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Memorial Ceremony for Maleah Davis

By Staff, 06/8/19 6:23 PM

Family, friends, and a heartbroken community met at the Red River Truck Stop in Hempstead County on Saturday, June 8 to honor the memory of four year Maleah Davis. Davis was reported missing to the Houston Police on Saturday, May 4. Nearly a month later on May 31 human remains were found on the I-30 Ramp in Fulton, Arkansas; and later confirmed to be those of the young girl. Before the ceremony began, a church group from Houston who were on their way to Little Rock for a church rally stopped by to see the memorial site and show their love to Maleah. Those in attendance wore pink, which was stated to be Davis’ favorite color. Everyone parked at the truck stop then together walked over the I-30 bridge to the memorial site. Brother Revel Kidd officiated the ceremony, Jesse Henry opened with the invocation, followed by the Mayor of Fulton, Henry Hale who read a poem “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou. Laura Beth Martin, Arnetta Bradford, Bitsy Carter, and Denisha Coultei also played part in the ceremony by speaking and singing. Members of the Hope Corvette Club, Bikers Against Child Abuse of Texarkana, and the Street Heat Diamonds biker groups were also present at the event. During the uncovering of a memorial sign bubbles and balloons were released.