ASU holds candlelight vigil for fallen student

ASU graduate student Mariah Myers was fatally injured in a car crash in McIntosh County on November 20th. / Facebook via ASU


Dozens of people gathered at Albany State University to celebrate the life of fallen student, Mariah Myers, on Wednesday night.

Students say an already tight-knit campus is sticking together and appreciating each other more now that another Golden Ram's life was lost.

23-year-old Myers was killed in an accident outside of Savannah last Tuesday â" and family, friends, faculty, and staff joined together to honor the life of someone they call an angel.

"Mariah was very, very fun. She was loving, she was always energetic. She always was an angel," said Miss ASU, Asia Cook.

"Mariah was definitely someone that you could not put into words. A leader, a true sister, an angel on earth," said ASU Alumni, Daia Ford.

"Mariah was always a happy person. Every time I seen Mariah, she always had a smile on her face, it doesn't matter if it was raining outside, she would always be smiling," said ASU Student Government Association Vice President, Dorian Gunter.

Friends say putting together a service is exactly what Mariah, a person who always gave back, would have done for a fellow student.

Friends also encouraged the crowd not to be sad but instead celebrate the life of someone who was loved by everyone.


A candlelight vigil is being held for an Albany State University student that passed away as a result of a vehicle accident on Wednesday, November 28th.

ASU graduate student Mariah Myers was fatally injured in a car crash in McIntosh County on November 20th.

The candlelight vigil will be held on November 28th at 8 PM in the ACAD Auditorium located on the Albany State University campus.

A wake will be held Friday, November 30th, at 6 PM at Prospect Baptist Church, Highway 99, 1033 Smith Road S.E., Crescent, Ga. while funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, December 1st, at the Mt. Zion Center located on Hwy 99 and Smith Road, Crescent, Ga.

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