help keep the case alive and we will not let it be forgotten."
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