Christian Wilson talks about his relationship with his late sister, Alexis Wilson, during a memorial for her on July 27 at Irwin Park in Homewood. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
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Butterfly release, tributes honor memory of slain H-F graduate

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 . . .

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