Friends of double homicide victim say goodbye

"Say, 'Miss Mary we will always love and miss you,'" said Jessica Cummings.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Some friends of Monday night's double homicide victim Mary Blevins sent balloons into the air Tuesday to say goodbye. Many are also mourning the loss of victim Nancy Young.

The neighbor who says Blevins was her best friend got some closure from this, but says she can't understand why any of it had to happen at all.

"Say, 'Miss Mary we will always love and miss you,'" Jessica Cummings told a group of children clutching balloons outside Blevins' mobile home. "Tell her, 'fly high.' One, two, three, you gotta let them go."

"Everybody knows she'll be loved and missed by a lot of people forever," Cummings tearfully told WZDX News. "Especially me, that's my best friend and she's gone."

Monday night Cummings sat and talked with Blevins as they often did before she told her she loved her and she'd be back later. That was the last time she saw her.

"It kills me because it just, it don't make sense," Cummings continued. "She didn't bother nobody. If she had it she would give it to you."

Police say 27-year old Otis Mayes from Boaz knew Blevins and confessed to shooting her and taking her prescription medication. They don't know why he then allegedly went down the street, shot 59-year old Nancy Young, and stole her car.

Young was well-known in the Huntsville artist community.

Cummings says Blevins had just gotten good news about her lung cancer.

"She loved everybody, she would help anybody. If she could help you she would," she said. "She meant everything to me."

"Rest in peace, Miss Mary," Cummings said to the sky as she watched the balloons ascend.

WZDX News is still hoping to speak with loved ones of Nancy Young who are coming to town. Many people have taken to Facebook to share their memories and condolences.


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