Community honors Sharlotte McGill

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 10:39 AM

SPOKANE-- The Spokane community turned out Saturday morning to remember the victim of a violent stabbing earlier this month.

The Spokane Club hosted the memorial for club employee Billie McKinney, the daughter of Sharlotte McGill.

The club opened the memorial to the public, but employees still wanted this to feel like an intimate event for McKinney and her loved ones. Cameras were not allowed inside the Spokane Club, and her extended family said they understand why.

"It's never going to be an easy day for quite a while, I think. We're just pleased to be able to do whatever we can to assist her make her life just a little bit better," Spokane Club CEO John Pilcher said.

McKinney’s colleagues come together voluntarily to organize the event. They even spent the minutes just before the memorial putting on the finishing touches.

“It’s an honor to be part of this and see people come together and rally,” John Pilcher said. “There were some people who knew her from way back and people that knew her more recently. Really the spirit of Sharlotte McGill came out in today's service.”

About 70 people turned out for the memorial.

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