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Dispatcher remembered at memorial service


Family, friends and colleagues took a moment to remember a 911 dispatcher who was killed in a car crash.

Last Tuesday, Keri Clark was driving on Veterans Parkway when she crashed into a Chatham County truck that was stopped in the right lane with its emergency lights on.

Clark left a mark on everyone she knew and even those she didn't. As a 911 dispatcher, she was credited with saving the lives of total strangers.  

Those who did know her used pictures, balloons and prayers to pay tribute to the young woman who was a beloved friend, co-worker, and daughter.

"Keri was my world, she was my best friend," said Clark's mother Deborah Clark.  

Her parents live out of town, but wanted to join her colleagues and friends for this special ceremony.

"We went shopping and we hung out in downtown Savannah and we just did things that normal people do, just enjoying the time here," said friend Rodez Reid.  

Even though her time here was cut short, Clark's friends and co-workers said she made an everlasting impact.

"I think God sent her here to bring us all closer together, to become one stronger family," said Reid.  

"It has just blessed my whole family to hear people talk so well about Keri, we always knew she was good girl and this really proves it," said Reid.  

As a final farewell, friends and family wrote messages on pink balloons that her parents released.

"I am sure we will all see her again, she's a wonderful person," said Reid.  

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