NEW ORLEANS — A funeral service was held Monday for Sharree Walls, one of two people killed when a suspected drunk driver slammed into a group of cyclists on Esplanade Avenue more than a week ago.
Walls, 27, was remembered as a loving and caring person who would take the extra step for those she knew.
“Sharree would do anything for anyone,” said one of her friends. “She would take me to Insomnia Cookies when I was having a bad day and if you look around this room, you can see how many lives she touched.”
The service at St. Peter Claver Church in Treme was filled with mourners.
Walls was killed when a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Tashonty Toney slammed into a group of cyclists and pedestrians, killing Walls and David Hynes and leaving seven others injured.
Toney remains in jail and faces two counts of vehicular homicide, seven counts of vehicular negligent injuring, hit-and-run driving and reckless operation of a vehicle.
In addition to the memories shared by several friends, Walls was given a special tribute by her sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha following the viewing.
At the end of the service, a second line was held from the doors of the church.