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Family and friends remember IHOP worker one year after her death

Family and friends of Meshell Foxworth honor their friend (Source: KTRE Staff) Family and friends of Meshell Foxworth honor their friend (Source: KTRE Staff)
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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

It has been one year since Meshell Foxworth died from a lightning strike at a Lufkin IHOP. Family and friends returned to the scene of the tragic accident to remember a woman they say was full of life.

On May 22, 2013, Foxworth was leaving the restaurant after her shift ended when her umbrella was hit by a bolt of lightning.

Foxworth's friends say that everyday is hard but each day gets them closer to closure and happiness.

"It's been very tough," said best friend Audra Strickland. "There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about her. As this day got closer, I felt myself not wanting to get out of the bed. But she would always tell me, 'you need to get it together', so I got to get it together for her."

Foxworth's supporters released pink balloons in honor of her. Some of the balloons had special messages on them.

"We don't want her memory to die," Strickland said. "She did a lot for a lot of people. She changed a lot of lives."

Strickland said she hopes to be able to make this an annual event at the Lufkin IHOP.

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