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In memory of Maria Socorro Mikell…

Our dear sister, mother and friend was taken on Sunday, May 21, 2009 at 6:30pm.  Everyone who met her knew they had a friend.  While Maria was visiting her boyfriend in the South Bay area, she was shot by a stray AK-47 round that went entirely through her car and body.

She has left behind a legacy of kindness and affection that will be ever unmatched in our lifetimes.  Canonization should be facile and obvious for those of who knew the whole of her daily life.Her devotion to her son was palpable at every basketball game she attended or in her insistence for constant appraisal of his whereabouts whenever Kenny spent the night anywhere not at home.

In the next couple of weeks we need to help Kenny decide how he can honor Maria’s and his shared dreams.In the next couple of weeks, Kenny will finish the 11th grade.In the next couple of weeks Maria’s son needs to walk a new road toward his adulthood.

We hope that this place is somewhere you can remember your friend.

 

Thank you for remembering Maria as you do.Thank you for keeping her alive in your heart.


June 2nd Vigil

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  1. Kenny Woodard says:

    HEY MOM I ALREADY KNOW YOU NEVER LEFT ME YOU STILL GO EVERYWHERE I GO.STILL KEEPING ME OUT OF TROUBLE GUIDING ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION LIKE YOU ALWAYS DID.AND JUST KNOW IM GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO AS YOU ASKED ME.YOU KNOW IM GOING TO JUMP AND GO TO THE TOP.IM GOING TO RISE AND IF FOR ANY REASON I FALL I WILL FALL ONLY TO RISE AGAIN.MOM I WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT EVERYTHING YOU WORKED HARD FOR IS GOING TO PAY OFF.WE STILL HAVE CONVERSATIONS EVERYDAY.I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.YOU MADE SO MANY FRIENDS AND NO ENEMIES.YES YOU WERE SO FULL OF EXCITEMENT ALL THE TIME BUT THATS WHY PEOPLE LIKED YOU.YOUR PERSONALITY YOU NEVER LET WHAT PEOPLE SAY GET TO YOU.YOU HAD MY BACK THOUGH EVERYTHING BASKETBALL SCHOOL FRIENDS OR ANYTHING YOU WERE THERE.NOT ONLY FOR ME BUT OTHERS TOO.MOM I LOVE YOU AND I KNOW YOU IN A BETTER PLACE MAKING SURE IM OK AND IAM.YOU ARE FOREVER WITH ME,IAM YOU

    LOVE KENNY

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