Family and friends gather to remember Rashon Epps

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — A group of nearly one hundred gathered to remember Rashon Epps at the spot where she was shot in the head early Saturday morning.

“We knew she knew a lot of people,” said Kinisha Bester, Rashon’s sister.

The family was surprised at the turnout Thursday evening and was appreciative of the support.

“She was just a lovable person. She always gave,” Bester said. “She had stopped, really, living for herself. She was living for other people.”

For over an hour, the group prayed and remembered Rashon as multiple family members and people impacted by her spoke of her loving personality and how she spent her life ministering to others.

No one in the group knew of the domestic violence in Rashon’s marriage. Many present at the vigil were adamant that those who are affected by domestic violence find the strength to speak out.

With Rashon’s husband, Brian Epps, in custody, her family wanted to ask one question of the man who always smiled at them.

“Why? Why my sister,” James Bester, Rashon’s brother, said. “Why that day right before her birthday? Why?”

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