Durham’s mother mourns the loss of 2 sons; organization recognizes Gun Violence Awareness Day

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — Sherry Williams knows the pain of losing a child. Gun violence in the town of Bull stole the lives of two of his sons. Her eldest son was killed in 2007 and her youngest, Jabari was killed last Thursday.

“To have to go through this a second time, it really hurts,” Williams said. “It all starts again. With my first son, I didn’t sleep and I didn’t eat. Now I’m back to the same routine of not sleeping and sleeping for maybe an hour or two.”

Gun violence is the leading cause of death among children in this country.

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence has joined Chapel Hill and Carrboro in calling on state lawmakers to act on tough gun legislation.

“Elected officials cannot, for some reason, reconcile the idea that there is a way to have guns in America and there is a way to protect us. Those two things can work together,” said board member Wesley McMahon.

City officials issued a proclamation recognizing Gun Violence Awareness Day. They raised an orange flag, which now flies on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

“I want them to remember and not forget. We are thinking of Uvalde, Buffalo, Tulsa and Ames. We are all worried that in five days we will continue. I hope this flag will remind people that we don’t we’re not going to continue,” he added. he said.

Moving on is something Williams will never do as all he has left are memories of his boys. She is just days away from resting her youngest son.

“Losing a child is difficult,” Williams said.

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