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Prayer vigil held

Corey Williams | The Brewton Standard The community joined together for a vigil in Jennings Park on Saturday to honor the late Devon Spencer and missing Brooke Bridges.

Corey Williams | The Brewton Standard
The community joined together for a vigil in Jennings Park on Saturday to honor the late Devon Spencer and missing Brooke Bridges.

More than 50 local residents attended a Saturday prayer vigil for missing Brewton teen Brooke Lee Bridges and the late Devon Spencer, the W.S. Neal Middle School student hit by a car earlier this month.

Family members of both children were among the crowd filled with friends, family and those wanting to offer comfort.

Corey Williams | The Brewton Standard Neighborhood friends wear t-shirts honoring Devon Spencer. Pictured is Anijah Stewart, Amani Stewart, Alexus Stewart, Eian Davis, Aftan Stewart and his sister India Spencer. Below: Picture of Devon’s friends from the neighborhood.

Corey Williams | The Brewton Standard
Neighborhood friends wear t-shirts honoring Devon Spencer. Pictured is Anijah Stewart, Amani Stewart, Alexus Stewart, Eian Davis, Aftan Stewart and his sister India Spencer. Below: Picture of Devon’s friends from the neighborhood.

Luke Golden, who along with event organizers Heather Nelson Sims and Jessica Parr, thanked the community for its support.

“We’re behind you through everything,” Golden told the crowd. “These are difficult times in our community. We should all band together, bend our head and ask for the Lord to help us.”

In addition to words from other local pastors and youth, the group also heard music and poetry.

On Monday, it was announced that Spencer will be laid to rest Saturday at 1 p.m. at Glory to God Ministry located at 4000 W Fairfield Drive in Pensacola, Fla.