Thousands pay tribute at memorial service for slain Uber Driver Marlo Medina

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Published Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 5:30 pm|Written by Andrea Sturdivant(WBTV News Intern)

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -Family, friends and members of the community say their final goodbyes to a great man. A tribute was paid for a memorial service for Marlo Medina-Chevez, 44, who lived a life worth remembering.

“This service for Mr. Medina we think of it as a more we see you later service says Sean Carter, Congregation Elder of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. ”

Monday afternoon thousands of people gathered outside the doors of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses for his memorial service. Many friends, family members and members of the church community came out to pay their respects.

“Mr. Medina was very devoted of sharing of his faith with other people, one of the tenants of his faith is resurrection. So, Mr. Medina as well as his family are sustained by that hope of resurrection, says Sean Carter, Congregation Elder of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.”

A husband, father of three, wonderful friend and family members who say he was always up for new adventure didn’t die because of sickness.  He is gone because of violence….

“We see that when there is an accident of senseless violence a tragedy such as this it is very difficult for us to come to terns with that , says Sean Carter, Congregation Elder of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.”

Their faith at Jehovah Witnesses teaches them about resurrection in re-awaking but his death is not overshadowing the life he just lived.

“The hope he had and his family has for the future. Seeing him again on the earthy paradise will be something that will bring comfort to all those who are here in attendance here, says Sean Carter, Congregation Elder of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.”

Cherished friends, family and members of the community talked of a man whose character was generous, funny, and down to earth man who always lend an helping hand to others.

“He was a very generous type of man and he always wanted to help others. We had a privilege to know him, says Victor Cruz, family friend.”

A sad day for many friends, family and strangers who came out to pay tribute for Marlo Medina. They ushered him out of his life, he just lived…

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