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Hundreds Gather to Remember the Life of Julian Parrot

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STAUNTON, Va (WVIR) - Sunday hundreds met in the Robert E. Lee High School auditorium in Staunton to celebrate the life and mourn the death of 26- year-old Julian Parrott.
The pastor of Holy Cross Presbyterian Church that Parrott attended led the ceremony. The audience also heard from people who knew Parrot, including his cousin.

All of the speakers talked about the impact Parrott had on the Staunton community.

His cousin said a memorial facebook page already has over 1,000 likes in only a week.

Sunday’s service follows a vigil held on Monday that brought hundreds more out to honor Parrott's memory.

Pastor Rick Gilmartin says Parrott's loss will leave a hard to fill hole in many lives.

“Our congregation is grieving I think like the rest of the city is. I think the vigil on Monday night was a great example of that where you have almost 300 people from every swath of life in the city coming out because they were touched by this one guy." said Gilmartin

Parrott was killed May 8, in Staunton's Gypsy Hill Park, a place those who knew him say was his favorite in the city.

Police have a 16-year-old boy in custody in connection with Parrott's death. His identity is not being released because he is a minor.

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