Small Candle Light Vigil Held for Heather Dorris, LIVINGSTON, February 16, 2011 - A small candle light vigil was held at Anniversary Park in Livingston on the evening of February 15, 2011 in memory of Heather Dorris on what would've been Dorris' 26th birthday. The small gathering of friends, family, and sympathizers came together to remember a pretty young 25 year old lady whose life was snuffed out prematurely by a violent crime. (see story)
The gathering was opened up with prayer, a couple of people spoke including Dorris' mother, Melissa Segrest and Grandmother Bobbie Segrest. The gathering was solemn, quiet, and in spite of the pain had a beautiful peacefulness about it. Following the brief speeches, Amazing Grace was played as the group quietly sang along. Sheriff Hammack attended and also briefly addressed the gathering. The vigil then closed with a short prayer and concluded.
In a poignant moment, Heather's mother, Melissa, read a poem that she wrote:
I miss you more than ever, but I trust that God will open a door and show me how to go on without you, to give me some hope and comfort to for you are my life. I loved you so dear, and it breaks my heart not to have you near, but life goes on and I will to, I just wish I didn't have to go on without you. -- Melissa Segrest