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Hardaway H.S. homecoming queen, Brittany Meredith, laid to rest


Brittany Meredith was a woman whose personality and compassion made her stand out in the Columbus community and the crowds at her funeral reflect the number of lives she has touched.

"She was a very sweet, humble, caring girl, she had a beautiful homegoing. We couldn't have asked for anything better, we just thank all the family, friends, people who don't even know Brittany, for all your prayers and concerns," said her friend, Tiara Leggett. 

"She never did anything bad to anyone.  She'll be truly missed and she was good at whatever she did," said her brother, Jaylen Tyler Ridley.

"Some of these people didn't even know Brittany personally, but they knew her story. They knew of her and a lot of the good things she's done in the community," said her aunt, Natisha Garrett.

In addition to being an exemplary student, she was active in the community as a member of revelations missionary Baptist church and volunteered at the Boys and Girls club of Columbus. 

She was such an inspiring character that the city of Columbus honored her with a proclamation in council. Saturday, December 15, 2012, was officially known as Brittany, Britt Britt, Meredith day.

Shortly following her twentieth birthday this year, Brittany died after spending nearly four months in a coma.  She was involved in an August car accident from which she never recovered. 

Her extended stay in the hospital was very difficult for her family and it prolonged their suffering, but they take solace in knowing that she can finally be laid to rest

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