Vigil For Six Year Old Zachery Bryant

Reported by: Shawn Lanier
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Updated: 4/21 9:50 am
WALKER COUNTY, GA (WDEF-TV) Many see the death of six-year-old Zachery Bryant as one that came way too soon.

In only 6 young years of his life, this young enthusiastic baseball player had already made an impact on many people's lives.

"This young man has lived a legacy already in his six short years,” said Pastor Allen Taylor

This candlelight vigil at the Rock Springs Baseball Fields were to honor the life of little Zachery Bryant, and also give his family the support they need at this time.

Emotions were on full display from many there. Parents, like Taylor, said this tragedy is more than he can understand.

"As a parent where they're sitting, I couldn't imagine what it would be like, number one I'm going to make that clear,” Taylor began. “I never experienced it and I hope I never do.”

The loss of Zachery comes many questions from some of his friend and teammates. They wanted to know where’s he at? And where’s he been?

President of Rock Springs Athletic Association, Donnie Brown, took on the task of answering those questions to five and six year olds.

"Zachery wouldn't be there for any more games and it was hard,” said Brown.

It was difficult for Brown because his last time seeing Zachery is one he will never forget.

“Saturday before he passed away I played him right over here on field three and I remember when we were giving each other high-fives just the smile that was on his face,” said Brown. “It didn't matter to him whether we one or loss."

The loss of Zachery to the Bryant family and the Walker County community will never be forgotten, and that will keep his memory alive

"He's in our eternal heaven now and that we will get to see him again, even though we won't get to see him right now but one day we will see him again,” Brown later added.

Many people at this vigil did not know the Bryant family.

They wanted to come out and support a member of their community through a very difficult time.
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