LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – There was enough love to warm dozens of Cheryl Williamson’s family and friends who gathered in the cold to celebrate a life that was heartbreakingly cut short.
A year ago today, Williamson was at a downtown Louisville party at the Gillespie when she was killed after allegedly getting into an argument with someone outside of the Gillespie.
But as her loved ones prepared to release balloons into a cold windy afternoon, they also worked to let go of their sadness choosing to remember how Williamson lived.
The 24-year-old was home for the holidays just a few months shy of receiving her degree in fashion from Western Kentucky University.
Williamson would have been the first in her family to graduate college but her friends say there was never any doubt she was destined for greatness.
“She wanted to open her own store. I know she could have done it,” her friend Ebony Henderson said.
It’s a dream deferred by a killer who hasn’t been found.