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Celebration of life held for Savannah murder victim

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Sunday, a celebration of life for a Savannah murder victim was held. The event happening almost two years to the day since the death.

The parents of Lawrence Bryan IV hosted the event in Forsyth Park. 

The goal of the celebration of life is to encourage the youth in the community to be productive members of society. The day included a bicycle giveaway, motivational speakers and other personal item giveaways.

Bryan's parents started "LB4 and After" as a way to remember their son and encourage people to avoid a life of violence. 

"As long as they're above ground, there's an opportunity and a chance for them to advance and make good decisions," said Linda Wilder-Bryan, Miother of murder victim. "We can't do anything for the dead but love them. We all know that love is stronger than the grave, but the ones we need to fight for now are the ones who will be walking around this park."

Bryan continues, "We call it hue-manity. H-U-E-M-A-N-I-T-Y. Instead of humanity. Because it's going to take everybody from every background - poor, white, black, to make a difference in this community."

In January of this year, detectives charged 25-year-old Timone Hooper with Lawrence Bryan's murder. He is currently in federal custody in Jesup. No trial date has been set.

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