Prayer vigil for Helen Harrion - - Jackson, MS

Daughter speaks about mother's murder at prayer vigil

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Sorrow, mixed with praise and outrage, were the range of emotions at a prayer vigil for Ruth Helen Harrion.

The 67-year-old was killed in her Kingsroad Avenue home Tuesday.

Thursday night, family, friends, supporters, and concerned neighbors gathered there, not only to pray, but to sing and speak out against the atrocity that happened here.

Harrion's daughter said she was pleased with the turnout of so many people who loved her mother.

Angela Harrion also said she is disappointed in the Jackson Police Department, but hopes something positive will come from her mother's tragic death, "I knew when she made that call, that she's so humble to where she was expecting someone to come protect her and obviously that failed and failed us."

Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton admits mistakes were made in the handling of Harrion's 911 call the night of her murder.

Ruth Helen Harrion's funeral has been set for Saturday morning at 11 at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church on Medgar Evers Boulevard.

Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Services on Woodrow Wilson Avenue.

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