Memorial held for Precious Jackson

Thursday night, hundreds gathered at Buetter Park to remember 22 year old Precious Jackson, who was allegedly killed by the father of one of her children in the middle of the day, in front of several children. The event was also to spread awareness of domestic violence.

Almost 20 local organizations organized the event including the YWCA, the Family and Children's Center and the Family Children's Center.

“It's very easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of tragedy that occurs. You want to throw your hands in the air, but I think that if we are to learn something from this, it's that we have to double down and recommit ourselves to doing the important work that needs to be done to prevent future tragedies from occurring,” says Jory Kelly with the Family and Children's Center.

Conseulla Hopkins, Precious' sister, spoke of what she was like.

“Precious was beautiful. She was a sweetheart, she would do anything for you. She was always willing to just help out. ‘Precious' is exactly what she was.”

There is a fund at any Wells Fargo in the name of “Precious Jackson” if you'd like to donate to help pay for her funeral and help support her four younger children.
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