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Community gathers at Upstate church to honor loved ones lost to crime

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Community gathers for 17th annual Candlelight Vigil. (November 15, 2016 FOX Carolina) Community gathers for 17th annual Candlelight Vigil. (November 15, 2016 FOX Carolina)
Community gathers for 17th annual Candlelight Vigil. (November 15, 2016 FOX Carolina) Community gathers for 17th annual Candlelight Vigil. (November 15, 2016 FOX Carolina)
Willingham is shown with his mother. (Source: Family) Willingham is shown with his mother. (Source: Family)
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Loved ones gathered at an Upstate church on Tuesday for the 17th annual Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Crime – many of them with differing stories, but feeling the same pain.

The Greater Anderson Area Victim Advocates hosts the annual Candlelight Vigil for the families and friends of victims of crime to come together and remember their loved ones.

At the ceremony, the community pays tribute to lost loved ones through stories, photos and the lighting of a candle for each victim.

This year, the mother of deceased Upstate rapper Jugg Money attended the ceremony. Her son Brandon “Jugg Money” Willingham was killed in a drive-by shooting in June of 2014.

Previously:

Suspects in drive-by that killed local rapper denied bond

The ceremony provides an opportunity for the community to heal and be in the company of others who know first-hand how it feels to lose a loved one.

The Candlelight Vigil took place at The New Life Christian Center located on Pearman Dairy Road in Anderson.

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