Family, friends remember life of Shirellda Terry 1 year after murder

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Family and friends, who are trying to heal, remember a young woman who was murdered last July.

The body of Shirellda Terry, 18, along with those of Shetisha Sheeley, 28, and Angela Deskins, 38, were discovered in East Cleveland, in the area of Hayden and Shaw avenues.

It's hard for loved ones of Terry to think the tragedy was already a year ago.

"We're celebrating Shirellda's life. You know, she was a vibrant child, and she loved people," said Rosey Terry, Shirellda's grandmother.

Terry tells Fox 8 her granddaughter is constantly in the hearts of loved ones.

On Saturday afternoon at the corner of St. Clair Avenue and East 146th Street, people gathered with song, prayer, balloons and food to remember the young woman.

Many mourn her often, including Terry's great-grandmother.

"A whole lot of nights, I live alone, and I'm there and I have to think about it," said Yvonne Calhoun.

Terry was last seen on East Clark Street not far from Saturday's event. People tell Fox 8 they remember searching for her in that area, and that's why they felt it was appropriate to remember Terry near there.

"We was right here on this corner when we looked for her, and people from everywhere came and gave us love and support," said Janet Calhoun, Terry's aunt. "We thought this would be the best place to celebrate her life."

"I was always told as long as you have them in your heart and your head, they'll always be with you," Terry's grandmother said.

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