Family and friends of the late Alexis Wilson watched as released butterflies fluttered skyward Wednesday evening, July 27, in Irwin Park. The butterflies represented a consoling image for those gathered to remember Alexis who was killed early July 27, 2021, in an encounter with Dolton police.
More than a dozen people spoke at the memorial event, including her father Alonzo Wilson, her grandmother Blanche Curtis and her brother Christian Wilson who called each speaker forward.Butterfly imagery wove through the comments, including two original poems titled "My Pretty Butterfly," and a recollection of her aunt, Latrice Wilson . . .