Mother of two sons recalls the pain of losing them to violence

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Families, friends and community leaders will gather on New Year’s Eve for a candlelight service to remember those who lost their lives to violence.

Elizabeth Watkins knows the pain of losing a loved one to violence. In 1990 she lost both of her sons to violence, and on New Year’s Eve she plans on attending the service to remember those lost and pray for an end to violence.

This will be the 23rd year for the memorial service that will be held at the Williams Temple Church of God located at 1500 North Union in north St. Louis.