JAMESTOWN – A candlelight vigil honoring the life and legacy of a Jamestown City Councilwoman who passes away last month will take place this weekend.
The vigil is happening at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Jackson-Taylor Park celebrating Ward III Councilwoman Victoria James. Her family will be taking donations for the Vickye James Memorial Fund and T-shirts will also be on sale.
James was laid to rest last week after she passed away peacefully following what is believed to be a heart attack. The 62-year-old spent more than a decade serving the residents of Jamestown in both city and county government.
Her daughter, in a previous interview with WNY News Now, says she would like to see a group or community center founded in honor of her mother, to help keep her legacy alive.
“She just helped so many of the kids that didn’t have that help at home, or if they weren’t even comfortable going home, they always knew that my mom would be there for them, and did not judge.” explained Qiana James. “She was definitely going to be there and do whatever, even if she didn’t have it, she was going to find it, a way to help that person out.”
This week Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist officially announced James’ successor, Regina Brackman, who will serve the remainder of the council term while running for election this fall.