Street renamed in honor of Shreveport woman killed during 2015 National Night Out

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Shreveport woman killed driving to her neighborhood’s National Night Out event in 2015 was remembered and honored Tuesday.

Jesse Bradberry was driving to her neighborhood block party back in 2015 on Thornhill Street when an intoxicated driver hit and killed her.

On Tuesday night, Bradberry’s family remembered her life with a balloon release. Mayor Adrian Perkins and City Councilman Jerry Bowman also spoke at the event where they unveiled a street dedication in her honor.

“Something good has come out of it. Her name has gotten out there, not just the city, but many cities and the world because of her act of kindness. What she was in the process of doing. So she’s known more now that probably she would have been had she been living so bittersweet.” said Bradberry’s niece, Daphne Thibeaux.

“But today we’re going to take lemon, we’re going to take water, and we’re going to add some sugar and we’re going to make lemonade. We’re going to make some pink lemonade as a matter of fact because she was a two-time breast cancer survivor. So we’re just grateful for tonight.”

Thibeaux said her aunt’s name will now live on forever in her hometown.

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