Belinda Meadors keeps a small, slightly worn envelope in her purse. Inside the envelope is a Mother’s day letter from her daughter, Michelle. “You are everything to me,” Michelle wrote to her mother. The envelope was decorated in the pink ink often favored by teen-age girls. Belinda read the letter again on Sunday afternoon as she sat on a curb outside Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where Michelle, or Shelly, as everyone called her, died shortly after noon. She was 15 years old. Authorities don’t know the identity of her killer. “She was just an angel,” Belinda said. “She loved her family.” Shelly, from Louisville, KY., was vacationing in Destin with her friends Tiffany Logsdon and Lauren Smith, and Tiffany’s mother, Cindy Logsdon. They were all staying at the Holiday Inn in Destin. Shelly, Tiffany, and Lauren were standing on the sidewalk of U.S. Highway 98 in Destin, across from Big Kahuna’s, at about 8 p.m. on Saturday, waiting to cross the street, when a vehicle left the road and struck the teens. The driver didn’t stop.
In memory of Shelly Meadors
Betty Meadors Mattingly was Shelly’s grandmother and a great supporter of South Louisville community Ministries. She began this golf scramble in 2012 in honor of Shelly; and before work had even begun on the 2013 Scramble Betty became ill and died in November of 2012.
In memory of Betty Meadors Mattingly South Louisville Community Ministries
Honorary Chairman Denny Crum
Former Univ. of Lou. Basketball Coach Coach of the Cards 1971-2001. Two NCAA Championships and six Final Fours!
An interfaith association of churches, established to coordinate the efforts of various services to the community. To enhance the religious, educational, social, health, economic and community development aspects of quality and dignity of life.
South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM) has a 37 year record of service to Louisville’s south end. Founded in 1974 SLCM serves over 50 supporting churches encompassing 13 denominations. The service area is rich in diversity and encompasses all of zip codes 40214, 40215, and 40209 and 40208 south of Eastern Parkway/Industry Road. Service Map. The activities and services of South Louisville Community Ministries are available to all residents in which it serves without regard for income, race, color, national origin, religion or handicap of the participants.
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