More than 100 people turned out for a candlelight vigil last evening to remember Jones, who was shot and killed on Monday evening while he was waiting with friends near the community center at the Alton Acres Housing Complex.
Last night’s vigil was organized by Churches on the Streets, a ministry group that has worked with kids who live in the neighborhood. Co-founder Angela Valdes tells the Big Z she remembers meeting Jones before Christmas:
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Alton Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Al Womack appeared Wednesday on the Pat Heston Show on the Big Z and says following a tragedy, it’s time for the community to unite:
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A GoFundMe Page has been set up to assist the family with funeral expenses, and monetary donations are also being accepted at Harrison Funeral Home in Alton and the office of the Alton Housing Authority. To donate to the funeral expenses on line, follow the link: https://www.gofundme.com/jw589cfh