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Lounge dedicated to murdered school bus driver

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 20:09:12-05

Yolanda Jackson fought back the tears as she talked about her mother, Gloria Riley was murdered last November, "I know she touched everybody that she came in contact with."

Co-workers will tell you they remember hanging out with Gloria between shifts here in the lounge.

Friday they dedicated the employee lounge in Gloria's name. Yolanda said, "They better keep it clean when they get in here. If they knew her, they know what she wants."

Inside the building, family members shared the moment. Brenda Nixon, her sister said, "It means a lot to me because it let's me know that like she means the world to me that she means the world to other people as well."

Prayer provided support for a family still grieving and music to help calm their souls. Dozens of people coming together to celebrate a woman who meant so much to them.

"It was, I was overjoyed, like the fact that she touched everyone here just as much she touched us," said her granddaughter, Jamieshia Jordan. 

Yolanda says Gloria will be missed. "Just her smile, her presence, and the love that she gave to everyone, even people she did not know.