Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Mourners Honor Homeless Who Died In 2010

Mourners carried a symbolic casket as they honored the 19 homeless people who died in Louisville over the past year.

The Courier-Journal reports the annual event held on Tuesday as part of National Homeless Persons Memorial Day is the only funeral many of those who died would have.

Maria Price, executive director of St. John Center for Homeless Men, read the list. She later told The Courier-Journal about some of the people on it.

They included Jamie Vidalis. Price said he was always friendly but didn't like crowds and stayed outside as much as possible. He froze to death on Christmas Day last year.

Price said the 19 people on the list were more than just names read from a roster.

She said, "They had hopes and dreams and they struggled but they were all God's children."

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