Memorial service for 4 family members
(07/28/03) MOUNT VERNON - Four members of one Mount Vernon family who died in a car accident in Pennsylvania were remembered Monday night. Hundreds of people gathered at the Christ Alive Christian Center on South 9th Avenue for a memorial service to say goodbye to Horace, Darren and Shane Wilson as well as Christopher Taylor.
Rhona Wilson is the only surviving member of the Wilson Family. She lost her husband, two kids and nephew in the July 18 accident. More than 300 people showed up for the service to comfort Rhona and her family.
Family members said the Wilson's were heading down to Maryland when they collided with a tractor-trailer. The accident happened after the family changed a flat tire and replaced it with a spare.
Many folks said Christopher Taylor, who lived with the Wilson's, loved to play basketball and was just recently starting to turn his life around.