My prayers are with the family of my dear friend Lee Dawkins, who lost her battle with cancer Friday night. I grew up with and went to church with Lee and her family, and she was a strong, smart and beautiful woman, who was a great wife and mother. I know Lee is in Heaven and free of pain now, and I am grateful to God for that, but I specifically pray for God's Peace to be with her 2 daughters, Carlee and Everett, and her husband Bill. Her funeral and celebration of her life is tomorrow at 3.
My friend and colleague in the AL House, Rep Allen Treadaway, lost his daughter, Kelsey, age 31, when she was killed after being struck in the rear of her car by a drunk driver Saturday night in a tragic accident. Kelsey was a teacher and volleyball coach. My heart goes out to my friend and colleague Allen Treadaway and his wife Susan, and all their family. Allen's father was also killed by a drunk driver many years ago, which compounds this tragedy for the family. May God's Peace be with Allen, Susan and all their family.