Making sense of senseless

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM.

That is Gloria and that was, in large measure, Everett.

Strong of spine, huge of heart, gentle of spirit, a son reflecting the values he was raised with, carrying them with him through life, no matter the ups and downs tossed in front of his path, self-inflicted or not.

And comfort can also be wrung from the outreach of people of this community and their refusal to accept the terms under which Everett left this world. Here is but a sampling in the hours after his death was announced, left on The Star Facebook page.

And this is just a sampling:

Cee White – “this is so sad to hear”;

Barrett Lowry – “Praying for the Gant family”

Jake Richards – “Prayers with the Gant family. I’m so glad that the ignorance of (the shooters) actions and in some of the comments do not reflect how our community as a whole responded. Nor does it reflect on how the impact that Everett’s life had on others.”

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