Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jessica Chane' Waldron, You Are Missed...

On Sunday morning, a car drove by a Dallas club and opened fire on the crowd gathered outside. Jessica Chane' Waldron and friends were waiting outside for the valet to pull their car around. Chane' was shot during the incident and died later of her wounds.

I had the incredible opportunity to work with Chane' at SMU while in Residence Life and Student Housing. Chane' brought her energy, excitement, and bright, shining personality to everything she encountered. She was an excellent RA, an authentic life-assistant to the young men and women of McElvaney who were attempting to navigate their first years at SMU. Chane' will be greatly missed by so many people. Please join me in prayer for friends, family, and all those touched by the life of Jessica Chane' Waldron. Please join me in prayer for all those affected by senseless violence. Please join me in prayer for those who take an active role in senseless violence, that their hearts and lives may be transformed and that they may experience the grace, love, and peace of God.

Here is a link to the Dallas Morning News Story, which covers the incident but does not do justice to her amazing witness and life.

1 comment:

Jason said...

It is my hope that we continue to remember Jessica this time next year. As society pushes us to move beyond pain quickly perhaps it would be good to remind your readers of Jessica and her story and memory next year?