Friends Remember Bainbridge Sisters Killed in Crash

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

When tragedy strikes a city of less than 15,000 people, almost everyone is affected.

"[It's] just unbelievable. [It's] hard and [I feel] sadness," said Bainbridge High Principal Tommie Howell. "And my heart and sympathies just go out to her mom and her family," he added.

So, when word spread that sisters Jocelyn and Jessica Alexander were killed in a crash on Highway 27 Wednesday night, friends and family at Bainbridge High were shaken.

"They did everything together, said Bitisha Shina, 18, a close friend and classmate. "They hung by each other's side all the time," she said.

Three people died on impact during Wednesday night's crash. The sisters were airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial, but they died on Thursday.

Eighteen-year-old Jocelyn was studying cosmetology at Bainbridge College, and 17-year-old Jessica was a-week-and-a-half shy of her senior prom.

"When you already have your dress and your date and everything, that's just really hard to know that her group is just gonna miss her so much and things won't be the same without her there," said longtime friend Malori Maxwell, 17.

Shina, a part of Jessica's prom group, added, "I was looking forward to going to prom and seeing her there in her dress and stuff. But now that shes' gone, it's gonna be very sad not seeing her there.

Bainbridge High held a moment of silence this morning to remember two sisters, their legacy and the community that will never forget them.

"On graduation night, we're all gonna be thinking about her," Maxwell said. "And just when we throw our hats, we know we're throwing them up to her and she's gonna be watching down on us."

Georgia State Patrol says three of the victims, Anastasia Footman, Rachel Harrell and Teddy Jones, have been released from the hospital. And Philip Mosley is recovering at Tallahassee Memorial.

Jocelyn and Jessica's funeral will be Tuesday at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM
    My heart goes out to the family. May God give you the strength to go on. I know it's not going to be easy, but God will see you through this time of sorrow. May God bless each of you is my prayer.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2011 at 09:35 AM
    I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that GOD guide you and give you the strenght to go on during your time of grieving.They may be gone but they will not be forgotten.My prayers are with you and your family this is aprayer i said when i lost my father and it help me so i would like to share it with you."The sorrow of death compassed me,Then i called upon the name of the Lord;O lord,I beseech thee,deliver my soul AMEN"
  • by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2011 at 07:54 AM
    MAY THE LORD SURROUND THIS FAMILY WITH HIS LOVE AND STRENGTH. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THIS FAMILY. THE LORD NOW HAS TWO MORE BEAUTIFUL ANGELS WORKING WITH HIM.
  • by mauricio Location: Attapulgus on Apr 12, 2011 at 05:27 AM
    you will be missed jessica and hate to see you go.
  • by SHELETHA Location: THOMASVILLE on Apr 11, 2011 at 07:03 PM
    MY HEART IS EXTREMELY HEAVY FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS CRASH. ITS SO HARD TO GRASP THE FACT THAT SO MANY DIED ALL AT ONCE. IM SURE JESSICA,JOCELYN, ASHLEY 3 BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADIES WILL ALL BE GREATLY MISSED AS WELL AS KEDRICK AND MR. MOSLEY. LORD I PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND HEALING OF THE HEARTS FOR THE FRIENDS FAMILY MEMBERS AND ESPECIALLY PARENTS OF THESE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG PEOPLE*****GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN***
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