Community Memorial Service Announced for Christine Boone
Rocky Mount – The family members of women who lost their lives on the streets of Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County and who have been reported missing are coming together to remember the life of Christine Boone. Ms. Boone’s remains were recently found in a forested area in Halifax County in close proximity to the former residence of accused murderer, Antwan Pittman. The memorial service, scheduled for Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 5 p.m. at East End Baptist Church on 928 E. Highland Avenue in Rocky Mount is located in a neighborhood where Ms. Boone and many of the victims were last seen alive.
“PROMM is thankful that Ms. Boone was found recently,” Jackie Wiggins, President of the support and advocacy group commented. “Those of us who have lost our daughters and loved ones know the pain first hand that her family is experiencing. There is relief and closure when the knock comes to tell you that the one you have been praying for has been found. But then the pain and sadness and fear that you have surrounding their last moments alive haunt you too.”
Juray Tucker, PROMM mother said, “my daughter is still missing. I can’t express to you the agony that I suffer everyday not knowing where she is or if she is still alive. I have hope, but I still am afraid. I am learning to live stronger everyday through prayer.” “The memorial service is intended to offer strength to the family and let them know that they are not alone,” Diana Nicholson, mother of murdered Taraha Nicholson stated. “We have to help each other get through this.”
Andre’ Knight, Rocky Mount City Council member said, “The City leaders want the family members and the community to know that we are not asleep at the wheel. We are doing all we can to support law enforcement efforts to find those still missing and retain solid evidence that will hopefully lead to the prosecution and conviction of the murderer.” The community is invited to attend the memorial service on Sunday.
P.R.O.M.M….Hope on One Accord!