Students at Florida State University gathered Monday night for a special memorial service to remember a student who was killed in a car accident last December. He would have graduated this week.
Friends and family of Brett Jones held a special candlelight vigil outside the Sandels building.
FSU President TK Wetherell presented Jones’s family with the Bachelor's Degree in Residential Sciences, which Jones would have received.
A bench was also dedicated in Jones’s honor.
Family members were overwhelmed with emotion.
"It was really nice of everybody everything they did, the degree and this whole memorial service tonight, was so wonderful,” says Brett’s mother Martha.
"He was something else, he was a good person. He was a real caring person, and it didn't matter who you were, he was just a caring person,” adds Brett’s father Bob.
Brett Jones would have been 23 years old.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.