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'That's Where Her Spirit Went': Remembering Markeisha Gilmore

Carver junior Marneisha Gilmore with the cut-out of her sister Markeisha Gilmore.
Cheryl Gerber
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WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio
Carver junior Marneisha Gilmore with the cut-out of her sister Markeisha Gilmore.

Our student-produced series "This Is Why It Matters" is mostly about the people our community has lost to gun violence. But one of our student producers, George Washington Carver High School junior Marneisha Gilmore, has a story that's a little different.

Marneisha's older sister, Markeisha Gilmore, was 18 years old when she died in an accident in January 2019. Markeisha loved to dance and listen to music. She had graduated from McDonogh 35 Senior High School, and was studying nursing at Louisiana State University.

One of the things Marneisha misses most about her sister is fussing with her over little things, like sharing French fries. Along with radio producer Eve Abrams, and WWNO education reporter Jess Clark, Marneisha produced this story about missing her sister and visiting Markeisha's spirit in her old room.

This piece was produced with support from Images and Voices of Hope and Do Good Nola.

Entergy Corporation Supports WWNO's education reporting.

Eve Abrams first fell in love with stories listening to her grandmother tell them; it’s been an addiction ever since.

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